Private Tour To Valley Of The Queens, Valley Of The Artisans, And Habu Temple - Luxor

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Tour guide will pick you up from the Lobby of your Hotel in Luxor
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a professional guided Tour to the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans "Deir el-Medina" and Madinat Habu Temple of king Ramses III. Includes pickup and drop off transfers from your hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor, entry fees, water and a certified Egyptologist tour guide.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Nile Holiday expert tour guide will pick you up to visit the necropolis of Thebes, start your private day tour at the Valley of the Queens, where wives and sons of Pharaohs were buried, it was known, in ancient times, as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning "the place of beauty". There are more than 90 known tombs, usually consisting of an entrance passage, a few short halls, and a sarcophagus chamber. The earliest may be that of Sitre, wife of Ramses I. The most notable are those of Nefertari, the favourite Queen of Ramses II, the tombs of Princes Amonhirkhopsef, Khaemwese and Sethirkhopsef and of a Ramesside Queen called Titi.
Proceed to visit the Valley of the workers at Deir el-Medina, the place was called Set Maat "The Place of Truth". It was home to the artisans and workmen responsible for constructing the royal tombs in the Valley of the kings. during the 18th 19th and 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (15501080 BC), You will enjoy exploring the ruins of the settlement of the village, the Ptolemaic temple, dedicated to the goddesses Hathor and Maat, consisting of a small building within a mud brick enclosure wall and two of the finest decorated tombs of Sennedjem, Inherkau, and the Tomb of Peshedu, a 19th-dynasty servant in the Place of Truth.
Continue to visit Habu Temple of Ramses III, the last great warrior pharaoh of the New Kingdom (1550 1080 BC), The Temple is best-preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples. It is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories of the king, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated. A royal palace was attached at the south of the Temple open forecourt, while priests dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple.
After finishing, You will be transferred back to your Nile Cruise / Hotel in Luxor

Inclusions

Pick up services from your hotel in Luxor and return

All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites

Qualified Egyptologist tour guide

Bottled water during the tours

All service charges and taxes

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Queens

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina)

Entry/Admission - Temple of Medinat Habu

Exclusions

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Queen Nefertari tomb extra cost EGP1400 per person -to be paid direct in Egyptian pounds, if wanted

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Oct-2022

    One of my favorite trips in Luxor, a must-see! My lovely tour guide (I'm so sad I forgot his name - Ash I think!) was amazing so informative. Very kind to my mother who felt a bit unwell. The tombs and temples were out of this world, beyond comprehension and worth every penny.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    We had the most fantastic time with our guide Walid who was more than exceptional. he was efficient kind and extremely knowledgeable. Gave us just the right amount of information. The driver was also great - he kept his eye open for us and drive across to meet us after each activity so we didn’t have to walk in the hot sun. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • 01-Sep-2022

    Walid was our tour guide. He and the tour were both overall wonderful. He is knowledgeable, engaging and informative regarding the tour and information. He also is also very warm and kind. I would highly recommend this tour and Walid to anyone, including my own family and friends.

  • 31-Jul-2022

    EXCEPTIONAL tour. Walked, our guide, was not only very knowledgeable about the sites, but very kind and funny; he even helped to arrange a private carriage ride around the city for us after the tour. The tombs in the Valley of the Artisans were particularly amazing. Could not recommend this tour more!

  • 18-Jun-2022

    Walid was the most knowledgeable guide I had in all of Egypt. Not only was his English excellent, but he is actually a real Egyptologist, unlike many of the fakes and touts that only claim to be. In fact, he has a Master's degree in Heiroglyophics, and can read the inscriptions in the temples like he's reading a magazine. He gave a quick lesson on the basics. The monuments themselves are very impressive. Medinet Habu has well preserved colour for an external building, and Nefertari's tomb was worth the extra admission price. The worker's tombs were interesting too, and extremely well preserved. In all, I highly recommend this tour.

  • 24-Apr-2022

    Moses was by far the best guide we had our entire time in Egypt. These places are less-visited, but they are honestly just as incredible. Thank you for the great trip!

  • 17-Mar-2022

    Best tour experience we had in Egypt by far. Achmed was knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and really enhanced our experience.

  • 12-Mar-2022

    Mohammed was a great tour guide with excellent English. His explanations were interesting and made the tour fun. All our destinations were nice and quiet (compared to some of the busier locations in Luxor) which made the tour relaxing.

  • 09-Jan-2022

    We were in Luxor and had already been to the Valley of the Kings so we wanted to visit a new site and found this tour -- we were really glad we did! The Valley of the Kings is quite amazing of course, but the Valleys of the Queens and Artisans is really special. Our first stop was at the Valley of the Artisans. There were very few tours there and we practically had it to ourselves. The tombs were built by the workers who made the Valley of the Kings but they were made for themselves, the artwork and detail is really good. The tombs are relatively small and you need to watch your head and be comfortable with stairs and narrow passages to enter them, but we loved how accessible it felt and how much more intimate it was than the bigger tourist attractions. And the artwork is amazing! From there we visited the Valley of the Queens and the main tombs there. They are really nice -- not as big or as intricate as the Kings ones but nice. Queen Nefertari's tomb is the big attraction here though -- it's quite expensive which is a surprise. Entry into the Valley of the Queens is only 100 EGP but entry to Nefertari's tomb is purchased separately and is 1,400 EGP alone! And your time in the tomb is restricted. If you can afford it though it's a must-see. The restoration of the tomb is thorough and it is considered by many (including me and my mom) as the best of the Egyptian tombs. The colors are vivid and the artwork and stories are wonderful. After the tombs we stopped at Habu temple. It's also a great site -- really nice and a huge temple. We were surprised at the size of it. Walid was our tour guide and we were very pleased to have him. I'd suggest asking for him if you have the option -- we did three tours through Viator while in Egypt and he was the best of our guides. He enjoyed what he did, didn't rush us or try to sell us things, and had great stories to tell!

  • 03-Oct-2021

    Nous avons passés un agréable moment en compagnie de notre guide Walid qui nous a très bien expliqué l’histoire des vallées et des temples. Walid est une personne très professionnelle et d’une très grande gentillesse. Je recommande cette excursion sans hésiter.

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