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Luxor: West Bank Kings and Queens Private Tour with Lunch 

1. Luxor: West Bank Kings and Queens Private Tour with Lunch 

Step back in time on a private tour of Luxor’s West Bank’s most impressive ancient Egyptian sites. Sitting to the west of the Nile River, you’ll visit the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Kings, the beautiful Hatshepsut Temple, and the mighty Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is included. Start your West Bank adventure in the morning when you meet your Egyptologist guide and driver at your Luxor hotel. Settle in for the air-conditioned driver to the West Bank and step back in history. Your tour begins at the Valley of the Kings, with 64 royal tombs ranging from small, pit tombs to huge labyrinths with over 120 corridors and chambers. When Egyptian kings no longer undertook great building projects like the pyramids, The Valley of the Kings became the new burial location. Continue your tour at the Valley of the Queens, where you’ll find the stunning Tomb of Nefertari, which is arguably the most beautiful in Egypt. With fewer crowds, you’ll soon see why this site is such a treasure. Moving on your next stop is the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut, which is a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Discover the secrets and the story behind this unique piece of art and the impressive woman who inspired its construction. Before heading back to Luxor, enjoy a quick visit to the massive Colossi of Memnon. The towering statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep II are the best-preserved remains of what was the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III. After your amazing journey through Luxor’s West Bank, relax and enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a typical local restaurant before your driver takes you back to your accommodation.

From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

2. From Cairo: Luxor Guided Tour with Overnight 1st Class Bus

Day 1: Start your adventure with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. After a short meet and greet with your driver, climb into your booked mode of transport (depending on option selected). Day 2: When you arrive in Luxor, start your tour by meeting your friendly and professional licensed tour guide. Hop into your private air-conditioned vehicle and explore some of the most important historical monuments in Egypt. Get out at the West Bank and discover the valley of kings on the west bank of Luxor.  Discover the remarkable tombs and see the last resting place of the kings Ramssess III, Ramssess VI, Mrenptah & Tut-Ankh-Amon (tombs are open and closed based on the restoration schedule, however the best 3 open tombs will be visited). Continue on to see the Queen Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only female ruler who ruled Egypt for 20-years with wealth and peace. See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense). Travel to the East Bank to admire the Complex of Karnak which is considered to be one of the largest temples in the world. Make a final stop before you leave this magical place at the magnificent Luxor Temple, a large ancient Egyptian temple.

Luxor Day Trip from Hurghada

3. Luxor Day Trip from Hurghada

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt on this fun and fascinating full-day guided tour from your hotel. Start with a pickup from your hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and a transfer to Luxor city. Explore the huge Temple of Karnak. See its lighted avenue of sphinxes, Impressive Hieroglyphs, and columns as you make your way through the complex. Go to the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the only woman Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, rich with artwork, some of which still containing vibrant colors. Visit the impressive Valley of the Queens, and marvel at the giant statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Cross the River Nile from East Bank to West Bank by boat and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before you explore the vast Temple of Karnak. Head back to your hotel at the end of the day filled with wonderful memories.

Luxor: Valley of the Kings & Queens Guided Tour with Lunch

4. Luxor: Valley of the Kings & Queens Guided Tour with Lunch

Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Luxor to Join a small group of our customers to explore some phenomenal sites, Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Kings, and Colossi of Memnon  Start the tour with The Valley of the Kings, once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh, or the Place of Truth, The Valley of the Kings has 63 magnificent royal tombs. The move to The Valley of The Queens, There are nearly 80 tombs in the Valley of the Queens. They belonged to Queens, Princes, and other members of the royal families. The last stop will be the Colossi of Memnon, you'll be fascinated by ancient Egyptian culture and beliefs. The Colossi are one of the most well-preserved examples of ancient Egyptian art and architecture. Known as an acoustic wonder of the ancient world, this attraction in Egypt is a must-visit. After the Spectacular visit, relax and enjoy the Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant. and then our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Luxor safe and sound. 

From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise + Ballon & Abu Simbel

5. From Luxor: 7-Night Nile River Cruise + Ballon & Abu Simbel

Discover ancient Egypt on a 7-cruise down the Nile from Luxor. See the Valley of the Kings, explore Edfu Temple, and marvel at the Temple of Isis. Day 1: LuxorAfter getting picked up from Luxor International Airport or your hotel, board your motor boat and travel downstream to the West Bank. Here, see the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Carter House, where you can admire treasures belonging to Tutankhamun. Spend the night on your ship, cruising down the Nile. Day 2: LuxorRise before sunrise and enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you take a hot air balloon ride over the city. Watch as the sunlight illuminates the city and its surroundings before heading back to the boat. Sail through ancient villages and beautiful islands and discover true Egyptian culture. Arrive at Esna in the evening. Day 3: Edfu - Kom OmboArrive in the city of Edfu in the morning and enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride to Edfu temple, the largest Ptolemaic temple in Egypt.   In the afternoon, travel to Kom Ombo, enjoying a refreshing drink on the boat’s sun deck as you cruise. In Kom Ombo, visit the city’s unique temple, dedicated to two gods, and discover the contrasting architecture of both sides. Day 4: AswanCruise to Aswan, a city famous for its Nubian culture. After breakfast, head to the Temple of Isis on Philae Island and visit the High Dam, which provides electricity to the residents of the Nile. Later, enjoy some free time if you want to discover the city and its ancient market by yourself. Day 5: Abu SimbelArrive at the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel in the morning and spend the day exploring this historic temple complex. Day 6: AswanBegin the sailing journey back to Luxor. As you sail, take stunning photos of the Nubian islands and villages that you pass. Day 7: CruisingSpend the day relaxing on the ship as you sail down the Nile. Sleep overnight on the boat. Day 8: LuxorAfter breakfast, enjoy a tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the Karnak temple, the biggest temple complex in the world, as well as the beautiful Luxor temple. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your accommodation or at the airport in Luxor.

From Luxor: Special West Bank Private tour with Lunch 

6. From Luxor: Special West Bank Private tour with Lunch 

Start the adventure in Luxor in the morning, our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Luxor. Starting the tour with the Valley of the Queens,  the stunning Tomb of Nefertari – is arguably the most beautiful in Egypt. Throw in far fewer crowds and a chance to explore one of Luxor’s lesser-visited spots, and you’ll see why it’s such a treasure.  Moving to the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut, which is it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture, enjoy discovering the secrets and the story behind this unique piece of art.  Lastly, enjoy a quick visit to the massive Colossi of Memnon, and take many beautiful pictures with friends and family. After the amazing journey in Luxor, relax and enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant before your driver takes you back to your accommodation safe and sound. 

Luxor: Medinat Habu & Valley of the Queens Private Day Tour

7. Luxor: Medinat Habu & Valley of the Queens Private Day Tour

At 8:00 am Pickup from your Hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor by Sun Pyramids Tours Egyptologist Tour guide then you will be transferred by Private A/C Vehicle to the West Bank of the Nile where you will visit Medinat Habu, it is an archaeological locality situated near the foot of the Theban Hills on the West Bank of the River Nile opposite the modern city of Luxor. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III The temple, some 150m long, is of orthodox design, and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). Then continue your day Tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the worker, Deir el-Medina is an ancient Egyptian village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (ca. 1550–1080 BC) the paintings appear so fresh. End your day Tour with a visit to Valley of the Queens it’s is a place where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –”the place of the Children of the Pharaoh”, because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550–1070 BCE) many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. Transfer back to your hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor. Note: If your hotel is in the west bank, There will be an extra cost added to the current price

From Marsa Alam: 2-Day Luxor Tour with Hot Air Balloon

8. From Marsa Alam: 2-Day Luxor Tour with Hot Air Balloon

Day 1/ Our representative will pick you up from your accommodation in Marsa Alam at 6 am, to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing car trip to Luxor.  Upon arrival, your private guide will be waiting for you to take you to enjoy an Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant before heading to explore the beautiful and historic city of Luxor, enjoy visiting Luxor's East Bank, starting with The biggest temple in Luxor, The Karnak Temple, which is home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - combining the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1500 years. The next destination is the temple of Luxor, This beautiful temple was the main function during the annual Opet celebrations After the interesting visit, our driver will take you to the hotel booked for you in Luxor to have some rest before he picks you up one more time at about 9 pm to take you to enjoy dinner in a local restaurant in the city. and then back to the hotel to spend the night. Day 2/ Enjoy an early start for one of the best if not the best experience in Luxor, The hot air balloon ride. Our driver will pick you up from the reception to join a small group and take you to the hot air balloon ride airport. enjoy watching the magical sights of Luxor and drift by below. after the magical ride, the driver will take you back to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast, kindly check out and leave with your luggage when the guide picks you up for the visit after breakfast.  starting with the West Bank, The Valley of the Kings, In a world governed by the rules of the afterlife, ancient Egyptians gave much importance to their burial places. Looking like a boring, rocky gorge from the outside, the Valley of the Pharaohs hides its gold and charm underneath! The visitors, upon their arrival at the valley, are rewarded with its awe-inspiring inscriptions and astonishing chambers. Be one of them, and let’s tour the Valley of the Kings! Moving to the next site, The monetary Temple of Hatshepsut, the inscriptions on the walls of the temple express the story of Queen Hatshepsut's birth story and her trade trips to Punt, now known as the modern state of Somalia or the Arabian Peninsula. The last stop will be the massive colossi of Memnon, enjoy taking many amazing and fun pictures with friends and family. After the unique adventure, the driver take you to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and enjoy a relaxing felucca ride in The Nile before he drives you back to Marsa Alam and drops you off at your accommodation safe and sound.  

From Aswan:4 Days Nile Cruise Luxor Abu Simbel & Air Balloon

9. From Aswan:4 Days Nile Cruise Luxor Abu Simbel & Air Balloon

Day 1 : Arrival transfer to the Nile cruise -Will pick you up from Aswan to check in on Nile cruise ( Aswan Airport / Railway Station / Hotel in Aswan ) -Visit : High Dam -Temple of Philae Day 2: Abu Simbel& Navigation to Kom Ombo Temple -Will visit Abu Simbel Around 4:30, your guide will pick you up for Abu Simbel trip ( sharing a small group ) -Temple of Kom Ombo Day3: Edfu Temple & Arrive Luxor -Temple of Horus -Luxor Temple Day 4: Balloon Ride, Luxor& Departure Transfer -Begin around 5:00Am pick you up for incredible trip 30 to 45 minutes Hot Air Balloon -Colossi of Memnon -Valley of the kings -Temple of Hatshepsut -Temple of Karnak Finally. transfer to (Luxor hotel/ Luxor Airport / Railway station) Around 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

10. Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

• Day one: Begin the experience with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cairo and a transfer to the airport for your 6:00 AM flight to Luxor. After landing, simply look out for a sign with your name and meet your expert tour guide. Start the tour right away with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, where you will discover the tombs of various dynasties including the The Temple of Deir El Bahari. Admire the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic sitting statues facing the Nile and representing Amenophis III. Explore also the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and then have lunch at a local restaurant (beverages not included). After lunch, continue to the East Bank and see the courtyard and granite statues of Ramses the Great at the Luxor Temple. Marvel at the series of temples built over different reigns that make up Karnak. Beginning with the Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypo-style hall with its 134 giant columns. Admire the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to your hotel in Luxor for an overnight stay at Ibrotel Luxor Hotel. • Day two: Get picked up from your hotel by a licensed tour guide in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and head to the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Medinat Habu, an archaeological site situated near the foot of the Theban Hills opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. The temple, some 492 feet, is of orthodox design and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). You will also have the chance to visit some other temples inside Habu Temple such as the Temple of Amun, which dates to the 18th Dynasty and was built by Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Continue your day tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the Worker. Later transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo and hotel drop-off following landing.

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4.6 / 5

based on 88 reviews

My rating concerns the service of the tour operator and the guide. For plateau very often and accessible I was able to make some changes to my visit before the Tour and the operator very available and very open. My guide also go an excellent person a self-taught Spanish speaker of excellent human quality who accompanied me and to ask in December I have the bus line and pick me up when he dropped me off at the bus station of go bus. The kiffe made me aware of all the options I had at each of the sites but practically left to improvise to measure each stage of the tour. The round trip coach from Cairo to Luxor elegant and comfortable trunk insect which concerns the part of the seats on the other hand even in autumn or the temperatures do not exceed 27 degrees he tries the air conditioning at all costs even at night and it is cold you have to plan a jacket and the toilets did not put paper or soap but for that...

A fairly comfortable bus you have access to wifi as well as adjustable seats and a tablet with games and several films. There are breaks during the range to stretch your legs as well as a lunchbox. We also had the visit of Luxor with our guide Youssef who was super nice and attentive to our request. He is passionate about his work and has taught us a lot of things. Our driver Fares was great and stayed with us at the station until we got on the bus and our driver in Luxor Mustapha was very nice to us. Good job I really recommend. Everything is beautiful

Very well organised. I was taken care of the moment I stepped out of my door. My guide in Luxor was Sam. He was absolutely brilliant! A lovely chap to spend 2 days with, he was extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip!

The service is impeccable. The buffet is excellent and very varied. The boat is not recent but it gives it a certain cachet. The staff are very helpful and attentive. A great experience!!!

Great tour, bus transfer, snack included, the guide in Italian super good and kind, amazing places, I highly recommend it.