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Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) Tours and Activities

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Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans)

Creating the Valley of the Kings was no simple undertaking: a small army of builders, engineers, engravers and other workers was required to carve the dozens of tombs out of sheer rock over the centuries.

Naturally they all had to be housed somewhere, ideally not too far away. But it was only with the discovery of Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans), around the time of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb, that we learnt more about their living conditions.

The outlines of the “workmen’s village” are still clearly visible, and extant reliefs offer a fascinating portrait of everyday life. All of this makes Deir el-Medina a pleasant change after countless monuments glorifying the pharaohs and their morbid fixation on the afterlife.

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Deir el-Medina is beyond the floodplain on the Right Bank of the Nile. It is within reach of the Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings.

Address: Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt
Hours: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm
Admission: 30 L.E.
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Luxor Full Day Tour: Valley of Kings & Queens - Hatchepsut Temples And More

Luxor Full Day Tour: Valley of Kings & Queens - Hatchepsut Temples And More

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Whilst in Luxor you can take a Private Full Day Tour of the West Bank. Here you have the opportunity to visit the amazing Valley of the Kings, the Majestic Queen Hatchepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.. Then you will journey onto visit Medinet Habu and the fabulous Valley of the Queens.
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  • 8 hours
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$89.24
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$89.24
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Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

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Devote a day to the wonders of the West Bank on this full-day sightseeing tour from Luxor. With a qualified Egyptologist guide to show you the sights, travel to the Nile's western shores and investigate the age-old treasures scattered around the valleys and mountains. Explore three tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Ramses III. Plus, explore the Valley of the Artisans, where the ancient tomb builders once lived. The tour includes a delicious lunch and air-conditioned transportation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Valley Of The Nobles, Valley Of The Artisans and Deir El-Medina

Valley Of The Nobles, Valley Of The Artisans and Deir El-Medina

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The tombs in the Valley of the Kings may be famous. But the Valley of the Nobles and the Valley of the Artisans hold by far Luxor’s most beautiful grave paintings—most of them well preserved. See the tombs of Nakht, an ancient priest, and Menna, a government official, then marvel at the craft the painters brought to their own tombs, with your own private Egyptologist and transfers direct from your door.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Deir El Bahari, The Ramesseum and Deir el Medina day tour in luxor

Deir El Bahari, The Ramesseum and Deir el Medina day tour in luxor

Deir El Bahari, The Ramesseum and Deir el Medina day tour in luxor with hotel pick up by guide and driver with ac vehicle from your hotel in luxor to enjoy your west bank then transfer back safely to your hotel
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.00
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$67.00
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Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple, Valley of the Nobles and Deir El Madina

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Luxor Day Tour to Habu Temple, Valley of the Nobles and Deir El Madina

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Discover one of Luxor's unique day tours, and explore the temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis in the West Bank of Luxor in this private half-day guided tour. Take a deep look at the fascinating Mortuary temple of king Ramesses III at Madinat Habu Temple and its fortified walls. Feel the glory of the Nobles in their family tombs at the Valley of the Nobles. Enjoy the beauty of the local atmosphere of the ancient Egyptian workers at Deir El Madina (Valley of the Artisans). With door-to-door private transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle at your Luxor hotel or cruise ship.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.50
$70.00
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$70.00
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Private The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

Private The Best of Luxor in 2 Days from Luxor

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See the best that Luxor has to offer on this private 2-day tour. Visit the Valley of the Kings and a number of important ancient temples, including the Karnak Temple, with an Egyptologist to explain their significance and histories. Discover antiquities and treasures from ancient Egypt at the Luxor Museum, including artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, and a possibility to enjoy a hot air balloon ride over the city—not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.00
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$148.00
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Private The Best of Luxor in 3 Days from Luxor

Private The Best of Luxor in 3 Days from Luxor

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 Experience the best of Ancient Luxor with this three-day tour. On your first day, you'll see the Valley of the Kings, the Necropolis of Thebes, and the Temples of Queen Hatsheput and Ramses III. ON day two you'll head to the East Bank to see the Karnak Temples and the Luxor Museum. Your third day includes visits to the Valley of the Nobles and the Valley of the Queens along with the Mortuary Temple of Ramses II.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.00
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$282.00
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Private Tour to Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and Habu Temple

Private Tour to Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and Habu Temple

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Step into ancient Thebes on a private tour from Luxor to the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and Habu Temple. You’ll see the tombs of ancient queens, then enter the valley where Egyptian workers lived during the New Kingdom. Habu Temple has some of Luxor’s most beautifully preserved ancient art, depicting everything from fierce battles to festival scenes in brilliant colors. Traveling with a private guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, learning the fascinating stories behind each place you see.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina

Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina

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Peek into the lives of ordinary ancient Egyptians on this private 4-hour Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans tour from Luxor. With a private qualified Egyptologist guide, discover the painted tombs of two 18th-dynasty aristocrats — Menna and Nakht — at the Valley of the Nobles. Then, visit the incredible Valley of the Artisans, known as Deir el-Medina. See the crumbled homes where the artisans who built the royal tombs lived; hear fascinating details about their lives; and see the unique final judgment carvings inside the valley temple.
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  • 4 hours
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$61.54
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Private Habu Temple, Valley of the Artisans, Valley of the Queens from Luxor

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Private Habu Temple, Valley of the Artisans, Valley of the Queens from Luxor

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Visit Habu Temple, the Valley of the Artisans, and Valley of the Queens on private tour of Luxor’s West Bank that explores fascinating ancient art and architecture. With a personal guide to lead the way, you’ll learn the stories behind the vivid paintings at Habu Temple, as well as tombs built for both workers and royalty. Since this tour includes all entrance fees, round-trip transport from your hotel, water, and snacks, it’s a hassle-free way to experience Luxor’s West Bank, the site of ancient Thebes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Explore Luxor west bank in a full day tour

Explore Luxor west bank in a full day tour

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In Egypt you should never assume and never presume anything. You are now entering a world where logic seldom prevails. It's up to you to decide - wander and ponder or play it safe? Egypt is a country where you want to talk with someone who knows how everything works, the fastest time to get from A to B, can tell you what you are looking at - and where to find anything special that you are looking for in a temple. It's a country where it really is a good idea to have someone organise your transport and be willing to adapt to your wishes where and when it is possible, but also who is honest enough to tell you when something is not worth your time. That is me! And I have been doing it for so long now that it is totally natural and instinctive in me to understand what you are looking for, even if you can't actually put it into words. Our tour today is magnificent. you will get an emotional, almost teary reaction of being in the presence of something timeless
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Luxor Private Day Tour: Medinet Habu - City Monastery - Tombs of Nobles

Luxor Private Day Tour: Medinet Habu - City Monastery - Tombs of Nobles

Head to the West Bank and explore the history surrounding the ancient city of Thebes. Delve into Egypt’s past with a tour of historical monuments, including the most beautiful and largest Temple of the West Bank Medinet Habu Temple of another Pharaoh great warrior of the new Kingdom of King Ramses III. After this we will see the home of artists, craftsmen and workers who have built and decorated royal tombs in the Valley of Kings, in the village workers in the city monastery . Our trip ends with a visit to the Tombs of Nobles.
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  • 8 hours
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$58.47
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Habu Temple

Habu Temple

In ancient times Madinat Habu was known as Djanet and according to ancient belief was the place were Amun first appeared. Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and Later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple on the site.
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  • 3 to 4 minutes
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$49.24
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Private 4-Day Best of Luxor from Luxor

Private 4-Day Best of Luxor from Luxor

Private 4 days tour to see the best ancient monuments of the East and West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el Medina), the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles), the Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Museum, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Howard Carter House, Isis Temple and the Temple of Seti I.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$428.00
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$428.00
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Private Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

Private Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

Full private day tour to see the best monuments of the ancient West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el Medina), the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III) and the Colossi of Memnon. You will be guided by a licensed qualified Egyptologist tour guide . First you will be transported to the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Luxor. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. There you visit four royal tombs. Then you will be transported to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh. Then Valley of the Workers (Deir el-Medina). This is the place where the workmen of the royal tombs used to live. Then the Temple of Ramses III (Medinet Habu). Medinet Habu consists of a palace and a town enclosed within a defensive wall. Then last stop at The Colossi of Memnon.
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  • 8 hours
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$40.80
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$40.80
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Private 4-Day Best of Luxor from Luxor

Private 4-Day Best of Luxor from Luxor

Private 4 days tour to see the best ancient monuments of the East and West Bank in Luxor. These monuments include Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), Valley of the Artisans (Deir el Medina), the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), Tombs of the Nobles (Valley of the Nobles), the Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Museum, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Howard Carter House, Isis Temple and the Temple of Seti I.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$352.00
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$352.00
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Private Guided Luxor West bank queens valley, Habu temple, Deir Elmadina temple

Private Guided Luxor West bank queens valley, Habu temple, Deir Elmadina temple

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Cover three of Luxor’s most celebrated landmarks on this attraction-packed, Egyptologist-led half-day tour. Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and skip the hassle of arranging your own transportation. Stops on both the West Bank and East Bank include the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and the Temple of Habu, built by Ramses III.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$25.65
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$25.65
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full day Luxor+full day Aswan

full day Luxor+full day Aswan

Save you time and discover of of historical and beautiful cities in the word Luxor and Aswan ,this 2 full day tours covering the most important sightseeing in Luxor and aswan our tour guides very professional to saving your time and help you to take good pictures ,our price consider the cheapest one but in the same time the highest sevice
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Adventure day to West Bank

Adventure day to West Bank

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Ra Tour Guide Team will make sure that your experience in Egypt is a beautiful, memorable and hassle free tour. Let us take care of all the planning. We will make sure you have loads of beautiful pictures that you can take home with you. We also are very good photographer and know exactly where to take you to take those beautiful shots that you will be proud to share. Let us take care of your journey through Egypt. 
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.50
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$48.50
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Luxor Tour to valley of the queens & Valley of the Artisans & Tombs of Nobles

Luxor Tour to valley of the queens & Valley of the Artisans & Tombs of Nobles

Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your Luxor Hotel / Nile cruise Private tour at the Valley of the Queens Visit the Valley of the Artisans at Deir el-Medina Visit Tombs of the Nobles, Thebes Have your launch in a local restaurant
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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$82.06
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Half West Bank B

Half West Bank B

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you will start to visit the ancient Egyptian tombs at the valley of the artisans tour from Luxor with a private qualified Egyptologist tour guide. Explore the tombs cut in the mountain with a very colorful paintings from the 18 dynasty New kingdom period then you will see the tombs of dier El madina which is the most important area at the west bank of Luxor then you will see the murtury temple of Ramsess III "Madenit Habu Temple"
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.00
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$67.00
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Luxor West bank (Habu, Queen Valley, Deir Elmadina)

Luxor West bank (Habu, Queen Valley, Deir Elmadina)

- Discover new areas in the west bank ( Habu Temple, Deir Elmadina, Nobles Tombs and the valley of queens) - Included Lunch meal - excellent Egyptologist guide
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.29
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$101.29
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Tour to Habu temple and Ramseum in luxor west bank II

Tour to Habu temple and Ramseum in luxor west bank II

The Medinat Habu temple of King Ramses III showcases the well-preserved remains of memorial temples and workshops in ancient Thebes. Let a personal Egyptologist serve as your personal guide, and you’ll get an intimate look at the complex. With a half-day tour on the West Bank of Luxor, you’ll have time left in the day to do as you wish.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.85
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$83.85
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West bank tour

West bank tour

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This tour can be shared for less price if the number of travelers is more than 1 traveler . It is unique because of our commitment toward all our travelers . Our great organizing skills . Our knowledgeable tour guides . Our good drivers , clean and air-conditioned cars .
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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What are Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) hours of operation?
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Deir el-Medina (Valley of the Artisans) hours of operation: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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