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Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings, Luxor

The Basics

The tombs in the Valley of the Kings offer a variety of experiences, and only a small number of the tombs are open on any given day. King Tut’s tomb is filled with bright, colorful wall paintings and also contains his linen-wrapped mummy in a glass display case, although many treasures from the tomb have been removed and are now displayed in the Egyptian Museum.

Tickets to the Valley of the Kings include entry to three tombs of your choice (depending on which are open to the public on the day). The Tomb of King Tutankhamun requires a separate ticket. Some tours combine a visit to the Valley of the Kings with a trip to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (at Deir el-Bahari), the Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), the Valley of the Nobles, or other destinations in Luxor.

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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
$89.24 per adult
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Our trip was excellent,...
Our trip was excellent, safe and pleasant. Our guide Roshdy is a knowledgeble and nice person, providing rich explanations on the attractions we have seen. Thank you.
Celso_C, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Luxor

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A well-informed tour (thank to guide Hanni) of the Luxor West Bank
Alejandro_N, Apr 2022
Luxor Private Tour : West Bank - Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon
Our visit to the Luxor West Bank sites (including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Palace, the Colossi of Memnon) was well conducted by Hanni, whose English was good enough to convey stories and the meaning behind the tombs, palace and monuments we visited. Thank you to our guide Hanni and to Viator for making the booking and scheduling process seamless.
star-5
Great experience
Ehab_H, Aug 2022
2-Day Tour: Karnak & Luxor Temples Valley of the Kings Hatshepsut Temple &Memnon
If you want a truly great experience of Luxor book this tour Mohsen is very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and very friendly. I had an awesome time so Thank you!!!
star-5
Viator is the way to go❤️
fiona_m, Jul 2022
Private Guided Tour to Valley of the Kings
The guide Rajab was excellent as was the driver. He told us what we wanted to know and explained all the history which I loved. Amazing guide.
star-5
Great Tour
Todd_G, Jul 2022
4-Hours private Tour Valley Kings & Queen Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor with Lunch
We had a great time and were well taken care of by Ramon. Very knowledgeable and had the perfect timing at each site for our family.
star-5
Excellent trip with reliable tour operator
Jan_F, Jul 2022
Day trip to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada
IT was my second trip to this place. First tíme it was fine but iincomparable with this trip. Excellent communication with tour operator štartéd just before the trip itself. We got all information we needed. Pick Up was exactly at tíme that was avised and transportation comfortable and Safe. Our guide was nôt only friendly and helpful but he really acted as a knowleable professional. In one day we saw and experienced a lot od beautiful things in good and relaxing pace.
star-5
An excellent tour overall!!
Steven_S, Jun 2022
Luxor Full Day Tour: Valley of Kings & Queens - Hatchepsut Temples And More
We want to thank Roshdy so much for taking good care of us! His knowledge on Egypt is excellent! He was way more thank an excellent tour guide, he helped us with go to a pharmacy and helped us with buying fruits to bring back home. We hope to see him soon next time we return to Egypt
star-5
Great experience
Maria_J, Jun 2022
Luxor Full Day Tour: Valley of Kings & Queens - Hatchepsut Temples And More
Our trip with Roshdy, our guide was amazing. He made sure to show us the best tombs and did a great job explaining the stories behind the hieroglyphics. I would definitely recommend him and this tour.
star-5
I would recommend this tour
Chi_Z, Jun 2022
4-Hours private Tour Valley Kings & Queen Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor with Lunch
Nice, friendly and patient guider. Delicious lunch. Good planed sightseeing route, so that man can see every points in west bank. But the English can improve a little bit more.
star-5
Great cultural experience with expert staff
Kevin_H, Jun 2022
Day trip to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings from Hurghada
Getting out of the touristy Hurghada to drive through the desert and less touristy cities was a great start and was worth the early rise and long commute. The drivers were friendly and drove safe! Luxor and the sights there are great, a must-see for sure! Our guide, Mohammed, guided my girlfriend and I in English and a German couple in fluent German. He was very knowledgeable, as he is a Egyptologist, and ensured a great experience! Thanks again!
star-5
Great tour
Fayyaad_S, Jun 2022
Small group Hurghada to Luxor, Valley of the Kings by Van
Excellent tour and well worth it. We were picked up on time at the hotel and the day before we received a confirmation pick-up message. The drivers were very polite. Our tour guide Nana was great. She was concised and explained the relevant history, made it very interesting for us. We were very well looked after by Nana. She ensured we were all well hydrated after most stops. Many thanks to Nana and the team.
star-5
Well organized tour that...
MuhammadAli_A, Jun 2022
Small group Hurghada to Luxor, Valley of the Kings by Van
Well organized tour that takes to most of the sites around Luxor! The short boat ride in the bike was a good addition however the cost of that isn’t included in the trip. The guide was informative, provided water and snacks throughout the trip. It can be long so please bring a power bank to charge phone or camera. Overall I definitely recommend this to others!
star-5
Excellent
TMEnamul_H, Jun 2022
Private Half Day West Bank Tour to Valley of the Kings Queen Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
Awesome tour with full of excitement … everyone needs to work hard to enjoy the excitement of the tour, because of mountainous area…
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Valley of the Kings is a must-visit spot for travelers interested in ancient Egyptian history and archaeology.

  • The site is very sunny, so bring plenty of sun protection and wear protective clothing.

  • You must purchase passes to take pictures inside the tombs.

  • The site’s rough ground and steep stairs make the site unsuitable for visitors in wheelchairs or pushing strollers.

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How to Get There

The Valley of the Kings is located on Kings Valley Road on the West Bank of the Nile, a roughly 40-minute drive from downtown Luxor. Guided tours of the site include transportation, and you can also hire a taxi to take you to the site and wait for you while you see the tombs; before leaving, you should agree on the price and duration of your trip.

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When to Get There

The Valley of the Kings is most comfortable in the early morning, before temperatures soar. Only some tombs are open on any given day, and the site does not post a regular schedule for the openings and closings.

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Visiting the Valley of the Nobles

While many of Egypt’s pharaohs were interred at the Valley of the Kings, the elites were laid to rest in the nearby Valley of the Nobles. Visit these tombs to see vivid wall paintings depicting daily life in ancient Egypt, including images of grand feasts, colorful animals, and artisans at work. Due to its proximity to the Valley of the Kings, the two valleys are often seen together, along with the nearby Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Valley of the Kings?
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