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Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles

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Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles

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Explore the temples and tombs of the Theben necropolis on a private half-day tour from Luxor to the Ramesseum, the Temple of Medinat Habu, and the Valley of the Nobles. This private tour accommodates your group of up to 15 people, and includes pickup and drop-off in Luxor, entrance fees, and guided visits with your Egyptologist guide. This private tour can be customized to your schedule with a variety of start times, including early departures that take advantage of cooler morning temperatures.
  • Half-day private trip from Luxor
  • Visit three ancient sites with an experienced guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in Luxor
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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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 tour
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Traveler pickup is offered
Your Tour guide will pick you up from the Lobby of your Hotel in Luxor

Begin with pickup at your cruise ship or Luxor hotel at a morning time that suits you best, then travel to the Ramesseum Temple in a private vehicle, a roughly 40-minute trip. Explore the mortuary temple that was built by Pharaoh Ramesses II, from the king’s massive, 62-foot (19-mt) memorial statue to a series of intricate reliefs depicting battles and festival scenes.

Continue to the Temple of Medinat Habu for the second stop of the day: visit a royal palace, temples, and a series of wall carvings that depict memorial scenes and Ramesses III’s defeat of the Sea Peoples.

After your time at the Temple of Medinat Habu, travel to the Valley of the Nobles, a sprawling collection of tombs that’s far less visited than the Valley of the Kings. Take in scenes of the owners’ daily lives, as well as depictions of the afterlife. Following the Valley of the Nobles, begin the return trip to Luxor, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.
Itinerary
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Valley of the Nobles
Your local Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your Luxor Hotel / Nile Cruise and then start to visit the Theban necropolis in Luxor west bank of the River Nile. Start at the Valley of the Nobles, where the ancient Egypt’s nobles tombs and high officials were scattered through the rocky hills on the West Bank of Luxor at el Qurna hills, the majority of the tombs dating to the Golden Age of Thebes during the New Kingdom (1550 – 1080BC). The Nobles tombs are decorated with daily live scenes, funerals, and ideal afterlives of their owners. These tombs provide us with a wealth of information about life and religious beliefs in ancient Egypt. Their beauty also attests to the skill and creativity of the ancient Egyptian artisans
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
Proceed to visit the Ramesseum, the memorial temple of King Ramses II. The Ramesseum temple is famous for its 19 metre (62 feet) high seated statue and weighing more than 1000 tons of Ramses II (of which only fragments are left), that the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley penned his sonnet "Ozymandias". The walls of the Ramesseum temple, which is only about half preserved, are decorated with reliefs, including scenes depicting the Battle of Kadesh, the Syrian wars, and the Festival of Amon Min.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Medinat Habu
Move on to Madinat Habu Temple of king Ramses III. The Temple is the best-preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples. It is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories of the king in three wars, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated. A royal palace was built at the south of the Temple open forecourt, while priests’ dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple. After finished, you will be transferred back to your Hotel or Nile Cruise in Luxor.
Duration: 1 hour 
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Nile Holiday
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  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles?
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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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steven_z
, Sep 2021
What an experience… please make time and check out Ramesseum, Habu temple and the valley of the nobles. Habu temple is a one of a kind location to check out. It shows more details about Ramesses in his daily life. Also you can see how the temple was hellenized and appropriated for the Byzantines. The Valley of the Nobles tombs sell themselves with their well preserved wall paintings of their daily lives in the past.
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AvidTraveler666
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Mahmoud and driver Chesley were wonderful. Mahmoud was through in explaining each site. We accessed the West Bank of the Nile River, by crossing the recent bridge built in 1992 to get to the Valley of the Nobles. There we saw the Colossi of Menon for which we were told the nile River use to reach the entrance. The two statues were colossal and were bigger than human life could conceive, similar to how the Kings perceived themselves at that time. As we continued our journey we reached the tomb of Nakht and Menna. who lived during the 18th Dynasty. As a noble person, Mean was responsible for surveying the fields and recording the inventory of the harvest. Mahmoud was detailed in his explanation making sure that we had an understanding of what we were seeing. But was was more amazing was the art work and literature that was on the wall as a result of the drawings and documentation of the ancient Egyptians. No story book can describe it to you, you must come and witness it for yourself. As you stand in the Valley of the Nobles, which is dry and desert land and look our towards the nile you see the lushness of the land before you. Where the Nile becomes the source for which the farmland can be cultivated. This tour is amazing and it would require so much more space to capture all that we saw and felt, but need less to say Habu Temple and Rameseeum Temple were just as amazing and our tour guide Mahmoud was top-notch!!! Just be prepared if you travel in the Summer, the weather is HOT!!!
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WOW this was a very informational trip...
Julie A
, Sep 2018
WOW this was a very informational trip if you get the right guide that explains how things worked back in the old times and points out a-lot as you go. The pace was really good, our driver was good and I felt very safe!
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Go43809552278
, Mar 2019
Bonne agence, flexibilité pour les horaires Temple de medinet habu slendide et meconnu . Guide tres gentil mais francais. approximatif

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