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Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Visit the ancient tombs and temples of Luxor’s West Bank on a 4-hour, private tour with an Egyptologist guide. Explore three tombs in the Valley of the Kings, then pay your respects to Egypt's first female pharaoh at the Temple of Hatshepsut, and see the iconic Colossi of Memnon. This half-day tour offers the flexibility of a private experience, with the option to add on Tutankhamun’s tomb or visit an alabaster factory, and it includes pickup and drop-off at your Luxor accommodations.
  • Visit three tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Tour the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Round trip transport from your Luxor accommodations
  • Flexibility to customize for your interests
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Optional gratuities
Food and drink
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Departure Point

Hotels, cruise ships, or train station in Luxor

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start with pickup at your hotel or cruise ship in Luxor between 7am and 9am—the departure time on this private tour is up to you.

Drive into the Valley of the Kings, a necropolis for the ancient city of Thebes, a 45-minute drive through fields and mountains. You’ll see the rustic house where Howard Carter lived as he searched for Tutankhamun’s tomb, then visit a series of three elaborate tombs. Guides are not allowed inside the tombs, but you’ll get a briefing on the history of each one before you enter; if you’d like to add a visit to King Tutankhamun’s tomb, your guide can arrange the stop at an additional fee.

Continue to the nearby Temple of Hatshepsut, a beautifully-preserved structure with elegant colonnades and hieroglyphic decorations. Learn the story of the ancient Queen and Pharaoh as you tour the site, then visit the monolithic Colossi of Memnon that guard the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.

Begin the return trip to Luxor, with an optional stop at an alabaster factory to shop for souvenirs, and finish your tour with drop-off at your cruise ship or hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Valley of the Kings
Your Egyptology guide will collect you from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship at a time of your choosing between 7 and 9am. This is a private tour, so how long you spend at each of the sites on the itinerary is entirely up to you. Cross the Nile River to the West Bank, the city of the dead for the ancient city of Thebes, known as Luxor today. It's a scenic, 45-minute drive through lush crop fields and desolate sandstone mountains to your first stop, the Valley of the Kings. Along the way, your guide will point out the simple house where Howard Carter lived during his search for Tutankhamun's tomb. This desolate sandstone valley is where the kings of Thebes were buried. After you pay the entrance fee and take a quick look at the visitor's center, your guide will escort you to three richly decorated tombs: guides are not allowed inside the tombs, but he will tell you each mausoleum's story and what to look for. Should you wish to visit the Tomb of King Tut, an additional fee is payable.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colossi of Memnon
As you drive back towards the East Bank, enjoy a quick photo stop at the mighty Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues mark the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hatshpsot
Leaving the hot sands of the Valley of the Kings, it's a 10-minute drive to the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Your guide will explain the history of the temple and the story of Queen Hatshepsut, the famous female ruler of Egypt who posed as a male to enhance her power. Feel free to wander the vast colonnades and admire the intricate hieroglyphic decorations. Should you wish, your guide will be happy to escort you to an authentic alabaster factory. You can see how this famous local product is made and purchase genuine alabaster souvenirs. Once your tour is complete, your driver will return you to your hotel or cruise ship.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Airport pickup is an additional USD $5 per person payable upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Imperialegypt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour?
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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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour?
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 Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Luxor West Bank and Valley of the Kings Tour.

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Our tour was excellent - our guide...
av102
, Sep 2017
Our tour was excellent - our guide was very knowledgeable about the sites visited, provided clear and interesting commentary and was punctual in both picking us up and dropping us off. Would highly recommend this tour.

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