ABYDOS AND DENDERA

PRIVATE TOUR: ABYDOS AND DENDERA DAY TOUR
Explore the enchanting temples of Dendera and Abydos on the west bank of the Nile
( 3 Reviews)
from/per person
130 /Adult
65 / Child

Highlights

  • Take a fascinating private tour to Dendera and Abydos in the company of your own Egyptologist guide
  • Dendera is an ancient temple complex in Egypt dating back to the Ptolemaic dynasty
  • The temple complex of Dendera was a site for chapels from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt
  • Enter the ancient Egyptian temple of Dendera and walk through a massive gate
  • At Abydos, marvel archaeological remains from the ancient Egyptian dynasties

Description

Accompanied by your private guide, you will be taken to Abydos where the Ancient city of Abydos once stood. It was the burial place for the first kings of a unified Egypt. The Predynastic cemetery of El Amra was excavated with hundreds of graves from all Predynastic stages. Settlements have been found, most representing small villages.

The temple is also the supposed resting place of the head of the God Osiris. At the back of the gigantic temple is a structure known as the Osireion. It was built in a way similar to the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. A delusive sarcophagus was found in the burial place of this complex temple.

The temple of Dendera is an ancient temple complex dating back to the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Further on, proceed to Dendera, a small town located about 60 km north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. Visit the best well preserved temple in Egypt. Enjoy flashy scenes that characterize the Roman emperor Trajan paying homage mainly to the Ancient goddess Hathor, as well as other mythical reliefs that garnish this magnificent Graeco Roman temple.

Walk by several Roman booths, pass through the colossal gateway of Domitian and Trajan that is surrounded by an enormous mud-brick enclosure and come into the cavernous hypostyle hall of Tiberius. Admire its majestic construction, within the walls are the temple, two birth houses, a Coptic basilica, a sacred lake and a temple of Isis. It was a site for chapels from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt.

After sightseeing in Abydos and Dendera, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Pick up services from your hotel and return
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Mineral water and soft drink

Exclusions

  • Optional activities
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Schedule

  • Tour type: Private guided Tour
  • Departure time: 05.00
  • Return to Hurghada: 19.00
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Meeting / Ending point: your hotel


Constantin ' Photo -07 February 2017-

Dendera und Abydos sollte jeder mal erlebt haben

Diese Tempelanlage, der kuhohrigen Hathor, Göttin der Freude, des Tanzes und der Liebe, gewidmet, ist sehr beeindruckend. Auf der Rückseite des Tempels sind auch noch die Relieffe von Caesar, Cleopatra und Cäsarion zu sehen.

Constantin - Germany
Larissa' Photo -10 January 2017-

Unvergesslicher Tag in Abydos und Dendera

Die Strecke von Hurghada nach Qena ist schon sehr interessant. Links und rechts Zuckerrohrfelder. Wenn man gerade zur Erntezeit da ist, ist das allein schon die Fahrt wert. Mittlerweile wurden große Teile der Decke der großen Hypostyhalle sowie die Reliefs der Säulen mit viel Geduld vom Ruß gereinigt..

Larissa - Germany
Jörg ' Photo -03 November 2016-

Dendera und Abydos ganz individuell

Der Hathor Tempel ansich ist beeindruckend. Er ist einer der best erhaltensten Tempel in Ägypten. Ich weiss nicht, wieso dieser Tempel so wenig angefahren wird. Er ist sehr beeindruckend.

Jörg - Germany
{{tour.Name}}' Photo -{{tour.Date}}-

{{tour.Subject}}

{{tour.Description}}

{{tour.Name}} - {{tour.Country}}

See more Reviews