Private Day Trip to Luxor from Soma Bay with Temple Visits

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145 € /Adult
75 € / Child

Highlights

  • Private guided day tour to the most important temples of Luxor
  • Luxor is rich in antiquities from the Pharaonic times
  • Visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most impressive architectural monuments in Egypt
  • The city of Karnak is the largest temple complex in Egypt from Pharaonic times
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings, where many of the tombs of the rulers of the New Kingdom are located

Description

Leave your hotel and drive to the city of palaces, Luxor. On the private day tour, you will make stops at interesting sights such as the Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in Egypt. The temple district with its famous temple buildings rises in the area of ​​the ancient Egyptian Thebes. You will also visit the terraced temple of Hatshepsut in Deir El-Bahari on the West Bank of Luxor. The world-famous temple itself was adorned with many colossal statues and is one of the greatest cultural monuments in Egypt. Go on a unique discovery tour in Luxor and experience historical monuments. Accompanied by your personal guide, visit the following highlights on your tour:

● Discover the Valley of the Kings ...
The Valley of the Kings is a deep gorge on the edge of the desert. More than sixty royal tombs from the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties are hidden here, but only about 10 of these sites can be visited. Few signs indicate the tombs dug in the rock, except a few holes on the surface of the stones. The unique architectural monuments are of paramount importance for understanding ancient Egyptian culture.

● Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Deir el-Bahari is a basin that was mainly dedicated to the gods Hathor and Amun. The well-preserved mortuary temple of the pharaoh Hatshepsut belongs to the 18th dynasty (1550-1292 BC), which is already included in the so-called "New Kingdom" of ancient Egypt. Its idiosyncratic architecture is striking. The pylons have been replaced by open pillar halls at the beginning of each terrace. Huge Hatshepsut statues stand in front of the pillars, some of which can still be seen in the original colors. Many of the colored reliefs are still very well preserved. The author of the project remains unknown, but his exceptional talent is simply amazing. The huge temple is supported by numerous columns, the complex looks incredibly harmonious.

● Marvel at the Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in Egypt

The temple complex of Karnak in ancient Thebes was and is still the largest in Egypt today. During the guided tour through the temple complex, you can learn a lot about interesting Egyptian history. The temple complex is just huge. Remnants up to 4,000 years old have been found here. It consisted of numerous individual shrines. The construction was under the Middle Kingdom during the 12th Dynasty. Sesostris I approx. In 1970 BC started the construction of the temple. The temple of Amun-Re, which dominates the complex, is the largest one. It is still an impressive sight to this day, extends over an area of ​​around 30 hectares, and contains other smaller temples, such as that of Chon. The central part of the Karnak temple complex is the walled temple of the ancient Egyptian "King of the Gods" Amun-Re. Here too you will find several interesting ancient buildings in the area of ​​the temple.

● The Colossi of Memnon are located near the Valley of the Kings in Thebes-West. The two 3300-year-old stone figures weighing over 800 t once guarded the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, of which only small remains have survived. At the Colossi of Memnon, you can only see the two guardian figures of the former mortuary temple. How big and mighty the mortuary temple must have looked - that is up to the imagination. The statues with a height of 18 meters and the fact that e.g. the feet are three meters long, the Colossi of Memnon are quite spectacular.

Annotation:
- Not all graves are open to the public. Some of the graves are permanently closed, while others may be closed for restoration purposes. In the Valley of the Kings, you can visit 2 to 3 graves

- If you want to see the resting place of Tut Ench Amuns, you have to pay an additional entrance ticket.

- There is now a complete ban on photos for the entire Valley of the Kings. Cameras have to be handed in when entering and are only given again when leaving.

- With the purchase of a video ticket for EGP 300, you can take photos/videography in one grave per ticket. An exception is the grave of Seti I. Tickets are only available at the ticket booth near the Colossi of Memnon, not on site. All graves now have an explanation at the grave entrance on a modern and informative board about the history, architecture, and decoration.

- Basic plans and important detailed recordings are presented. These tables were created with the support of the Theban Mapping Project by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority.


Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Personal guidance
  • Entrance fee to the above-mentioned attractions
  • Felucca Ride on the Nile
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Luxor
  • Roundtrip transportation from and to your hotel in Soma Bay in a private car or minivan

Exclusions

  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Additional Info

  • Tour type: private guided tour
  • Pick-up time: at around 05.30 am
  • Arrival in Luxor: at around 09.00 am
  • Return to Soma Bay: at around 08.00 pm
  • Meeting / Ending point: your hotel

Good to know

  • The private day tour to Luxor consists only of participants who book the trip together.
  • The private tour is based on a minimum number of 2 Participants. Should the minimum number of participants not be reached, we will offer to operate the trip with a cost supplement.
  • Children's price: Age 5 - 10

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