Meet with your local guide and set out to discover all of the timeless wonders that await you in Luxor. On the west bank of the Nile, walk in the footsteps of Howard Carter when he discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun. On the east bank, visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor, and discover why Luxor means “palaces” in Arabic.
You’ll spend the day venturing into the tombs of some of Egypt’s greatest pharaoh’s and learning how to read the ancient hieroglyphic inscriptions on the temple walls. Our guide will bring the past to life as you explore Ancient Thebes. The day will start by crossing the Nile with an early morning visit to the Valley of the Kings. Hidden beneath the desert, you’ll discover a treasure trove of 62 tombs including the most famous of all, Tutankhamun.
During your time in the Valley of the Queens, you can choose a private tour to view the beautifully decorated tomb of Nefertari (the favourite wife of Ramesses II). Then journey to the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh. Before heading back over the Nile, you can tour the home of archaeologist Howard Carter. The temples of Karnak and Luxor beckon from the east bank. Learn how these colossal monuments were once connected by the three-kilometre Avenue of Human-headed Sphinxes, and walk among the colossal columns through the great hypostyle hall.
Additional notes about the tour
The cost includes a local guide and transportation from your hotel. There will be an additional cost for entrance into Howard Carter House and a selection of tombs in the Valley of the Kings. One of the highlights is a private tour of the tomb of Nefertari, the Great Wife of Pharoah Ramesses II, in the Valley of the Queens. For an additional cost, you can tour this beautiful tomb renowned for its wall paintings and intricate depiction of the night sky. The tour is ideal for clients staying in one of our Luxor hotels who are not due to take a cruise down the Nile.