Ramesseum and Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles

$40,00

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Description

Enjoy a professional guided Tour to Ramesseum temple, Habu temple and Valley of the Nobles. Includes pickup and drop off transfers, water and a Egyptologist tour guide.

Highlights

Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Get inside tips from a local

Private guide for a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

A Nile holiday expert tour guide will pick you up from your Nile Cruise or hotel in Luxor to visit the Theban necropolis, start your private day tour at 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), 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.

Proceed to Habu Temple of Ramses III, was the last New Kingdom (1550-1080 BC) king to wield any substantial authority over Egypt. 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, 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.

Continue to visit the Valley of the Nobles, the tombs of ancient Egypt’s nobles and high officials were scattered through the rocky hills on the West Bank of Luxor at el Qurna site, the majority of the tombs dating from the New Kingdom, the Golden Age of Thebes. 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. After finishing, you will be transferred back to your Nile Cruise or hotel in Luxor.

Entrance fees are not included in the price of any tours: We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees to add flexibility to your program as you may choose to skip one or more sites depending upon your interests.

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