Ramesseum, Valley of the Queens & Valley of the Nobles

$40,00

Half day

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 Valley of the Queens,  This is the place where the wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –”the place of beauty. For an extra fee, you will be able to see the fascinating tomb of Nefertari. The beloved wife of Ramses the II.

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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