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Luxor sights – Hurghada day trips by bus

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Hurghada day trips by bus to some of the impressive Luxor sights

Luxor sights – Don’t miss the change to visit some of the most impressive sights during your Hurghada holidays. Combine your beach holiday Egypt with a cultural trip and some sightseeing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bus ride to Luxor
  • Karnak Temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Valley of the Kings / alternatively Valley of the Queens Tour
  • Hatshepsut Temple

Itinerary

Tour Program

Bus ride to Luxor


For the ride through the beautiful mountain landscape on our way to the Luxor sights, we will pick you up from your Hurghada Hotels in the morning. This excursion with Sempre Travel Egypt takes you to the most important monuments of Thebes Egypt (name of Luxor in ancient Egypt). The first sight we will visit after arriving in Luxor is the impressive

Karnak Temple


The world-famous Karnak Temple Complex of ancient Egypt, part of Luxor East Bank, welcomes you to the outskirts of Luxor city on the east bank of the Nile River. The Karnak Temple sphinx avenue, a former processional way between Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, has been reconstructed after many years. Part of the path lined with sphinxes forms the entrance of Karnak Temple through which you will enter the famous hypostyle hall. Did you already know that it is the world largest religious building? Karnak Temple complex consists of several temples, some chapels and a “Holy Lake” that was used for ablution ceremonies. Let our professional archaeologist explain the history of the Karnak Temple to you and use the impressive backdrop of the Pillared Hall of Karnak for a souvenir photo.

We leave the Karnak Temple complex behind us for a ride through Luxor City and cross the Nile over a bridge to reach the west bank (Luxor West Bank). Our way leads us to one of the biggest Luxor Attractions, the famous Valley of the Kings (or to the Valley of the Queens). On our way, we pass the massive

Colossi of Memnon


Colossi of Memnon, the former guardians of the temple of Amenhotep III, are standing lonely on the way to the Valley of the Kings. They form the temple remains of a destroyed temple complex in West Thebes Egypt. The Colossi of Memnon got their name from the Greek hero “Memnon” (a legendary figure murdered in the Trojan war). On windy days you could hear noises in the crevices but after restoration, they disappeared. Here, at the approximately 18 m high statues, we make a photo stop and use the area on Luxor West Bank for a lunch break before we, based on your decision, continue our tour to

Valley of the Kings


While making our way to the Valley of the Kings we pass Rammesseum, a lesser-known but beautiful temple complex built by Ramses II. With a look at the mountain landscape you will discover some caves in the walls, these are testimonies of grave robbers in search of undiscovered graves. In the Valley of the Kings we will visit 3 impressive tombs (included in the entrance fee). Make your way down to the inside of the tombs and take your time to gaze at beautifully preserved drawings on the walls. All of these tell the story of different Kings. Our Tour Guide will be happy to answer all your questions.

Did you decide to choose our alternative tour for a visit to the Valley of the Queens? Then the path from the Colossi of Memnon leads us directly to the

Valley of the Queens


In the necropolis of the Valley of the Queens you not only discover graves of former queens but also of their families, so the name Valley of the Queens is slightly misleading. In the Valley of the Queens, actually “the place of beauty” (Ta Set Neferu), more than 90 tombs can be discovered, most of which, however, had already been robbed. Valley of the Queens lies behind the mortuary temple of Ramses III, the Medinet Habu and, in contrast to the Valley of the Kings, is not so hidden, so it was easily accessible for everyone. The tombs are not as richly decorated with paintings as those in the Valley of the Kings, although the most famous tomb of Nefertari, the wife of Ramses II, is worth a visit.

Our last stop on the Luxor sightseeing tours leads to the famous

Hatshepsut Temple


As soon as you arrive, you will notice the different construction of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut to the other famous Luxor temples. The terrace-shaped ascent to the temple leads up to a construction method that allowed a view over the vastness of the Nile valley during Queen Hatshepsut's life and reign for more than 20 years. The only female queen of Egypt had the Hatshepsut Temple with its 2 terraces built in a time span period of 15 years, open to the Nile valley and protected by the closed rear rock wall. During your walk through the Hatshepsut Temple, note the beautiful drawings on the walls, which have been restored by true artists and take a look at the Nile Valley and Thebes in Ancient Egypt, as you walk back down the steps of the Hatshepsut Temple.

We leave all these Luxor sights for our return trip to Hurghada. Let the great impressions of the history of Thebes City (Thebes Egypt) work on you during the journey and relax until your arrival in the Hurghada Hotels.

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture 

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day  

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation in Hurghada  

PICK-UP TIME: around 05:00 a.m.  

RETURN: Your accommodation in Hurghada 

General information:  


Travel Guide: 

All our guides are experienced Egyptologists with at least 5 years of experience. 

Vehicles 

All our vehicles are modern equipment and have air-condition. 

Payment: 


To secure the booking, a 25 % deposit of the travel price is due, this can be done online by credit card, Visa and Master or bank transfer.   

The remaining amount of 75 % must be paid before the start of the excursion on the day of travel and can be paid with credit card or cash.  

The booking of your trip is considered complete and confirmed by your tour operator as soon as we have received the 25 % deposit. 

Children's prices: 


Children from 0 - 2 years free of charge (except for flight excursions)  

Children from 3 to 11 years of age receive a 50 % discount  

Children from 12 years old are considered an adult

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer from and to your accommodation 
  • All transfers with modern air-conditioned vehicles 
  • All sights like mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour

Tour's Location

FAQs

What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection 
Sunscreen 
Sunglasses 
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the winter time
Light cotton clothing in the summer time
Passport valid for 6 months
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