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What you can see at Safaga Luxor tour? Egypt Shore Excursions

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

Enjoy Safaga Luxor tour Egypt shore excursions to the impressive Luxor sites is one of the most popular day trips with Sempre Travel Egypt. Don’t miss this adventurous excursion during your Safaga holiday or a stopover on your cruise. Join us on one of the most beautiful cultural trips to Luxor East Bank and Luxor West Bank.

Safaga Luxor Tour

Safaga Luxor Tour – Egypt Shore Excursions and the bus trip to the archeological sites of ancient Egyptian temples and statues, the tour starts with Safaga port and ends with the colossi of Memnon before returning back to Safaga port.

Enjoy this amazing tour now, By booking the tour by Sempre Travel Egypt.

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Highlights

  • Bus ride to Luxor
  • Karnak Temple
  • Al Kabash Rioad
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Valley of the Kings / optionally: Valley of the Queens
  • Hatshepsut Temple

Itinerary

Tour Program

Bus ride to Luxor


For the drive through the beautiful mountain landscape on the way to the Luxor sights, we will pick you up early in the morning from your accommodation in Safaga or the Safaga cruise port. This excursion with Sempre Travel Egypt takes you to the most famous monuments of Thebes, Egypt (Name of Luxor in antiquity). After arriving in Luxor, we first will make our way to the

 

Karnak Temple


Karnak Temple, the world-famous temple complex of Karnak, welcomes you on the outskirts of Luxor city on the East Bank of the Nile River, also called Luxor East Bank. The Sphinx Avenue, the former processional way between the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple, is also known as

 

Al Kasbash Road


Al Kabash Road was reconstructed, and after many years of work, opened in a phenomenal ceremony in November 2021. Part of the path lined with sphinxes has always formed the entrance to Karnak Temple through which you will enter the famous Hypostyle Hall. Karnak temple, the world's biggest temple complex, consists of several temples, different chapels and a Holy Lake that was used for the ablution ceremony. Our professional archaeologist will explain to you some more about the history of Karnak Temple, and the impressive backdrop of the pillared hall inside Karnak Temple is perfect for a souvenir photo.

We leave the temple complex of Karnak behind us and make our way through Luxor City to a bridge to cross the Nile River to Luxor West Bank. On our way to one of the most famous Luxor attractions, the Valley of the Kings (or our alternative tour to the Valley of the Queens), we pass the massive

 

Colossi of Memnon


The Colossi of Memnon, former guardians of the temple of Amenhotep II are standing lonely on the way to the Valley of the Kings. They form the temple remains of a destroyed temple complex in Thebes West. The Colossi of Memnon got their name from the Greek "Memnon", a legendary figure murdered in the Trojan War. On windy days the statues made some "noises", created by the wind that came through the crevices. After restoration work, these noises disappeared.

Here, at the approximately 18 meter high statues, we make a photo stop and use this part of Luxor West Bank for a lunch break before we continue our tour, based on your decision, with the

 

Valley of the Kings


We turn towards the Valley of the Kings and drive past a lesser-known but beautiful temple complex built by Ramses II, the Ramesseum Temple. Take a look at the mountain landscape, where you will discover multiple caves in the walls, all testimonies of grave robbers that searched for undiscovered graves.

After arriving in the Valley of the Kings, we will visit 3 of the most beautiful tombs (already included in the entrance fee). Discover with us the inside of the tombs and take your time to enjoy the beautifully preserved drawings on the walls. All of them tell the respective story of the kings. Our tour guide is more than happy to answer all the questions you might have.

Have you chosen our alternative tor with a visit to the Valley of the Queens? Then our path from the Colossi of Memnon leads us directly to the

 

Valley of the Queens


In the necropolis, you not only discover the 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 "Valley of Beauty" (Ta-Set-Neferu), more than 90 tombs were discovered, most of them already robbed. The Valley of the Queens is located behind the mortuary temple of Ramses III, the Habu Temple and, in contrast to the Valley of the Kings, is not that hidden and easily accessible for everyone.

Also, the tombs are not as richly decorated as those in the Valley of the Kings but still impressive. The famous Nefertari tomb, wife of Ramses II, is worth a visit.

The last stop on our Luxor sightseeing tours leads us to the popular


Hatshepsut Temple


After your arrival, you will notice the different construction of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut compared to the other famous temples in Luxor. The terrace-shaped ascent of the temple and the unique building method enabled a view over the impressive Nile Valley during Queen Hatshepsut's life and reign for over more than 20 years. The only female queen in Egypt had the temple built on 2 terraces in 15 years, open to the Nile Valley and protected by the closed rock wall in the back of the temple complex. During your walk through the Hatshepsut Temple, you will notice the beautiful drawings on the walls, painstakingly restored by true artists. Take a look at the Nile Valley, Thebes in Ancient Egypt, as you walk back down the steps of Hatshepsut Temple.

We leave the Luxor sights for our drive back to Safaga. Let the great impression of the history of Thebes city (Thebes, Egypt) sink in and relax during the journey back to your accommodation or the Safaga Cruise Port.

Everything about the excursion:

TOUR TYPE: Culture  

TOUR LENGTH: Full Day 

VISIT: according to the itinerary 

PICK-UP POINT: Your accommodation/port in Safaga 

PICK-UP TIME: around 05:00 a.m.    

RETURN: Your accommodation/port in Safaga 

 

General information:      


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

Vehicles: All our vehicles are modern equipped 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 mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees for visits according to the itinerary
  • Professional Egyptologist during the privately guided tour
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Assistance from travel agents with pick-up and return
  • Personal Expenses during the tour
  • Visa

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FAQs

What do I have to bring with me?
Sun and wind protection
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Comfortable Shoes
Jacket in the wintertime
Light cotton clothing in the summertime
Passport valid for 6 months
Photo / Video camera
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