Tour Highlights: Luxor temple, Karnak temple and Luxor city tour
Duration: 1 Day Trip
Type: Private or Sharing – Upon Request
Pick up: Alexandria Port
Drop Off: Alexandria port or any other Egyptian port
Depart from the pier and board your Vehicle for Alexandria’s airport to board your flight for Luxor. An hour and half flight away, Luxor amasses one third of the Egyptian’s antiquities within it’s boundaries. Arrive in Luxor and board the waiting A/C. Sit back and enjoy the unfolding vistas of barren mountains, flat desert and fertile areas as your guide introduces you to the history of Upper Egypt.
Your first visit in Luxor will be at the greatest place of worship in history, the breathtaking Karnak Temple with its unique Hypostyle Hall, sacred lake and avenue of the Sphinxesl.
Then drive across the Nile to the West Bank where the Valley of the Kings is situated. Here, the Kings of the New Kingdom ordered their tombs to be carved in the rock faces of the valley to safeguard them from grave robbers. Your visit will include three of the most impressive tombs of the Valley. Before crossing back to Luxor’s East Bank you’ll stop for photographs at the famous statues of Amenophis III, also known as the Colossi of Memnon, standing exactly where they once flanked the entrance to the Temple 5000 ago. Let your imagination soar and with the mind’s eye witness the glorious entrance to the temple by Alexander the Great, a god paying his respects to another.
On arrival at Luxor’s East Bank site a short photo stop at Luxor Temple will take place whose graceful and well-preserved architecture is distinguished by the many different gods and cultures that have resided here. Your last stop in Luxor will be at a Papyrus Institute where the art of paper making from reeds will be demonstrated and time for souvenir shopping will be allocated before proceeding to Luxor’s airport for taking the return flight to Alexandria.
– Pick up and drop off in front of the cruise exit door
– All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
– Private Egyptologist guide speaking your language
– Entrance fees for the all the included sites in itinerary
– Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour-
– Egypt Visa
– Tipping Kitty
– Any extras not mentioned
Tour order may alter but all mentioned sights will be covered
Sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes highly recommended in this trip.
At Valley of the Kings a motorized wagon train transfers visitors from parking to the entrance gate of the valley.
Toilets inside the valley of kings payable and in the form of chemical toilets housed in large container.
Camera and video inside the tombs of valley of the king completely not allowed , also the entrance ticket to valley of the kings includes visit to 3 tombs .
This tour depends on the Schedule flight of Egypt Air which is the only Domestic Career in Egypt and must be available with Ship departure time (distance from Cairo Airport / Alexandria or Port Said Port 3:30 to 4 hours per way), that’s to be back on time on your ship, otherwise charter flight arrangement will be taken (Minimum 40 Persons for charter arrangement).