Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, and Nile Lunch Cruise
- Temple of Luxor: Explore this awe-inspiring site with its impressive Avenue of Sphinxes, unique granite obelisk, and a huge Sitting Ramses II colossi.
- Lunch cruise: Your felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) departs from a five-star hotel for a scenic and enjoyable cruise down the legendary Nile River.
- Valley of the Kings: Enter three impressive royal tombs, followed by a stop at the Colossi of Memnon, 64-foot twin statues that once guarded a great temple.
- Sightseeing tour: Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, and hear commentary about legends and lore and take in the sights and desert landscape along the way.
About This Safaga Tour
You can still feel the presence of the pharaohs. At the Temple of Luxor, the colossus of Amenhotep III (1390–1352 B.C.) and the obelisk of Ramses II (1279–1213 B.C.) command your attention as you enter. Like all pharaohs, they were considered gods on earth. Seeing their great temples, monuments, and tombs, you'll have no doubt about that.
Your GoBe guide will show you how these pharaohs, and those who came after them, left their mark at the Temple. That granite obelisk at the entry, for example, is inscribed with the achievements of Ramses II. You'll also discover how Alexander the Great redesigned part of this complex, and where Romans, Christians, and Muslims have worshipped over the centuries. The temple's stories, and wonders, unfold as you explore.
The tombs of the pharaohs are just as impressive. At the Valley of the Kings, nearly 70 magnificent tombs lie under a rocky gorge. (The tombs are open for visits on a rotating basis.) Uncovering the stories and artifacts here has kept archeologists busy for two centuries. You'll marvel at what they found as you enter the glorious tombs and admire the ornate wall carvings and paintings.
Surely the pharaohs took pleasure in the cool waters of their river. In this desert country, the Nile has been vital to civilization for centuries. Your lunch on this famous river – the world's longest – is a refreshing break as you explore Egypt's ancient world. You're on the most fabled of rivers in a graceful, historic boat, near some the world's most treasured sights. Now that's an epic lunch.
Egypt's traditional boats
Since the time of the pharaohs, the agile felucca has been the primary way to navigate the Nile. Despite modern alternatives, this sailboat still cruises the river, delighting both visitors and locals with a relaxing ride and the perfect way to catch the breezes on a warm day. The sails are simple and, instead of a keel, it has a heavy center plate that can be raised in the shallows – a design that's barely changed over the centuries.
Please exit the port terminal building or go to the end of the tender pier drop-off to meet your guide. Look for our displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so we can meet you in the lobby.
A motorized wagon train will transport you from the parking lot to the entrance gate of the Valley of the Kings, otherwise it's an uphill walk. The visit to the Tomb of King Tutankhamun at the Valley of the Kings requires an extra ticket, not included in the price of this tour.
The use of camera/video is totally prohibited at the Valley of the Kings and inside the tombs. The use of camera and video is free of charge at all other sites visited during this tour.
Plan to walk for about a mile. Expect uneven gravel ground with stones/boulders at the Valley of the Kings. If your mobility is limited, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Scenic, Family Friendly, Full Day
Beverages - Mineral Water/Coffee/Tea
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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