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Tour to Ramesseum, Habu Temples, and the Valley of the Nobles

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Spend five hours on a professionally guided tour through Egypt's past as you visit the Ramesseum temple, Habu temple, as well as the Valley of the Nobles. This private tour includes pickup and drop off, entry fees, water, snacks and a Egyptologist tour guide.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Valley of the Nobles

Your local Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your Luxor Hotel / Nile Cruise and then start to visit the Theban necropolis in Luxor west bank of the River Nile. Start at the Valley of the Nobles, where the ancient Egypt’s nobles tombs and high officials were scattered through the rocky hills on the West Bank of Luxor at el Qurna hills, the majority of the tombs dating to the Golden Age of Thebes during the New Kingdom (1550 – 1080BC). The Nobles tombs are 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

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

Proceed to visit 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), that the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley penned his sonnet "Ozymandias". 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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Medinat Habu

Move on to Madinat Habu Temple of king Ramses III. The Temple is the best-preserved of the New Kingdom memorial temples. It is decorated with military scenes and texts illustrating the victories of the king in three wars, as well as the rituals performed and festivals celebrated. A royal palace was built at the south of the Temple open forecourt, while priests’ dwellings and administrative units lay on either side of the temple. After finished, you will be transferred back to your Luxor Hotel or Nile Cruise.

Duration: 1 hour