Enjoy a private full day tour in Luxor from Safaga or Hurghada ports.
Luxor, situated 440 miles south of Cairo on the east bank of the Nile, was the capital of Egypt during the New kingdom, holding the seat of power for more than thirteen centuries. In antiquity, Luxor was called Thebes. Renowned Greek historian, Homer, called Thebes"the one hundred-gated city" because of its buildings and large gates. The city grew over the years, and the Arab Muslims, impressed by its beautiful palaces and huge edifices, re-named it Luxor, meaning"the city of palaces".
Today, visitors are still awed by this city, the world's greatest open-air museum filled with awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilizations. In the east stands the City of the Living, where the life-giving sun rises; and in the west lays the City of the Dead, where the sun, in its never-ending orbit, bids farewell to life. Surrounded by modern shops and luxury hotels, the temples, tombs and palaces still stand in sandstone and granite, as a symbol of the eternity.
Early in the morning you will be picked up from Safaga port at the exit door of your ship. Then start driving to Luxor in an air-conditioned coach around 3 hours, Once we arrive Luxor we start our tour visiting the West Bank of Luxor where firstly , we visit the tombs of the Valley of kings and the famous tomb of the boy king Tut Ankh Amon tomb.
Later we proceed to the mortuary (funerary) temple of Queen Hat Shep Sut.
Our tour on the west Bank will end with a visit to the famous Colossi of Memnon , then we head back to the East bank of Luxor enjoying a lunch break on the way (optional).
Later, after the rest time we will proceed to Karnak Temples.
After you finish your tour and before 6 pm you will be escorted back to your pick up point Hurghada/Safaga port at the entrance door of your ship.
I wish you a nice trip.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: you will be picked up from Safaga port at your Cruise ship exit door by a representative holding a sign has your name.
End location: You will be dropped off back to Safaga port at your Cruise ship entrance door.
Duration: 12 hours
* My fees as your personal tour guide.
*All transfers during the tour in a new air-conditioned car/van and a professional driver.
*Entrance fees for the Valley of kings.
*Entrance fees for the tomb of Tut Ankh Amon(Optional).
*Entrance fees for the temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
*Entrance fees for the temple of Karnak.
*Meals, drinks or anything of a personal nature.
I am not permitted to explain to you inside some specific places such as the tombs of valley of Kings, Queens and Abu Simbel temple to reduce crowding and noise and that applicable to all guides,explanation in these places will be outside.