Discover Luxor's most impressive ancient sights on our day tour from Hurghada to Luxor. We'll see 2 amazing temples, the royal burial ground of the valley of the kings where Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered and make time for a delicious lunch
Our fantastic day tour tour from Hurghada to Luxor gives you the opportunity to see Luxor's biggest attractions in one fun-filled day.
We'll start the tour by picking you up early from your hotel in Hughada and travel to Luxor in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. On arrival to the magnificent City of Luxor, it won't take you long to realise why this historically rich sight is regarded as the "World's largest open-air museum".
On arrival to Luxor together with your Egypt Excursions highly trained, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide we'll explore Karnak - "the greatest example of workmanship in history". The Karnak Temple complex - known simply as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of temples, chapels and other buildings dating back as far as the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom. The area surrounding Karnak was the ancient Egyptian's main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty.
Our guided tour will take you around the impressive and vast open-air museum of Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world and the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the Great Pyramids of Cairo.
The size, diversity and complexity of the ancient buildings of Karnak are due to the length of time Karnak was developed over, with approximately 30 pharaohs contributing to it over their respective reigns of Egypt, this is unheard of from any other temples in Egypt.
Walking around Karnak you'll see a staggering amount of carvings all over the stone built temples, representing the gods and figures worshiped from the very ancient to the different gods worshiped in the later stages of ancient Egyptian civilization. Almost all our customers comment on how intricately detailed the carvings on Karnak temple are, bearing in mind the enormous size of the complex, and describe a feeling of awe similar to that of seeing the great Pyramids up close. Questions of "How did they achieve this!?" are regularly asked, especially when you consider the age of the temple.
One of the more notable things you'll see as you make your way around Karnak is the Hypostle Hall, an enormous hall area of 5,000 m2 with 134 massive 10 meter tall columns arranged in 16 rows. The architraves on top of these columns weigh 70 tons, so the general theory is that they were built using massive levers requiring a great level of balance and time to get the massive stones to such a great height. There are many alternate theories to explain the building of Karnak, if you're interested then feel free to ask our guide.
Hatshepsut Tempe Tour
Next we'll continue our tour of Luxor's most impressive ancient sights at the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari along the Niles West Bank.
Widely regarded as one of the "incomparable monuments of Ancient Egypt", this beautiful temple is different to many other ancient Egyptian temples with its lengthy terraces split over 3 levels. On our tour of Hatsepsut's temple we'll see the story of how Queen Hatshepsut came to be a female pharoh through colourful reliefs in the temple walls and ceilings. As always, your Egyptologist tour guide will tell you everything you want to know about this magnificent place from it's rich history to how it was built, as well as explaining what some of the hieroglyphics mean.
Hatshesut's temple is a magnificent place that has to be seen on your day tour in Luxor.
A Delicious Lunch
After a fantastic morning exploring some of Luxor's impressive temples, we'll relax along the Nile at a local restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch and some drinks.
Valley of the Kings
No trip to Luxor would be complete without seeing the Valley of the Kings!
The Pyramids of Giza were built for the Pharaohs of Egypt's Old Kingdom, but the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots in the south and so built splendid crypts in the barren dessert hills to the west of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings.
The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, but they also built hidden underground mausoleums that no one was ever meant to see, it's these tombs now excavated in the Valley of the Kings that we'll be seeing on our tour. The Valley of the Kings became a royal burial ground for the Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Ramses II, as well as other royal figures in society such as queens, high priests and other elites of the 18th,19th and 20th dynasties.
These ancient tombs tell of elaborate preparations for the next world in which pharaohs would need their bodies as they join the gods and so would require mummification to keep it in good order. Within these well hidden tombs was also vast amounts of treasure, food, linen, flowers, beer, wine and everything else a kings would need in the next world even including beloved companions from this life.
It was widely believed that the Valley of the Kings had given up all it's secrets and that all the tombs had been found throughout the thousands of years since their construction, however Howard Carter's find of king Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 proves that there may still be tombs waiting to be found.
Return to your Hurghada Hotel
After seeing Luxor's most impressive sights on our famous tour of Luxor from Hurghada we'll travel back to your hotel in Hurghada by air conditioned coach, getting back around 8:30 PM. in the evening.
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Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
We booked our trip in the UK before we arrived in Egypt and took this trip on 11th March 2019 from our hotel at Makadi beach. We were picked up at 5.30am from our hotel by a limousine and had the luxury of travelling all the way to Luxor (3.5 hours) on our own where we met our guide Mahmoud waiting for us at the Temple of Karnak. Surprisingly we were the only ones on the tour but that allowed us to pretty much dictate how the day went. Mahmoud was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide having studied Egyptology in Cairo and we felt well informed. He guided us around the Temple pointing out a lot of interesting information before giving us some free time to wander around this amazing place. Our next stop was the choice of visiting a perfume factory or papyrus factory before lunch. We chose to do neither as we weren't interested so we just headed to the West Bank for the buffet lunch (drinks extra). We had the option of taking a short boat ride across the Nile (for a additional charge) to our lunch destination but we decided to stay with the limousine and drive there. After lunch we headed to the Valley of the Kings where included in the price is the entrance to 3 tombs. The tomb of Tut Ankm Amun is NOT one of the 3 and you will need to pay an additional £12.50 per person for the privilege. Photographs are NOT allowed in any of the tombs unless you pay extra and even if you paid extra to see Tut Ankm Amun, photographs are NOT allowed in there at all. Mahmoud let us take all the time we needed exploring the tombs on our own and once we were ready our next stop was the Temple of Hatshepsut. Again after giving us some interesting facts about the Temple, we were allowed to explore on our own and at our pace. Finally before we set off back to Hurghada we had the chance to visit an Alabaster shop where they made and sold their wares. An ideal place to get your souvenir of the day. Credit Cards are accepted!! We arrived back at our hotel at 6.00pm which would probably have been more like 8.00pm if there had been a few others on the tour. Overall a great day!! A big thank you to Mahmoud. We would definitely recommend using Egypt Excursions for your trips. Our only negative experience of the entire trip was that at all the 3 locations we visited your had to brave the gauntlet of souvenir shops and being hassled by the shop keepers before you got to the ticket office. Still, it didn't ruin our day!
from Doncaster, UK - 15th Mar 2019
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
What a fantastic day and informative day.
Picked up promptly at 5am and after picking up the other guests (there were 6 of us all together) we headed for Luxor. Quick stop off en route at an 'Egyptian service station', well somewhere to go to the toilet, get something to eat and be hassled by sellers. Once we arrived in Luxor we were met by Marwa, who was our guide and off to Karnak temple. Fantastic tour here with lots of information and we set our pace, so wasn't rushed at all. After Karnak, it was back into the minibus and off to lunch. We asked if we could have a boat trip and so happily paid a bit extra to have a trip at the Nile. We had 3 children in our group and each one given the opportunity to drive the boat - which was fun. Lunch was in a local restaurant - it wasn't the best of lunches but filled a gap. You did have to pay for your drinks, which was about £1.50 for a soft drink. Next was a visit to a Papyrus shop, showing us how Papyrus is made. Obviously there was an opportunity to buy, but we all decided not too. Back into the minibus for a stop at the Colossi of Memnon & then to Hatsheput temple. Again Marwa gave us lots of details and history about the temple and gave us plenty of time to have an explore and look round. Then finally it was off to the Valley of the Kings with a quick stop at an Alabaster factory, again with a demo and a chance to buy. At the Valley of the Kings, you have entry to 3 tombs included in the price. You have to pay LE300 if you wish to take photos in the tombs. These were amazing & Marwa gave us details of the tombs so that we could decide which ones to go into. We all paid the extra to visit King Tut's tomb, although the tomb is fairly boring compared to the others, my son really enjoyed it especially as King Tut is still in there. This ended our tour of Luxor and it was back onto the minibus for the trip back to Hurghada. We had a comfort stop again & arrived back at our hotel at 8.30pm.
The trip was fantastic and Marwa was brilliant and happily answered any questions my son had. The day did not feel rushed and with such a small group we all felt that we got a very personal tour. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
My only negative was constantly being asked for tips to use the toilet or being shown something at the temples or in the tombs. But this did not spoil the day.
from London - 27th Feb 2019
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
There are 5 things that you need from a tour like this:
1. Great price: half the price of the same trip offered by my travel rep. 2. Pick up on time: It was. 3. A safe driver: just the right mix of fast and careful and always waiting for us when and where we needed him. 4. A good guide: ours was excellent; knowledgeable and with good English. 5. Enough time: we were in full control and had ample time in each location.
I don't know if you were counting but I make that 5 out of 5.
from UK - 16th Feb 2019
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
The tour started at 5: 20 am, we were picked up from our hotel and had 3 hours road trip in a mini van with air conditioner. we were greeted by Marwa in Luxor. She was very pleasant and nice and bombard us with lots of information. I recommend to have both Cairo and Luxor trip if you really like history. They will complete the puzzles of Egyptian secrets for you. Marwa suggest us to have the lunch on Nile River which was Great. While we has the food she was telling more information on Nile and other places we suppose to visit after the river sightseeing. I really recommend the trip, you cant go to Egypt and miss the Luxor trip with this team. Staff were informative, professional and very friendly.
Great Job Marwa
from London - 11th Jan 2019
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
After being picked up from our hotel in Hurghada we then travelled on our 5 hour air conditioned mini van trip to luxor.When we arrived at Karnak we were greeted by our tour guide Marwa who was very pleasant and a superb knowledgeable person.After Karnak we were taken to a motor boat where we crossed the river Nile and then proceeded to a restaurant for our dinner and the went to the valley of the kings.My score for this excursion has to be 10/10 and would definitely use this company again.A big thankyou to Marwa and her team.
Paul and sue
from Manchester - 19th Nov 2018
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
We booked the trip online as the reviews were really good. One review was really accurate of the trip. It was an early start with lots of police checks and speed bumps. As for our guide Marwa she was excellent and very informative of the sites and other interesting facts between our sites. The historical sites were magnificent and left the mind boggled as to how they managed to build the structures and the tombs. Once again a big thank you to Marwa for making the day enjoyable and informative.
from Nairn, Scotland - 15th Nov 2018
Luxor Full Day Tour from Hurghada
We have just returned from our 2 week trip to Hurghada. Whilst there we decided we wanted to look into trips to Luxor and Cairo. We decided that Cairo was too far with our 3 kids. We found Egypt excursions and read the reviews and were surprised to find the cost was very reasonable compared to other companies. We filled out the form and paid our deposit. I was then contacted by e-mail from Mohammed. I then contacted him via WhatsApp. I was told that a representative from the company would meet me at the security gate outside my hotel and O was to pay him the rest of the money and he would give us the tickets. We were a little wary but it was fine. By the way we booked on the Monday for Wednesday trip. We paid a little extra and had a private tour as we have 3 kids we wanted to be able to do what we wanted and not wait around for a large group. Well the driver turned up at 5.20am as planned. The minivan was comfortable and the air condition was a godsend. We were advised to take our passports but at no point were we asked for them. But at every security check point the drivers details were taken. At no point of the journey did we feel unsafe. We went through some amazing countryside and watched farmer work the fields and were amazed at how green it was as we drove inland. We had a comfort break halfway through the journey, be advised, they expect you to tip to use the toilets and they are desperate to sell you stuff. We were then taken to Karnak Temple where we met Marwa, our guide for the day. We then had the option to go in the minivan to the restaurant or for an extra charge we could take the boat across the Nile. We went on the boat, it was so relaxing, shaded and a wonderful breeze. Marwa told us things about the Nile and the history behind some of the properties we passed on the Nile. She then took us to lunch at a restaurant which was completely setup with a buffet for these tours. The food was lovely and included, we just needed to pay for our drinks, they do not serve alcohol. We were then taken to a papyrus shop (optional ìf on a private trip) Colossi of memnon, Alabaster shop (this is optional if on a private trip) Hatshepsut and then valley of the kings. At all places there were bazaars to buy souvenirs, so take plenty of money!! I cannot describe how amazing this trip was and how wonderful Marwa was as a guide and friend. She made us feel very welcome and treated our kids like her own. She looked after us so well, she was so knowledgeable about every site we saw and gave us such an insight into Egypt. Doing a private trip meant that the road trip was a little bit easier and we arrived before all the coach parties!! So no queuing or waiting for everyone. We arrived back at our hotel at 9pm, so it was a long day but so worth it. We had the same comfort break on the way back. At times we were not sure if we could cope with anymore walking out in the sun but it was timed so well as we arrived at the vallet of the Kings as the sun was low in the sky and plenty of places in the shade. The tour included 3 tombs vut it was extra to visit King Tut. We got breakfast boxes from our hotel and took lots of water but wished we had taken some more, especially as we had the minivan all day and could leave stuff in it. Although there are plenty of places to get drinks. Be warned that although our driver was brilliant, the roads are hairy, we are not quite sure what the rules are!!
from Devon, UK - 6th Nov 2018
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We will be visiting Hurghada from 07/03/19 to 14/03/19 and staying at the Serenity Makadi Beach hotel. Do you offer free pick-ups and drop-offs from Makadi Bay?
Will there be an opportunity to visit Tutankhamuns tomb while at the Valley of the Kings?
for all our tours we will pick you up from your hotel in Makkadi to go on your trip and after the trip will drop you off at the hotel but for extra cost only 20 GBP. extra for all of you for each tour .
during your Luxor full day trip from Hurghada for sure you have availability to visit the tomb of king Tutankh-Amoun .
Asked by Mrs. Mary Anne Gugan on 19th July 2017
Hi Mohammad, we had a private tour of Cairo with your company from Sharm el Sheik in August 2014. We had a fantastic day and would like to use you again but this time for a private tour of Luxor from Hurgarda. As well as all the sights of the Valley of the Kings and Luxor its self we have heard about a little island that can be reached by sail boat and wondered if it would b possible to incorporate this into the day as well? We will be staying at the Premier Le Reve hotel and arrive on 11/08/17. We would like to go to Luxor on Thursday 17/08/17. Please could you see if this would be possible for us to do. Thank you Kind regards Mary Anne Gugan
Welcome back to our lovely country regarding your Private Luxor trip from Hurghada For Sure this is possible , also you can book the 2 days private trip if you have time to cover every thing in Luxor .
but if you want only one day private trip also this is available with us !
Asked by Patrick Connor on 3rd January 2017
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