Tour of the Valley of the Kings & Hatchepsut Temple

The Valley of the Kings sits on the West Bank of the River Nile, opposite the ancient city of Thebes (now Luxor). It was the burial ground for the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1500 – 1069 BC) and contains 63 rock-cut tombs. The most famous of which is that of the boy-king Tutankhamen, which was famously discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Despite its name, the Valley of the Kings contains the tombs of favourite nobles, wives and children. The tombs are lavishly decorated in extravagant brightly-coloured images. 

A tour of the Valley of the Kings usually takes in 3-4 tombs, as well as Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Tomb of Nefertari. Queen Hatshepsut was one of the most powerful female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. The Tomb of Nefertari is one of the best-preserved tombs and has the most striking hieroglyphs of any Egyptian burial site. Nefertari was the five wives of Ramses II. The beauty of the tomb he built for Nefertari is akin to that with Shah Jahan built for Mumtaz Mahal, the iconic Taj Mahal. The tomb was raided before much of the contents could be recovered. Only her mummified knees remained. 

Itineraries

Simply Egypt

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor  

This five-night Egyptian sojourn is for those who want a short snapshot of Egyptian culture and history. Combine Cairo and a short Nile cruise before flying home.

5 days from £1500 p. p.

Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Hurghada  

From the desert oasis of the Sahara to the myriad of fish and coral in the Red Sea, Egypt is an eternal land of contrast, mystery, intrigue, and romance. This delightful suggested itinerary combines Cairo, a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea. 

11 days from £4450 p. p.

Egypt Family Holiday

Cairo - Luxor - Hurghada  

Bring the stories of ancient Egypt to life on this wonderful Egypt family holiday. Ride camels, see Mummies in the Egyptian Museum, explore the tombs of the Pharaohs, take a felucca ride on the Nile and finish on the beach for plenty of pool time on the Red Sea.

10 days from £2195 p. p.

Boutique Egypt

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Explore Egypt on this privately-guided suggested itinerary combining Cairo, Luxor and Aswan without taking a cruise along the Nile.

10 days from £3350 p. p.

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 p. p.

Oberoi Zahra Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

The Oberoi Zahra is unquestionably one of Egypt’s most luxurious and iconic Nile cruises. You'll cruise along the Nile, being looked after by the finest Egyptologists. Stay in fabulous cabins and relishing world-class cuisine and spa treatments.

11 days from £3795 p. p.

Classic Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Uncover the ancient world of Egypt on this classic tour of Egypt. Explore Cairo and the Pyramids before cruising down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 

9 days from £2145 p. p.

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