Valley of the Kings
Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor
Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Valley of the Kings Tours and Tickets

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Valley of the Kings is a trove of archaeological wonders, containing dozens of tombs filled with art and hieroglyphics. See King Tutankhamun's tomb—the most famous sight in the valley—then tour the temples of the sons of Ramses II and of Amenhotep III and others to marvel at art and artifacts dating between the 18th and 20th dynasties.

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Dinta_T, Nov 2023
Valley of the kings
Loads of Beautiful places to see. Lunch was disappointing. The loo on the coach did not work well. The guide Mimo was amazing. Be prepared to be harassed by street sellers. Definitely worth doing for the valley of the Kings Banana island was good to see with limited time there
Colm_R, Oct 2023
Brilliant
Excellent guide and drivee. We really enjoyed the tour. Go early before the valley of the kings gets to hot and the crowds arrive
Michael_H, Oct 2023
Great visit- Temple and tombs!
We had a great time! Our guide, Mohamed Awad, was very knowledgeable about Queen Hatshepsut’s temple and which of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings would be best to see. Would recommend visiting.
Philip_W, Sep 2023
A Fantastic Tour with a Knowledgable Guide
We had a great half day tour from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings during which our experienced and knowledgable guide Abdul explained all that we needed to know. We then booked a second trip out with Abdul two days later, visiting the Temple of Hatshepsut.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Should I book Valley of the Kings tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Valley of the Kings can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Valley of the Kings 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Valley of the Kings costs USD 15.20. Guided Valley of the Kings tours start around USD 15.20 per person.
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Q:How long does it take to tour the Valley of the Kings?
A:Plan around two hours at the Valley of the Kings whether you're exploring alone or on a regular tour: it's enough to visit the three tombs covered by standard entry. You'll need more time to visit further graves and the select tombs of Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Rameses V and VI, which require separate tickets.
Q:Can you tour the tombs in the Valley of the Kings?
A:Yes, Valley of Kings tours vary from half-day tours to the tombs alone and full-day trips with the valley as one stop on multi-stop Luxor itineraries. Standard tours let you enter three tombs (depending on those open) to view their hieroglyphs and chambers, while others provide time to visit additional tombs, such as Tutankhamun.
Q:What is the best time of year to visit the Valley of the Kings?
A:The best times to visit the Valley of the Kings are winter, spring, or fall (late October through early April) when Egypt's weather is pleasantly warm and sunny without being blazingly hot. These peak periods, however, bring peak visitor numbers, so aim to arrive early to beat the late-morning crowds.
Q:Can you walk through the Valley of the Kings?
A:Yes. Once at the Valley of the Kings' entrance, you can follow walkways to the burial chambers, helped by signposted maps that show their locations. It's a roughly 10-minute walk to the farthest tombs, sometimes on uneven ground. If you're on a tour, time restrictions might mean visiting the nearest tombs is best.
Q:Are there toilets at the Valley of the Kings?
A:Yes, the Valley of the Kings has two sets of restrooms. The first and best-maintained is inside the Visitor Center, from where you walk or ride a mini-train (additional charge) to and from the actual valley entrance. The second is inside this entrance, a 5- to 10-minute walk from the actual tombs.
Q:How much does it cost to see the Valley of the Kings?
A:Valley of the Kings tickets for standard entry, which allows three tomb visits, costs 260 EGP ($8.41); separate tickets for select tombs, like Tutankhamun's, are 100–1,000 EGP. A private half-day valley tour is about 1,400 EGP, and a full-day tour covering the valley and other Luxor sights, is around 3,000 EGP, including admissions.