Hurghada

Small group Hurghada to Luxor, Valley of the Kings by Van

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Day Tour to Luxor from Hurghada by Car
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 15 to 16 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Step back in time with a full-day tour of Luxor’s ancient tombs and treasures from Hurghada. Enjoy views of the Egyptian desert as you travel by air-conditioned vehicle, and explore the iconic sites on both sides of the Nile River. Step between two great lines of sphinxes as you enter Karnak Temple to see the buildings and sacred lake within the complex. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Valley of the Kings, and take in royal tombs and Queen Hatshepsut’s vast temple before returning to Hurghada.
  • Full-day tour of Luxor's ancient sites from Hurghada
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle
  • Visit Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings
  • Enjoy free time for shopping in Luxor
  • Lunch and hotel transfer included

What's Included

  • All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A bottle of Mineral water during your trip.
  • All taxes & services charge.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Lunch
  • Guide speaking your language
  • Entrance fees to visited sites (if option selected)
  • Drinks in the restaurant
  • Optional 20-minute cruise (10 EUR - to be paid in cash)
  • Pickup and drop-off at Al-Ahyaa, El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh, Safaga, or Soma Bay (10 $ / person)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

04:30 AM

Pickup details

• Pickup is available from hotels in Hurghada,, and Makadi. Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Al Ahyaa, Sahl Hasheesh, El Gouna, Soma Bay, and Safaga are available for an additional fee. • The journey from Hurghada to Luxor is 5 hours by minibus with multiple checkpoints. It is recommended that you bring a book or prepare some music with you for the long ride. • There will be plenty of snacks and water on the minibus. • If you are staying in an apartment or villa, you should send the activity provider to the nearest hotel to you. • If you plan to stay in Luxor and don't come back to Hurghada, you need to choose the option (Shared Group with Entry Fees, One Way Transfer to Luxor)

What To Expect

Hurghada

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Temple of Karnak

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Luxor

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Colossi of Memnon

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Valley of the Kings

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by FTS Travels

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Amelia_F
The excursion was bang on at the time they said they would come. The guide Ahmed was so lovely!! His service was informative and courteous! Luxor was so beautiful I wish I did this excursion first! Next time ey!

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Sharon_H, Mar 2024
Fantastic trip with our tour guide Admed who was amazing, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, fun and managed to secure me a last minute ticket to Tutankhamen’s tomb, I’ll be forever grateful.
Really good organised trip
Ernie_R, Mar 2024
Seeing the valley of kings in the flesh was amazing Bit of a long journey but well worth it A lot cheaper than booking it through hotel
Well worth it!!
H_O, Feb 2024
An amazing day with the wonderful guide Nana. From pick up to drop off everything was well planned. The sights in Luxor are worth taking the long trip from Hurgadha. The guide was truly wonderful and the drivers were great too. I would recommend this trip. The only downside was the amount of time it takes but I couldn't afford a private jet so bus was my only option 😁
Great trip!
Joy_A, Feb 2024
Our tour guide was really informative and funny. Prepare for a long journey but lovely views and worth it!
Great tour
Oliver_N, Feb 2024
A great tour of Luxor with everything you could pack in one day. Long bus ride from Hurghada but the driver was friendly and easy going,on time and ready to go all day without much break. We were lucky with our tour guide- she was efficient, clever, no nonsense but also very funny, full of fun facts and not so fun facts:)as well as generally knowledgeable about everything to do with ancient or modern Egypt. She was very helpful along the way and we were almost sad to see her get off the bus when it was time to get back to hurghada. Her name was Nana. Everything we saw was worth seeing so we would recommend the tour to anyone hesitating. But the whole experience does depend on your driver/s and the guide you get.
Amazing day back in time.
Steven_T, Feb 2024
The high level of civilization over 3000 years ago is amazing. Their craftsmanship was superior those days.
Fantastic Trip
nikkirednix, Feb 2024
This was one of the best value trips we have been on ( we were quoted more than double with holiday rep) It's a very long day but well worth it. Nana our guide was absolutely brilliant, great personality and extremely knowledgeable. First stop Karnak, then optional boat trip on the Nile, we really enjoyed a bit of time to chill, and you get to the lunch stop before the bus, next Valley of the Kings, this includes 3 tomb visits {not King Tut you can pay extra for this) then on Temple of Hatshepsut, another stunning site, there are golf buggies at the Valley of the Kings and here, saving some leg work. We then went to an alabaster factory, this was ok and wasn't really pressured in to buying. Nana treated us all to ice lollies which were very welcome, It's great trip, but very tiring, take small note or change for the loo stops. All in all a great trip and well worth it, Enjoy
Worth it
hafsah_k, Feb 2024
Tour guide Ahmed was very knowledgable and entertaining. Long trip but worth it. Nile cruise was peaceful and a different way to see the city - definitely recommend it.
Trustworthy company, great day.
Laura_R, Feb 2024
Very good trip without much hassle and very reliable and trustworthy tour company. Only negative was the shop about 3pm disguised as a toilet stop. Transport was in much better condition than i was expecting given previous reviews. The roads were very bumpy though so journey was not that comfortable but ok. Would be better if the boat trip was included in the price. Although some people did opt not to take the boat and spent longer in the minibus driving to the restaurant instead. Woule definitely reccomend this tour. Money needed for toilets at stop half way to/from luxor. If you have Egyptian money you should only pay 10egpytian. If you have euro or dollar expect to pay 1dollar / euro. I would have marked as excellent if there had been more time at the first temple complex and no shop.
Excellent guide, good...
Liviu_I, Feb 2024
Excellent guide, good lunch and impressive monuments and history! You can also see 100 km of Nile's Valley, and its villages and agriculture. And on the way back, the stars on the sky are breathtaking. Bedouin women at the first road break from Hurghada to Luxor, with donkeys and lambs, real people from the desert. You can tip them or offer a sandwich/cookie, real people in need.
Had a wonderful day with lovely tour guide!
Hyujeong_Y, Feb 2024
The guide Ahmed from FTS travel has been so amazing he was really helpful and so knowledgeable! We didn’t book Tutankhamun’s tomb in advance and struggled to book in front of the tomb but he was very patient and kind to explain so finally we booked and my son was so happy. Transport, the van was on time and lunch was great, Ahmed also treated us with ice cream and crisps😊 Thank you for making our day perfect, Ahmed! We enjoyed it so much with unforgettable memory and great place to visit! Thanks a lot 👍
Enriching Journey to Luxor: A Well-Managed Day Trip
Suhruta_Y, Feb 2024
Our day trip from Hurghada to Luxor was well-managed, seamlessly covering all the tourist sites outlined in the itinerary. The driver's thoughtful stops for comfort breaks were appreciated, allowing us to stretch during the long journey. Our tourist guide was not only knowledgeable but also patient in providing key information about the historical sites and addressing our questions. It added immensely to the overall enriching experience. While the lunch provided had a few vegetarian options, we believe there's room for improvement in catering to kids' preferences as well. Considering the diverse preferences of travelers would enhance the overall dining experience. In conclusion, we highly recommend this trip for anyone considering exploring the wonders of Luxor.
Fantastic sights to see
Aaron_B, Feb 2024
Nana was an excellent and well informed guide with a bit of humour on the side. As well as educating us on Ancient Egypt she kept us right with the street sellers. The bus trip is an endurance test though, 5 hrs from Makadi Bay and 4hrs return. Tip - don't buy from the pit stop on the way to Luxor ( very expensive) wait until you are in Luxor.
Painful
Lesley_B, Feb 2024
I was soooo excited to visit Valley of the Kings. The minibus picked us up at 5am. We were the last stop so there was were only 3 seats available. A double and single seat. However, one of the double seats was over the wheel arch as well as the single seat. I suffer with very bad knees. The Journey of 5 hours with only one stop was excruciating painful for me. My partner is 6’2 and sat with his knees bunched up to his chest for the duration. Behind us both was a row of 5 seats with leg room. There was a blanket placed at the back of our seats at the back of the seats behind. Here the drivers took turns to make the back seats into a bed and took turns in sleeping on the whole length of the back seats. My knees were so painful, that I could not visit the tombs. It was not an enjoyable trip and had to endure 5 hours back in the same position over wheel arch seats. It was a total waste of my money as we also had to pay £15 each to enter Tutankhamens tomb which was the only one I could manage because it was the shortest of the tombs. I have photos of proof and would think twice if wanting to book with this company.
Brilliant day- Mind blowing history in the flesh
Steven_W, Feb 2024
Tremendous day. Really well organised but the highlight has to be Nana. The best guide we've had anywhere passion knowledge and just great fun brought the whole experience to life. Loved the boat ride on the Nile well.worth it again beautifully narrated by Nana. Long day but comfy bus and decent stops. Couldn't recommend enough but I need a few days in Luxor to really see more
fantastic trip to luxor
Guenther_L, Feb 2024
.I travelled from Hurghada to Luxor February 5th 2024 with FTS Travels ..everything was fine...but the guide Hamed was a sensation!!!! Excellent english-speaking, I learned a lot of interessting things about history, he was very friendly and informed me also lot about Egypt and its people. You can glad,if you get him!!! Thank you for this Trip Guenther from Austria
Definitely worth seeing
Kevin_O, Feb 2024
Seeing the temple at Carnac and the valley of the Kings and having the history explained by a brilliant guide.the 4 hr journey from Hurghada was a bit of an endurance but although I chose to pay €10 extra for the Nile river crossing, it was so worth doing!
Amazing Day Had By All !!
robertleriche, Feb 2024
Firstly the only small issue that I did not like on this trip and to be careful of was the attempt from the company to charge us extra for hotel pick up via a private WhatsApp message when it is clearly advertised and confirmed by Viator that it is included. It was not the best way to start the trip at 3am. Not overly professional at all from a tour operator. Other than that small point this trip was just brilliant ! From the communication to the organisation and information provided by our guide Nana. The sights seen and experienced on this trip are like no other. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Hurghada, it was a day to remember for sure !
This tour is amazing
Alex_R, Feb 2024
Amazing trip to all the different places, we had a brilliant tour guide and saw beautiful sights, thank you for the fun filled day
Great time in Luxor
Sem_K, Feb 2024
We got picked up at our Hotel in Makadi Bay at 5:10am, and arrived at the first temple in Luxor at around 9:45am, due to some checkpoins comming from Hurghada. There we also met our tour guide; she was very knowledgeable and explained a LOT about the history of all the places we visited. The Nile cruise before lunch took around 30 minutes and was worth it, but it is kind of expected that you'd pay the additional 10 euro's for it. Then the lunch at the buffet style crocodile restaurant was decent and afterwards the valley of the kings, and the tombs we visited were also really cool! We visited 3 tombs, which was definitely enough. Also we opted to not go to Toetanchamon's tomb, as its extra because the mummy is still in there. Finally we visited the last temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was also cool as it's almost inside the mountain. At the end of the day we were satisfied and tired as we arrived back in our hotel around 20:30! The driver was a little bit crazy according to our western standards though! Overal we would recommend this experience for sure! PS: if you go in winter definitely bring a blanket or coat as the stops and Nile river can be quite cold!
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