Hurghada

Small Group Excursion to Luxor Valley of the Kings from Hurghada

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Day trip to Luxor by bus from Hurghada

From $35.30

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 15 to 17 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch Air-conditioned vehicle All entries of the mentioned sights.
    • Transfer surcharge from El Gouna (5 euros per person from 2 people)(10 euros single person)
    • Transfer surcharge from Sahl Hasheesh (from 2 people 5 euros per person) (10 euros single person)
    • Boat trip on the Nile. (A 40 minute boat ride or tour to Banana Island.))
    • Drinks in the restaurant.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Pickup details

    The guests will be picked up from all hotels in Hurghada (possibly with a transfer surcharge). The pick-up time is around 4:00 a.m.

    What To Expect

    Hurghada

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Temple of Karnak

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Colossi of Memnon

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Valley of the Kings

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Good deal , would edit it
    Benjamin_L, Feb 2024
    We had a good experience with the transportation , food , and felt well taken care of. Our guide Sheriff was very friendly and well informed and keen to answer my questions. The only thing I would improve is to take away one or 2 activities in order to have more time in Luxor , which is the most impressive place and massive, I felt I could use easily 2 more hours to walk around. If you are with kids I recommend this trip. If you are only adults I would take one day trip exclusively to Luxor and give it the whole day at least ( it’s a 40 hectare place )
    Excellent good value
    Sean_L, Jan 2024
    Great well organised tour. Good communication and prompt arrival of drivers. Tour guide (Weil Mohammad) was excellent and well informed. Only small numbers on the tour which was good. Lunch a little ropey but that didn’t affect a great day out
    Great option for a family staying at hurghada
    Ryan_P, Dec 2023
    Our tour guide, Mohey, was great. He really took us in and tried to give us the best day possible. The sites were better than expected and having his insight was valuable. He could read hieroglyphs which was so cool. I only wish tour guides were allowed directly into the valley of the king tombs with us (we were able to take pictures and ask questions after). Fortunately Mohey was there to guide us on everything else! There were two optional extras: tuthankamon's tomb $20 per person and the boat ride $15. These are prices as of Dec 2023. I think they were a little cheaper before. We went with both, but I would recommend the boat ride over the tomb tbh. His tomb is the most preserved, but otherwise uninteresting and very small in comparison to the other major pharaoh's. Unless you want to pay the $20 for a photo with his mummy I don't think it's worth that much extra. The traditional boat ride was quite nice down the nile and gave us a new perspective in Luxor. I think it's worth it. You will be steered towards two shops that are loosely connected with the tour service. Your guide will make commission off the sales and it is overpriced. Basically every tour company has this setup so it's basically unavoidable. They have a quick demonstration of whatever they are selling which is actually nice and a little informative. It serves well as a little pit stop and a free restroom. However, I would not waste time here and would recommend buying elsewhere. Every minute spent here is a minute taken away from your actual tour imo. We got to do more than I anticipated with just one day driving all the way to Luxor. For us in particular with a small kid this was our best option to see historical Egypt! Definitely a better service than taking a large bus. Make sure to take a little extra tip money. Thank you Mohey 👍
    Nice trip; can be improved
    Florina_D, Dec 2023
    The driving felt unsafe close to the cities and in crowded areas. Also, we would have appreciated more detailed explanations from the guide. However, we had time to visit the monuments by ourselves and the one-day trip to Luxor is totally worth it. The car was clean and they provided water and snacks.
    CHOOSE YOUR TOUR GUIDE CAREFULLY
    Mrton_V, Dec 2023
    The purpose of our vacation was to see Luxor and its sights, which is why we traveled so much... We were 100% satisfied with the trip and the drivers, they arrived on time and drove safely. The bus was also nice, clean and tidy. However, our tour guide called Mr Mohyee didn't do his job at all, he didn't accompany us during the sights, he only said a few words on the bus/in front of the sights, if he did accompany us, he was in a hurry, so we couldn't fully look around and collect memories. We choosed this offer directly because it guaranteed that this program would start in a small number, so we could get to know the local history and culture better, but this did not happen.
    Hassan is a great guide
    Wendy_R, Nov 2023
    This tour was great, Hassan was a brilliant guide, he explained everything really well and made sure we saw everything, Karnak temple was amazing, Rameses tomb in the Valley of the Kings is a must see the colours were out of this world and I cannot describe how it felt to see it all. We visited the alabaster workshop which was very interesting they made us feel very welcome but we weren't pressured they were fine with people in the group who didn't want to buy and lowered prices if haggled with a little too. Hatshepsut's temple was our final stop and again Hassan explained everything so well. The trip down the Nile was a nice added touch. Highly recommend but make sure you bring extra cash for the boat trip and alabaster workshop
    Our best day in Egypt!!
    Bethan_K, Nov 2023
    We had an amazing day! Pick up was on time and communication was great prior to the trip. The highlight though was our tour guide in Luxor, Sharif (who announced himself as sheriff). He was absolutely fabulous! He was REALLY knowledgeable and passionate about Ancient Egypt. He was always willing to assist, for example, we wanted to visit the tomb of Seti I (an additional tomb) and he allowed us extra time to visit this tomb and helped us to buy the tickets. We saw so much in a short period of time and overall we had a fabulous day- the highlight of our trip!
    Best Tour Guide
    Lucy_M, Jul 2023
    Mohammed Mustafa our tour guide, knowledgeable and friendly. I wasn’t disappointed on this trip. The option for added extras was brilliant especially on such a hot day, Nile boat crossing is a must.
    DONT WASTE AND TIME PLEASEEE
    Erika_G, Jun 2023
    My husband and I have have travel to over 20 countries and this was the worst tour we had. There was very bad communication, when we were picked up no one talked to us until 4 hours later. This is a very long trip for such a bad service and communication. DONT WASTE and TIME please.
    Great trip!
    ClaireLouise_H, May 2023
    Such a great trip, I hadn't been very well the day before and was wondering if I'd be for the trip. As its a very long day and incredibly hot in luxor. However I am sooooo glad I went ahead, because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was the only English person there ( solo traveller) but our guide Muhammed Mustafa could speak English and German so he very kindly included me within the German group. Taking the time to explain exactly everything in both languages. I felt there was enough time in each place, I took the optional viewing of tutankhamun tomb/mummy. Which cost 13 euros extra. Well worth it! All in all felt it was very engaging and relaxed. Also took the nile fellucca cruise at an extra 10 euros. That was lovely respite to all the heat, lunch was probably the only thing that was naff. But one thing out of the whole day is fine. We visited the alabaster work shop, a relaxed visit didn't feel harrased and because the workshop is government regulated you do get a fair enough price. I bought a very fetching firestone thoth! I very much recommend this trip, and our guide Muhammed Mustafa really was very knowledgeable, relaxed and made the trip very enjoyable. Dont hesitate in doing the trip, you won't regret it. Just make sure you grab a few snacks and water for the road if you don't want to spend money on the road side snacks. Also will nee 10egp for the using of the loo's. If you want to sleep on the journey I recommend a neck pillow. The vans are comfortable but a bit rigid and feel all the bumps. Thanks again to Muhammad Mustafa for such a great trip.
    Egypt past and present - a fantastic trip!
    Lisa_J, May 2023
    Trip was exactly as described and well worth the money for a 17/18 hour day trip! The drivers were great, just remember to bear in mind that you are in Egypt! Our guide Mohammad Mustafa was fantastic, very knowledgeable and accommodating. He chose the order of visiting the sites perfectly, meaning there was no queuing and we had visited the tombs before the temperature inside them rose too high. Our group was a mix of English and German speaking guests and information was provided in both languages through out the trip. Entry to 3 tombs is included in the admission ticket to the Valley of the Kings, our group visited KV 2 - Rameses IV, KV 8 - Merenphat and KV 16 - Rameses I (only recently opened which is reflected in the quality of the colours). Additional tombs are available to visit for a fee, we were offered KV 62 - Tutankhamen for 300 EGP (£7.68) which was a must for us. We also wanted to see KV 17 - Seti the 1st but we’re not sure if we could. On asking, Mohammad was happy to let us visit, and purchased the extra tickets on our behalf. This cost an extra 1000 EGP (£25.60 per person) but was worth every penny it is unbelievable. The trip on the Nile was optional, some of our group did not take part but l thought the experience was well worth the extra 10 Euro. Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples were both stunning in their own right. We had a long, tiring but amazing day! Thank you
    Proper egypt
    Lindsay_M, Mar 2023
    Guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant, had to remind driver to stop using his phone but otherwise a fabulous experience
    An amazing experience!
    David_L, Feb 2023
    Our driver Mohammed and guide Mohammad Mustafa provided us with a very memorable experience. Mohammad Mustafa had an excellent command of the English language and was extremely knowledgeable throughout the tour. He was very accommodating of the needs of our group and gave us a great insight into the whole trip. He was particularly helpful on one occasion with providing small change for the toilets and offering general, common sense advice to ensure maximum enjoyment of the day!
    Not worth
    Martin_M, Dec 2022
    The valley of the kings was out biggest disappointment on that trip! We were only said that you have to pay extra for Tut. Instead several other thumbs are not included in the ticket also...so we weren't able to see the tombs we came for...instead 3 really not very interesting once were suggested by our tour guard. We were rushed though all the wonderful sites (maybe it would have been nice to skip the Alabaster tourist trap in-between...). The only positive thing was the Karnak Temple at the end. I def would not book that tour again. If you plan: trust me you don't need guide...so find a driver who brings you to the spots and back to your hotel.
    Amazing experience ❤️
    perri_W, Sep 2022
    Our tour guide Muhammad Mustapha was absolutely brilliant very informative and very knowledgeable. The sites were amazing, place's we will never forget.
    Excellent trip with reliable tour operator
    Jan_F, Jul 2022
    IT was my second trip to this place. First tíme it was fine but iincomparable with this trip. Excellent communication with tour operator štartéd just before the trip itself. We got all information we needed. Pick Up was exactly at tíme that was avised and transportation comfortable and Safe. Our guide was nôt only friendly and helpful but he really acted as a knowleable professional. In one day we saw and experienced a lot od beautiful things in good and relaxing pace.
    Great cultural experience with expert staff
    Kevin_H, Jun 2022
    Getting out of the touristy Hurghada to drive through the desert and less touristy cities was a great start and was worth the early rise and long commute. The drivers were friendly and drove safe! Luxor and the sights there are great, a must-see for sure! Our guide, Mohammed, guided my girlfriend and I in English and a German couple in fluent German. He was very knowledgeable, as he is a Egyptologist, and ensured a great experience! Thanks again!
    Wow
    Maxine_R, Mar 2022
    Long but interesting drive watching normal Egyptian life, sights and sounds. The sites visited in your imagination and on TV are so much more when seen in person. My sister and my guide was lovely and we were fortunate to have him all to ourselves as other passengers were German and needed their own
    Could have been better
    Dave, Dec 2021
    Although still mostly a good trip, we were very disappointed by a few things. There were two guides on our trip, one German speaking and one English speaking. The German speaking guide was enthusiastic, engaging and pointed out many things from the coach to the German group, with in-depth explanations and he guided the them around the temples and tombs, again with detailed information. Unfortunately we do not understand much German and the English speaking guide spent a lot of his time on his phone and largely left us to explore without him, only giving us a little information when asked. The expected serene felucca ride turned out to be on a noisy/smelly motor boat rather than a felucca sail boat. We drove past the Colossus of Memnon on the way to the Valley of the Kings and were told we’d stop there for photos on the way back but again we just drove past! 🤷‍♂️
    Excellent
    Lena_J, Jan 2024
    En otroligt trevlig utflykt som jag rekommenderar starkt ! Perfekt att åka i en mindre grupp. Guiden var otroligt påläst och duktig på alla sätt och gjorde dagen mycket minnesvärd. Vi fick precis den tiden som behövdes vid varje stopp, varken mer eller mindre. Ett tips är att resam till Luxor tar strax under 5 timmar med ett litet raststopp efter vägen. Det är ingen guidning på resan fram och tillbaka så nedladdad musik eller en ljudbok gör att resan inte känns så lång.

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