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Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

1. Hurghada: Trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings with Lunch

Embark on a guided tour of the historic city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings on a guided tour from Hurghada. Visit notable sites such as the Temple of Karnak and Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon with an expert Egyptologist guide. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Travel to Luxor by bus and discover the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt with a visit to the most beautiful sights around the city. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Temple of Karnak and admire the columned halls, the chapels, and the sacred lake of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor before boarding a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, to cross over the Nile River to the opposite bank. Here, you will explore the City of the Dead and the Colossi of Memnon. Admire the only remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III and visit the Valley of the Kings. Be inspired by the stunning architecture and discover the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female ruler of ancient Egypt.

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Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

2. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

Begin this wonderful dinner excursion from the lobby of your hotel at 6:30 PM. Join the 5-star deluxe Nile Cruise and set sail for a 2-hour trip from Cairo and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night. Take in the wonderful views of Cairo illuminated by the glaring city lights as you savor a special open buffet dinner. Enjoy a belly dance show, Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while delighting in your endless meal. This amazing Arabian night experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel. Dinner is included in the tour price but beverages are not.

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Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

3. Luxor: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Your stay in Luxor would not quite be the same without a bird’s eye view of the city from a hot air balloons. After convenient, pre-dawn pickup from your Luxor hotel or cruise ship, cross the River Nile to the West Bank – where your hot air balloon awaits. After a safety briefing and introduction to your ground crew and pilot, you will climb into the balloon's basket and get ready for lift off.  Then it’s time for takeoff. Away from the daytime crowds, you will drift peacefully over the west Bank of Luxor and sights such as the monuments of Thebes. As the early morning sun rises over the East Bank, the city and the surrounding mountains will be illuminated in stunning golden hues. Your expert guide will also regale you with insights on history as you take in landmarks such as Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and Karnak, among other important structures. After landing, you will be transported back to your hotel, enriched with the beauty of Egypt from the most enchanting perspective.

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From Hurghada: Tour of Cairo with Nile Cruise and Pyramids

4. From Hurghada: Tour of Cairo with Nile Cruise and Pyramids

Discover the ancient wonders of Cairo during a 2-day whirlwind trip around the historical highlights of the city. Immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient world as you absorb the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. Take a journey back in time as you learn fascinating stories about ancient Egyptians at the Egyptian Museum. Travel in luxury as you check-in for a cruise along the Nile, and sit back and relax as you are treated to a dinner party with live entertainment. Listen as a professional Egyptologist provides you with captivating historical information, and explore Khan El Khalili, as well as Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy two buffet lunches and a breakfast during the 2-day trip, and the comfort of inclusive hotel pick-up and drop-off.

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Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

5. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum Visit & Dinner Cruise Combo

Get picked up from your hotel at 8 AM, then begin your excursion with a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then, proceed to the Great Sphinx which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Next, continue on to visit the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art and is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Admire over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry. Read about how these marvels were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s. After this, get transferred back to your hotel at around 4 PM to rest for a while, take a shower, and get ready for the night ahead. At 6 PM, get picked up from your hotel and head to the pier to begin your 2-hour Nile cruise. Enjoy a night on the Nile as you take in the sights of Cairo. Savor a delicious dinner on board as you watch a belly dancing and a folkloric show. Be delighted by the Chef's menu along with a selection of Egyptian favorites, all made with fresh ingredients. At the end of this memorable dining experience, get transferred back at around 10:30 PM where your tour ends.

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Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

6. Luxor: Half Day Motor Boat Ride with Banana Island Visit

Your local tour leader will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Nile side of Luxor, where your boat is waiting for your journey. Sailing down the peaceful waters of the majestic Nile River, see the imposing Luxor Temple on the East Bank and the pink hills of the West Bank go by, an inspiring and incredibly relaxing experience you’ll never forget.  Experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the times of the pharaohs. Enjoy a drink during your boat ride. The boat will sail north of Luxor to an island covered with banana plantations. The boat will sail to the Banana Island, an island covered with banana plantations. Have a relaxing time enjoying the beautiful scenery on a short exploratory tour.  Enjoy a refreshing cup of traditional Egyptian tea and some of the sweetest, most delicious bananas you have ever tasted. Continue sailing and watch the sun set slowly over the Luxor West Bank, take in the scenes around you as you sail along the Nile.

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Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

7. Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to visit both Coptic and Islamic parts of old Cairo. First, you will go to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, which is one of the largest and most important medieval mosques in the world. Next, you will explore Coptic Cairo, visiting the Babylon fortress and the St. Sergios Church dating back to the 4th century, where the holy family took refuge. Saving the best for last, your tour will end with a 3-hour Nile cruise with dinner. An evening cruise on one of the Nile boats is a wonderful opportunity to spend and look at Cairo's skyline at night. During the evening, you will find both local and international cuisine options at an open buffet. In addition, you will watch a belly dance show, listen to Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while indulging in your delicious meal. Spend an evening in the open air, enjoy the good food, the unique entertainment and the magnificent views of the banks of the Nile.

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Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

8. Cairo: Pyramids and Sphinx Tour with River Nile Felucca Ride

Your Ancient Egyptian adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or selected location, and heads towards the Great Pyramids of Giza. Along the way, listen to your expert guide share lively commentary about the sights and landmarks you pass by. Upon arrival at the pyramids, feel immersed in the atmosphere of this unique historical location that is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Admire the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, then head towards the Great Sphinx as well as the Valley Temple, where you can find the mummified form of the King before his burial. Enjoy plenty of time to stop for photo opportunities as you learn about the incredible stories hidden within the pyramid walls. After your tour of the pyramids, hop on board a traditional style Felucca boat for a sail along the River Nile. From the boat, marvel at the array of sights along the river and learn more about Ancient Egypt throughout the ride. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or preferred location.

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Cario: Baron Empain Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

9. Cario: Baron Empain Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the ticket lines and explore the iconic Baron Empain Palace without having to wait. Choose the option including a guided tour, and discover this monument with an experienced guide. Enjoy fast access to one of the city’s must-see attractions, located in the heart of the Heliopolis neighborhood. Wander through the beautiful palace and relax in the gardens. Admire the architecture inspired by Hindu temples. Benefit from the services of a professional photographer to record your trip, available as an add-on.

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Luxor: West Bank Private Tour and Felucca Ride

10. Luxor: West Bank Private Tour and Felucca Ride

Start your day with pickup from your hotel or cruise ship. Hop in an air-conditioned car with your guide and visit the west bank of Luxor. Your guide will tell you the history of Egyptian civilization, as you make your way to the Valley of the Kings. This site was built for the tombs of the pharaohs and nobles of the state and was known as the Great Royal Funerary City. Visit the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the largest and most prominent cemetery in the Valley of the Queens. Then, see the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a memorial temple in Deir el-Bahari. Next, visit the city of Habu, which shows the greatness of ancient Pharaonic architecture. Enjoy a short break for lunch in a local restaurant before visiting the Ramsium Temple. The temple includes huge statues of Ramses II, as well as inscriptions and decorations. See the great statue of Memnon, which is all that remains of a temple in memory of the Pharaohs. At the end of your tour, take a beautiful felucca tour on the Nile, while enjoying some tea. After, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel or cruise ship.

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What people are saying about The Nile

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

From 5am to 10pm on the go. Bus not very comfortable. Excursions and tour guides very good - except for the extra Nile trip - superfluous but unfortunately not selectable. Lunch: below average. Still recommendable.

The guide ,the ambiance ,food and music all was just beautiful for my evening .I will recommend you it either solo or with companion.

It was lovely! Got picked up from our hotel, Ahmad and Mohamed were very helpful and friendly. Food was great. Highly recommend!

Had a very nice day in Luxor. Both at the temple complex and at the tombs. The excursion is highly recommended!

Niwin was a wonderful guide. The atmosphere was excellent, great show and choice of food. God bless her!