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2020

Luxor and the Valley of the Kings

EXC_LOUXOR
# Trip

Luxor and the Valley of the Kings

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Description

We’ll leave for a full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs: You’ll discover Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (lunch included - driving time is approximately 7 hours round trip). The Valley of the Kings is one of ancient Egypt’s top tourist destinations. Located in a deep valley just 2 km from the edge of the plain, the site contains over sixty tombs. Only the openings dotting the face of the cliff remain as tell-tale signs of the tombs below. This valley is one of the main complexes of the Ancient Theban Necropolis, located on the left bank of the Nile, directly across from the city of Luxor. It was here, in this setting, that the Pharaohs awaited immortality in their sarcophagi. Further along, dominating the eastern bank, the 18-meter-high Colossi of Memnon—faceless effigies sitting on a throne—are the ruins of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Our afternoon will be spent visiting the Karnak Temple Complex. Connected to Luxor by a corridor of ram-headed sphinxes, this grandiose site dedicated to the god Amun, was continuously expanded for 1500 years. At the heart of this site stands the colossal Precinct of Amun-Re, enclosing a sacred lake that was used by priests in a purification ceremony before performing rituals in the temple. An important place of worship, it contains the Great Hypostyle Hall, a spectacular forest of gigantic columns. This historically significant complex is breathtakingly beautiful.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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From the treasures of the Red Sea to the marvels of the Mediterranean by way of the Suez canal (port-to-port package)

Next departures: 17/02/2020
AQL_PP

AQABA - HURGHADA - SUEZ - Suez Canal - ASHDOD(2) - HAIFA - LARNACA

Jordan - Egypt - Israel - Cyprus

Aboard the MV LA BELLE DES OCEANS

10 Days
Departure city
START IN 2020
Departure 17/02/2020
Arrival 26/02/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2020
Departure 17/02/2020
Arrival 26/02/2020
Ship : MV La Belle des Océans Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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