Tomb of Ramses III Tours

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Located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings is the final resting place of the last of Egypt’s warrior pharaohs. At 125 meters long, the Tomb of Ramses III is one of the longest in the Valley of the Kings. It has been well preserved, with its colorful sunken reliefs of traditional ritual texts still clearly evident.

All 63 of the royal tombs here are different, and what’s unique about the Tomb of Ramses III are the foreign tributes located within its side chambers, including detailed pottery imported from the Aegean and depictions of royal armoury and boats. In the last of these side rooms there’s a bas-relief of two blind musicians that gives the tomb its alternative name: ‘Tomb of the Harpists’.

In the chamber beyond is an aborted tunnel; after realising they were building into the neighboring tomb, ancient builders apparently shifted the axis to the west, constructing a corridor leading to a hall featuring grand pillars and walls decorated with scenes from the Book of Gates.

Practical Info

To reach the Valley of the Kings, take a taxi and ask for “wadi al-muluk” for the East Valley and “wadi al-gurub” for the West Valley. No photography is permitted inside the tombs.
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Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt
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Hours: Open daily 6am-4pm
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Admission: Three tombs (excluding Ramses VI, Ay & Tutankhamun): E£70
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Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens with Lunch

Descend into deep tombs, explore a royal necropolis, then enjoy a meal with views of the Nile River on a full-day tour of Luxor’s West Bank. You’ll start with three tombs in the Valley of the Kings, where elaborate paintings depict images from daily life and the afterworld, and continue to the Valley of the Queens, the final resting place for dozens of queens and princes. After a stop by the Colossi of Memnon, pause for a leisurely meal before the tour concludes.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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USD55.00
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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Luxor West Bank Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Cover Luxor’s West Bank in full, in a day, on this private tour. Depart Luxor with your own Egyptologist guide and explore the sites in-depth with personalized commentary tuned to your interests. Visit the must-see Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut, plus sites not covered by many similar tours, including the Valley of the Nobles. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel, port, station, and airport pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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USD75.00
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Day Trip to West Bank Luxor

Tour the highlights and landmarks of the West Bank during this private day trip from Luxor. With your Egyptologist guide, spend 5 hours visiting sites like the Temple of Ramses III (Medinet Habu), the Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes) and the Colossi of Memnon. Learn about the archaeology, history and preservation of the important sites through your guide's informative commentary. All entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Luxor are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD40.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and Habu Temple

Step into ancient Thebes on a private tour from Luxor to the Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Artisans, and Habu Temple. You’ll see the tombs of ancient queens, then enter the valley where Egyptian workers lived during the New Kingdom. Habu Temple has some of Luxor’s most beautifully preserved ancient art, depicting everything from fierce battles to festival scenes in brilliant colors. Traveling with a private guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, learning the fascinating stories behind each place you see.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD35.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Guided Tour to Valley of the Kings

Experience the fascinating Valley of the Kings with your own qualified Egyptologist guide on this 4-hour morning private tour from Luxor. After traveling to the West Bank by private, air-conditioned vehicle, explore three of the stunning tombs that were burrowed into the mountains around 4,000 years ago as burial places for the pharaohs. Hear about the different tombs from your informative guide, and then descend underground to see the richly decorated tunnels and chambers of the tombs of rulers such as Ramses III, Ramses XI and Merenptah.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD30.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Guided Tour to the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Devote yourself to the treasures and tombs of Luxor’s West Bank on this 6-hour guided tour. Instead of spreading your sightseeing too wide, the tour concentrates on the West Bank's three main wonders, with an Egyptologist guide to bring them to vivid life. Discover the painted corridors and chambers of three tombs at the Valley of the Kings; and roam the stunning, cliff-cut terraces of the Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Finally, stop to see the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Pharaoh Amenhotep’s mortuary temple.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ride a Donkey Along the West Bank from Luxor

Visit the West Bank's most important monuments on the back of a donkey, the traditional method of transportation for the ancient Egyptians. During this 5-hour tour from Luxor, climb on your trusty steed and follow your Egyptologist guide to sites like the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Ramses III (Medinet Habu) and the Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes). Imagine what life was like for the ancient Egyptians as you travel on a donkey's back and learn about the history of the area through your guide's informative commentary.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD125.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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