Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) Tours

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Creating the Valley of the Kings was no simple undertaking: a small army of builders, engineers, engravers and other workers was required to carve the dozens of tombs out of sheer rock over the centuries.

Naturally they all had to be housed somewhere, ideally not too far away. But it was only with the discovery Valley of the Artisans (or Deir el-Medina), around the time of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb, that we learnt more about their living conditions.

The outlines of the “workmen’s village” are still clearly visible, and extant reliefs offer a fascinating portrait of everyday life. All of this makes the Valley of the Artisans a pleasant change after countless monuments glorifying the pharaohs and their morbid fixation on the afterlife.

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The Valley of the Artisans is beyond the floodplain on the Right Bank of the Nile. It is within reach of the Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings.

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Address: Egypt
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Hours: Open daily. Summer: 6am - 6pm, Winter: 6am - 5pm
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Admission: 30 L.E.
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Full-Day Luxor Tour: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor

Discover Luxor highlights along the East and West Banks of the Nile River on a full-day tour of Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahari), Colossi of Memnon, and Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Combining the sites ensures you can cover key destinations even with limited travel time, and you’ll see a dramatic range of styles, from the intimate artwork of tombs to imposing royal temples.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Luxor

See a selection of Luxor’s top attractions over three days with this multi-day tour. The perfect experience if you already have a hotel arranged, the tour is led by an Egyptologist guide to help you get the most out of your time in Luxor. You’ll see the Necropolis of Thebes, Karnak Temples, the Luxor West Bank, and more during guided tours each day, and you’ll even have the chance to see the sun rise from a hot air balloon, if you wish.
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina from Luxor

Peek into the lives of ordinary ancient Egyptians on this private 4-hour Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans tour from Luxor. With a private qualified Egyptologist guide, discover the painted tombs of two 18th-dynasty aristocrats — Menna and Nakht — at the Valley of the Nobles. Then, visit the incredible Valley of the Artisans, known as Deir el-Medina. See the crumbled homes where the artisans who built the royal tombs lived; hear fascinating details about their lives; and see the unique final judgment carvings inside the valley temple.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor's West Bank

Devote a day to the wonders of the West Bank on this full-day sightseeing tour from Luxor. With a qualified Egyptologist guide to show you the sights, travel to the Nile's western shores and investigate the age-old treasures scattered around the valleys and mountains. Explore three tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Ramses III. Plus, explore the Valley of the Artisans, where the ancient tomb builders once lived. The tour includes a delicious lunch and air-conditioned transportation.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Day Tour to Luxors Tombs and Funerary Temples

Enjoy this rich tour around Thebes marvelous 4000 year old monument. This is a full day tour around the West Bank Tombs and Temples (the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatchepsut, the Nobles Tombs, Artisans Tombs, Habu temple, Ramasseum temple and a photo stop by the colossi of Memmnon. This is an extra dose of history for Egyptology fans.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Habu Temple, Valley of the Artisans, Valley of the Queens from Luxor

Visit Habu Temple, the Valley of the Artisans, and Valley of the Queens on private tour of Luxor’s West Bank that explores fascinating ancient art and architecture. With a personal guide to lead the way, you’ll learn the stories behind the vivid paintings at Habu Temple, as well as tombs built for both workers and royalty. Since this tour includes all entrance fees, round-trip transport from your hotel, water, and snacks, it’s a hassle-free way to experience Luxor’s West Bank, the site of ancient Thebes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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West Bank Private Day Tour from Luxor

Private Tour Luxor West Bank Valley of the Kings and Hatsheput Temple
  • Duration: 4 hours
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