Luxor is home to some of Egypt’s most remarkable ancient ruins, but with just one day to spare, a private tour is the best way to maximise your time. This private full-day shore excursion from Safaga Port includes a tour of the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings; visits to the Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Hatshepsut, and the Karnak Temples; and a felucca cruise along the Nile. Port pickup and lunch is included.
Full-day private shore excursion to Luxor from Safaga Port
Explore Luxor’s East and West banks with a qualified Egyptologist guide
Visit the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings and admire the tombs of the ancient Pharaohs
Marvel at ancient wonders such as the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and Karnak Temple
Enjoy a typical Egyptian lunch looking out over the Nile
Cruise along the Nile on a traditional felucca
Great-value tour includes port pick-up, lunch, and entrance fees
This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Your tour begins with pickup from Safaga Port. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, set out on the around 3-hour journey to Luxor, accompanied by a private Egyptologist guide.
On arrival, start your tour on the West Bank, exploring the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings (Necropolis of Thebes), where the mountains are home to over 63 royal tombs, dating from the 2nd century BC. Venture inside to see some of the tombs and perhaps opt to visit the most famous of all — the tomb of Tutankhamen (extra cost).
Continue exploring the surrounding archeological wonders, including the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari), the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Medinat Habu (Temple of Ramses III), before breaking for lunch.
After a typical Egyptian-style lunch (included) served at an island restaurant in the middle of the Nile River, cross over to the modern city on the East bank of the river. First, take a tour of the Karnak Temples, a vast complex built between 2055 BC and 100 BC, where highlights include the Avenue of the Sphinxes, the Great Hypostyle Hall, and the Sacred Lake. Then, set sail aboard a traditional felucca boat, for a 30-minute cruise along the Nile — the perfect way to end your day.
On return to Safaga, your tour ends with drop-off at the port in time for your cruise ship departure.
Reviews by Viator travelers
This tour was the best. fMohammed...
, May 2017
This tour was the best. fMohammed was a thoughtful, knowledgeable guide who showed us all the valley of the kings plus several more local things. It was a wonderful day.
We arrived at Safaga and opted for a private tour because we were the only people with a toddler on our cruise ship. Our driver Hassani was incredibly accommodating and ensured that we were comfortable during the long drive to Luxor and back. He had prior experience as a tour guide and told us about the areas we drove through.
When we entered Luxor we picked up our guide Omar Khalifa. He was fantastic with our daughter. He was knowledgeable and and patiently went at our speed. He was able to clarify any questions we had and he tailored an experience just for us.