GnT TOMBS & TEMPLES TOURS 2019 

  • The GnT Tombs and Temples Experience begins in Cairo with some of the earliest pyramids, followed by a visit to the Giza Plateau, home of the Sphinx, where you will have the opportunity to go inside the Great Pyramid. The next day sees the start of an unhurried journey of discovery through the one-time capital of the land of the Pharaohs and the extraordinary burial grounds of Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom. You will visit the more interesting tombs and temples in the Luxor area, many of which are not on the general tourist itineraries. Pooling their knowledge, resources and personal experiences, your hosts will lead you on a fascinating exploration back in time, following in the footsteps of the great pioneer Egyptologists who opened up the sprawling necropolis of Ancient Thebes. You will walk the paths of not just kings and queens from the distant past, but also those of the nobility of the age, the men and women who held the reins of officialdom in the name of the Pharaoh, and the oft-forgotten workmen who labored under extreme conditions to bring these massive undertakings to life. Your last morning in Egypt will be a tour of the world famous Egyptian Museum, current home of the golden mask of Tutankhamun. You will then be driven to Cairo International Airport in time for your international departure.

  • The Tombs and Temples Experience entails a degree of walking, going up and down steps and stairs, possibly some crawling, climbing in and out of minibus transport, and hopping on and off boats. That said, there is no walk that is more than 8 or 9 hundred metres, and as we are not tied down to coach times we can take as long as we wish, or change the itinerary if required. There are also rest spots everywhere. There will be plenty of time to relax in the evenings, and we will always stop for lunch, but generally the days are full days. We have organised minibus transport to take us to and from sites. All this transport is included in the price.
  • The Tombs and Temples Experience price includes hotel accommodation (p.p. sharing) with pool, all meals, all entrance fees, sleeper-train return from Cairo to Luxor, guiding, tipping and water on all excursions, but excludes all international flights, all drinks and any other optional/personal extras.

Day-7

  • Saqqara Mortuary Complex, Bent and Red Pyramids, & the ancient capital Memphis.
  • Giza, home to the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
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The Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza

  • The Luxor Museum, home to many local discoveries from Egypt’s New Kingdom.
  • The Mummification Museum.
  • Luxor Temple, built by Tutankhamun’s grandfather, Amenhotep III.
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  • Luxor Temple

 

  • The Valley of the Queens, the final resting place of Queen Nefertari, wife of Rameses the Great.
  • The Worker’s Village, the ancient home of the tomb builders.
  • Qurnet Marai, the tomb of Tutankhamun’s Viceroy of Kush.
  • Medinet Habu, the magnificent mortuary temple of Rameses III.
  • The Colossi of Memnon, the two towering statues that mark the entrance to Amenhotep III’s Mortuary Temple.
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Medinet Habu

  • The Tombs of the Nobles , the burial places of many of the important courtiers and officials of the ancient city of Thebes.
  • The Ramesseum, the colossal Mortuary Temple of Rameses the Great.
  • The Temple of Merneptah, the Mortuary Temple of the successor to Rameses the Great.
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The Ramasseum

  • The Valley of the Kings, the world’s most famous cemetery.
  • Carter’s House, where archaeologist Howard Carter stayed while searching for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • The Replica Tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • The Western Valley and the Tomb of Ay.
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Replica of Tutankhamun Tomb

  • The Mortuary Temple of Seti I, father of Rameses the Great.
  • Tombs of the Nobles from the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasty.
  • The funerary complex of Kheruef, Steward to Queen Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III.
  • The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, probably Egypt’s most famous female pharaoh.
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Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple

  • Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes in the world.
  • The Precinct of Mut, consort to the all-powerful god Amun.
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Karnak Obelisks

  • The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to Egypt’s greatest treasures since 1902.
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The Egyptian Museum