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Valley of the Kings Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Explore tomb entrances at Thebes during your Valley of the Kings tours.
  • A temple at the Valley of the Kings is a great photo opportunity during your Egypt vacation.
  • Signpost for the Tombs of Tutankhamon and Merneptah
  • Tablet of the tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Tomb of Thutmosis III

Standing on the west bank of the Nile River, within the heart of the Thebian Necropolis is the world famous Valley of the Kings.  This valley is where, from the 16th-11th century BC, tombs were constructed for Pharaohs and nobles of Egypt’s New Kingdom, all to be discovered on an Egypt tour.

About the Valley of the Kings

The tombs have attracted attention since ancient times with some being opened to the public during the Greek and Roman periods. The valley has been a major area of modern Egyptological exploration during the past two centuries, however, many of the tombs had been robbed of antiquities by the end of the 20th century. Despite this, what remains in the tombs and the artwork and construction have provided valuable insight into the beliefs and funeral rituals of the time. In more modern times the Valley became famous for the discovery of Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb by Howard Carter in 1922.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Valley became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and remains one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world to be visited on Egypt trips.  A total of 63 tombs have been uncovered with the most recent happening in 2005.  The mystery and excitement surrounding the Valley that began more than two centuries ago is still felt today with tours of the tombs attracting curious tourists in search of Egypt’s fascinating past.

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt.vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

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Valley of the Kings

  • Egypt Odyssey Special: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on a classic tour that gives travellers short on time a superb introduction to Ancient Egypt. Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, visiting temples along the way, and venture through the medieval markets and churches, mosques, and synagogues of Old Cairo.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,018
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Egypt Spectacular: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy a superb introduction to Ancient Egypt on this classic tour. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and Cairo’s medieval corners before you board your boutique sailing boat for your trip up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan to explore ancient temples and tombs.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,830
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Egypt: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,271
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Egypt Stay Of Distinction: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Tour the world of Ancient Egypt while staying in a luxury hotel in Cairo, with the pyramids of Giza as your backdrop. Explore Cairo’s pyramids, Memphis, and the Great Sphinx before embarking on a Nile cruise to see the temples of Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,582
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta St. George

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: A Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan is the best way to view many of Egypt's most famous sights on land excursions. During the day you'll explore the many temples of the ancient pharaohs and uncover the history of this great civilization before retreating to your deluxe floating hotel for the evening as you sail the Nile.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 753
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: MS Mayfair

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Sail the mighty Nile River between Luxor and Aswan, visiting historical temples, tombs, and ruins in the area. You'll be guided by on-board Egyptologists during the day, and take part in leisurely activities onboard during the evening. The cruise can be taken in either direction.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 822
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Highlights of Egypt: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the iconic sites of Egypt on this deluxe journey across the nation. Visit the pyramids of Cairo before flying south to explore the temples of Luxor and Aswan along the Nile. Connect back to Cairo to close out your vacation with visits to medieval highlights.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,504
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the iconic sites of Ancient and Medieval Egypt on this deluxe journey across the nation. Start in Cairo, where you’ll visit the pyramids before flying south to explore the temples of Luxor and Aswan. Connect back to Cairo to see the treasures of the Islamic Empire before relaxing at a resort on the Red Sea.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,761
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta Dahabiya from Luxor

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,171
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta Dahabiya from Aswan

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,171
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV From Aswan: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Spend four nights on the Nile on this luxury Egypt cruise between Aswan and Luxor. Explore the ancient temples of Philae and Kom Ombo, along with the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon. Return each night to the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, with hospitality fit for a Pharaoh on the Nile.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,978
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV from Luxor: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | CRUISE: Cruise down the Nile to explore the majesty of Ancient Egypt. See the tombs of past rulers in the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, marvel at the well-preserved reliefs of the Temple of Horus is Edfu, and bask in the luxury comforts of a boutique river vessel during your downtime.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,978
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Classic Egypt Special: Cairo, Luxor & Aswan

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,763
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Wonders of Egypt: Cairo, Aswan & Luxor

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE: Perfect for travellers short on time, this classic tour offers a great introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt. Start in Cairo where you’ll see the pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum before connecting to Aswan to cruise the Nile River to Luxor, seeing temples and tombs along the way.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,693
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
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