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  • 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.

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. 

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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After your Egypt tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe Tours

 

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  • Classic Egypt

    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$ 1,198
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Classic Egypt Tour with Alexandria: Cairo to Cairo

    Explore ancient temples and bustling modern cities on this tour through the centres of Egypt. See artefacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Cairo before exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza and the ancient capital of Memphis. Then head south for a cruise along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan, marveling at the wealth of temples and ruins, before heading up to Alexandria for a glimpse of its famed library.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,002
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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