Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
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  • Charles L
    386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too expensive for a family
    Everyone says it is beautiful, … so no need to state the obvious. Is it worth the $52 USD (1,600 EGP) per person? Think of how expensive it gets for family with kids? Don’t let price stop you though if you are passionate about ancient Egypt.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Tiago Barroso
    Alhandra, Portugal893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Nefertari Tomb
    One of the most impressive tombs in Luxor, and of all Egyptian tombs, so i have the pleasure to see this year for the first time. It was amazing and well preserved tomb full of colours and meaning, the preservation team have done a very good work, it is expensive, but it values the money, I recommend of course, and if I can insure I will go there again. Do not miss this amazing tomb, for me is the number 1.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
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    Nefertari means the most beautiful one
    The most vibrant and beautiful of the four tombs open in the Valley of the Queens (and not only in the Valley of the Queens but also in the Valley of the Kings) is the Tomb of Nefertari which requires a very significant extra payment to view and you are only allowed 10 minutes to do so though there might be some lee-way on the timing. If you can afford it and can move fast then it is worth it. The other three tombs are included in the standard entry price. The Valley of the Queens is less visited than the Valley of the Kings so you never feel crowded and it will only take an hour or so to visit the Valley. The Temple of Nefertari is a large tomb. You descend stairs into a chamber with one side room then descend more stairs to the 8 x 10 meter burial chamber with four pillars and three symmetrical side rooms. The pictures of Nefertari and the various gods on the painted plaster are colourful, vibrant and wonderfully preserved. Ceilings have the stars on black pattern. Wooden stairs and floors have been laid but there is no glass between you and the paintings. However, there is a 10 minute time limit in viewing this temple so you have to move fast! Photography is now permitted so I snapped away so I could see it later. Since you have already paid for entry to the other three tombs (Titi, Amunherkhepshef and Khaemwaset) you will have lots of time to see them beforehand or afterwards.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Komet Private Guide Tours
    Cairo, Egypt112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best travel organizers
    We spent unforgettable time with Komet Private Guide Tours, first we headed to the Egyptian Museum Cairo where we visited the masterpieces there and the Golden treasures of the boy king Tut Anch Amun, then we headed to the pyramids of Giza. We did a camel ride, we visited the Sphinx, and then did some shopping there. Really a great experience we had and will be back soon.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 11, 2024
  • Robert D
    3,872 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent tomb
    This magnificent tomb is worth the extra ticket you need to purchase to enter. Nefertari was the principal wife of Ramesses II. Notice Nefertari's dark skin. She was a Nubian. The tomb is richly decorated and quite impressive. I later found out from my tour guide that Nefertari's tomb closed for renovations the day after we visited. We were among the last tourists to be able to visit it.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 1, 2024
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bgtoca
Vancouver, Canada129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This tomb in the Valley of the Queens is very special. It's one of the best, if not the best-preserved tombs in Egypt. You have to pay $71 USD to enter, and you're only allowed in the tomb for 10 minutes. I would say it's a medium-sized tomb, the ceiling is nothing special, but the walls are covered with elaborate paintings with colors so vivid it looks like they were painted yesterday! Sure, there are chucks of the walls and ceiling where the paintings have been damaged and are missing, but the overall effect is still there. It's hard to believe just how old these paintings are! You can take photos and videos with your cell phone in the tomb. As this is the most popular tomb in the valley of the Queens, it's always busy. Authorities allow a certain number of people at a time to avoid overcrowding. If you see a large group heading for the entrance, wait 10 minutes and they will come out. If you're on a budget, at least one person per family/group should go in to take photos, it's well worth it.
Written October 3, 2022
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omeriq
Plainview, NY160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The best tomb we saw on our trip and highly recommend it. The colors and the hieroglyphics are spectacular! The tomb visit is pricey but getting a Luxor pass will be better as it includes quite a few things.

You do get 10 mins inside so spend your time wisely :)
Written March 3, 2020
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,711 contributions
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Oct 2021
If you intend to visit the Tomb of Nefertari you may consider buying the Luxor Pass as the entry ticket for this tomb alone is around $90. I went there twice. The first time after my extensive visit to the Valley of the Kings where I took so many pictures that my phone battery died. So I decided to go and just see it and to return the next day with a fully charged phone plus a back-up battery.

The tomb is not as large as it may seem when you look at pictures or videos but the colors are really spectacular. And pictures don't do it justice. You really have to see it to appreciate it.
You have to register your Pass with a supervisor before you go inside the tomb. The attendants hint that for a small token of appreciation they would allow you to stay there 15 minutes instead of the allowed 10. One of them probably figured that he would get a nice tip from me so he didn't bother me with timing and let me into every room and pointed to every significant and insignificant detail on the frescoes. A 50-pound bill LE was well received and we became friends.

The Valley of the Queens has only 4 toms open to the public and on the day of my visit one of them was closed .
Written November 8, 2021
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KarenAzinger
Portland142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tomb of Queen Nefertari, wife of Rames II, has been closed for the longest time for restoration work. It just recently opened to the public but the price is steep, E1000 per person (about US$66) and you only get to spend 10 minutes in the tomb, but it is well worth it! This tomb is stunning with vibrant colors and beautiful art. This is by far the most beautiful tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Valley of the Kings! And they now allow the public to take photos with your cell phone! This is a new first. Don't let the short amount of time deter you from going to this tomb. Unbelievable stunning. One of the great wonders in all of Egypt.
Written March 8, 2020
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tumbuna
Sydney, Australia337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This tomb is very rarely visited by the tour groups for 2 reason 1) it is in valley of the queens and 2) the extra charge. However, it is well worth the ticket price. The walls are magnificent and unlike the valley of the kings you can spend a lot of time just admiring the views. Officially you are only meant to spend 15 minutes in the tomb but due to the low numbers the guards allowed us as long as we wished and pointed out some of the highlights on the walls. There are no photographs allowed in this tomb but you can take as many as you like with your mobile. This is right across Egypt except in the Tutankhamen room in the museum where no photos at all are allowed.
Written February 17, 2020
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Clarence D
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
The Tomb of Nefertari is not typically on a tour group or tour provider's package because it is extra and is quite expensive. Moreover, the ticket only allows for ten minutes in the Tomb! Nevertheless, we highly recommend purchasing the ticket and seeing this Tomb. It is spectacular. Given the spectacular nature of the Tomb, do not go to it first. Once you see it, the others will be pale in comparison. Our other recommendation is to try to time your entry to when there are no other people or only very few. It may be that with no other people in the Tomb, the ever present guards might let you stay longer to take in even more of this wonderful site.
Written December 4, 2021
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Lynette A
San Francisco, CA2,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Well preserved, bright colors and besides the local men there to protect the tomb, we were alone. Remember to always have either one dollar bills or 50 Egyptian pounds ready to give the men who are there to be guides. Your Tour Guide is not allowed to go inside the tombs it is only staffed by the locals who live around the area. We found that most of them don’t speak very good English but there are some that do. Some are helpful and some are more annoying and detract from the situation because they just keep pointing and saying Nefertari Nefertari Nefertari Nefertari Nefertari so I gave them money and ask them to just let us look in silence.
Written February 21, 2022
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eng333
New Jersey1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I was the only one to visit the Nefertari tomb. It is great to have it to yourself, but you aren't alone. The guard/guide/beggers focus 100% of their attention on just you to show you where to look or take a photo, take your phone to take a photo of you "for you", and then insist on a tip. They'll even tell complain when you don't tip enough. For such an expensive tomb, I'd say it's not worth the price, but I suppose if you have the premium Luxor pass, it's not as bad.
Written March 19, 2021
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4alexnyc
New York City, NY1,696 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Wow, really spectacular and worth going to visit as long as you are aware of the high cost of 1400LE (this is why it's not included in many tour packages). The Tomb appears almost as if it was constructed recently - the hieroglyphs are so colorful and well preserved. This was the best preserved tomb we visited and a trip highlight
Written December 20, 2021
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This tomb wasn't included in our tour of the Valley of the Queens but our guide strongly recommended that we pay the extra and visit it. Thank goodness he encouraged us to do it as this is probably the most impressive of the tombs we saw on the west bank.

The colours are still remarkable after thousands of years and teh paintings as a consequence are fantastic.
Written March 16, 2023
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