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This desert valley contains the ancient burial ground of many Egyptian pharaohs. Among over 60 royal tombs is the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen that was found in pristine condition.
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Luxor City, Luxor 85511, Egypt
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there are so many temples to see in the valley of the kings again such amazing stories surround there history

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank luciriley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the valley of the kings. Visited 5 tombs in the valley including king tut and Ramses the 6th. We also visited the valley of the queens and paid extra to see nefertari’s tomb. Well worth the 70 + dollars.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This is on going excavation of this site. It is hugh I did not realize all that was here. I wish I would have been able to spend more time. You do have to pay to take pictures 300 pounds to take pictures in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cow3girl
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in Egypt, it is astounding to see the number of pharaoh's tombs in close proximity. Also one of the most heavily touristed areas, so slow down and take your time to see the tombs that you enter (your ticket allows visitation of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Valley of the Kings is an overrated experience. Of course, one must go there after traveling to Luxor - but prepare to be underwhelmed. It has become such a commercial interest that the allure has been tarnished. There are many tombs to choose from,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A overwhelming valley filled with tombs to explore, unfortunately it costs a fortune to see them all. The ticket only lets you visit 3. Note: if you have a student card bring it, all prices are 50% cheaper on ticket offices.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RuiMilk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everybody gets to see three tombs free along with main ticket. ticket for photos are separate. some special tombs like Ramses VI, Tutankhamen, seti I need separate ticket to purchase. we visited ramesses III, IX, Merenptah and Ramesses VI, Tutankhamen's Tomb. life time experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eureca2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Valley of the Kings was quite amazing . Amazing to find so many tombs at the site . Be prepared with walking shoes and note that some tombs are often deep into the mountain and quite steep. The tombs no longer have any artifacts except...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yohannanj
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Valley of the Kings is one of the jewels of the world’s heritage and would be worth the trip to Luxor all by itself, even if there are also many other worthwhile sights in the area. You simply cannot see anything like this anywhere...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sjur B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don't need many words to describe what you can see. It's just amazing. The only negative thing is that you nearly have to pay for every tomb extra. And some of the tombs are really expensive. The tomb of Rameses VI is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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cheyanne A
February 1, 2019|
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Response from 1984falk | Reviewed this property |
With a photo ticket you could take photos in Seti II's tomb. We did not go to Seti I's tomb
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from William F | Reviewed this property |
Like other our guide bought all the tickets. There was almost no line. Make sure to get the camera pass. Ramses VI was probably my favorite and Seti was amazing as well. I went in with little expectation but was blown... More
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from 189vinayk | Reviewed this property |
Rebecca is right. Tickets for kids costs 50% as compared to kids.
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GJM-Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
Photography permits are available for Valley of the Kings (3 Replies)
We have just returned from a 12 day trip to Egypt and thought people would like to know that camera permits are now available for Valley of the Kings. Our guide knew nothing about it, apparently it was only introduced a day or two before we arrived from Cairo. From what I could gather it was 300LE, a price I would have gladly paid. :( We also saw guards/attendants in tombs taking phones from tourists and deleting all photos that they had taken, so don't take the risk, if you want...More
November 30, 2017|
Response fromthursday_next_16|
Thanks for the info. I wonder if it can also be bought together with the Luxor pass, or if we still have to get it from the ticket office..? Does anyone know?
Ninaad H
Sample Travel Itinerary (1 Reply)
Hello Friends, I am planning to visit Egypt with my wife in last week of December. I would like your guidance on planning my trip and the itinerary so that I can get the best of all. We will be flying from New York and have no idea of any Egyptian tours or planned tours. Here is what I think: Trip Duration : 08 Days / 07 nights Trip Schedule : from 26th of Dec - 02nd of Jan 2016 Cities: Cairo - Giza - Aswan - Luxor Day 1 / 26th of Dec: Arrival Cairo Visit nearby places in Cairo...More
September 21, 2015|
Response fromThe_Egyptian_Guide|
you have a very basic classical itinerary, it is ok for the period of time you are staying, even if I do not usually recommend to use train as for almost the same amount of money you can fly , trains here in Egypt are always making delay plus it gets you to Luxor too early in the morning like 5 am where no siteseeing nor visits are open yet so you have to wait even without a room as check in can not be done that early, better to consider to fly back and forth. what is your nationality?! this...More
ZL2000
merseyside
First timer going to Luxor, please help (11 Replies)
Hi , Need some help with a few things. A friend of mine is planning on going to Luxor with her young daughter (7) She has never been before so doesn't really know anything about the hotels there. She has been quoted a bargain price to Hotel Creative Philippe. Has anyone stayed there? What other reccommendations does anyone have for a hotel to suit them in Luxor? If she stays B&B is it cheap to eat out? She wants to take her daughter to the Valley of the Kings . Anyone have any...More
May 07, 2006|
Response fromIberis|
Hi Kaz, I"m an English woman living in Luxor, from NW UK too like you. If your friend wants a really nice hotel then look at Le Meridian, Sonesta St George, Pyramisia, Sheraton or New Winter Palace. Less expensive hotels then look at Emilio, Mercure [formally the Etap] or a new one The Morris. Can't really comment on the Phillipe not been inside this one but not heard anyone talk about or reccommend it. Also another very nice hotel but it's a little way outside the town called The Jollie...More
wephillips
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Seeking feedback on 4 day itinerary for family of four (2 Replies)
Hello, After a couple months of research, talks with friends, and a previous post in this forum, I've come up with the following itinerary for our 22-day Jordan/Israel/Egypt tour. I may be able to extend it to 23 days. I’m including our itinerary to the neighboring countries to show why we left certain experiences off our Jordan itinerary (eg. doing the Dead Sea in Israel). Feel free to comment about any portion of our itinerary, but for this form, I'm especially interested in your...More
October 14, 2017|
Response fromPashaDowntownHotel|
two point i like to mention Dec is cold month not possible to swim consider visit Jerash half day trip from Amman well worth the effort. rest of your itinerary is fine. Israel and Egypt post on their forums cheers Raymond
Kbochick
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Tours-In-Israel.com (trip review part 2) (7 Replies)
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January 19, 2012|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
Good to know you fulfilled a childhood wish. Next time come to Israel as an independent traveler and see some more of what Israel has to offer -- you are already pros. Chana Israel
mc1126
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How is my itinerary? (6 Replies)
Arrive in Cairo at 2:00AM Day 1 - Cairo Day 2 - Cairo Day 3 - Cairo Day 4 - Fly to Sharm El Sheikh in the morning, spend night in Sharm El Sheikh Day 5 - Leave Sharm El Sheikh for Mt. Sinai in the morning and spend the night in St. Catherine Day 6 - Taxi/car hire from St. Catherine to Taba; cross border into Eliat, Israel; fly from Eliat to Tel Aviv; spend night in Tel Aviv Day 7 - Tel Aviv Day 8 - Tel Aviv/Jerusalem Day 9 - Fly from Tel Aviv back to Eliat; cross border into...More
March 31, 2009|
Response fromDouglas D|
In all honesty, I'd spend a lot more time in Israel or skip it for this trip. You'll barely have time to see it, and that's a lot of work for so little time. But if you still want to come, spend the time in Jerusalem, which you will barely scratch even with that. The airport is between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, not in Tel Aviv itself, so you could go straight to Jerusalem. Douglas Duckett