Safaga Valley of the Kings Excursion Reviews

Enter the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile River to visit the tombs of some of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, including the famous King Tutankhamun.
Amazing seeing the interior of the temples!
Sail Date: August 2018
Amazing seeing the interior of the temples! The tour guide was great, really knowledgeable and likeable. He was very good at explaining the culture as well as the runs.
Amazing seeing the interior of the temples! The tour guide was great, really knowledgeable and likeable. He was very good at explaining the culture as well as the runs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Your Egypt Tours provided an excellent 2 day tour including Karnak, Luxor Temple, sunset felucca ...
Sail Date: October 2017
Your Egypt Tours provided an excellent 2 day tour including Karnak, Luxor Temple, sunset felucca ride, 5 star hotel overnight, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, two lunches - all for $160. We also paid extra to see the Light & ... Read More
Your Egypt Tours provided an excellent 2 day tour including Karnak, Luxor Temple, sunset felucca ride, 5 star hotel overnight, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, two lunches - all for $160. We also paid extra to see the Light & Sound Show at Karnak and visits to King Tutenkhamen’s and King Seti’s tombs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Long day, but so very interesting.
Sail Date: May 2017
Long day, but so very interesting. Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, and photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon all fascinating. Great lunch then long drive back to the ship. Exhausting but worth it.
Long day, but so very interesting. Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, and photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon all fascinating. Great lunch then long drive back to the ship. Exhausting but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We were a group of 11 which enabled us to see some wonderful sites.
Sail Date: March 2017
We were a group of 11 which enabled us to see some wonderful sites. First, we went to the Valley of the Kings. We entered two tombs (Ramses the IV and Ramses the IX) and I chose to pay $6 extra to enter King Tut's tomb. What a ... Read More
We were a group of 11 which enabled us to see some wonderful sites. First, we went to the Valley of the Kings. We entered two tombs (Ramses the IV and Ramses the IX) and I chose to pay $6 extra to enter King Tut's tomb. What a thrill. Our next visit was to Habu Temple. We had an excellent lunch at the Nile View Restaurant and then took a boat across the Nile to the Temple of Karnak. These ruins are just amazing! Our last stop was at the Temple of Luxor and was very interesting. The ride from the ship to Luxor is about 3.5 hours which made for a very long day, but I wouldn't have missed these sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again Safaga is nothing to look at, but most passengers did a trip across to Luxor.
Sail Date: November 2016
Again Safaga is nothing to look at, but most passengers did a trip across to Luxor. Another long, but very interesting trip. Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Luxor were excellent. Our guide was OK, but he talked almost non-stop all ... Read More
Again Safaga is nothing to look at, but most passengers did a trip across to Luxor. Another long, but very interesting trip. Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Luxor were excellent. Our guide was OK, but he talked almost non-stop all day. It was over 3 hours each way on the bus and he kept going virtually the whole way there and the whole way back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We did have enough time to see three of the tombs.
Sail Date: October 2016
We did have enough time to see three of the tombs. Seeing the vibrant colors, still decorating the toms after thousands of years, was awe-inspiring.
We did have enough time to see three of the tombs. Seeing the vibrant colors, still decorating the toms after thousands of years, was awe-inspiring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Super guide, Cherry.
Sail Date: October 2016
Super guide, Cherry. amazing architecture.
Super guide, Cherry. amazing architecture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour also went to Luxor Temple.
Sail Date: October 2016
Tour also went to Luxor Temple. I have touched on the horrors of this excursion in my general review. Luxor Temple is interesting. We were also disappointed that you can't take pictures in the Valley of the Kings. I you want ... Read More
Tour also went to Luxor Temple. I have touched on the horrors of this excursion in my general review. Luxor Temple is interesting. We were also disappointed that you can't take pictures in the Valley of the Kings. I you want pictures, you have to buy the "official" government issued photo package. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The history of the Valley of Kings comes to life when the Guides tell you the stories behind the ...
Sail Date: April 2015
The history of the Valley of Kings comes to life when the Guides tell you the stories behind the Tombs. The cruise ship had great guides for this experience. It is a lot of walking, stairs and very hot out there, but we'll worth the ... Read More
The history of the Valley of Kings comes to life when the Guides tell you the stories behind the Tombs. The cruise ship had great guides for this experience. It is a lot of walking, stairs and very hot out there, but we'll worth the visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
It was a long day but well worth the sites.
Sail Date: March 2013
It was a long day but well worth the sites.
It was a long day but well worth the sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Excellent tour, very knowledgable guide.
Sail Date: January 2013
Excellent tour, very knowledgable guide.
Excellent tour, very knowledgable guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The sights WERE amazing but the tour was not.
Sail Date: January 2013
The sights WERE amazing but the tour was not. The tour guide was awful. We were not allowed cameras at all in the Valley of the Kings - inside the tombs or out. The drive from Safaga to Luxor is too long - 4 and a half hours one way - and ... Read More
The sights WERE amazing but the tour was not. The tour guide was awful. We were not allowed cameras at all in the Valley of the Kings - inside the tombs or out. The drive from Safaga to Luxor is too long - 4 and a half hours one way - and time at the valley too short (less than 1 1/2 hours). The sights are worth seeing but it should ideally be done from a Nile Cruise, not from Safaga. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
the hawkers were so bad it really was a turn off to be pestered constantly!
Sail Date: March 2012
the hawkers were so bad it really was a turn off to be pestered constantly!
the hawkers were so bad it really was a turn off to be pestered constantly! Read Less
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This would have been a 5 if we were in better shape.
Sail Date: March 2012
This would have been a 5 if we were in better shape. The stairs prevent one from truly experiencing the incredible tombs.
This would have been a 5 if we were in better shape. The stairs prevent one from truly experiencing the incredible tombs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises