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Valley of the Nobles

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Address: West Bank near Ramesseum | Gurna, Luxor, Egypt
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Private Tour: Valley of the Nobles and Valley of the Artisans - Deir el-Medina...
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Day Tour to Luxors Tombs and Funerary Temples
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Day Tour to Ramesseum Temple, Habu Temple, and Valley of the Nobles

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These tombs had some of the most color we saw in Egypt. No pictures allowed, but the "guards" will allow it for a small fee. Well worth the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These tombs had some of the most color we saw in Egypt. No pictures allowed, but the "guards" will allow it for a small fee. Well worth the visit.

Thank AMT16
Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I much prefer visiting the tombs of the nobles rather than those in the Valley of the Kings. Firstly, they're much easier to get into (far fewer steps) and secondly the scenes are far more prosaic, people playing instruments, fishing, having fun rather than lots and lots of gods and stuff. Highly recommended.

Thank tsingiwoman
Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the notables of the Middle and New Kingdoms are laid to rest in these hills. Many are absolute gems with wall scenes depicting the funerals and occupations of their respective owners. The color looks like it was applied yesterday in many cases. Some are huge, many are tiny, all are unique.

Thank paneb
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can visit the tomb of scribe of Akhenaten here. As not much information or ruins on the period remained, it's nice to see if you are interested in Akhenaten.

Thank Naomi M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By the time we got here, we'd been walking around for several hours, so please factor that in. The tombs were interesting and well worth seeing, as everyone else has said - but I thought those in the Workers' Village were better. If you come without a guide, expect someone to appear from nowhere to show you where to find... More 

Thank Rakiwallah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Not well visited but I enjoyed my time spent here. The weather was nice (big factor) in January, so I enjoyed just walking around up and down the desert, Sandy terrain. Must buy tickets at main ticket office visiting any of the tombs but I'm sure you can just pay the men that are guardians/guides of each tomb. Each tomb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Don't miss Hadu temple, it's small but beautiful, and entrance is cheap. you buy it a a central point, and then drive to it. Amazing relieves. If "guides" show you forbidden areas, be conscious that they expect "bakshish"

Thank Olov L
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Be prepared for an uphill hike, but these tombs are definitely worth it. Be sure to look at the lists of Nobles to visit, you will see my review on the various tombs here, but don't skip the valley of the Nobles in your trip to the West Bank

Thank Steven W
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Less tourists visit here, and it is a hidden gem! The murals on the walls are amazingly well preserved.

Thank travelgeo1988
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A short stop that is well worth the time. The steps into the two tombs are very steep but thankkfully not long. Take your time, it is worth it

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