Luxor to Denderah and Abydos Full Day Private Tour: Temples of Hathor and Seti I

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You will be picked up by a professional tour guide and will drive past picturesque villages through the city of Qena to the Denderah Temple, built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II and one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to Hathor, Goddess and mother of the Pharaohs, representing maternity, love, music and the celestial. You can visit the crypt and the roof where you...
You will be picked up by a professional tour guide and will drive past picturesque villages through the city of Qena to the Denderah Temple, built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II and one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to Hathor, Goddess and mother of the Pharaohs, representing maternity, love, music and the celestial. You can visit the crypt and the roof where you will find a (copy of) the famous Denderah Zodiac. After lunch in a good local restaurant, we drive to Abydos to visit the Great Temple of Seti I. This unique L-shaped, limestone temple has beautiful decorations and has the famous Kings List. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Luxor.
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Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Qena Egypt

The Denderah Temple was built in the 1st century B.C by Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II, and is one of the best-preserved Temples in all of Egypt. The temple is dedicated to Hathor, Goddess and mother of the Pharaohs, representing maternity, love, music and the celestial. The Goddess is mostly represented, with the horns of the sacred cow supporting the solar disc of the sun. In her hands she holds an "Ankh" (the symbol of life), and a scepter. You can visit the crypt, a great spot, for those who are not claustrophobic. 2 staircases lead to the roof, beautifully decorated with symbols of the 12 months of the year. In one of the rooftop chapels, you will find (a copy of) the famous Denderah Zodiac (the original rests in the Louvre in...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Qena Egypt

The Denderah Temple was built in the 1st century B.C by Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II, and is one of the best-preserved Temples in all of Egypt. The temple is dedicated to Hathor, Goddess and mother of the Pharaohs, representing maternity, love, music and the celestial. The Goddess is mostly represented, with the horns of the sacred cow supporting the solar disc of the sun. In her hands she holds an "Ankh" (the symbol of life), and a scepter. You can visit the crypt, a great spot, for those who are not claustrophobic. 2 staircases lead to the roof, beautifully decorated with symbols of the 12 months of the year. In one of the rooftop chapels, you will find (a copy of) the famous Denderah Zodiac (the original rests in the Louvre in Paris). The temple has been recently restored and cleaned and will give you a feeling of walking through ancient history.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Abydos, Abydos, Sohag Governorate, Nile River Valley

The Great Temple of Seti I, which, after a certain amount of restoration work, is one of the most complete, unique and beautiful temples in Egypt, with delicate decorations and a very special atmosphere. This great limestone structure, unusually L-shaped, had seven great doorways and was dedicated to the six major gods – Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun-Ra, Ra-Horakhty and Ptah – and to Seti I (1294–1279 BC) himself. By the death of his father, Ramses II finished the temple.
Most famous feature of the temple is the Gallery of the Kings, carved with the figures of Seti I, his son Ramses II, and a long list of the pharaohs who preceded them.



Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch - You will have lunch in a good local restaurant to experience the unique Egyptian kitchen.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
Not Included
  • Personal Spending
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all guests from their Luxor accommodation.

8:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not all parts of the temples are wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.