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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
This private tour of Dendara and Abydos offers travelers a taste of both cities. You'll start things off at the Temple of Hathor, where two Roman fountains flank the entry gate to this incredible structure built as an homage to the goddess of love and pleasure. Learn from your guide how the mud-brick walls date back to the Roman era and explore the two birth houses, Coptic Basilica, the sanitarium and sacred lake on the grounds. Your guide will point out the additions made to the temple during the Greek, Ptolemy and Roman periods.
From there, you'll journey to Abydos, where buildings surrounding Kom es-Sultan date back to pre-Dynastic times. Learn about the Old Kingdom residential area as you wander the area with your expert Egyptologist and then make your way further into the city known as “The Cult of Osiris”—the god of the dead. Your guide will share the local legends that say Osiris was buried here after he was murdered by his brother.
Since this is a private tour, travelers are guaranteed individualized attention. Please note the duration is just a timeframe; you will be able to decide how much time to spend at each site to insure your needs and interests are met!
Professional art historian guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
Tour departs from centrally located Luxor hotels or Luxor Port