2024 - Inaugural Grand Egyptian Tour

Official Itinerary

29 Jan Fly to Luxor

30 Jan Orientation and Luxor temple in Afternoon and Evening. View Avenue of Sphinxes

31 Jan Colossi. Valley of the Kings: Ramesses I, V and VII, Tausert and Setnakht, Tut. / Western Valley:Ay’s Tomb

01 Feb Queens Valley (Tity, Amenkhepshef, Khaemwaset), The Ramesseum, Felluca Trip

02 Feb Tombuilders’ Village, Temple to Hathor, Gt Pit/Ramesses III/Meremptah MortuaryTemples

03 Feb Hatshepsut’s Temple / Carters House / Tomb of Rekhmire, Sennefer, Ramose

04 Feb Karnak (4 Hours), Papyrus Museum, Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace Hotel

05 Feb Abydos(Seti I and Ramesses II Temples), Dendera

06 Feb Aboudi’s Bookshop, Luxor museum, Evening Meal at Ebrahim’s home

07 Feb Edfu / EL Kab Temple of Amenhotep III, Thoth/Vulture Rock/Thombs: Pahery, Ahmose, Renni, Setau

08 Feb Flight to Cairo

09 Feb Saqqara (Step pyramid, Teti Pyramid, Kagemni mastaba) and the Giza Plateau

10 Feb Cairo Museum

11 Feb Medium Pyramid/Mastaba 17, Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid.

12 Feb Fly back Home

2024 Grand Tour Slideshow


01 – Arrival

View from our hotel balcony in Luxor. First morning in Luxor. Balloons over the west bank. Looking towards the Kings’ Valley and Hatshepsut’s temple

01a – “Hapy Adventurers”

Our group of “Hapy” travelers about to embark on on the “Inaugural Grand Tour”

02 – Luxor Temple

Luxor temple, early evening. One obelisk missing: the other is in the Place de la Concorde, Paris.

03 – The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon, first pylon statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing at the front of the ruined Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, the largest temple in the Theban Necropolis

04 – Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings – an area on the West Bank of the Nile where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the Eighteenth Dynasty to the Twentieth Dynasty, rock-cut tombs were excavated for pharaohs and powerful nobles under the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt

05 – KV62 – Tomb of Tutankhamun

Tomb of Tutankhamun, back in his tomb- “Can you see anything?” “Yes, wonderful things!”
Howard Carter’s famous words as he peered into the treasure-filled tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.

06 – Ramesses I Tomb Text

Text of the “Book of Gates” in the tomb of Ramesses I

07 – Khaemwaset, the son of Ramesses III

The son of Ramesses III, Khaemwaset, (he died young) before the god Hapy. His youth is marked by the sidelock of hair.

08 – Ozymandias

Ozymandias, AKA Ramesses II (The Great) Referred to in the poem by Shelley: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings, Look on my works ye mighty and despair!”

09 – Evening Felucca Sunset

Sunset from our felucca – early evening sailing trip with wine and beer on the Nile.

10 – Artisans’ Tomb

One of the artisans’ tombs at the tomb-builders’ village (Deir El Medina): the famous scene of Pashedu drinking from a pool. Colours still incredibly vibrant.

11 – “The Judgement”

The judgment scene of the weighing of the heart as seen at the Ptolemaic temple at Deir El Medina.