Day excursion ‘Kings and Queens’


On Saturday March 23rd 2019, Egyptologist Huub Pragt will guide a day excursion to the Kings Valley and the Queens Valley. The gathering point is situated at the roof terrace of the Nile Valley Hotel on the West bank of Luxor. The entrance fees and a hot lunch are included. This event is part of the clustered ‘Ancient Beliefs‘ program.

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Day excursion

In a day excursion Egyptologist Huub Pragt will guide you through the Kings Valley and the Queens Valley. The Kings Valley was the principal burial place of the major royal figures of the New Kingdom, as well as a number of privileged nobles. The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from cosmological treatises like the Litany of Ra, Amduat and Book of Gates. The last two describe the realm in which the boat of the sun god Ra traverses during the twelve hours of the night. They give clues as to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the New Kingdom. Almost all of the tombs were deliberately opened at the beginning of the Third Intermediate Period. Still they give an idea of the opulence and power of the Pharaohs that once were interred. We will visit three royal tombs. The highlight will be our extra visit to KV17 of Seti I.
After a hot lunch in the garden of guest house Marsam we will continue our excursion by visiting the Valley of the Queens, including the magnificent decorated tomb QV66 of queen Nefertari. We will start our program at 8 am and we will be back at 5 pm. There is a return transportation by touring car in front of the Nile Valley Hotel on the West bank of Luxor.


Saturday March 23rd, 2019.


Kings Valley and Queens Valleys at the West bank of Luxor. The gathering point is at the roof terrace of the Nile Valley Hotel on the West bank of Luxor.

Start time and duration

9.00 am until 5.00 pm


All ages. Maximum number is 24 people.

Registration procedure

After clicking the 'Register' button, the button 'Winkelmand bekijken' (View shopping cart) appears. When you click that button, 'Doorgaan naar afrekenen' (Continue to checkout) appears. After you have filled in your data in the contact form, tick the square indicating that you agree to the terms and conditions. Finally click on 'Bestelling plaatsen' (Order). You will NOT be redirected to a page or website where you can complete the payment. Instead a message will appear saying that within a few days an email will be sent to you by Huub Pragt with an invoice attached.


The payment is based on mutual trust. This means that you can pay cash in euros at the location in Egypt. So payment will NOT go by an automatic bank transfer, credit card, Paypal or Ideal. After your registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail within a few days. The attached confirmation letter in the form of a pdf also counts as the invoice. After your registration you have a period of two weeks to cancel your booking free of charge.