Aswan Tombs of the Nobles Private Half-Day Tour

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Aswan

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Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, and transfer to the Nile side where your motor boat is waiting. Board your boat and cross the Nile to the high cliffs opposite Aswan, just north of Kitchener’s Island. A set of stairs cutting across the hill takes you up to the tombs from the Boat landing. The Nobles tombs in Aswan dates mainly from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt and most follow a simple plan, with an entrance hall, a pillared room and a corridor leading to the burial chamber. The tombs provide important vivid wall paintings showing scenes of everyday life details of officials. The tombs are decorated with, hieroglyphic biographies and inscriptions telling of the noblemen's journeys into Africa. . After finishing, transfer back to your Nile Cruise or hotel in Aswan.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Show You Egypt, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyOverview Visit the burial places of ancient Egyptian dignitaries on a private half-day tour of Aswan’s Tombs of the Nobles. Ride a motorboat across the River Nile, climb to the cliffside tombs, and head inside to admire the wall paintings and hieroglyphics that depict the nobles’ lives. Learn about the tombs from your guide and visit the clifftop domed Qubbet el-Hawa shrine for panoramic views. Entrance fees and hotel or river port pickup and drop-off included. Half-day private tour of the Tombs of the Nobles in Aswan Boat across the River Nile to the cliff-cut tombs Explore the most interesting tombs from the Old and Middle Kingdoms View the paintings and texts detailing the lives of ancient nobles Admire bird’s-eye views from the Qubbet el-Hawa shrine Learn about the tombs and the deceased from an Egyptologist guide Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off, round-trip transport, and entrance fees included

What’s included

  • Private guided tour Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Entry/Admission - Qubbet el-Hawa Personal expenses Gratuities