Dendera and Abydos Full-Day Tour from Hurghada

Dendera and Abydos Full-Day Tour from Hurghada

Tour program

Here is what’s included & what's not included in the program of this tour

Abydos is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt. Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples and a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed. These tombs began to be seen as extremely significant burials and in later times it became desirable to be buried in the area. Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Seti I's father, Ramesses I.

While Dendera is a small town and former bishopric in Egypt situated on the west bank of the Nile, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Qena, on the opposite side of the river. It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Luxor and remains a Latin Catholic titular see. It contains the Dendera Temple complex, one of the best-preserved temple sites from ancient Upper Egypt.

You will be picked up from your hotel ,then you drive to Abydos Temple. Explore the cult of the god Osiris, and hear about the gateway to the underworld. Marvel at the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti I and his son, Ramses II. Look at the fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New kingdom.

Investigate the list of ancient kings, starting with the pharaoh Menes, considered the 1st pharaoh of a united Egypt. Your Egyptologist guide will tell you .about some of the legendary rulers, including the pharaohs that should probably be banished from memory

Continue to the cenotaph at Osireion, built to honor the god Osiris. According to myth, the cenotaph contained his head. See the nearby temple built by his son, Ramesses II, and its depictions of battles. Learn about the greatest, and most powerful, man of the Egyptian Empire in detailed reliefs.

Drive to Dendera Temple to explore one of the best-preserved temple complexes in egypt.it's the most intact temple in Egypt , it was built by the Ptolemies (the successors of Alexander the Great in Egypt) to the Cow Goddess Hathor ,the Goddess of Motherhood,love and music, it is the only temple in Egypt where you can see a beautiful carving of Queen Cleopatra VII, this temple is chractrized by its vived colored relifs showing different astronomical scenes.

By afternoon you will be ready to drive back to your hotel in Hurghada after spending a great day.

OUR TRIP INCLUDES

* Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guide.
* All transfers by A/C vans or buses.
* Entrance fees of all sites mentioned above.
* Lunch at nice Restaurant
* Bottled water on board the vehicle

OUR TRIP doesn't INCLUDE

* Personal expenses.
* Tipping
* Drinks at the restaurant during the lunch.

Bring with you!

* Sunglasses & Sun lotion.
* Comfortable shoes or trainers.
* Breakfast box to be booked from your hotel.

Availability

Every day

Pick-up times

05:00

Return times

20:00

Book this tour

Starting price

2 - 3 Pax4 - 7 Pax8 & Up Pax
$155$120$90

* Minimum of 2 pax.



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