2022 marks 100 years since the incredible discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter.
In celebration, we offer this luxury Egyptian vacation and archaeological tour.
Our carefully curated itinerary explores the legendary pharaoh’s life and the world-famous story of how his tomb was discovered back in November 1922.
The initial trip to Cairo allows you to explore some of its exceptional museums. We then move on to the ancient city of Amarna, where the future king was born and raised.
On the subsequent Luxor trip, we follow Howard Carter’s footsteps into the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun.
On this one-of-a-kind celebration tour, you can immerse yourself in the story of King Tutankhamun, from his birth and childhood to the remarkable discovery of his tomb thousands of years later.
Are you interested in learning more about Ancient Egypt’s most famous and enigmatic figures? Consider our Egyptian Tour Package in Search of Akhenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh.
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We will pick you up from your chosen location. If you are flying into Cairo, this includes full meet and greet service as soon as you disembark from your plane, including tourist visa if required. We will then transport you to your 5-star hotel, your home for the next three nights.
You’ve seen in many times before in magazines and on television, but nothing compares to seeing in real life the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun,
undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and famous historical artefacts in the world. Made of gold and semi-precious stones, the mask was found with the rest of Tutankhamun’s astonishing funerary assemblage by Howard Carter in 1922. The Tutankhamun Collection at the Egyptian Museum consists of an astonishing number of wonderful things, to use Howard Carter’s own words. Seeing this collection is a once in a lifetime experience.
Arguably, the story of King Tutankhamun starts with his enigmatic father, King Akhenaten. In the Egyptian Museum we will also find many artefacts related to the king who created his own religion, including a colossal sandstone statue, his coffin and a bust of his Great Royal Wife, Nefertiti. The funerary assemblages of King Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents, Yuya and Thuya, parents of his mother, Queen Tiye, can be seen virtually intact in all their splendour.
Once you have had your fill of King Tutankhamun and his family, our highly experienced Egyptologist guide will be happy to show you any other of the numerous incredible items in this museum.
The Museum of Egyptian Civilization
After lunch at Studio Masr in Al Azhar Park, we will visit the Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Housed here are the 22 mummies that were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in 2021, including the grandparents of King Tutankhamun, Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III.
You can also view another statue of Akhenaten, and many other wonderful artefacts from Ancient Egypt and other periods in the history of this incredible country. You will also see many items from Ancient Egyptian life including agriculture, writing, fashion and makeup as well as fascinating items from Coptic and Islamic Egypt.
Overnight in Cairo
Today we will visit what remains of Pharaoh Akhenaten’s city, where King Tutankhamun was born and raised. The ancient site of Tell Al Amarna extends across several square kilometres of desert on the edge of the River Nile. Comprising monumental buildings, waterfront facilities, industrial areas, residential suburbs, and edge-of-town cemeteries, the site represents the complete ancient city of New Kingdom founded by Akhenaten.
The Tombs of Beni Hassan are situated on the East Bank of the River Nile. This ancient necropolis is named after the nearby village of Beni Hassan, and the tombs here are some of the best examples of mortuary architecture in the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
We will also visit the Museum of Akhenaten, the only museum dedicated to King Tutankhamun’s father, Pharaoh Akhenaten, his family and Queen Nefertiti.
Overnight in Cairo
Today we will fly to Luxor to continue our journey in search of King Tutankhamun.
This afternoon we will visit Luxor Temple, partially built by both Amenhotep III and King Tutankhamun, who moved the capital of Egypt back to Luxor (Thebes in Ancient Egypt). He also restored the previous religion and reburied his father in the Valley of the Kings.
We also have the opportunity to walk the newly opened Valley of the Sphinxes to Karnak Temple.
Overnight in Luxor
Today we really will be following in the footsteps of Howard Carter as we visit the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of King Tutankhamun. You can stand at the entrance and imagine what it must have been like for Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon to see inside the tomb for the first time in thousands of years.
The burial chamber is the only decorated chamber in the tomb, with many scenes depicting King Tutankhamun with several gods and goddesses. You will also be able to see his mummy.
While at the Valley of the Kings you can also visit many other tombs, your guide will be happy to discuss the various options with you, as not all of the tombs are open to the public.
Today marks the end of our tour. If you are leaving Egypt, we will take you back to Cairo. But why not extend your holiday in this remarkable country? See our website for many more tours, or consider a relaxing break on the Red Sea, where you can snorkel or dive, or just soak up the sun. We would be delighted to talk through all these options with you.
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