Full-day tour mystery of history in EL Minya
Attractions & guided tours

Full-day tour mystery of history in EL Minya

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Be ready for an active tour with driving between desert and fields and through real Egyptian villages
  • Get away from the crowds and see an ancient site that is off the beaten track
  • See the most ancient love story in human history: Isadora a wealthy and beautiful young woman!
What to expect

Are you fond of the Egyptian history and also current daily life? Then, drive further to where real Egyptian villages are and visit also mystery of history in El Minya Governorate ca. 300 km. south of Cairo. It is also the place where the Great King Cheops, the founder of the Great Pyramid, was born. You do not see the heritage of Ancient Egyptians only, but also the heritage of the Ancient Greek and Roman who lived there as well. First, you will visit the tombs of Beni Hassan, which is an ancient Egyptian cemetery site with 39 ancient tombs.

Continue driving between desert and fields and through real Egyptian villages, until reaching Tell El Amarna, where the most famous statue of Queen Nefertiti was found, that is the master piece at the Egyptian Museum in Berlin- Germany. Here also, lived and ruled the differentiated and famous Pharaoh Akhenaton and his wife Nefertiti. Resume driving until crossing the Nile over the new built bridge until reaching the Tuna El Gabal Necropolis, that still hides most of its treasures under sand ! In February 2019, fifty mummy collections wrapped in linen, stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi dated back to the Ptolemaic Kingdom were discovered.

Here you see the most ancient love story in human history: Isadora was a wealthy and beautiful young woman living in Hermopolis during the time when the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius (AD 138–161) ruled over. She fell in love with a young soldier from Antinoöpolis (current Sheikh ‘Ibada), and they wanted to get married. However, her father refused, so the young couple decided to elope. Unfortunately, Isadora drowned while crossing the Nile. Her body was mummified, and her father built an elaborate tomb for her, featuring a poem of ten lines inscribed in Greek elegiac couplets. At some time after her death, a cult developed around her tomb. Isadora's mummified remains are still present, encased in glass, in her mausoleum – a prominent building at Tuna el-Gebel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where
    Meeting point:

    At check-out you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • Please take your sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream, cameras and water
    • It is preferable to wear casual outfits
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
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    When
    • Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
    • Pick-up starts at 6.00am
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    Provider
    Travco Group for Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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