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Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:46 pm

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 11:45 Egypt Independant

Antiquities Ministry cuts price of Luxor tourist passes, opens more tombs

Al-Masry Al-Youm
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has announced a reduction in the price of the Luxor Pass, which gives access to ancient monuments in the city and the surrounding area.

Speaking at the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism in Luxor, Anany said that the board of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) approved the price reduction at its last meeting on Sunday. The move is an attempt to attract tourists to Egypt, while helping fund the ministry's work at restoring tombs and building museums, he said.

Anany combined his announcement with the opening to visitors of the tombs of Seti I and Nefertari.

Luxor is currently hosting the summit, which is organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with a view to boosting and improving city-based tourism globally.

Meanwhile, Mostafa Amin, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the first type of Luxor Pass had been reduced from US$270 to $200. The pass allows holders to visit all the archaeological sites, including those of Seti I and Nefertari.

Foreign students can now pay $100 or its equivalent in euros, instead of $135.

The second type of the permit has also been reduced. It includes visits to all archaeological sites in Luxor, except for the tombs of Seti I and Nefertari, for $100 or its equivalent in euros, instead of $110. Foreign students can pay $50 or its equivalent in euros, instead of $55.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by Major Thom » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:46 am

So are we about to see the currency change to dollars?

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by newcastle » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:03 am

If the ticket to get into the tomb of Nefertari is still 1000EGP, it's beginning to look like a bargain.

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by Yildez » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:29 am

Yes, I'd definitely be visiting both Nefetari and Seti tombs if I was in Luxor this winter, but sadly not possible :a7: :a7: :a7:

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by garfield4 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:50 am

Where do I buy this? Can I pay in LE?

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by newcastle » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:07 pm

garfield4 wrote:Where do I buy this? Can I pay in LE?


Per Jane Akshar's blog :

1) The tombs and the Luxor pass are available tomorrow 1st November
2) The ticket for Nefertari will be available at the Valley of Queens ticket office
3) The ticket for Seti I tomb will be available at the Valley of Kings ticket office
4) They are both 1000LE
5) The Luxor pass valid for 5 days is available at the east bank tuftish(antiquities office) which is behind Luxor Museum. You should ask for Ahmed Khalifa
6) $100 USD pass ($50 USD for students) is WITHOUT Nefertari and Seti I
7) $200 USD pass ($100 USD for students) is WITH Nefertari and Seti I

I suspect they will not be keen to accept LE for the dollar-priced tickets....but you can try :lol:

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by Major Thom » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Oh dear! here we go again in Dollars, I have always thought the Countries currency was Egyptian Pounds. Cannot see many locals wanting to visit the tombs for 1000le

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by Horus » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:20 pm

Pretty obvious move really, Egypt needs the foreign exchange and what better way to get it?
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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by Major Thom » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:05 am

How many people from Europe carry Dollars. When they arrive? I think now Trump seems to have been voted the new President, Egypt will need even more because Bumblast does not support the Middle East or any other Country that takes and is incapable of returning.

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:39 am

Major Thom wrote:How many people from Europe carry Dollars. When they arrive?
Possibly a lot more than you would expect.
It never ceased to amaze me how many people would write on a couple of popular travel forums that I read, about converting currency to USD before arriving in Egypt. Some had the expectation that they could and should pay for everything in USD, while others seemed set on changhing from GBP or Euro to USD and then to LE.
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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by newcastle » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:58 am

Dollars are useful at the airport....for visa.....and for tips.

A one dollar note is more welcome as a tip than a pound coin...which you then have to pester a tourist to change.

Many people are now aware that it's not a good idea to get even a small amount of EGP in their home country...and it's becoming quite difficult to do so in practice

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Re: Price cut for Luxor Tourist Pass

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:31 am

Grr....don't get me going on the use of foreign coins by 'generous' visitors.
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