Egyptology and Tour Guiding, Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice “Applied Study to Selected Sites in Luxor”

Document Type : Original Article


The Higher Institute of Tourism and Hotels (EGOTH), Luxor, Egypt


This paper studies the link between the career of tour guiding and the knowledge the guide must possess. Tour guiding in archeological sites Egypt is connected to the knowledge of Egyptology; a skill the guide must show while working in those areas. Luxor as the most important touristic city in Egypt, and also the most important city in ancient Egyptian history; the city was selected as the sample of the study, where selected places are linked with Egyptological studies to reveal its importance, and how those sites could be guided through using the academic tools such as ancient Egyptian language, and how such knowledge could add to the tour guiding in those sites