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Luxor, built on the site of ancient Thebes on the banks of the great River Nile, is often described as the World’s Largest Open Air Museum.  Home to some of the greatest antiquities in the world, Luxor is a city where the past and the present meet and come to life.  It is a charming destination, combining historical sites, colourful street life, markets and bazaars, which will give you a real a true taste of the real Egypt.

Famous for its wealth of history, culture and sun-filled days, most people visit Luxor for the abundance of ancient sites. The city also offers good shopping, fine restaurants and great hotels to relax in after the hustle and bustle of the lively streets. Sunloungers round the pool, poolside bars with views of the Nile and magnificent scenery all make for great memories of your time spent in Luxor.

River Cruise 

The River Nile has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times, and what better way to follow Egypt’s history than along the course of the Nile. Joining the cruise boat from Luxor, learn the history of the city and Karnak Temple, which is situated on the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the West Bank of Luxor, the final resting place of the Pharaohs and home to Tutankhamun’s Tomb, in the Valley of the Kings. Cruising south down the river and past the magnificent scenery on the river banks, stop at Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan, with an option to visit the stunning Temple at Abu Simbel, before the relaxing cruise back from Aswan to Luxor. The Nile cruise truly gives an impressive representation of the seven thousand years of history that Egypt proudly boasts.

Luxor Options 

If you are visiting Hurghada, El Gouna, Safaga, El Quseir or Marsa Alam for a 7 night duration holiday, you can combine your stay on the Red Sea coast with a hotel stay in Luxor for a few days. This will allow you to take in the wonderful historical sites.

Regaldive can also offer longer durations in Luxor. For example, you can combine a stay in the Red Sea with as many days as you wish to stay in Luxor. Alternatively, you may join the 7 night Nile River Cruise, from Luxor, and then spend your second week diving in the Red Sea.

Nile River Cruise

The River Nile has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times, and what better way to follow Egypt’s history than along the course of the Nile. Joining the cruise boat from Luxor, learn the history of the city and Karnak Temple, which is situated on the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the West Bank, final resting place of the pharaohs and home to Tutankhamun’s tomb, in the Valley of the Kings. Cruising south down the river and past the magnificent scenery on the river banks, stop at Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan, with an option to visit the stunning temple at Abu Simbel, before the relaxing cruise back from Aswan to Luxor. The Nile cruise truly gives an impressive representation of the seven thousand years of history that Egypt proudly boasts.

7 night - Nile River Cruise Sample Itinerary

Wednesday

Arrival and check-in

Thursday

Visit East Bank of Luxor
pm: Optional Sound & Light show in Karnak Temple

Friday

Visit West Bank of Luxor

Sail to Edfu & Overnight

Saturday

Visit Edfu & Kom Ombo 

Sail to Aswan & Overnight

Sunday

Visit High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae, Botanical Gardens 

pm: Optional City Tour of Aswan

Monday

Optional visit to Abu Simbel 

Sail to Edfu & Overnight

Tuesday

Sail to Luxor & Overnight 

Wednesday

Check-out & departure  

 

Trips included when full sightseeing package is booked on the River Nile cruise:

  • East Bank - Karnak and Luxor temples
  • West Bank - Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon
  • Edfu Temple
  • Kom Ombo temple
  • Aswan - Philae temple and felucca sailing around the islands
  • Sightseeing (full package - East Bank: Karnak and Luxor Temples,  West Bank: Valley of the kings, Queen Hatshpsut Temple & Memnoon Collossi,  Edfu Temple,  Komo Ombo Temple, Aswan:  Philae Temple and felucca sailing around islands) :  £115 joining a group & £175 for private trip with minimum 2 people (entrance fees not included)
    • Entrance fees (Karnak Temple (LE65), Luxor Temple (LE50), Valley Of The King (LE84), Hatshupsut Temple (LE32), Edfu Temple (LE50), Komombo (LE30), Philae Temple (LE50), Felucca (LE60)

 

Luxor’s population numbers 376,022, with an area of approximately 416 km²  (161 m²).  As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the World's Greatest Open Air Museum, as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city.  Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.

Find out more about Regaldive's Top Three Luxor Excursions >

Flights

If you wish to combine a Nile River Cruise or a hotel stay in Luxor with a stay in Hurghada, El Gouna, Safaga, El Quseir or Marsa Alam flight, UK flights direct to Luxor depart on a Monday and Wednesday into Luxor, and several days a week into Hurghada. Please ask a member of the Regaldive team for specific schedules.

Luxor Options 

If you are visiting Hurghada, El Gouna, Safaga, El Quseir or Marsa Alam for a 7 night duration holiday, you can combine your stay on the Red Sea coast with a hotel stay in Luxor for a few days. This will allow you to take in the wonderful historical sites.

Regaldive can also offer longer durations in Luxor. For example, you can combine a stay in the Red Sea with as many days as you wish to stay in Luxor. Alternatively, you may join the 7 night Nile River Cruise, from Luxor, and then spend your second week diving in the Red Sea. River cruises normally depart Luxor on a Wednesday.

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Egypt facts

  • Area: 1,001,450 sq. km
  • Population: 67 million
  • Language: Arabic, English
  • Time: GMT + 2
  • Electricity: 220v. Round pin adaptors

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