Luxor

Known as the world’s largest outdoor museum, Luxor is a must-see on any tour of Egypt. Known as Thebes in ancient times, this impressive city was home to some of the more colourful pharaohs. Their burial ground was situated on the West Bank of the Nile, and here you find countless tombs of pharaohs, queens and nobles. Most famous, of course, is that of Tutankhamun’s which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Better still is the tomb of Queen Nefertari and Rameses IV. Other attractions include the superb Madinet Habu, Valley of the Nobles, Valley of the Artisans and the Colossi of Memnon

Two superb temples remain on the East Bank in the shape of the Karnak and Luxor Temples. End your day with a sunset felucca cruise on the Nile, sipping a sundowner on the waters that have played host to so much history.

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Luxor Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Simply Egypt

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor  

This five-night Egyptian sojourn is for those who want a short snapshot of Egyptian culture and history. Combine Cairo and a short Nile cruise before flying home.

5 days from £1500 p. p.

Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Hurghada  

From the desert oasis of the Sahara to the myriad of fish and coral in the Red Sea, Egypt is an eternal land of contrast, mystery, intrigue, and romance. This delightful suggested itinerary combines Cairo, a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea. 

11 days from £4450 p. p.

Egypt Family Holiday

Cairo - Luxor - Hurghada  

Bring the stories of ancient Egypt to life on this wonderful Egypt family holiday. Ride camels, see Mummies in the Egyptian Museum, explore the tombs of the Pharaohs, take a felucca ride on the Nile and finish on the beach for plenty of pool time on the Red Sea.

10 days from £2195 p. p.

Boutique Egypt

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Explore Egypt on this privately-guided suggested itinerary combining Cairo, Luxor and Aswan without taking a cruise along the Nile.

10 days from £3350 p. p.

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 p. p.

Oberoi Zahra Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

The Oberoi Zahra is unquestionably one of Egypt’s most luxurious and iconic Nile cruises. You'll cruise along the Nile, being looked after by the finest Egyptologists. Stay in fabulous cabins and relishing world-class cuisine and spa treatments.

11 days from £3795 p. p.

Classic Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Uncover the ancient world of Egypt on this classic tour of Egypt. Explore Cairo and the Pyramids before cruising down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 

9 days from £2145 p. p.

Luxor Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya

Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya

$ $ $ $ $ Nile Cruises  

The Sonesta Amirat is one of the most luxurious traditional Dahabiya’s to cruise along the Nile Valley between Aswan and Luxor in Egypt.

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

$ $ $ $ $ Luxor  

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer is one of the most luxurious boats to cruise down the Nile. With just 32 cabins, the Nile Adventurer offers an intimate, elegant Egyptian experience.

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Acamar Cruise

Acamar Cruise

$ $ $ $ $ Nile Cruises  

The 49-cabin Acamar Cruise is an elegant cruise ship operating between Luxor and Aswan along the Nile Valley in Egypt. 

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Sonesta Star Goddess

Sonesta Star Goddess

$ $ $ $ $ Luxor  

The all-suite Sonesta Star Goddess is one of the finest ships that cruise the Nile, and with just 33 suites with balconies, offers an intimate and refined Nile Cruise.

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

$ $ $ $ $ Luxor  

The Hilton Luxor is a luxury contemporary resort directly in the banks of the River Nile in Luxor, Egypt.

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The Oberoi Philae

The Oberoi Philae

$ $ $ $ $ Aswan  

The Oberoi Philae is the definitive luxury Nile cruise ship. From a temperature-controlled pool, luxurious suites, refined dining and the best guides, the Oberoi Philae just gets so many things right.

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The Oberoi Zahra

The Oberoi Zahra

$ $ $ $ $ Aswan  

The Oberoi Zahra offers a truly luxurious cruise down the Nile with all the trimmings. Oberoi Zahra now offers both shorter 3-4 night cruises, but also longer 7-night cruises for those who like to take things more slowly.

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Al Moudira

Al Moudira

$ $ $ $ $ Luxor  

Al Moudira is one of the most characterful hotels in Egypt. It is a quintessential Arabian retreat – a laid-back bolthole from which to explore the cultural delights of Luxor.

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Old Winter Palace

Old Winter Palace

$ $ $ $ $ Luxor  

The iconic Old Winter Palace was used Egyptian Royal Family as their winter base and is positioned right on the banks of the River Nile in Luxor.

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Luxor Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.