Deir el Medina (Valley of the Artisans)

Deir el-Medina is located about 1km from the Valley of the Queens on the West Bank in Luxor. The site makes for an interesting diversion from spending your time in the tombs of the West Bank. The settlement thrived from about 1550 to 1080 BC and its artisans worked on the tombs of the West Bank. Explore the living quarters, tombs and artwork which still adorn some of the walls. Archaeologists have uncovered about 70 houses.

Itineraries

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.

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.

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

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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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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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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

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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

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