Temples of Karnak & Luxor

Take a guided tour of the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the east bank of the Nile. Karnak is one of the most impressive sites in Egypt and is the largest religious complex built by man. The ancient Egyptians considered the temple to be the site of creation where Amum-Ra brought the world into being from the primordial ocean. The temple of Luxor was once joined to Karnak by a 3km avenue of sphinxes and was dedicated to a special manifestation of Amun-Ra. The Amun of Luxor was visited once a year by the Amun of Karnak during the important Opet festival. Luxor temple provides a fine case study for the expansion of the Egyptian temple and embraces over 3,000 years of growth.

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.

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.

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Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya

Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya

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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

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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

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The Oberoi Zahra

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Al Moudira

Al Moudira

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