Fascinating city filled with ancient ruins
The perfect place for culture lovers, Luxor is a fascinating city filled with ancient ruins, tombs and much more. Those wanting to explore will find guided tours through this exquisite location in Egypt the ideal way to discover the storied past of the city, while there is plenty of modern culture to enjoy as well. Make the most of the many bars and restaurants throughout the town and try delicious Egyptian mezze platters with succulent meats, fresh local produce, creamy dips and warm breads to dip.
A holiday destination for kings and queens of the ancient Greek and Roman regimes, holidays in Luxor have a history of luxury it’s hard to find elsewhere. Spend your days in boutiques and shops as you pick up souvenirs and gifts for loved ones at home. Head to the spa and spend an hour or two in the ultimate luxury, with massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, traditional hammams and more on offer. Indulge in fine dining at one of the rooftop terraces where you can watch the sun go down, or simply spend your days exploring this incredible city and its ancient streets.
8 day suggested trip
8 day suggested trip
Flight time from the UK to Egypt is around 5 hours 30 minutes.
There are a number of carriers offering services to Egypt.
Direct Carriers: British Airways and Egyptair all offer direct services from London Heathrow to Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh. Regional departures are available in conjunction with these carriers. Luxor can be reached on Egyptair or on charter or low costcarriers.
Indirect Carriers: KLM offer indirect services via Amsterdam.
Departure Taxes: There is no departure tax when leaving Egypt.
Egypt’s weather is warm and balmy from November to March, with December and January considered to be the peak holiday months. Temperatures in the summer can reach up to 50C, which can be uncomfortable.
Citizens of the UK require a Visa for holidays to Luxor. British passport holders can purchase a Visa for USD25 at the airport. This is valid for 30 days.
Tipping is a way of life in Egypt. Known as baksheesh, here people tip for favours as well as service. So as well as giving to the usual waiters, porters and taxi drivers, in Egypt you might want to tip bathroom attendants, locals who offer directions, people who pose for photos, and so on.
Arabic is the official and most widely spoken language in Egypt. Most people also speak fluent English.