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The Valley of The Kings

Luxury Luxor Holidays

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.

Luxury holidays in Luxor

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. 

Nile River Cruises

Couples will love the romance of the deep history of the city, while groups will find much to keep them entertained on holidays in Luxor. Spend your days exploring temples or book a Nile Cruise and experience one of the world’s most famous rivers. Sail over the tranquil waters and take in the modern towns at the water’s edge as well as the incredible ancient ruins. Enjoy sundowners as you watch the famous African sun set over the glittering waters of the river before making the most of a relaxing evening in your floating hotel.

Jaz Senator Nile Cruise

8 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • With luxury, modern amenities and facilities combine a fascinating tour with five star excellence
  • See some of Egypt’s most celebrated sights and attractions
  • Full board dining include gourmet cuisine and an excellent beverage menu with an optional All Inclusive addition
  • All cabins are air conditioned and feature a private balcony, bath, high speed WiFi and more
From £1759 per person

Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

8 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • A seven-night Nile Cruise, allowing you to relax into the splendour of your surroundings
  • Enjoy some time in Aswan exploring the Abu Simbel temples
  • Large windows ensure you can enjoy the ever-changing landscapes
  • Gourmet dining, a range of cocktails, fine wines and more are all served on board
  • Relax on the Sun terrace, take a dip in the pool or enjoy drinks as you watch the world float by
  • All daytime excursions are included
From £2475 per person
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Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel

Luxor, Luxor
  • A rich heritage, the hotel was built by British explorers in 1886
  • Swim up bar serving cocktails and drinks throughout the day
  • 92 luxurious rooms with elegant colonial finishing touches
Flight Information

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.

When to go

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 50C, which can be uncomfortable. 

Visa Information

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

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.

Introduction to languages

Arabic is the official and most widely spoken language in Egypt. Most people also speak fluent English. 

Events and Festivals 

Moulid an-Nabi is a celebration of the prophet Mohammed’s birthday. The day is spent enjoying parades in the streets, as well as singing, dancing, playing music and feasting. The date changes each year due to the differences in the lunar and Christian calendars.

Egypt is a majority Muslim country and holds a month of fasting during daylight hours throughout Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr every year. This is a quiet and reflective time for religious contemplation. Shops and businesses often shorten their hours and rules around alcohol become stricter. Eid al-Fitr is the celebration held at the end of the month of Ramadan and includes dancing, feasting and music. 

Egypt has a Christian minority who celebrate Coptic Christmas on the 7th January each year. Houses and streets are decorated with fairy lights, manger scenes and more, while feasting is also enjoyed. 
 
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