Holidays in Luxor

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £299
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £287
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £312
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £313
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £301

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Luxor is a major Egyptian city on the banks of the river Nile and a perfect destination for travellers wanting to experience a mixture of historical and modern day attractions. Boasting some of the best preserved monuments and temples in Egypt, the city offers those taking Luxor holidays the chance to experience the architectural prowess of Ancient Egypt while enjoying the latest recreational activities.

Luxor holidays: When to go and how to get there

The best time for Luxor holidays is between November and April when the temperatures are milder. Luxor is hot year-round but temperatures often plummet at night. Leave the umbrella at home - Luxor receives little rain. The time zone is GMT+2. While nearby Cairo is the usual port of entry by air, Luxor also has an international airport of its own and flights are available from most major international cities. Visitors can also travel from Cairo or Aswan via train. Once in Luxor, metered taxis are readily available to transport visitors around the city.

Things to do on Luxor holidays

Several must-see Egyptian monuments are on offer to Luxor tourists. The Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile showcases some of the most famous Pharaonic tombs in Egyptian history, including that of Tutankhamun. Nearby, the temple of Medinet Habu with its extensive frescoes and carvings or Ramesses and Osiris is also worth a visit. A visit to Karnak Temple can chew up an entire afternoon as visitors walk through the majestic Hall of Pillars and admire the ancient and yet beautifully preserved wall carvings from eons ago. A sunset felucca cruise on the Nile is a perfect way to end the day.

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