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Luxor is situated in Upper Egypt, in the province of Qena. It was the ancient city of Thebes - the capital of Ancient Egypt. The early Arab travelers, who admired Luxor for the numerous monuments and ruins scattered around the city, gave it its name. In Arabic Luxor means "the palaces".

Luxor has often been described as the world's greatest open air museum, being home to an unparalleled number of monuments, amongst which the most famous are the Luxor and Karnak Temples.  It is made up of three different areas; the City of Luxor on the East side of the Nile, the town of Karnak just north of Luxor and Thebes, which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.

To say that the Luxor area is a major tourist attraction would be an understatement.  Even in ancient times, during the late Dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods, the area attracted visitors and has been doing so ever since.

There is an abundance of sightseeing in Luxor, but if you only do one thing it should be to see "The Sound & Light Show", held at Karnak Temple.

Abercrombie & Kent's Luxor holidays and Luxor tours are the perfect way to explore this ancient city.



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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Luxury Small Group Journeys - Egypt & the Nile 2016

Nights: 9 | from £5,215pp

Cruise in luxury on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat III,' travelling to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, exploring Egypt's pyramids from the inside out and sailing the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Historical Footsteps

Nights: 9 | from £2,295pp

Explore majestic Egypt and revel in the majesty of the pyramids, Luxor, Cairo and the Nubian desert city of Aswan. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Nile and Luxor Experience

Nights: 11 | from £2,185pp

A relaxing yet thought-provoking 10-night Nile voyage taking in Aswan, Edfu and Luxor and classic sites like the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Egypt

Nights: 10 | from £2,195pp

Ever since there have been travellers, there have been travellers in Egypt. Its unparalleled ancient sites have drawn the curious for centuries – and... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Egypt in depth

Nights: 11 | from £2,700pp

An Egyptian odyssey which encompasses some of the lesser-visited sites around Lake Nasser and Abu Simbel, as well as the key sites of Nile ancient Cairo. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Al Moudira

Set in a tranquil oasis, between the desert's edge and the fertile green fields of the West Bank of the Nile, Al Moudira is a hugely impressive boutique... Find out more

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Hilton Luxor

This palatial Luxor Resort & Spa is one of the finest Hilton properties in the world. Grand architectural touches abound, and are complemented by... Find out more

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Sofitel Winter Palace

The Winter Palace was built in 1886, within a tropical garden on the banks of the Nile. The hotel has a central location, just minutes from the Luxor... Find out more

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From £2,595pp based on two people sharing, travelling between 1st October and 16th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Egypt and we wish to thank A&K for their incredible organisation. We felt so safe in their hands. If anyone has concerns over safety in Egypt tell them that they need have no worries. I felt safer there, than I would in London.

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Egypt with Abercrombie & Kent

Best time to be there

Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.

Fly to

Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)

Flying time

4 hours 50 minutes direct

Time difference

GMT +2 hours

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Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

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