Holiday with the Pharaohs
In the heart of the desert, right on the banks of the River Nile, the sights surrounding Luxor tell ancient stories spanning thousands of years. The historic temples and awe-inspiring structures beckon visitors on a journey through time right back to Ancient Egypt. Sights including the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and Ramesses II, the two Colossi of Memnon, and Sphinx Alley offer an insight into this impressive history.
Alongside the numerous museums, bars and restaurants, these ancient temple complexes continue to characterise the unique atmosphere of this breathtaking ‘City of Palaces’. A trip to Luxor complements perfectly a beach holiday in one of Edelweiss’s two Egyptian destinations – Hurghada and Marsa Alam.
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Edelweiss tips for Luxor
Sightseeing in your Luxor holidays
Follow in the footsteps of the Pharaohs on a Nile river cruise and discover the contrast between the fertile riverbanks and barren desert. For a historically authentic experience, look out for a felucca – a traditional sailing boat. Nile Cruise Tours
Egypt’s largest temple complex, the Karnak Temple, is situated 2.5 kilometres north of Luxor in Karnak. This impressive complex took around 1,700 years to construct, and was repeatedly rebuilt right up until the Roman imperial period. View in maps
The Valley of the Kings is a magnificent site full of mystery. The tombs of 64 former rulers have been discovered here to date. One of the most famous tombs is that of Tutankhamen. The colossal mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the equally impressive Valley of the Queens are located nearby. View in maps
The two adjacent Colossi of Memnon are located near the Valley of the Kings. They date back to the 14th century BC and are said to bring good luck. This made them a popular destination for travellers as far back as the Ancient Greek and Roman eras. View in maps