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Leisurely Luxor

A balanced blend of guided sightseeing and time for independent discovery, this tour is land-based in Luxor, ‘the world’s greatest open-air museum’, where white-sailed feluccas float on the Nile as it slips between ancient tombs and temples

Arrive, unpack, relax, and explore on this splendidly flexible week in Luxor. Designed to suit your style and tempo, the tour includes guided visits to the west bank tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the astonishing eastern enclave of the Karnak and Luxor temples, along with views of the riverbanks from the deck of a traditional felucca. Remarkable optional experiences range from seeing the city by hot-air balloon to a close-up insight of ancient artisans’ life at the humble Tombs of the Workers, or stepping into legends of Cleopatra at the Greco-Roman Temple of Denderah. You could opt for an extra touch of luxury by upgrading your stay to the iconic Old Winter Palace hotel, where Howard Carter announced his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Bags of free time is built-in to the tour for you to decide on a relaxing day or lively exploration; and rather than restricting you to hotel fare, most days leave you free to choose your venue and menu, from rustic simplicity to riverside tables and elegant restaurants in ‘modern’ Luxor, its souks, shops, and houses hemming three sides of the ancient city of Thebes, where just crossing the road is time-travelling through the millennia.


  • Luxor  - 7 nights
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  • Unpack & Explore
  • UNESCO Site: Ancient Thebes Necropolis
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Central Hotels
  • Historic Hotel

A balanced blend of guided sightseeing and time for independent discovery, this tour is land-based in Luxor, ‘the world’s greatest open-air museum’, where white-sailed feluccas float on the Nile as it slips between ancient tombs and temples


Temple and tomb visits are on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.


Pavillon Winter Palace - Luxor

This great-value hotel shares the incredible riverside location with its historic sister-hotel, The Old Winter Palace in Luxor, combining contemporary design with Egyptian heritage. The contemporary block of spacious garden-facing rooms is situated in large palm-fringed gardens of the Old Winter Palace with ample outdoor dining options and a beautiful heated swimming pool and sun terrace, with access to the facilities of the Old Winter Palace. Restaurants, bars, pool, WiFi (free/limited) and 102 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and balconies, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV, and warm hospitality in the heart of Luxor city.

Sofitel Old Winter Palace - Luxor

A 5-star hotel rich in colonial design, perched on the Nile River amid tropical gardens and ancient temples. Restaurants, bar and outdoor heated pool. 92 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions


Enjoy an optional full-day boat tour discovering the Temple of Hathor at Denderah. Located north of Luxor, the current structure was built during the Greek period and is one of the best-preserved in Egypt. Leaving your hotel in the morning, a relaxing morning cruise takes you towards Denderah. Here you’ll explore the complex and later enjoy lunch on board, before sailing back to Luxor.

Luxor Balloon Flight

Take to the skies above Luxor in a hot-air balloon and enjoy panoramic views of the world's greatest open-air museum. Leaving at sunrise, enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the sun rising over the east bank of the Nile, illuminating the land of the ancient Pharaohs on your scenic flight over Egypt's iconic monuments, this experience promises to be one of the highlights of your journey, as you drift over the Valley of the Kings & Queens, getting a bird’s eye view off the tombs and the Nile delta in a hot air balloon.

Valley of the Queens & Nobles

An optional tour to the Valley of the Queens and the Deir el-Medina Tombs of Nobles and Workers, the artisans who created the Valley of the Kings.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
EgyptAir from Heathrow

February 5 (Monday)
March 11 (Monday)
September 23 (Monday)
October 21 (Monday)
November 4 (Monday)
December 9 (Monday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, itinerary as described, excursions, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Feb, Mar, Sep
  • £310
  • 2024: Oct, Nov, Dec
  • £420
  • Standard Twin/Double
  • £945
  • Standard Single
  • £1720
Flight Options
  • EgyptAir Business Class
  • On request (5 Feb £425)
Optional Excursions
  • Dendera
  • £150
  • Luxor Balloon Flight
  • £160
  • Valley of the Queens & Nobles
  • £115
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £600
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £15

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