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Visit one of the most well preserved collection of ancient monuments in the world!
You will feel as though you have been transported into ancient Egypt as you walk amongst the larger than life monuments, tombs, and obelisks that were erected thousands of years ago by Egyptian Pharaohs.
This tour includes:
- Roundtrip transfers
- One night stay at the Sonesta St. George Hotel
- Private guide
- Two lunches and a breakfast during the visit
Embark on this overnight journey into the past, through the Egyptian desert and into the temples that the Pharaohs once graced. Luxor has often been called the world’s greatest open air museum, with one of the largest and most well-preserved collections of ancient monuments in the world. What is commonly referred to as Luxor consists of the city of Luxor, the town of Karnak and the city of Thebes. This is a region that is both monumental in both scale and history.
Upon disembarking your ship you will be greeted by an escort who will take you to meet your Egyptology guide. You will depart from Safaga, a small port city on the Red Sea, and encounter beautiful mountain and desert views on your way to Luxor.
Once you arrive in Luxor, your first visit will be to the Karnak Temple. Built over a period of two millennia by generations of Pharaohs, the 62 acre Temple of Karnak was dedicated to the God Amun. The scale of the 134 columns that comprise the Hypostyle Hall, all 10-12 meters tall, can only be described as awe-inspiring.
The next stop will be the Luxor Temple, which was once connected to Karnak via the Avenue of human-headed Sphinxes. One day, archaeologists hope to link the two cities together again. For now, you can view the existing rows of Sphinxes that lead to the temple and imagine walking this avenue thousands of years ago as you are flanked by these mythical guardians.
You will then stop for lunch and enjoy a delicious preset menu.
After lunch you will attend The Karnak Sound and Light Show. You will never forget this visually spectacular experience. Walk amongst the illuminated towers and obelisks as you listen to a narration about the history of Thebes and its great Pharaohs. The show closes at the great sacred lake, where you will see an enchanting laser show on the water and hear further narration set to music.
After the show, you will enjoy dinner and be escorted to the Sonesta St. George Hotel in Luxor.
You will be provided a buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out before continuing on to the second day of your tour.
The first stop will be the Valley of the Kings, where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs.
Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh. The temple emerges from the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if the temple were born from the cliffsides. On the way back to the Nile river, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in ancient Greek times for their mysterious haunting voices at dawn. The source of the sounds that emitted from the Colossi of Memnon are still unknown until this day.
After another delicious lunch, you will return to the Safaga port.
- Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a light sweater as the temperature can drop significantly in the evening.
- Sonesta St. George is a 5-star luxury hotel located on the banks of the Nile river. It has been awarded TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award--Best Luxury Category.
Days offered: 7 days a week