Search for holidays in Luxor on Libra holidays and find All inclusive Luxor holidays, Bargain Luxor holidays, Last minute Luxor holidays, Family holidays to Luxor, cheap holidays to Luxor at affordable prices. Libraholidays provides up to the minute late deals to Luxor, in order to ensure your holiday in Luxor is the money saving offer you deserve. Luxor is often described as one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. This remarkable city of the Nile Valley is home to more prestigious tombs and monuments than anywhere else in Egypt and thanks to great archaeological discoveries is known to be one of the major centres of ancient civilisation in Egypt. Sites of history in Luxor go back over 4,000 years and Tourists come to see the architectural sophistication of the ancient Egyptians, and soak up the mysterious culture of that time. Luxor has been visited by many travellers for thousands of years, hence its reputation as a very hospitable city, with every type of accommodation available, from small family hotels, to luxury spa hotels and beautiful holiday apartments. All types of global cuisine are on offer in Luxor, you will find great nightlife, and an endless amount of ancient Egypt sightseeing to do. The Airport of Luxor is located half an hour from the city centre.
Luxor Holidays – unique Egyptian city with 4,000 year history
Luxor is often described as one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. This remarkable city of the Nile Valley is home to more prestigious tombs and monuments than anywhere else in Egypt and thanks to great archaeological discoveries is known to have been a major centre of ancient Egyptian civilisation.
There are many traditional restaurants and a three course meal can cost as little as 35 Egyptian Pounds that’s £3.50 English per head. Along the East bank river front there are numerous cafes and restaurants where you can eat, drink even smoke the shisha pipe whilst watching the busy activity of the Nile.
In the area know as the Old Bazaar there are many cafes to drink a glass of Kalkadi Hibiscus drink and smoke shisha pipe a great place to go to quench your thirst following some hard bargaining with the locals for Egyptian souvenirs. On the West bank there are a couple of local hotels with restaurants on rooftop terraces, the prefect place to view the beautiful Nile by night.
You may even be lucky enough to get a traditional Egyptian show. Check with each restaurant in regard to alchohol as most restaurants do supply a wide range of drinks including beer, wine, and spirits however some local restaurants do not serve alcohol.
All of the usual Egyptian gift ideas and souvenirs can be found at the many shops all around Luxor, and more besides. Shopping in Luxor is a very memorable experience, and whilst some shopkeepers can be pushy and don’t expect you to leave their shop without purchasing something, others are happy to let you browse at your leisure, operating ‘no hassle’ policies.
The quality of merchandise on offer in Luxor is also rather variable and plenty of souvenirs tend to be on the pricey side. However, always be prepared for a friendly haggle over the price – shopkeepers in Luxor and throughout Egypt expect it and tend to price goods accordingly, with a view to reducing the price when asked.
Out & About in Luxor
Luxor holidays – explore the playground of the Pharaohs
From Luxor you can experience other parts of Egypt. Cairo is 670 km north, the city of Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast is 800 km away, and the fascinating ancient city of Aswan on the edges of the Nubian Desert is 250 km south along the mighty Nile. You may want to end your Egyptian adventure at the beach, so head for Hurghada or El Gouna on the Red Sea coast and enjoy the splendid coral islands and beautiful reefs there.
Getting around in Luxor is easy and cheap. Taxis can be stopped in the street, agree a price before getting in.
For the more adventurous there are the service buses which run through Luxor day and night. You can flag them down and pay no more than 2 Egyptian Pounds, around 20p English per person for a trip through Luxor. You can book a transfer with Uncover Egypt from your hotel or cruise boat to the airport when arriving and leaving but if you prefer you can arrange for a hotel car to pick you up, this must be done in advance or take a taxi from the rank outside the airport.
To get from the East bank of the Nile to the West bank, the quickest way is too take either the ferry boat.
Transfer time from Luxor airport is approximately 30 minutes.
Resorts in Egypt
Alexandria, Aswan, Dahab, El Gouna, Hurghada, Luxor, Nuweiba, River Nile – Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay,
Accommodation in Luxor
Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel 5*, Sonesta St George Hotel 5*, Sofitel Pavillion Hotel 5*, Sofitel Old Winter Palace Hotel 5*, Sheraton Luxor Hotel 5*, Maritim Jolie Ville Luxor Islands 5*, Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa Hotel 5*, Sofitel Karnak Hotel 4*, Iberotel Luxor Hotel 4*, Mercure Luxor Hotel 3*, Emilio Hotel 3*.