Ancient Luxor

Ancient Luxor

Ancient Luxor

This amazing full day tour to Luxor provides an excellent opportunity for you to see outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and learn the fascinating mysteries of centuries old culture and hieroglyphics.

Disembarking the ship, you'll board your comfortable motor coach for the drive to Luxor. During the drive, you'll enjoy majestic scenic vistas provided by the vast expanses of desert and barren mountains that are interspersed with areas of surprising fertile farmland. Arriving in Luxor, you'll enjoy lunch and then continue on your tour. You'll rejoin your coach and cross the fabulous Nile River, proceeding to the West Bank area for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you will find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings, their families and other Egyptian nobility. Ample time is allotted here for you to fully explore this wonderful site.

Next, it's on to Hatshepsut Temple where there will be a short photo stop. The awesome mortuary temple that was buried under sand for centuries was built by Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule as a Pharaoh. Built into the mountainside, it stands as an incredible monument to the powers held by the pharaohs. A second photo stop follows at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive statues that originally flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple. Although the temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and most of its remnants have long since disappeared, these magnificent statues still stand guard today, albeit over an open field.

Your final stop of the day will be at the spectacular Luxor Temple complex. Here, you will find a collection of simply breathtaking statues, obelisks, and temples that date back to the 14th century BC. After a truly unforgettable day immersing yourself in Egypt's mesmerizing ancient history and culture, you'll embark your coach for the relaxing drive back to the ship.

This tour requires a minimum number of people to operate


Travel time to and from Luxor is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours each direction. This tour includes a moderate amount of walking and climbing as well as some stairs to negotiate. It may not be considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable walking shoes, lightweight clothing, cap and sunglasses. There are no cameras allowed inside the tombs.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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