Luxor Tours, Luxor Excursions, Hotels in Luxor, Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan, Things to do and much from Journey to Egypt. Our Luxor Tours will take you to Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temples or even to Cairo for a whirlwind tour of Ancient Lower Egypt. For visitors with very limited time at their disposal, who cannot therefore follow the detailed rtes in and around Luxor, the list of Luxor Tours below gives several short itineraries. These Luxor tours cover most of the most important monuments; each takes a couple of hours or, at most, a full day.
Luxor, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, Luxor grew in importance during the Middle Kingdom and was the political capital of Egypt during much of its New Kingdom period of glory; it was then a religious capital for centuries thereafter. Temples of Luxor represent the largest and the greatest concentration of Temples in Egypt and possibly anywhere.
Both the east and west banks of the Nile in the area of modern-day Luxor represent the site of ancient Thebes.
The Temples of the area generally aligned east-west according to the local orientation of the Nile, and although the oft-repeated statement that the temples on the east bank of the Nile are divine temples and those of the west bank are mortuary temples are inaccurate, in western Luxor the division appears to be apt.
Luxor’s vast array of sights demands several days to explore. Available Luxor tours, Luxor excursions and things to do in Luxor include half-day or one-day tours of the West banks sites usually combining the Valley of the Kings (with a mandatory visit to Tutankhamun’s Tomb) with the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut , and sometimes the Tombs of the Nobles and the Workmen’s Village. Taking two or even three half-day tours in Luxor is preferable to trying to cram all these into one day.