Luxor is best known for its historical sights and is often described as being like an open-air museum. The intense concentration of monuments and 3000 year-old attractions makes this a fascinating holiday destination. From ancient temple to tomb, the city’s archaeological heritage is unparalleled, making this a real once-in-a-lifetime place to visit.
Perhaps the most famous attraction to visit is the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Located in the Valley of the Kings, this otherworldly graveyard has 63 royal tombs from the period 1550-1069 BC. The story of Tutankhamen and the discovery of his tomb and the treasures buried within are worth the trip alone, though the actual site is not as impressive as some of the other tombs in the valley. The Mummification Museum is another fascinating attraction, taking you through the process of preservation and the afterlife.
The guaranteed good weather of Luxor is a big draw for sun-seekers. After a day of temple-touring you’ll be glad of a cooling swim though. If your hotel doesn’t have a pool, there are several hotels which offer pool entry for a small fee. The city is located on the banks of the Nile River, so another cooling attraction is a Felucca ride. After a few hours sailing in the afternoon, you’ll be rewarded with a glorious Nile sunset.
With a huge number of destinations, resorts and great value accommodations, Thomas Cook is the perfect option for the holiday of your dreams. Book now and get ready for an amazing holiday to Luxor that you’ll never forget. When it comes to cheap Luxor holidays, we offer you a great experience to suit any budget.