Signature tours are considered mainstream trips to Egypt and usually involve fewer than 30 people. They typically include comfortable accommodations, professional guides, and train travel north and south. They do not include most of the admissions and meals, however. You will likely enjoy the same experiences as on a smaller, more traditional tour. Here are some suggestions for signature trips:
If you want to visit the Luxor Temples but you don’t want to deal with the tour groups, there are a couple of ways to go about it. One way is to go on a private taxi, and this will save you time. Another way is to take a bike to get around the West Bank. Bike rentals are cheap and practical, and a taxi for a day will cost you about $20. If you’re going with a group, consider assembling the group at the hotel. This way, you can cover the main sights in Luxor in two days, or more.
Felucca sailboat tour
A Felucca sailboat tour of Egypt is a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture and tradition of the country. These traditional boats are made of wood and sail across the Nile River. Often, the boarding point is Aswan, but you can also embark from Luxor or other towns along the river. The length and speed of your journey will depend on the water currents and wind conditions. But no matter where you choose to sail, you’ll experience a magical journey.
Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is an archaeological site in Egypt, with over 60 tombs. While many of these tombs are closed to the public and undergoing restoration, three are open for visitors. While you can visit all three or a single tomb, it is recommended that you buy separate tickets to see them. Tickets cost about 100 pounds ($6), 250 pounds ($15), and 1,000 pounds ($62) to tour all three tombs. Tickets to the trams cost four pounds ($0.25).
Temple of Edfu
The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known during the Hellenistic period as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo in interpretatio graeca. Today, you can visit this temple and other ancient sites in the area with a tour to Edfu.
Luxor’s workers’ village
The Valley of the Workers, or Deir el-Medina, was the home of a community of tomb builders. These men and women lived with their families in west Luxor, while the rest of the city tended to stay in east Luxor. They had to work to keep the royal tombs secure, so they were isolated from the rest of the city. As a result, workers often did not speak to each other or see their loved ones.