Luxor City used to be the capital of the Egyptian empire at the peak of the Ancient Egyptian New Kingdom (1549—1069 BC). Thebes was a city of over a million people. The pharaohs who ruled over the kingdom of Egypt became wealthy thanks to the military victories that extended their authority south.
When it comes to your tours in Egypt, it is really a good idea to read all about it before visiting this historic place. It can take many weeks to be fully explored. Pass by Luxor City during your Egypt Nile River Cruise through Luxor to Aswan Nile Cruise, Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise, or even during the usual Egypt Tours Packages. Luxor has almost 1/3 of the world's ancient monuments that you can see during the Hot Air Balloon ride in Luxor. It used to be the capital of the Egyptian empire at the peak of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom (1549 - 1069 BC). Thebes -the real name of Luxor- was a city of over a million people. The kings and rulers of ancient Egypt who ruled over the kingdom of Egypt became prosperous after their military expeditions that extended their prestige southwards to the ancient Nubia, north along the Mediterranean, and to the east till it reached modern-day Syria. It was the great capital of (Upper) Egypt during the reign of the New Kingdom of Egypt history is contrary to the time of the building of the pyramids during the old kingdom where the capital used to be in Memphis to the north of Egypt, Luxor was the center of religion in ancient Egypt and the glorious city of Amun-Ra. The city was considered in the ancient Egyptian texts as Waset, which means "the city of the scepter, the Greeks called it Thebai and the Romans after them Thebes. You can explore Karnak Temple through your Luxor excursions or by attending the fascinating Sound and Light Show in Karnak Temple.
Explore the fascinating monuments of the city during your Luxor day tour from Cairo by flight which is a must when you plan your Egypt Luxury Tours, Egypt Travel Packages, Egypt Day Tours, and Cairo Day Tours. See the most visited highlights through the Luxor East Bank Tours and Luxor West Bank Tours.