Most of the Day was spent sailing down the river towards Luxor. Navigating the Lock was just an excuse for the locals continuing to try to sell us stuff !
Arrived in Luxor in time to Main Temple “by Night”. Quite mind-blowing.
Especially as it had spent most of the last couple of thousand years buried in sand & rubble until the Muslims build a mosque and minaret on top of it and someone decided to have a look and see what was underneath.
Then onto the Winter Palace Hotel for cocktails and a determined and successful mission to buy cotton shirts made from Egyptian cotton rather than the omnipresent Chinese variety !!
Next morning, off to the Valleys of The Kings & Queens with their various tombs and temples. Starting with Hatshepsut’s Temple
And a couple of huge statues of Ramses
Onto the Valley of The Kings and an assortment of empty tombs, all covered in amazing carvings, paintings and hieroglyphs. The contents having been stolen way back though mostly have found their way into the worlds great museums. More of that later !
Back to the ship for lunch before an afternoon visit to the Temples of Karnak.