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Greece and Egypt Package Tour

Greece and Egypt Package Tour

Best of Greece and Egypt – 14 Days/13 Nights

 

Tour Code: CS-GEB
Highlights: Athens, Cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Patmos, Crete, Santorini, Memphis, Pyramids of Giza, Aswan, Temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor, Cairo
Departures: Please check departure dates for 2017 below
Tour Price: From $2660 per person, double occupancy, Seat in Coach Tour

Quick Overview

Tour package have something for everyone, with many well-known landmarks for history. Exploring Greece and Greek islands join 3 day cruise with abundant history and wide-reaching influence including the Acropolis and the Parthenon, Olympia, the birthplace of the world’s first Olympic Games. Unforgettable Egyptian experience to discover the ancient and modern sights in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan including a Nile cruise journey between in Upper Egypt, visiting the most famous temples in Egypt.

Itinerary 

Day 1 Tuesday- Depart from USA or Canada

Day 2 Wednesday- Arrival in Athens

Arrival at Athens International Airport, where our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 3 Thursday- Athens

On your morning city tour you will observe the striking contracts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Highlights include Constitution (Syntagma) Square at the center of the city, House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street on the way to the Acropolis, you will see the Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Presidential Palace and the Panatheanic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896). Enroute there is also a brief stop at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis, you’ll visit its Museum and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylae, Temple of Athens Nike, Erechteion, and the monument that symbolizes Greece, the Parthenon. The rest of the day is free for Independent activities. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 4 – Friday Cruise to Mykonos

This morning you’ll be escorted to Piraeus, the port of Athens, to embark on your three-day cruise. You’ll sail into the Aegean Sea, and by sunset, reach the jet-set isle of Mykonos. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Saturday Cruise to Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Patmos

We anchor at 7 a.m. in Kusadasi, on the Turkish mainland. You will join the  tour to the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, one of the world’s most renowned archaeological sites. Highlights of your walking tour include the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and Trajan Fountain. At the end of your walk, you will see the “Great Theater” where St. Paul preached, and the Temple Of Artemis (Diana). Then you return to Kusadasi, board your ship, and cruise to the island of Patmos. During the night, you sail to Crete.. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Sunday Crete and Santorini (Cruise)

This morning you arrive at Heraklion, the capital of ancient Crete, and you will join the tour to home of the Palace of Knossos, once the center of the Minoan civilization, and one of the world’s most acclaimed archaeological sites. At noon, your cruise continues to the Santorini, the most spectacular of the Greek Islands, whose town of Thira is perched on a cliff created by volcanic eruption. You will  visit to the monastery of Prophet Ilias, for a breath-taking view, deep inhalations of clean, pure, Cycladic air and memorial photos, so as to be the envy of all who didn’t come along. The tour continues its passage towards the north. To the east, in the background, you will have settlements like Kamari and Monolithos, while you will pass through Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view. In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains’ manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera… After your curiosity has been sated of the area which is characterized as being of “exceptional natural beauty”, your return begins … (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Monday  Piraeus (Athens), Cairo

After breakfast, you disembark your cruise ship at Piraeus, the port of Athens, and are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 8-  Tuesday Giza Sightseeing

Meet in hotel lobby with the tour guide to begin the sightseeing excursion with a visit to Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramses II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara to see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt’s 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus and the mysterious Sphinx. After tour transfer to hotel for overnight. (B, L)

Day 9- Wednesday -Cairo- Nile Cruise to Luxor

Today, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor meet with our representative and transfer to board the Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Thursday- Luxor

Free time in the morning. Afternoon you will meet with your guide and depart to visit the Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. Stay overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Friday -Luxor -The West Bank- Esna

Sail to Esna. Cross to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings & Queens, a vast City of the dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff to see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. Return back to cruise and evening at leisure. Overnight onboard cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Saturday – Edfu- Kom Ombo- Aswan

Cruise sail to Edfu. On arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Temple combining Pharaonic and Greek architectures. The cruise sails to Kom Ombo & upon arrival visit The Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Return to the cruise & Overnight onboard cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 13 Sunday- Aswan Cairo

After breakfast disembark the cruise. Visit the high Dam, Philae Temple. Explore Elephantine island on felucca. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo. (B,L)

Day 14 Monday- Deparutre

Breakfast, checkout and per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport. (B)

Prices & Departure Dates 2017

 

                 11 April             18 April             16 May            06 June
            11 July             08 Aug             22Aug             05 Sept
            12 Sept             03 Oct             10 Oct

DEPARTURE DATES 2017

Departure Period

Per Person Double Occupancy

Per Person Triple Occupancy

Single Supplement

April 2017 to October, 2017

$2660

$2550

$1285

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodations at 4-Star Hotels*
  • 4 days/3-nights Greek Island cruise in standard IB cabin**
  • Shore excursions in Kusadasi, Heraklion and Santorini islands (seat in coach)
  • Port taxes for Greek Islands (per person $ 189)
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Land transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • 5 day/ 4 Nights accomodation on Nile Cruise (5* Standard)***
  • Services of a professional English-speaking escort and licensed Egyptologist (in Egypt) guides
  • Sightseeing tours (including entrance fees) per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and services charges

*Upgrade to 5-Star or Boutique Hotels available (rates on request)
**Cabin upgrade available (rates on request)
*** 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise available (rates on request)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Gratuities to tour and cruise staffs and guides
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, travel insurance, etc.)
  • International flights and flight from Athens to Cairo/ Cairo to Luxor/ Aswan to Cairo
  • Beverages (except for those served with breakfast).


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