Overview

This itinerary offers you the chance to explore the Acropolis of Athens, the ruins of Delphi and to enjoy a boat trip to the nearby islands of Poros, Aegina & Hydra before heading on to exotic Cairo, home to the best Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic sights in Egypt. This itinerary can also be arranged in reverse order, from Cairo to Athens - flexible so can be adjusted to better suit your needs.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 : Arrival Athens
Welcome to Greece. Meet on arrival to Athens Airport and transfer to hotel. Remainder of the day & evening then free at leisure, overnight in Athens
meals: none

DAY 02 : Saronic Island Cruise
Transfer to Piraeus for embarkation on the cruise boat. Then sail for the island of Hydra where you have time (around 1 hour) for a stroll, shopping or swimming. Then sail for Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 60 minutes. Lunch will be served during the voyage. On board again and after a two hour trip arrive to the last port of call, the island of Aegina. Here you once again have some free time at leisure to stroll around or swim weather permitting. Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena. Embarkation for the voyage of return. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 : Delphi Sightseeing Tour
Meet at hotel to join on full day excursion to Delphi. Depart on drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing towns of Thebes - connected with tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova. In Delphi visit the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the athlete Aghias. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 : Athens City Tour - flight to Cairo
Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive through city center
b) 3hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
d) 3hr Athens Food walking tour: visiting specialty food shops with tastings & Varvakeios market
*Other alternatives available, like wine tasting etc, advise your preference in the enquiry form
Early evening transfer to the airport for departure on international flight to Cairo, arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 : Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
Breakfast then meet with your tour guide and begin the sightseeing tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed on to Sakkara where you will visit 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 and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included (lunch/dinner optional)

DAY 06 : Old Cairo & Museum
Breakfast and again meet with your guide to depart on to visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin (Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali) along with Old Cairo area where you find a mixture between the Islamic & Christian Monuments such as: Abu Serga Church, Al Mo'allaqa Church or the Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD and built in the basilica style. The day also includes a visit to the famous Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included (lunch/dinner optional)

DAY 07 : Departure
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport.

A Customer Review

We are home and still in awe. Had a great time. The program you designed was great and flawless. Got my pictures and can't believe how much ground we have covered in such a short time. I will be sending you some maple syrup as soon as I can. Hope you will be able to visit my family and of course Canada. Blessings, Suna.

-Suna

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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Half day Athens City Tour, regular group (private on request)
  • Full day Delphi Tour, regular group (private on request)
  • Full day Saronic Island Cruise Excursion
  • 02 full day Cairo/Giza Tours, private basis
  • Guiding in English, main entrances, tour transport
  • Lunch during full day Delphi & Saronic Excursions
  • Flight ticket from Athens to Cairo, economy class
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Available in reverse order, start Cairo end Athens
  • Flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Available on daily basis, year round
  • Extra days in Greece / Egypt can be added
  • Suitable for individuals and groups

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