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Overview

A combination of beautiful Greece and mysterious Egypt. This travel itinerary offers you the chance to discover the cradle of Western Civilization in Athens, stroll through picturesque villages on the islands of Mykonos & Santorini, marvel at the architectural wonder of the Giza Pyramids and discover amazing temples dotted along the shores of the Nile as you cruise from Aswan to Luxor. This itinerary can also be arranged in reverse order, from Cairo to Athens.

• This is a flexible travel package for individuals, not an escorted group coach tour. You choose your own travel dates & there is also the option to customize the itinerary to suit your particular duration and interests.

 Package Rate generally starts from around 1995Euro+ per person: based on 02 persons sharing in a double/twin room when using standard 3* hotels during low season. Excludes international flight to Athens for start & from Cairo at the end. Package rate varies according to the number of persons travelling, month of travel, hotel accommodation requested and any changes you might wish to make to the itinerary itself. Low season - Nov to April / Medium season - May, June & October / High & Peak Season - July through September (season breakdown based on Greek seasons).

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival:
Meet at Athens Airport, per your international flight arrival time, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.
meals: none

DAY 02 - Athens City Tour:
Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr large-group coach tour: visit Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive in city centre
b) 5hr small-group walking tour: visit Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & stroll in the city centre
c) 5hr small-group walking tour: visit Acropolis, Ancient Agora & stroll in the city centre
***Please note your preference when making your request, otherwise, we will automatically include the 5hr large group coach tour. Other alternatives are also available, such as wine tasting and/or a foodie tour, etc.
The afternoon and evening are free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 03 - Athens to Mykonos:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to the port for fast ferry to Mykonos. Arrival, transfer to hotel, with the remainder of the day and evening free at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos ***Domestic flights to Mykonos are also available.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 04 - Mykonos at leisure:
A full day free at leisure to relax on one of the many beaches, sightsee around Mykonos town or take a day trip to the nearby island of Delos. Don't forget about the amazing nightlife for which the island is famous. Overnight in Mykonos.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 - Mykonos to Santorini:
Transfer to the port for departure on morning or afternoon fast ferry to Santorini. On arrival, transfer to hotel with the remainder of the afternoon and/or evening free at leisure. Overnight in Santorini
meals: breakfast included

DAY 06 - Santorini at leisure:
Enjoy your day at leisure discovering what amazing Santorini has to offer, such as explore around the town and various villages; hike the scenic route between Fira and Oia; relax on beaches with black, red and gold coloured sand or enjoy various watersport activities. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 07 - Depart to Egypt:
Depart by flight from Santorini to Cairo (via Athens). Arrival transfer to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 - Giza Sightseeing & sleeper train to Aswan:
With a private tour guide, visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids, located in Sakkara. Then on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100BC. Continue to Giza and visit the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. After the tour, transfer to the rail station for departure on the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.***Flights from Cairo to Aswan are also available, should you not wish to travel by overnight sleeper train. Please be sure to note your preference when making your request. Sleeper trains offer 02-person private cabins.
meals: breakfast & dinner included (lunch optional extra)

DAY 09 - Nile Cruise (Aswan Sightseeing):
Breakfast onboard train, arrival to Aswan and transfer to board on 03-night Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart with your cruise guide to visit the High Dam & Philae Temple, dedicated to goddess Isis and reassembled at a new site on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site on Philae Island. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included
**Optional extra "Abu Simbel" excursion and/or "felucca ride" can be added

DAY 10 - Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo & Edfu):
Today visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo which stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank. Then on to Edfu and visit of the Temple of Horus.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 11 - Nile Cruise (Luxor):
On arrival to Luxor, move to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings, 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. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Overnight onboard Nile cruise.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 12 - Luxor to Cairo:
Disembark after breakfast and visit the magnificent Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple. You then have free time to explore on your own before transfer to the rail station for an overnight sleeper train back to Cairo. ***Flights from Luxor to Cairo are also available for those that do not wish to travel by overnight sleeper train, please note your preference in the enquiry form.

DAY 13 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo:
Breakfast on train, arrival back in Cairo and meet for transfer to hotel. Then begin a full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin (with its Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali), the Old Cairo area (with a mix of Islamic and Christian Monuments) and Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 14 - Departure
As per your international flight departure time, transfer from the hotel to Cairo Airport.

What's included?

  • Hotel accommodation in the category of your choice
  • 03 nights on Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
  • Overnight sleeper trains (or flights) Cairo-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo
  • Regular group day tours in Athens (private basis on request)
  • Private guided day tours in Cairo & Giza
  • Guided sightseeing during the Nile Cruise
  • Main entrances fees to sights visited
  • Noted transport by ferry/flight/train from Athens ending Cairo
  • Arr/dept transfers throughout the itinerary
  • Taxes & handling fees

Notes

  • Available in reverse order, start Cairo end Athens
  • Flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Available on daily basis, year-round
  • Excursions in Mykonos & Santorini are available on request

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From our past customers

Linda and I want to offer our thanks to you to all of your staff for a magnificent trip to Greece, the isle of Crete, and to Turkey. You arranged the perfect trip after we described our specific interests in early Christian frescos and mosaics, the Mycenaec and Bronze age culture, and of course the classical Greek and Byzantine cultures. In addition to touching the walls of Troy and Mycenae and the many well known and visited sites, you arranged so much more. Each day was a great adventure, personalized for two people you had never met. Istanbul is beyond description and our guide Cemal was wonderful. You selected ideal hotels for our stays in Athens, Crete, Istanbul, Assos, and Selcuk. The village of Assos was a wonderful surprise. We wish we could have spent more time in this Turkish heaven. All of your arranged guides were excellent. We at all times felt safe and each day closed with a wonderful meal and a restful sleep. Aydin, please accept our deepest gratitude. I would be so pleased to be able to answer any questions from possible clients or agents in North America. Linda and I wish you our very best. Warmest thanks, Kevin and Linda.

-Kevin

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