Explore the ancient world with this 14 day vacation to Greece and Egypt. From the Temple of Zeus and the Museum of Delphi, to the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza and the magnificent Sphinx, you will catch a glimpse of the wonders of the ancient world.
Day 1 (Sunday) Athens
Arrival at Athens International Airport, assistance and transfer to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 (Monday) Nauplia – Olympia
Depart for three day trip via the coastal National highway for the CORINTH CANAL (short stop). After the Corinth Canal, drive to EPIDAURUS and visit the Ancient theatre, world famous for its outstanding acoustics. In the afternoon (optional stop for souvenirs) depart for OLYMPIA, the birth place of the Olympic Games, through the cities of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight stay in Olympia.
Day 3 (Tuesday) Olympia – Delphi
Visit the Olympia archaeological site with the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the altar of the Olympic flame, the Stadium and the archaeological Museum. In the afternoon visit the picturesque mountain village of ARACHOVA. Overnight stay in Delphi.
Day 4 (Wednesday) Delphi – Athens
Visit the archaeological site and the MUSEUM of Delphi. DELPHI, known in ancient times as the navel of the world. In the afternoon return to Athens.
Day 5 (Thursday) Athens
The Athens half-day tour, depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
Day 6 (Friday) Athens
Breakfast and free day to enjoy the beautiful city of Athens or enjoy an optional one day cruise.
Day 7 (Saturday) Athens – Cairo
Breakfast and departure for Cairo. Arrival at the Cairo International airport, meet/assist through the Immigration and custom formalities and transfer to the hotel, check-in and overnight Cairo.
Day 8 (Sunday) Cairo
Buffet breakfast, start the tour to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here we shall provide you with a brief, but colorful insight into the five thousand year history of our fascination. Visit the Moslem sector where you can see Salah El Din Citadel, followed by Mohamed Ali Mosque Continue to visit One of the Seven Wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza “CHEOPS, MEKERINUS & CHEPHREN” Your tour ends with a visit of the majestic Sphinx, which is the largest single block sculpture located at the foot of the grandest Pyramid Chephren. Return to the hotel, evening at leisure and overnight Cairo.
Day 9 (Monday) Cairo – Luxor (Cruise)
Buffet breakfast, check-out and transfer to the Cairo Domestic airport for departure flight CAIRO/LUXOR. Arrival at Luxor airport, meet/assist and transfer to embark the cruise ship. Lunch on board, visit the East Bank, including Karnak and Luxor temples, dinner on board and overnight Luxor.
Day 10 (Tuesday) Cruise
Breakfast on board, Visit the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut temple at Al Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon, Lunch on board, sail to Edfu, dinner on board and overnight Edfu.
Day 11 (Wednesday) Cruise
Breakfast on board, visit the temple of Horus in Edfu, sail to Komombo, Lunch on board, visit the temple shared by the two gods, Sobek and Harories, sail to Aswan, dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Day 12 (Thursday) Cruise
Breakfast on board, visit the High dam, the Granite Quarries and Philae temple, Lunch on board, P.M. felucca ride passing by the Botanical garden and Agha Khan Mausoleum, Dinner on board and overnight Aswan.
Day 13 (Friday) Aswan – Cairo
Disembarkation after breakfast, transfer to Aswan airport for departure flight ASWAN/CAIRO. Arrival at the Cairo Domestic airport, Meet/Assist and transfer to the hotel, check-in and overnight Cairo.
Day 14 (Saturday) Cairo
Buffet breakfast, check-out and transfer to the Cairo International airport for final departure flight.
Note: Sunday departures from 01/11/2019 to 31/03/2020
- Inbound transfer with assistance, outbound transfer without English assistance in Athens.
- 4 overnight stays in Athens on bed and breakfast basis
- Half day city tour of Athens & New Museum with English speaking guide and entrance fees
- 3 days/2 nights tour of the Peloponnese on half board basis in First class for both package categories in Antonios/Arty Grand in Olympia & Apollonia Hotel/Delphi Palace in Delphi or similar, transport & entrance fees.
- 3 overnight stays in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis (Cairo Marriott for Silver category, Kempinski Nile for Gold category, or similar)
- 4 Nights on board the cruise ship, based on full board basis (Blue Shadow or similar for Silver category, Sonesta St. George or similar for Gold category)
- All Tours and Transfers in Egypt as indicated with English speaking guide and entrance fees.