Greece And Egypt

 

 

13 Days from $2,412 - Land Only,






2 Nights Athens, 4-Day Greek Island Cruise, 3 Nights Cairo & 4-Day Nile Cruise


DAY 1, SAT - ATHENS:
Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2, SUN - ATHENS:
After breakfast at your hotel, board your motor coach for your sightseeing tour of Athens. Visits include the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, and more. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
DAY 3, MON - ATHENS / PIRAEUS / MYKONOS:
After breakfast, transfer to Piraeus to board the 4-night cruise. Arrive in Mykonos known for the hundreds of chapels that dot the island and the many sandy beaches. Here you can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon and evening. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the many shops and enjoy a drink while taking in the view of the sunset over the blue Aegean Sea. (B,L,D)
DAY 4, TUE - KUSADASI / PATMOS:
Arrive in Kusadasi and take an optional excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. Arrive in Patmos, the island where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. The optional excursion will take you to the Monastery and Cave. (B,L,D)
DAY 5, WED - RHODES:
Arrive in Rhodes where you will spend a full day. Take an optional excursion of the city of Rhodes and the Acropolis of Lindos to visit the Temple of Athena. (B,L,D)
DAY 6, THU - HERAKLION / SANTORINI:
Arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Sail on to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk along the narrow streets of the town of Thera or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty. (B,L,D)
DAY 7, FRI - PIRAEUS / CAIRO:
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
DAY 8, SAT - CAIRO / luxor / NILE CRUISE
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your cruise ship. After lunch proceed to East Bank to visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. (B,L,D)
DAY 9, SUN - NILE CRUISE:
After breakfast visit the most important area of the Nile, the West Bank. The Valley of Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs, the Valley of Queens, the temple of Hatshepsut at El-Deir, El-Bahari and the Colossi Memnon. Sail to Edfu. (B,L,D)
DAY 10, MON - NILE CRUISE:
Morning visit the Horus Temple of Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris. Sail to Aswan. (B,L,D)
DAY 11, TUE - NILE CRUISE / aswan /cairo:
After breakfast visit the High Dam, masterpiece of modern engineering built to end the disastrous Nile floods. Continue to the Temple of Philae and unfinished Obelisk before returning to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure (B)
DAY 12, WED - CAIRO:
After breakfast begin your full day tour, visiting the Egyptian Museum, home of the world's greatest collections of antiquities from the Pharaonic period. Continue your sightseeing to Giza Pyramids. Examine Karnak Temple, Luxor Cheop's 4500 year old Great Pyramid. Explore the pyramids built by Mycerinus and Chepheren and beware the mighty Sphinx protector of the Pharaohs. Visit the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar before returning to your hotel for overnight, (B)
DAY 13, THU - CAIRO / USA:
You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

- The sequence of the Nile cruise itinerary may vary slightly depending on the cruise ship.- Swiss Inn Radamis II sails on Saturdays from Aswan.- Movenpick Royal Lotus sails on Saturdays from Luxor.- Passengers sailing on the Royal Lotus will begin the cruise on Saturday, but the cruise itinerary will operate in reverse.- In the event of the Esna Lock closing, the sightseeing to Luxor will be operated by motor coach.


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Homeric Tours will provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include the transatlantic flights
The flight between Athens and Cairo is additional (airfare will be determined at the time of the reservation).