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Greece & Egypt

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

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Visit one of the most awe-inspiring remnants of ancient civilization – Egypt. Cruise the Nile and be transported back to the time of the great Pharaohs, visit the Valley of the Kings and Queen, the 2000-year old Temple of Horus and the Temple of Philae. Gaze upon the Pyramids and Sphinx and tour the Egyptian Museum, with one of the largest collection of antiquities. Combine this with a few days in the cradle of democracy – Athens – with its famous Acropolis and Panathenaikon stadium. Explore the Greek islands and classical sites and spend the day in Rhodes where you can ascend to the Acropolis of Lindos, stroll the Street of the Knights or relax on the beautiful picture-perfect Tsampika beach. Rekindle your romance or start a new one watching the sunset on the caldera in Santorini.

Itinerary

Greece And Egypt starts every Saturday.
  • DAY 1, THU

    ATHENS

    Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 2, FRI

    ATHENS / LAVRION / MYKONOS

    After breakfast transfer to Lavrion to board the 3 night cruise to the Greek Islands and Turkey. tour of Athens. Your first port -of-call is Mykonos. Enjoy the whitewashed houses and the picturesque windmills.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 3, SAT

    KUSADASI / PATMOS

    Arrive in Kusadasi where you can take an optional excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. Then on to Patmos where you can take an optional excursion to the Monastery and Cave where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation.
    Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 4, SUN

    HERAKLION / SANTORINI

    Arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Visit 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.
    Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 5, MON

    LAVRION / ATHENS

    Return to Lavrion. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Athens hotel for a day at leisure.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 6, TUE

    ATHENS

    After breakfast board the motor coach for a morning tour of Athens. Visits include the Acropolis and its museum. Spend the afternoon at leisure shopping at the Monastiraki Flea Market or exploring this fascination city on your own.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 7, WED

    ATHENS / CAIRO

    Disembark the ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo (the flight is additional and airfare will be determined at the time of the reservation). Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 8, THU

    CAIRO

    After breakfast begin your full day city 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 Ceop'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.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 9, FRI

    CAIRO / ASWAN / NILE CRUISE

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your cruise ship. After lunch, visit the High Dam, masterpiece of modern engineering built to end the disastrous Nile floods, the Temple of Philae and unfinished Obelisk.
    Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 10, SAT

    NILE CRUISE

    This morning visit KomOmbo and the Temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haeroris. Sail to the Horus Temple of Edfu. Continue to Luxor.
    Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 11, 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.
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • DAY 12, MON

    NILE CRUISE / LUXOR / CAIRO

    After breakfast transfer to the Luxor airport o your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be me and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 13, TUE

    CAIRO / USA

    You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Package Includes

  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Athens
  • Breakfast daily in Athens.
  • 3-night cruise to the Greek Islands & Turkey, including all meals and entertainment. Inside cabins, two lower beds.
  • Two shore excursions: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (Kusadasi) and Minoan Palace of Knossos (Crete)
  • Drink package inclusive of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks (for adults 18 and over) on Greek Island cruise.
  • Athens City sightseeing tour including the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
  • Cruise port taxes and ship gratuities.
  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Cairo.
  • Breakfast daily in Cairo.
  • One full day sightseeing in Cairo.
  • 3-night Nile Cruise, in an outside cabin. All meals, entertainment and shore excursions included.
  • All flights within Egypt
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Orientation by Homeric Tours representatives.
  • 24/7 Support from a Homeric representative.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Dates & Prices

Greece & Egypt - DOUBLE PRICES

Athens

Golden AgeAthens Plaza

CairoRamses HiltonSemiramis Intercontinental
Nile CruiseMovenpick Royal Lily / Movenpick Royal LotusSonesta St. George
MAR 17, 24, 2022$3,535$4,153
MAR 31, 2022$3,535$4,129
APR 7, 2022$3,535$4,153
APR 14, 2022 $3,555$4,153
APR 21, 2022$3,565$4,153
APR 28, 2022$3,143$3,544
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022$3,288$3,702
JUN 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022 $3,288$3,702
JUN 30, 2022 $3,288$3,702
JUL 7, 14, 2022$3,288$3,702
JUL 21, 28, 2022$3,258$3,702
AUG 4, 11 18, 25, 2022$3,258$3,702
SEP 1, 8, 15, 2022$3,327$3,741
SEP 22, 29, 2022$3,328$4,454
OCT 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022$3,288$4,415

Greece & Egypt - SINGLE PRICES

Athens

Golden AgeAthens Plaza

CairoRamses HiltonSemiramis Intercontinental
Nile CruiseMovenpick Royal Lily / Movenpick Royal LotusSonesta St. George
MAR 17, 24, 2022$4,726$5,648
MAR 31, 2022$4,726$5,648
APR 7, 2022$4,726$5,648
APR 14, 2022$4,779$5,648
APR 21, 2022$4,805$5,648
APR 28, 2022$4,290$4,935
MAY 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022$4,479$5,150
JUN 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022$4,479$5,150
JUN 30, 2022$4,479$5,150
JUL 7, 14, 2022$4,479$5,150
JUL 21, 28, 2022$4,400$5,150
AUG 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022$4,400$5,150
SEP 1, 8, 15, 2022$4,530$5,201
SEP 22, 29, 2022$4,669$6,105
OCT 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022$4,617$6,054

HOTELS

Athens

Athens Plaza★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This Athens luxury hotel boasts 180 elegant, warm guestrooms, including 18 suites, all individually designed in a contemporary style with ancient Greek elements. With a prestigious location in Syntagma Square and stunning Acropolis views, this 5-star downtown Athens hotel spacious guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Fabrics by Lauren, Fornacetti, and Versace decorate the guestrooms, which include marble baths, designer toiletries, and wireless Internet access.
  • Hotel Address:Leof. Vasileos Georgiou 2 (Syntagma Square), Athens 105 64, Greece
    Phone:+30 210 33 400, Fax:+30 212 35856,

Athens

Golden Age Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
The Golden Age is located on Michalakopoulou Avenue, near Athens Music Hall, Megaro Musikis. The Acropolis and the famous New Acropolis Museum is about a ten minute Metro ride away. Or enjoy a nice stroll along one of the most well kept avenues of Athens, Vasilissis Sophias, where you will find some of the most classical buildings, monuments and museums of Athens.
  • Hotel Address:Michalakopoulou 57, 115 28 , ATHENS - Greece
    Phone:+30 2107240860, Fax:+30 2107213965,

Cairo

Ramses Hilton★ ★ ★ ★
Set on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is the perfect base for exploring all that Egypt's capital has to offer. The hotel is steps from the famous Egyptian Museum and a short drive to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a wealth of activities at the hotel including a casino, billiards hall, and a galleria of 250 shops. Soak up the sun at the pool along the riverfront, and indulge in international cuisines at the various restaurants.

Cairo

Semiramis Intercontinental★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo is a symbol of modern style. Located in the heart of the city center, facing the Nile River, the hotel is close to the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House and the Cairo Tower. The Citadel, Old Cairo, downtown shops and commercial center are nearby. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are just 16 miles away.
  • Hotel Address:Corniche El Nil, Cairo, 11511 Egypt
    Phone:+2 02 27988000,

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

GREECE 2020

Greece & Egypt Tour Page:

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Important Tour Info

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

PACKAGE RULES – GREECE & EGYPT

 

  • A Greece accommodation tax of up to 4 euros per person per night is additional and will need to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-out.
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
    Triple occupancy and children prices are available upon request.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjunction with your tour request.
  • Tours can be extended as desired, please inquire directly.
  • The flight between Athens and Cairo is additional (airfare will be determined at the time of the reservation).

ITINERARY INFO – GREECE & EGYPT

Greece And Egypt   starts every Saturday. 

BOOKING INFO – GREECE & EGYPT

Homeric Tours will provide affordable airfare from USA in conjuction with the tour upon request.

TRAVEL TIPS – EGYPT & GREECE

EGYPT

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport has at least six (6) months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. Participants with a valid U.S. passport must also obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate or upon arrival in Egypt. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, please contact the Egyptian Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa. Important: Passengers requiring a Schengen Visa must have a multi-entry Schengen Visa if visiting more than one country.) 
CURRENCY: (The local currency is the Egyptian Pound (L.E.) Exchange your money at banks or at the exchange counter at your hotel.) 
BANKING HOURS: (Banks are open 8:30am to 1:00pm every day except Sunday, when hours are 10:00am to 12 noon. Banks close on Friday and Saturday.) 
WHAT TO PACK: (Summer months: Lightweight clothing. A sweater for cool Cairo evenings. At all times: Modesty in clothing should be observed; wear bathing suits and shorts at the beach or swimming pools only. A good rule is to cover your back and shoulders outside of the hotel area. Women should cover their arms when visiting mosques. Bring comfortable shoes for sightseeing.) 
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS: (Drink only bottled water with no ice. Eat in the hotel restaurants or in well-known leading restaurants.) 
ELECTRICITY: (The current is 200 volts, 50 cycles in Cairo and most areas. Wall plugs are the round, two-pronged European type.) 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: (Make long distance calls from the hotel. Collect calls cannot be made from Egypt.) 
SHOPPING: (Cairo is a shopping adventure! Buy brass, copper, inlaid wooden articles, silver and gold jewelry, leather shoes, bags and belt, cotton goods or perfumes. You should be able to bargain up to two thirds off the price originally quoted to you.) 
SHOPS: (Shops are open from 9am to 1pm and from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Shops close on Sundays) 

 

GREECE

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. Participants with valid U.S. and Canadian passports do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, please contact the Greek Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa. 
Important: Passengers requiring a Schengen Visa must have a multi-entry Schengen Visa if visiting more than one country.) 
CLIMATE: (The temperature in Athens ranges from 55F in January to 92F in July and August. Seasonal breezes called meltemia moderate the summer heat. The country averages more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.) 
CLOTHING: (Dress tends to be casual, but there are limits. Sleeveless dresses and shorts may not be worn in monasteries and churches, and women should be sure that arms and shoulders are covered. Jackets for men and cocktail dresses for women are required in the posher of restaurants and in the casinos.) 
EXCURSIONS: (Visiting the Greek ruins often means traversing over irregular stony terrain that can present a double hazard. Thus, shoes worn on such excursions should be sturdy and absolutely comfortable. Do not wear high heel shoes on these excursions.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. It is not necessary to exchange your money prior to your arrival in Athens.
There are two banks open where you can exchange your money at the baggage claim area in Athens airport. There are also banks at the hotels.) 
TIPPING: (The Greek restaurants automatically include a 15% service charge. If that is the case, the custom is to leave small change on the plate for the waiter and an equivalent amount on the table for the bus boy. In restaurants without a service charge or in the case of room service, 15% is the norm.) 
SHOPPING: (The favorite buys in Athens are furs, leather goods (especially shoes), hand-woven and hand-embroidered clothing and linen, ceramics, handbags, jewelry and flokati rugs. The most elegant shopping area is the Kolonaki district where you will find the latest European styles.) 
ELECTRICITY: (The standard electrical current throughout Greece is 220AC and the outlets are made for 2 round poles.) 
BANKS & CREDIT CARDS: (All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and cosmopolitan boutiques. However, they are not used as extensively as they are in the U.S. Traveler's checks are widely accepted throughout Greece. They can be exchanged easily at almost all banks and post offices.) 
TIME: (There is a seven-hour (+7) difference when New York is on the Eastern Standard Time. Greece, along with the rest of the European Community, observes daylight savings time from April to October.) 

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