With Athens Extension
Grand 14 Day Tour of Egypt and Greece
With airfare included from USA . This exceptional package includes
Egypt's highlights , and a 4 day stay in Athens .
1 - USA (JFK) - every Tuesday - Weekly - Year Round
DEPARTURE FROM NEW YORK We take off from New York's John F. Kennedy International
Airport. Flight choices include British Airways , Olympic Airways , Lufthansa
, KLM , etc .
Arrive at Athens Airport, where you will be greeted by our staff and transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like. Take
your first look at this great ancient-modern city. Wander through the
Plaka, and up to the Acropolis if you like, guidebook in hand.
DAY 3 - Private ATHENS CITY TOUR-Thursday (BL)
After breakfast, a half day private tour of Athens : we tour the great
Greek capital, including Constitution (Syntagma) Square, Parliament, the
Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Driving down
Herod Atticus street you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniforms
and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see
the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era
were held in 1896), the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch
will tour as well the Acropolis Museum . Lunch is included at a charming
local restaurant .
DAY 4 - ARGOLIS- Group Tour - Friday (BL)
Leave Athens along the Saronic Gulf coastal road to the Corinth Canal,
which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Drive on to Mycenae,
the Homeric City of the Atreides, "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.
(Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs). Drive
through the fertile plain of Argolis to Nafplion, a picturesque town nestled
at the foot of the Palamidi Fortress. After lunch, leave for Epidavros
to visit the theater (4th Century B.C.), famous for its astonishing acoustics.
Return to Athens by the national road connecting Epidavros with Corinth.
Lunch in Mycanae or Nafplion.
5- CAIRO - Saturday (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Athens Airport for your flight to
Cairo. Air fare is included Athens Cairo in economy class , tax included
. Our Cairo-based local rep. will meet you at the airport and see you
to your hotel near the fabled Nile. You'll have time to relax. The rest
of the day is yours. Fascinating Cairo awaits you! Venture out amid the
spice shops, cafés, peddlers from bygone days, modern-day professionals,
and an unforgettable array of sights, sounds, and aromas. Visa
may be issued upon arrival : please pay the $ 15 USD in cash , no
photos required . Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month beyond
the date of arrival. This is available to a limited number of nationalities
such as : Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian, Mexican Japanese and US passport.
DAY 6 - CAIRO - Sunday - (BLD)
Today, we'll explore the wonders of the Egyptian Museum, with its treasures
of the ancient pharaohs: mummies, statuary, precious stones and metals.
Travellers have long come to Cairo just to gaze on these sights, but our
day has just started. We'll motor to the edge of Cairo, to the mysterious
Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.
are fit and adventurous enough may wish to penetrate into the heart of
the Great Pyramid, to the King's Chamber your ticket is included with
our compliments (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid). Taking a camel ride
(Included) is entirely your own choice!
it's onward to the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed
Ali. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant . In the evening , it's
all aboard! We'll settle you into your private sleeping compartment on
the train bound along the banks of the Nile . You'll enjoy dinner on board
, as the lights of villages reflect in the river .
The sleeper train is very basic , modest , private compartment, with upper
and lower berth, each train car has one bathroom at each end of the car
, the tracks are not smooth enough to allow you a good night sleep.
DAY 7- ASWAN, CAMEL CARAVAN - Monday - (BLD)
After breakfast on board, the train arrives in Aswan, where we'll settle
you into your cabin on a Nile steamer.
Fruit basket at your cabin, with our compliments.
We start our tour with the world famous Nubian Museum. Tour of
Kalabsha Temple dedicated to the ancient god Mandulis, and the goddess
Isis . Built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus , the
small rock-cut temple of Beit El Wali, built by Ramses the Great
, and the small yet charming Kiosk of Qertassi. Then we return
to the boat for lunch.
the train ride, you will have seen feluccas sailing the Nile. Now we'll
experience Egypt at its most authentic, as we sail in one of these graceful
craft. Then, to really immerse yourself, try your hand at camel riding!
We'll take willing passengers on a traditional caravan to enjoy tea with
Nubian villagers. Only Travel in Style affords this unique opportunity
to meet and interact with local people. We are proud to offer this insight
into the Nubian way of life.
DAY 8 - ASWAN, KOM OMBO - Tuesday - (BLD)
After breakfast on board, we'll visit the dams at Aswan, including the
High Dam, a modern wonder in this ancient land. At the ancient granite
quarry, we'll see an obelisk left unfinished, then board a launch on Lake
Nasser to visit the Temples of Philae, rescued from rising waters. Back
aboard our cruiser, we'll sail northward down the Nile at a stately pace,
disembarking for a visit to Kom Ombo, the twin temple dedicated to the
crocodile river god, Sobek.
DAY 9 - EDFU, Luxor - Wednesday - (BLD)
Horse-drawn carriages or vans meet us at riverside to take us through
Edfu to the Temple of Horus, best-preserved in all of Egypt. Later, we'll
cruise to Esna, and by evening, we'll be in fabled Luxor.
10 - LUXOR - Thursday - (BLD)
We'll cross the Nile to view an array of ancient splendors: the tomb chambers
of the Valley of the Kings; the imposing tomb-temple of Queen Hatshepsut
; and the Colossi of Memnon.
11 - LUXOR, CAIRO - Friday (BLD)
Check out from our cabins. In the morning we'll visit the imposing Great
Temple of Amon at Karnak and the great Temple of Luxor before heading
back to the boat for lunch. Public facilities on board are always available
till its time for the evening transfer to board the overnight sleeper
train back to Cairo, dinner is served on board.
DAY 12 - CAIRO - Saturday - (B)
Morning arrival, our local rep will escort you to your hotel. Breakfast
will be served on board the train . Reamiander of the day at leisure.
13 - CAIRO - Sunday - (B)
Breakfast is always included at the hotel . You'll make your own program
for your last full day in Cairo. Perhaps you'll do some shopping at the
fabulous Khan El-Khalili bazaar, or return to the fabulous Pyramids, or
take an optional tour, or spend the day with new friends. Don't miss your
chance to mingle with the crowds, the peddlers, and the street entertainers
who give life to Cairo!
DAY 14 - DEPARTURE FOR HOME - Monday - (B)
After breakfast, our staff will see you to the airport and assist
you with all the formalities before you board your flight for home. You'll
arrive the same day. Bon Voyage!
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person in USD
For departures during: Apr , Christmas, New Year's ( Two
Weeks) ; and Easter week Please add %15 to the rates above.
10 years of age or younger, sharing room with parent, receive a discount
of 15 percent.
airline partners for departures from New York are British Airways, Lufthansa
, KLM, Swiss , Egyptair and Olympic Airways.
other cities: San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle-Tacoma,
Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth for an additional $ 450
Chicago or Washington, DC's Dulles International Airport, for an additional
addition, for any departures May - Sep , please add $ 450
high-season airfare surcharge to the rates shown above.
airfare from New York, economy class US departure tax, round trip
Egyptian domestic sleeper train fares as described in the itinerary.
All airport transfers and taxes in Egypt.
Hotel accommodations (including taxes).
Set-menu (table d'hôte) meals as indicated in the itinerary above.(B
= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Nile cruise with all shore excursions and meals.
Guided sightseeing by air-conditioned motorcoach,including all admissions
Board the cruise, , Complimentary welcome fruit basket, Galabya,and
an Egyptian Sweets/pastry platter
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket on board the Nile Cruise.
bottle of water ( per person ) delivered to you cabin daily while you
are on board the Nile Cruise.
or coffee an bottled water with each / every meal while you are on board
the Nile Cruise.
and meals not specifically mentioned
for local personnel
may be issued upon arrival : please pay the $ 15 USD in cash ,
no photos required . Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month
beyond the date of arrival. This is available to a limited number of
nationalities such as : Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian, Mexican Japanese
and US passport.
All of the Nile cruise vessels are fully air conditioned. Onboard dress
is casual except at dinner, when smart casual is the rule. Lightweight
cotton and other natural fiber clothing is best, with swimsuits and sun
hats for the sundeck and pool. Bring a light sweater or light jacket for
cool mornings and evenings, but most days are warm to hot, with very little
rain. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for shore excursions.
other guests say about our services :
Adrian and Melina
Original Message --------
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2:04 PM
We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single thing
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the highlight
of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough about Ahmed,
Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not have done the trip
without their help. Ahmed was very professional, courteous, and helpful,
and always went out of his way to make sure we
were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides,
Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so much
better with their endless supply of information. We wore out both days
long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt when
we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize what
we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people. And please
find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina
was most wonderful trip; we have really rested and are sure this was not
the last time. We will be interested in visiting Alexandria in future.
TEAM IN EGYPT ARE VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND WE WILL RECCOMED THEM AND YOU
of course TO ALL OUR FRIENDS.
a million once again. we will be in touch in the future