Egypt, Israel, Greece
Triangle of Ancient Lands
with us on a grand 15 -day triangle tour of these three awe-inspiring
lands of antiquity. We have even included all the tips
on Thursday . May - Oct
1 - JFK - Wednesday
Board your Egyptair , Olympic Airways comfortable Jet at JFK International
Airport. For West Coast cities , we may use British Airways, Swiss ,
KLM or Air France or Lufthansa, for an additional $ 350.
2- CAIRO - Thursday :
Our staff greets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel. The
rest of the day is yours to explore the Egyptian metropolis as you like.
Complementary visa will be issued at the airport upon arrival, you are
responsible for having your passport in order and valid for at least
6 month at the time of your arrival.
is issued only for American, Canadian, Australian, NZ, EU & Japanese
3 - CAIRO- Friday (BLD)
Welcome to the City of the pharaohs and sultans! We visit the top sights
in an all-day tour. Our first stop is the Egyptian Museum, filled with
the wealth of the pharaohs. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we
drive to Giza for a visit to the Sphinx and a tour of the Pyramids.
In the evening, we host you for dinner on a Nile cruise complete with
exotic Egyptian entertainment.
4 - Joseph Gift to the Mighty Pharaoh of Egypt : Fayoum Oases - Saturday
Desert Caravan Desert Safari to Fayoum Oases for the Day
The wilds of the desert begin right on the outskirts of Cairo, and continue
for hundreds of miles to the east and west, through sands, rock, mountains,
oases, and a surprising variety of scenery and inhabitants.
Join us for a day ranging across the desert like modern nomads. In place
of camels, we’ll travel in comfortable, reliable four-by-four
Toyota Land Cruisers. Your guide and drivers will meet you at your hotel,
and soon you’ll leave bustling Cairo behind as you undertake the
drive toward the Oasis of El Fayoum, 150 kilometers to the southwest.
Hard as it is to believe, a great inland sea once covered these sands.
It was a holy reserve of sacred crocodiles, symbolized by the god Sobek.
We’ll visit the temple of Kom Oshim, drive over ancient lake beds,
and alongside the waters of today’s Fayoum Lake to reach the fishermen’s
village of Chak Chouk. There we’ll stop for a lunch of fish caught
fresh that morning. There will be time to wander the village lanes and
discreetly watch the everyday activities of baking flatbread, irrigating
crops from the lake’s waters, and bringing in the catch. We’ll
also include the craft and pottery museum where the best works of local
artisans are on display.
Then it’s into our four-by-fours again, for an off-road adventure!
We’ll head alongside and across desert washes, between dunes,
and over ancient lake beds for 35 kilometers to the Valley of the Whales.
Incredibly, these great mammals once thrived in waters surrounded by
sands. We’ll stop and gaze in amazement at their fossilized remains
alongside smaller sea creatures that remain in stone. In the evening,
you’ll return to your hotel in Cairo.
Private Land transportation in air-conditioned four-wheel-drive Toyota
Services of a private guide and English-speaking driver . Lunch at a
local restaurant including one large bottle of water and tea or coffle
for each guest
5 - CAIRO Fly To Tel Aviv and on TO JERUSALEM - Sunday (B)
Today we board your flight across the Sinai peninsula to Israel and
Palestine . Landing in Tel Aviv , we drive up into the Judean Hills
to Jerusalem, where our local representative meets you at the bus terminal
and escorts you to your hotel.
6 - JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM Monday (B)
The Holy City is at our feet: we visit the Western Wall, Temple Mount,
the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Roman Cardo,
fabled Mount Zion, and King David's Tomb, then drive to biblical Bethlehem
to visit Rachel's Tomb and the Church of the Nativity, returning to
our Jerusalem hotel in the evening.
7 - JERUSALEM Tuesday (BD)
Today fabled Jerusalem is yours to explore as you like, guidebook in
hand. Dinner & Music at a Moroccan restaurant.
8 - THE DEAD SEA Wednesday (B)
We drive down below sea level to the Dead Sea for a visit to one of
its mineral spas. Return to Jerusalem late afternoon.
9 - ATHENS Thursday (B)
Our staff escorts you to Tel Aviv's airport for your flight to Athens
(airfare not included in tour rates). Upon arrival in Athens, our staff
meets you and escorts you to your hotel in the Greek capital. The rest
of the day is yours: Athens awaits you!
10 - ATHENS Friday (cBD)
A half-day city tour shows you this great city's layout: we visit Syntagma
Square, the heart of modern Athens, drive by the parliament, and climb
up to the Acropolis. Now that you know the layout, the city is yours
to explore as you like. Visit a museum, take in some shopping, evening
dinner at a real Athenian taverna in the Plaka.
11 - GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE Saturday (BL)
We drive to the Marina Trocadero and board a boat for a tour of the
Saronic Gulf and its islands: Aegina, Poros and Hydra. After our delightful
day at sea, the evening brings us traditional Greek dancing and entertainment,
a fitting celebration of our three-country Triangle Tour, after which
we return to our Athens hotel.
12- ATHENS TO SANTORINI- Sunday (B)
We escort you to the airport for your flight across the sparkling blue
Aegean to the fabled volcanic island of Santorini for a four-night stay
at the Dana Villas, Santorini Palace, or similar first-class accommodation
of traditional-style houses with panoramic sea views. Each villa has
a fully-equipped modern kitchen, large bathroom, direct dial phones,
color satelite TV, air conditioning, bar, pool bar, swimming pool, and
daily maid service. After we escort you to your villa, relax and enjoy
this portion of paradise!
13 - SANTORINI - Monday (B)
Your villa is only a ten-minute walk from the heart of the town. The
island is yours to explore as you like, observing the rhythms of traditional
Greek daily life and nightlife!
14 - SANTORINI - Tuesday (B)
Santorini is actually the rim of a caldera (collapsed volcano), with
steep lava cliffs plunging into the sea. But there are numerous swimming
areas reached by steep paths and stairways. The shopping streets are
even more easily accessible.
15 - DEPARTURE - Wednesday (B)
Our staff escorts you to Santorini's airport for your flight to Athens
(domestic airfare included in tour rates), to connect with your flight
Per Person in USD
fare Notes :
fare supplement; May -Sep : $400.00 USD
west coast air add on : $350. West Coast Passengers do not need to
fly via JFK, you 'll fly on Lufthansa, or British Airways or France
( etc.) non-stop to Europe , one stop and connecto to Cairo
- Please deducet $ 600 from the listed rates
, when you handle your own air fare
accommodation (including tax, service charge and continental breakfast
to porters, drivers, guides etc.
sightseeing tours, including all entrance fees
fare in economyh class from Cairo to Tel Aviv, tax included .
while on tour as described in the itinerary.
domestic airfare between Athens and Santorini , tax included .
airfares are included in the rates. From/tom JFK, tax included
visa for Egypt will be issued at the airport upon arrival, you are
responsible for having your passport in order and valid for at least
6 month at the time of your arrival.. Visa is issued only for American,
Canadian , Australian , NZ, EU , Mexican , S. Korean, Singaporean
& Japanese citizens.
read our Terms & Conditions. By sending your deposit, you confirm
that you have read and have accepted these conditions.
expenses and beverages .
meals, drinks and services
interruption and cancellation insurance
a spa package to your stay . Additional $$$ apply
Hotel & Cruise
First Class Nile Cruise
(Upgrade to King George or Grand Bretagne Supplement applies)
Palace / Stanley
Hyatt, Sheraton Amman Al Nabil , or similar
Plaza , Marriott , the Regency Palace Hotel
/ Sheraton/ Hyatt
Royal Mare , Creta Maris, Candia Maris,Porto Elounda
, Conrad , Divan
Plaza , Richmond, Arena
Mövenpick Aswan . Isis Island Hotel Aswan.
(upgrade to Old Cataract : $150 per person per night Nile View )
Old Cataract is closed into 2009 for upgrades
Sheraton / Sofitel
(upgrade to Old Winter : $150 P. Person Per Night )
Myconian on Elia Beach.
, Rose Bay , Astir Villas.
/ Monte Carlo / TiYi / Nile Vision / Mojito , MS Renaissance, MS
Dream / Ruby /
Presidential Nile Cruise