starts weekly in Athens : March through Nov . You may add extra days
pre or post .Among the most treasured memories of many travelers are
a trip to Greece and a journey on a Nile steamer. You'll experience
both, along with the high points of Classical Greece, on this tour.
a Greek Cruise , or
add Istanbul as well ?
compare with the 20-Days Grand Tour of the East Mediterranean
1 - Saturday - Weekly - March to end of Nov - ATHENS
Our local personnel meets you at the airport and escorts you to
your hotel. Sample
Athens hotels :
Palace Acropolis. First : Titania . Electra Palace
. Tourist : Stanley
Athens is yours and you may wish to cover on your own the high
points of the city, especially the towering Acropolis and the adjacent
with the Four Ultra Deluxe Edition
for Friday arrival
2 - Sunday- ATHENS- Private Tour (BL)
On your first morning in Athens we show you the top sights: the Acropolis
and its museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Theater
of Dionysus, and more. In the afternoon, plunge into the city as you
like for sightseeing and shopping.
Lunch is included at a charming local restaurant. Dinner
is included at the hotel
Private chauffeur, private guide private air conditioned vehicle for
all your touring today.
3 - Monday - MYCENAE, EPIDAURUS - NAUPLIA- Group Tour (BD)
We set forth from Athens to tour classical Greece, passing Corinth and
its steep-walled canal as we go. We stop at Mycenae, center of ancient
Mycenaean civilization (2800-1100 BC); and Epidaurus, site of the temple
of Asclepius. We spend the night in Nauplia.
First class hotels : Amalia or similar . Tourist class
: Victoria or similar
4 - Tuesday - OLYMPIA- Group Tour (BD)
We pass by Tripolis and Megalopolis on our way to Olympia, ancient site
of the Olympic games. We visit the great Temple of Zeus, one of the
Wonders of the Ancient World, and tour the museum.
First class hotels : Europa or similar . Tourist class :
Ilis or similar
5 - Wednesday - DELPHI- Group Tour (BD)
We drive through Rion, Antirion and Nafpaktos and along the Corinthian
coast on our way to Delphi, site of the famed oracle, at the foot of
Mount Parnassus. First class hotels : Amalia or similar . Tourist
class : Hermes or similar
6 - Thursday - DELPHI - ATHENS (B)
We tour the ruins of Delphi and its oracle, sacred to Apollo and Dionysus.
In the afternoon, we drive via the lovely village of Arachova to the
Byzantine monastery of Ossios Loucas, then on to Athens.
7- Friday - ATHENS, CAIRO (B)
Our Athens-based local rep. will take you to the airport
to catch your flight for Cairo . Air fare is included in economy class
Athens Cairo with tax included .
Our local representative greets you at Cairo Airport and
whisks you to your hotel. Visa may be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport
for a limited number of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian ,
EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens. For Americans , please pay the
$ 15 USD fee in cash upon arrival . You are responsible for having your
passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your
arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your
name you after you clear the passport and customs formalities . After
exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private
vehicle) to the hotel :
Sample Deluxe Hotels :
Ramses Hilton , Nile Hilton , J. W. Marriott, Cairo Conrad , Grand Hyatt
or similar .
Sample First Class Hotel : Sonesta Hotel or similar
Sample Tourist Class Hotel : Novotel or similar
Private chauffeur, private air conditioned vehicle for all your
airport transfers .
8 - Saturday - CAIRO (BL)
Today, you'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 your day has just started. You'll also see the Citadel of
Saladin and the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali. Lunch is included
at Naguib Mahfouz, or the new Al-Azhar Park . In the afternoon we enjoy
a walk thru the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
9 - Giza - Sunday (BL)
Today, we drive to the edge of Cairo and reach Giza, on the edge
of the desert, you'll gaze in awe at the mysterious Sphinx and the Pyramids,
for those interested a complimentary ticket is included for entry to
the King's chamber inside the Pyramid, you must be physically fit to
be able to climb. Lunch is included at the Mena House. Afternoon tour
of Memphis and Sakkara including the Step Pyramid and the Nobles Mastabas
and tombs, on the way back to Cairo , we stop at the Haraniya girls
Kleem/ rugs village
10 - Monday - ASWAN- Camel Caravan - Nubian Village- on Board your Nile
Our Cairo personnel will escort you to the airport to board your
flight to Aswan in Upper Egypt. You'll arrive in time to take lunch
aboard your Nile cruiser. Welcome fruit basket awaits you on board.
We'll have the opportunity to experience Egypt at its most authentic,
as we sail the Nile in a graceful felucca. If you wish, try your hand
at camel riding! We'll take a traditional caravan to enjoy tea with
Add a true Ancient Wonder of the World: Abu
Simbel Temples ?
DAY 11 -Tuesday - ASWAN, KOM OMBO- on Board your Nile Cruise (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.
: 2 Large bottled water. sample
Nile Cruise : Deluxe : M/S Monaco . M/S Mojito or similar . Sample First
Class : M/S Nile Dream. M/S Ruby , these same First Class cruise will
be used for the Tourist class rate as well.
12 - Wednesday- EDFU, ESNA- on Board your Nile Cruise
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.
amenity: Egyptian Sweets platter.
13- Thursday - LUXOR- on Board your Nile Cruise
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 in the Valley of the Queens; and the Colossi of Memnon.
farewell dinner & a belly dance show: Complimentary Galabya
will be delivered to your cabin with our compliments.
14 -Friday - LUXOR, CAIRO (B)
We'll visit the imposing Great Temple of Amon at Karnak and the
great Temple of Luxor before heading to the airport to catch our flight
to Cairo. After we settle you into your hotel, you'll have your last
opportunity to experience the excitement of this great city and, of
course, do some last-minute shopping.
chauffeur, private air conditioned vehicle for all your transfers .
15 -Saturday - RETURN HOME (B)
Our Cairo-based staff escorts
you to the airport for your flight home. Bon Voyage.
Per person in double in USD $
Planet travel guides to Greece and Egypt
Nile cruise, including all meals , afternoon tea served on deck daily
, and shore excursions.
large bottled water per person delivered to your cabin daily while
you are on board the Nile Cruise . Plus a small bottle of water with
each & every meal on board the cruise
or coffee and water with each & every meal while you are on board
the Nile cruise.
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket on board the Nile Cruise.
accommodation as mentioned in Athens and Cairo, including tax and
service charges, and breakfast daily.
as indicated, with preset menu (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
greeting and assistance. Transportation between airports, hotels,
One-way air transportation from Athens to Cairo .
Domestic air transportation in Egypt " Y " class , tax included
interruption and cancellation insurance .
personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically mentioned
in the itinerary .
visa may be issued upon arrival for $15 USD payable in cash, exact
amount please , this is limited to a number of nationalities such
as for American, Australian, NZ, EU , Canadian & Japanese citizens
etc. , your passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the
date of arrival . After exiting
the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private
vehicle) to the hotel : Deluxe : Grand Hyatt . Cairo Sheraton .
Ramses Hilton. Sonesta or similar. First Class : Shepheard's , Oases
or similar .All transfers are on a private basis.
Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
tips to porters, drivers, guides etc
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other say about our service in Greece :
We had a perfect vacation in Greece!
Dinner our first night at the rooftop restaurant of the Titania overlooking
the Acropolis as the sun set and the lights came on!
Santorini was magical - though we enjoyed the sunsets from Fira instead
of Oia. We did rent an ATV and got to Red Beach and Oia on day trips.
The ferry to Crete made half the boat sick - but not us!
The Movenpick in Crete was really beautiful - a luxurious place to rest
after a long week.
We were upgraded to executive suites by both the Titania and the Athens
airport Sofitel, you should know. They took good care of us!
We loved the Ouzo, the shopping, the sunsets, the beaches, the colors
of the sea and sky, the friendly waiters, the people at the Tzekos Villas,
the shop owners - we loved Greece!
We WILL return someday, especially to Santorini!
And contacting you via the Internet to arrange it was the perfect way
to set it up.
Let us know if we owe you money - the hotels said everything was pre-paid
though we charged a few things, like bottled water, to our rooms.
Thank you again, Omar, for everything! I've already referred a couple
of other people to you. You do a fine job!
Jodi and Stan ""