Honeymoon Wishes Tour
Ultra Deluxe Private Tour of
Egypt , Morocco , Tunisia and Turkey
Mediterranean Private Tour . Private Car/ driver and Guide (private
Egyptologist in Egypt)
A Grand 30- Day Tour - starts Daily Year Round - You choose your own
We have even included all the tips - No Hidden
Charges - No Additional Tax
The Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel - Overlooking the Nile in Cairo ,
with Dubai and the United Arab Emirates
We'll take you through North Africa and the Land of the Sultans : Turkey
/Anatolia , The Ancient Nile Kingdoms of the mighty Pharaohs, Cairo
, Giza, enjoy a 5 day Nile Cruise, then its off to Carthage,
capital of the legendary Hannibal, but there's much more to this tour.
You'll also Continue west on across North Africa to Morocco. Marrakech,
Fez & Casablanca. visit ancient cities, desert oases, curious troglodyte
dwellings, Islamic splendors, and Roman ruins in Africa !
1 - ISTANBUL- Daily - Year Round - Choose your own date
Private car / driver always for all your transfers in Turkey .
Our local rep. meets your flight , or cruise port , arrive
on any cruise line ( Oceania Cruises , Princess Cruises , Crystal Cruises
or other Mediterranean cruises ), and escorts you to your hotel
: Istanbul Four Seasons Hotel or Ciragan
Palace Istanbul Kempinski Hotel.
When you're met by our representative, who sees you to your hotel, and
answers any questions you may have about getting to know the city. As
you ride into the great metropolis from the airport, two thousand years
of history are revealed: towering Roman walls, ancient Byzantine churches,
slender minarets framing the bulbous domes of graceful mosques. These
ancient monuments float on the skyline of a bustling modern metropolis
of ten million people. Welcome fruit basket in your room awaits you
with our compliments.
Istanbul : The true city of the Mighty Sultans :
While this tour starts daily , yet please keep in mind that we keep
the right to substitute some sites in Istanbul based on the following:
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. Ayasofia is closed on Monday. Kariye
Museum is closed on Wednesdays. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
2 - Istanbul - The City of the Sultans (BL)
Private air-conditioned vehicle - Private Chauffeur - Private
The center of ancient Constantinople and Istanbul was on Seraglio Point,
framed by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. We
visit the Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet III to challenge
the architectural primacy of neighboring Sancta Sophia. We then
walk next door to compare achievements in Justinian's great Sancta Sophia.
Right behind Sancta Sophia is our next stop, sumptuous Topkapi Palace,
the sultans seraglio for centuries, filled with breathtaking exhibits
of priceless jewels, golden thrones, delicate colored tiles, and lavish
court costumes. After lunch in a local restaurant ,we finish up in the
bustling Grand Bazaar, where you can find jewelry, carpets, goat-hair
rugs, hand-painted ceramics, copper and brass in labyrinthine streets
holding nearly 4000 shops.
3 - Istanbul - Kusadasi (BL)
Transfers are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle,
private chauffeur .
Fly to Izmir ( airfare is always included in economy class , tax included
) , after landing in Izmir , your first stop on this fascinating tour
is at the House of the Virgin Mary. Then, you will continue on to visit
ancient Ephesus, one of the most magnificent and best-preserved ancient
sites in the world.
the Terrace Houses , the Odeon, the Market Basilica, Curetes Street,
Bath, Celsus Library, Marble Street and the Great Theatre with a seating
capacity of 25,000 people. See the Terrace Houses , the newly excavated
site in Ephesus, excavation site for the ancient homes of richest ephesians.
After lunch , we visit the Ephesus Museum in Selçuk and see the
Temple of Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world. View Basilica
of St John and Isabey Mosque. En-route to Kusadasi enjoy the scenery
and the local arts , enjoy possible shopping opportunity if you wish
, then on to Sirince Village. This old Orthodox Village, 30 kilometers
from Kusadasi, was once "Cirkince"(ugly). Indeed its inhabitants
gave this name on the purpose as they did not want to be bothered by
foreigners nor to share the beauty of their village. Still after years,
visitors understood that the village was not ugly and called it "Sirince"
(pretty). Today the village is a perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek
culture as of the 1920's; after the Turkish Independence War, people
exchange between Greek and Turks has occurred and all the typical Greek
houses, though they kept their original outside characteristics, have
received the local layout inside. At Sirince Village you will have chance
of seeing the local life at a village and purchasing some small local
souvenirs and handicrafts. The village is also famous for its local
grape and other fruit wines. During the lunch, mingle with the local
people of the village as you will be a guest in their village for a
simple cup of traditional Turkish coffee at the main coffee house of
the village. Depending on the number of guests, a gypsy woman may read
your fortune after you finish your coffee .
4 - APHRODISIAS - PAMUKKALE (BD)
Driving east along fertile river valleys crowded with fields and fruit
orchards, we reach Aphrodisias, the City of Aphrodite, goddess
of love. After our visit, we continue to Pamukkale, the "Cotton
Fortress," where cascades of gleaming white calcium cover a hillside.
The warm mineral-laden waters attracted the Romans, who built the spa-city
of Hierapolis here. We tour its ruins, and enjoy the swimming pool at
our hotel here in the evening. Dinner is included at the hotel : Colossea
Hotel or similar (local 5 star)
5 - KONYA (BD)
breakfast we start our drive towards the mystical Konya, the
capital of the 11th-century Seljuk Turkish Empire and the home of the
mystical whirling dervishes. We visit the Mevlana Museum, with the tomb
of Jelaleddin Rumi, founder of the Whirling Dervish order, and also
the Karatay Museum, a 13th-century theological seminary. Dinner is included
at the hotel : Dedeman or Hilton Konya Hotel .
6 - KONYA -CAPPADOCIA (BD)
We travel eastwards along the ancient Silk Road, stopping at the camel
caravanserai of Sultanhan for a look at this "caravan motel."
Entering biblical Cappadocia, we descend into the ground at Derinkuyu
or Kaymakli to explore an entire city carved from the soft volcanic
rock by ancient Christians. Dinner is included at the hotel : Cave Suites
Hotel , if your prefer non-cave hotel, then we will use Dedeman or one
of the top boutique hotels .
DAY 7 -CAPPADOCIA (BD)
We explore the "moonscape" of Cappadocia, visiting the painted churches
in the Göreme and Zelve Valleys, the rockhewn dwellings in Ortahisar,
the pottery-making center of Avanos, and the incredible underground
city of Kaymakl (or Derinkuyu) to explore an entire city carved from
the soft volcanic rock by ancient Christians
DAY 8 - ISTANBUL (B)
Always private car / driver for all your transfers in Turkey:
After breakfast , fly back to Istanbul and your hotel. Remainder of
the day at leisure to explore Istanbul as you wish . For deluxe hotels
: Ceylan Intercontinental Istanbul , Hyatt Istanbul , Hilton Istanbul
, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul or similar.
9 - Istanbul - CAIRO - Cairo Airport VIP Hall (B)
Our local representative will escort you to the airport for your flight
to Cairo . Air
fare is included in business class , tax included : Istanbul Cairo .
Our representative greets you at the airport Visa may be issued upon
arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of nationalities such
as : Australian, NZ, American, EU , Canadian & Japanese citizens.
You are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least
for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo, no photos required,
please pay the $15 in cash upon arrival or in Euros. Our local rep.
will meet you with a sign that carries your name and whisks you to your
For guests booking with us at least 60 days in advance, the you will
be using the VIP Arrival Hall at Cairo Airport .
Four Seasons Nile Plaza , or Four Seasons First Residence or similar.
10 - CAIRO- Monday (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum,
the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin,
and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster. Lunch is included
at the Mena House .
11 - ASWAN, Camel Caravan! Board your Nile Cruise -Private car and Egyptologist
for all your cruise shore excursions (BLD)
We fly to Aswan and board our Nile cruiser in time for a delicious
lunch. Complimentary welcome fruit basket awaits you in ear cabin. In
the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely sail by graceful felucca on the Nile.
Only for those who are interested: a short camel caravan & ride
for almost half an hour to visit a local Nubian Village.
12 - ASWAN & KOM OMBO- On Board Your Nile Cruise
First we tour new Nubian Museum then the awesome Aswan dams,
and next an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk.
Then we go by motor launch to the island temples of Philae. Re-embarking
on our Nile cruiser, we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit
its twin temples.
13 - EDFU - ESNA- On Board Your Nile Cruise (BLD)
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved
temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna and its great temple
dedicated to Khnum, the creator-god. Afternoon tea is served
on deck. Evening finds us in Luxor.
14 - LUXOR - On Board Your Nile Cruise
The Workers Village , the first known workers strike in history
We tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings and
the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, we stop at the Colossi of Memnon
before we l
continue on Luxor's west bank to get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir
While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of Egypt honor
the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives us unique
and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed and
decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic
animals. These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized
rooms, courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt
might not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and
builders were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be
the only operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement
in its tour and cruise programs.
to your cruise in time for lunch. Afternoon tea is served on deck. The
gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple
of Luxor are our goals in the afternoon
15 - LUXOR -Fly Back to CAIRO (B)
Breakfast, check-out from your Nile Cruise and your return flight to
Cairo in business class . Al domestic flights are included in
our rate . In the afternoon, wander through the city on your own, or
do your last-minute shopping.
16 - On
Desert Safari for the Day - Fayoum Oases - And you thought the Pyramids
were old (BL)
We leave Cairo by sunrise ( private air conditioned car/driver/guide):
Full day Fayoum Oases including:
Hawara Pyramid, El Lahoun Pyramid, Ruins of Karanis, drive by Lake Qarun,
lunch is included at a local restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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
( In Arabic : Wadi-El-Hitan) . Incredibly, these great mammals once
thrived - almost forty million years ago- in waters surrounded by sands.
We’ll stop and gaze in amazement at their fossilized remains alongside
smaller sea creatures that remain in stone.
This valley was discovered in 1936 , by the German geologist George
Schweinfurth in the northwestern corner of Wadi El-Rayan.
The valley provides evidence of one of the major changes in this mammal
evolution has been declared by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site.
It is believed that these land based whales once had feet that may have
helped them somewhat while ashore . A team from the University of Michigan
discovered in the late 80's that these Zeuglodon whales did have rudimentary
feet , this was a startling discovery , suggesting that whales of Wadi
- El-Hi tan had recently started living in water as well , these whales
were not related to any of the whales we have today , rather a more
slender body and may grow up to 75 feet long. Several skeletons of whales
are exposed in the sand. George Schweinfurth named this extinct specie
the Zeuglodon Isis Whales .
the evening, you’ll return to your hotel in Cairo. Land
transportation in air-conditioned four-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser
with the services of driver and English-speaking driver. Lunch is included
DAY 17 - TUNIS (B)
Board your flight heading west for Tunis. All transfers are always on
a private basis. Air fare is included Cairo to Tunis, with tax. Our
local staff will meet you upon arrival at Tunis Carthage International
Airport. You'll be assisted with the formalities, and escorted to one
of the the fine hotels . There will be time to relax and recuperate
from your journey, and enjoy the excellent facilities. If you wish,
you can adventure into the center of Tunis to start your exploration
of the winding alleys of the souk, filled with treasures of beaten brass
and basketry and carpets, and merchants who will welcome you with traditional
DAY 18 - HAMMAMET, SOUSSE, MONASTIR,
EL DJEM, SFAX - (BLD)
After a leisurely breakfast, we'll set off to explore! Our first stop
is Hammamet, a cosmopolitan port where sun-worshippers from all over
happily coexist with fishermen and traditional ways. We'll stop at the
port of El Kantaoui, and then proceed back into time to venerable Sousse,
once the Phoenician City called Hadrumatum. We'll stroll through the
medina, the old quarter, cooled by sea breezes, and visit the museum
as well as the Ribat, a stronghold of the warriors of Islam. Then we'll
continue to Monastir, where we'll stop for lunch, and visit its own
notable ribat, as well as the Bourguiba Mosque, dedicated to the hero
of Tunisia's independence. Lunch will be served at a comfortable four-star
hotel. In El Djem, we'll marvel at an ancient amphitheater, before continuing
to stop for the night in four-star lodgings in the bustling coastal
city of Sfax.
DAY 19 - SFAX, DJERBA, GABES, MATMATA
Our busy day starts with a drive to the coastal city of Gabes, a Roman
outpost of old and a traditional market center where, for centuries,
goods from across the sea and across the desert have changed hands.
We'll visit the oasis, where palm groves and gardens flourish. We'll
then cross to Djerba, an island where Ulysses once encountered the legendary
Lotus-Eaters. You'll have time to explore the old quarters, including
the synagogue of Hara Sghira, Hara Kebira with its modern Jewish community,
and Guellala, with its craft stalls, and to see the waterfront and fishing
fleet, and the lively town of Houmt Souk.
After a lunch stop, we'll cross back to the mainland. Our route takes
us through terrain of increasingly sparse grasses and shrubs, into the
desert to Matmata.
We'll stop to look in on a community of miniature underground houses,
where the earliest settlers sheltered from the extremes of the desert
above -- as do the Berbers of today. We'll settle in to comfortable
lodgings and dinner at a four-star hotel.
All of our transfers are always
on a private basis !
DAY 20 - MATMATA, KEBILI, DOUZ, TOZEUR (BLD)
We'll enjoy a full day of desert adventure, today.
First we'll visit the village of Kebili, largest of a cluster of oases,
islands of life in a harsh landscape, then proceed to Douz, fabled as
the Gateway to the Sahara. There, a special treats waits, the opportunity
to sample a caravan trek! This close encounter with a camel is entirely
at your option! Afterwards, we set off across the Chott El Djerid, a
great dry salt lake, for Tozeur. Here, we'll wonder at the ancient irrigation
works, and visit the zoo. Our lodgings for the next two nights will
be at the comfortable, four-star Hotel Ramla.
DAY 21 - TOZEUR, NEFTA
We'll learn more about oases this morning. Despite the dryness of its
surface, great aquifers underlie the Sahara. Where they spill their
riches out in springs, they create the green havens of Tunisia's oases.
We'll see a dramatic example, as we explore the irrigated fields around
Tozeur and motor overland to the great palm groves at Nefta. Nefta is
also an important religious center, with notable mosques, and a town
of craftsmen, especially basket weavers. We'll return to Tozeur for
lunch at our hotel, after which you're free until dinner. You can choose
to enjoy the unique desert resort comforts at your hotel. Or, you might
decide to wander the streets of Tozeur, look in on daily life, admire
the classic North African houses built around patios on terraces above
a river fed by springs, and shop for baskets and capes of camel hair.
DAY 22 - TOZEUR, GAFSA, SBEITLA, KAIROUAN,
We'll delve more into Tunisia's rich and varied past today, as we motor
overland through pleasant, rolling coastal lands. At Gafsa, we'll see
the Roman pools of Capsa, the ancient crossroads between desert oases
and the cultivated coastal lands. We'll wonder at the Roman ruins of
Suffetula, as well as the great mosque. Later in the day, we'll reach
Kairouan, an ancient, holy, and vibrant city noted for its historic
mosques and centers of learning. We'll lunch at the five-star Hotel
La Kasbah. Kairouan also is noted for its souk, and the crafting of
carpets and leather goods. Of course, there will be time to check out
these wares, before we depart to Tunis, where a night's rest and dinner
await us once again at the Hotel El Hana.
DAY 23 - TUNIS, CARTHAGE, SIDI BOU SAID
On our last full day, we'll marvel at the ruins of Carthage, a true
metropolis of the ancient world, as evidenced by its theater, circus,
baths, port installations, and extensive urban plan. We'll lunch at
a fine local restaurant, then speed forward in time to the middle ages,
as we visit the picture-perfect Moorish village of Sidi Bou Said. With
its whitewashed walls and narrow laneways, it's the perfect setting
as we stop for traditional mint tea. Back in Tunis, we'll stop at the
Bardo Museum, to view the most extensive Roman mosaics in the world.
We'll then head for the Medina, the old quarter of the city, with its
warrens of shops filled with wares ranging from humdrum to exotic. After
a break to freshen up, we'll meet up at our hotel for our farewell dinner.
DAY 24 - Fly Tunisia - Morocco (B)
After breakfast, our local personnel will escort you to the international
airport, where you'll board your flight to Marrakech ( Via Casablanca).
Air fare between Tunisia and Morocco is included in business class with
tax. Upon arrival our local rep. escorts you to your hotel .
Mint Tea , welcome local pastries and fruit awaits you at your hotel
DAY 25 - MARRAKECH (BLD)
Full day tour : There is much to see in this great city
which Winston Churchill called "the most beautiful place in the
world at sunset." your private guide will meet you after breakfast
and explore Marrakech with you ! The top sights today include : the
stately Koutoubia Minaret, the hidden tombs of the Saadian
dynasty, the Menara pavilion and gardens, the ruins of sprawling
Badi Palace, the Bahia Palace Museum, the Ben Yousef
medersa, and the Koubba (chapel) of el-Ba'adiyn. Lunch
is included at a charming local restaurant. After a break at the hotel
fro siesta, your guide will call on you for a horse -drawn carriage
ride throughout the palm trees grove on the edge of the Sahara . Dinner
is included at a Moroccan restaurant with local music and/or local folk
26 - MARRAKECH - Home Hosted Dinner (BD)
Why not devote today to Marrakech's fabulous medieval souk (bazaar)?
Penetrating the labyrinthine souk, you'll see some of the age-old guilds
at work, including the dyers and tanners. Save an hour--and bring your
camera--for famous Djemaa el-Fna square with its fun circus atmosphere
of itinerant dancers, jugglers, acrobats, storytellers, soothsayers,
snake charmers, medicine men and public scribes. Find a cozy bistro
complimentary Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Marrakech l! You'll be invited
to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way
of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your
new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background.
Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that
you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may
enjoy dinner in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions, by letting
us know your preferences.
27 - MARRAKECH TO CASABLANCA BY TRAIN (B)
Today you board the Marrakech Express bound for Casablanca! (train
ticket/first class is included ,issued & delivered in Morocco).
Roll across the beautiful Moroccan countryside, admiring the towering
Atlas Mountains in the distance, and the timeless scenes of North
African village and town life right beside the rails. When you arrive
in Casablanca, our staff meets your train and embank on a panoramic
tour of the city including the great mosque of Hassan II before
escorting you to your hotel. Once you're settled in, take out your guidebook
and explore Morocco's commercial capital.
DAY 28 - CASABLANCA TO FEZ
After breakfast, board your first-class train to Fez (train ticket
included) , another of Morocco's four royal cities. When you arrive
in Fez, our staff will escort you to your hotel, and the city is yours
to explore, guidebook in hand. The Lonely Planet guide includes all
the important things to see, and recommendations for restaurants in
all price ranges, so you'll never be at a loss for advice.
29 - FEZ (B)
Oldest of Morocco's four Imperial Cities, Fez is endlessly fascinating,
and today we have included in our rate a full day covering the
top sights include the medina (old city), the 15-century Borj
Nord Arms Museum, the gateway of the royal palace, the fortifications
of the Kasbah, the 9th-century Karaouine Mosque and University,
the medersas (theological seminaries) of Bou Inania and Attarine,
the shrine of the city's founder Moulay Idris II, the Nejjarine
Fountain, the monumental gateway of Bab Boujelloud, the old
harem gardens, Dar Batha Museum, and the artisans'
guilds in the souks.
30 - DEPARTURE (B)
local rep. escorts you to the airport for your flight back homeward
, please advise us in advance if you are flying out of Fez or Casablanca
Bon Voyage .
per person in us $
In Triple occupancy
In Double occupancy
In Single occupancy
Deluxe applies to hotels in Egypt ,
Morocco , Turkey as well as in Tunisia but 4 stars and 3 stars in the
smaller towns/cities outside of the city of Tunis in Tunisia.
Round-trip transportation between airport and hotels, always on a
private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
fare Istanbul / Cairo in business class tax included.
fare Cairo/ Tunis/Marrakech. In business class Tax included.
Accommodations as mentioned in itinerary, in comfortable Five or four-star
days deluxe Nile Cruise
including all shore excursions and all meals.
as indicated from preset menu (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
Private Guided sightseeing as indicated in air-conditioned
vehicle , including all admission fees.
first-class train transportation Marrakech-Casablanca and Casablanca-Fez,
guidebook for Turkey Tunis, Morocco, Egypt .
complimentary home hosted family dinner in Marrakech
water ( one per person) delivered to your cabin daily while you are
on board the Nile cruise.
or coffee /bottled water with each meal while on board the Nile cruise.
for all local personnel : tips to the guides, drivers, porters and
crew on board your cruise .
air transportation from/to your home country
meal not specifically mentioned beverages, and personal expenses.
fee for Turkey, paid in Cash upon arrival ( for USA, Canadian , EU,
Japanese , Australian citizens ), or secure from the Turkish Consulate
before your departure.
Visa for Egypt may be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited
number of nationalities such as : Australian, NZ, American, EU , Canadian
& Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport
in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
in Cairo, no photos required, please pay the $15 in cash upon arrival
or in Euros. Our local rep. will meet you with a sign that carries
your name and whisks you to your hotel.
Kennedy & Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt :
All Americans alive during the 1960s remember President John
F Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Most Americans
from that time also remember Abu Simbel, the dramatic, ancient
threatened by the rising waters blocked by the new Aswan High
Dam. It’s worth remembering that it was Jacquie Kennedy
who provided crucial support for the mammoth rescue project.
Without her help, Abu Simbel might have been lost. Ask us about
details on how to add Abu Simbel Temples tour .
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the Footsteps of Hannibal Tour - Tunisia
in 8 days
We'll take you through Carthage, capital of the legendary Hannibal,
but there's much more to this tour. You'll also visit ancient
cities, desert oases, curious troglodyte dwellings, Islamic
splendors, a Roman amphitheater, a medieval synagogue, and unspoiled
beaches. You'll appreciate the breathtaking beauty of a land
that has drawn wanderers and conquerors over the centuries,
with ease and comfort never experienced by the ancients
Mediterranean resorts of Europe are wonderful, but they can
be crowded and expensive. So where do discerning Europeans go
to find the perfect laid-back, affordable Mediterranean vacation?
Why, they go to Tunisia, of
clear blue water, the shimmering sun, the white sand beaches
are all the same in Tunisia, the southern shore of the Mediterranean,
just across the sea from Sicily and Sardinia. The prices are
lower, the pace is more relaxed, and the cuisine and service
in this former French colony are French-inspired. (Everyone
speaks French as well as Arabic, and many people in hotels,
restaurants and other tourist spots speak some English, too.)
history has always been linked to Europe's. Hannibal of Carthage
crossed from Tunisia to Europe with 30,000 men and a few dozen
elephants and humbled the Roman legions. Rome ultimately triumphed,
however, and Tunisia became the Roman province of Africa. Today
the picturesque ruins of great Roman cities are spread throughout
the Tunisian countryside. Be
sure to see Tunisia's African side as well: its legacy of Umayyad,
Abbasid and Ottoman culture and cuisine, its picture-perfect
desert oases shaded by date palms, its markets filled with handicrafts
and exotic spices. Want
Mediterranean vacation like the Europeans
Go to Tunisia!