Upon your arrival in Athens you will be met and transferred to your selected
hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure.
Morning sightseeing tour of Athens including all famous monuments: the
Panathenaic Stadium, the ex. Royal Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus,
the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the
Academy, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square
(Syntagma). Tour ends with visit at the Acropolis and the New Acropolis
Museum (except Mondays). Balance of the day at leisure.
At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrival
meeting, assistance & transfer to your selected hotel in Cairo. Balance of the
day at leisure.
Full day Cairo sightseeing, starts with Giza where the three Pyramids of Keops,
Kephren and Mikyreenos are located. Visit to the Sphinx and Valley of
the Temple, lunch and continuation of the tour with the Egyptian Museum,
where we can see the treasure of Tut Ankh Amoun and other Old Egyptian
treasures. Proceed to old Cairo where we visit the Mosque of Mohamed
Aly and the Citadel of Salah El Din.
Cross the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings where all
Tombs of the modern dynasty of the Kings (1550-830 B.C.) are located,
including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amoun, and one of the Sarcophagus
discovered by English Egyptologist Howard Carter. A visit to the funeral of
Queen Hatchepsut which was carved in the mountain about 1450 B.C. and
was built in a different style than the other temples. The tour will end with
a visit to Colossi of Memnoon, the two statues of King Amenophis. Sail to
Edfu, overnight on board.
WEDNESDAY: EDFU/KOM OMBO/ASWAN
Visit the Temple of God Horous, which was built during 237-57 B.C. it is
considered the perfect temple of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Sail
to Kom Ombo, visit the Temple of God Sobek and God Horaris. Sail to
Aswan, overnight on board.
A panoramic visit by felucca around the Botanical, Elephantine Island and
the Mausoleum of Agha Khan.
Disembarkation after breakfast. Starting our visit by the High Dam and
Aswan Dam, the unfinished Obelisque and Temple of Philae, you will have
the opportunity of an optional excursion by plane to visit Abu Simbel
temples, transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the
Early morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Arrival, transfer to
the pier & embarkation. After lunch, visit the East Bank oh the Nile, starting
with Karnak temple built in 2000 B.C. for Amoun Ra, which is the biggest
temple in Egypt as it contains 22 temples. Proceed to Luxor temple,whitch
was built in the modern dynasty about 1450 B.C. by Aminophis and
At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Athens.
Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the 4-night cruise. First port of
call the exciting island of Myconos.
TUESDAY: KUSADASI (TURKEY)/PATMOS
First port of call is the port of Kusadasi with the option to visit Ephesus, one
of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island
of Patmos, where you can visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John,
where he lived and recorded the Book of Revelation.
A full day in the magnificent “island of the roses”. Participating in one of the
offered tours, you will have the opportunity to visit the old medieval city,
along with the famous Acropolis of Lindos.
THURSDAY: HERAKLIO (CRETE)/SANTORINI
First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklio. Do not miss the opportunity
to join the optional tour to the Palace of Knossos, to visit the centre of the
Minoan Civilization. In the afternoon, continue to the most breathtaking
island, Santorini, believed to be the lost continent of Atlantis.
Early morning return to Piraeus port. After breakfast on board disembarkation
and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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