Offers :: Voyages to Antiquity

The Aegean Experience & Cairo

Cruise: Athens to Athens Duration: 13 days Date: 18-Oct-2018

October is the ideal month to cross civilisations from Greece to the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians, when the autumn warmth is perfect for these magical ports-of-call. With more time on land than ever before, begin your cruise with a two-night hotel stay in Athens for the capital’s many wonders, including the majestic Parthenon. Then head out of town on a drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, followed by the archaeological site of Mycenae. The Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus has acoustics so perfect it is said you can hear a pin drop from the highest tier, as you will discover on your way to boarding Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus. At sea, you’ll call at Heraklion and see the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete to learn more about legendary labyrinth, then arrive in the Egyptian city of Alexandria for an overland trip to the capital, Cairo. During you 2-night stay here, you’ll see the Great Pyramid of Giza and wonder at the monolithic reclining Sphinx, visit the Egyptian Museum, and be able to explore the sites at Memphis and Sakkara.  On your way back to Piraeus, you’ll call in at Greek Island of Rhodes.

A, Owner's Suites 6195
B, Junior Suites 5795
C, Deluxe Balcony 5295
D, Deluxe Balcony 5150
E, Deluxe Outside 4495
F, Deluxe Outside 4295
G, Premium Outside 4095
H, Premium Outside 3950
I*, Premium Outside 3750
J, Standard Outside 3550
K, Premium Inside 3295
L, Premium Inside 3150
M, Standard Inside 2950
CC, Deluxe Balcony 6250
EE, Deluxe Outside 5550
GG*, Premium Outside 5150
HH*, Premium Outside 4950
II*, Premium Outside 4750
JJ, Standard Outside 4550
KK, Premium Inside 4350
LL, Premium Inside 4195
MM, Standard Inside 3995
Third/forth person 2350
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements) 300
Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included) 700
11 included tours    For the latest Egypt travel advice from the Foreign Office, click here.

Day 18 Oct ThuFly to Athens and transfer to hotel. - Athens, Greece
Day 19 Oct FriChoice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens. Optional afternoon visit to National Archaeological Museum. - Athens, Greece
Day 20 Oct SatMorning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight. - Delphi, Greece
Day 21 Oct SunMorning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight. - Nauplia, Greece
Day 22 Oct MonSightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus. - Piraeus, Greece
Day 23 Oct TueTour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Optional tour to discover village life. - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Day 24 Oct WedLectures and activities at sea. - At sea
Day 25 Oct ThuMorning city tour including views of Pompey’s Pillar, visits to Shuqqafa Catacombs and the National Museum. After lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel for overnight stay. - Alexandria, Egypt
Day 26 Oct FriMorning sightseeing of Memphis and Sakkara sites. In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, followed by dinner on the Nile with folkloric show and belly dancing. - Cairo, Egypt
Day 27 Oct SatDiscover the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by lunch at a leading hotel before returning to Alexandria. - Cairo, Egypt
Day 28 Oct SunLectures and activities at sea. - At sea
Day 29 Oct MonWorld Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos. - Rhodes, Greece
Day 30 Oct TueDisembark and transfer to airport. - Piraeus, Greece