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The Best of Egypt & Greece tour starts in Cairo and ends in Athens. The Best of Egypt & Greece is an Explorer tour that takes 17 days taking you from Cairo to Athens and through other destinations in Africa.

A fantastic Egypt and Greece tour providing the ancient wonders , essential sights and popular Cyclades Islands. Stand in awe of the magnificent Philae Temple and experience the life of an Egyptian. Discover the wonders of Egypt, dig deep into the amazing history, barter your way through many Bazaars and visit its centuries old temples, experience the most popular islands, the amazing history of Athens and absorb the Aegean Culture’s core. Discover all Greece has to offer, see where ancient Greek gods were born and the ruins of their temples, then party till dawn in crazy Mykonos, let the World’s most beautiful sunset fascinate you in Santorini and explore the breath-taking Ios.

 
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Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo.
Optional Activities
  • Group Dinner on Cruise
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon we board our bus to Luxor. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile...
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
Meals
  • Breakfast , Dinner
After our breakfast, we depart for the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Temple of Karnak
Optional Activities
  • Nubian Dinner
Today, after breakfast we explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt. Overnight stay in Aswan.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple
Optional Activities
  • Abu Simbel
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today we get back to basics and jump onboard a Felucca sail boat, bound for the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands on the River Nile. After our river excursion, the rest of the day is yours free to wander around Aswan as you wish.
Included Activities
  • Sailing on the Felucca & Kitchener Islands
After breakfast, we visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus. Our next stop is Edfu, the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC.Then after we drive to Luxor check into hotel, after a refreshing break we gather in the lobby and depart from the hotel to visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the moon god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo, Luxor Temple,
After our breakfast, we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop. Then we drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
Included Activities
  • Sightseeing Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Optional Activities
  • Hot Air Balloning
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum,  before flying to Athens.
Included Activities
  • Egyptian museum visit.
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece; it is one of the world’s oldest cities with history spanning back over 3,400 years and is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The cultural and historical heritage is still evident in the city today and represented by all of the ancient monuments and works of art. Our tour will take you to many of these sites, including the National Library, the Academy, The Constitution Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, Parthenon and Acropolis to name a few. The night is yours free to explore more of this incredible city.
Included Activities
  • Athens City Tour
Meals
  • Breakfast
We make an early start as we catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, after meeting with your tour leader and other travellers, you will have an info meeting. Later, there will be a brief orientation walk, where you will be given some tips to explore the rest of the island on your own. It is no coincidence that this is the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
Included Activities
  • Orientation walk in Mykonos
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with the fishing boats bobbing side by side with the luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Departing from Mykonos with a ferry and heading for Santorini, an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch breath-taking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. Being one of the major tourist attractions of Europe with its marvellous climate and perfect observation conditions, Santorini will offer you a wild beauty created from the volcano that lies in the middle of the bay.
Included Activities
  • Orientation walk in Santorini
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today you will have free time to explore the island.
Early this morning we take the ferry again and start sailing to Ios, a famous tourist destination. Visitors come here for its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. It is well known as the party island with the lively atmosphere and the endless fun. The capital is built at the point where the ancient city was, where white houses unfold and its windmills and narrow small roads can be seen on the hill tops. A great party night is waiting for us.
Included Activities
  • Orientation walk in Ios
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
A lazy day is waiting for us in Ios today. You have a free day.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today we take the ferry and depart for Athens. We arrive to Athens around 23:15pm.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Our trip will end here (11:00am) in Athens. We say goodbye to our new friends.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 5 and 4 star hotels in Egypt, 4-3-2 star hotels in Greece
Meals
  • 16 Breakfasts
Transportation
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus, Economy class ferries in Greece.
Flight
  • International flight from Cairo to Athens
Airport Transfer
  • From Cairo Airport to the Cairo hotel on day one and from Athens Airport to the Athens hotel.
Guide
  • Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides in Egypt and experienced tour leaders in Greece.
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Cairo and from Athens are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Egypt & Greece tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 17 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cairo, Egypt/ Athens, Greece
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A deposit of 77 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 16 May 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Best of Egypt & Greece tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Best of Egypt & Greece tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Egypt & Greece tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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