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The Aegean Experience & Cairo

New for 2018

Athens to Athens

14 days
2-night hotel stay in Athens
2-night hotel stay in Cairo
1-night hotel stay in Delphi
1-night hotel stay in Nauplia
from $ 4,595 pp
  • Oct 17, 2018
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  • Stateroom savings up to $800
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October is the ideal month to cross civilizations from Greece to the mysteries of ancient Egypt, 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. Next day, you’ll explore one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, Mycenae. The Greek amphitheater of Epidaurus has acoustics so perfect it is said you can hear a pin drop from the highest tier, while Corinth was once one of the ancient world’s largest and most important cities, both visited on your way to board 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.

Date Port Arrive Depart
17 Oct Wednesday Departure Depart North America     
18 Oct Thursday Athens, Greece Arrive in Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
19 Oct Friday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
20 Oct Saturday Delphi, Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight    overnight hotel 
21 Oct Sunday Nauplia, Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight    overnight hotel 
22 Oct Monday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus and Corinth en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus    8.00pm 
23 Oct Tuesday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour the Minoan Palace of Knossos  8.00am  10.00pm 
24 Oct Wednesday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
25 Oct Thursday Alexandria/Cairo, Egypt Morning city tour including visits to Shuqafa Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and National Museum. After lunch on board transfer to Cairo hotel for overnight stay.   5.00am  overnight hotel 
26 Oct Friday Cairo, Egypt Morning sightseeing tour visiting 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.     overnight hotel 
27 Oct Saturday Cairo/Alexandria, Egypt Discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by lunch at a leading hotel before returning to Alexandria.     10.00pm 
28 Oct Sunday At sea Lectures and activities at sea     
29 Oct Monday Rhodes, Greece World Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos.   6.00am  1.00pm 
30 Oct Tuesday Piraeus, Greece Disembark & transfer to airport for flight home  8.00am   

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • 3-day tour of Classical Greece including hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia
  • The Minotaur’s labyrinth of Knossos
  • The wild mountains of Karpathos
  • New ports-of-call