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11 Day Tour to Athens, Istanbul and Cairo

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What You'll Do
  • Travel in style through the best that Athens, Istanbul and Cairo have to offer
  • See the heart of democracy in Athens
  • Visit the ancient city of Delphi
  • Sail around the iconic Greek Islands
  • Explore the bazaars of Istanbul
  • Gaze in wonder at the Pyramids of Egypt
Greece, Turkey and Egypt form the backbone of our modern civiliaztion, and on this 11-day tour, you'll have the chance to experience the best all of these countries have to offer.
What to Expect
Experience the best of Greece, Turkey and Egypt with this spectacular travel package. The itinerary will keep you moving and inspired with our expert guides.

Day 1: Athens - Arrival Day
Once you arrive in Athens, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you in comfort to your hotel. The day is yours to stroll the streets and get acquainted with the Plaka districts, where you'll stay overnight.

Day 2: Athens - Half Day City Tour
After your filling breakfast (included), we will pick you up from the hotel for your first half-day tour. The day focuses mostly around the center of Athens, where we begin at Sintagma square - home to the parliament and surrounded by lovely shopping streets and hotels. The Parliament was created by the Fifth Revision Parliament of the Hellenes and entered into force in 1975. The Constitutional history of Greece is a long and powerful one, and your visit today is matched with equal enthusiasm for the birthplace of modern Democracy. You may even be lucky enough to spot a protestor or two, letting their voice be heard as the evolution of Greece continues in the 21st century.

Day 3: Athens - Daily Delphi Tour
Again we are treated to a lovely breakfast, where we then drive through the plains of Boeotia. Here we cross the town of Thebes, perhaps best known to you from "Oedipus Rex" or stories of Dionysus! We stop here for a time so you have a chance to explore the rich history this town offers. Make sure you don't miss out on all those colorful rugs and carpets!

The day continues with our arrival at Delphi. Here we have reached the center of the Ancient World (literally the Omphalos (navel) of the Earth). Delphi is a magical place for the visitor, and you will soon learn why this town has influenced modern society since its earliest days 500 years before the common era.

Day 4: Athens - Daily Cruise Tour
Today brings us closer to the water that makes Greece such an iconic destination. After breakfast, we head towards the port, where we will have the chance to visit three stunning islands of the Saronic Gulf. Within two hours of setting sail, we first stop at Poros - a combination of two small islands in the southern part of the Gulf. The hilly landscape will awe you with its sharp cliffs jutting down into the azure blue waters below. We have time to wander around here, before setting sail for our next destination - Hydra! In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (derived from the Greek word for "water"), which was a reference to the springs on the island. This beautiful port city will give you the chance to shop, eat, and enjoy the natural beauty of these islands. Finally, our day concludes in Aegina, which in ancient times played rival to nearby Athens. Judge for yourself who would win today before heading back home.

Day 5: Athens - Istanbul
After breakfast, we depart our hotel and transfer to the airport, where we will catch a flight to Turkey! Your guides will pick you up in Istanbul and transfer you to your hotel. We stay tonight in Istanbul.

Day 6: Istanbul City Tour
Today begins early, and at 08:30h you will be picked up from your hotel for an incredible tour of old Istanbul. We first stop by the unmissable Hagia Sophia. This stunning Mosque is a former Orthodox basilica, and is now a museum. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, and still serves as a monument to the variety of cultures and leaders of this exotic city.

We continue on to Topkapi Palace, the stunning Ottoman Sultan's house. We will have the opportunity to see some of the most scrumptious silver, jewelry, and Chinese porcelain all gathered during the Ottoman's rule. The Palace also houses some of the most sacred relics of Prophet Mohammed, including his sword and cloak.

Day 7: Istanbul - Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
We begin the day again with a classic Turkish breakfast of olives, cheeses, breads and cereals (included). At 08:30h you will be picked up from the hotel to begin the tour of the Bosphorus and markets around its shores. This sprawling city is divided by this great waterway, and you'll have the chance to see both commercial boats along side the small fishing boats that still populate its waters. We will visit the Egyptian Bazaar, where you can haggle over spices and clothes at unbeatable prices! Your senses will explode with the smells of cinnamon, caraway, saffron and mint.

Day 8: Istanbul - Cairo
Today breakfast and dinner are included, on this travel day to Cairo. After breakfast, we will check out and depart to the airport. We catch a flight to Cairo, where your new guides will transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore, before returning to the hotel for dinner!

Day 9: Pyramids
Nothing can prepare you for the awe you will feel when you first glance at these magnificent structures. The iconic Pyramids of Giza are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and a testament to the power of this great civilization. The day is yours to explore with your guide these ancient works (dating to 2560BCE). Dinner tonight is included.

Day 10: Cairo Free Day
Breakfast and dinner are both included today, but the rest of the day is up to you to decide where you'd like to spend your time. Perhaps you'll like to do some shopping, haggling with the friendly folks on the street, or take an excursion to visit a Museum or Mosque. The choices are endless in this bustling city, and you'll be happy to have the time to explore on your own. Tonight we stay in Cairo.

Day 11: End of Tour
All good things must come to an end, and today we say goodbye! We will arrange for your transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your return flight home.
What's Included
  • Arrival airport transfer from Athens to your hotel
  • Accommodation in a double room with Breakfast in Athens
  • Guided Half Day Athens Tour
  • Guided Delphi Tour with lunch
  • Daily Cruise Tour with Lunch
  • 2 Nights in Istanbul
  • 2 Open Buffet breakfasts
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • 3 Nights hotel with breakfast and dinner in Cairo
  • Guided half day tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Professional English speaking Guides
  • Return transfer to Cairo International Airport
Cancellation Policy
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Upon arrival in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transfered to your hotel. (Open in Google Maps)

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