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7-night Into the Land of the Pharaohs Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Symphony®
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Eilat
Departure Date:
10/10/2023
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1393043


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/10/2023
10/10/2023

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Rhodes
Suggested Private Excursion
10/11/2023
10/11/2023

Rhodes is one of Greece’s favored vacation centers and was an important cultural center with a well-known School of Rhetoric attended by such greats as Cicero and Caesar. Rhodes' most famous attractions originated with the Knights of St. John, who occupied parts of the island from 1310 to 1522 and left a medieval town, dominated by the Palace of the Grand Masters and Knights' Hospital, which houses an Archaeological Museum with interesting exhibits of national archaeological finds. Rhodes has inspired many artists. The Old Town offers shopping opportunities and lively nightlife. At Mount Filerimos a church has been built on the site of an ancient temple. A popular excursion is to the charming village of Lindos. Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands atop sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and souvenirs. Mandraki Harbor's entrance is flanked by stone columns topped by figures of a stag and a hind, the town's heraldic animals.

Suggested Private Excursions

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

At Sea
10/12/2023
10/12/2023

No information currently available.

Suez Canal
10/13/2023
10/13/2023

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Suez
10/13/2023
10/13/2023

The city of Suez is located on the southern tip of the Suez canal. The city became a naval base in the 15th century and has been a commercial port since the 7th century. Suez is located near the Ataga Hills and is about 83 miles from Cairo. The Red Sea and Sinai can also be seen from Suez.

Suez
10/14/2023
10/14/2023

The city of Suez is located on the southern tip of the Suez canal. The city became a naval base in the 15th century and has been a commercial port since the 7th century. Suez is located near the Ataga Hills and is about 83 miles from Cairo. The Red Sea and Sinai can also be seen from Suez.

Hurghada
10/15/2023
10/15/2023

Hurghada began as a small fishing village in the early 20th century, but since then has grown into a prime tourist resort of Egypt. Many resorts and hotels dot the shoreline, and the location is ideal for learning how to scuba dive, due to the rich coral reefs and rare fish, as well as a bustling party scene at night.

Sharm El Sheikh
10/16/2023
10/16/2023

The land of the Sinai is the "great and terrible wilderness" of the Bible, across which the Israelis journeyed in search of the Promised Land. Sharm-el-Sheikh serves as starting point for an excursion into the desert and to St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world. St. Catherine’s Mountain is at 7,926 feet the highest summit in Sinai, followed by Mount Sinai, where God is said to have given the Ten Commandments to Moses. The most popular pastime in Sharm-el-Sheikh as well as in Na'ama Bay is exploring the underwater marine life. The reefs are easily accessible; diving and snorkeling equipment can be rented at watersports centers and dive shops. Glass bottom boat cruises are also popular to see the colorful underwater world. The main shopping areas are at the resort area of Na'ama Bay, located five miles from the port. Egyptian cotton, Pharaonic souvenirs and gold cartouches are popular. There are plenty of eateries at Na'ama Bay, and the hotels offer a variety of restaurants with everything from seafood to international cuisine and fast food.

Eilat
10/17/2023
10/17/2023


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $455, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
10/10/2023
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • "World’s Best" All-Inclusive experiences
  • Fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Dining by Reservation™
  • Nobu Matsuhisa’s Asian restaurant and Prego Italian restaurant
  • Up to eight evening dining options including 24-hour room service
  • Early embarkation with champagne lunch, daily afternoon teatime
  • Award-winning entertainment including Magic Castle® at Sea, Rocket Man! and Diva! Production Shows
  • State-of-the-art fitness center with pilates, yoga and spinning classes
  • Open bar service throughout the ship plus gratuities for all dining and bar staff including housekeeping and Penthouse butler service
  • Golf clinics with PGA instructors, full-size paddle tennis courts
  • Spacious 360° teak Promenade Deck
  • Experiences of Discovery theme cruises, Local Insights and USD School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking Program
  • 100% indelibly soft cotton linens
  • Ocean Views™ interactive polling devices in guest lecturer discussion panels.
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:

Cruise-Only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Solo Traveler Fares are available upon request. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1393043

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Company Info

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
2074770-40