Best Islands of Greece - Ciconia Travel

Journey through the gorgeous sights of Greece & Egypt from Athens to Cairo over 17 days.

17 Days
7 Cities
2 Country
Discovery
5 & 4 Star Hotels
Around 20 People
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Welcome to Greece

Meet the unparalleled cultural heritage of ancient Greece on an epic adventure in comfort and style.  Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the sophisticated and delicious Greek cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for amazing desserts.

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Athens City Tour

Journey to the depths of ancient Greece as we embark on a comprehensive city tour of the cradle of western civilization with our expert guide. Soak in unique sights such as the world-famous Acropolis and the Parthenon Temple and follow the footsteps of Socrates and Plato. On the way to Acropolis, we will have a scenic drive & photo stops where you will be seeing the Acropolis Museum, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and Agora. We will also stop for photos at historic sites as Hadrian’s Arch and commemorate the first ever modern Olympics of 1896. You will have personal leisure time in the afternoon to continue your in-depth discovery until our exciting dinner plans. Gather for dinner at a local restaurant to experience the authentic Greek cuisine and culture with a folklore show, together with complimentary house wine!

Hotel

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Hotel

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner with Greek Folklore Show

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Parthenon
Sightseeing of Temple of Zeus and Agora
Acropolis
Royal Palace visit
Greek Folklore Show with dinner

Ferry to Mykonos

Wake up to the beautiful view of Acropolis overlooking Athens and transfer to the bustling port of Piraeus for your ferry to Mykonos. Sailing the open seas on a comfortable Aegean ferry, approach the charming windmills and whitewashed houses covering the slopes surrounding the port. The famous island offers gorgeous towns of narrow cobbled streets, lively beach clubs, exquisite authentic dining and an endless nightlife. Checking into your hotel in the late afternoon, launch your discovery through the mazes of streets filled with stalls, shops, cafes and bars. In the evening, we have special dinner plans at the well-known Platis Gialos beach where you can try out fine samples of Greek cuisine.

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at Platis Gialos

Sightseeing Activities

Mykonos Orientation Walk
Dinner at Pilatis Gialos

Mykonos

You have a full day to make the best of Mykonos, enjoy one of its stylish seaside clubs or colourful party beaches, lose yourself purposefully among the labyrinthine streets uncovering its hidden gems. Start with an orientation walk with your guide around the main port to get your bearings – as navigating the narrow maze-like streets is no small feat. Our boat trip today to Delos island presents incredible ancient ruins at the ‘birthplace’ of the gods Apollo and Artemis. Inhabited since 3rd millennium BC, it is one of the most prized mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in all of Greece. In the evening, taste delicious local seafood and view the most stunning sunset over Little Venice. As you finish your tasteful wine, feel free to discover the rich nightlife of Mykonos.

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Delos Island Boat Trip

Leisure Time

Soak in the Aegean sun and the energizing beat at one of Mykonos’ famous beaches. Start learning your way around town and discover beautiful quaint villages scattered around the island. Hire a ride to create your personal itinerary and discover the diverse range of attractions in Mykonos. Find your favourite ice cream store and view a stunning sunset at Little Venice with the waves ascending beside colourful houses lined by the sea. Enjoy delicious seafood and a trendy bar at the seaside.

Hotel

Nimbus Hotel

Hotel

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Little Venice

Ferry to Santorini

Bid farewell to the beautiful and crazy Mykonos and ferry to the gorgeous Santorini. Comfortably cruising the Aegean, approach the breath-taking view of steep cliffs and terraces of whitewashed houses. Santorini is blessed with a unique geology and nature, colourful beaches of volcanic sand, immense historical and cultural treasures, and a world-famous sunset. Stroll the vibrant town and soak in a scenery of a lifetime as blue churches and white houses unfold before you. In the evening, get to savour the delicious seafood and local recipes at a select restaurant in Oia with incredible views over the sea.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner at Oia

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Orientation Walk
Dinner at Oia

Santorini Walking Tour

Journey through the heart of the town on a walking tour with your guide. Uncover the bustling town centre, famous landmarks and the popular hotspots for the best views. Take a short boat trip to the crater and hot springs part of the volcano that gave Santorini its unique shape and features. In the afternoon at Oia village, watch the sun disappear in the blurred horizon between the sky and the sea from a pool atop the cliffs. Discover the diverse nightlife of Santorini with plentiful restaurants, lounges, bars and clubs.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Santorini Volcano Tour

Leisure Time

Freely discover the myriad of beautiful sights at Santorini that you couldn’t make the time for. You can hire quadbikes or motorcycles from a local provider to make it to the black or white beach in the South, then the Archaeological Museum of Thera before a refreshing stop; shape your journey as per your wishes. Visit prehistoric settlements; beaches of colourful sand and water sports; quaint villages, wineries and more. Sample the fine Greek cuisine and delightful local wine with astounding views over the village to cement your memories of Santorini.

Hotel

The Majestic Hotel

Hotel

Splendour Resort Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Flight to Cairo

Wake up to the beautiful Santorini for a final breakfast on the island. Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to Cairo (via Athens). Upon arrival in Cairo, a Ciconia representative will meet you at the airport & drive you to the hotel.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Cairo

Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it’s time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau. Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance. Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace. journey!

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Sphinx
Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids

Fly to Luxor

Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile. Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor. Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum. Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple.  

Hotel

Steigenberger Legacy Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Optional Experiences

Sound & Light Show - $35

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Temple of Amun
Luxor Museum visit
Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show - $35 ( Optional Activity )

Luxor

Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity. Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board. Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu.  

Hotel

Steigenberger Legacy Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Hot-air Balloon Ride - $124

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Luxor Temple
Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hot-air Ballooning - $124
Sightseeing of Colossi of Memnon

Luxor

Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu. Sail upstream to where time almost hasn’t moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo. Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director. We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise.  

Hotel

Steigenberger Legacy Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Edfu
Sightseeing of Kom Ombo

Aswan

Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to explore the marvelous Abu Simbel on a fantastic optional excursion. Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, ride out to discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honor the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II.  In the evening, join the optional Nubian Village Visit, a unique experience accompanied by live music. As we set sail to the village, experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries. Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile.  

Hotel

Steigenberger Legacy Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Abu Simbel Tour - $129

Optional Experiences

Nubian Village Visit - $32

Sightseeing Activities

Abu Simbel Excursion - $129 ( Optional Activity )
Nubian Village Visit - $32

Fly to Cairo

Start the day exploring the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs and Philae Temple. Then transfer to Aswan airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure.  

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Temple of Isis
Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance - $35 ( Optional Activity )

Cairo City Tour

After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease. Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour. Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments. Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening.  

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Egyptian Museum visit
Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin
Mosque of Mohammed Ali visit
Hanging Church visit
Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Khan el-Khalili Bazaar visit

Goodbye

Our epic adventure into the wonderland of Egyptian culture comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!  

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include premium services such as 5-star accommodation, modern comfortable transportation, incredible sights & all entrance fees, breakfasts & most dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 & 4 Star Hotels

Accommodation in comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Comfortable Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or minibus, ferry between Athens & Mykonos and Mykonos & Santorini, flight between Santorini-Athens, Athens-Cairo, Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo

Nile Cruise

5-star Nile Cruiser with superior facilities including an outdoor pool on-board.

Most Dinners

16 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 10 Dinners.

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Find more details below and in the itinerary.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Athens

Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess.

Radisson Blu Park Hotel

Athens

A 5 star contemporary accommodation offering unique views over Acropolis. The hotel is equipped with a rooftop swimming pool, a SPA and wellness center, a fitness center and modern-design spacious rooms.

Nimbus Hotel

Mykonos

This luxurious hotel with a minimalist yet elegant design offers you a unique experience in the dazzling island of Mykonos. Take a drink at the pool bar and savour the Eagean way of living.

Croco Mykonos Hotel

Mykonos

A luxury hotel with charming island architecture offering the guests an outdoor swimming pool, an onsite restaurant & bar, a fitness center and modern design rooms with tea/ coffee maker, minibar and flat screen tv.

The Majestic Hotel

Santorini

A splendid accommodation with a perfect location, offering rooms with balcony, 2 fresh water swimming pools & 1 heated pool, a wellness center including a sauna & Turkish hammam, and a fitness room.

Splendour Resort Hotel

Santorini

Situated in the scenic Firostefani, Splendour Resort offers elegant 5-star accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea. Nestled into hillside, the hotel blends in magically with its Cycladic surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of the east side of the island.

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Cairo

Located in the entertainment district, Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan, an IHG Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Sheikh Zayed City. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Mayrig, one of 3 restaurants, which serves international cuisine.

Steigenberger Legacy Nile Cruiser

Luxor & Aswan

Immerse yourself in the fascinating past of Egypt on the Steigenberger Legacy, sail the Nile on a cruiser in comfortable cabins with en-suite facilities.

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Luxor & Aswan

Prepare yourself to touch the beauty and the greatness of the ancient Egyptians` wonderland and build a wonderful memory in a floating hotel experience between Luxor and Aswan.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
DEPARTURE
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STATUS
TWIN ROOM
SOLO ROOM

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10890

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18013

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10890

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18013

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10890

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18013

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10890

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18013

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$11004

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18206

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10901

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18030

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10901

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$18030

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10676

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$17648

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$10676

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$17648

HIGHLIGHTS

Home to unparalleled cultural heritage, Greece presents stunning monuments and charming villages, legendary mythology and beautiful nature whether discovering the or the islands. Once in Egypt, witness some of the greatest monuments on earth and face the ancient glory of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Aswan
Aswan

Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

Athens
Athens

You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

Cairo
Cairo

With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

Edfu
Edfu

Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

Giza
Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

Luxor
Luxor

A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

Mykonos
Mykonos

Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

Philae Temple
Philae Temple

This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

Sakkara
Sakkara

The oldest complete stone building complex in history was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara.

Santorini
Santorini

The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.