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A camel’s eye view of the Pyramids at Giza

Packed with epic history and enduring mythology, the new The Aegean Experience & Cairo cruise from Voyages to Antiquity (www.voyagestoantiquity.com) will appeal to travellers keen to experience the myriad marvels of Greek and Egyptian civilisations.

The 13-day ‘cruise-tour’ combines an extensive new shore excursion programme from Cairo with an itinerary that includes a total of six nights in premium hotels, inviting travellers to spend more time on land soaking up the local culture than ever before.

Programme highlights include the iconic ancient sites (Athens, Delphi, Knossos and the Pyramids of Giza) along with a host of other fascinating gems from the Crusader fortresses of Rhodes to the catacombs of Alexandria. Enjoy also a memorable dinner cruise on the mighty River Nile.

As with all Voyages to Antiquity cruises, guests will be accompanied by expert speakers chosen to help bring the destinations visited to life; archaeologist Dr David Price-Williams, who knows the local sites well, and broadcaster Ernest Rea, who specialises in the history of religions.

The 13-day cruise circuit costs from £2,800 per person and departs Athens on 18 October, returning to Piraeus – just 7.5 miles from the Greek capital – on 30 October 2018. Along the way the MV Aegean Odyssey will call at Delphi, Nauplia and Piraeus (on the Greek mainland) and Heraklion in Crete before reaching Alexandria and Cairo (Egypt) and returning to Piraeus via Rhodes. Price includes flights, transfers, all meals onboard and drinks with dinner, shore excursions, onboard guest speakers and onboard gratuities.

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