PASSAGE TO ANCIENT EGYPT & INDIA – CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR VOYAGE
Athens, Greece to Delhi, India – 38 days
17 included tours in 5 countries with 12 nights hotel stays.
3-night hotel stay in Athens – 3-night hotel stay in Cairo – 2-night hotel stay in Luxor – 1-night hotel stay in Mumbai
2-night hotel stay in Jaipur – 2-night hotel stay in Agra – 1-night hotel stay in Delhi
December 5, 2018 – January 11, 2019
After three nights in Athens, arrive in Cairo for a two-night hotel stay to see the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum. Explore the sites of Memphis and Sakkara, including the monumental statue of Ramesses II. Travel to Aqaba for the breathtaking Treasury of Petra, then return to Egypt for the vast temple complex of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Celebrate Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve on board Aegean Odyssey as you sail to Salalah, famous for the production of frankincense, followed by the Sultan’s Palace in Muscat, Mumbai and Porbandar, birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in India’s “Golden Triangle”, has some of Asia’s best bazaars. Delhi is divided between the old Moghul city and the British-built New Delhi, while Agra boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal.
|05 Dec Wednesday||Depart North America.|
|06 Dec Thursday||Athens, GREECE. Fly to Athens and transfer to hotel.||Overnight Hotel|
|07 Dec Friday||Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its
Museum or Byzantine Athens.
|08 Dec Saturday||Athens, GREECE. Sightseeing in Mycenae and Epidaurus.||Overnight Hotel|
|09 Dec Sunday||Athens, GREECE. Optional morning tour to the National Archaeological Museum or embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus.||7.00pm|
|10 Dec Monday||At sea Cruising the Mediterranean Sea|
|11 Dec Tuesday||At sea Cruising the Mediterranean Sea|
|12 Dec Wednesday||Suez Canal, EGYPT. Daytime transit of Suez Canal.|
|13 Dec Thursday||Cairo, EGYPT. Disembark and drive to Cairo for afternoon sightseeing to the Egyptian Museum and hotel dinner and overnight stay.||Overnight Hotel|
|14 Dec Friday||Cairo, EGYPT. Morning tour to discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and free afternoon. Enjoy dinner on the Nile.||Overnight Hotel|
|15 Dec Saturday||Cairo, EGYPT. Morning sightseeing tour visiting Memphis and Sakkara sites. Afternoon drive from Cairo to rejoin
Aegean Odyssey in Ain Sokhna.
|16 Dec Sunday||Suez Canal, EGYPT. Full day tour to St Anthony and
St Paul’s Monasteries.
|17 Dec Monday||At sea Cruising the Red sea|
|18 Dec Tuesday||Aqaba, JORDAN. Visit to the rose-red ancient city – Petra.||7.00am||Overnight|
|19 Dec Wednesday||Aqaba, JORDAN. Take an optional tour to one of the most enchanting deserts in the world; Wadi Rum.||2.00pm|
|20 Dec Thursday||Safaga, EGYPT. Disembark and drive to Luxor for afternoon sightseeing to Karnak and overnight hotel stay.||7.00am||Overnight Hotel|
|21 Dec Friday||Safaga, Egypt Visit the UNESCO Valley of the Kings.||Overnight Hotel|
|22 Dec Saturday||Safaga, EGYPT. Morning drive from Luxor to Safaga
to rejoin Aegean Odyssey.
|23 Dec Sunday||At sea Cruising the Red sea|
|24 Dec Monday||At sea Cruising the Red sea|
|25 Dec Tuesday||At sea Christmas Celebrations at sea|
|26 Dec Wednesday||At sea Cruising the Red sea|
|27 Dec Thursday||At sea Cruising the Red sea|
|28 Dec Friday||Salalah, OMAN. Visit the town of Sumharam and the
Tomb of Job for a morning sightseeing tour. In the afternoon
take an optional tour to discover the Sultanate heritage.
|29 Dec Saturday||At sea Cruising the Arabian sea|
|30 Dec Sunday||At sea Cruising the Arabian sea|
|31 Dec Monday||Muscat, OMAN. A visit to the Sultan’s Palaca, and the famous
16-century Portuguese twin forts. Optional afternoon tour.
|01 Jan Tuesday||At sea Cruising the Arabian sea|
|02 Jan Wednesday||At sea Cruising the Arabian sea|
|03 Jan Thursday||Porbandar, INDIA. Sightseeing tour to Porbandar by tuk-tuk.||8.00am||8.00pm|
|04 Jan Friday||At sea Cruising the Arabian sea|
|05 Jan Saturday||Mumbai, INDIA. Discover the highlights of Mumbai.||6.00am||Overnight Hotel|
|06 Jan Sunday||Jaipur, INDIA. Disembark Aegean Odyssey and fly to Jaipur.||Overnight Hotel|
|07 Jan Monday||Jaipur, INDIA. Take a jeep ride to the hill-top Amber Fort.||Overnight Hotel|
|08 Jan Tuesday||Agra, INDIA. Drive from Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri.||Overnight Hotel|
|09 Jan Wednesday||Agra, INDIA. Visit Taj Mahal, and Agra fort.
Afternoon drive from Agra to Delhi
|10 Jan Thursday||Delhi, INDIA. Sightseeing city tour of Delhi.||Overnight Hotel|
|11 Jan Friday||Delhi, INDIA. Transfer to Delhi Airport for flight home.|
“Odyssey Club” member’s loyalty savings available!
Book now and receive up to $700 US shipboard credit per cabin*
|BALCONY||Deck||Brochure Fare||Saver Fare|
|A||Owner’s Suites||Lido||CA$ 24,950||CA$ 21,950|
|B||Junior Suites||Lido||CA$ 22,995||CA$ 20,195|
|C||Deluxe Balcony||Bridge / Lido||CA$ 20,850||CA$ 18,250|
|D||Deluxe Balcony||Belvedere||CA$ 19,895||CA$ 17,395|
|PREMIUM||Deck||Brochure Fare||Saver Fare|
|E||Deluxe Outside||Belvedere||CA$ 18,295||CA$ 15,995|
|F||Deluxe Outside||Belvedere / Bridge / Lido||CA$ 17,695||CA$ 15,495|
|G||Premium Outside||Bridge / Lido||CA$ 16,695||CA$ 14,695|
|H||Premium Outside||Belvedere / Columbus||CA$ 15,850||CA$ 13,850|
|I*||Premium Outside||Bridge||CA$ 14,995||CA$ 13,095|
|J||Standard Outside||Columbus||CA$ 14,250||CA$ 12,450|
|K||Premium Inside||Belvedere||CA$ 13,395||CA$ 11,695|
|L||Premium Inside||Columbus||CA$ 12,695||CA$ 10,995|
|M||Standard Inside||Belvedere / Columbus||CA$ 11,995||CA$ 10,395|
|SINGLE CABINS||Deck||Brochure Fare||Saver Fare|
|CC||Deluxe Balcony||Lido||CA$ 24,950||CA$ 22,350|
|EE||Deluxe Outside||Belvedere||CA$ 21,995||CA$ 19,695|
|GG*||Premium Outside||Bridge / Lido||CA$ 20,195||CA$ 18,195|
|HH*||Premium Outside||Belvedere / Bridge||CA$ 19,250||CA$ 17,250|
|II*||Premium Outside||Bridge||CA$ 18,395||CA$ 16,495|
|JJ||Standard Outside||Columbus||CA$ 17,450||CA$ 15,750|
|KK||Premium Inside||Belvedere||CA$ 16,550||CA$ 14,850|
|LL||Premium Inside||Columbus||CA$ 15,750||CA$ 14,150|
|MM||Standard Inside||Belvedere||CA$ 14,995||CA$ 13,395|
Sample economy airfare add-ons* – For guests using Voyages to Antiquity’s air program, flights may depart one day earlier due to air schedules.
TORONTO / MONTREAL $995 OTTAWA $1,095 VANCOUVER $1,195
Saver fares are limited in availability and can be removed/changed by VTA at any time.
(*) Indicates partially obstructed cabins
PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
Cruise aboard the mv Aegean Odyssey with all your meals * Guided shore excursions * Onboard lecture program * Wine/beer or soft drinks with dinner *
Your onboard gratuities * Port taxes/fees * Deposit of 15% of total fare is required at time of booking.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY – OUR CRUISES OFFER OUTSTANDING VALUE FOR MONEY. WITH SO MUCH INCLUDED, THERE’S VERY LITTLE EXTRA TO PAY FOR ONCE YOU ARE ON BOARD:
SHORE EXCURSIONS – We include escorted sightseeing in virtually every port of call – where we don’t, it’s because we feel that your time ashore is best spent exploring on your own. You’ll be supplied with your individual QuietVox headset, a clever device through which you can hear the tour leader clearly even at the busiest sites, and at a distance. To keep you refreshed, we equip you with bottled water as you disembark for each day.
MANY OVERNIGHTS IN PORT – To ensure that our guests have ample time to experience the wonderful destinations we visit each cruise itinerary is designed with frequent evenings and extended stays in key ports of call.
ONBOARD LECTURE PROGRAMME – Selected for their expertise, our guest speakers will enlighten and entertain you throughout the cruise. Usually several experts are on board, each keen to share their knowledge with you. They also accompany you on shore excursions and some may make themselves available on board for a more informal discussion.
FULL BOARD AND WINE WITH DINNER – All meals are included on board, as well as afternoon tea and late-night snacks. We use fresh ingredients to create a variety of inspired menus. Water is served with all meals, and wine – beer or soft drinks if preferred – are included with dinner.
GRATUITIES ON BOARD – All tips for cabin stewards and restaurant staff on board Aegean Odyssey are included in your rate. Of course, you are welcome to show your appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service.