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Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

A Christmas & New Year voyage from Athens to Delhi

Expert guest speakers Professor Thomas G Fraser MBE, Emeritus Professor, Ulster University. John Coventry, Travel & Special Interests lecturer. Clare Coventry, Craft Tutor. Dr. David Crilly, Theatre Director, Conductor & Composer.

Begin with three nights in the historic Greek city of Athens before boarding Aegean Odyssey for an unforgettable voyage discovering destinations from ancient Egypt to the delights of India. You’ll stay in Cairo for two nights to explore the Pyramids of Giza and continue to Jordan, to see the world-renowned rose-red ancient city of Petra and Wadi Rum; and Safaga, visiting the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Kings. Then, we’ll celebrate Christmas and New Year on board as we cross the Red Sea to Oman and onward to Mumbai for a magnificent city tour. Conclude with a five-night Golden Triangle land tour exploring some of India’s most spellbinding cities including Jaipur, Agra and Delhi.

Included excursions and visits: 16

  • Choice of Byzantine Athens or Acropolis and Museum
  • Exploring Argolis: Mycenae and Epidaurus
  • Cairo Museum & the Treasures of Egypt
  • Pyramids of Giza and Evening Nile Cruise
  • Memphis and Sakkara
  • St Anthony and St Paul’s Monasteries
  • Walking Tour of Petra
  • Karnak Temple
  • West Bank & Valley of the Kings
  • Scenic Salalah
  • Mystical Muscat
  • Porbandar by Tuk-Tuk
  • Mumbai City Highlights
  • Jaipur’s Amber Fort
  • Agra & the Taj Mahal
  • Delhi City Tour

Including...

  • 12 nights in hotels and 24 nights cruise on MV Aegean Odyssey (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • All meals on board the MV Aegean Odyssey
  • All onboard gratuities for restaurant and cabin staff
  • Selected wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner on board
  • In-depth lecture programme featuring expert guest speakers
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of the experienced staff on board MV Aegean Odyssey
  • Scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flights. Internal flights
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage of luggage to/from your cabin
  • Airport taxes and security charges
  • Port taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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VIP Outbound4

London - Athens, Greece

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Athens. On arrival, you will be met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel in Athens


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Athens

Choose from a morning tour revealing Athens’ rich Byzantine art with a visit to the Byzantine Museum, Illissia Mansion and the Monastery of Kaisariani. Or, explore the Classical Greek wonder of the Acropolis, perched above the city of Athens.


Athens

Spend the day sightseeing two ancient sites of UNESCO World Heritage status. Explore the scenic Argolis Peninsula and visit Epidaurus, a masterpiece of Greek architecture and Mycenae.


Day 4 - Athens - Piraeus

Enjoy time at leisure or an optional tour to the National Archaeological Museum. This afternoon we transfer to the port of Piraeus to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T).

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Days 5-6 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 7 - Suez Canal, Egypt

Enjoy a day on board as we make a daylight transit of the Suez Canal.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Cairo

Disembark for a drive to Egypt’s timeless capital, Cairo. Our afternoon tour includes the Cairo Museum displaying extraordinary artefacts, antiques and art. We check in to our hotel in Cairo.

Hotel in Cairo


Cairo

Discover the Pyramids of Giza, breathtaking relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. Tour this magnificent complex, the last survivor of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. This afternoon we board a luxurious boat for a Nile dinner cruise.


Day 10 - Cairo - Ain Sokhna

Visit two ancient sites of Egypt’s Old Kingdom; Memphis, the first capital; and Sakkara, a favoured necropolis of the Old Kingdom Pharoahs. This afternoon we drive to Ain Sokhna to re-join our ship.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 11 - Suez Canal

A full-day tour takes us to two of Egypt’s ancient monasteries: the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Anthony and the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 12 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 13 - Aqaba, Jordan (overnight)

From Aqaba, take a drive to Petra for a guided walking tour through the Siq of the extraordinary rose-red city. View the masterpiece of The Treasury, delicately carved into the rock.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 14 - Aqaba

Day at leisure, or join an optional tour of the Wadi Rum desert, made famous as the set of David Lean’s 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Safaga - Luxor, Egypt

Disembark and drive to Luxor for a tour of the magnificent Karnak Temple complex, before transferring to our hotel in Luxor.

Hotel in Luxor


Luxor

Enjoy a half-day excursion to the West Bank and Valley of the Kings. After exploring the valley (we’ll visit three tombs including that of King Tutankhamun), continue to the dramatically located Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.


Day 17 - Luxor - Safaga

Drive from Luxor to Safaga to re-join Aegean Odyssey.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 18 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 19 - Christmas Eve - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 20 - Christmas Day - At sea

Spend Christmas Day at sea and enjoy onboard celebrations.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 21 - Boxing Day - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 22 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 23 - Salalah, Oman

From Salalah, take a morning sightseeing tour to the old town of Sumharam and the tomb of the prophet Job. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional excursion on the interesting Sultanate heritage of Oman.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Days 24-25 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 26 - New Year’s Eve - Muscat

See some of Muscat’s finest highlights on today’s excursion, including the Grand Mosque, the Muttrah Souq Market; Bait al Zubair Museum, and the Al Alam Palace. There will be an optional afternoon Dhow cruise.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 27 - New Year’s Day - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 28 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 29 - Porbandar, India

Explore the coastal town of Porbandar - the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi - by tuk-tuk.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 30 - At sea

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Day 31 - Mumbai (overnight)

In Mumbai, India’s city renowned for its Bollywood film industry, our tour takes in the city’s highlights including the Hanging Gardens and monumental Gateway of India.

MV Aegean Odyssey (4T)

Mumbai - Jaipur

Disembark and transfer for a flight to Jaipur. Upon arrival we check in to our hotel in Jaipur, our base for the next two nights.

Hotel in Jaipur


Jaipur

Enjoy a scenic jeep ride to the hilltop Amber fort, to discover this 17th century palace and its picturesque gardens and courtyards.


Jaipur - Agra

Drive from Jaipur to Agra via the ancient fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, built during the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. We stay overnight at a hotel in Agra.

Hotel in Agra


Agra - Delhi

Visit two truly spectacular sites, Agra Fort and the mesmerising Taj Mahal, before an afternoon drive to Delhi, to check in to our hotel.

Hotel in Delhi


Delhi

Enjoy a full-day city tour of Delhi, India’s historic capital, admiring key sites such as Qutub Minar, Parliament House, and Raj Ghat.


Day 37 Delhi - London

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for a scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle for the journey home.

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Visa is not included, please call for details. Please note: Excursions are subject to change. The deposit due for this holiday is £200pp

Passage to Ancient Egypt & India

A Christmas & New Year voyage from Athens to Delhi