Oriental Paradise

14 Day Tour includes Athens, Olympia, Navplion, Delphi, Meteora, Dubai & Abu Dhabi

DAY 1

DUBAI Arrival, Meet and assist from Dubai International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 2  

DESERT SAFARI Breakfast at the hotel, Morning is free. Afternoon Desert Safari. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and visit the camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert. Reach our campsite, where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning, watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight, back to the hotel, overnight.

DAY 3

HALF DAY DUBAI CITY TOUR Breakfast, City tour Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-stop at the famous landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. All aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the spice souk. On your return, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the gold souk. Back to the hotel, overnight.

DAY 4

HALF DAY SHARJAH Breakfast half day Sharjah city tour. This tour will take you to Sharjah, the ‘Pearl of the Gulf’. We start with a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Noor Mosque on Al Buhaira Corniche and proceed to the largest mosque in Sharjah, the King Faisal Mosque. We then visit the renovated Fort of Sharjah, former residence of the ruling family originally built in 1820 and continue the tour with a walk to the heritage area or Sharjah’s ‘Old Town’. After a stroll through the restored traditional market Souk Al Arsa, visit Bait Al Naboodah for a glimpse of a traditional family home and typical Arabian Gulf architecture. Before returning, you have time to explore Souk Al Markazi – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts, back to the hotel, in the evening Dhow Cruise Dinner. For a fabulous relaxing evening join our traditional Arabian dhow for an evening’s cruise on the Creek. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of Arabic and International cuisine while gently gliding past illuminated souks, banks and palaces, back to the hotel, overnight.

DAY 5  

FULL DAY ABU DHABI Breakfast, Full Day Abu Dhabi sightseeing. Discover the highlights of Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the Arabian Jewel. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass on the way to Abu Dhabi. On arrival, the first destination is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We then continue to visit the Sheikh Zayed Centre to get a glimpse into the private life of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, who is often referred as “The Father of the UAE”. Our final stop is the Heritage Village where we journey to the past to explore the life before oil was discovered. On our return, we drive along the beautiful Corniche. Back to the hotel, overnight.

DAY 6

DUBAI Breakfast, Free day for shopping and to enjoy the beach etc…

DAY 7

DUBAI Breakfast, Check out then transfer to the airport.

 


 

DAY 1

(Saturday) ATHENS Arrival at Athens International Airport, assístance and transfer to the Hotel.

DAY 2

(Sunday) Athens Tour with New Museum Departure from the Hotel in the morning for the tour giving you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New acropolis Museum and admire the wonders of the Classical Era.Afternoon free and overnight stay in Athens.

DAY 3

(Monday) NAUPLIA-OLYMPIA Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion (short photo stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Overnight in Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games. (Dinner).

DAY 4

(Tuesday ) OLYMPIA–DELPHI In the morning visit the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then drive on through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi. Overnight. (Dinner)

DAY 5

(Wednesday) DELPHI-METEORA In the morning visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, gigantic rocks. Overnight. (Dinner)

DAY 6

(Thursday) METEORA–ATHENS Visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see across the road the Leonida’s Monument). Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

DAY 7

(Friday) ATHENS-AIRPORT Departure at arranged time to Athens International Airport

 


 

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