Sensational Greece & Dubai
13 Day tour includes Athens, Delphi, Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi
Dubai Arrival, Meet and assist from Dubai International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
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.
Half Day Dubai City TourBreakfast, City tour Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. Departure from the hotel to Deira, you will pass through the souks of the species and visit the Museum of Dubai. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. Photo-stop at the famous landmark of Dubai, Bur Al Arab 7 * hotel, On your return to Dubai you will see Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and the World Trade Center, Free Evening.
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.
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. Stop for photos at the Emirates Palace Hotel and 20 minutes at the Ferrari park (entrance not included) to take pictures or make purchases. Back to the hotel, overnight.
Al Ain Oasis Breakfast, Visit the city of AL Ain traveling 150 KM from Dubai, Al Ain city is located in Abu Dhabi Emirate which borders with Oman, it has been habited for more than four thousand years and it is considered a fundamental part of the country’s cultural heritage. The city of Al Ain is known as the Garden City is being developed as a very important tourist destination in recent years. Its attractions include the National Museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum (enter according to availability), several restored fortresses and the archaeological site Hili, which dates back to the Bronze Age. We will pass by Jebel Hafeet, a chain of mountains that exceed 1400 meters above sea level, with the springs of mineral waters at the base. Lunch in a 4 * hotel, visit the famous camel market, the date palm forest and the irrigation system called Falaj 2000 years old, which still in use. Return to Dubai. Back to the hotel.
Dubai Breakfast, Free day for shopping and to enjoy the beach etc…
Dubai Breakfast, Check out then transfer to the airport.
Arrival at Athens International Airport, assistance and transfer to the Hotel.
(Tuesday) Athens Tour with 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.
(Wednesday) Full day Tour to Delphi Drive through the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Levadia and Arachova (short stop on the way back). Arrive at Delphi, the center of Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch in the modern village of Delphi, return to Athens by the same route at
about 19.00 and drop off at your Hotel.
(Thursday) Athens Free Day
Discover this magical city and all it has to offer by walking along the narrow streets of Plaka or visiting the Promontory on top Mount Lycabettus for spectacular views on Athen’s highest hill; or if the weather is good why not take a 1 day cruise?
(Friday) Breakfast and transfer to Athens International Airport at arranged time.
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