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The Wonders of the Mediterranean to the Treasures of the Red Sea by Crossing the Suez Canal (port-to-port cruise) tour
Family Friendly River cruise The Wonders of the Mediterranean to the Treasures of the Red Sea by Crossing the Suez Canal (port-to-port cruise) package

The Wonders of the Mediterranean to the Treasures of the Red Sea by Crossing the Suez Canal (port-to-port cruise)

CroisiEurope
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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
10 days
From: $ 3,159 $ 316 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Nicosia
    • East meets West in Alexandria
    • Cairo, walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs

Short Description

Cross the Suez Canal on an unforgettable cruise across the Red and Mediterranean Seas. Discover Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. Jump back to the time of the great pharaohs in Egypt. Visit Alexandria, one of the greatest cities to have ever existed, and Cairo, close to the emblematic pyramids and Sphinx. Set out on a full-day excursion through the Nile River Valley to tour the ancient Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex.

Style River cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Porto
End City Porto

Destinations

Portugal

Attractions & Cities Visited

Porto

Activities & Interests

River cruise

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Itinerary

Day 1 LARNACA

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 2 LARNACA

This morning, we'll set out on an excursion to Nicosia, the capital city split at the "Green Line" between Cyprus and Greece. We'll discover the city's hidden treasures and beautiful sites. Our tour will include the Selimiye Mosque, a former Roman Catholic cathedral converted into a mosque in the 16th century, and Buyuk Han—the largest and finest example of caravanserai architecture on the island. Its immense courtyard now hosts craft workshops and cafés for you to enjoy. We'll wrap up the excursion with a stroll through the traditional pedestrian area known as Laïki Geitonia—a great place to get a feel of the city and its inhabitants. In the afternoon, our ship will begin to cruise.

Day 3 At sea

We'll spend the day cruising on the Mediterranean Sea. Take advantage of the wide range of onboard activities proposed during our full-day cruise today. Join us for a lecture in the lounge.

Day 4 ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. At its apex, the city rivaled Rome and was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Lighthouse of Alexandria. This morning, we'll visit the Alexandria National Museum, a great place to learn about the city's diverse past. The museum collection includes artifacts from the pharaohs, the Greco-Roman era, and the Byzantine, Islamic, and modern periods. Our next stop will be the Roman amphitheater, the only one of its kind in Egypt. Uncovered by accident in 1960, the structure dates back to the 2nd century AD. The semi-circular, open-air theater had a 600-spectator capacity, with an audience section of 13 white-marble rows and red granite columns imported from the city of Aswan. In the afternoon, we'll have a guided tour of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Montazah Palace Gardens. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the Great Library of Alexandria and aims to be a center of cultural and scientific excellence in the Mediterranean Region. We'll then visit the loveliest green space in the city: The Montazah Palace Gardens. The lush gardens are a great place to take a stroll and admire the 19th-century palace and grounds.

Day 5 ALEXANDRIA - PORT SAID

We'll spend the day cruising to Port Said. We'll cruise aside the Nile Delta, a rich agricultural region. Egyptians have farmed this abundantly fertile area intensively for over 5,000 years. It is also home to a large concentration of wildlife. Later, there will be a lecture in the lounge.

Day 6 PORT SAID - Suez Canal - SUEZ

Our ship will cast off to cross the Suez canal early this morning. Measuring 20 miles long (193 km) and only 673 feet wide (205 m), this canal allows for the strategic passage from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea without having to make the long journey around the southern tip of Africa. The incredible structure was achieved between 1859 and 1869 under the guidance of Ferdinand de Lesseps—well after Darius, the Persian conqueror of Egypt, had completed an initial version of the canal. We'll arrive in Suez mid-morning.Tonight's festivities will have an Egyptian flair!

Day 7 SUEZ - Cairo

Join us for an excursion to Cairo (including lunch) and a tour walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs. The Giza pyramid complex is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The "Great Pyramid of Giza." At its sides sit the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the Great Sphinx of Giza. Afterwards, we'll visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. At that time, it only contained about 12,000 pieces. Today, the museum owns the greatest collection of Egyptian archaeological history in the world. Among the objects you'll discover are rare statues, paintings, and funeral elements. Within the Royal Mummy Room, you'll see the enveloped remains of some of the most famous pharaohs.

Day 8 SHARM EL SHEIKH

We'll spend the morning cruising. Take advantage of the warm weather on the Sun Deck as we pass alongside the Sinai Peninsula, a sacred area for many religions. The land takes its name from Mount Sinai, assumed to be where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. Later, there will be a lecture in the lounge.Excursion proposed: Sharm El-Sheikh and the Seafloor in Naama Bay. A glass-bottom boat tour will introduce you to the colorful riches found within the Red Sea. You'll then explore Sharm El-Sheikh and its traditional souk.Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 9 HURGHADA

We'll leave for a full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs. You'll discover the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex (lunch included–driving time is approximately 9 hours round trip). The Valley of the Kings is one of ancient Egypt's top tourist destinations. Located on the west bank of the River Nile, the isolated valley is dominated by a great pyramid-shaped mountain. The area has been the site of royal burials for almost 4,000 years. More than 63 tombs include Seti I(2) and II; Ramesses III, IV, VII, and IX; Siptah; Tausert-Setnakht; and Merenptah. You'll be able to visit three with your entry ticket. The final resting place for these great pharaohs remains one of the most impressive sites to visit in the world. Farther along, dominating the eastern bank, sits the 59-foot high (18 m) Colossi of Memnon—faceless effigies seated on thrones at the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. We'll also visit the Karnak Temple Complex. At the heart of this site stands the colossal Precinct of Amun-Re, enclosing a sacred lake that priests used in purification ceremonies before performing rituals in the temple.

Day 10 HURGHADA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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We are still waiting for a refund for Porto Duoro Valley River Cruise 28 Sept 2020. We had to pay the total cost by June 2019 & opted for a refund less the non-refundable NZ$1100 deposit in early 2020. We are very frustrated that CroisiEurope is continuing to promote cruises for future passengers without honouring their contract with us. This is not the way to run an honest buisness!
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As a travel agent, I try to find suppliers that have the service and ethics that I expect for my clients. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that CroisiEurope is not one of them. I received confirmation that the clients in the four cabins I had booked on the Oberammergau cruise would get a full refund in 3 - 4 weeks. The email contained attachments with the refund amount for each. Right at the beginning of the 4th week, they sent an email saying the law had changed and they no longer had to give refunds! That’s fine for those going forward, but to retroactive back to the clients that had already received refund confirmation is ridiculous. Some of these clients are in their 80’s and were only going for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Having a credit for a future cruise does them no good nor can some afford to lose that money. Shame on you #croisieurope I as well as Cruise Planners home office will be letting the rest of Cruise Planners organization know this is no longer a vendor to use!
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fund money owed to guests whose cruises have been cancelled and don't hold to the voucher line. It is not fair to travelers. I caution anyone against using this line.
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Une expérience inoubliable à la fois sur le plan culinaire sur les animations et les visites lors de la croisière j’en suis à ma septième !!!


An unforgettable experience at the same time on the culinary plan of activities and visits during the cruise I'm on my seventh!!!
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I planned a 3 week vacation this April that included a 7 day, CroisiEurope cruise on the Rhine. Due to the pandemic, my flights, hotels and cruise were canceled by the respective companies. I got refunds for my hotels and flights, but not from CroisiEurope.

They finally agreed a month ago to give me a refund, but then a few days ago, I got an email that they are not going to honor their agreement and I no longer get a refund.

To make matters worse, I get a SPAM email from them offering "risk-free" cruises to new customers.

Here’s an excerpt of the email: “We understand that some of our guests might be hesitant about making a cruise reservation or traveling at this time. For this reason, Croisieurope has introduced a Risk-Free Guarantee. So that you can plan your journey with peace of mind, we guarantee to hold your 2020 cruise departure reservation without deposit, and wait for final settlement until 15 days prior to departure.”

So, for a new customers, CroisiEurope is willing to offer risk free travel, but customers that paid money and had their cruises canceled by CroisieEurope these past 2 months, we get no guarantee of anything and they will keep our money.

I think anyone considering a cruise with CroisiEurope should be very hesitant and consider another cruise company that will stand behind its customer. I can’t recommend them since they are solely focused on acquiring new customers and don’t care about their existing customers, especially once they have taken their money.
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tres beau bâteau. chambre magnifique. accueil parfait. ideal pour un week end à Paris.


Very nice boat. beautiful room. a perfect welcome. ideal for a weekend in Paris.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Additional Information

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Rules & Other Requirements

You will need an Egyptian visa in your passport, which must be valid for 6 months beyond your return date. For non-EU residents: Please consult the embassies or consulates of the countries to be visited.

Egyptian visa information: You must apply for your Egyptian e-visa before you arrive in the country. You can do this yourself directly through the government website: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/

Nevertheless, CroisiEurope can take care of your application for you for a fee (30€ (1)). Please note that the application would need to be processed well before your departure date. Please contact us for more information.

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What's excluded

Transfers - Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - egyptian visa.

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