Your Ancient Athens to Dazzling Dubai Package

Ancient Athens to Dazzling Dubai

Virgin Voyages

 

  19 Nights

  Multi Region

  Virgin Voyages

  PA1L5H75




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Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • Economy class flight to Athens, return from Dubai
  • 2 nights accommodation in Athens including breakfast
  • 14 night Greece & Egypt cruise onboard Resilient Lady, Athens to Dubai
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of activities & entertainment onboard
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise
  • Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp Stay
  • 2 nights accommodation in Dubai
  • Select private transfers in Athens and Dubai

***Rate is based on twin share for travel 20 October to 8 November 2023***


Cruise Itinerary

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

22 October 2023

Athens, Greece

 

6pm

23 October 2023

Santorini, Greece

9am

10pm

24 October 2023

Rhodes, Greece

9am

6pm

25 October 2023

At Sea

 

 

26 to 27 October 2023

Cairo, Egypt

7am

8pm

28 October 2023

At Sea

 

 

29 October 2023

Safaga, Egypt

7am

9pm

30 October to 3 November 2023

At Sea

 

 

4 to 5 November 2023

Dubai, UAE

11:59pm

 

 


Red Dunes and Camel Safari with Overnight Camp Stay
In a comfortable 4WD Land Cruiser, you will journey for approximately 60 minutes to the Lahbab desert. Once at the desert, you will take 20 minutes to break before your safari starts. You can either relax here, or opt to go for a quad-bike ride while your vehicle for the off-road dune drive is prepared. You will then go for a dune bashing ride that lasts 30-45 minutes, where you can feel peculiar excitement as your Land Cruiser climbs up and slides down the sand dunes. Following this, you can try the adventure sport of sand boarding. Stand on the wooden board provided, balance yourself and glide down over the sands. After sand boarding, you will head to Al Khayma, a Bedouin type campsite, where you will be lead to your own tent (Khayma) inside the camp. After settling in here, you can taste Gahwa (Arabic coffee), Gaymat (sweets) and dates as a sign of welcome. You will then go for a camel ride around the camp premises, and depending on the time and luck, view the sunset over the desert. Back at Al Khayma Camp, you can spend your time shisha smoking and henna painting. You can put on local Arabian cloth and pose for photos with a falcon, and at the camp center stage, a Tanoura dance will be performed. You will soon be invited for a lavish buffet dinner full of barbecue dishes, whilst at the stage, a belly dancer will keep you entertained. Following dinner, you will be taken by camel back to a nearby camp area where a fire will be arranged for you. You will then be given a demonstration session on how to make Arabic coffee/tea, whilst you relax in the night sitting by the campfire, enjoying the silence of the desert and the dark sky above. Your desert guide will add to the fun with interesting desert stories, and when it’s time to sleep, you will return to the camp. You will retire back to your tent for a comfortable sleep atop a Nawar bed (Bedouin-style bed), complete with a pillow and blanket. The following morning, wake up 15 minutes before sunrise to witness that spectacular view. Your guide will take you to the desert with a camel caravan that is waiting outside the camp. You will go camel trekking for about 15-20 minutes, capturing the nice view of the sunrise over the sand dunes. After camel trekking, you will return to your tent before eating a freshly cooked Arabian breakfast. Later, you will be driven back to Dubai and dropped off at your accommodation.




* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest Inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 25 November 2022and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort or parking fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Hotel location and inclusions may vary depending on availability and alternative dates of travel. Visas are not included. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.