Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Egypt, Greek Isles & the Suez Canal: Sailing Through Antiquity

This stirring journey across ancient lands unites two of the world’s greatest civilizations: Egypt and Greece. On this journey by land and sea, encounter iconic monuments resurrected eons ago as you also witness modern-day life in fishing villages, souks and museums.

Walk in the footsteps of Egypt’s all-powerful pharaohs and gods who gave rise to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Karnak Temple complex, and of course, the most famous tomb of all, where the boy king Tutankhamun rests. Then embark National Geographic Explorer to continue discovering this storied region by sea while transiting the Suez Canal into the deep blue of the Mediterranean. Hop among several Greek isles and cap it all off with views from Santorini that will forever be seared in your memory. 

Expect plenty of highlights on this cruise from Egypt to Greece. Explore the greatest sights of antiquity: the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Bibliotheca Alexandria and the Minoan city of Phaestos on Crete. Navigate the Suez Canal, an engineering marvel and major trade corridor cut through expansive desert landscapes. Discover the mesmerizing beauty of four Greek islands, including stunning Santorini. Observe the exciting underwater realm of the Red Sea in Hurghada. And experience local culture as you explore fishing villages, souks and wineries.

Departures are aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, a home base that is perfect for exploring the best of the region, including well-known visitor spots and rarely visited, hard-to-reach gems. Equipped with National Geographic guides, historians, photographers and expert leaders, and built as a polar expedition vessel, the Nat Geo Explorer offers a smooth voyage through open ocean all the way around Spain.

Read on for details about this cruise from Egypt to Greece, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s small ship Mediterranean cruises and Mediterranean trips.