Cartagena

EGYPT PLATINUM PACKAGE

DISCOVER EGYPT

March 24-April 2, 2022

Land + Air Package Prices:

$3,599 - double occupancy (per person)
$4,349 - single occupancy (per person)
$2,399 - Child with two adults ( per child - max 2 )

Small Deposit/Payment Plans Available
Final Due Date: January 15, 2022

A valid US Passport is required

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Discover Greece
Discover Greece - the Vacation Envy way!
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. In ancient times it was prominent and influential and is often called the cradle of Western civilization. The capital, Athens, retains landmarks dating back to B.C. and includes the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches which include the black sands of Santorini and the resorts of Mykonos

September 1-9, 2021

$2,899 double occupancy 

$3,999 single occupancy

Triple occupancy not offered

Our Greece package was created with adults in mind. Therefore, this package is not being offered to those 16 and under.

​$250 deposit (per person) will lock in the current rate
(NON REFUNDABLE)

Monthly payments of $100 or more is required to maintain your reservations. Larger payments are strongly encouraged to ensure all financial deadlines are met.

FINAL DUE DATE: JULY 15, 2021


​INCLUDES:

One domestic flight Santorini to Athens
2 Hydro Ferry Rides
2 nights in Athens
2 nights in Mykonos
3 nights in Santorini
Daily breakfast
Three tours (3)
English Speaking Tour Guides
VEI Travel Specialist
All Transportation
Day-to-Day Itinerary
Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance
(other rates available if you do NOT want the insurance)

Accommodations:
Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand
Mykonos Hotel: St. John Hotel
Santorini Hotel: Santo Miramare

​NOT INCLUDED:

​International Flight
Lunch and Dinner
Tips/Gratuity (drivers, guides, hotel staff)
Expenses of a Personal Nature

Valid PASSPORT is required.
Expiration date must be March 2022 or later.

​NOTE: All negotiated rooms are standard. All airline seats are economy. Upgrades are not offered with group travel.

​*Hotel accommodations are based on availability and are subject to change; another 4/5 star hotel may be used.

Itinerary

Departure Day Info

​Departure City: To be announced (TBA)

Hotel Accommodations:
Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand
Mykonos Hotel: St. John Hotel
Santorini Hotel: Santo Miramare

Daily Itinerary

SEPTEMBER 1: DEPART - Departure city - TBA

SEPTEMBER 2: ATHENS - Athens – Arrival

The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Accommodations: Wyndham Grand Athens

SEPTEMBER 3: ATHENS (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure, Hop on, Hop off tickets will be provided.

Arrive in Mykonos. Day at leisure.

SEPTEMBER 4: ATHENS TO MYKONOS (Breakfast) - - Breakfast at hotel. Two pieces of porterage per person is included at check out. Transfer to Athens port for an afternoon hydrofoil to Mykonos. An island of great natural beauty and a reputation of jet set destination. Enjoy the superb downtown and splendid beaches. Meet and greet upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Assisted check-in includes two piece of porterage per person.

Arrive in Mykonos. Day at leisure.

Accommodations: St. John Hotel

SEPTEMBER 5: MYKONOS (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Mykonos. Half day tour included. Rest of day at leisure.

SEPTEMBER 6: MYKONOS TO SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. Mykonos and prepare to catch ferry to Santorini

Accommodations: Santo Miramare

Arrive in Santorini. Day at leisure.

SEPTEMBER 7: SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Half day tour of Santorini included. Bring your camera!

SEPTEMBER 8: SANTORINI (Breakfast) - Breakfast at hotel. The day is at leisure. Cruise to Cretes will be offered for an additional cost.

SEPTEMBER 9: RETURN TO ATHENS FOR FLIGHT HOME - Breakfast at hotel. Prepare for check-out. Two pieces of porterage per person is included at check out. Transfer to Santorini airport for our flight to Athens (included). RETURN TO ATHENS FOR FLIGHT HOME.


REFUND POLICY: THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER BOOKING. Deposits and payments are non-refundable and non transferable.

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, go to www.travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 20-0141.

Travel Insurance is underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. W20

After completing the reservation and submitting your deposit, you will receive an invoice (within 24-48 hours) from Freshbooks, Inc. Please check your spam/junk folders. All discounts and deposit amounts paid will be shown on your invoice. In addition, you will receive two emails: 1). vital information pertaining to your reservation; 2). information pertaining to travel insurance.

Excursion Info

Included Excursions

ATHENS: Acropolis, "HIGH CITY" with Parthenon and Erectheion: On your trip to Athens you cannot miss knowing the characters of Greek mythology in our special Acropolis soundwalk. Discovering this marble of ancient history and learning about the gods of Greek Mythology has never been this fun. Let Medusa, the goddess with the serpents as hair that turns everyone into stone be your guide. You will explore the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, intended for musical events by the Romans, the Propylae, which had a turbulent history, the temple of Athena and learn about the story of Nike the goddess that presided athletic competitions and military disputes. The Tour then takes you to the Parthenon and ends in the Erechtheum where Medusa reveals the truth behind her tragic story that made her a monster for ever.

MYKONOS: The whole territory of deserted Delos in one of the most important archeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city & amphitheater, then walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items used in everyday life. Includes visit to winery with wine tasting.

SANTORINI: Half Day Tour. Stop by Akrotiri, an ancient Minoan city dating back 3 500 years, was continuously settled for 3 000 years, from the middle of the 5C BC. Visit of the blue domes in Oia Continue to Venetsanos winery, founded in 1947 by Venetsanos family. an amazing terrace where you can sit and taste the Venetsanos wines selection (Nykteri, Assyrtiko, Mandilaria, Anagallis, Liasto) along with some yummy Greek nibbles (mostly locally produced).

Note: The tours may occur on different dates, exact itinerary will be provided about 30 days from departure.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

​Optional excursions are available at an additional cost.

​​A valid US passport is required.
The US passport must expire after March 2022

​Initial $250 deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE! There will be no exceptions! Please ensure you and your roommate/traveling partner are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this trip. Roommates must submit deposits within 30 days of the first roommate submission. If additional information is needed, please email us at [email protected].


​Monthly payments of $100 or more, PER PERSON is required to maintain your reservation. Three consecutive months of no payments will result in the cancellation of your reservation.

VEI doesn't want anyone to miss out on this fabulous deal, so once you are booked, we encourage everyone to make the required payments. Please see the Terms and Conditions for complete details.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Additional Info

Information

​HOTEL WEBSITES:

Athens Hotel: Wyndham Grand

Mykonos Hotel: St. John Mykonos

Santorini Hotel: Santo Miramare


​WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT?

​Your reservation is NOT complete until each person occupying the room have completed the online booking process and submitted the $250 deposit. If you wish to mail in your booking information and deposit, please contact us at [email protected].

Roommates have 30 days to submit their deposit after the first roommate. Monthly payments should begin 30-45 after booking your reservation.

​After you and your roommate complete the required booking and make your deposits, you will receive an invoice from FRESHBOOKS, Inc. within 72 hours. Please check the email address you provided and the SPAM/JUNK folders. You will also receive a Welcome Letter which will provide additional information regarding your reservation. If you don't receive anything within 72 hours, please email us at [email protected]

​After making a monthly or bi-monthly payment, you will always receive an updated invoice within 48 hours of receipt (Freshbooks, Inc. or mail-in). In addition, at the beginning of each month, everyone will receive a copy of their most recent invoice. This won't be a demand for payment, but a friendly reminder of your remaining balance. If you do not receive an updated invoice after submitting a Freshbooks, Inc. payment or notification that your check has been deposited/cashed, please email us and let us know.

​REFUND POLICY:

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER BOOKING ONLINE and SUBMITTING YOUR DEPOSIT.

Please consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment.

Terms & Conditions, in part:

1) There are no refunds after booking. Please ensure you and your roommate are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this trip.

2) Monthly payments are required to maintain your reservation. If a payment is not made within 90 days, your reservation could be cancelled.

3) Failure to pay the full balance by the advertised due date could result in the cancellation of your reservation.

4) A photocopy of your passport will be required 4 months prior to departure. Failure to provide a copy will result in YOU being responsible for purchasing your own airfare.

5) Trips planned by VEI require a moderate amount of walking. VEI can not/will not be responsible for anyone requiring special needs (wheelchairs, lifts, etc).

6) You have been advised to purchase travel insurance, to include cancellation coverage to protect your financial investment.

7) VEI is unable to select air seats and hotel rooms for those reservations within the Group Travel. When booking Group Travel, seat and room assignments are chosen solely by the vendor (airline/hotel).

8) You agree that all written correspondence between you and VEI will be via electronic mail (email). Please provide a valid email address.

9) My traveling partner and I are both US Citizens and have or will obtain US issued passports.

10) Your signature, completed booking form and $250 deposit indicates your agreement with items 1- 9 and the Terms and Conditions provided by VEI.

For all items, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.


Egypt (Cairo/Aswan/Luxor)

March 24-April 2, 2022

Egypt is known for its ancient treasures and outstanding history; however, there is more to Egypt than you might expect. From surreal waters and wide beaches with golden sand to remarkable architecture and natural therapies, Egypt is definitely a bucket-list worthy country. Egypt is considered as the most tourist-friendly country in the Middle East and Africa because of its travel-friendly environment and great hospitality. Vacation Envy Internation visited Cairo and Luxor in October 2019 with 78 guests. It was our most memorable and talked about package. You definitely don't want to miss this one because we are expanding this package to also include 2 days in Aswan.

INCLUDES:

  • 2 travel days: March 24 & April 2
  • 3 nights Luxor > 2 nights Aswan > 3 nights Cairo
  • International Airfare/Egypt Air/Dulles International Airport (only)
  • Domestic airfare, bus transportation between Luxor and Aswan)
  • all 5star hotels
  • LATE CHECK OUT 9pm
  • airport transfers*
  • all ground transportation
  • daily buffet breakfast (7)
  • Lunches (1-Luxor/1-Aswan/1-Cairo)
  • Dinners (1-Luxor/1-Aswan/1-Cairo)
  • Luxor Tours: Valley of the Kings/Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon
  • Aswan Tours: Full Day Nubian Villiage and High Dam
  • Cairo Tours: Nile Cruise w/dinner, visit Pyramids and Sphinx with camel rides, Visit the Egyptian Museum (new one), tour of the Mummy Museum, visit the Khan El Khalilli bazar
  • Egyptian tour guide/representative
  • English speaking tour guides
  • VEI travel specialists
  • All Entry Fees
  • All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED

Gratuity/tips, items of a personal nature, any meals NOT listed above, TRAVEL INSURANCE.

RATES

All rooms are standard unless, otherwise offered.

Double rooms consist of two TWIN beds.

Single rooms consist of one KING bed.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $4,349 pp

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $3,599 pp

Child with two adults: $2,399 per child (max 2)

Prices include international & domestic airfare

PAYMENT PLAN & METHODS

$200 per month, per person. Payment plan must start 30 days after completing the reservation. You pick the day of the month.

Personal checks, money orders, BillPay, VENMO, and Zelle are acceptable methods of payment.

Credit cards accepted by our supplier Goway Travel. You will be required to complete a Goway Travel Credit Card Authorization form for each transacation. In addition, there is a 5% transaction fee applied to EACH transaction.

FINAL DUE DATE

JANUARY 15, 2022

AIRLINE & HOTEL INFORMATION

EGYPT AIR, Dulles International Airport (IAD (only)

Depart: IAD (Dulles) on March 24, 2022 at 1:10pm

Arrive: Cairo, Egypt on March 25, 2022 at 5:10am, catch next flight to Luxor

Check in time: 2:00pm, Hilton Luxor

Depart: Cairo International Airport on April 1, 2022 at 11:20pmCheck out hotel time: 9pm

Arrive: IAD, April 2, 2022 at 5:10am

Hotel Accommodations:

Hilton Luxor Resort

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Movenpick Aswan

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Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

LUXOR

WEST BANK: Includes lunch. Visit the Valley of the Kings, which is home to many Pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tutankhamen and Ramses the Great. Each King's formal name and title is inscribed in his tomb, which are also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber.

EAST BANK: visit Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Continue to the East Bank where visits are made to the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple. The Luxor Temple was built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple served as a setting for the rituals of the festival, which was held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The Karnak Temple was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun, are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest and oldest temple compound on earth.

ASWAN

NUBIAN VILLIAGE: You will go to the Nubian village where Nubians live on the banks of the Nile,The Nubians are considered the most religious people,They had the belief of the other life, You can see breeding of crocodiles,They are famous for henna drawing. You will also see the Nubian schools and the teaching of the Nubian letters,Then you will go back to the hotel.

HIGH DAM: Built to control the Nile River's annual floods, the Aswan High Dam transformed Egypt's Nile Valley and created the vast Lake Nasser. The sheer scale of the dam is impressive, and at the top, you'll find sweeping views of the lake and surrounding desert. Short tours of the Aswan High Dam include stops at viewpoints and information on the dam's construction. Since the dam is on the way from Aswan to the Temple of Isis at Philae, many tours visit both attractions. The Aswan High Dam was a collaboration between Egypt and the former Soviet Union—on the western end of the dam, you'll find a monument to the two countries' relationship.

CAIRO

NILE RIVER DINNER CRUISE: A cruise along the Nile River is a must for first-time visitors to Egypt and the famous river is even more spectacular by night. Set sail on this 2-hour evening cruise, tuck into a delicious buffet dinner on-board, and be entertained by live music, belly dancing, and a traditional Tanura show.

HALF DAY TOUR of PYRAMIDS and SPHINX: Includes Camel ride and lunch. The Pyramids were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one-half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high by 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body.

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM: We expect the new museum will be open before March 2022. ), the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and King Tutankhamun's treasures. Entry to the mummy's room is included. KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR: is a famous bazaar and souq (or souk) in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Established as a center of trade in the Mamluk era and named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. It is also home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops involved in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs.

DEPOSIT

A $25.00 deposit via PayPal is required to hold your space until your first payment is due. If your first payment is not received by the first due date, your reservation will be cancelled, and your $25 deposit will be refunded. You will not be allowed to rebook.

CANCELLATION POLICY

There are no refunds after the first payment has been made. Payments are made and required to hold your space until the day of departure and arrival. To review the terms, conditions and full refund policy, please click here:

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Vacation Envy International does not sell travel insurance, however, you are strongly encouraged to protect your financial investment by purchasing insurance from a 3rd party company. It's essential to buy travel insurance for every trip, because you never know what might happen when you're far from home! You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance immediately if you are interested in Cancel For Any Reason Insurance.