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Top 5 ports of call on a luxury Egypt & Greece cruise

Saga Cruises has revealed an updated itinerary for 2024 that takes guests on an unforgettable tour of the eastern Mediterranean, from classical Greece to ancient Egypt. Here’s what to expect… and how to save up to £1,000pp.

Egypt is a land of historic treasures, idyllic coastlines and countless intriguing legends. Combine it with the wonders of Greece, Turkey and beyond, and you have yourselves a seriously exciting holiday.

Boutique company Saga Cruises is offering just such an adventure by sea in 2024 – and this is your chance to get involved.

Indulge in an all-inclusive luxury experience as you immerse yourself in the ancient Egyptian splendours of Alexandria, renowned as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’. Wander through the charming lanes of Antalya’s Old Town in Turkey – passing Hadrian’s Gate, the world’s best-preserved Roman town wall – before exploring the abundance of ancient sites and museums in the Greek capital of Athens.

What’s more, if you book this boutique cruise to Egypt now you can benefit from savings of up to £1,000pp! Plus, thanks to Saga’s Cruise Price Promise, should the price of your cruise decrease in the future, you’ll receive the value of the difference back.

To make this amazing offer your own, call to book today and quote “Sailawaze” on 0808 304 8538.

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From Classical Greece to Ancient Egypt – save up to £1,000pp

Seven included panoramic excursions + wildlife experts from ORCA onboard + includes travel insurance

Duration: 26 nights
Where: Dover, UK | Gibraltar | Syracuse, Sicily | Souda (for Chania), Crete) | Rhodes Town, Rhodes | Antalya, Turkey | Paphos, Cyprus | Alexandria, Egypt | Piraeus (for Athens), Greece | Nafplion, Greece | Valletta, Malta | Ceuta, Spain | Portsmouth, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £7,550pp (based on a guarantee cabin)

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Top 5 ports of call on a luxury Egypt & Greece cruise


Athens, Greece

Guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean, Athens and its UNESCO-listed Acropolis showcase a crowning achievement of ancient Greece, highlighting the unparalleled advances in philosophy, art, literature and architecture that emanated from this cradle of western civilisation in its heyday.

Marvel at the Parthenon, a Doric masterpiece and explore the historic Plaka neighbourhood, filled with delightful tavernas and shops. Traverse the ancient Agora, the heart of Athenian life, and soak up the lively atmosphere of Monastiraki Square.

An included Saga panoramic excursion offers a great introduction to Athens where you can be sure to capture some of the city’s hotspots with the help of a knowledgeable guide.


Syracuse, Sicily

Once a Greek colony and home to brilliant mathematician Archimedes, Syracuse stands as a testament to ancient Greek civilisation (despite now sitting on an Italian island!). Well-preserved Greek ruins – don’t miss the magnificent theatre that once accommodated 15,000 spectators! – prove Syracuse’s historical significance.

The UNESCO-listed centre, known as Ortygia, is set on a small island surrounded by the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by three bridges. Wander through its streets to discover the historic Fountain of Arethusa, the impressive Cathedral of Syracuse and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo.

Included Saga shore excursions provide a super opportunity to capture the historical landmarks and highlights of Syracuse. Optional Saga excursions here provide the opportunity to venture outside the city; explore the city of Noto, known for its baroque architecture or visit the city of Ragusa, known as the city of two halves. You’ll have plenty of talking points for when you get back to your luxury ship!


Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes, with its strategic history spanning Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Italian periods, boasts a fascinating mix of ancient and modern elements. Founded in 408 BC, Rhodes Town features historic buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries in the old town and Italianate architecture in the new.

Stroll down The Street of the Knights, a cobbled avenue flanked by medieval inns, and discover the medieval majesty of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a fortress that once housed the Knights of St John.

An included panoramic Saga cruise excursion unravels the magnificent Aegean beauty of Rhodes as you admire some of the island’s most dramatic vistas.


Antalya, Turkey

Sunny Antalya’s old town, Kaleici, is home to Ottoman houses and impressive historic landmarks such as the 13th-century, fluted Yivli Minaret and Hadrian’s Gate, an ancient Roman triumphal arch built in 130 AD.

There’s Antalya Museum for more swotting up on history, Konyaalti Beach for water sports and sunbathing, and Lara Street for picking up holiday souvenirs. If you want to head further afield, Saga’s optional excursions take in the region’s gems, whether you fancy pretty Kursunlu waterfall or the ancient city of Perge.


Alexandria, Egypt

Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city, with a buzzy port and a rich historical legacy. From the 15th-century Citadel of Qaitbay to its extensive coastline, the city has plenty to write home about.

For archaeological treasures, head to the Alexandria National Museum, which stores over 1,800 priceless pieces, while Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque with its impressive minarets, intricate decorations and expansive courtyard is also worth a visit.

An included Saga excursion from Alexandria ensures you experience the best of the city or you can choose to take an optional trip to the Pyramids of Giza which offers a deeper exploration of the region’s wonders.

Saga Cruises 2024 – get 25 percent off!

Feeling inspired to cruise with Saga in 2024 and beyond? We’ve got some other great voyages to consider, whether you fancy sailing the western Mediterranean or heading north to the Baltic. They come with fabulous savings of 25 percent off, too!

Exploring Spain and Western France

Three included panoramic excursions + Jools Holland onboard + includes travel insurance

Duration: 12 nights
Where: Portsmouth, UK | Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal | Vigo, Spain | Gijon | Bilbao | La Pallice (for La Rochelle), France | Brest | St Malo | Portsmouth, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £3,399 pp

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Scandinavian Gems

Four included panoramic excursions + includes travel insurance

Duration: 12 nights
Where: Dover, UK | Gothenburg, Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark | Aarhus | Klaipeda, Lithuania Gudhjeim, Bornholm, Denmark | Wismar, Germany | Kristiansand, Norway | Dover, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £3,823 pp

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Catalan Coastline of the Med

Four included panoramic excursions + Jools Holland onboard + includes travel insurance

Duration: 15 nights
Where: Portsmouth, UK | Gibraltar | Palamos, Spain | Sète, France | Port Vendres | Mahon, Minorca | Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal | Dover, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £4,616 pp

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Icelandic Discovery

Four included panoramic excursions + wildlife experts from ORCA onboard + includes travel insurance

Duration: 13 nights
Where: Dover, UK | Kirkwall, Orkney | Seydisfjördur, Iceland | Akureyri | Isafjördur | Reykjavik | Grundafjördue | Heimaey | Dover, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £3,999 pp

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Scenic Norway

Two included panoramic excursions + includes travel insurance

Duration: 7 nights
Where: Dover, UK | Haugesund, Norway | Flåm | Skjolden | Bergeen | Dover, UK
Ship: Spirit of Discovery
Price: From £2,379 pp

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What’s included on a Saga cruise?

Every Saga cruise comes with an array of inclusive offerings and no hidden extras. Enjoy the convenience of a return chauffeur service, covering up to 300 miles each way from your home to the port. Opt for additional travel insurance and cancellation cover if desired.

Relish fine dining with options across five restaurants, including speciality dining. Your experience encompasses an all-inclusive beverage package featuring premium spirits, wines, beers, mixers and soft drinks.

Relax in a private balcony cabin, stay connected with complimentary Starlink Wi-Fi, and embark on panoramic excursions at selected ports of call. Benefit from 24-hour room service, included gratuities for all onboard crew, diverse entertainment and engaging activities.

Group tourist visas, if required, are seamlessly managed, and all port taxes, fees and charges are covered, ensuring a hassle-free cruising experience.

Published 14.03.24