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Suez Canal

Enjoy a transit of the famous Suez Canal and explore fascinating Egyptian cities, before setting sail for the idyllic Greek Islands on this unique sailing voyage from Safaga

Sailing Holiday
  • Alexandria
  • Alexandria
  • Rhodes
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini

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This exciting and unique voyage under full sail includes a transit of the legendary Suez Canal, as well as visits to Egyptian cities and picture-postcard Greek Islands.

Transit the famous Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, and arrive in Port Said, gateway to Giza and the Pyramids. Visit Alexandria, known as the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' as it has a distinct Mediterranean feel, despite being in the Middle East.

Star Clipper then sets sail for the idyllic Greek Islands, calling at picturesque Rhodes, breathtaking Santorini, and tranquil Hydra. There is also a visit to the Byzantine town of Monemvasia with its fascinating ancient ruins.

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Suez Canal Itinerary

Day 1 - Safaga (Egypt)

Embark Star Clipper in Safaga

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea

Day 3 - Suez Canal Transit

Transit the Suez Canal

Day 4 - Port Said

From Port Said at the entrance to the Suez Canal, an optional tour takes you to Egypt's capital of Cairo and the ancient monuments of Giza and the Pyramids. More than 18 million people are jammed into the teeming city split by the River Nile. At the desert's edge in Giza, the Great Pyramids of Cheops and the staring face of the Sphinx offer up a whole new perspective on eternity.

Day 5 - Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. Its ambience and cultural heritage distance it from the rest of the country although it is actually only 225 km. from Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria became the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea

Day 7 - Rhodes (Greece)

The beautiful island of Rhodes (Island of Roses) has a rich and varied history. The beach at Lindos is among the best on the island, whose capital, Rhodes Town is a bustling mecca for both sightseers and shoppers alike.

Day 8 - Santorini

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbour formed in the volcano's caldera.

Day 9 - Monemvasia

This perfectly preserved ancient walled town is connected to the Peloponnese mainland by a causeway. The maze of medieval streets and twisting alleys lead up to the 12th-century Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia, and to the fortress which defended the enclave from assaults by Normans, Catalans and pirates.

Day 10 - Hydra

This interesting island has no roads or vehicles, a wild and sparsely populated interior and magnificent mansions, some open to visitors, and built by shipowners in the 18th century. Walk along steep donkey trails, visit one of the many monasteries, and soak in the atmosphere which attracts artists to make their homes here.

Day 11 - Piraeus

Disembark Star Clipper in Piraeus, the port for Athens

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water
  • We can arrange flights, transfers and hotel stays to suit

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - please contact us for a quote
  • Port Charges
  • Optional excursions