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The Mediterranean stretches east to the shores of the Middle East, defines the coastline of North Africa, and envelopes scores of islands that are destinations in their own right. The cultures, landscapes, and cuisines it has helped to nourish over thousands of years are dizzying in their variety. Stride can help you decide where to sail to.

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Mediterranean Sea Tour Reviews - Summary
92% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 11 Great 1 Average 0 Disappointing 1 Terrible 0
Value
4.6 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.9 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

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Great sites, poorly managed November 2018

2.0

Archaeological Wonders of Southern Italy and Sicily

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 2.0
I grew up with National Geographic so when I signed up for a NG trip I was quite excited. I spent a lot of time on a crowded bus. Some of the accommodations were two star, peeling paint, smelly rooms, poorly catered. This was an expensive trip all my girl friend and we spent 17,000 dollars for the two of us. Some of the guides were actually wrong about what they were saying about the history of Sicily, and you did not have to be an expert to realize this. There were a number of representations that tour operators made that turned out to be less than accurate. The tour group one night was having dinner in Sorento, and I asked about the wine they were serving, that is the grape and vintage, the only explanation I got was "its red". In another circumstance, the tour operator lost guests at Pompeii, and then threatened to leave them. It was a mess. I could go on, but I would cross this trip off the list. Read more

Operator National Geographic Expeditions

JC

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The time we spent was amazing. January 2017

5.0

Egypt Family Adventure

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The whole 10 days exploring the past civilizations of Egypt with Look at Egypt Tours were all very memorable and I was mind blown with the brilliant condition of the monuments. The time we spent was amazing. The knowledge, professionalism and passion of the Egyptologists will help ensure that the whole holiday experience will live with us for many years to come. As a couple who have travelled extensively around the world, this is one of our most memorable and enjoyable holidays. The organization of our holiday from our landing in Cairo, through trips to enjoy Egypt's wonderful past and an understanding of its current issues, the people, the beautiful scenery and relaxation of cruising on the Nile. The visits to the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs was second to none. For those contemplating a trip to Egypt - just go!! You will not be disappointed. Read more

Operator Look at Egypt

NA

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We recommend Look at Egypt tours for Egypt holidays January 2017

5.0

Egypt Family Adventure

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This is the first holiday in Egypt with the kids and we had a blast of a time there. Most of it thanks to Ahmed in look at Egypt Tours. Took the 10 days private tours, in November 2014, covered most of the historical sites, and amazing Nile cruise.

My husband & I came to Egypt as tourist and left as an honored guest, or part of a family, look at Egypt Tours family. Personal touches abound from the very
moment we touched down at the Cairo Int'l airport. It is harder to fulfill our expectations or wants due to very fact that it was our 2nd time 'covering' Egypt. Not only look at Egypt tours fulfilled our expectations, they exceed them. The staffs' warmth and perpetual sense of humor kept us captivated & engaged all the time. We recommend them for everybody who want to visit Egypt.
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Operator Look at Egypt

L&D

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Look at Egypt an out guide (Mostafa) were great! January 2017

5.0

Egypt Family Adventure

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We requested our family vacation from Ahmed owner of look at Egypt tours. He was recommended from friends who traveled with his company to Egypt. We travelled with our 2 kids 9 and 6 years old. They enjoyed the trip and the camel ride in the pyramids and in Aswan. They liked the Nubian village and the crocodile we have a wonderful time with the guide Mostafa he is very funny guy. We told Ahmed that we want to keep recommending him as our previous friends did. And we do, we recommend Look at Egypt tours for all our friends at home. Thank you Look at Egypt tours Read more

Operator Look at Egypt

RR

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Our Egypt tour was absolutely enjoyable! January 2017

5.0

Egypt Family Adventure

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
EGYPT... Our Egypt tour was absolutely pleasure for eyes and heart. Loved every minute we stayed there. All the credit goes to Ahmed... He was always there to answer our questions and problems. I would like to use this platform to thank him n wish him all the love, warmth and luck...... LOOK AT EGYPT Team, You ROCK Read more

Operator Look at Egypt

Mediterranean Sea Tours and Travel Guide


Mediterranean Sea Attractions & Landmarks Guide

What is a Mediterranean Tour?

The Mediterranean is perhaps the best known sea in the world, and with the range of countries and islands to visit, a tour along this famous sea is more than just a Mediterranean vacation. The array of cultures and cuisines it has helped to nourish over thousands of years are dizzying in their variety, and its scenic beauty is on display from countless promontories. Stride can help you decide which parts of this historic sea should be at the top of your list.

Countries to Visit

Touring the Mediterranean is a broad category. There are 22 countries that can be accessed by the sea: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. It's unlikely that you'll be able to fit all of these places into one trip, so this use this page as a starting point to figure out specifically where on the Mediterranean you want to go!

Think about what you're most interested in seeing. Is your #1 desire to see peaceful, beautiful islands, and sunbathe on white sandy beaches? If so, there are still a lot of options, but Greece might be at the top of your list. Consider going to the Eastern Mediterranean to explore the villages in Mykonos and eat delicious food in Santorini.

Are you interested in immersing yourself in a totally different culture, and gaining some new historical knowledge? If that's the case, maybe you're more interested in archaeological sites, and want to visit Israel or Turkey. Many Mediterranean tours of Turkey will let you see ancient buildings and churches, explore artifacts from all around the region in museums, and relax at beautiful beaches.

Whatever you decide you're most interested in, Stride will help you compare the options. Feel free to filter by country and activities to find your perfect trip. 

Greek Island Cruises

One of the most best ways to tour the Mediterranean is to island hop between all of Greece’s many spots. The short distances between islands, remarkable variety in landscape, but consistently beautiful beaches make cruises well worth their while.It is increasingly popular to take a small cruise ship between the Greek isles.

Because of how calm the Aegean sea is, small ship cruise is a great option. There are many benefits to going on a smaller cruise boat, including the ability to visit more secluded harbors, a more individualized experience, and the fact that you won’t have to memorize a map to get back to your room. On a smaller boat, you will actually feel like you’re on a ship, and closer to the sights and water you’re paying to visit.

Taking a cruise is also the best way to visit some of the smaller, off the beaten path islands; it’s the best because it is the only way. Many of Greece’s most exclusive island take hours to reach by ferry, but are easily accessible by cruise. For example, prime vacations destinations like Zakynthos, Koufonisi, and Vidos.

Mediterranean Cruise Packages

The 5 night Mediterranean Magic Cruise might be a good pick for you. These shorter ones tend to have a jam packed itinerary to maximize what you see. If you're looking for a longer cruise, consider trips such as the 13 day Best of South Italy cruise. The advantage of longer cruises are a few "sea days" are often built in between ports to allow you to relax on the ship in between all the sightseeing on land.

Food and the Mediterranean Diet

Food along the Mediterranean sea is traditionally known for being fresh, delicious, and light, and has inspired the world health trend of the “Mediterranean Diet.” Although the two are not the same thing -- not all Mediterranean cuisine could be considered dietary -- one of the reasons the Mediterranean Diet has become so popular is because it is healthy and delicious.

Food on the Mediterranean is heavily based on olives and olive oil, grapes, various vegetables including garbanzo beans and tomatoes, fresh fruit, and grains and pasta. In the “Mediterranean Diet,” red meat is replaced with fish, shellfish, or poultry, though in actual Mediterranean cuisine there is often a lot of lamb. One staple of both the Mediterranean diet and actual Mediterranean fare is the staple glass of wine (hey, it has antioxidants!) that goes along with your meal.

If reading this section is making you drool, maybe it's time to book a culinary tour on the Mediterranean

Transportation

Many popular tourist cities can be reached easily be train or bus. If you'll be staying in Nice but want to see other surrounding cities, you can hop on the train to see Marseille or Eze for an easy day trip. If you're in staying by the Aegean Sea, taking a ferry might be easiest to get around. A little research ahead of time can save you time as well as money. Public transportation is fairly affordable in Europe and is usually a more practical option over a cab.


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