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9 Days / 8 Nights

Day 01 - Arrival / Athens
Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.

Day 02 - City tour / Athens (B)
The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street.

Day 03 - Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 - Olympia / Delphi (B,D)

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Day 05 - Delphi / Athens (B)
Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be take the road back to Athens.

Day 06 - Athens - Mykonos / on cruise (AI)
Breakfast and transfer to Lavrion port to embark the «Celestyal cruises» cruise ship for the three night «Idyllic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos at 18:00. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos.

Day 07 - Kusadasi - Samos / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Kusadasi early in the morning and depart for your included excursion to ancient Ephesus, and the covered bazaar in Kusadasi. In the afternoon, the ship will arrive in Samos. During your included tour, you will explore the island of Pythagoras, starting from Vathy with a winery visit, a scenic drive and the village of Kokkari.

Day 08 - Milos / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in the morning at the unique island of Milos. Spend the day exploring the magnificent island with the unique morphology and the unparalleled beaches.

Day 09 - Piraeus / Departure (B)
Arrival at the port of Piraeus early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure.

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2017      
Departure dates:      
Every Sunday from June 25th until August 20th      
Standard Class      
Inside Cabin Type IA      
For Period DBL SGL TRP      
June 25 $2,195 $2,975 $2,030      
July 2,9,16,23,30 $2,195 $2,975 $2,030      
August 6,13,20 $2,195 $2,975 $2,030      
     
First Class      
Inside Cabin Type IA      
For Period DBL SGL TRP      
June 25 $2,390 $3,345 $2,200      
July 2,9,16,23,30 $2,330 $3,225 $2,155      
August 6,13,20 $2,330 $3,225 $2,155      
     
Deluxe Class      
Outside Cabin Type XA      
For Period DBL SGL TRP      
June 25 $2,660 $3,795 $2,385      
July 2,9,16,23,30 $3,090 $3,685 $2,345      
August 6,13,20 $3,090 $3,685 $2,345      
     
Hotels:      
     
Athens      
Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Best Western Museum, Hotel Best Western Pythagorion, Hotel Best Western Candia or similar (S)
Hotel Titania Hotel Parthenon Hotel Zafolia Hotel Golden Age Hotel Alexandros(F)
Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Divani Caravel, Hotel Metropolitan, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand (D)
               
  Olympia            
  Hotel Antonios or Similar (S)
  Hotel Arty Grand, Hotel Europa or similar(F, D)
               
  Delphi            
  Hotel Hermes, Hotel Olympic or Similar(S)
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Apollonia(F, D)
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, and the two above mentioned shore excursions included.
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services
Exclusions:
  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals (cruise includes «blue» drink package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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