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11 Days / 10 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 - Delphi / Kalambaka (B,D)
After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in 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 crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 - Meteora / Athens (B)

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco's list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens.

Day 04 - City tour / on cruise (B,D)
The morning 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. After some free time to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, you will be transferred to the port of Lavrio to embark on the Celestyal Cruises cruise ship for your 7 night "Euphoric Aegean" cruise.

Day 05 - Santorini / on cruise (AI)
Arrival at the unique island of Santorini early in the morning. During your included tour, you will visit the village of Profitis Ilias and the most popular village of Santorini, Oia, with its stunning views to the caldera and the volcano.

Day 06 - Izmir / on cruise(AI)
Arrival in Izmir in the morning and depart for our included excursion to ancient Ephesus. Re-embark in the afternoon.

Day 07 - Nafplion / on cruise (AI)
In the morning you will be arriving at picturesque Nafplion. You will have the whole day to explore the beautiful town dominated by Palamidi castle with stunning views to the fortified islet of Bourtzi or join optional excursions to explore the Argolic plain with Mycenae and Epidaurus.

Day 08 - Crete / on cruise (AI)
Arrival at the port of Chania in the morning. Today you will be exploring Crete during your included excursion.

Day 09 - Rhodes / on cruise (AI)

Arrival in Rhodes early in the morning. During our included "Medieval" tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes’ old town).

Day 10 - Cesme, Mykonos / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Cesme in the morning. Explore the town, go for some shopping, or choose to spend the morning at the beach. In the afternoon we will be sailing to Mykonos, where we will stay until early morning hours. Use the included shuttle buses to live the bustling night-life of the island that attracts the international "jet-set".

Day 11 - Lavrion / Departure(B)
Arrival at Lavrion port 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 Tuesday from April 11th until June 20th, and from August 29th until October 17th        
Standard Class        
Inside Cabin Type IA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
April 11,18,25 $3,250 $4,275 $3,100        
May 2,9,16,23,30 $3,400 $4,495 $3,235        
June 6,13,20 $3,400 $4,495 $3,235        
Aug 29 $3,400 $4,495 $3,235        
September 5,12,19,26 $3,490 $4,635 $3,330        
Oct 03 $3,490 $4,635 $3,330        
October 10,17 $3,250 $4,275 $3,100        
       
First Class        
With Inside Cabin Type IA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
April 11,18,25 $3,300 $4,405 $3,140        
May 2,9,16,23,30 $3,465 $4,655 $3,285        
June 6,13,20 $3,465 $4,655 $3,285        
August 29 $3,425 $4,575 $3,255        
September 5,12,19,26 $3,555 $4,790 $3,380        
October 3 $3,555 $4,790 $3,380        
October 10,17 $3,325 $4,440 $3,155        
       
Deluxe Class        
With Outside Cabin Type XA        
For Period DBL SGL TRP        
April 11,18,25 $3,915 $5,335 $3,555        
May 2,9,16,23,30 $4,050 $5,560 $3,680        
June 6,13,20 $4,050 $5,560 $3,680        
August 29 $4,010 $5,480 $3,650        
September 5,12,19,26 $4,145 $5,710 $3,780        
October 3 $4,145 $5,710 $3,780        
October 10,17 $3,950 $5,420 $3,585        
       
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)
                 
  Kalambaka              
  Hotel Orfea or Hotel Antoniadis(S)
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (F, D)
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 2-day Delphi-Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The 8-days/7-nights cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey, with all meals, drinks package, and the four 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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