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Jewels of Greece & Idyllic Aegean (With 7-Nights Cruise)
11 Days

ITINERARY

11 Days: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, Piraeus

Tour Overview
This tour is aptly named as you will be visiting some of the Jewels of Greece by land as well as cruising for 7 nights through the idyllic Aegean Sea. Visit Delphi and Meteora as well as exploring the capital, Athens. Your 7-night cruise makes stops in Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Milos and Mykonos.

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

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). In the afternoon, and after a short break for lunch (not included) we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 03 – Meteora / Athens

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. (B)


Day 04 – City tour / on cruise

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, and 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 to embark on “Celestyal Cruises” for your 7-night “Idyllic Aegean” cruise. (BD)


Day 05 – Kusadasi / on cruise

In the morning you will be arriving at port of Kusadasi in Turkey. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. The whole day will be spent in Kusadasi until late afternoon that the ship will set sail to Rhodes. (BLD)


Day 06 – Rhodes / on cruise

Arrival in Rhodes in the morning where the ship will be docked for the whole day. During your included “Medieval” tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes’ old town). Return on board of the evening. (BLD)


Day 07 – Crete / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning where we will stay the entire day until midnight. During your included shore excursion to the Palace of Knossos you will have the opportunity to learn all about the Minoan civilization and the legendary Minotaur. (BLD)


Day 08 – Santorini / on cruise

This morning we will be arriving at most famous island of the Aegean, Santorini. The ship will be staying here for the whole day until past midnight giving you the opportunity to explore the amazing beauties of this island and its life. You may opt for an optional shore excursion to “Oia perched on the Caldera rim”, but you will also have plenty of time to explore other sites of this amazing island and the volcano, either on your own or by joining other optional excursions. (BLD)


Day 08 & 09 – Milos, Mykonos / on cruise

In the morning we will approach at the unique island of Milos. Spend your morning exploring the magnificent island with the unique morphology and the unparalleled beaches. Early in the afternoon we continue our adventure to Mykonos. We will arrive early in the evening and you will have the whole night to explore the bustling night-life of the favorite island of the international “jetset”. The following day, will also be available for you to explore the beaches of this unique island or follow an optional excursion to the sacred island of Delos. In the evening we will set sail for the return journey to Athens. (BLD)


Day 11 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021 With Inside First Class Cabin Type IA With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XA
Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL DBL SGL TPL
May 12 - May 22 3755 4930 3600 4400 5845 4055
May 19 - May 29 3755 4930 3600 4400 5845 4055
May 26 - Jun 05 3755 4930 3600 4400 5845 4055
Jun 02 - Jun 12 4135 5425 3855 4760 6315 4295
Jun 09 - Jun 19 4135 5425 3855 4760 6315 4295
Jun 16 - Jun 26 4135 5425 3855 4760 6315 4295
Jun 23 - Jul 03 4135 5425 3855 4760 6315 4295
Jun 30 - Jul 10 4100 5370 3835 4760 6315 4295
Jul 07 - Jul 17 4100 5370 3835 4760 6315 4295
Jul 14 - Jul 24 4100 5370 3835 4760 6315 4295
Jul 21 - Jul 31 4100 5370 3835 4760 6315 4295
Jul 28 - Aug 07 4100 5370 3835 4760 6315 4295
Aug 04 - Aug 14 4405 5760 4035 5060 6670 4495
Aug 11 - Aug 21 4405 5760 4035 5060 6670 4495
Aug 18 - Aug 28 4405 5760 4035 5060 6670 4495
Aug 25 - Sep 04 4405 5760 4035 5060 6670 4495
Accommodation:
Athens
Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Or Similar (FC)
Hotel NJV Athens Plaza, Hotel Radisson Blue, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Wyndham Grand Or Similar (DLX)
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani (FC & DLX)

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INCLUSIONS

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 7-nights “Idyllic Aegean” cruise, including all meals, drinks package, port & services charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the above mentioned 3 shore excursions.
  • 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 beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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