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Highlights of Greece with 3 Day Aegean Cruise

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Travel back to a time of legends, gods and philosophers, as you journey from the ancient city of Athens to Crete, passing the Sacred Way at Delphi, mythical hilltop monasteries and the vibrant Aegean ports of Mykonos, Kusadasi and Santorini.

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    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Triple cabins: are available on this trip.
    • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances.
    • Port Taxes: The pricing on our website includes Port Taxes, tips and fuel surcharges and is accurate as of July 2017.
    • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 12 noon.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • †Price is per person, twin share based on Moderate Cabin Category.
    • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Departure date

    Athens, Greece

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
      • Triple cabins: are available on this trip.
      • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances.
      • Port Taxes: The pricing on our website includes Port Taxes, tips and fuel surcharges and is accurate as of July 2017.
      • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 12 noon.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • †Price is per person, twin share based on Moderate Cabin Category.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Travel back to a time of legends, gods and philosophers, as you journey from the ancient city of Athens to Crete, passing the Sacred Way at Delphi, mythical hilltop monasteries and the vibrant Aegean ports of Mykonos, Kusadasi and Santorini.


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      Trip code: HIGR

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 7 Buffet Breakfast

      • 3 Cruise lunches

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Delphi, Greece
        • Athens
          Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch

        • Crete
          Spend time in the port town of Heraklion

        • Delphi
          Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist

        • Kusadasi
          Visit the thriving Turkish port town

        • Meteora
          Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist

        • Mykonos
          Spend the evening exploring this lively island

        • Patmos
          Explore this idyllic island

        • Santorini
          Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 Buffet Breakfast

        • 3 Cruise lunches

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Greece with 3 Day Aegean Cruise

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Athens

      Welcome to Athens. You are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. After check-in spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the city. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting this evening.

      Hotel
      Zafolia/President

      2. Athens Sightseeing – Delphi

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour of Athens starting with a visit to the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is considered to be the most important building to survive from Classical Greece. View the Panathinaiko Olympic stadium, the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a host of other famous sites including the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This afternoon leave Athens and travel north towards the stunning region of Mt. Parnassos for your overnight stay in Delphi.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Nafsika Palace/Nidimos

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri

      Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

      Adult Price: €50.00

      3. Delphi Sightseeing – Kalambaka

      Meet your Local Specialist this morning to tour Delphi and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. Drive this afternoon to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defense by King Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. Arrive later in Kalambaka, where you dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Famissi Eden/Aeton Melathron

      4. Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      Travel to this morning to Meteora and visit one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, built on sandstone rocks above the town, with your Local Specialist. Return to Athens later.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Zafolia/President

      5. Embark 3 Night Cruise – Mykonos

      Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets before setting sail to Turkey.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Myconian Countryside tour with Hora & Little Venice

      We'll set off from Mykonos' largest town Chora with our local expert and stop at the beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbour, then on to the small beaches of Agia Anna and Kalafatis. Afterwards we'll visit the traditional village of Ano Mera and the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in 1542. The pretty village square is a perfect spot for a short break. Returning to Chora we'll stop at Paraportiani, a famous whitewashed church complex. A few metres down we'll visit the Mykonos Folklore Museum, which is housed in an old two-storied merchant baron’s house. We'll continue towards the “Little Venice” of Mykonos, Alefkandra, with its windmills and the almost otherworldly sunsets where our trip culminates.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      6. Kusadasi – Patmos

      Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and take in the incredible ruins of Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis, on your included shore experience. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora And Grotto Of Apocalypse

      We visit Patmos a UNESCO “World Heritage Monument” and enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, a magical visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where it is said St John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation. We reach the medieval town of Hora to enjoy a leisurely walk, marvel at the views of the Monastery of St John the Evangelist, and culminate our tour at Scala the port of Patmos where we enjoy a welcoming coffee, tea or refreshment.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      7. Heraklion – Santorini

      Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete and consider joining an optional shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini, where you a have an included shore experience visit to the islands' spectacular Oia village.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization

      The ancient city of Knossos the residence of the wise King Minos and the Minotaur, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. The palace of Knossos spreads around a large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron. Walking through the apartments of Knossos Palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, and the information from your local specialist, will make you feel part of this cultural heritage.

      Adult Price: €74.00

      8. Disembark – Depart Athens

      This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to the airport.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Delphi, Greece
        • Athens
          Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch

        • Crete
          Spend time in the port town of Heraklion

        • Delphi
          Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist

        • Kusadasi
          Visit the thriving Turkish port town

        • Meteora
          Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist

        • Mykonos
          Spend the evening exploring this lively island

        • Patmos
          Explore this idyllic island

        • Santorini
          Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 Buffet Breakfast

        • 3 Cruise lunches

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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