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14 Days / 13 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, and 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 / Kalambaka (B,D)
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 crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.

Day 06 - 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 07 - At leisure / Athens (B)
The day will be at leisure for you to relax, enjoy the facilities of your hotel, and explore more of Athens on your own. You can optionally choose to take an afternoon tour visiting Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon.

Day 08 - Saronic gulf islands – Aegina, Poros, Hydra / Athens (B)
Early breakfast and transfer to the port for a day cruise to the Saronic gulf islands. First stop will be Hydra. A picturesque little "vehicle free" island, well-known to the international jet-set. Take a donkey ride, explore the little cobble-stoned streets and visit the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, is the island of Poros with its clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last comes Aegina, a weekend retreat for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to the temple of Afea. Make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. A buffet lunch will be served on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances! Return transfer to our hotel.

Day 09 - Athens – Mykonos / on cruise (AI)
Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos in the afternoon. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening.

Day 10 - Kusadasi – Patmos / on cruise (AI)
Early in the morning you will be arriving at the port of Kusadasi. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to "Ancient Ephesus through the Ages". Around mid-day, the ship will set sail again for a short trip to Patmos. Do no miss the optional excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse.

Day 11 - Rhodes / on cruise (AI)
Arrival in Rhodes early 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.

Day 12 - Heraklion – Santorini / Santorini (AI)
Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Possibility of an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. In the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini, where we will disembark and transfer to our hotel.

Day 13 - At leisure / Santorini (B)
At leisure to explore the magical island of Santorini. Discover Fira & Oia with the breathtaking views to the volcano, and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Aegean. Explore the unique black-sanded beaches or take a boat tour to the islands of the caldera.

Day 14 - Departure (B)
Morning at leisure until the time to transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight, connecting with your international return flight home.

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2019              
Departure dates:              
  Every Sunday from March 10th until November 3rd, except 24/03, 21/04              
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IA          
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL            
  March 10, 17. $3,170 $4,435 $2,975            
  March 31. $3,370 $4,740 $3,170            
  April 7, 14. $3,370 $4,740 $3,170            
  April 28. $3,610 $5,090 $3,345            
  May 5,12,19. $3,610 $5,090 $3,345            
  May 26. $3,680 $5,220 $3,405            
  June 2,9,16,23,30 $3,680 $5,220 $3,405            
  July 7,14,21,28, $3,715 $5,290 $3,430            
  August 4,11,18 $3,715 $5,290 $3,430            
  August 25, $3,840 $5,410 $3,505            
  September 1,8,15,22 $3,840 $5,410 $3,505            
  September 29, $3,585 $5,035 $3,320            
  October 6,13,20   $3,585 $5,035 $3,320            
  October 27.   $3,330 $4,630 $3,125            
  November 3.   $3,165 $4,420 $2,975            
                       
      With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XA          
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL            
  March 10, 17.   $3,855 $5,555 $3,510            
  March 31,   $4,100 $5,900 $3,720            
  April 7,14   $4,100 $5,900 $3,720            
  April 28.   $4,505 $6,615 $4,005            
  May 5,12,19.   $4,505 $6,615 $4,005            
  May 26.   $4,650 $6,880 $4,115            
  June 2,9,16,23   $4,650 $6,880 $4,115            
  June 30,   $4,720 $7,025 $4,170            
  July 7,14,21,28   $4,720 $7,025 $4,170            
  August 4,11,18   $4,720 $7,025 $4,170            
  August 25,   $4,845 $7,140 $4,245            
  September 1,8,15,22   $4,845 $7,140 $4,245            
  September 29,   $4,510 $6,620 $4,010            
  October 6,   $4,510 $6,620 $4,010            
  October 13,20   $4,370 $6,325 $3,905            
  October 27.   $4,085 $5,885 $3,715            
  November 3.   $3,900 $5,625 $3,550            
                       
  *For the departure of 28/04 there will be NO VISIT to the site and the museum of ancient Olympia.      
       
  *For the departures of 10/03, 17/03, 27/10, 03/11, the 4-day SIC classical Greece tour      
   will depart on day 02, and the city tour will be operated on Day 06 after the tour.      
       
  *For departures within the Greek Orthodox Easter week, please ask as itineraries      
  may not be available or maybe altered.      
       
  Accommodation:      
                       
  Athens                    
  Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe or similar      
                       
  Olympia                    
  Hotel Arty Grand or Hotel Europa or similar      
                       
  Delphi                    
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Apollonia or similar      
                       
  Kalambaka                    
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani or similar      
                       
  Santorini                    
  Hotel Splendour, Hotel El Greco, Hotel Santorini Palace, Hotel Aphrodite Venus, Hotel Acqua Vatos, Hotel Albatros, Hotel Theoxenia, Hotel Orizontes, Hotel Rose Bay or similar      
 
       
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 5 nights in Athens  and 2 nights in Santorini.
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 4-day classical Greece & Meteora tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The day cruise tour to Aegina, Poros and Hydra including lunch on board
  • The 4-days/3-nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, 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 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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