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10 Days / 9 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). 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.

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 / 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 05 - At leisure / Athens (B)
Day at leisure to explore more of Athens on your own, or follow an optional excursion to Cape Sounion or Argolis.

Day 06 - 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 07 - 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 08 - 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 09 - Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise (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. You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town or follow an optional excursion to "Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim".

Day 10 - Piraeus / Departure (B)

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

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2019      
Departure dates:      
Every Wednesday from April 3rd until October 23rd.      
     
       
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IA      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 3,10,17,24 $2,365 $3,310 $2,200      
  May 1,8,15,22,29 $2,570 $3,590 $2,340      
  June 5,12,19,26 $2,570 $3,590 $2,340      
  July 3,10,17,24,31 $2,520 $3,495 $2,305      
  August 7,14,21 $2,520 $3,495 $2,305      
  August 28, $2,760 $3,840 $2,470      
  September 4,11,18,25 $2,760 $3,840 $2,470      
  October 2,9,16,23 $2,570 $3,590 $2,340      
       
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XA      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 3,10,17,24 $2,845 $4,030 $2,545    
  May 1,8,15,22,29 $3,115 $4,440 $2,725    
  June 5,12,19,26 $3,115 $4,440 $2,725    
  July 3,10,17,24 $3,115 $4,440 $2,725    
  July 31. $3,070 $4,355 $2,695    
  August 7,14,21 $3,070 $4,355 $2,695    
  August 28, $3,290 $4,670 $2,845    
  September 4,11,18,25 $3,290 $4,670 $2,845    
  October 2,9,16,23 $3,115 $4,440 $2,725    
     
  Accommodation:      
               
  Athens      
  Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe or similar
         
  Kalambaka      
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Divani or similar
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on BB, 4 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)
  • The 5-days/4-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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