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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, 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 at 18:00. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening.

Day 07. Samos or Kusadasi - Patmos / on cruise (AI)
Early in the morning you will be arriving at the island of Samos. Those who do not wish to continue to Turkey, will be able to disembark in Samos and follow the included excursion “Panoramic Samos". The cruise ship will continue and arrive in Kusadasi. Those who chose to stay onboard will depart for the included excursion “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages". In the afternoon, and after a short stop in Samos, the ship will arrive in Patmos with 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. You will have a full day in Rhodes and you will be able to explore the Acropolis of Lindos and the Medieval citadel of the Knights (Rhodes old town) during your included shore excursion.

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. In the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. You can explore the magnificent town of Fira with the stunning views to the volcano on your own, or follow and optional shore excursion to "Spectacular Oia 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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2018      
Departure dates:      
Every Wednesday from April 4th until October 17th      
     
    With Inside Standard Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  Apr 04 $2,330 $3,375 $2,150      
  April 11, 18, 25 $2,355 $3,425 $2,165      
  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,425 $3,495 $2,230      
  June 6, 13, 20, 27 $2,425 $3,495 $2,230      
  July 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,425 $3,495 $2,230      
  August 1, 8, 15, 22 $2,425 $3,495 $2,230      
  Aug 29 $2,480 $3,550 $2,285      
  September 5, 12, 19, 26 $2,480 $3,550 $2,285      
  October 3, 10, 17 $2,355 $3,425 $2,165      
       
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  Apr 04 $2,485 $3,650 $2,290      
  April 11, 18, 25 $2,500 $3,675 $2,300      
  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,610 $3,835 $2,400      
  June 6, 13, 20, 27 $2,610 $3,835 $2,400      
  July 4, 11, 18, 25 $2,540 $3,695 $2,350      
  August 1, 8, 15, 22 $2,540 $3,695 $2,350      
  Aug 29 $2,670 $3,890 $2,455      
  September 5, 12, 19, 26 $2,670 $3,890 $2,455      
  October 3, 10, 17 $2,545 $3,760 $2,335      
       
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XB      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  April 04, 11, 18, 25 $2,940 $4,245 $2,605      
  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $3,130 $4,510 $2,750      
  June 6, 13, 20, 27 $3,130 $4,510 $2,750      
  July 4, 11, 18, 25 $3,110 $4,470 $2,740      
  August 1, 8, 15, 22 $3,080 $4,410 $2,720      
  Aug 29 $3,195 $4,575 $2,820      
  September 5, 12, 19, 26 $3,195 $4,575 $2,820      
  October 3, 10, 17 $3,015 $4,395 $2,660      
       
  Accomotions:      
               
  Athens      
  Hotel Crystal City, Hotel Golden City, Hotel Oscar, Hotel Achilleas, Hotel Arion, Hotel Stanley, Hotel Best Western Candia Or Similar (STD)
  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 Orfeas & Hotel Antoniadis Or Similar (STD)
  Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani Or Similar (FC & DLX)  
               
  Cruise            
  Celestyal Crystal & Celestyal Olympia 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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