12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

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3 Athens, 1 Olympia, 1 Delphi, 1 Kalambaka, 4 Cruise
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Explore the Acropolis, an ancient architectural masterpiece Visit the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum housing ancient relics from the Acropolis Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi Take a walking tour of the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and view the Palace of the Knights Tour the Minoan palace of Knossos, with its awe-inspiring Throne Room and beautiful frescoes †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

What's this trip about?

    3 Athens, 1 Olympia, 1 Delphi, 1 Kalambaka, 4 Cruise

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Acropolis
  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Crete
  • Delphi
  • Ephesus
  • Kusadasi
  • Meteora
  • Olympia
  • Rhodes

Trip includes

    • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 10 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens 1 night Olympia 1 night Delphi 1 night Kalambaka 4 nights Celestyal Cruise Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage & cruise gratuities All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners Unlimited drink package on board the cruise Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-8) Entrance fees per itinerary

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a light dinner Overnight: Athens Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the anci...
DAY 4, Thursday - Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the mighty Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the Acropolis of Mycenae and the Tomb of Atreus, built around 1250 B.C. From he...
DAY 5, Friday - Tour the Olympia Archaeological Site
Morning visit to the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, and the ancient stadium where the Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. Visit a local store, where you will have a chance to taste local olive oil and spices. Then, drive n...
DAY 6, Saturday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most significant places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirationa...
DAY 7, Sunday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Admire the exquisite specimens of Byzantine art and the panoramic vistas over the Peneios Valley. St...
DAY 8, Monday - Embark Cruise, Arrive in Mykonos
Morning arrival at the pier for embarkation. Set sail at 11:30 AM, and sit back as you take in the spectacular scenery of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean. Arrive at 6 PM in the ultra-popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, ico...
DAY 9, Tuesday - Arrive in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Evening in Patmos
Today, arrive at 7:30 AM in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historical and religious sites, including ancient Ephesus, one of the most exquisite cities in antiquity. Tour the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus, home to the Lib...
DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Rhodes
View the magnificent panorama as the ship arrives at 7 AM in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Drive along the coastline to the tiny town of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses nestled on the hillside overlooking the crystal sapphire waters of the bay. Tour ...
DAY 11, Thursday - Arrive in Crete, Evening in Santorini
At 7 AM, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Crete's remarkable history is highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Here, the mountain ...
DAY 12, Friday - Depart Greece
Disembark at 7 AM and transfer to the airport in Athens for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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