Best of Greece with 3 Day Aegean Cruise Premier

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Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
    • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
    • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
    • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora

What's this trip about?

    Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAthens
End CityAthens

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Turkey

Attractions

  • Athens
  • Delphi
  • Olympia

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which y...

Day 2: Athens Sightseeing

Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll have an opportunity to explore the ...

Day 3: Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue ...

Day 4: Nafplion – Olympia

We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unf...

Day 5: Olympia – Patras – Delphi

We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight. Buffet Breakfast

Day 6: Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortal...

Day 7: Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us...

Day 8: Embark – Mykonos

We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos where we have the evening free to explore its labyrinthine cobblestone lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos

Today's choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus, or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its wine tradition. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation ...

Day 10: Heraklion – Santorini

We arrive in Heraklion this morning and have the opportunity to explore Crete's Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Continuing to the Cycladic island of Santorini with its enchanting clifftop towns we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience passing quaint villages and vineyards en route to spellbinding Oia. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Disembark – Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel. Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Depart Athens

Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply. Flight restriction of 11:00am return from ATH. Buffet Breakfast

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Last Updated: 10/8/2018

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Meals Included
  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • 3 cruise lunches
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights
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