Ancient Lands Moderate 2014

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The Oldest Olympic StadiumRhodes Old TownOia Communities on Thira
The Oldest Olympic Stadium
Rhodes Old Town
Oia Communities on Thira
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Historic Athens is the starting point for this journey into the culture of ancient lands, from the winding streets and hedonistic lifestyle of Mykonos to the pilgrims of Patmos and the buzzing Turkish port town of Kusadasi.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Overnight flight to Athens.

  • Day 2


    Welcome to Athens! Transfer to your hotel on arrival, then take time to explore this lively city or simply relax at a café and watch the world go by.

    Hotel: Metropolitan

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Admire the sights of ancient Athens with your Local Expert during your morning sightseeing tour, including the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Agora where Socrates taught. A walking tour of the Acropolis allows you views of the Parthenon. Marvel at the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The rest of your day is free for you to explore or shop. This evening, maybe dine on delicious local specialities at one of the many restaurants.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4


    Board your ship at the port of Piraeus. Cruise to the glamorous island of Mykonos and spend a few hours discovering the charming town and sparkling beaches.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: IC or IB Standard Inside 2-berth cabin

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    Arrive early at the bustling port of Kusadasi in Turkey – where there is time to take an optional experience to Ephesus. Your cruise continues to Patmos, with an optional experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 6


    Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an optional experience to visit Lindos, featuring an acropolis with stunning coastal views.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 7


    Wake up in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Spend a few hours exploring the port town before continuing your cruise to Santorini, a spectacular volcanic island featuring beautiful cliff-top villages with incredible views of the caldera. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock just to see the sunset!

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 8


    Dock this morning in Athens and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Spend the rest of your day relaxing, sightseeing or shopping for souvenirs.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Metropolitan

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a remarkable journey and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Expert in Athens.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Athens.
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port off Kusadasi, the idyllic island of Patmos, the medieval old town of Rhodes, the port town of Heraklion and the cliff top town of Fira on Santorini.
  • View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini.
  • See Hadrian’s Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens.


  • 7 breakfasts (including 3 hot buffets and 4 cruise breakfasts).
  • 4 cruise lunches.
  • 4 cruise dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.

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  • Hotels are subject to change.
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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