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Ancient Lands Moderate

8 Days 2 Countries 4 Cities

Discover Greece and Turkey's ancient towns and islands on this Cruise, Rail and Combinations trip.

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About this trip

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.

Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

Trip code: ATLM

7 Nights


15 Meals
  • 7 breakfasts.

  • 4 cruise lunches.

  • 4 cruise dinners.

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Ancient Lands Moderate

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

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.

2. Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

Admire the sights of ancient Athens with your Local Specialist 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.

Buffet Breakfast

3. Embark – Mykonos

Board your ship and cruise to the glamorous island of Mykonos and spend a few hours discovering the charming town and enjoy the sunset over little Venice.

Buffet Breakfast

4. Kusadasi – Patmos

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.

Buffet Breakfast

5. Rhodes

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

Buffet Breakfast

6. Heraklion – Santorini

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. and maybe sample a glass of the local vinsanto wine.

Buffet Breakfast

7. Disembark – Athens

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

Buffet Breakfast

8. Depart Athens

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

Buffet Breakfast

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What's Included

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    • City tour in Athens

    • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port of 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

What's Included


    • 7 breakfasts.

    • 4 cruise lunches.

    • 4 cruise dinners.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

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    Service rating : I love Trafalgar tours! The Local Specialists as well as the tour guides on the optional excursions that we chose were excellent, especially Konstantin (Athens city tour and Acropolis/Parthenon). However, we found the staff at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens to be not very

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    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.
    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Moderate: Ref ATLM includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATLS includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Premier: Ref ATLL includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATLP includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XE Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
    • Share Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions in the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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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