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Aegean Odyssey Premier

11 Days 2 Countries 6 Cities

Explore the capitals and coasts of Greece and Turkey on this Cruise, Rail and Combinations trip.

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    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Majesty.
    • Moderate: Ref ATOM Cat. ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATOS Cat. XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Permier: Ref ATOL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATOP Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
    • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm.
    • Shared 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.
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      • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Majesty.
      • Moderate: Ref ATOM Cat. ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATOS Cat. XA Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Permier: Ref ATOL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATOP Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
      • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
      • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
      • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 2pm.
      • Shared 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. 

      About this trip

      Greece's ancient history meets laid-back island life on this voyage from Athens and the glamorous islands of Mykonos and Santorini to Kusadasi. Relax in the turquoise waters of the Cyclades, admire the Venetian façades of Crete and tread in the footsteps of Socrates as you meander through the Agora marketplace of classical Greece.


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      10 Nights

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      23 Meals
      • 10 buffet breakfasts

      • 6 cruise lunches

      • 7 cruise dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Athens

        • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

        • View the Parthenon, the Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos

        • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Mykonos, Milos, Oia on Santorini, Heraklion, Kusadasi


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 cruise lunches

        • 7 cruise dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Athens, Greece

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing

      Mykonos, Greece

      Day 3

      Athens – Embark

      Mykonos, Greece

      Day 4

      Mykonos

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      Day 5

      Mykonos – Milos – At Sea

      Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

      Day 6

      Santorini

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      Santorini

      Heraklion, Greece

      Day 8

      Santorini – Heraklion – At Sea

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      Day 9

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – At Sea

      Athens, Greece

      Day 10

      Disembark – Athens

      Athens, Greece

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      Depart Athens

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Welcome to a land of myths and legends. Your springboard to an intoxicating holiday in the Aegean is vibrant Athens. Spend the day exploring after being transferred to your hotel.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist today for a journey into antiquity. Visit the Acropolis to see Athena's Parthenon and admire the march of the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the labyrinthine lanes of Plaka.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Cape Sounion

      Take a relaxing trip down to the southernmost tip of Mainland Greece to see the fifth century B.C Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. See if you can spot where Byron carved his initials on one of the temple’s sixteen columns. Marvel at the sheer rugged beauty of the coastline and the ancient temple perched above a 197-foot drop down to the Aegean Sea below. Stand above the site of the world’s first lighthouse, overlooking an area steeped in classical Greek history, ever since the tragic King Aegeas threw himself from the rocky precipice into the sea below, thereby giving his name to the Aegean Sea.

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      Traditional Greek Taverna Meal With Entertainment

      This is an evening excursion to a taverna in the centre of Athens. Enjoy excellent traditional Greek food in a lively atmosphere while being entertained by dances and music from all parts of the country. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included. Although the venue does have an official ending time, guests are more than welcome to stay on in the taverna, to join in with the local residents! (Casual dress)

      Adult Price: €55.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Athens – Embark Day 3 - Athens – Embark

      A full day to delve into what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation. See the city's ancient sites before boarding your cruise ship this evening to the Cyclades.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Delphi

      The slopes of Parnassus Mountain are home to Delphi, home to the Oracke and the centre of the universe for the ancient world. Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium & the Temple, as well as the museum of Delphi - home to over 10,000 artefacts, including the famous bronze Charioteer. In addition, you will also pass through the typical mountain Greek village of Arachova - famous for its cheese, matured in nearby caves, and for its flokati rugs.

      Adult Price: €100.00

      Dinner "Meze" Style in Psiri

      Enjoy a lovely dining experience at a wonderful restaurant located in the lively area of Psiri. Dining is “meze style”, giving you the opportunity to taste many Greek cuisine dishes, which are served in the centre of the table. Also enjoy the local free-flowing wine! (Casual dress)

      Adult Price: €50.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Mykonos Day 4 - Mykonos

      The characteristic windmills of idyllic Mykonos greet us this morning as we look forward to a day exploring the cobbled maze of lanes on this charming island. Stroll past the white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea in search of hidden treasures, or simply relax on a sparkling beach.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Myconian Countryside tour with Hora & Little Venice

      We'll set off from Mykonos' largest town Chora with our local expert and stop at the beach of Ornos, a picturesque fishing harbour, then on to the small beaches of Agia Anna and Kalafatis. Afterwards we'll visit the traditional village of Ano Mera and the monastery of Panagia Tourliani, founded in 1542. The pretty village square is a perfect spot for a short break. Returning to Chora we'll stop at Paraportiani, a famous whitewashed church complex. A few metres down we'll visit the Mykonos Folklore Museum, which is housed in an old two-storied merchant baron’s house. We'll continue towards the “Little Venice” of Mykonos, Alefkandra, with its windmills and the almost otherworldly sunsets where our trip culminates.

      Adult Price: €67.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Mykonos – Milos – At Sea Day 5 - Mykonos – Milos – At Sea

      Spend time in the former home of the famous Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouth-watering watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters of one of its many beaches.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Step Back in Time

      Step back in time with us on the incredible volcanic island of Milos, one of the most beautiful places on earth. A short drive takes us to Sarakiniko, an inlet of pure white almost lunar stone. This startlingly otherworldly spot is one of the island’s many wonders and one of the most photographed places in the Cyclades. We'll continue along the dramatic coastline to the cobblestone streets and alleys of Plaka, a classic Cycladic village of white stone houses and bougainvillea flowers. Then, it's off to the ruins of ancient Melos and its Roman amphitheater, which is cut into a rocky slope near the ancient agora. Finally, we'll visit the award-winning Mining Museum to understand how the rich geology of Milos shaped the island’s history.

      Adult Price: €74.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Santorini Day 6 - Santorini

      Indulge in the laid-back island life of Santorini for the next two days. Enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the sun-kissed clifftop village of Oia meandering past charming villages and vineyards set against the backdrop of Santorini's magnificent caldera. We return to our ship this evening where we will stay overnight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Santorini Day 7 - Santorini

      Enjoy another full day at leisure on Santorini to explore further or sit back and watch the spellbinding allure of the Aegean unfold.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Ancient Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion

      Join us for a fantastic tour of the ancient city of Mycenae, a fortified Bronze Age palace that played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture – both Mycenae and nearby Tiryns are linked to The Iliad and The Odyssey and are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Then we depart for incredible Epidaurus, famed for its spectacular theater, the most beautiful and best-preserved of all of the ancient theaters in Greece. Epidaurus is also known throughout the Hellenistic world for its Sanctuary, a therapeutic and religious center dedicated to Asklepios. Finally, we'll return to Nafplion, where you’ll have free time to shop and stroll before returning to the ship.

      Adult Price: €98.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Santorini – Heraklion – At Sea Day 8 - Santorini – Heraklion – At Sea

      We sail to the island of Crete this morning and spend the afternoon exploring Heraklion - its fascinating late Bronze Age heritage is on full display at the Palace of Knossos which you may choose to explore on an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Minoan Palace of Knossos - 1st European Civilization

      The ancient city of Knossos the residence of the wise King Minos and the Minotaur, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. The palace of Knossos spreads around a large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron. Walking through the apartments of Knossos Palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, and the information from your local specialist, will make you feel part of this cultural heritage.

      Adult Price: €74.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – At Sea Day 9 - Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – At Sea

      Your choice of sightseeing could see you stop in the Turkish port city of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Pythagoras Island / Culture, Scenery, Winery

      Adult Price: €67.00

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Disembark – Athens Day 10 - Disembark – Athens

      This morning, disembark in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you please.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Depart Athens Day 11 - Depart Athens

      Say goodbye to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

      Meals

      Meals

      Day 11

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        • City tour in Athens

        • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

        • View the Parthenon, the Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos

        • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Mykonos, Milos, Oia on Santorini, Heraklion, Kusadasi


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      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 6 cruise lunches

        • 7 cruise dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


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