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Ancient Lands Premier

8 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

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

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    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
    • Moderate: Ref ATLM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATLS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Premier: Ref ATLL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATLP Cat. XF 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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    Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece

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    i Flights available

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
      • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
      • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
      • Moderate: Ref ATLM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATLS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Premier: Ref ATLL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATLP Cat. XF 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.
      • 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

      Trace the splendour of great ancient empires, criss-crossing the Aegean Sea from the land of gods and goddesses to the sun-drenched seaside villages of the Cyclades islands. Take a walking tour of the Acropolis, enjoy sundowner views over Little Venice in Mykonos, and soak up the laid-back island vibes of Crete and Santorini.


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      Trip code: ATLL

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 4 cruise lunches

      • 4 cruise dinners

      On-trip Transport

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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 white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini

        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 4 cruise lunches

        • 4 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

      Embark – Mykonos

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      Day 4

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos

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      Rhodes – At Sea

      Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

      Day 6

      Heraklion – Santorini

      Athens, Greece

      Day 7

      Disembark – Athens

      Athens, Greece

      Day 8

      Depart Athens

      Day 1

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

      Your fascinating exploration of an ancient land begins in the vibrant city of Athens. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel before spending the rest of your day discovering the Athenian's zest for life and their characteristic xenia.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

        Hotel

        Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

        Meals

          Optional Experiences

          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 1

          Day 2

          Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

          Join a Local Specialist today to uncover the treasures of ancient Athens. Our morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Royal Palace, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and the Agora where Socrates once questioned ancient Athenians' understanding of the meaning of life. We'll enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Acropolis with views of the Parthenon and marvel at the stadium built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Spend the rest of the day embracing the energy of Athens. Ramble up the cobblestone lanes of Plaka, see the archaeological treasures of ancient Greece or indulge in a feast of Greek souvlaki or gyro at a traditional taverna, with a bit of opa thrown in for good measure.

          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.

          Adult Price: €40.00

          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 2

          Day 3

          Embark – Mykonos Day 3 - Embark – Mykonos

          We leave Athens this morning, sailing through the azure waters of the Aegean en route to Mykonos with its iconic windmills that greet visitors as they arrive in its beautiful bay. Spend your day getting lost in its labyrinthine cobblestone lanes lined by white-washed houses and bougainvillea.

          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 3

          Day 4

          Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos Day 4 - Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos

          This morning, choose between visiting the bustling port of Kusadasi in Turkey for a Complimentary Shore Experience to explore ancient Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its viticulture. Later, we cruise to Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John, whose Cave of the Apocalypse you may choose to visit on a Shore Experience.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Patmos Countryside Tour with Hora And Grotto Of Apocalypse

          We visit Patmos a UNESCO “World Heritage Monument” and enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the island, a magical visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse, where it is said St John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation. We reach the medieval town of Hora to enjoy a leisurely walk, marvel at the views of the Monastery of St John the Evangelist, and culminate our tour at Scala the port of Patmos where we enjoy a welcoming coffee, tea or refreshment.

          Adult Price: €67.00

          Day 4

          Day 5

          Rhodes – At Sea Day 5 - Rhodes – At Sea

          Walk in the footsteps of the religious knights who once conquered the island of Rhodes and explore the fascinating medieval Old Town with its thick stone walls, gates and cobblestone lanes. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to Lindos and its centuries-old acropolis that overlooks the town's labyrinthine white-washed alleyways and picturesque bay beyond.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Medieval tour - Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

          Lindos, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the city of Rhodes, is known for its clifftop acropolis. Here we'll find the ancient Temple of Athena, built in 300 B.C. and erected on the location of an older monument. The ancient city-state of Lindos was for many centuries the most important on the island, reaching its heyday in the 6th century B.C. At the ancient city of Rhodes, we'll go through D’Amboise Gate to walk on the Street of the Knights where we'll find Knight's residences separated according to Order, which still bear their corresponding crests.

          Adult Price: €74.00

          Day 5

          Day 6

          Heraklion – Santorini Day 6 - Heraklion – Santorini

          Sailing overnight, we arrive in Heraklion on the island of Crete where you could enjoy a fascinating encounter with centuries-old Minoan culture at the Palace of Knossos. We continue to Santorini where we will enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the stunning clifftop village of Oia, passing quaint villages and vineyards along the way.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast
          • Lunch
          • Dinner

          Optional Experiences

          Spectacular Oia Village Perched On The Caldera Rim

          Our drive through the crescent shaped island offers unsurpassable views of the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni. Our route takes us through Fira, the islands capital, past small traditional settlements of Firostefani and Imerovigli arriving at the beautiful and romantic village of Oia.Iconic Cycladic architecture of white washed houses, blue domed churches and blue shutters, buildings that look like they are trickling down the islands’ cliffs await. Time at leisure in spectacular Oia, to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the gorgeous shops, find and capture perfect pictures moments. After our time at leisure, we return to the ship.

          Adult Price: €70.00

          Day 6

          Day 7

          Disembark – Athens Day 7 - Disembark – Athens

          We return to Athens this morning to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Spend the day exploring the city's art and architecture that span centuries, shopping in quaint Kolonaki or people-watching over strong Greek coffee in Syntagma Square.

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Hotel

          Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 7

          Day 8

          Depart Athens Day 8 - Depart Athens

          Our epic adventure through ancient lands has come to an end. We say a fond farewell to newfound friends before catching a transfer to the airport for your return flight.

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Meals

          • Buffet Breakfast

          Day 8

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            • City tour in Athens

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

            • View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini

            • 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


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          Dining

            • 7 buffet breakfasts

            • 4 cruise lunches

            • 4 cruise dinners


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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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