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Athens and Aegean Premium

8 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

Journey through Greece and Turkey's regions during this trip, stopping off in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini.

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8 Days, 2 Countries, 7 Cities

Athens and Aegean Premium

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    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Moderate: Ref ATAM includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref ATAS includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Premier: Ref ATAL includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref ATAP includes Metropolitan/Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens & Cat. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Port Taxes: The above Port Taxes include tips and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.
    • 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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  • 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).  
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About this trip

Glide through the azure Aegean sea past ancient cliff-top villages and pretty seaside towns. Shades of cerulean blue, shimmering white and fuchsia line the cobbled villages of Mykonos and Santorini's Fira. Explore the ancient high city of Athens, the picturesque suburb of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis, and Minoan myths and legends in Knossos.


Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

Trip code: ATAP

7 Nights

accommodation

13 Meals
  • 7 breakfasts

  • 3 cruise dinners

  • 3 cruise lunches

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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 port town of Heraklion and the cliff-top town of Fira on Santorini


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 breakfasts

    • 3 cruise dinners

    • 3 cruise lunches


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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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Day 1

Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing

Acropolis Erechtheum, Athens, Greece

Day 3

Athens

Mykonos, Greece

Day 4

Embark – Mykonos

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Day 5

Kusadasi – Patmos

Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

Day 6

Heraklion – Santorini

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Day 7

Disembark – Athens

Acropolis Herodes Theatre, Athens, Greece

Day 8

Depart Athens

Day 1

Arrive Athens (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

Welcome to mythical Greece. On arrival in Athens transfer to your hotel. Relax and unwind then spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.

Meals

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

See the wonders of ancient Athens this morning with a Local Specialist on your guided sightseeing tour, which includes a walking tour of the Acropolis and views of the Parthenon among other sights. This afternoon, perhaps join one of our Optional Experiences and later a lively dinner in the old quarters of the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Argolis (Mycenae/Epidaurus/Corinth Canal)

Leaving Athens, first cross the Corinth Canal, separating the Peloponnese from Mainland Greece with impressive dimensions - Visit ancient Mycenae, 3500 years old and home to the Lion Gate, Royal Palace & Tomb of Agamemnon, before continuing on to the stunning precision built ancient theatre of Epidaurus, There will also be a stop at the picturesque town of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece.

Adult Price: €100.00

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

One Day Cruise - Aegina, Poros And Hydra

Depart for Flisvos harbour where you board your ship for a memorable full day cruise to the three idyllic Saronic Gulf Islands of Aegina, Hydra and Poros. Enjoy a day out on the crystal clear waters of the Aegean sea. Lunch is included on board the afternoon holds a small show to keep you entertained for the return journey.

Adult Price: €99.00

National Archaeological Museum

Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens with our local specialist to view some of the most important exhibits; see the first “computer” known to man that was discovered south of Greece and is known as the “Antikythira mechanism”, marvel at the gold burial mask of Agammemnon, or the frescoes from the lost city of “Akrotiri” in Santorini! Enjoy free time to visit more exhibits and perhaps have a coffee in the museums beautiful main courtyard.

Adult Price: €36.00

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

Athens Day 3 - Athens

Enjoy a free day in Athens, exploring ancient sites and museums, or maybe join an Optional Experience to Delphi.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Embark – Mykonos Day 4 - Embark – Mykonos

Transfer to the port and cruise to stunning Mykonos. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Kusadasi – Patmos Day 5 - Kusadasi – Patmos

Arrive early in Kusadasi in Turkey and consider an Optional Experience to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Continue your cruise to Patmos, where there is time to shop, relax on the beach or take an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

Ancient Ephesus through the ages - Hellenistic and Roman

This morning, the wonderful site of Ancient Ephesus awaits. Walk the streets visited by so many famous historical figures including Cleopatra. The local specialist brings history alive as we begin our visit at the top of Ephesus, passing by the Agora, Odeon, the original marble-paved Street of Kouretes, Trajan’s Fountain, Public Latrines, Hadrian’s Temple, culminating with the magnificent Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre, which accommodated 24,000 spectators. Our optional experience gives us an opportunity for local shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs famous in Turkey. Return to the town and port of Kusadasi, take the opportunity to bargain in the covered bazaar.

Adult Price: €70.00

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: €65.00

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

We visit Lindos, the jewel of Rhodes, situated 55 km (40 miles) from the port and the city of Rhodes. Ascend the Acropolis of Lindos, with the ancient Temple of Athena dating back to the 5th Century BC, and marvel at the spectacular views of St Pauls Bay and the beautiful Aegean Sea below. In the village see the captains’ mansions, Church of the Virgin Mary of Lindos, with frescoes from the 15th century. Returning to Rhodes town, we see the medieval walls and walk through the gates of the city on to the best preserved Medieval Street, the Street of the Knights of John.

Adult Price: €70.00

Day 5

Day 6

Heraklion – Santorini Day 6 - Heraklion – Santorini

Wake up in Heraklion on the island of Crete and disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Later continue your cruise to Santorini, a spectacular volcanic island featuring beautiful cliff-top villages with incredible views of the Caldera.

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

Disembark in Athens and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax, see the sights or shop for souvenirs.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Depart Athens Day 8 - Depart Athens

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers at the end of a magical holiday. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply.

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 port town of Heraklion and the cliff-top town of Fira on Santorini


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Dining

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    • 3 cruise dinners

    • 3 cruise lunches


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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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    Service rating : In Athens everything was very disorganized and there eas no group.Product : We are very disappointed.

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    Service rating : The tour of Athens was terrible. I was not picked up at the airport right away, I had to call (again) for a ride and the person who answered the phone was rude. Then they sent an insane taxi driver, terrifying ride to the hotel. No one was at the hotel to greet us. There were no

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    Service rating : We had two travel directors, one for land portion, Christine, and one for the cruise portion, Sabrina, they were both excellent and made our experience a great one. They made all the arrangements and handled all issues that occurred during our trip. They made the experience more

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    Service rating : It was personal and professional. Worry free.Product : We had a great group on the tour. We got to know each other and enjoyed spending time together.

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    Island tour mkynis far too many on tour could not keep up or hear anything they said we could not get close enough to tour guide. actually we lost her so made our own way around as did most of the people on tour spent far to much time in lounge making sure big group together missed sights of

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