Sign up to our latest deals & offers

Close

Are you visiting our site from United Kingdom? Click to switch to the USA website

Ancient Lands Superior

8 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

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

"The whole trip was expertly organised"

Cheryl

Your Itinerary

Our guests rate us

88
88

88%

Based on 16 independent user reviews

8 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

Ancient Lands Superior

Departure date

Return date

  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
Upgrades available for this trip

Your itinerary has changed

Please note, the itinerary, meals and highlights may have changed as a result of selecting a new date.

Please check these again before booking this date.

Back to calendar

Alternate Trips

Back to calendar

15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

Departure date

Athens, Greece

Return date

Athens, Greece

Book by:

i Flights available

Early payment discount

Was: PP

Save: PP

Code: XXXXX

    Extensions available for this trip

    Secure your trip with a deposit today

    Please read our Trip Notes before booking

    iNotes
    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • 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 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 
    Back to calendar

    This departure of Ancient Lands Superior is sold out. However, we have an alternative trip with a similar itinerary - take a look...

    Back to calendar

    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Athens, Greece

    Return date

    Athens, Greece

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
      • 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 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.


      Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

      Trip code: ATLS

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 4 cruise lunches

      • 4 cruise dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

      ATLM_WIN_MAP_WW_18
      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • 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


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

      $name
        • 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


       

      Ancient Lands Superior

      Your Itinerary

      • 1 of 8
      • 2 of 8
      • 3 of 8
      • 4 of 8
      • 5 of 8
      • 6 of 8
      • 7 of 8
      • 8 of 8
      Athens, Greece

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Acropolis Parthenon, Athens, Greece

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing

      Mykonos, Greece

      Day 3

      Embark – Mykonos

      $name

      Day 4

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos

      $name

      Day 5

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/nz/tours/ancient-lands-superior for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


      Not sure this is the trip for you?

      Click here to see other trip recommendations


      Trip Recommendations Other trips recommended to you

      Because you looked at Ancient Lands

      Athens and Aegean Premier

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

      Aegean Odyssey Premier

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

      Secrets of Greece including Corfu

      The classic attractions of Athens and Olympia mix with quiet villages and sleepy island life on this Hidden Journey.

      Best of Turkey

      This trip reveals all that's special about Turkey, as you explore Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Cappadocia and more.


      Our best deals and offers
      from our brochure

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • 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


      $name

      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

      $name
        • 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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Enjoy

      Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


      sunset heart

      Simply Authentic

      Love... Travel

      "Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Meet

      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Taste

      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


      $name

      Simply Authentic

      Unwind

      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 16 Reviews

        feefo_gold_trusted_service_2017_light
      • Trip:

        Service:

        Yes

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Extremely disappointed Tour named Ancient lands, every ancient destination was an additional charge8 days/7nights no one wants 3 nights in AthensPoor time on islands, due to this being 4 day cruise, poorly plannedEveryone on our tour complained but will they tell you? Cruise ship

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Disappointed with Trafalgar representative upon arrival at hotel. We expected a reception upon arrival and there was no reception or message left for us as to why only that we would meet with Director 45 minutes prior to day 2 tour. We spent 2 1/2 days on the cruise ship without

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : ver all great experience, guide was very knowledge and helpful with a pleasant personality.only concern if their is a reduced fee for children under certain age that be passed on to your guest.Product : it was a good experience, fast pace and enjoyable

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Our tour guide David was amazing.beben though we had two days in Athens before we left on the cruise he was in constant contact and met us to show us around. He left notes for us each night and made sure we were on the first boat out on the shore excursions.Product : Out of eight

      Ancient Lands Superior

      What our customers say on social | #simplytrafalgar

      Current Settings:

      Analytics Active: True

      VID: d1e1e2cd-342e-4c14-91b0-d8b24aebde44

      Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/Home/Data/Trips/Ancient Lands Superior/Summer 2018

      Page ID: {B40B7FDF-D555-477F-B5CE-3A65655E7F4B}

      Page Name: Summer 2018

      Page Display Name: Summer 2018

      Page Template Name: Operating Product

      Page Template ID: {EE27CEEF-7D22-45B3-8F2B-A556D3997A72}

      Parent ID: {09AC9175-A960-4EB4-92D4-095563FD4330}

      Parent Name: Ancient Lands Superior

      Parent Display Name: Ancient Lands Superior

      Parent Template Name: Catalogue Product

      Parent Template ID: {8302121E-1207-4BF0-95A2-6C0FCB0D684B}

      Feature Toggle SagittariusTourUrlMerger: True

      Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

      Altered Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: False

      Sitecore Site Name: website

      Is Cost Saver: False