Best of Greece Reverse with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Moderate

12 Days 2 Countries 9 Cities

Greece's classical culture meets modern metropolis as you pass through Athens, Olympia, Mycenae and more.

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About this trip

Cast your mind back over millennia, your footprints following those of Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Plato. Explore the mighty kingdom of Ancient Greece, from the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the Parthenon and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and greet the gods and goddesses of Olympia.


Trip type: Cruise Rail and Combos i

Trip code: AGAMR

11 Nights

accommodation

21 Meals
  • 10 buffet breakfasts

  • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • 3 cruise lunches

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Best of Greece Reverse with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Moderate

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Athens, Greece

Day 1

Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing

Kalambaka, Greece

Day 3

Athens – Meteora – Kalambaka

Delphi, Greece

Day 4

Kalambaka – Thermopylae – Delphi

Day 5

Delphi – Patras – Olympia

Day 6

Olympia – Nafplion

Day 7

Nafplion – Epidarus – Mycenae – Corinth – Athens

Mykonos, Greece

Day 8

Embark – Mykonos

Day 9

Kusadasi – Patmos

Aegean Island, Santorini, Greece

Day 10

Heraklion – Santorini

Athens, Greece

Day 11

Disembark – Athens

Athens, Greece

Day 12

Depart Athens

Day 1

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

Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director.

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world's oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of your day at leisure and discover Athens. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka district, the old quarter of the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Athens – Meteora – Kalambaka Day 3 - Athens – Meteora – Kalambaka

Say goodbye to Athens, and enjoy a scenic drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. En route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the "bread basket of Greece" Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.

Hotel

Amalia/Dellas Boutique

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Amalia/Dellas Boutique

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

Kalambaka – Thermopylae – Delphi Day 4 - Kalambaka – Thermopylae – Delphi

This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts.

Hotel

Nafsika Palace/Aegli

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Nafsika Palace/Aegli

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Delphi – Patras – Olympia Day 5 - Delphi – Patras – Olympia

This morning, tour the breathtaking Delphi with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 5th century. Cross the Gulf of Corinth and head south to the Peloponnese before continuing to Olympia. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.

Hotel

Amalia/Europa

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Amalia/Europa

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 5

Day 6

Olympia – Nafplion Day 6 - Olympia – Nafplion

Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera; the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Amalia/Agamemmon

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Amalia/Agamemmon

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Nafplion – Epidarus – Mycenae – Corinth – Athens Day 7 - Nafplion – Epidarus – Mycenae – Corinth – Athens

Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. In Mycenae - a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold - see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens.

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Embark – Mykonos Day 8 - 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 8

Day 9

Kusadasi – Patmos Day 9 - 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

Day 9

Day 10

Heraklion – Santorini Day 10 - Heraklion – Santorini

Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini, explore the town or consider joining an Optional Experience to Oia and Fira.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Disembark – Athens Day 11 - Disembark – Athens

This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel.

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Divani Palace Acropolis

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Depart Athens Day 12 - Depart Athens

Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 12

Available Departures

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  • Be My Guest
    Say 'opa!' to an Olympic olive oil and wine tasting experience with the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm, followed by a traditional meal and dancing

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities giving visitors insight into the lives of Athenians centuries ago

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Athens, Kalambaka, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth

    • See the Lion Gate, Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae and the Corinth Canal

    • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus

    • Visit the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum in Athens, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia and the ancient ruins in Corinth


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Dining

    • 10 buffet breakfasts

    • 8 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)

    • 3 cruise lunches


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Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

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12 Days, 2 Countries, 9 Cities

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    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.
    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • Moderate: Ref AGAM Cat. IB or ID Standard Inside 2-berth cabin. Superior: Ref AGAS Cat. XB Standard Outside 2-berth cabin. Premier: Ref AGAL Cat. XD Superior Outside 2-berth cabin. Premium: Ref AGAP Cat. XE Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Flights: Onward flights from Athens airport should not be scheduled before 11am.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Itinerary: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to sailing conditions on the Aegean Sea, ferry schedules, religious holidays or unforeseen circumstances.
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  • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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