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Best of Greece with 3-Day Aegean Cruise Moderate

12 Days 2 Countries 12 Cities

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

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    • Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
    • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
    • 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. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
    • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
    • 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.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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 traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.
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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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      • Port Taxes: The Port Taxes listed above include Tips and are accurate as of July 2017.
      • Celestyal Cruise Ship: Operating this itinerary will be Celestyal Olympia or other ship from Celestyal fleet.
      • 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. XF Superior Outside 2-berth cabin.
      • Triple cabins are available on this trip.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      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.


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      Trip code: AGAM

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 10 buffet breakfasts

      • 8 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      • 3 cruise lunches

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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

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

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 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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      Athens, Greece

      Day 1

      Arrive Athens (2 Nights)

      Athens, Greece

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

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      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia

      Delphi, Greece

      Day 5

      Olympia – Patras – Delphi

      Kalambaka, Greece

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

      Athens, Greece

      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      Mykonos, Greece

      Day 8

      Embark – Mykonos

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      Day 9

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – 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)

      Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Athens Sightseeing Day 2 - Athens Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We'll see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion Day 3 - Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion

      We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Agamemmon/Ippoliti

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Nafplion – Olympia Day 4 - Nafplion – Olympia

      We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight.

      Hotel

      Nafsika Palace/Aegli/Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Nafsika Palace/Aegli/Amalia

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka Day 6 - Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka

      Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece', and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.

      Hotel

      Amalia/Dellas Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Amalia/Dellas Boutique

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens Day 7 - Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens

      The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Embark – Mykonos Day 8 - Embark – Mykonos

      We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos where we have the evening free to explore its labyrinthine cobblestone lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos Day 9 - Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos

      Today's choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus, or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its wine tradition. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John whose Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery you could choose to see as an Optional Experience.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Heraklion – Santorini Day 10 - Heraklion – Santorini

      We arrive in Heraklion this morning and have the opportunity to explore Crete's Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Continuing to the Cycladic island of Santorini with its enchanting clifftop towns we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience passing quaint villages and vineyards en route to spellbinding Oia.

      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. Flight restriction of 11:00am return from ATH.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • 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, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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

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

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


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      Dining

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 8 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 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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