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Description

This 11-day adventure into the Aegean Isles & Turkey promises breathtaking scenery, rich history and a chance to explore an amazing part of the world. Travel to Greece and being in Athens, to explore the ancient city at leisure - this is the capital and largest city in all of Greece with fantastic ruins and archaeological sites. The next day join a city tour of the highlights and Acropolis Museum, optional additional tours are available to explore the city and surrounding region. You then board a cruise to Istanbul, the crossroads between Asia and Europe. The Turkey vacation portion begins with exploring Kusadasi, located near Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and explore a famous Turkish Bazaar to shop for treasures. Depart for Santorini, Crete and the Island of Roses as your next ports - explore these beautiful villages with optional tours to local ruins, settlements and natural wonders. Your final port is Chios, a divinely fragrant island of the Eastern Aegean Sea, with beautiful vineyards, medieval villages and pristine beaches. Sail to picturesque Mykonos or take an optional excursion to Hora, the island capital. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Athens, the dynamic capital of Greece and home of Western styled democracy
  • Sail to and explore the volcanic island of Santorini, believed to be the site of the lost Continent of Atlantis
  • Call at Crete, Greece’s largest island with its magic tapestry of beaches, ancient treasures, vibrant cities and dreamy villages
  • Spend time on Rhodes, the island of roses and the ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes
  • Sail on to Mykonos, a lively harbor and picturesque island of windmills


Itinerary

Day 1 - SAT I ATHENS

Arrival into Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece.

Day 2 - SUN I ATHENS

Half day morning city tour includes highlights of Athens and the Acropolis plus the new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon and balance of day is at leisure. (B)

Day 3 - MON I ATHENS I MYKONOS

This afternoon, you transfer to Piraeus and embark on your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos. (B,D)

Day 4 - TUE I MYKONOS

Travel to GreeceFull day to explore Mykonos. It’s the island of the international “Jet-Set”, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and incredible night life. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - WED I MYKONOS I MILOS

Depart Mykonos and arrive in Milos this afternoon. Milos is a horseshoe-shaped island where the worldfamous Venus de Milo statue was discovered and where you can enjoy dozens of beaches, all different colors and all different combinations of sand, stone and shell. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - THU I SANTORINI

 Turkey vacationFull day to explore Santorini. Its quaint villages are perched on the rim of the volcano, and believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - FRI I SANTORINI

Full day at leisure to take in the wonders of this island. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - SAT I CRETE

 Turkey vacationsMorning call at Greece’s largest island. Crete is a magical tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages (B,L,D)

Day 9 - SUN I KUSADASI

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey and visit nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. In the afternoon, sail for Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - MON I ATHENS

 Aegean CruiseDisembark in Athens this morning and transfer to your hotel. Rest if the day is at leisure to explore this lively city on your own. (B)

Day 11 - TUE I ATHENS TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
  • 8 days/7 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB
  • 23 included meals consisting of:
    - 10 buffet breakfasts
    - 6 lunches during cruise
    - 7 dinners during cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Three shore excursions
  • Complimentary drinks throughout the cruise
  • Transfer from Athens hotel – Piraeus – Athens hotel
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

      • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Optional Tours
      • Port taxes and fees: $345

Notes

    Ports taxes and fees: $373
    From price is per person, double occupancy. Children 12 years and under are entitled to free cruise if sharing cabin with two adults (port taxes will apply).

    Program operates every Saturday from Athens, starting April 28, ending October 20, 2018.

    A selection of different hotels, cabin categories, and excursions are available upon request. Program validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

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