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Description

Rome and Athens, the two cities that have given the Western World all the standards of law, culture, architecture, art, aesthetics and religion, from that of antiquity to Christianity. With our European tour packages you will visit major landmarks such as the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, and the awe inspiring Parthenon above the Acropolis in Athens. In both cities, Rome and Athens, you will savor distinctly different but equally outstanding cuisine and wines, plus the extra perk of fabulous shopping in designers' boutiques and markets. After Rome and Athens embark on an unforgettable Greek cruise on the legendary Aegean Sea for your discovery of ports of call, which you may explore through Louis Cruises shore excursions program... Mykonos, jet set destination - Kusadasi, (Turkey) gateway to Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and wander about in a Turkish Bazaar - Patmos, St. John's Grotto of the Apocalypse - Rhodes, the City of Roses where once the Colossus statue stood - Heraklion, (Crete) once the center of the Minoan civilization, here you may visit King Minos Palace - beautiful Santorini, believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Magical, mythical islands and lands endowed with natural beauty that in ancient times were important cultural and religious centers. With our European vacation deals you will see islands and landmarks that will make this vacation and unforgettable experience.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Rome

Arrival into Rome. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Rome, the ''Eternal City''.

Day 2 - Rome

Your morning tour reveals Rome's infinite aspects and eras. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore areas not covered by your city tour or for some shopping. (B)

Day 3 - Rome

Full day at leisure. Stroll down the beautiful Via Condotti or the romantic Spanish Steps. Discover Rome’s hidden treasures at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion to Pompeii or the Amalfi Coast. (B)

Day 4 - Rome/Athens

European tour packageThis morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens (not included). Upon arrival your local Central Holidays host will assist you with transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of afternoon and evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 - 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 6 - Athens/Mykonos

 European tour packagesAfter breakfast, you transfer to the port of Athens and embark on your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos, known for its windmills and lively harbor. An optional excursion to picturesque Hora, the island capital, is available. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Kusadasi/Patmos

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey, located nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Wander through the famous Turkish bazaar or enjoy an optional tour of Ephesus and the house of the Virgin Mary. This afternoon sail to Patmos, site of the Monastery of St. John the Divine and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Optional excursion to visit these sites is available. Evening departure for Rhodes. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Rhodes

 Greek cruiseA day on the Island of Roses, famed for its Medieval Old Town, great shopping and ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes. Optional visits to the Temple of Athena on the majestic Acropolis of Lindos, overlooking the Bay of Paul or the Old Town and Philerimos. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Crete/Santorini

Morning call at Greece's largest island, Crete. Here you have an optional visit of Knossos and the Palace of King Minos or enjoy a taste of Crete. Later you sail for the volcanic island of Santorini. Some of the villages are perched on the rim of the volcano and believed by many to be the site of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. View a breathtaking sunset before you sail later this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Athens/USA (or extend your stay)

 Greek cruisesDisembark in Athens this morning and say ''kali antamosi'' to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights 
  • 5 days/4 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB 
  • 17 included meals consisting of: 
  • - 9 buffet breakfasts 
    - 4 lunches during cruise 
    - 4 dinners during cruise 
  • Half day city tour of Rome 
  • Transfer from Rome hotel to airport 
  • Transfer from Athens airport to hotel 
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to Piraeus 
  • 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: $189

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following hotels:
    Rome: Siviglia, Visconti Palace, Bernini Bristol
    Athens: Titania, Electra, Royal Olympic

    A selection of different hotels, room and cabin category, additional nights, transfers and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

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