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Description

"Santorini and the Aegean" is Tour offering Athens, Santorini plus an Aegean Cruise in which you will explore the islands replete with legend, history and splendid natural settings. Budget friendly hotels, from Superior Tourist to Deluxe, for the three nights in Athens and three in Santorini. A half-day Athens guided tour also takes in the legendary Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, an apogee of Western civilization. Ample time is left for personal exploration or side trips to places such as Delphi, Meteora or Cape Sounion. In your Athenian nights, or days, try delicious cuisine and wines at a taverna in the section of Plaka. You'll love it! In Santorini explore all the wonders this spectacular island believed by many to be the site of the lost continent of Atlantis. Before disembarking to your hotel in Santorini you may take one of optional excursions offered on board ship. During your stay on the island enjoy the sights on your own, relax on black sand beaches or take local tours. The enchanting Aegean cruisefrom Piraeus to Santorini will touch land at Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes and Heraklion in Crete. Shore excursions will include, among others, Ephesus (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World), St. John Monastery and the Grotto of Apocalypse, the town of Rhodes (a World Heritage Site) and the Minoan Palace of Knossos. This Greece tour package has memorable sites of to be forever treasured.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Athens, the dynamic capital of Greece and home of Western styled democracy
  • Cruise the Aegean to Mykonos, a lively harbor and picturesque island of windmills
  • Discover Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” and set sail for Patmos, site of St John the Divine’s Monastery
  • Spend time on Rhodes, the island of roses and the ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes and call in at Crete, Greece’s largest island
  • Take in the wonders of the volcanic island of Santorini with its black sand beaches


Itinerary

Day 1 - TUE 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 - WED 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 - THU I ATHENS

A full day at leisure to explore this lively city on your own or take an optional tour. (B)

Day 4 - FRI I ATHENS I MYKONOS

Aegean cruiseAfter breakfast, transfer to Piraeus and embark your cruise ship. Sail to the picturesque isle of Mykonos, known for its windmills and lively harbor. In the evening, sail for Kusadasi. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - SAT I KUSADASI I PATMOS

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey and visit nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. This afternoon sail to Patmos, site of the Monastery of St. John the Divine and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. Evening departure. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - SUNI RHODES

 Aegean cruisesSpend a day on the island of Rhodes, famed for its Medieval Old Town, great shopping and ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - MON I CRETE I SANTORINI

Morning call at Greece’s largest island, 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. Disembark and transfer to your hotel here. (B,L)

Day 8 - TUE I SANTORINI

 Greece tour packageTwo full days to take in the wonders of this island. You may visit, on your own, a local winery or relax at one of the black sand beaches. (B)

Day 9 - WED I SANTORINI

Two full days to take in the wonders of this island. You may visit, on your own, a local winery or relax at one of the black sand beaches. (B)

Day 10 - THU I SANTORINI I USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

 Greece tour packagesSay “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 4 days/3 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB
  • 16 included meals consisting of:
    - 9 buffet breakfasts
    - 4 lunches during cruise
    - 3 dinners during cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Two shore excursions
  • Complimentary drinks throughout the cruise
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to Piraeus
  • Transfer from Santorini port to 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: $189

Notes

    Ports taxes and fees: $168
    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 Tuesday from Athens, starting March 27, ending October 23, 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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