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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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Italy’s Rome and embark on a 4-day Athens, Greek Isles, and Turkey Cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, Rhodes, and Santorini
  • Discover Rome’s treasures, including the Roman Forum and the iconic Colosseum and enjoying The Eternal City’s piazzas, trattorias, and modern city pulse
  • Visit Athens and see the impressive Acropolis and excavated finds at the new Acropolis Museum
  • Enjoy life in Mykonos with its whitewashed homes, tiny churches, windmills, and lively tavernas
  • Delve into Turkey’s Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, and then set sail for Patmos, home of St. John the Divine’s Monastery
  • Call at Crete, Greece’s largest island and share awe-inspiring moments on the volcanic island of Santorini, believed by many to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis


Itinerary

Day 1 - WED I ROME

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

Day 2 - THU I ROME

Your morning tour reveals Rome’s infinite beauty. The rest of the day is at leisure. Rome is filled with monuments, fountains, antiquities and other sites worth exploring. Use this free day to discover, on your own, all the Eternal City has to offer. Take an optional tour or discover why Roman trattorias are famous for their fine cuisine. (B)

Day 3 - FRI I 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 Florence. (B)

Day 4 - SAT I ROME I ATHENS

European tour packageThis morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens (not included). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of afternoon and evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 - SUN I ATHENS

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

Day 6 - MON I ATHENS I 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. Continue sailing in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - TUE I KUSADASI I PATMOS

Morning arrival in Kusadasi, Turkey, located 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 for Rhodes. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - WED I RHODES

 Greek cruise A day on the Island of Roses, famed for its Medieval Old Town, great shopping and ancient site of the Colossus of Rhodes. Sail in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - THU I CRETE I SANTORINI

Morning call at Greece’s largest island, Crete. Later you sail for the volcanic island of Santorini where some of the villages are perched on the rim of the volcano. This island is 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 - FRI I ATHENS TO 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
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Rome
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Athens
  • 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
  • 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: 9

Notes

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

Departures & Rates

Port taxes and fees: $209
Single supplement: On Request
Reduction for third and fourth person sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Reduction for children sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request
Price is per person based on double occupancy

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