Classical Greece & Aegean Discovery
(With 3-Nights Cruise)
9 Days

ITINERARY

9 Days: Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos

Tour Overview:

This 9-day program combines visits to Classical Greece on land for 6 days and a 3-night Greek islands cruise. In the capital city of Athens, enjoy a city tour including the Acropolis high above the city. Travel towards Peloponnese with visits to Epidaurus and Mycenae. Visit Olympia, the home of the first Olympic Games and continue to what was at one time the most sacred spot in the world, Delphi. As you cruise the emerald waters of the Aegean, stops will be made to beautiful Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, and Santorini.


Day 01 – Arrival / Athens

Arrival at the Athens airport, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day 02 – City tour / Athens

The day is dedicated to exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most important monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann’s house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament. Next we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylae, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. Later, we continue with a guided visit to the Acropolis museum voted one of the best museums in the world. Afternoon at leisure to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, and why not, some shopping at Ermou street. (B)


Day 03 – Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia

After our breakfast we depart towards the Peloponnese. First stop will be at the impressive Corinth canal and we continue to Epidaurus with its theater, famous for its acoustics. Our day continues as we will be arriving in Nafplion for a short stop. Our next visit will be to Mycenae «rich in gold» as Homer mentions, with the Cyclopean walls, and the tomb of Agamemnon with the famous Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 04 – Olympia / Delphi

Built on the banks of the River Alfios, Olympia is beautiful, green, and placid. We will enjoy a tour through the remains of the Ancient Olympia Complex (home of the original Olympic Games), including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias’s Workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxitelis. In the afternoon, we will start heading north, driving around Patras, over the impressive Rio-Antirio bridge, through Nafpaktos and Itea, to Delphi for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 05 – Delphi / Athens

Delphi used to be the most sacred spot in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in the antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). We continue to the local museum with the famous bronze statue of the Charioteer. In the afternoon we will be take the road back to Athens. (B)


Day 06 – Athens – Mykonos / on cruise

Breakfast and transfer to Piraeus port to embark on «Celestyal cruises» for the three night «Iconic Aegean» cruise. Arrival in Mykonos in the afternoon. Free time to explore the bustling town of Mykonos until late in the evening. (BLD)


Day 07 – Kusadasi – Patmos / on cruise

Early in the morning you will be arriving at the port of Kusadasi. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. Around mid-day, the ship will set sail again for a short trip to Patmos. Do no miss the optional excursion to the famous monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (BLD)


Day 08 – Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. During your included excursion you will be visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. Return on board an in the afternoon we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini. You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town or follow an optional excursion to “Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim”. (BLD)


Day 09 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
INSIDE CABIN TYPE IA/IB
Dates Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Mar 17 - Mar 25 CAD 5,631 CAD 3,825 CAD 3,406
Mar 31 - Apr 08 CAD 5,631 CAD 3,825 CAD 3,406
Apr 07 - Apr 15 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Apr 14 - Apr 22 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Apr 21 - Apr 29 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
May 05 - May 13 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
May 12 - May 20 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
May 19 - May 27 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
May 26 - Jun 03 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Jun 02 - Jun 10 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Jun 09 - Jun 17 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Jun 16 - Jun 24 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Jun 23 - Jul 01 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Jun 30 - Jul 08 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Aug 04 - Aug 12 CAD 6,006 CAD 4,088 CAD 3,713
Aug 11 - Aug 19 CAD 6,006 CAD 4,088 CAD 3,713
Aug 18 - Aug 26 CAD 6,006 CAD 4,088 CAD 3,713
Aug 25 - Sep 02 CAD 6,006 CAD 4,088 CAD 3,713
Sep 01 - Sep 09 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Sep 08 - Sep 16 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Sep 15 - Sep 23 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Sep 22 - Sep 30 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Sep 29 - Oct 07 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Oct 06 - Oct 14 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Oct 13 - Oct 21 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Oct 20 - Oct 28 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Oct 27 - Nov 04 CAD 6,106 CAD 4,138 CAD 3,750
Nov 03 - Nov 11 CAD 5,631 CAD 3,825 CAD 3,406
Nov 10 - Nov 18 CAD 5,631 CAD 3,825 CAD 3,406
Nov 17 - Nov 25 CAD 5,631 CAD 3,825 CAD 3,406
Accommodations:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Olympia
Hotel Arty Grand & Hotel Europa Or Similar
Delphi
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Apollonia Or Similar
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise
Optional Tours: Sell Price Per Person
Mykonian dinner $98 CAD 188
Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice $ 87 CAD 169
House of Virgin Mary and ancient Ephesus $ 104 CAD 200
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellenistic and Roman $ 92 CAD 175
Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses $ 104 CAD 200
Ancient civilizations with an expert archaeologist $ 140 CAD 269
Religious visit to St. John Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse $ 87 CAD 169
Countryside tour with Chora and the Grotto of the Apocalypse $87 CAD 169
Capturing the true spirit of Chora $ 92 CAD 175
Minoan palace of Knossos, 1st European civilization $ 92 CAD 175
Venetian Heraklion and the unique archaeological museum $ 87 CAD 169
Experience the Creta countryside and lifestyle $ 92 CAD 175
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim $ 92 CAD 175
Cruise to Santorini’s islands and volcanoes $ 92 CAD 175
Akrotiri village excavations $ 92 CAD 175
Music, myths and history $ 139 CAD 269

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 3 nights in Athens
  • Athens city tour with Acropolis and Acropolis museum, on SIC, including English speaking guide.
  • The 3-day Classical Greece tour on SIC, on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • All transfers
  • The 4-days/3 nights cruise to the Greek islands, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes and service charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the two above mentioned shore excursions included.
  • Meet & Greet service for tour briefing and orientation by an English-speaking representative
  • All entrance/admission fees to sites and museums
  • All taxes and our services

Exclusions:

  • Any meals other than those mentioned above
  • Any drinks during included meals (cruise includes beverage package)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any tips (included for the cruise)
  • Any porterage at hotels.
  • Anything else not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.

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