Jewels of Greece & Aegean Discovery
(With 3-Nights Cruise)
08 Days

ITINERARY

08 Days: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka , Meteora, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos

Tour Overview:

Start in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities, with a panoramic tour of the monuments and landmarks of Athens as well as a guided tour of the Acropolis. Travel to Delphi to visit the temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred way. Next, we journey to Meteora, one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece with breathtaking views of the plains. You will then board the Iconic Aegean ship, your home for the next 3 nights. Cruise through the emerald waters and marvel at the breathtaking Greek islands. Explore beautiful Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Heraklion, and seductive 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 – Delphi / Kalambaka

After our breakfast we depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity. You will admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the oracle). In the afternoon, and after a short break for lunch (not included), we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. (BD)


Day 04 – Meteora / Athens

This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Amazing rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless, and have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. A number of monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora. The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to Unesco’s list of world heritage monuments. After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens. On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta. Overnight in Athens. (B)


Day 05 – 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 06 – 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 07 – 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 08 – 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 18 - Mar 25 CAD 5,075 CAD 3,400 CAD 2,981
Apr 01 - Apr 08 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Apr 08 - Apr 15 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Apr 15 - Apr 22 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Apr 22 - Apr 29 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Apr 29 - May 06 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
May 06 - May 13 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
May 13 - May 20 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
May 20 - May 27 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
May 27 - Jun 03 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jun 03 - Jun 10 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jun 10 - Jun 17 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jun 17 - Jun 24 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jun 24 - Jul 01 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jul 01 - Jul 08 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jul 08 - Jul 15 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jul 15 - Jul 22 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jul 22 - Jul 29 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Jul 29 - Aug 05 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Aug 05 - Aug 12 CAD 5,438 CAD 3,625 CAD 3,250
Aug 12 - Aug 19 CAD 5,438 CAD 3,625 CAD 3,250
Aug 19 - Aug 26 CAD 5,438 CAD 3,625 CAD 3,250
Aug 26 - Sep 02 CAD 5,438 CAD 3,625 CAD 3,250
Sep 02 - Sep 09 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Sep 09 - Sep 16 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Sep 16 - Sep 23 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Sep 23 - Sep 30 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Sep 30 - Oct 07 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Oct 07 - Oct 14 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Oct 14 - Oct 21 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Oct 21 - Oct 28 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Oct 28 - Nov 04 CAD 5,538 CAD 3,669 CAD 3,288
Nov 04 - Nov 11 CAD 5,075 CAD 3,400 CAD 2,981
Nov 11 - Nov 18 CAD 5,075 CAD 3,400 CAD 2,981
Nov 18 - Nov 25 CAD 5,075 CAD 3,400 CAD 2,981
Accommodations:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani 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 2-day Delphi-Meteora 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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