Jewels Of Greece & Aegean Legends
(With 4-Nights Cruise)
10 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days: Athens, Kalambaka, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini, Piraeus.

Tour Overview:

Travel to Delphi and visit the temple of Apollo. Marvel at the amazing rock formations in Meteora. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Athens including a visit to the Acropolis museum. Board your 4-night cruise through the Aegean with stops to some of the legendary Greek islands: Rhodes, Mykonos, 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 – 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 03 – 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 04 – 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 05 – At leisure / Athens

Day at leisure to explore more of Athens on your own, or follow an optional excursion to Cape Sounion or Argolis. (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 – Rhodes / on cruise

Arrival in Rhodes early in the morning where the ship will be docked for the whole day. During your included “Medieval” tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes’ old town). Return on board of the evening. (BLD)


Day 09 – Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Possibility of an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos with the legendary Minotaur. 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 10 – 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 27 - Apr 05 CAD 6,250 CAD 4,188 CAD 3,663
Apr 03 - Apr 12 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Apr 10 - Apr 19 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Apr 17 - Apr 26 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Apr 24 - May 03 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
May 01 - May 10 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
May 08 - May 17 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
May 15 - May 24 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
May 22 - May 31 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
May 29 - Jun 07 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jun 05 - Jun 14 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jun 12 - Jun 21 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jun 19 - Jun 28 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jun 26 - Jul 05 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jul 03 - Jul 12 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jul 10 - Jul 19 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jul 17 - Jul 26 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Jul 24 - Aug 02 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Aug 07 - Aug 16 CAD 6,606 CAD 4,400 CAD 3,925
Aug 14 - Aug 23 CAD 6,606 CAD 4,400 CAD 3,925
Aug 21 - Aug 30 CAD 6,606 CAD 4,400 CAD 3,925
Aug 28 - Sep 06 CAD 6,606 CAD 4,400 CAD 3,925
Sep 04 - Sep 13 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Sep 11 - Sep 20 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Sep 18 - Sep 27 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Sep 25 - Oct 04 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Oct 02 - Oct 11 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Oct 09 - Oct 18 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Oct 16 - Oct 25 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Oct 23 - Nov 01 CAD 6,738 CAD 4,463 CAD 3,981
Accommodations:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani Or Similar
Optional Tours: Sel 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
Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights $ 92 CAD 175
Philerimos church and the Palace of the Knights $ 92 CAD 175
Beauty of butterflies and ancient Kameiros $ 104 CAD 200
Walking tour in the medieval city of Rhodes $ 57 CAD 113
Making pottery fit for the Gods $ 127 CAD 244
A kayak adventure discovering pirate coves $ 185 CAD 356
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
Heraklion food on foot $ 157 CAD 300
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim $ 92 CAD 175
Cruise to Santorini’s islands and volcanoes $ 92 CAD 175
Music, myths and history $ 139 CAD 269

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 4 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)
  • The 5-days/4-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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