Jewels of Greece & Idyllic Aegean (With 7-Nights Cruise)
11 Days

ITINERARY

11 Days: Athens, Delphi, Kalambaka, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini, Milos, Mykonos, Piraeus

Tour Overview:

This tour is aptly named as you will be visiting some of the Jewels of Greece by land as well as cruising for 7 nights through the idyllic Aegean Sea. Visit Delphi and Meteora as well as exploring the capital, Athens. Your 7-night cruise makes stops in Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete, Milos and Mykonos.


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 / on cruise

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. After some free time to explore Plaka, the picturesque old part of the city, you will be transferred to the port to embark on “Celestyal Cruises” for your 7-night “Idyllic Aegean” cruise. (BD)


Day 05 – Kusadasi / on cruise

In the morning you will be arriving at port of Kusadasi in Turkey. Disembarkation for your included shore excursion to “Ancient Ephesus through the Ages”. The whole day will be spent in Kusadasi until late afternoon that the ship will set sail to Rhodes. (BLD)


Day 06 – Rhodes / on cruise

Arrival in Rhodes 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 07 – Crete / on cruise

Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning where we will stay the entire day until midnight. During your included shore excursion to the Palace of Knossos you will have the opportunity to learn all about the Minoan civilization and the legendary Minotaur. (BLD)


Day 08 – Santorini / on cruise

This morning we will be arriving at most famous island of the Aegean, Santorini. The ship will be staying here for the whole day until past midnight giving you the opportunity to explore the amazing beauties of this island and its life. You may opt for an optional shore excursion to “Oia perched on the Caldera rim”, but you will also have plenty of time to explore other sites of this amazing island and the volcano, either on your own or by joining other optional excursions. (BLD)


Day 08 & 09 – Milos, Mykonos / on cruise

In the morning we will approach at the unique island of Milos. Spend your morning exploring the magnificent island with the unique morphology and the unparalleled beaches. Early in the afternoon we continue our adventure to Mykonos. We will arrive early in the evening and you will have the whole night to explore the bustling night-life of the favorite island of the international “jetset”. The following day, will also be available for you to explore the beaches of this unique island or follow an optional excursion to the sacred island of Delos. In the evening we will set sail for the return journey to Athens. (BLD)


Day 11 – Piraeus / Departure

Arrival at Piraeus port 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
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Trp Occ
Apr 17 - Apr 27 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Apr 24 - May 04 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
May 01 - May 11 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
May 08 - May 18 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
May 15 - May 25 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
May 22 - Jun 01 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
May 29 - Jun 08 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Jun 05- Jun 15 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Jun 12 - Jun 22 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Jun 19 - Jun 29 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Jun 26 - July 06 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
July 03 - July 13 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
July 10 - July 20 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
July 17 - July 27 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
July 24 - Aug 03 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
July 31 - Aug 10 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Aug 07 - Aug 17 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Aug 14 - Aug 24 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Aug 21 - Aug 31 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Aug 28 - Sep 07 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Sep 04 - Sep 14 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Sep 11 - Sep21 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Sep 18 - Sep 28 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Sep 25 - Oct 05 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Oct 02 - Oct 12 CAD 7,830 CAD 5,460 CAD 4,955
Accommodation:
Athens
Polis Grand, Golden Age, Zafolia, Titania, Stanley, Athenian Callirhoe or Similar
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Cruise or Similar
Kalambaka
Hotel Amalia & Hotel Divani Or Similar
Optional Tours: Sell Price Per Person
Royal tombs of Vergina CAD 200
Panoramic Thessaloniki CAD 175
Land of Alexander the Great CAD 305
Rich history of a famous Greek winery CAD 355
Thessaloniki food on foot CAD 330
House of Virgin Mary and ancient Ephesus CAD 225
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellenistic and Roman CAD 200
Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses CAD 225
Ancient civilizations with an expert archaeologist CAD 305
Knossos palace and the archaeological museum CAD 200
Minoan palace of Knossos, 1st European civilization CAD 200
Experience the Cretan countryside and lifestyle CAD 200
Knossos palace and Cretan Landscapes CAD 225
Venetian Heraklion and the unique archaeological museum CAD 185
Heraklion food on foot CAD 345
Spectacular Oia village perched on the caldera rim CAD 200
Cruise to Santorini’s islands and volcanoes CAD 200
The essence of Santorini CAD 225
Akrotiri village excavations CAD 200
Off the beaten track – 4x4 adventure CAD 250
A taste of wine and tradition CAD 325
Music, myths and history CAD 305
Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia CAD 250
Delos – Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary CAD 200
Mykonian dinner CAD 210
Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice CAD 185
Cycladic tastes (food on foot) CAD 210
Sacred Delos & Rhenia island CAD 505
The beautiful art of Mosaic making CAD 305
Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos CAD 430
Step back in time (Religious) CAD 200
Step back in time CAD 200
Nostalgic Milos cruise – land & sea CAD 325
A geological wonder – 4x4 adventure CAD 345
Sea kayaking and the mesmerizing Milos coastline CAD 405
Milos food on foot CAD 325
Trek to the heart and soul of Milos CAD 305

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on BB, 2 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 7-nights “Idyllic Aegean” cruise, including all meals, drinks package, port & services charges, tips/gratuities on board, and the above mentioned 3 shore excursions.
  • 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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