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12 Day Classic Greece with 4 Day Aegean Cruise


Package Includes

  • Round trip flights NYC-Athens
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens in your choice of hotels
    • 4 nights Louis Cruise
    • 1 night Olympia
    • 1 night Delphi
    • 1 night Kalambaka
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 8-11)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Acropolis in Athens
  • Archaeological site of Olympia and Delphi
  • Meteora
  • Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Greece. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Sunday - Athens City Tour
Your morning tour of Athens will begin with panoramic views of Panathenian Stadium, the Presidential Residence, the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens. Finally, visit the new Acropolis Museum, the striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Depart Athens, Cruise to Mykonos
Early this morning, transfer to the pier for embarkation. The ship sails at 11:00 am. Cruise to Mykonos (Greece), and enjoy an evening on the island from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Morning in Kusadasi, Evening in Patmos
Enjoy breakfast on board and the morning at leisure in Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey) from 7:00 am to noon. Renowned for its beaches and attractive view of the Aegean, Kusadasi is near to several historical sites including Ephesus, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Evening at leisure in Patmos (Greece) from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sail to Rhodes this evening
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Rhodes
Enjoy a full day on the island of Rhodes (Greece), the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Explore the island's medieval Old Town, preserved in and around the walls of a Venetian castle, built by the 14th century Knights of St. John. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Citadel of Rhodes is located at the far northern end of the island and is considered one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Morning in Crete, Evening in Santorini
Arrive early this morning in Heraklion (Crete, Greece), one of the four prefectures that constitute the island of Crete. Enjoy a half day at leisure to explore the island on your own before cruising at 11:30 am. This evening, enjoy a brief stop on the island of Santorini. Known for its breathtaking caldera, Santorini is also famous for its sandy beaches, colorful sunsets, and whitewashed buildings along the sea-cliffs
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Disembark Cruise, Sightseeing en route to Olympia
Disembark at 6:00 am and depart Athens via the scenic coastal road to the Corinth Canal to visit the amphitheater of Epidaurus, still used today. Then, continue via Nauplion to Mycenae, the heartland of Greek mythology. Visit the archaeological site known as the "Treasury of Atreus," and the Tomb of Agamemnon, built around 1250 B.C. From here, drive the Central Peloponnese Peninsula, whose primary cities were Corinth and Sparta in classical times, through to the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis. Finally, continue to Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
Overnight: Olympia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Olympia Archaeological Site Tour
Today, visit the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the ancient stadium, and the Archaeological Museum, where Greek works of art such as Nike of Paionios and terracotta statues date to 5th century B.C. Drive north through the plains of Eliad and Achaia, crossing the Corinth Strait via a cabled bridge from Rion to Antirion. Pass the towns of Nafpactos and Itea en route to the city of Delphi, home of the ruins of the Tholos Temple
Overnight: Delphi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Delphi Archaeological Site Tour, Travel to Kalambaka
In the morning, visit the excavated site and museum of Delphi, where you will find the sacred Omphalos, once kept in the Adyton of Apollo's Temple, along with the Kourus Statues, Kleobis and Viton, and the 32 foot high Sphinx of Naxos, sitting on an Ionic column (circa 560 B.C.). Continue to the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Meteora Sightseeing, Return to Athens
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air," with its mystical monasteries nestled perilously close to the edge of the region's astounding rock formations. View exquisite specimens of Byzantine art before continuing past Thermopylae, arriving in Athens in the early evening
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Port charges of $136, shore excursions, and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Hotel selections are determined by your choice of cruise cabin category

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    Visas are not required for shore excursions to Kusadasi.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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