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9 Days / 8 Nights

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 (B)
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.

Day 03 - Corinth canal, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Mycenae / Olympia (B,D)
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.

Day 04 - Olympia / Delphi (B,D)
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.

Day 05 - Delphi / Athens (B)
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.

Day 06 - Athens – Mykonos / on cruise (AI)
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.

Day 07 - Kusadasi – Patmos / on cruise (AI)
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.

Day 08 - Heraklion – Santorini / on cruise (AI)
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".

Day 09 - Piraeus / Departure (B)
Arrival at Piraeus port early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and transfer to the Athens airport for your departure.

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2019      
Departure dates:      
Every Sunday from March 31st until October 20th.      
     
   
    With Inside First Class Cabin Type IA      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 31, CAD 2,850 CAD 3,925 CAD 2,675      
  April 7, 14, 21 CAD 2,850 CAD 3,925 CAD 2,675      
  Apr 28. CAD 3,063 CAD 4,219 CAD 2,825      
  May 5,12,19,26 CAD 3,063 CAD 4,219 CAD 2,825      
  June 2,9,16,23,30 CAD 3,063 CAD 4,219 CAD 2,825      
  July 7,14,21,28 CAD 3,006 CAD 4,106 CAD 2,781      
  August 4,11,18,25 CAD 3,006 CAD 4,106 CAD 2,781      
  September 1,8,15,22 CAD 3,244 CAD 4,463 CAD 2,950      
  Sep. 29, CAD 3,063 CAD 4,219 CAD 2,825      
  October 6,13,20 CAD 3,063 CAD 4,219 CAD 2,825      
       
    With Outside Deluxe Cabin Type XA      
  Arrival Dates DBL SGL TPL      
  March 31, CAD 3,350 CAD 4,675 CAD 3,038      
  April 7, 14, 21 CAD 3,350 CAD 4,675 CAD 3,038      
  Apr 28. CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
  May 5,12,19,26 CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
  June 2,9,16,23,30 CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
  July 7,14,21. CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
  July 28. CAD 3,575 CAD 5,000 CAD 3,188      
  August 4,11,18,25 CAD 3,575 CAD 5,000 CAD 3,188      
  September 1,8,15,22 CAD 3,763 CAD 5,275 CAD 3,319      
  Sep. 29, CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
  October 6,13,20 CAD 3,619 CAD 5,081 CAD 3,219      
       
  Accommodation:      
               
  Athens      
  Hotel Titania, Hotel Polis Grand, Hotel Zafolia, Hotel Golden Age, Hotel Alexandros, Hotel Athenian Callirhoe or similar
         
  Olympia      
  Hotel Arty Grand or Hotel Europa or similar
               
  Delphi            
  Hotel Amalia or Hotel Apollonia or similar  
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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