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Grecian Delights

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"Grecian Delights" Tour & Cruise
 15 days from $ 2,055 pp

Day 1, Depart USA Overnight flight to Athens.

Day 2, Athens at leisure You are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. Then time to relax or explore before a Welcome Drink tonight. (Dinner)

Day 3, Athens Sightseeing This morning Athens offers us glory in abundance, from the Parthenon and Acropolis to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This evening, why not enjoy a lively night out with dinner and entertainment? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4, Athens - Olympia We cross the Corinth Canal to the Peloponnese region, then drive to the ancient ruined city of Mycenae. We walk through the Lion Gate, see the giant 'Cyclopean' stones used to build the city walls, and visit the Beehive Tombs. Now a delightful drive takes us through the Arcadia Mountains to Olympia. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 5, Olympia - Delphi This morning we tour Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games in 776BC. Then we cross to the mainland and follow the coast before ascending the Sacred Way to Delphi, clinging to the side of Mount Parnassus at 2,000 feet. Here we see the splendid Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and the Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words'. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 6, Delphi - Kalambaka We cross fertile Thessaly, the 'bread basket of ancient Greece', then head for the Monasteries of Meteora, incredibly perched on rocky pinnacles, where we visit one of the monasteries, and then it's not far to Kalambaka for our overnight stay. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 7, Kalambaka - Athens We stop at Thermopylae to see the memorial to Leonidas and his brave Spartans, then head back to Athens for a three night stay. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8, Athens at Leisure Today is free to explore this exciting city on our own. Perhaps join an optional cruise in the Saronic Gulf, visiting the islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra?
(Buffet Breakfast)

Day 9, Athens - Cape Sounion Excursion Today we have included a half day excursion to Cape Sounion, famous for its Temple of Poseidon and associations with Lord Byron. Tonight, perhaps visit the Plaka, full of lively entertainment? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10, Cruising - Mykonos Today we board our cruise ship in time for lunch and sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugarcube houses, welcoming tavernas, and white-washed windmills. (Buffet Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Supper)

Day 11, Cruising - Kusadasi - Patmos Today we call at Kusadasi, where we can visit the world famous ruins of ancient Ephesus and perhaps explore the bazaar. Next we dock at the island of Patmos, where St. John wrote the book of Revelations in the celebrated Grotto of the Apocalypse. (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Supper)

Day 12, Cruising - Rhodes We spend a full day on beautiful Rhodes. Explore the Old City or relax on the golden beaches. (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Supper)

Day 13, Cruising - Heraklion - Santorini This morning we sail to Heraklion, sit of the ruins of King Minos' Palace of Knossos and lair of the legendary Minotaur. Later, our ship anchors beneath the towering cliffs of Santorini, an island famous for its cuboid white houses that cling to cliff face above. Tonight, we get together and enjoy a special farewell dinner.
(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner/ Supper)

Day 14, Athens at Leisure We disembark from our ship after breakfast and are transferred to our hotel. Later, there is time to shop for those last minute souvenirs.
(Breakfast)

Day 15, Return to USA Our memorable tour ends this morning after breakfast with a transfer to Athens airport. (Buffet Breakfast)


Rates in US$ per person
(double occupancy)

2012 Departures

Rate

February: 28

March: 13

$ 2,255

March: 27

April: 03-10-17

$ 2,499

March: 27

April: 03-10-17-24
May: 01-08-15-22-29

June: 05-12-19-26

July: 03-10-17
September: 04-11-18-25
October: 02-19-16-23-30

$ 2,540

Supplements & Reductions

Single Room Supplement

$ 505

Triple Room Discount

$ 50

Port taxes and crew gratuities (mandatory)

$129

Extensions Available on Request!



The Tour Includes

  • Deluxe motorcoach with air conditioning

  • 4 Star Hotels in all cities

  • Meals as indicated in the program

  • Multilingual tour escort during tour

  • Sightseeing and excursions mentioned in the program with local guide

  • 4 nights cruising (inside cabin cat. C)

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to the airport

Not Included

  • Air Fare

  • Airport taxes for the Air & Land package

  • Port taxes and crew gratuities

  • Tips, beverages and extra services

  • Everything not mentioned in the program.

First Class Hotels

  • Athens: Metropolitan

  • Olympia: Olympia Palace

  • Delphi: Xenia

  • Kalambaka: Divani

  • Athens: Metropolitan


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