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Tour Info

$2,950 per person based on double occupancy
in Interior Stateroom (Category IB/IC)

Exterior Rooms are Sold Out!


Single Supplement - Contact Dana Flowers


Tour Includes:


(8) Buffet Breakfasts


(3) Lunches (On Ship)


(5) 3 Course Dinners


Greece Land Tour


Luxury air-conditioned coach w/ restroom & WiFi onboard (except in remote locations)


English speaking guide during the tour in Greece


Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences


City Tours


Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted


Entertainment by Brent Burns and Jerry Diaz


Airport Transfers (rules apply)


All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling and all fees and local taxes

 


Aegean Sea Cruise


Cabin accommodation in Interior Stateroom (Category IB/IC)


Full board (Breakfast – Lunch –Dinner)


All-inclusive drinks package


Shore excursions at Kusadasi & Heraklion


Complimentary shuttle bus service in Mykonos


Entertainment on board including Brent Burns and Jerry Diaz


Port charges, taxes, gratuities, security and other


PLUS


We may have a few surprises in store for you!

Sightseeing Highlights

ATHENS
Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis. View the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch

CRETE
Spend time in the port town of Heraklion

DELPHI
Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist

KUSADASI
Visit the thriving Turkish port town

METEORA
Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist

MYKONOS
Spend the evening exploring this lively island

PATMOS
Explore this idyllic island

SANTORINI
Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira

Itinerary

DAY 1: ATHENS

Arrival at the Athens International Airport, where you will be met by our personnel and assisted through customs and baggage claim formalities. Transfer to your hotel in the city. Overnight in Athens.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST

HOTEL: Stanley 4* or similar



DAY 2: ATHENS - DELPHI

After breakfast at the hotel, depart on an Athens city tour that will give you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.  You will pass by the Presidential residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).  On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens:  The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.

 

Free time and lunch on your own.


Afterwards, leave Athens and driver towards the stunning region of Mt. Parnassos for your overnight stay in Delphi or the area of Arachova.

Free time and dinner on your own.


Overnight in Delphi or Arachova.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST

HOTEL: Domotel Anemolia 4*or similar



DAY 3: DELPHI - METEORA

After breakfast, the morning is dedicated to the exploration of the Sanctuary of Apollon Pythios and the Delphi Museum. Free time and lunch on your own and then departure for Kalambaka.


Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST & DINNER

HOTEL: Famissi Eden 4* or similar

 


DAY 4: METEORA - ATHENS

 

Morning visit to the breathtaking "hanging" monasteries of Meteora. It is estimated that more than a million of people visit Meteora every year. It comprises of gigantic rock pinnacles with old monasteries on their tops. The creation of the rocks has not been explained till today. Some geologists believe that they were carved out by the Pinios river. Visit one of the monasteries. Free time and lunch on your own.


Drive back to Athens via Thermopylae & Kamena Vourla.


Dinner at a traditional tavern with live music

 

Overnight in Athens.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST & DINNER

HOTEL: Stanley 4* or similar



DAY 5 - ATHENS (PIRAEUS) - MYKONOS

 

Transfer to Piraeus port where the cruise departs. Spend time discovering this island paradise with its distinctive white-washed houses and maze of narrow cobbled streets before setting sail to Turkey.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST (HOTEL), LUNCH & DINNER (ON SHIP)


DAY 6 - KUSADASI (Ephesus), Turkey - PATMOS, Greece


At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian


The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and it is famous even nowadays for its acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have yet brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, in the city of Selcuk.


Your day couldn’t close in a better way than a beautiful walk through the Covered Bazaar in Kusadasi. Here, you will be able to ramble, bargain for jewellery, cosmetics or leather products at the little shops.

During the excursion you will have the opportunity to do some shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER


DAY 7 - CRETE (HERAKLION) - SANTORINI

The ancient city of Knossos, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that "gave birth" to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans.


The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos.


The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the "Prince of the Lilies", the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen's Megaron in the east.


Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER


DAY 8: ATHENS - DEPARTURE

Disembarkation to Piraeus port.  Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.


MEAL(S): BUFFET BREAKFAST

Additional Info

Cost of the trip is $2,950 per person.
(Does not include airfare)
Due to various departure cities and individuals using rewards/points, etc.
you will need to book your own airfare.

Single Supplement - Contact Dana Flowers

A deposit of $500 per person is required to book the trip
($250 is non-refundable)

Payment Schedule

Initial Deposit - $500 per person

2nd Payment - $500 per person is due by August 1st

3rd Payment - $500 per person is due by November 1st

4th Payment - $500 per person is due by March 1st

Final Payment is due by July 15th


Cancellation Policy
After Final Payment Due Date, the following penalties are incurred:
44-22 days to prior to departure will forfeit 25%
21-8 days prior to departure will forfeit 30%
7-1 days prior to departure will forfeit 50%
Departure Day/No show will forfeit 100%

If additional services have been added to the booking (i.e. extra hotel nights, meals,
group transfers, sightseeing additions) additional penalties may apply.

Pre- and post-trip accommodations cancelled between 14 days and the day of departure
may incur penalties up to 100% of the accommodations cost.

Travel Protection Insurance

Travel insurance is available for this trip. Please indicate that you would like an insurance quote on the registration form. Please be aware that it is in your best interest to purchase the insurance within 14 days of making your deposit. If you purchase the plan within 14 days of your initial trip deposit/payment you will be covered for pre-existing conditions. By purchasing within the 14 day period, it will protect you against unforeseen circumstances that may arise at a later date and the Pre-Existing Condition exclusion. 


Porterage

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided vacation hotel and porter service

at airports for intra-air inclusive guided vacations, is included in the guided vacation price. Due to limited

motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm)

and weight not exceeding 50 lbs.

A charge of US$6 or local currency equivalent per traveling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a

second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance

that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach.

Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit

under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the

responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided vacation.
Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or
under seats and therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage.


Click HERE to register for this once in a lifetime trip.


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Please contact Dana Flowers if you have any questions regarding this trip.

Phone: (405) 664-1131