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Cannot be combined with Small Group, Young Traveler or Triple Room Discounts. To qualify, all names and the event celebrated must be advised to Insight at the time of booking. Exceptions: Does not apply to additional accommodation, Stopovers, airfares or flight supplements. Does not apply to 'City Breaks', Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Eastern Mediterranean trips with included cruises, and cruise extensions.
Does not apply to additional accommodations, stopovers, airfares of flight supplements, Independent City Breaks, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Greece, trips with included cruises or cruise extensions. All trips must be booked at the same time to qualify. Additional details may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on mini stays, independent city breaks, stopovers, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Exceptions apply.
To qualify, the names of all passengers travelling must be advised at the time of booking. Applies to all vacations except: City Breaks, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Eastern Mediterranean trips with included cruises and cruise extensions. Exceptions apply.
Offer does not apply to all vacations, contact your travel consultant for applicable vacations. There is a no-smoking policy in all shared rooms. Does not apply to additional accommodation, stopovers, airfare or flight supplements, Independent City Breaks, Israel, Jordan, Eastern Mediterranean trips with included cruises, cruise extensions or Glories of Greece. Exceptions apply.
Offer may not be available on all vacations. Note the third bed may be a foldaway. Cannot be combined with our Small Group Discount. Discount varies by package. Additional restrictions may apply.
Young Travelers must be under the age of 18 years old on the tour departure date and accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Children under 5 years old are not accepted on any escorted tour. This discount cannot be combined with our Milestone Celebrations offers.
If you're torn between an escorted journey and a cruise, why not do both! This fabulous itinerary exquisitely blends Insight's 'Glories of Greece' tour with a voyage of discovery on the sparkling waters of the Aegean. Tour Pace - Leisurely: A joyous mix of feature packed touring and leisurely cruising.
Day 1 - Depart USA
Board your overnight flight (not included).
Day 2 - Welcome to Athens
You are met at the airport and transferred to your tour hotel where there is time to settle in and relax. Later, join your Insight Representative for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Welcome Dinner)
Divani Caravel/Crowne Plaza, Athens
Day 3 - Parthenon, Mycenae & Nafplio
This morning’s sightseeing tour reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and Hadrian’s Arch. A highlight is the visit to the Parthenon, built atop the Acropolis. Now follow the shores of the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal, dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Next is the ruined city of Mycenae, featured in epics of Homer. Walk through the Lion Gate, visit the royal ‘beehive’ tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Continue to the elegant seaside town of Nafplio.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Naplia Palace/Amphitryon/Amalia Hotel, Nafplio
Day 4 - Olympia, Birthplace of the Olympics
After breakfast this morning travel into the heart of Argolis to visit the sanctuary of Asclepios at Epidaurus with its superb 4th century BC theatre. Visit the Museum and the Asklepeion. Then a delightful drive takes you through the mountains of Arkadia to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. This evening join a qualified chef for an entertaining cookery demonstration. Afterwards, these authentic flavours of Greece are yours to taste at dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Andonios/Arty Grand Hotel/Olympion Asty, Olympia
Day 5 - Delphi, Centre of the Ancient World
In Olympia this morning, see the Olympic Stadium where the original games were first held in 776BC, plus the athletes’ gymnasium and the city’s ancient temples. Then head north to Patras and cross the soaring Rio- Antirrio bridge to the mainland. Follow the coast road before climbing into the foothills of Mount Parnassus and on to your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Amalia/Aegli Arachova, Delphi
Day 6 - The Sacred Way & Kalambaka
Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi, past the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall, its interlocking stones still perfectly intact after thousands of years. Now approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic ‘words’. Continue north, stopping at Thermopylae to see the memorial to Leonidas and his courageous Spartans. Then on to your hotel in Kalambaka. This evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner at your hotel complete with wine and good cheer.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)
Divani/Meteora Kastraki, Kalambaka
Day 7 - Metéora Monasteries & Athens
After breakfast, Visit one of the amazing monasteries of Metéora, which means 'in the air'. Incredibly perched on top of pinnacles of rock, see where ancient Christians worshipped and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic drive along the coast back to Athens.(Buffet Breakfast)
Divani Caravel/Crowne Plaza, Athens
Days 8 to 10 - Cruising to the Greek Isles & Turkey
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and white-washed windmills. Tonight the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. Wake up to find you have docked at the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Visit the bazaar or perhaps take an optional shore excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus? Sail to the island of Patmos where St John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. The next morning dock at Heraklion in Crete. Perhaps take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos? Later cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Check out the capital of Thira, with its cliff top restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite vari ety of Mediterra nean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served on board daily. During your voyage there is also a fun-filled Greek Ev ening and Dinner with entertainment.(3 Buffet Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 1 Highlight Dinner)
Louis Lines Ships
Day 11 - Athens at Leisure
Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the Flea Market. Perhaps ask about an optional excursion to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.(Buffet Breakfast)
Divani Caravel/Crowne Plaza, Athens
Day 12 - Farewell Athens
The tour ends with transfers to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)
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