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11 Day Athens with 7 Day Aegean Cruise

11 Day Athens with 7 Day Aegean Cruise


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece , Turkey

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Friday - Athens City Tour
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Cruise Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Arrive at the pier in the afternoon for embarkation. Embarkation will begin at 2 PM. Relax onboard as you set sail at 7 PM for Kusadasi
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Kusadasi
Today, arrive at 8 AM in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historical and religious sites, including ancient Ephesus, one of the most exquisite cities in antiquity. Tour the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus and Fountain of Trajan. Enjoy free time in Kusadasi to explore the shops and cafes before returning to the ship. Set sail at 7 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Rhodes
View the magnificent panorama as the ship arrives at 8 AM in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Drive along the coastline to the tiny town of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses nestled on the hillside overlooking the crystal sapphire waters of the bay. Tour the Acropolis of Lindos and Temple of Athena before proceeding to the city of Rhodes. See the ruins of ancient Rhodes before enjoying a walking tour of the medieval Old Town. View the Palace of the Knights, continuing down Chevaliers Road, before transferring back to the ship. Set sail this evening at 6 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Crete
At 8 AM, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Enjoy a scenic drive highlighting the proud Venetian heritage of Heraklion, including the Koules Fortress, the Morosini Fountain, and the 10th century Church of St Titus. Then, explore the incredible open-air museum of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Free time to explore on your own or, join the locals sitting in a café drinking coffee before the ship sails at 11:59 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Full Day in Santorini
At 7 AM, cruise into Santorini's caldera. Enjoy a full day at leisure on the island with free time to explore the marble paved alleys and characteristic buildings, or relax at a cliffside café. Santorini's harbor, the island's distinctive caldera, was formed thousands of years ago by one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in history. This event, which created the island's placid harbor, is believed to have led to the demise of the ancient Minoan culture and inspired several Greek myths
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Early Departure from Santorini, Morning in Milos, Evening in Mykonos
Set sail from Santorini early this morning at 2:30 AM, continuing on to Milos, the southwesternmost island of the Cyclades. Arrive in Milos at 8:30 AM. The morning is yours to savor all of the delights on this splendid island - from 80 beautiful beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters to white-washed Cycladic villages, delectable food, and friendly people. Walk around Plaka, the charming capital, or visit the bustling harbor of Adamantas. Return to the ship at 1:30 PM to resume your cruising and travel to the ultra popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills, and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques, arriving at 7 PM. This evening, find a table at a harborside taverna and gaze at the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views. Perhaps visit one of the island’s popular night clubs, or relax at a terrace bar
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Full Day in Mykonos
Enjoy a full day at leisure on the island. Today is free to relax at one of the many golden sandy beaches, or wander along the narrow streets of the Old Town and Little Venice where houses and cafes have been built directly at water level. From there, admire the views of the famous windmills, where the grain used to be milled for bread flour. Perhaps set out to explore the island with its history dating back to early Ionian civilization before the ship sets sail back to Athens at 7 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Depart Greece
Arrive at the pier at 9 AM, disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Athens
  • 7 nights
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Visit the Acropolis, the astonishing ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed
  • Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Tour the traditional settlement of Lindos and the medieval city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the great Palace of Knossos in Crete
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Port charges of US $303, optional , and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. As taxis are difficult to find upon disembarkation, we suggest that the departure transfer is pre-booked.

    Passengers returning from Athens on Day 11 should select flights that depart no earlier than 1 PM.

    Your cruise package includes the following excursions: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02), Rhodes Medieval Tour (RHO-01), and Minoan Palace of Knossos (HER-02). You may purchase additional excursions on board your cruise.

    While sailing with Celestyal Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise line’s Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at:

    Visas are not required for shore excursions to Kusadasi.

    Passport information for all passengers traveling on Celestyal Cruises must be submitted 60 days prior to departure.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms/cabins are not available.

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    Accommodations

    Alexandros Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in a central location on Mavili Square.

    Alexandros Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in a central location on Mavili Square.

    The Stanley
    This superior tourist class hotel is a short metro ride from the historical center of Athens including the Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Archaeological Museum.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: Are the transfers from the Hotel in Athens to the Pier included ?

    Yes, Gate 1 will take you to the cruise embarkation on Day 4.

    Question: We would like to visit some cultural sites around Athens - is there a guided tour for this during the free time in Athens? Places like Delphi and Olympia?

    This specific tour not does not visit Delphi or Olympia. if you opt to take this specific itinerary, you would not have enough time to visit Delphi or Olympia on your own, unless you do it after this tour ends. However, we have plenty of other Greece tours that do visit Delphi and Olympia. You can browse all the Greece tours on our site or call in and speak to a consultant to find the perfect Greece tour for you at 1-800-935-2620.

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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