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12 Day Classic Greece with 6 Day Idyllic Aegean Cruise

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece , Greece

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Wednesday - 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. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - 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, Friday - Archaeological Tour of Delphi, Travel to Kalambaka
Tour the excavated site of Delphi and the archaeological Museum, perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Considered one of the most significant places in Greek history, its stunning setting and ancient ruins are truly inspirational. Walk the Sacred Way to the imposing 4th century B.C. Temple of Apollo, site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Then travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards the small town of Kalambaka, situated amidst smooth sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora
Overnight: Kalambaka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Meteora Monasteries, Kalambaka Mushroom Museum
Visit Meteora, meaning "suspended in the air", with its mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries incredibly nestled perilously close to the edge of bizarre rock formations. Experience a truffle tour to search for the famed fungus and see how specially trained dogs find them in the forest! After a lunch of pasta with truffles, visit the local mushroom museum, to learn about the rich history of the industry in Greece. Afterward, proceed to a nearby winery to see how the locals make their wine in this mountainous region. Continue to Thessaloniki for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Thessaloniki
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Discover Thessaloniki, Walking Food Tour, Cruise Embarkation
Embark on a walking food tour, where you discover Thessaloniki's distinct local flavors and historic landmarks. Learn about the regional cuisine and sample Greek meze dishes and freshly baked goods. Visit the open-air market, with its charming paved alleys, stalls filled with fresh produce, fish, meat, spices, dairy products, and many local specialties. Later, embark on your Aegean Cruise
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Kusadasi
Today, arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historic 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. Spend free time in Kusadasi to explore the shops and cafes before returning to the ship
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Arrive in Crete
At 8 AM, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Crete's remarkable history is highlighted by the ruins 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. Return to the ship and set sail at 7 PM for Santorini
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Explore Santorini
At 7 AM, cruise into Santorini's caldera as you marvel at the sapphire blue water, snow-white architecture and multicolored cliffs that characterize this enchanting getaway. The streets of bustling Fira, the island's capital city, are a vision of pristine whitewashed buildings. Tonight, discover Santorini's delightful restaurants and nightlife, before setting sail after midnight
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Arrive in Mykonos
Arrive in the ultra-popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques. 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 before returning to the ship
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Early Departure from Mykonos, Milos
Set sail from Mykonos early this morning at 2 AM, continuing on to Milos, the southwestern most island of the Cyclades. Arrive in Milos at 9 AM. The morning is yours to discover 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 7 PM to resume your cruising to Athens
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Saturday - Depart Greece
Arrive at the pier at 7 AM, disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport in Athens 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.

Part-Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Athens
  • 1 night Kalambaka
  • 1 night Thessaloniki
  • 6 nights
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-6)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Visit the Acropolis Museum, a modern museum housing ancient relics from the Acropolis
  • Explore the archaeological site of Delphi and the imposing Temple of Apollo
  • Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries
  • Embark on a walking food tour, where you discover Thessaloniki's distinct local flavors
  • Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Visit the village of Oia renowned for its whitewashed buildings and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea
  • Cruise Features & Amenities

  • English speaking cruise director
  • 8 bars & 7 restaurants
  • Spa and wellness center
  • 2 Swimming pools
  • Beer & wine with all meals on ship
  • Fitness center
  • Deck devoted to health, and wellbeing
  • Casino on board
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Port charges of US $339, 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 12 should select flights that depart no earlier than 12 PM.

    Your cruise package includes the following excursion: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages (KUS-02), and Spectacular Oia Village (SAN-01). Please note that shore excursions can only be purchased locally.

    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

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Crowne Plaza Athens
    This deluxe hotel is located in Athen's Ilissia suburb.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Athens Zafolia Hotel
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill.

    Divani Meteora Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated at the foot of the rocks of Meteora at the small village of Kalambaka. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and has stunning views of the mountains.

    Capsis Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of downtown Thessaloniki.

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    Questions & Answers

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    5
    Accommodations
    5
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    5
    Value for Money
    5

    Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

    The tour was our second for Greece, but it showed us more of Greece that we didn't see and experience like the truffle hunt in Kalambaka. The tour was well organized and reasonably priced plus discount from Affordable Tour as a loyal patron.

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