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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Greece , Turkey

Cities Visited

Athens

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - Cruise Embarkation, Arrive in Mykonos
Morning arrival at the pier for embarkation. Set sail at 11:30 AM, and sit back as you take in the spectacular scenery of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean. Arrive at 6 PM 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 departing at 11 PM for Kusadasi, Turkey
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Evening in Patmos
Today, arrive at 7:30 AM 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 before returning to the ship in time for lunch and departure at 1 PM. At 5 PM, arrive in Patmos. This small island is steeped with an intense spiritual character, which inspired St. John the Divine to write the Book of Apocalypse. A large monastery in his name dominates the landscape above Chora, the island's capital, surrounded by strong fortress-like walls. Follow the picturesque narrow lanes in the port of Skála and discover cafés, shops and bakeries selling traditional honey and nut pastries. Time to linger until sailing at 9:30 PM to Rhodes
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Rhodes
View the magnificent panorama as the ship arrives at 7 AM in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Discover the medieval Old Town of Rhodes on your own. Perhaps visit the Palace of the Grand Master and Knight's Quarter, or shop for souvenirs. Later, transfer back to the ship. Set sail this evening at 6 PM
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Arrive in Crete, Evening in Santorini
At 7 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. Explore the palace ruins, including the Throne Room, the fresco of the "Prince of the Lilies", and the Queen's Megaron in the east. At 12 PM, enjoy a leisurely lunch on board as the ship sets sail. At 4:30 PM, 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. Relax at a cliff-side café or wander the narrow footpaths before the ship sails towards Athens at 9:30 PM*Mar. & Nov. sailings will not visit Crete/the Palace of Knoosos.
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - 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.

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Athens
  • 4 nights
  • Port charges of $199 per person
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Wine and beer with all meals 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
  • Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Cruise Features & Amenities

  • English speaking cruise director
  • 7 bars & 4 restaurants
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Beer & wine with all meals
  • Fitness center
  • Extensive sun deck
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    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 8 should select flights that depart no earlier than 12 PM.

    Your cruise package includes the following excursions: Ancient Ephesus Through The Ages (KUS-02). 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

    Athenian Callirhoe Hotel
    This first class hotel is located within walking distance of the Acropolis and many major attractions.

    Divani Caravel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Athens, near to the Embassy district.

    The Stanley
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Athens, a short metro ride from the historic center.

    The Stanley
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Athens, a short metro ride from the historic center.

    The Stanley
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Athens, a short metro ride from the historic center.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: For the 7 Day Iconic Greek Tour w/ 3 day Aegean Cruise, is this per room? We are a group of 3 travelers. If we wanted a room each, do we have to pay extra?

    Prices are all listed based per room on double occupancy. The single supplement for this tour is $600 per person, however, depending on the tour date, three single rooms may need to be requested and could take up to 5 business days for confirmation of availability. Please submit an online quote request for your preferred date for more information and pricing.

    Question: Hello! I am vaccinated but my travel companion is not, we are both US citizens. Can we take this tour tour sometime in 2023?

    Please see Gate 1's update vaccination requirements below. Gate 1 Vaccination Requirement Travelers departing prior to November 1, 2023 are required to be fully vaccinated. For USA or Canada based travelers, fully vaccinated means having completed the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or a second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines, at least 14 days prior to the start date of our trip. Travelers departing as of November 1, 2023 or later will not be required to be vaccinated. Additional requirements may exist based on your itinerary and enforced by airlines, government agencies, and local businesses.

    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
    4.5
    Accommodations
    4.3
    Itinerary
    4.3
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    4.3
    Value for Money
    4.3

    Ratings based off 3 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    Wonderful trip, very busy once on board. 2 islands a day, up early. But worth it

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