Best of Greece Plus 7 Day Aegean Cruise Premium Special July August Departures 2017

Tour Type: Cruise Rail and Combos
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2017

Sail through the azure Aegean at a leisurely pace - your days spent relaxing on deck as you glide into quiet rocky coves and past dramatic cliff-top villages to the ruins of Ephesus. Abandon your sea-legs for the shores of Santorini, Mykonos and Nafplion, renowned as the most romantic town in Greece with its Venetian architecture and nostalgic neoclassical mansions

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi and Meteora
  • See the Corinth Canal, the Lion Gate and Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus and the battle site at Thermopylae
  • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens, the ancient ruins in Corinth, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia, the home of the Oracle at Delphi and the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora
Dining Highlights
  • 14 buffet breakfasts
  • 12 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • 6 cruise lunches
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13358099

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensArrive Athens (2 Nights): Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director.Welcome Reception
Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan
Day 2AthensAthens Sightseeing: Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world's oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. In the evening perhaps choose to dine in a lively area of the city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3NafplionAthens - Corinth - Mycenae - Epidaurus - Nafplion: Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist. In Mycenae - a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold - see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Later visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Agamemnon
Day 4OlympiaNafplion - Olympia: Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Amalia/Europa
Day 5DelphiOlympia - Patras - Delphi: Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi.Buffet Breakfast
Nafsika Palace/Ageli/Amalia
Day 6KalambakaDelphi - Thermopylae - Kalambaka: Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece' and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Dellas Boutique
Day 7AthensKalambaka - Meteora - Athens: Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens, where later you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Divani Palace Acropolis/Metropolitan
Day 8MykonosEmbark - At Sea - Mykonos: Transfer to the port and board your ship. This afternoon arrive in Mykonos and stroll through the picturesque streets. Take time to enjoy the sunset at a waterside restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9At SeaAt Sea - Kusadasi (Ephesus) - Samos - At Sea: Arrive at the Turkish resort of Kusadasi.  You will have the chance to visit ancient Ephesus, one of the seven churches of the Roman province of Asia, or shop in the local markets and savour the atmosphere. After lunch visit the verdant island of Samos which was fertile ground for some of the great minds of ancient Greece, including Aesop, Epicurus and Pythagoras.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10At SeaAt Sea - Milos - At Sea: A full day on Milos. This little island has the greatest number of beaches in the Cyclades. Stroll along the marble-paved esplanades or visit the Church of Panayia Thalassitra for one of the best views in the Aegean.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11At SeaAt Sea - Lavrion - Syros - At Sea: Return to the port in Athens this morning and consider visiting the temple of Poseidon at Sounio. Then set sail for Syros - the capital of the Cyclades islands.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12At SeaAt Sea - Cesme - At Sea: Enjoy a full day in the Turkish coastal town of Cesme. Spend time on the sugar-sand beaches or explore Cesme Castle which dates back to the 16th century and houses a museum of historical artifacts.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13At SeaAt Sea - Kalymnos - At Sea: Enjoy a relaxing day on the picturesque island of Kalymnos.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14At SeaAt Sea - Ios - Santorini - At Sea: Tiny Ios is home to 365 churches. Relax at Mylopotamos Beach, a white sand beach more than a kilometre in length and one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. Later sail to the last stop on the cruise. Santorini will leave you breathless. With its cliffs rising from the blue waters of the Aegean this island is sure to captivate you. Enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Caldera.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15DISEMBARK ATHENSDisembark Athens: This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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06/30/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/07/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/14/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/04/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/11/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/18/2017$4,349.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
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