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Trafalgar Tours Arrow Europe & Britain Vacations 2019 Arrow Best of Greece Reverse with 4 Day Aegean Cruise Moderate B Summer 2019
Best of Greece Reverse with 4 Day Aegean Cruise Moderate B Summer 2019
Tour Type: Cruise or Rail
Brochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2019

Embark on an odyssey through the antiquities of Greece. Explore the medieval Old Town on the 'Island of Roses' and pick your spot in Santorini for the best sunsets over the Aegean.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth
  • VISIT the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum in Athens, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia and the ancient ruins in Corinth
  • VIEW the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus
  • SEE the Lion Gate, Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae and the Corinth Canal
Dining Highlights
  • 12 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 cruise lunches
  • 9 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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 Trips highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Details
Tour OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2019
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
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/Radisson Blu Park
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 spectacular 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 your day at leisure and discover Athens. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka district, the old quarter of the city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3KalambakaAthens - Meteora - Kalambaka: Say goodbye to Athens, and enjoy a scenic drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. En route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the "bread basket of Greece" Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Della Boutique /Meteora
Day 4DelphiKalambaka - Thermopylae - Delphi: This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Nafsika Palace/Aegli
Day 5OlympiaDelphi - Patras - Olympia: This morning, tour the breathtaking Delphi 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 5th century. Cross the Gulf of Corinth and head south to the Peloponnese before continuing to Olympia. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Europa/Olympia Palace
Day 6NafplionOlympia - Nafplion: 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. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Amalia/Ippoliti/Nafplia Palace
Day 7AthensNafplion - Epidarus - Mycenae - Corinth - Athens: Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Aesculapius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Aesculapius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. 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. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens. This evening enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner with you travelling companions.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Divani Palace Acropolis/Radisson Blu Park
Day 8MykonosEmbark - Mykonos Free Time: We depart Athens, boarding our ship to cruise the azure waters of the Aegean, bound for Mykonos. Spend the evening getting lost in its labyrinthine lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9PatmosKusadasi - Patmos: Touch the Turkish coastline and visit the port of Kusadasi for a complimentary Shore Experience to the ancient city of Ephesus. We continue to Patmos later, where the Book of Revelations was written by St. John. Here, you could choose to visit the Cave of the Apocalypse on an Optional Experience. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10RhodesRhodes Free Time: The enchanting Old Town of Rhodes takes centre stage today as we walk in the footsteps of the medieval knights who conquered this land on our Complimentary Shore Experience. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11SantoriniHeraklion - Santorini: We sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, where we have the opportunity to delve into the centuries-old culture and heritage of the Minoans at the Palace of Knossos. Our final stop today is the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini with its cliff-top villages, where you might consider an optional Shore Experience to the sun-kissed village of Oia.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12AthensDisembark - Athens: This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
Day 13Depart AthensDepart Athens: Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
April 29, 2019$3,534.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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