Care-free voyages of discovery around Turkey and the Greek Islands with 4 Days' Premium Cruising.
Board your overnight flight to Greece (not included).
Travel into the heart of Argolis and with a Local Expert, visit the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus with its superb 4th century BC theater. Visit the Asklepieion and discover one of the most spectacular collection of ancient findings in Greece at the Archaeological Museum. Then a delightful drive takes you through the mountains of Arkadia to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. This evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cookery demonstration followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavors.
From Athens you shall set sail for Mykonos, with its cooling breeze and endless beaches, the lively atmosphere and the non-stop bustle of its cosmopolitan and highly fashionable visitors. Enjoy the beautiful sights that are spread all over this Cycladic island.
We sail overnight to arrive for breakfast in quiet Kusadasi, home to a fantastic covered bazaar where you can shop with a view of the town’s picturesque harbor. From Kusadasi we visit Ephessus - one of the largest complete ancient cities in the world - with a Local Specialist. In the afternoon arrive at the island of Patmos, a mountainous paradise considered one of the world’s loveliest destinations. Many believe John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations in a grotto on Patmos where he heard the voice of God. At the top of the mountain, within the white walls of Hora, the monastery founded in his honor in 1088 stands guard above this holy island.
Heraklion of Crete with its Minoan civilization and the fascinating myths will greet you like a lost relative. In the afternoon you will find yourself entering the world famous island caldera of Santorini with its dainty villages erected over the red rocks and the sunset tenderly cloaking the sea.
Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the flea market. Perhaps ask about an optional excursion to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
Your journey ends with transfers to the airport.
6 Breakfasts (BB), 2 three-course table d'hôte Dinners or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board the cruise are included.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|25 Aug 17||5 Sep 17||$3,150pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|1 Sep 17||12 Sep 17||$3,150pp||Request Quote|
|15 Sep 17||26 Sep 17||$3,150pp||Request Quote|
|29 Sep 17||10 Oct 17||$3,150pp||Request Quote|
|6 Oct 17||17 Oct 17||$3,150pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|13 Oct 17||24 Oct 17||$3,150pp||Request Quote|
Tours will operate in reverse.
The prices shown above include Port Taxes of $179, Tips & Fuel Surcharge and are accurate as of July, 27th, 2016.
This tour does not use base category cabins, all cabins are outside.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a Premium Cabin. Single rooms are available at a supplement. Cruise upgrades to Premier Cabins are available, please inquire for full pricing details.
Single Room Supplement: from $620 p.p.
Triple Reduction: from $190 p.p.
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The currency in Greece is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Greece, you can use your debit and credit card to pay in most places and will likely find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Greece. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine. Mediterranean food is simple, delicious, and centered on a variety of fresh seafood, produce, cheeses and baked goods. Try Greek salad prepared with tomatoes, feta, olive oil and herbs as well as other popular dishes including grilled lamb, octopus, eggplant and spanakopita. Olives, cheese and flatbread make a tasty snack with a glass of chilled white wine.
We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
At bars and restaurants, tipping is less common or generous as in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appropriate, although not required, to leave an extra euro for good service.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
The cruise portion of your guided vacation will be operated by our award-winning partner company, Celestyal Cruises. With 30 years of experience, Celestyal Cruises is the preeminent cruise line for the Greek Islands and Turkey, and visits more Greek ports than any other cruise operator. On all of our cruises, you will enjoy authentic Greek hospitality, savor local flavors, and admire the diverse and beautiful landscapes of the eastern Mediterranean.
Click HERE to view a PDF of the ship's deck plan.
Pricing based on twin share in a Superior Outside Cabin and includes all Port Taxes. Upgrades to Premier or Premium Cabins available, please inquire for full pricing details.
Please note that Celestyal Cruises reserves the right to change vessels at short notice for operational purposes.
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