Greece & Idyllic Aegean Cruise - 11 Days

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Athens - Discover some of the world's most famous architecture, from the Panathenaic Stadium to the legendary Acropolis, Meteora - Marvel at the magical and sacred cliff-top monasteries in one of the most beautiful regions of Greece, Santorini - Wander the streets of the pretty whitewashed towns of Oia and Fira or relax on the volcanic black sand lava beaches, Kusadasi - Hop into Turkey for an optional excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus, Delphi - Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims along the Sacred Way and admire the Temple of Apollo, Mykonos - Relax on the Greek island's famous beaches and enjoy a glass of wine in one of the town's many bars, Crete - Enjoy an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos which was the home of the Minotaur in Greek mythology, Thermopylae - Visit the site where King Leonidas made his infamous final stand against the Persians in 480BC, Thessaloniki - Immerse yourself in Byzantine history and culture in this northern port city, Milos - Discover the enchanting island of Milos with its stunning landscape and crystal-clear waters

Availability

From 2024-04-17 to 2024-10-02

Departure dates & prices

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  • Apr Wed 24 2024 to May Sat 04 2024
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    $7,255*
  • May Wed 01 2024 to May Sat 11 2024
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    $7,255*
  • May Wed 08 2024 to May Sat 18 2024
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    $7,255*
  • May Wed 15 2024 to May Sat 25 2024
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    $7,255*
  • May Wed 22 2024 to Jun Sat 01 2024
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    $7,255*
  • May Wed 29 2024 to Jun Sat 08 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jun Wed 05 2024 to Jun Sat 15 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jun Wed 12 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jun Wed 19 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jun Wed 26 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jul Wed 03 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jul Wed 10 2024 to Jul Sat 20 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jul Wed 17 2024 to Jul Sat 27 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jul Wed 24 2024 to Aug Sat 03 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Jul Wed 31 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Aug Wed 07 2024 to Aug Sat 17 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Aug Wed 14 2024 to Aug Sat 24 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Aug Wed 21 2024 to Aug Sat 31 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Aug Wed 28 2024 to Sep Sat 07 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Sep Wed 04 2024 to Sep Sat 14 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Sep Wed 11 2024 to Sep Sat 21 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Sep Wed 18 2024 to Sep Sat 28 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Sep Wed 25 2024 to Oct Sat 05 2024
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    $7,255*
  • Oct Wed 02 2024 to Oct Sat 12 2024
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    $7,255*

What's included

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners.
3 nights 3-4 star hotels.
A 8-day/7-night Greek Islands cruise, inside cabin, with all meals and accompanying drinks, port taxes, and service charges.
One Airport arrival on Day 1 and one departure transfer on day 11 per booking.
Guided sightseeing in Athens, Delphi, and Meteora.
Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing from days 1 - 4 and services of local guides for included sightseeing.
Entrance fees for all included sites.
All transfers and transportation in modern air conditioned vehicles.
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go.
You will join travellers who booked through other operators for sightseeing each day, some staying in different hotels, and spend your evenings at leisure.
The group can vary in size from 20 - 45 persons.
Guiding may be in an additional language to English.

Itinerary

  • Day 1, Athens
    Welcome to Greece! Transfer to your hotel upon arrival at Athens airport, where you may spend the rest of the day at leisure.
    No meals included.
    Day 2, Athens
    Athens - Delphi - Kalambaka. Leaving Athens, we head north towards Delphi, which was once one of the world's most sacred sites and an important pilgrimage destination. We admire the UNESCO-listed Sanctuary of Apollo and follow the footsteps of ancient Greeks on the Sacred Way. Admire the remains of the Temple of Apollo, home of the legendary Pythian Oracle. After our visit, we cross the mountains of Central Greece to Kalambaka.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 3, Kalambaka
    Kalambaka - Meteora - Athens. Today we visit Meteora, where tiny sacred monasteries perch atop incredible towering rock formations. Meteora is considered one of the most beautiful regions in the whole of Greece and the view from the cliffs is breathtaking.

    After our visit to Meteora, we begin to make our way back to Athens. We stop at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC. A statue now stands here in the Spartan king's honour. After a quick photo opportunity, we continue to Athens, where the evening is at leisure.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 4, Athens
    Today is dedicated to exploring the vibrant city of Athens. Our journey begins with a panoramic tour of key monuments and landmarks such as the Panathinaikos Stadium, the Zappeion, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma Square, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann's House, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the Old Parliament.

    Following this, we embark on a guided visit to the Acropolis, exploring the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion.

    Afterwards, we'll transfer to the port of Piraeus to embark on your 7-night Aegean cruise with "Celestyal Cruises."

    Itinerary Alteration - please note:
    The Athens city tour may operate on a different day from the outlined itinerary, depending on the departure date.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 5, Thessaloniki
    Athens - Thessaloniki. This morning, we'll arrive at the port of Thessaloniki, hailed as the "capital of the north" by Greeks. Here, you can spend the day exploring at leisure, or opt to join an excursion.

    Discover the city's highlights, visit the Royal tombs of Vergina, or delve into the land of Alexander the Great with a trip to Pella and the Royal tombs of Vergina. As the day concludes, we set sail towards Turkey.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 6, Kusadasi
    Thessaloniki - Kusadasi. We will arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, just after midday. Seize the opportunity for an optional "Ancient Ephesus through the Ages" excursion or explore at your own pace.

    While here, don't miss the chance to explore the local bazaar in Kusadasi and bargain for souvenirs. Return onboard for an overnight sail to Crete, continuing your cruise adventure.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 7, Heraklion
    Kusadasi - Crete. Arriving early in the morning in Heraklion, explore the picturesque Cretan capital at your own pace, or join an optional excursion. Choose to visit the historic Palace of Knossos or delve into the Cretan countryside and lifestyle for a unique experience.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 8, Santorini
    Crete - Santorini. This morning marks your arrival at the most renowned Aegean Island, Santorini. The ship anchors until past midnight, with plenty of time to explore the island's breathtaking beauty and vibrant life.

    Explore the volcano, visit local sites, and wander through charming villages at your own pace or consider an optional shore excursion.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 9, Mykonos
    Santorini - Mykonos. We will arrive at the jetsetting island of Mykonos in the morning. The ship will remain docked here past midnight, offering you the chance to explore the island's charm, indulge in a refreshing swim at one of its unique sandy beaches, or party away in the vibrant nightlife of Chora (Mykonos town).
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 10, Milos
    Mykonos - Milos. This morning, arrive at Milos, a captivating island renowned for its stunning landscapes and stunning sculpted rock formations.

    With sandy beaches, secluded coves, and crystal-clear waters, the entire day is yours to discover the island independently or join optional excursions. As evening approaches, set sail for the journey back to Piraeus, concluding your memorable Aegean cruising adventure.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 11, Athens
    Milos - Piraeus - Athens. We will arrive at Piraeus port early in the morning. Enjoy a final breakfast on board, followed by disembarkation and a transfer to Athens airport for your onward flight.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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