Greece Explorer & Cruise - 14 Days

Greece
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Athens - Discover one of the world's oldest cities, from the ancient Acropolis to the modern Panathenaic Stadium, Peloponnese - Cross the rocky peninsula at the heart of Greek history, home to Epidaurus, Mycenae, and the Corinth Canal, Olympia - Learn about the site of the original Olympics, where the Statue of Zeus - an ancient Wonder of the World - once stood, Delphi - Follow the Sacred Way in the footsteps of pilgrims who sought the oracle's advice at this holy sanctuary, Meteora - Admire the stunning, UNESCO-listed rock formations and clifftop monasteries, Thermopylae - Relive the Spartans' famous last stand against the Persians on this narrow pass, Mykonos - Lounge on sandy beaches and enjoy the nightlife in this Aegean hotspot for the rich and famous, Kusadasi - Cross into Turkey for the day and opt to visit the spectacular ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus, Patmos - Join an optional excursion to the Monastery of St John and the biblical Grotto of the Apocalypse, Rhodes - Explore the Acropolis of Lindos and medieval Palace of the Knights on an optional tour, Crete - Pay a visit to the Cretian capital of Heraklion and opt to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, Santorini - Relax on one of Greece's most beautiful islands, where whitewashed villages perch on volcanic cliffs

Availability

From 2024-04-21 to 2024-11-17

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Apr Sun 21 2024 to May Sat 04 2024
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    $8,515*
  • Apr Sun 28 2024 to May Sat 11 2024
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    $8,515*
  • May Sun 05 2024 to May Sat 18 2024
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    $8,855*
  • May Sun 12 2024 to May Sat 25 2024
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    $8,855*
  • May Sun 19 2024 to Jun Sat 01 2024
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    $8,855*
  • May Sun 26 2024 to Jun Sat 08 2024
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    $8,855*
  • Jun Sun 02 2024 to Jun Sat 15 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jun Sun 09 2024 to Jun Sat 22 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jun Sun 16 2024 to Jun Sat 29 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jun Sun 23 2024 to Jul Sat 06 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jun Sun 30 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jul Sun 07 2024 to Jul Sat 20 2024
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    $9,015*
  • Jul Sun 14 2024 to Jul Sat 27 2024
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    $9,015*
  • Jul Sun 21 2024 to Aug Sat 03 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Jul Sun 28 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Aug Sun 04 2024 to Aug Sat 17 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Aug Sun 11 2024 to Aug Sat 24 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Aug Sun 18 2024 to Aug Sat 31 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Aug Sun 25 2024 to Sep Sat 07 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Sat 14 2024
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    $9,015*
  • Sep Sun 08 2024 to Sep Sat 21 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Sep Sun 15 2024 to Sep Sat 28 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Sep Sun 22 2024 to Oct Sat 05 2024
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    $8,955*
  • Sep Sun 29 2024 to Oct Sat 12 2024
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    $8,855*
  • Oct Sun 06 2024 to Oct Sat 19 2024
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    $8,515*
  • Oct Sun 13 2024 to Oct Sat 26 2024
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    $8,515*
  • Oct Sun 20 2024 to Nov Sat 02 2024
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    $8,515*
  • Oct Sun 27 2024 to Nov Sat 09 2024
    Limited Availability
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    $8,305*
  • Nov Sun 03 2024 to Nov Sat 16 2024
    Limited Availability
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    $7,895*
  • Nov Sun 10 2024 to Nov Sat 23 2024
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    $7,895*
  • Nov Sun 17 2024 to Nov Sat 30 2024
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    $7,895*

What's included

10 nights 3-4 star hotels.
13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners.
One arrival transfer on Day 1 (Athens) and one departure transfer on Day 14 (Santorini) included per booking .
Guided sightseeing in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora.
Entrance fees for all included sites.
Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing.
A 4-day/3-night Greek Islands cruise, inside cabin, with all meals and accompanying drinks, port taxes, and service charges.
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 City Tour
    Our adventure begins with a tour of Greece's 3000-year old capital city, named after the goddess Athena. We start with a panoramic tour of important sites including the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896), Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Syntagma Square. Travelling back in time, we then enjoy a guided visit of the Acropolis, the ancient hilltop sanctuary housing the architectural masterpieces of Classical Athens: the Parthenon, Propylaia, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion. This is followed by a tour of the Acropolis Museum, recently voted one of the best museums in the world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the old Plaka neighbourhood and maybe shop for some souvenirs on Ermou street.

    Please Note:For the departures of 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 07 Apr, 28 Apr, 27 Oct, 03 Nov, 10 Nov and 17 Nov 2024 the 4-day SIC classical Greece tour will commence on day 02, and the Athens city tour will be on Day 06.

    For the departure of 24 Mar, the 4-day SIC classical Greece tour will commence on day day 04, the Athens city tour will be on day 03 and the Saronic gulf day cruise will be on day 02.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 3, Olympia
    Athens - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia. After breakfast, we depart for the Peloponnese, the rocky peninsula home to many of Greece's greatest archaeological sites. First we stop at the gaping Corinth Canal, a narrow waterway separating the Peloponnese and mainland Greece. We continue to Epidaurus, a hub of ancient healing with a theater famed for its acoustics.

    After a short seaside stop in Nafplion, we visit Mycenae, the ancient civilization described by Homer as "rich in gold" and excavated by Heinrich Schliemann. The site includes the towering Cyclopean walls, the beehive tomb of Agamemnon, and the famous Lion's Gate. In the afternoon, we cross the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 4, Olympia
    Olympia - Delphi. Built on the banks of the River Alfios, the lush green sanctuary of Olympia once housed the original ancient Olympic Games, held every four years in honour of Zeus. Today we enjoy a tour through its remains, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias's workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece with famous works such as the Hermes of Praxiteles. In the afternoon, we head return to mainland Greece, over the Rio-Antirio bridge, to Delphi for dinner.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 5, Delphi
    Delphi - Kalambaka. The sanctuary at Delphi was revered in antiquity as a center of pilgrimage, home to the Pythia (oracle) in the Temple of Apollo. We will follow the Sacred Way, the path followed by ancient visitors through the sanctuary. We then visit the local museum, where we'll find the bronze Charioteer statue and the omphalos stone. Afterwards, we cross the mountains of central Greece back to the mainland, arriving in Kalambaka for our overnight stay.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 6, Kalambaka
    Kalambaka - Athens. This morning we visit Meteora, a stunning World Heritage site where a series of towering rock formations shelter a number of sacred Eastern Orthodox monasteries. In the afternoon we return to Athens for the night, briefly stopping at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 7, Athens
    Today offers free time to further explore the delights of Athens. Alternatively a optional tour to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon will be available.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 8, Athens
    This morning transfer to the port for an exciting day cruise to the Saronic gulf islands. Our first stop will be the picturesque island of Hydra, well know to the international jetset. On Hydra you can explore the little cobble-stoned streets. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we visit the island of Poros with its clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last comes Aegina, a weekend retreat for many Athenians. Make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. A buffet lunch will be served on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances!
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 9, Mykonos
    After breakfast this morning return to the port to board the elegant Celestyal Cruises ship and embark on a three night 'Iconic Aegean' cruise, from Athens to Santorini. We'll arrive in Mykonos this afternoon. Take advantage of the free shuttle service provide by the cruise line to explore the bustling Chora (Mykonos town) until late in the evening.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 10, Patmos
    Mykonos - Patmos. Our cruise takes us to Turkey this morning, we sail to Kusadasi for an optional excursion to the town's covered bazaar and the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Temple of Artemis - among the Seven Wonders of the World - was once located.

    Returning to the ship this afternoon, we continue back to Greece and the island of Patmos. Here we find the hilltop Monastery of St John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, where the apostle is believed to have witnessed the events of the Book of Revelation, an optional excursion to visit these places is offered.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 11, Rhodes
    Patmos - Rhodes. In the morning we arrive in Rhodes. An optional 'medieval tour' takes in the sights of this World Heritage city, including the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (Old Town). Overnight, our cruise continues south to the island of Crete.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.
    Day 12, Heraklion
    Rhodes - Heraklion - Santorini. We arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, early this morning, where you have the option of an excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Immortalized in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, this Bronze Age settlement stood at the heart of one of Greece's earliest civilizations. We reach the island of Santorini in the afternoon, where we leave our cruise and transfer to our hotel.
    Please Note: For the departure of 17 March 2024 & 21 October 2024 until the end of the season will NOT be calling at the port of Heraklion. Instead, it will be arriving in Santorini in the morning.
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 13, Santorini
    Enjoy a day at leisure in Santorini, an Aegean paradise widely considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Explore the whitewashed towns of Fira and Oia with their views of the volcano which birthed the island, watch the spectacular sunset from the black-sanded beaches, or cruise the caldera on a boat tour.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
    Day 14, Santorini
    Our Greek odyssey ends today. Enjoy the morning at leisure before an included transfer to Santorini airport to meet your onward flight.
    1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.
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