ATHENS & 7 NIGHT ECLECTIC AEGEAN ISLANDS CRUISE 2020 - 11 days from Athens to Athens


ATHENS & 7 NIGHT ECLECTIC AEGEAN ISLANDS CRUISE 2020 - 11 days from Athens to Athens

Tour/Holiday Package Information

LAND TOUR | Tour Code - 6620/6621

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
ATHENS - Guided tour including the Acropolis and guided visit of the Archaeological Museum
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
ISTANBUL - Half day Bosphoros cruise and Spice
Market visit
CANAKKALE
VOLOS
HERAKLION - Half day Minoan Palace of
Knossos excursion
SANTORINI - Half day spectacular Oia village excursion
MYKONOS
■ Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with Wi-Fi. Cruise on MS Celestyal Crystal in fully air-conditioned inside cabins with private shower and toilet; supplement for outside cabins

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
ATHENS Ilissos (ST)
CRUISE: MS Celestyal Crystal
MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 6 lunches (L); 7 dinners (D)

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What you get?

Itinerary

About this Package

TOUR START DATES:

MONTH START DATE
PRICING
APR 2020
24 $3155
MAY 2020
01, 08 $3155
OCT 2020
09 $3665

- The above prices of tour 6620 are per person in twin inside cabins.
- Port Taxes $289 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are included in the Cosmos price.
- Guaranteed shares (not available on tour 6621): see page 7.
- Upgrade per person to outside cabin XA tour 6621: $289
- Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy of inside cabin IA tour 6620: $559; in outside cabin XA tour 6621: $889
- Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, please call or visit us online for details and prices.

Day 1, Fri. ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2, Sat. ATHENS-PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION).

Get to know the modern and ancient history of this fascinating city on the included guided sightseeing tour. Explore the ruins of the ACROPOLIS, the ancient temple-city symbolising the greatness of ancient Greece in politics, culture, and philosophy. The city is busy and yet very fascinating, as it combines the
great ancient heritage with contemporary architecture, street art and other art expressions. Spend some free time discovering the city before driving to the port town on Piraeus to embark your cruise ship in the afternoon. (B,D)

Day 3, Sun. ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

Enjoy the ship’s facilities this morning as you sail to Istanbul with arrival in the afternoon. Istanbul is the fascinating and exotic capital city of Turkey, where Asia and Europe meet. It has a very diverse heritage, made up by all the different civilisations who occupied the city over the millennia, expressed in the architecture, traditions, culture, music, and food. The people are very friendly and open, and the city will surprise you at every turning of a corner. (B,L,D)

Day 4, Mon. ISTANBUL.

Discover the bustling city from the water, as you enjoy beautiful views on the included BOSPHOROS cruise followed by a visit to the SPICE MARKET. There are so many things to see in this interesting city; the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, and much more. Even stopping in a local coffee shop can become the highlight of your day. Take advantage of your time, as you will be leaving port in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5, Tue. CANAKKALE.

Wake up in Cannakale this morning. From the cruise ship, you can spot the wooden Trojan horse on the vast yacht-lined waterfront promenade, serving as a taste of what awaits. Cannakale is not only a good starting base for visiting the battlefields of Gallipoli, but also has a youthful vibe thanks to its important university. (B,L,D)

Day 6, Wed. VOLOS, GREECE.

Tucked in below Mount Pelion, land of the mythical centaurs, Volos embraces the Pagasetic Gulf to one side and the dramatic, mountainous Pelion Peninsula on the other. Step off the ship, and you’ll be greeted by a thriving university city whose energetic pace will whisk you up in an array of activities in the port and in the traditional tavernas. Discover some architectural gems, both ancient and neoclassical. (B,L,D)

Day 7, Thu. HERAKLION.

Today’s stop is on the large island of Crete. The ship will dock in Heraklion, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the Minoan civilisation on the included sightseeing tour. KNOSSOS was the site of the most important palace, and according to tradition it was the seat of the legendary king Midas. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. (B,L,D)

Day 8, Fri. SANTORINI-MYKONOS.

Among the world’s best honeymoon destinations, Santorini, is actually a group of islands surrounding the submerged caldera of a volcano. It was believed that the lost city of Atlantis was in these waters. The white and-blue houses, built on the hills crowning the blue ocean, dotted with bright pink and red bougainvillea are the emblem of this breathtakingly beautiful island. Enjoy an included half-day excursion to spectacular OIA VILLAGE, perched on the caldera rim. Return on board, sailing to arrive in Mykonos in time to enjoy the exciting and colourful nightlife of this mesmerising island. (B,L,D)

Day 9, Sat. MYKONOS-PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION).

Disembark the ship this morning and, before checking into the hotel, enjoy the included guided visit of the Athens ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Here, discover the most important treasures of ancient Greece that were found at all major sites across the country. Later, enjoy some free time, and maybe take a walk in the old Plaka district with its many tavernas and souvenir shops. (B)

Day 10, Sun. ATHENS.

Your last day in Greece is at leisure. You can further explore the city with the aid of the CosmosGO app, or you can enjoy an optional excursion to the spectacular cliffside village of Delphi to visit the famous archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient Greeks considered Delphi the navel of the earth and built a sumptuous temple dedicated to Apollo for worship. The journey through Greek mainland rural areas will reveal a different side of Greece with remarkable landscapes. (B)

Day 11, Mon. ATHENS.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Remarks

IMPORTANT:
~ Rates above is for Land package  
~ Prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
~ Prices and Itinerary are subject to change
~ Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are NON-REFUNDABLE
~ Terms and conditions apply

NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE:
~ Air ticket & taxes
~ Travel Insurance
~ Tipping for guide and drivers
~ Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer


Price

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To see what is included with these prices read the 'what you get' box above and the itinerary.

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