Day 1 - Depart USA
Board your overnight flight (not included).
Day 2 to Day 3 - Athens City of the Gods
Welcome to Athens, considered the cradle of western civilization! You are met at the airport and transferred to your tour hotel. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome drink. In the morning all the glories of Athens are on display during your sightseeing tour. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis to admire the Parthenon. You also see the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and Hadrian’s Arch - a magnificent list of treasures from the Classical age. The afternoon is at leisure.(B)
Day 4 to Day 7 - Cruising to Turkey and the Greek Isles
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and white-washed windmills. Shop in the narrow lanes of the town or sit alfresco at one of the welcoming tavernas. Awake next morning at the Turkish port of Kusadasi where you have the option of a shore excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Sail on to the island of Patmos, where St John wrote the Book of Revelation. You also enjoy a day on Rhodes - chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters. Take a walking tour of the old town surrounded by medieval walls, or simply enjoy a lazy day on the golden beaches! Sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, the site of the ruins of King Minos’ Palace of Knossos. Later continue to the sheer cliffs of Santorini, one of the most spectacular islands in the Mediterranean. Experience the island’s capital of Thira, with it’s cliff top restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast (BB), Lunch (L), Dinner (D), and Supper (S) is served on board daily. During your voyage there is also a fun-filled Greek Evening and Dinner with entertainment.(B,L,D,S)
Day 8 - Athens
Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the Flea Market. Tonight, why not dine out in the famous Plaka District? (B)
Day 9 - Return to USA
The tour ends with transfers to the airport.(B)
Athens: Ascend the Acropolis to the Parthenon. See the Royal Palace, Agora Hadrian’s Arch & Temple of Zeus.
Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete & Santorini. Visit the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
All This Included
Experience warm-hearted hospitality as you cruise on a care-free voyage of discovery to fortified harbour towns, exotic cities, idyllic islands with classical temples, whitewashed windmills and blue-domed churches.
7 buffet breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 4 suppers (S), 3 three-course table d'hote dinners or buffets (D)
Air-conditioned cabins with private facilties
Service charges, taxes, porterage
Port taxes and crew gratuities on ship
Sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with onboard toilet
Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours in Athens
Insight Traveler Welcome pack
Arrival and departure transfers between the airports and hotels
Accommodations on this Tour
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Athens:
in twin room $128 - $260; in single room $205 - $487; in triple room $116 - $237
Cabin upgrades are available.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.