Greek Odyssey & Iconic Aegean Cruise (outside cabin)
Admire the fascinating ancient and modern marvels of Greece before joining a seven night cruise around the beautiful Greek Islands and Turkish coast.
DAY 1: UK - Athens.
Fly to Athens where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for one night.
DAY 2: Athens - Kalambaka.
Dominated by its stunning Acropolis, Athens ranks alongside Rome as one of Europe's most historic cities. This morning's included sightseeing tour features a good introduction to the highlights of Athens. This afternoon, drive to Kalambaka in the Meteora region for one night. (B, D)
DAY 3: Kalambaka - Meteora - Delphi.
Today's included trip is sure to be a highlight of your tour. Head to the heart of Meteora, where a cluster of monastic buildings sits perched atop natural pillar-like rock formations, hundreds of metres above the valley floor. Their spectacular and seemingly inaccessible position provided an ideal retreat for the hermit monks who live here and today, the unusual rock spires topped by well-preserved monasteries provide an unforgettable sight. This afternoon, drive to Delphi for one night. (B)
DAY 4: Delphi - Olympia.
Start your day in Delphi with a fascinating archaeological site visit. Set close to the village, the ancient site, backed by imposing Mount Parnassus, is in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the country. Your visit with a local guide takes you along the Sacred Way to see the Temple of Apollo, some of the Treasuries and the Theatre. This afternoon follow the Gulf of Corinth through Nafpaktos to Antirion. Journey over the spectacular bridge to Rion before reaching Olympia for one night. (B, D)
DAY 5: Olympia - Epidaurus - Nauplia.
Olympia is the original home of the Olympic Games, which were first held in 776BC, and was considered to be a sacred precinct to the God Zeus, whose temple once housed one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This morning's visit with a local guide includes the ancient stadium where the Games were held and the temples of Zeus and his wife Hera. Later, head to Epidaurus to visit the world famous theatre (entrance fee included) before continuing to Nauplia for one night. (B)
DAY 6: Nauplia - Mycenae - Corinth - Athens.
Enjoy a guided visit to the imposing ruins of Mycenae, an ancient city once dubbed the 'city rich in gold' by Homer. The Golden Mask of Agamemnon was unearthed here as well as many other treasures that exactly matched Homer's descriptions in the Iliad. Enter the city through the magnificent Lion's Gate and admire Agamemnon's Royal Palace. This afternoon, stop at the impressive Corinth Canal before continuing to Athens. (B)
DAY 7: Athens - Lavrion - embarkation.
Transfer to Lavrion to board your Louis cruise ship. Set sail and cruise overnight towards Istanbul. (B, D)
DAY 8: Istanbul.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Istanbul, home to some of the world's greatest historic treasures such as the Blue Mosque, with it's precious Iznik tiles, and the Topkapi Palace, containing the treasures of Ottoman sultans. Set sail this evening. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: Kusadasi.
Why not visit Ephesus on an optional excursion? (B, L, D)
DAY 10: Santorini.
Spend the day at leisure on the stunning island of Santorini. Leave in the evening and sail towards Crete. (B, L, D)
DAY 11: Crete.
After an early morning arrival, spend a day at leisure in Aghios Nicholaos on the beautiful island of Crete before leaving for Rhodes. (B, L, D)
DAY 12: Rhodes - Symi.
Arrive early and stay a short stop in Rhodes town, a beautifully preserved and UNESCO-protected walled town, just a short walk from the port. Stroll down the Street of Knights, or visit the Palace of the Grand Masters. This afternoon, sail to Symi before heading towards Chios. (B, L, D)
DAY 13: Chios - Mykonos.
Spend the morning in Chios then onto Mykonos for the evening. Depart for Lavrion. (B, L, D)
DAY 14: Lavrion - Athens.
Disembark in Lavrion and return to Athens where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
DAY 15: Athens - UK.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
Accommodation on Tour
Athens: Acropolis Select (B category); Kalambaka: Famissi (B category); Delphi: Apollonia (A category); Olympia: Olympia Palace (A category); Nauplia: Rex (B category).
Greek Odyssey & Iconic Aegean Cruise (outside cabin) 16 days
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Greek Odyssey & Iconic Aegean Cruise (outside cabin)
Price from £2054
Prices are per person
Book in advance and pay just the deposit, from £125pp
- Flights: UK - Athens - UK
- Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities in hotels and as per cruise ship details
- Meals 14 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
- Services of a tour director on tour
- Porterage at hotels during tour (for one suitcase per person)
- Individual Audio System on tour only
- Transfers between overseas airport, hotels and cruise ship
- All local, port and airport taxes/service charges
- Single share option (on tour only and inside cabin option on cruise) no supplement to pay
All this included
- Athens City sightseeing & Acropolis visit
- Meteora Monasteries visit
- Delphi Archaeological site with local guide and museum visit
- Olympia Archaeological site with local guide and museum visit
- Peloponnese Scenic drive
- Epidaurus Theatre visit
- Mycenae Archaeological site with local guide and museum visit
- Corinth Canal View
- London Gatwick
- London Heathrow
- Saturdays - 2014
19 Apr 2014 to 04 Oct 2014