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Trafalgar Best of Greece Reverse with 3Day Aegean Cruise Moderate Summer 2018 (AGAMR)

12 Days starts and ends in Athens Print
Tour Style: Cruise Rail and Combos
Eastern Mediterranean 2018
Visits: Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Kalabaka, Delphi, Nafplion, Epidaurus, Mykonos, SAMOS, Santorini, Greece

Add a dash of Greek Island cruising to your exploration of Greece - the highlights of Mykonos, Crete and Santorini a fitting reward for a week of exploring ancient sites, and myths and legends. Wander through quaint village lanes and marvel at volcanic landscapes, enjoying views over the deep blue Aegean that stretch for miles.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth
  • See the Lion Gate, Agamemnon's Palace at Mycenae and the Corinth Canal
  • View the Parthenon, the Agora, Royal Palace and Temple of Zeus in Athens, the battle site at Thermopylae, the ancient theatre and Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus
  • Visit the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum in Athens, the incredible rock monasteries in Meteora, the home of the Oracle at Delphi, the Olympic Stadium in Olympia and the ancient ruins in Corinth

Dining Highlights

  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • 3 cruise lunches

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Athens (2 Nights)
Welcome to Athens. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax or spend time exploring the wonders of this ancient city. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink with your travelling companions and your Travel Director.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Athens Sightseeing
Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and is widely seen as the cradle of Western Civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. One of the world's oldest cities, discover the rich heritage of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Explore the Acropolis and view the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Marvel at the Agora, the Royal Palace and the Temple of Zeus. Enjoy an included visit to the spectacular Acropolis Museum containing remarkable antiquities. See Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. Spend the rest of your day at leisure and discover Athens. In the evening, perhaps choose to dine in the lively Plaka district, the old quarter of the city.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Athens – Meteora – Kalambaka
Say goodbye to Athens, and enjoy a scenic drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. En route we have the chance to pay our respects to the heroic King Leonidas and his brave Spartans who stood their ground against the invading Persians. Cross the fertile Thessaly region, the "bread basket of Greece" Later dine at your hotel in Kalambaka.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Kalambaka – Thermopylae – Delphi
This morning visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass and the Bralos mountain range to arrive at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 5 Delphi – Patras – Olympia
This morning, tour the breathtaking Delphi with your Local Specialist and see the site of the most important oracle in the classical world. Walk the Sacred Way to the Temple of Apollo dating from the 5th century. Cross the Gulf of Corinth and head south to the Peloponnese before continuing to Olympia. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 6 Olympia – Nafplio
Meet your Local Specialist and spend the morning visiting the ancient Olympic site and museum and the Temples of Zeus and Hera − the wife of Zeus and one of the most important deities in Greek mythology. Arrive later in Nafplio where you will dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Nafplion – Epidarus – Mycenae – Corinth – Athens
Visit the amphitheatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine in Epidaurus with your Local Specialist. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains the symbol of medicine to this day. In Mycenae − a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece and a military stronghold − see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace with your Local Specialist. Visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist before crossing the mighty Corinth Canal en route to Athens. This evening enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner with you travelling companions.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 8 Embark – Mykonos
We leave the bustling city streets of Athens and cruise to Mykonos where we have the evening free to explore its labyrinthine cobblestone lanes lined by white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 9 Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos
Today's choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Turkish shores of Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus, or visit the Greek island of Samos, renowned for its wine tradition. We continue to Patmos, the site where the Book of Revelation was written by St. John whose Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery you could choose to see as an Optional Experience. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 10 Heraklion – Santorini
We arrive in Heraklion this morning and have the opportunity to explore Crete's Minoan culture and heritage at the Palace of Knossos. Continuing to the Cycladic island of Santorini with its enchanting clifftop towns we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience passing quaint villages and vineyards en route to spellbinding Oia.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 11 Disembark – Athens
This morning, disembark from your cruise ship for your transfer to your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 12 Depart Athens
Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, Triple

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