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Trafalgar Best of Greece plus 4Day Aegean Cruise Superior summer 2017 (AGLS)

13 Days starts and ends in Athens Print
Tour Style: Cruise Rail and Combos
Eastern Mediterranean 2017
Visits: Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, Old Royal Palace, Ancient Agora of Athens, Arch of Hadrian, Corinth, Mycenae, Beehive Tombs, Lion Gate, Treasury of Atreus, Agamemnons Royal Palace, Epidaurus, Olympia, Temple of Hera, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Patras, Delphi, Mount Parnassus, Temple of Apollo, Thermopylae, Plains of Thessaly, Kalabaka, Meteora, Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, Greece, Turkey

The relics of Rhodes are the highlight on this four-day Greek Island cruise extension to an odyssey through the antiquities of Greece. Explore the medieval Old Town on the 'Island of Roses' and pick your spot in Santorini for the best sunsets over the Aegean. You'll also visit the party hotspot of Mykonos and Patmos, where the Book of Revelations was written.

Sightseeing Highlights

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

Dining Highlights

  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 dinners
  • 4 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 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 the day as you wish. In the evening perhaps choose to dine in a lively area of the city.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion
Cross the mighty Corinth Canal to the Peloponnesian Peninsula and visit the ancient city of Corinth with your Local Specialist. 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. Later visit the ancient theatre 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. Arrive later in Nafplion where you will dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Nafplion – Olympia
Enjoy a spectacular drive east across the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia. Connected to many gods and myths, Olympia is also the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner of authentic local cuisine on an olive farm.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 5 Olympia – Patras – Delphi
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. Driving north to Patras, you cross the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka
Tour Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassos 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 4th century. It was here that every four years athletes competed in the Pythian Games, dedicated to Apollo and the arts. A picturesque early afternoon drive brings you to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. After seeing the memorial, cross the fertile Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece' and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
Drive to Meteora, one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece. Visit two of the six monasteries built on sandstone rocks above the town with your Local Specialist. A scenic drive brings you back to Athens, where later you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 8 Embark – Mykonos
Board your ship in Athens. Cruise to the island of Mykonos and spend time discovering the town and sparkling beaches.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 9 Kusadasi – Patmos
Arrive early at the port of Kusadasi in Turkey - there is time to take an Optional Experience to Ephesus. Continue on to Patmos, with an Optional Experience to the cave where the Book of Revelation was written.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 10 Rhodes
Arrive in Rhodes. Explore the fascinating medieval Old Town or join an Optional Experience to visit Lindos, featuring the Acropolis with stunning coastal views.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 11 Heraklion – Santorini
Sail to Heraklion on the island of Crete, where you will disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to the Palace of Knossos. Then cruise to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini. Maybe explore Fira and Oia, where people flock just to see the sunset. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 12 Disembark – Athens
This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 13 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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