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Trafalgar Best of Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise Premium summer 2017 (AGOP)

16 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, Santorini, Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Nafplion, Crete, Rhodes, CESME, Greece, Turkey

Sail through the azure Aegean at a leisurely pace - your days spent relaxing on deck as you glide into quiet rocky coves and past dramatic cliff-top villages to the ruins of Ephesus. Abandon your sea-legs for the shores of Santorini, Mykonos and Nafplion, renowned as the most romantic town in Greece with its Venetian architecture and nostalgic neoclassical mansions.

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 Caldera on Santorini and the windmills on Mykonos
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Fira on Santorini, Izmir, Nafplion, Chania, Rhodes, Çeşme, Mykonos

Dining Highlights

  • 14 buffet breakfasts
  • 12 dinners
  • 6 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 Athens – Embark
Today is free for you to explore the ancient sites and museums of the city, before an evening transfer to the port to board your cruise ship.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Santorini – At Sea
Today we find ourselves in Santorini. Its cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean like a dream. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Caldera. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 10 Izmir - At Sea
This morning disembark for your complimentary shore experience visit to fascinating Ephesus, site of the famous Temple of Artemis. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 11 Nafplion – At Sea
Arrive this morning in Nafplion, known as the ‘most romantic town' in Greece. During your free day here perhaps explore the Old Town, relax on Arvanitia beach or sit and watch the world go by in a quayside café.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 12 Chania – At Sea
Disembark in the Venetian port of Chania and enjoy a free day to explore the maze-like alleys and striking architecture of the Old Town, including Venetian mansions and elaborate churches. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 13 Rhodes – At Sea
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: 14 Çeşme – Mykonos
Spend the morning exploring the coastal town of Çeşme, before sailing to Mykonos. Spend the evening strolling through the labyrinthine cobbled streets and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the town. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 15 Disembark – Athens
This morning, disembark from your cruise ship and board a transfer to your hotel. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 16 Depart Athens
Transfers are provided to the airport for your return flight home. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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