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Trafalgar Best of Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise Superior Best of Greece with 7 Day Aegean Cruise Superior (AGOS)

16 Days starts and ends in Athens Print
Tour Style: Cruise Rail and Combos
Eastern Mediterranean 2018
Visits: Athens, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Antirio, Delphi, Kalabaka, Mykonos, Mycenae, Corinth, Nauplia, Epidaurus, Santorini, Heraklion, Kusadasi, Ephesus, SAMOS, 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 Mykonos, Milos and Santorini, 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 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

  • 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)
Put the 'oh' in opa and embark on an unforgettable exploration of an ancient land of gods and goddesses, myths and legends. Your springboard to your spellbinding holiday is the vibrant capital of Athens, an effortless mix of ancient treasures and modern verve, which you will have an opportunity to explore after being transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception, including a light meal and welcome drink.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Athens Sightseeing
Join your Local Specialist for a guided morning sightseeing tour to the ancient hilltop complex that was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation and today overlooks a sprawling cityscape below. Along our journey into antiquity we'll have an opportunity to explore the Acropolis with its treasures. We'll admire the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Royal Palace, Temple of Zeus and the Agora, once the haunt of Socrates and Plato. We'll see remarkable displays of an ancient world during an included visit to the Acropolis Museum, and see Hadrian's Arch and the stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy on your own terms. Meander through the cobbled lanes of Plaka, people-watch in Syntagma Square or go in search of the city's tastiest souvlaki - the choice is yours. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Athens – Corinth – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nafplion
We depart Athens this morning, crossing the mighty Corinth Canal to the wild Peloponnesian Peninsula. Arriving in the ancient city of Corinth, we join a Local Specialist to explore an ancient city that several empires fought over throughout the centuries. We continue to Mycenae, a mighty kingdom of ancient Greece, where we'll see the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, the Lion Gate and the remains of Agamemnon's Royal Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. Later, we'll travel to Epidaurus to visit the ancient theatre and view the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the God of Medicine, whose snake-entwined staff remains the symbol of medicine to this day. Arriving in the charming Venetian town of Nafplion later, we'll dine in our hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Nafplion – Olympia
We traverse the Mountains of Arcadia to ancient Olympia, past quaint mountain villages into a land of myths and legends, and the site of the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. This evening we join the Karambellas family on their 30-acre olive and wine farm for an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner, some traditional dancing and characteristic Greek philoxenia.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 5 Olympia – Patras – Delphi
We join a Local Specialist this morning to delve into centuries of history. We'll visit the ancient Olympic site, the museum and the ruined remains of the Temples of Zeus and Hera. Leaving Olympia, we skirt the coastline north to Patras, crossing the Gulf of Corinth to mainland Greece before continuing to Delphi, our home for tonight.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Delphi – Thermopylae – Kalambaka
Tread in the footsteps of ancient Greeks who would descend on the sanctuary of Delphi to consult with the most important oracle in the classical world. Join your Local Specialist and walk the Sacred Way to the 4th century Temple of Apollo and view the statues immortalising the strength of the athletes who once competed in the Pythian Games held in honour of Apollo and the Arts. A scenic afternoon drive brings us to Thermopylae, famous for the heroic defence by Leonidas and his brave Spartans against the invading Persians. We cross the lush Thessaly region, the 'bread basket of Greece', and travel over the Pourmaraki Pass towards Kalambaka. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Kalambaka – Meteora – Athens
The breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage monasteries of Meteora are our first stop today. Join a Local Specialist to visit two of the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling impressively to immense, rounded rock towers overlooking the town. A scenic drive returns us to Athens where we'll enjoy a rousing Farewell Dinner with our travel companions and reminisce over an incredible journey through Greece.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 8 Athens – Embark
Spend the day at leisure exploring what was once the Cradle of Western Civilisation, before boarding your cruise ship this evening bound for the Cyclades.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Mykonos
Wake up to the intoxicating charm of Mykonos - the labyrinthine lanes lined with white-washed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea are yours to explore as you soak up the sunshine and laid-back island atmosphere.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 10 Mykonos – Milos – At Sea
Enjoy some free time in the former home of the famous Venus de Milo to indulge in the mouth-watering watermelon pies of Milos island and soak up the glorious sunshine in the turquoise waters of one of its many beaches.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 11 Santorini
Indulge in the laid-back island life of Santorini for the next two days. Begin your exploration of the island when you ascend to the quaint clifftop village of Oia on your Complimentary Shore Experience. We return to our ship this evening where we'll spend the night.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 12 Santorini
Enjoy another full day on the sun-kissed shores of Santorini to explore its charming villages, vineyards and beaches. Sit back and enjoy the allure of the Aegean on your terms.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 13 Santorini – Heraklion – At Sea
We set sail for the island of Crete and spend the afternoon exploring its biggest city, Heraklion. Consider joining a shore experience to the Palace of Knossos to delve into the island's late Bronze Age heritage. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 14 Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – At Sea
Today's choice of sightseeing could see you disembark at Kusadasi for a Complimentary Shore Experience to the ancient city of Ephesus. Or consider a visit to Samos, a Greek island renowned for its wine heritage.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. Flight restriction of 11:00am return from ATH.Buffet Breakfast

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