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Trafalgar Grecian Magic with 3 Day Aegean Cruise Premium summer 2017 (CGMP)

12 Days starts and ends in Athens Print
Tour Style: CostSaver
Eastern Mediterranean 2017
Visits: Athens, Volos, Trikala, Meteora, Ioannina, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Delphi, Greece

Embark on a journey through the ages - centuries of myths and legends and ancient history - revealed on this leisurely holiday visiting the bougainvillea-clad Achilleion Palace, gods and goddesses of Athens, and Corfu. You'll also walk the Sacred Way at Delphi.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • See where the Battle of Lepando, the last battle between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and the Western powers of Europe took place in 1576
  • Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch
  • Orientation of island and view the Venetian Castle and Monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Visit the Achilleon Palace
  • Sightseeing and the museum, the Temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred Way
  • Free Time in this Byzantine city
  • See the rock formations and visit a Monastery - a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stop in the local village
  • Visit the traditional village of Portaria and Makrinitsa
  • Stop to admire the Battle of Thermopylae monument dedicated to the Spartan warriors

Dining Highlights

  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners and 3 dinners on-board cruise
  • 3 lunches

First class travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply. Please refer to the price panel

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Athens
Welcome to Athens. On arrival you will be met by a Trafalgar representative and transferred to your hotel. Relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Meeting this evening.
Day: 2 Athens – Thermopylae – Volos (Pelion)
This morning enjoy a leisurely drive along the coast to Thermopylae. Stop to view the monument dedicated to brave Spartan warriors that were led by the heroic King Leonidas. Continue along the Magnesian coastline and arrive in the coastal city of Volos known for its mythical Argonauts.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Volos – Portaria – Makrinitsa – Meteora – Trikala
After a morning visit to the villages of Portaria and Makrinitsa, drive towards central Greece and the plains of Thessaly. Visit one of the breathtaking clifftop monasteries set amongst the magical rock formations of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora. Stop later in Trikala situated alongside the Litheos River. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Trikala – Metsovo – Ioannina
After a relaxed start this morning stop in the mountain village of Metsovo, famous for its Metsovne cheese and local wine. Continue on to the charming city of Ioannina and enjoy free time to walk around the Old Town dating back to the Byzantine era. Consider taking a stroll along Pamvotis Lake whilst taking in the views of the picturesque Byzantine Monasteries situated on an island in the middle of the lake.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 5 Ioannina – Igoumenitsa – Ferry to Corfu (2 Nights)
A morning drive brings you to the port of Igoumenitsa in western Greece for your ferry across to the Ionian island of Corfu. Empress Elizabeth "Sissy" of the Austro-Hungarian Empire loved spending time here and it was once under Venetian rule. Enjoy free time to stroll in Corfu town with its mixture of Greek and Venetian architecture. Dine tonight in your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 6 Corfu Island Excursion
Enjoy a relaxed island excursion today and view the Venetian Castle and the Monastery of Palaiokastritsa. Later visit the Achilleion Palace which was once the summer home of the beloved Empress "Sissi" and later used as the summer residence of the Greek Royal Family. Marvel at the many impressive statues and artwork within the palace grounds and admire the view of the Ionian sea below.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 7 Corfu – Nikopolis – Amphilochia – Nafpaktos - Delphi
Today leave the magic of Corfu and sail back to mainland Greece by ferry. Drive to the ancient town of Nikopolis to see where the Battle of Actium took place. Continue via the coastal town of Preveza and stop in the charming port town of Amphilochia. Drive south towards the quaint Greco-Venetian town of Nafpaktos known to most as 'Lepando' for the infamous sea battle that ensued in 1571. Arrive later in Delphi at the foothills of the Parnassus Mountain range to enjoy a leisurely evening above the Valley of the Muses.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 8 Delphi – Arahova – Athens
Visit the most famous Oracle of the Ancient world in Delphi. Visit the museum, the Temple of Apollo and walk the Sacred Way. Later drive through the village of Arahova famous for its "flocati" sheep skin rugs and return to Athens to discover the rich heritage during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the Acropolis and view the Parthenon dedicated to the Goddess Athena and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. Enjoy a traditional Greek farewell dinner tonight in the Plaka quarter.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Embark Piraeus – Mykonos
Board your ship in Piraeus harbour and cruise to stylish Mykonos. Enjoy a few hours here before the cruise continues. (Breakfast is included at the hotel.)Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 10 Kusadasi – Patmos
Arrive early this morning at Kusadasi with time for an excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus. Sail to Patmos with time to perhaps visit the Fortress Monastery.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 11 Heraklion – Santorini
Wake this morning in Heraklion on the island of Crete. Continue to the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini explore the town or consider joining an optional shore experience to Oia and Fira.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day: 12 Disembark – Athens
This morning disembark from your cruise ship, a transfer will be provided to the airport for your return flight home.Buffet Breakfast

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