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Insight Vacations Mediterranean Fables - Eclectic Premier, Classic Group, 2021 (C943)

11 Days starts and ends in Athens Print
Tour Style: Regional Journey
Ancient Civilizations 2021
Visits: Greece, Turkey, Athens

Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 7 days.

Authentic Dining

  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 8 Dinner with Wine (DW), 6 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • Cruising: Explore Istanbul and Canakkale in Turkey. Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Santorini and Mykonos.
  • Istanbul: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, where you'll pass Ottoman palaces, old mansions and fortresses.

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • In Athens, your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in this city is seamless
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 3 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages
  • Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Welcome to Athens
An Insight host will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel, where there is time to settle in and relax.At 19:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, and get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 2 The Glories of Athens
See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.(Breakfast)
Day: 3 Set Sail for Turkey
Board your ship this afternoon and set sail for vibrant Istanbul, a city where continents collide. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard daily. Your cruise includes a selection of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic hot and cold beverages.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 4 Cruise the Bosphorus
Arrive in Istanbul in the afternoon and board a cruise along the Bosphorus. Pass the palaces of Dolmabahce and Ciragan and enjoy the rich past emerging as you glide through both sides of the city.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 5 Exploring Istanbul
Enjoy a full day walking through the lively streets, bustling with friendly locals, as aromatic spices fill the air. Take in the beautiful palaces and churches, adorned with colourful mosaics. Be sure to taste local treats such as Turkish delight and baklava.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 6 On to Canakkale
Today you will spend your time exploring a destination with rich history. Walk the atmospheric cobble stone lanes or along the sweeping waterfront promenade. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the ancient city of Troy?(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 7 Discover Thessaloniki
Today you will have time to explore Greece's second largest city. Walk along the waterfront and enjoy the many cafes along Aristotelous Square and see ancient monuments such as the Arch of Galerius.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 8 Explore Volos
Spend your day at leisure today exploring the bustling city of Volos. Why not wonder along the harbour and dine in one of the picturesque restaurants, taking in the views of fishing boats and yachts that line the seafront?(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 9 Santorini at leisure
Wake up in Santorini with a full morning at leisure to relax. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and caf├ęs, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. With your Local Expert visit the Cycladic village of Oia, one of the most picturesque villages of the island boasting panoramic views of the caldera.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 10 Athens at Leisure
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market. Perhaps ask about an optional experience to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion?(Breakfast)
Day: 11 Depart Athens
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.(Breakfast)

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, Triple

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10/21/2021 $3,091.00
10/28/2021 $3,091.00
11/04/2021 $3,341.00
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