Day 1: Depart US for Athens (Monday)Your overnight flight transports you to Athens.
Day 2: Athens (Tuesday)You will be privately transferred to your Hotel. Afternoon free.
Day 3: Athens (Wednesday)Enjoy a morning tour of Athens, including the Acropolis and its new Museum.
Day 4: Athens (Thursday)A free day in Athens. Optional tours are available.
Day 5: Athens / Lavrion / Mykonos (Friday)Transfer to the port of Lavrion. Sail at 1:00 p.m. Arrive in Mykonos at 6:00 p.m. Hundreds of white buildings and churches dot this blue and white washed island. See why this island is the jet set island of the world! Sail at midnight.
Day 6: Kusadasi / Samos (Saturday)Arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey at 7:00 a.m. Begin your shore excursion to the city of Ancient Ephesus, the Ionian colony, which is one of the largest open-air archaeological museums in the world. Traces of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian period are scattered everywhere: the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of the Kouretes, the Thermal Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Houses of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, Hadrian’s Temple, the Great Theatre. The excursion ends at the Covered Bazaar of Kusadasi with some free time for shopping and… bargaining! During the excursion you will have the opportunity to do some shopping such as carpets, jewelry, leather and other souvenirs. Depart at 1:00 p.m. Arrive Samos 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the scenery and culture of Pythagorus' island. Samos, with its 25 vineyards, the waterfalls and the wetlands, the seaside villages, the traditional pottery craft and the famed Samian wines welcomes you cordially. With your tour guide, start from Vathy, the capital of the island. First stop is the Samos Wine Museum, to be introduced without delay to the tradition, procedure and artistry of the local wine production processes. You will learn about the vats and chemistry equipment, you will see up close the tools and tubes and you will become informed about the white Muscat variety, which reigns supreme over this land. At the Museum's shop you can pick up supplies of these cultured souvenirs. The next stop of this excursion is the seaside village of Kokkari. It is one of the most touristically developed villages of Samos and its picturesque qualities are flowing through its alleyways and houses, its little port and enviable beaches. Here you will have the free time to stroll around and search out interesting shops and places. Depart Samos at 10:30 p.m.
Day 7: Milos (Sunday)Arrive Milos at 9:00 a.m. Milos is known for its lunar landscapes, magnificent beaches and picturesque villages. Depart 8:00 p.m.
Day 8: Piraeus / Athens / Home (Monday)Arrive in Piraeus at 7:00 a.m. Upon disembarkation, private transfer to the Athens Airport for your flight home.
Islander – Idyllic Itinerary (June/July/August)
Land/Cruise rates are based on double occupancy in either 3*, 4* or 5* hotels and in a Category ID (inside cabin).
3* hotel – From $850 to $870
4* hotel – From $885 to $885
5* hotel – From $890 to $960
Mandatory Additional Costs:
Port Charges: $149 per person
Two Shore Excursions: $128 per person
Blue Drink Package: $66 per person
3* – Philippos Hotel (or similar)
4* – Herodion Hotel (or similar)
5* – Royal Olympic Hotel (or similar)
The above rates reflect the least expensive time of travel (August) and the most expensive time of travel (June)
Blue Drink Package
Two Shore Excursions: Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus; Samos: Pythagoras Island
Three nights at a selected Athens hotel including service fees, taxes and daily breakfast
Three day cruise on Celestyal Cruise Line to the Greek Islands and Turkey including all meals, special theme dinners & entertainment
Athens city tour including the Acropolis and its new Museum
Private taxi transfers - Athens Airport / Hotel / Pier / Airport
24-Hour Emergency Number
OPTIONAL: Transatlantic contracted air fare available from USA gateways
Kids Sail Free: 16 years of age or younger cruise free with two full-fare passengers in cabin but pay port dues.
For reservations made by Jan. 31, 2017, a discount of 15% will be applied on the cruise portion of the tour. For reservations made by Mar. 31, 2017, a discount of 10% will be applied on the cruise portion of the tour. Special payment terms apply.
Idyllic Departure Dates from USA: Jun 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21
Classical Greece Add a 4 day/3 night or 3 day/2 night tour to exciting Olympia, Delphi, Argolis & Meteora!
How About A Relaxing Stay In Sun-Drenched Mykonos Or Stunning Santorini? We can include a four-night stay in Mykonos prior to your cruise and/or disembarkation in Santorini for three nights (Iconic itinerary only).
In Athens, additional nights may be added to have more time to experience Athens and its nearby area.