8 Day Athens with 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

2 Athens & 4 Cruise
Save $580 per couple from our regular rate for booking by or before Monday Apr 24, 17
Complimentary
$580 off per couple book before Apr 24
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Athens
    • 4 nights Celestyal Cruise
  • Cruise gratuities & porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

 

  • Visit the Acropolis, the astonishing ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
  • Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
  • Tour the traditional settlement of Lindos and the medieval city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit spectacular Oia village, one of the most photographed places in Greece
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Greece
Depart for Greece

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the classical capital of Greece; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to discover the ancient wonders of this city known as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Overnight: Athens

DAY 3, Sunday - Athens City Tour*
The exploration of Athens begins with a panoramic drive through the city center. View the Panathenian Stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Continue on to visit the Acropolis, the ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens and the new Acropolis Museum, a striking modern building built at the base of the monument where many of the original statues from the Acropolis are now displayed. The rest of the day is at leisure. Be sure to walk to Constitution Square, where you might catch a glimpse of the colorfully-costumed Evzone guards, outfitted in the traditional Greek style. Tonight, perhaps walk through the lively Plaka area, the oldest section of Athens, a neighborhood of charming restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Athens
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Cruise Embarkation, Arrive in Mykonos
Morning arrival at the pier for embarkation. Set sail at 11:00 am, and sit back as you take in the spectacular scenery of the beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean. Enjoy dinner on board before arriving at 6:00 pm in the ultra-popular and chic jet-set island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses, iconic windmills and sophisticated town with trendy cafes and boutiques. Find a table at a harbor side taverna and gaze at the bustle of Cycladic island life and the gorgeous views. Perhaps visit one of the island’s popular night clubs before returning to the ship departing at 11:00 pm for Kusadasi, Turkey
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Evening in Patmos
Today, arrive at 7:00 am in Kusadasi, Turkey. This splendid city is renowned for its significant historical and religious sites, including ancient Ephesus, one of the most exquisite cities in antiquity. Tour the magnificent archaeological site of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus and Fountain of Trajan. Enjoy free time in Kusadasi before returning to the ship in time for lunch. At 4:00 pm, arrive in Patmos. This small island is steeped with an intense spiritual character, which inspired St. John the Divine to write the Book of Apocalypse. A large monastery in his name dominates the landscape above Chora, the island’s capital, surrounded by strong fortress-like walls. Follow the picturesque narrow lanes in the port of Skála and discover cafés, shops and bakeries selling traditional honey and nut pastries. Time to linger until sailing at 9:00 pm to Rhodes
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Rhodes
View the magnificent panorama as the ship arrives at 7:00 am in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Drive along the coastline to the tiny town of Lindos, with its whitewashed houses nestled on the hillside overlooking the crystal sapphire waters of the bay. Tour the Acropolis of Lindos and Temple of Athena before proceeding to the city of Rhodes. See the ruins of ancient Rhodes before enjoying a walking tour of the medieval Old Town. View the Palace of the Knights, continuing down Chevaliers Road, before transferring back to the ship. Set sail this evening at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Arrive in Crete, Evening in Santorini
At 7:00 am, arrive in Crete, largest of the Greek Islands. Crete’s remarkable history is highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. Here, the mountain caves are thought to be the legendary birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. Free time to explore on your own or join the locals sitting in a café drinking coffee. Return to the ship in time for a leisurely lunch on board. At 4:30 pm, cruise into Santorini's caldera. Enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea as you drive north to Oia village, built on the caldera rim, famous for its white-washed houses with blue shutters. Free time to explore the marble-paved alleys and become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, or relax at a cliff-side café before the ship sails towards Athens at 9:30 pm
Overnight: Aegean Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Depart Greece
Arrive at the pier at 7:00 am, disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*April 14 Departure: The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum will not be open on the day of the Athens city tour due to the observation of Greek Easter. Sightseeing will operate as scheduled on April 16 and entrance to the Acropolis will be provided on April 17 prior to embarking your cruise. The new Acropolis Museum will not be included on this departure

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Save $580 per couple from our regular rate for booking by or before Monday Apr 24, 17 (Promo Code DLATAGC290)
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • As taxis are difficult to find upon disembarkation, we suggest that the departure transfer is pre-booked.
  • Passengers returning from Athens on Day 8 should select flights that depart no earlier than 11:00 am.
  • Visas are not required for shore excursions to Kusadasi.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
Port charges of $149 shore excursions, local guide gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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