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OLYMPIAN VOYAGE TOUR

 

7-night Greek Island Hopping Cruise, combined with 3-night Classical Greece Coach Tour, and multi-night Athens Stay

 

DESCRIPTION

If Greece has always been your dream vacation, opt for this itinerary that combines a cruise in the Greek Islands and Turkey, as well as a wonderful stay in Athens, Kalambaka, Delphi or Arachova, and Nafplion

 

ITINERARY FOR SUNDAYS DEPARTURES

16 DAYS - 14 NIGHTS - 30 MEALS

 

BONUS 1: Book and pay by Dec 18, 2017 and benefit from:

- Savings of $500 per couple

- Our Price Drop Guarantee

- A $50 future travel voucher 1

- Free Seat Selection 2

 

BONUS 2: Book and pay by Feb 28, 2018 and benefit from:

- Savings of $500 per couple

- Our Price Drop Guarantee

- A $50 future travel voucher 1

 

BONUS 3: Book and pay by April 30, 2018 and benefit from:

- Savings of $500 per couple

- A $50 future travel voucher 1

 

2018 Prices from $4279CAD includes port and air taxes/pp*

(based on Double Occupancy)

 

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (taxes & fees: $1068); include the Early Booking savings of $250/person (if booked by Feb. 28, 2018) and are based on Toronto departures with roundtrip flight in Economy Class on board Air Transat (subject to change without notice)

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Meteora: visit two ancient monasteries

Delphi: visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi

Olympia: visit the site and Archaeological Museum of Olympia

Corinth Canal: stop to take pictures of the impressive canal

Seven-night cruise with all drinks and excursions included to Rhodes, Crete and the ancient city of Ephesus

Athens: free time

GOOD TO KNOW

 

- The guide may be bilingual from days 3 to 6.

- A representative will be present in Athens and aboard the cruise ship from May to October.

- End of June/July/August: the cruise itinerary differs, please inquire.

- Extensions in Mykonos and Santorini are available, please inquire.

- This itinerary is for Sunday departures, and differs for other departures, please inquire.

- Drink package included during the cruise, please inquire.

- Stateroom and room upgrades are available, please inquire.

DAILY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Toronto or Montreal • Athens

Direct flight to Athens.

 

BEGINNING OF ISLAND-HOPPING CRUISE

Day 2: Arrive Athens (Piraeus)

Transfer to your cruise ship - Celestyal Nefeli.

 

Day 3: Mykonos

Arrive in Mykonos, a paradise in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Aegean, this island is a must-see for its windmills

and beaches. Enjoy a day at your leisure. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 4: Mykonos • Milos

Morning departure for Milos. In the early afternoon, you’ll arrive on this island which offers striking landscapes due to its volcanic nature and

thanks to the diversity of its rocks. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 5: Santorini

Morning arrival in Santorini. Enjoy your included excursion: watch an unforgettable sunset and admire stunning views of Santorini. From the traditional

towns of Firostefani and Imerovigli to magnificent Oia, this visit will give you an eyeful. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 6: Santorini

Explore even more of this island, which offers magnificent and varied landscapes. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 7: Crete (Heraklion)

Morning arrival in Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and the cradle of European civilization.

Enjoy an included excursion in Heraklion and visit the Palace of Knossos. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 8: Kusadasi (Turkey)

Late morning in Kusadasi. Enjoy your included excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, where you’ll discover the eternal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Christian eras (guided tour of the archaeological site). Around noon, depart for the island of Patmos. (BB, L, D)

• Cruise Ship Celestyal Crystal

 

Day 9: Athens (Piraeus)

Arrive in Piraeus, the cruise’s final stop. Transfer to your hotel in nearby Athens for your onenight stay. (BB)

• Accommodation: President Hotel 4* or equivalent category

END OF ISLAND-HOPPING CRUISE

 

BEGINNING OF GUIDED TOUR

Day 10: Athens • Kalambaka (Meteora) 355 km

Depart in the morning for the small town of Kalambaka. Free time upon arrival. In the afternoon, continue to Meteora, a unique geological formation of spectacular peaks isolated from the rest of the world, where many monks have sought refuge. Visit two ancient monasteries. (BB, D)

• Accommodation: Amalia 4* or equivalent category

 

Day 11:Kalambaka • Delphi or Arachova 260 km

Depart for Delphi. Free time upon arrival in the early afternoon. Explore the famous archaeological site and visite the Archaeological Museum of Delphi,

home of the renowned oracle. Of all the ancient Greek sites, Delphi is one of the most captivating. (BB, D)

• Accommodation: Amalia 4* (Delphi) or Anemolia 4* (Arachova) or equivalent category

 

Day 12: Delphi or Arachova • Antirrio • Olympia • Nafplion 455 km

Depart for the Rio-Antirrio Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that links the Peloponnese to continental Greece, and stop for photos.

Then, head to Olympia to visit the site and museum in the afternoon. Continue to Nafplion, tinged with Italian influences and

dominated by two fortresses: Acronauplia and Palamidi. (BB, D)

• Accommodation: Amalia 4* or equivalent category

 

Day 13: Nafplion • Epidaurus • Mycenae • Corinth Canal • Athens 228 km

Depart for the region of Argolis and historic Epidaurus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its theatre is renowned for acoustics so perfect that,

even after 23 centuries, you can hear a coin drop on the stage from the back row. Visit Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon.

Stop for photos of the impressive Corinth Canal. Continue to Athens, and transfer to your hotel for your three-night stay. (BB)

• Accommodation President Hotel 4* or equivalent category

END OF GUIDED TOUR

 

Days 14-15: Athens

Enjoy free time to explore the many facets of Athens, the cradle of European culture with its sacred Acropolis atop a craggy hill –

symbol and jewel of the classical era. Athens is a city of undeniable charm; its always-bustling colourful districts, its numerous museums and its open-air ancient sites are an absolute must-see.

Enjoy an optional excursion ($): guided city tour of Athens including a visit to the Acropolis and its museum. (BB)

• Accommodation: President Hotel 4* or equivalent category

 

Day 16: Athens • Toronto

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (BB)

 

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

Athens (4 nights): President Hotel 4*

Kalambaka (1 night): Amalia 4*

Delphi or Arachova (1 night): Amalia 4* (Delphi) or Anemolia 4* (Arachova)

Nafplion (1 night): Amalia 4*

Mykonos (3 nights): Kamari Beach Mykonos 4*

At sea (7 nights): Celestyal Nefeli

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR TOUR PACKAGE COST

• Roundtrip International flight in Economy Class from Toronto or Montreal

• Roundtrip transfers between the airport and the hotel and cruise ship as per itinerary

• Accommodation in air-conditioned double occupancy (standard room) with private facilities in hotel

• Accommodation in air-conditioned double occupancy (standard double or twin cabin) on cruise Drinks (including alcohol) and excursions are included during cruise

• The services of a bilingual guide during the classical coach

• Hotel taxes and services charges

**PLEASE NOTE: Greece has instituted a new city tax commencing January 1st 2018.

All tourists will be required to pay an Overnight Stay Tax, introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and aims to enhance the State’s revenue in the context of the current fiscal adjustment programme. This will be collected from you when you get to your accommodation.

The amount you’ll pay will depend on the official rating of your accommodation.

 

The specific amount will be dependent on the type of accommodation you’ve booked, as set out in the table below:

 

Accommodation Rating

5 Star Hotels: 4 euros/pp per night

4 Star Hotels: 3 euros/pp per night

3 Star Hotels: 1.5 euros/pp per night

1-2 Star Hotels: 0.5 euros/pp per night

Apartments – all key categories: 0.5 euros/pp per night

 

NOT INCLUDED

• Baggage handling

• Meals other than those detailed

• Gratuities

• Optional tours

• Fees for visa if required

 

YOUR SHIP: Celestyal Nefeli

 

TOUR INFORMATION

• Inside Cabin, Outside Cabin and Outside Superior Cabin are available for all Options

• Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is subject to change.

• Indicated distances are subject to change.

• Port times may vary and are subject to change.

• Disembarkation by tenders in some ports.

 

REMARKS

• Travellers should always cover their shoulders and legs when visiting some religious sites.

• In Europe, hotel rooms are generally smaller than in North America. There are rarely two double beds in a room. Triple rooms usually feature one double bed and one single bed or three single beds or one double bed and one foldaway bed or two single beds and one foldaway bed.

• Some types of sports equipment, including golf bags, etc., are not accepted in the rooms. They have to be kept in a specific area, which is usually locked.

• All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.

• In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

WHY CHOOSE US?

 

We are Greece experts, having travelled to Greece numerous times, and visiting most of the Greek islands, as well as hotels included with these tours, we feel we have a great hands-on experience to relay to our valued clients.

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