Greece Aegean Escape Cruise Vacation


CRUISE PROGRAM - Scheduled departures - 11-day/10-night package visiting Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Crete & Santorini. Includes 3 nights accommodation at first or superior first class hotels in each Athens & Mykonos with breakfast daily, all arrival & departure transfers, a half-day Athens city tour, a 4-night Greek Island cruise with all meals on board including drinks, and 3 shore excursions.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Cruising
  • Port taxes
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Athens – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will bet met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Athens. Superior first class accommodations NJV Athens Hotel or similar, First class accommodations Athenaeum Grand Hotel or similar.

Day

2

Explore Athens

This morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Athens including the Acropolis with its breathtaking views and the renowned Parthenon. The remainder of the day is at leisure or consider joining an optional afternoon tour to Cape Sounion. Superior first class accommodations NJV Athens Hotel or similar, First class accommodations Athenaeum Grand Hotel or similar (B)

Day

3

Athens – Mykonos

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Piraeus port to embark your cruise ship for a short trip to Mykonos. Upon arrival, disembark for a 3-night stay. You will be transferred to your hotel. Superior first class accommodations San Marco Hotel or similar, First class accommodations Yiannaki Hotel or similar (B,L)

Days

4 - 5

Mykonos at Leisure

Spend 2 leisurly days in Mykonos and enjoy its white-washed, flower-decked alleyways, Paraportiani Church, and the famous windmills near the waterfront. Consider taking an optional tour to Delos. Superior first class accommodations San Marco Hotel or similar, First class accommodations Yiannaki Hotel or similar (B)

Day

6

Mykonos – Embark Cruise

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to your cruise ship to embark on a 4-night cruise of the Greek Islands. The ship departs from Mykonos at 11:00 pm for an overnight cruise to Kusadasi. (B,D)

Day

7

Kusadasi (Turkey) – Patmos

Arrive at the Turkish port of Kusadasi at 7:00 am and join an excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. At 1:00 pm, continue your cruise to Patmos. Arrive in Patmos at 4:00 pm. You will have time for an optional tour or explore this island on your own. The ship departs from Patmos at 9:00 pm for an overnight cruise to Rhodes. (B,L,D)

Day

8

Explore Rhodes

Arrive in Rhodes, the Island of Roses, at 7:00 am. Join a medieval tour of Rhodes and visit the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. Return to Rhodes City and stroll along the Street of Knights. The ship departs from Rhodes at 6:00 pm for an overnight cruise to Crete. (B,L,D)

Day

9

Heraklion (Crete) – Santorini

Arrive in Heraklion, on the fabled island of Crete, at 7:00 am. You will have time to explore the town on your own or join an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos. At 11:30 am, proceed to the island of Santorini. Arrive in Santorini at 4:30 pm and join an excursion to Oia Village perched on the rim of the Caldera. Stroll through its marble-paved alleys, gaze at the adorably cute shops, and become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks. The ship departs from Santorini at 9:00 pm for an an overnight cruise to Piraeus, Athens. (B,L,D)

Day

10

Athens – Disembark Cruise

Early in the morning (6:00 am), arrive in Piraeus and disembark the ship. You will be transferred from the port to your hotel. Enjoy a free day in Athens. You may use the time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Superior first class accommodations NJV Athens Hotel or similar, First class accommodations Athenaeum Grand Hotel or similar (B)

Day

11

Athens – Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Athens airport for your return flight home. (B)