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Athens & Aegean Cruise - 7 days map

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: Discover the best of Greece with this unforgettable journey through Athens and the Aegean. From the iconic Acropolis to the charming streets of Plaka, immerse yourself in Greek history. Set sail to the captivating island of Mykonos. Marvel at the historical wonders of Kusadasi and Patmos. Explore the medieval charm of Rhodes' old town, followed by a visit to the picturesque Santorini. The adventure gracefully concludes as you sail back to where it all began - Athens.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Athens City Tour - Discover the highlights of the Greek capital, from the modern Panathenaic Stadium to the pretty Plaka district
Acropolis - Enjoy a guided tour of one of the world's most famous landmarks, including the historic marble Parthenon
Patmos - Join an optional excursion to the Monastery of St John and the biblical Grotto of the Apocalypse
Crete - Pay a visit to the Cretian capital of Heraklion and opt to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos
Mykonos - Lounge on sandy beaches and enjoy the nightlife in this Aegean hotspot for the rich and famous
Kusadasi - Hop into Turkey for an optional excursion to the incredible ruins of Ephesus, home to the Library of Celsus
Rhodes - Explore the Acropolis of Lindos and medieval Palace of the Knights on an optional tour
Santorini - Relax on one of Greece's most beautiful islands, where whitewashed villages perch on rugged volcanic cliffs

Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
A 5-day/4-night Greek Islands cruise, inside cabin, with all meals and accompanying drinks, port taxes, and service charges
Half day guided tour of Athens, including the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
Entrance fees for all included sites
Note: Touring is operated in conjunction with other tourist groups, not solely On The Go. You will join travellers who booked through other operators for sightseeing each day, some staying in different hotels, and spend your evenings at leisure. The group can vary in size from 20 - 45 persons. Guiding may be in an additional language to English
2 nights 3-4 star hotels
One Airport arrival on Day 1 and one departure transfer on day 7 per booking
Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing from days 1 - 2 and services of local guides for included sightseeing
All transfers and transportation in modern air conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visas
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the inclusions, including additional drinks on the cruise
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
A hotel tax of €7.00 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in. The hotel tax is not applicable on the cruise. See Trip Notes additional info for details
Optional excursions on board cruise - book and pay locally

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Greece

Welcome to Greece! Transfer to your hotel upon arrival at Athens airport, where you may spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Athens

Day 2

City Tour of Athens

Today is dedicated to exploring the vibrant city of Athens. Our journey begins with a panoramic tour of key monuments and landmarks such as the Panathinaikos Stadium, the Zappeion, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma Square, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann's House, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the Old Parliament.

Following this, we embark on a guided visit to the Acropolis, exploring the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion. Subsequently, we delve into a guided exploration of the Acropolis Museum, recognized as one of the finest museums globally.

The afternoon unfolds with leisure time to wander through Plaka, the picturesque old quarter of the city. While here, why not shop for souvenirs along Ermou Street?

Itinerary Alteration - please note:
The Athens city tour may operate on a different day from the outlined itinerary, depending on the departure date. For departures within the Greek Orthodox Easter week, please contact us, as itineraries may not be available or may be altered. For the departure on 4 May 2024, the Athens city tour will not be operated.
Overnight: Athens  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Marvelous Mykonos

Athens - Mykonos. After breakfast, transfer to Lavrion port to board the "Celestyal Cruises" vessel for your captivating four-night Aegean cruise.

The journey sets sail with an afternoon arrival in the charming island of Mykonos, known for its white-washed buildings and narrow winding streets. There is free time to explore the lively island until late in the evening.
Overnight: Mykonos (onboard)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Kusadasi and Patmos

Mykonos - Kusadasi - Patmos. Early this morning, the cruise ship will arrive at the port of Kusadasi, offering you the opportunity to join an optional "Ancient Ephesus through the Ages" shore excursion.

The ship will set sail again around midday for a brief journey to Patmos, where you will dock for the night. While here, consider joining the optional excursion to the renowned Monastery of St. John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse.
Overnight: Patmos (onboard)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Ravishing Rhodes

Patmos - Rhodes. Arriving early in the morning at the picturesque island of Rhodes, the ship docks for the entire day, giving you the opportunity to explore the enchanting old town. If you wish, you can opt for an additional excursion to Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights.

With the freedom to choose today's adventure, immerse yourself in the island's beauty and cultural heritage. As the day concludes, return to the ship in the evening for dinner onboard.
Overnight: Rhodes (onboard)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Stunning Santorini

Rhodes - Heraklion - Santorini. Arriving in Heraklion early in the morning, you have the option to explore the city at your own pace or join an optional excursion to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, steeped in legendary tales of the Minotaur.

In the afternoon, the cruise sails on to the enchanting island of Santorini. Here, you can either opt to take the cable car up to Fira town or embark on an optional excursion to the "Spectacular Oia village" which is perched on the caldera rim.

Itinerary Alteration - please note:
During winter departures, the cruise will not stop in the port of Heraklion. Instead, the ship will arrive in Santorini in the morning and spend the whole day in Santorini.
Overnight: Santorini (onboard)  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Goodbye

Santorini - Athens. As your cruise journey concludes, the ship arrives at Lavrion port early in the morning. Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. Following disembarkation, a transfer will be provided to the Athens airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
27 Apr - 03 May 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
11 May - 17 May 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
18 May - 24 May 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
25 May - 31 May 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
15 Jun - 21 Jun 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
22 Jun - 28 Jun 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
29 Jun - 05 Jul 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
06 Jul - 12 Jul 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
13 Jul - 19 Jul 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
20 Jul - 26 Jul 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
27 Jul - 02 Aug 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
03 Aug - 09 Aug 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
10 Aug - 16 Aug 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
17 Aug - 23 Aug 40% off G
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
24 Aug - 30 Aug 40% off
R63,715
R38,229
R95,805
R57,483
31 Aug - 06 Sep 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
07 Sep - 13 Sep 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
14 Sep - 20 Sep 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
21 Sep - 27 Sep 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
28 Sep - 04 Oct 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
05 Oct - 11 Oct 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
12 Oct - 18 Oct 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
19 Oct - 25 Oct 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
26 Oct - 01 Nov 40% off
R64,525
R38,715
R97,455
R58,473
02 Nov - 08 Nov 40% off G
R60,925
R36,555
R91,075
R54,645
09 Nov - 15 Nov 40% off
R60,925
R36,555
R91,075
R54,645

Hotels

In Greece a variety of hotels are used in various locations. The ones listed are examples of some commonly used hotels. We reserve the right to substitute these for ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Polis Grand, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

In the heart of Athens, the Polis Grand is a contemporary hotel with excellent facilities. Guest rooms are well appointed with elegant furniture and all modern conveniences. Some rooms are equipped with a balcony with fantastic views over to the Acropolis. The hotel benefits from a number of eateries which serve up an array of Greek and international cuisine as well as tasty coffee and delicious pies. Definitely head for a cocktail in the evening at the roof garden bar for amazing views across the city.

The Golden Age Hotel of Athens, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Golden Age Hotel of Athens is a 4 star hotel, located close to the Kolonaki District. A 5 minute walk from the Megaro Mousikis Metro Station, the urban chic property is 2 stops away from the centre of Athens. Each guest room is soundproofed, air conditioned and feature an ensuite bathroom and blackout drapes. Be sure to try the hotel's daily American buffet breakfast, that includes traditional Greek options. There are two restaurants onsite that serve gourmet Meditteranean cuisine.

Titania Hotel, Athens

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Nestled in the historic centre of Athens, the Titiana offers beautiful accommodation all classically designed. The ensuite guest rooms are furnished to a high standard with neutral tones and wooden flooring. Breakfast is served in the impressive rooftop Olive Garden restaurant which affords amazing views across the city including the Acropolis. The hote offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness centre.

Celestyal Discovery Cruise Boat, Island Cruise

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 star cruise boat

Embark on a journey of luxury and adventure aboard the Celestyal Discovery, where an unforgettable sailing experience awaits. With 7 vibrant bars, 4 exquisite restaurants, and a serene spa, this cruise promises a perfect blend of indulgence and relaxation. The accommodation on the Discovery is designed for ultimate comfort, providing a tranquil haven for guests. From fine dining to casual eateries, Celestyal Discovery offers a diverse range of restaurants and bars, including sophisticated lounges and lively poolside spots - ideal settings to unwind and create lasting memories.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Athens
Ends
Athens
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 45
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels & cruise ship
Tour Guide
Yes, for days touring mainland before joining cruise
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes - one transfer per booking
Dep. Transfer
Yes - one transfer per booking
Athens
Athens
Athens
Mykonos
Santorini
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