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Athens and Aegean Premium Summer 2019

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Athens and Aegean Premium Summer 2019

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Glide through the azure Aegean sea past ancient cliff-top villages and pretty seaside towns. Shades of cerulean blue, shimmering white and fuchsia line the cobbled villages of Mykonos and Santorini's Oia. Explore the ancient high city of Athens, the picturesque suburb of Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis, and wondrous ancient Ephesus.

8 Days from £2,005 per passenger

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Day 1 : Arrive Athens (3 Nights)

Delve into a land of gods and goddesses, legends and great philosophers. On arriving in Athens, you will be transferred to your hotel before spending the rest of the day to explore the Greek capital at your own pace. See the remains of the cradle of Western Civilisation, stroll through the charming lanes of Plaka in search of the best souvlaki or people watch in Syntagma Square over a strong cup of Greek coffee.

Accommodation : Marriott/Radisson Blu Park

Day 2 : Athens Sightseeing and Free Time

Step back in time as you explore the wonders of ancient Athens with a Local Specialist on a guided sightseeing tour of the Acropolis. View bygone treasures such as the Parthenon that today stand as a testament to Greece's great past. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city on your own terms or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences.

Day 3 : Athens Free Day

Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant city streets and ancient sites. Ramble through the ruins of the Agora and imagine a thriving marketplace once the haunt of Socrates who questioned ancient Athenians' understanding of the meaning of life. Relax at a café in Kolonaki or consider joining an Optional Experience to Delphi.

Day 4 : Embark 3-Day Cruise – Mykonos

We depart Athens and cruise to the pretty island of Mykonos where we will have an evening to stroll through its enchanting cobblestone lanes lined with white-washed houses and tumbling bougainvillea. Soak up the slow island pace and get lost in a maze of old-world charm.

Day 5 : Kusadasi – Patmos

Visit Kusadasi to join a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus. We continue our cruise to Patmos. Consider an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John.

Day 6 : Heraklion – Santorini

We arrive in Crete this morning and enjoy a complimentary Shore Experience to the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion where we will see what remains of the once powerful Minoan civilisation. Later, on the island of Santorini, consider an optional Shore Experience to the sun-kissed cliff-top village of Oia. Enjoy incredible views of its Caldera before settling in to watch the magnificent Aegean sunset for which this volcanic island is so famous.

Day 7 : Disembark – Athens

We return to the hum and buzz of Athens and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to embrace the fascinating mix of ancient and modern, from ancient architectural treasures to bustling neighbourhoods where you can shop for souvenirs or spend the day soaking up the city's enchanting atmosphere.

Accommodation : Marriott/Radisson Blu Park

Day 8 : Depart Athens

For now it's time to say a fond farewell to Athens and your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Airport transfers are provided. Conditions apply.

Dining Highlights

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 cruise lunches
  • 3 cruise dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
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