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12 Day – Greece and Turkey

Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of this 12 day tour in Greece and Turkey.

In Athens visit the ancient Acroplois and admire the Parthenon, built in the 5th century and see the smaller Temple of Athena Nike before cruising the Mediterranean to the island of Mykonos with its whitewashed windmills, walkways, tavernas and nightlife.

Sail to Crete, birthplace of Zeus and Santorini where you can enjoy a visit to the Cycladic village of Oia.

You also have the option of visiting either the Turkish port of Kusadasi or spend a day on the Greek island of samos, birthplace of Pythagoras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Athens: Delve into Greece's glorious history with a visit to the Acropolis, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens with its serene presence
  • Athens: Admire the Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC to honour the goddess Athena, see the Caryatid beauties as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike
  • Santorini: Your Local Expert takes you to the village of Oia, one of the most picturesque Cycladic village
  • Heraklion: If you decide to visit Samos, you will enjoy free time on the island. While in Crete, join in a guided visit of the Palace of King Minos
  • Kusadasi: If you choose to visit Kusadasi, your Local Expert guides you through the famous archaeological site of Ephesus
  • Mediterranean Fables Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos. Choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi or the Greek island of Samos
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Your Journey Begins

Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).

Day 2 - Athens, City of Gods

Day 3 - The Glories of Athens

Day 4 - Cruising to Mykonos

The morning is at your leisure. Late afternoon, board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on-board daily.

Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft-drinks, and hot beverages.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

Day 5 - Mykonos

The full days is yours to relax and explore Mykonos, with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills.

Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to discover.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

 

Day 6 - Milos

After a pleasant morning cruising the blue waters of the Aegean, arrive in Milos where you enjoy plenty of time to venture through this gorgeous island, with its crystal waters and white cliffs.

Later in the evening, you set sail for Santorini.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar) 

 

 

Day 7 - Santorini

Wake up in Santorini, and you have the full day at leisure to relax. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafés, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets.

Later, join a Local Expert for a visit of the Cycladic village of Oia, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

 

Day 8 - Santorini

Day 9 - Cruise to Crete

Sail to Crete, home to the birthplace of Zeus according to the Greek mythology.

There is time at leisure to explore the capital, Heraklion, site of King Minos’ Palace of Knossos.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

Day 10 - Kusadasi or Samos

This morning choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a Local Expert, or spend the day on the island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras.

In the evening, sail back to Athens.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel:    MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar)

Day 11 - Athens

Day 12 - Athens

Bid farewell to Athens. Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

Meals:  Buffet Breakfast

Athens
84°
sunny
42% humidity
wind: 4mph E
H 84 • L 67
86°
Wed
81°
Thu
83°
Fri
85°
Sat
83°
Sun
Weather from Yahoo!

Important Information

  • Your knowledgeable local host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with on-board washroom.
  • Alternate vehicles without on-board washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • 7 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants.
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily on-board your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • 2 shore excursions are included: Visiting Oia village in Santorini and a choice of visiting either Kusadasi and Ephesus or the Palace of Minos in Crete Transfers are included between  hotels and cruise port.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through us.

Departure Information

  • Departs Friday and returns Tuesday throughout the year.

Optional Experiences

  • Most trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing.
  • There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime!
  • These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips.
  • Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers.
  • The Optionals are a guideline only and subject to change.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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