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Athens and Aegean 2018

8 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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.

Day 2 Athens Sightseeing
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. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3 Athens
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. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4 Embark – Mykonos
We depart Athens and cruise to the pretty island of Mykonos where we will have an evening to meander through its beguiling 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. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Kusadasi (Turkey) or Samos (Greece) – Patmos
Visit Kusadasi to join a Complimentary Shore Experience to ancient Ephesus or visit the Greek island of Samos renowned for its viticulture. We continue our cruise to Patmos. Consider an Optional Experience to the Monastery of St. John. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Heraklion – Santorini
We arrive in Crete this morning and enjoy a 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 we enjoy a Complimentary Shore Experience to the sun-kissed clifftop 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. (

Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. (Buffet Breakfast)

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. (Buffet Breakfast)

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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.

Dining

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

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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Athens
  • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens
  • View the Parthenon, the white-washed houses and windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, the trendy island of Mykonos, the thriving Turkish port of Kusadasi, the port town of Heraklion, the cliff-top town of Oia on Santorini
Accommodations
Athens: Divani Palace Acropolis/Crowne Plaza
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.