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Mediterranean Legends 2018

8 days with Insight Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

Day 2 Athens, City of Gods.
You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Insight Vacations Representative and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink.

Day 3 The Glories of Athens.
See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4 Cruising to Mykonos.
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. Late in the evening, your cruise sails across the Aegean to Turkey. 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 onboard daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Day 5 Kusadasi or Samos and Patmos.
Today choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Alternatively, decide to spend the day on the mystical island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras. Guests choosing to stay on Samos will enjoy time at leisure, and join in an included excursion to the Palace of Minos while in Crete. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Patmos where St. John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. Later, your cruise sets sail for the island of Crete.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Day 6 Crete and Santorini.
In the morning, you dock at Heraklion in Crete, the site of the ruins of King Minos' Palace of Knossos. Later, cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. A scenic drive north takes you to the Cycladic village of Oia, and enjoy plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys. In the evening you sail onto Athens.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Day 7 Athens.
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market. Perhaps ask about an optional experience to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion?(Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8 Depart Athens.
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)
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All This Included
Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 3 days.

Authentic Dining
  • Cruising: 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, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Dinning Summary 6 Breakfasts (BB), 3 Lunches (L) and 3 Dinners (D) all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, with a selection of alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Insight Experiences
  • 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. Admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century BC to honour the goddess Athena, see the Caryatid beauties as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike.
  • Kusadasi: If you choose to visit Kusadasi, your Local Expert guides you through the famous archaeological site of Ephesus.
  • Heraklion: If you decide to visit Samos you will enjoy free time on the island, and while in Crete join in a guided visit of the Palace of King Minos.
  • Santorini: Your Local Expert takes you to the village of Oia, one of the most picturesque Cycladic village.
Additional five Star Services
  • Your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard 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 specialty representing the destination.
  • 3 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 onboard your ship and we provide an all-inclusive soft-drinks package. This can be upgraded, at an additional cost, to include alcohol once you board your cruise.
  • 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 Insight hotels and cruise port. Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
Highlights
  • Mediterranean Legends Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Crete & Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi or Greek island of Samos.
Accommodations
AthensD: Divani Caravel Hotel/Radisson Blu Park Hotel
Olympia: MV Celestyal Olympia (or similar)
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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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.