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Classical Greece & Cruise

 

Overview

Hotel description:

12 days | 10 nights

Discover Greece's best spots by land and sea on this 12-day journey. Travel through Classical Greece with time to explore Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka and the wondrous Meteora monasteries. Then board a 4-day cruise and explore Greece's beautiful coastline and charming island life.

Visit iconic Greek islands and experience the history, charm and sunny skies of this incredible region. Your flights, accommodations, land and ferry transfers are included, and you'll have ample time to explore the islands at your own pace.

Location

Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Kalambaka (Meteora), Mykonos, Kuşadasi, Patmos, Santorini


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What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Athens (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Airport and port transfers in Athens
  • 7 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights of cruise accommodation on all-inclusive basis
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners; Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on cruise
  • 4-day Classical Greece tour
  • More Moments - 2 shore excursions: 1 in Kuşadasi and 1 in Crete
  • Porterage
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Itinerary

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package.

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Athens.

Day 2        Welcome to Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Athens at your own pace.

Days 3 & 4    Athens: At leisure
Enjoy two full days in Greece's largest city, steeped in history and charm. If you like, tour the Acropolis and visit the New Acropolis Museum ($). Or, visit Plaka and imagine life in Athens hundreds of years ago.

Meal(s): 2 Breakfasts

Day 5        Athens - Classical Greece Tour: Corinth Canal - Epidaurus - Nafplio - Mycenae - Olympia (approx. 265 km)
In the morning, disembark at Piraeus port at 9:00 a.m. and make your way to the meeting point to embark on your four-day Classical Greece tour. Head out towards Olympia, with a stop at the Corinth Canal, then continue to Epidaurus with its fourth-century-BC theatre. Next, stop at Nafplio, a modern seaside resort and old town. The last stop of the day is the archeological site of Mycenae, the city "rich in gold" of the ancient poets. Continue to Olympia for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 6        Classical Greece Tour: Olympia - Delphi (approx. 240 km)
After breakfast, visit Ancient Olympia, the site of the Ancient Olympic Games. Visit the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia ($). Continue towards Delphi, passing through the picturesque towns of Nafpaktos and Itea.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 7        Classical Greece Tour: Delphi - Kalambaka (approx. 228 km)
Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is the home of the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians and the Delphi Museum. After your tour, depart for Kalambaka. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, dinner

Day 8        Classical Greece Tour: Kalambaka - Meteora Monasteries - Athens (approx. 354 km)
Visit the breathtaking monasteries of Meteora. Perched on huge granite rocks, the monasteries seem to be suspended between earth and sky, providing a magnificent view. Each monastery contains priceless historical and religious treasures. Next, travel towards Athens via Trikala, Lamia and Thermopylae where a stop will be made to visit the memorial of Leonidas and the brave 300 Spartans. Return to Athens for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        Athens - 3-Day Cruise: Mykonos
Transfer to Piraeus port to board your 3-day cruise. Arrive in Mykonos and spend the evening exploring this lovely island at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast; lunch and dinner on board

Day 10        Cruise - Kuşadasi: Shore Excursion - Patmos
Arrive in Kuşadasi early in the morning and head out on an excursion to Ancient Ephesus. Next port of call is Patmos. Stroll through the picturesque town or join an optional shore excursion to the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse ($).

More Moments Activity

  • Kuşadasi Shore Excursion - Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and see relics from Hellenistic and Roman eras. Stroll through the ancient city and see the Agora, the Temple of Hadrian and the Library of Celsus. End the day at the Grand Bazaar in Kuşadasi.


Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

Day 11        Cruise - Crete: Shore Excursion - Santorini
After an early morning arrival in Crete, embark on a bus tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos to see relics of Minoan civilization from thousands of years ago. In the afternoon, set sail for magical Santorini and be greeted by legends of time past.

More Moments Activity

  • Crete Shore Excursion - Minoan Palace of Knossos: Continue on your excursion and learn all about Venetian heritage, including Koules Fortress, the Morozini Fountain and the Church of St. Titus.


Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board

Day 12        Athens - Return to Canada
Arrive in Athens early in the morning. Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Comfort Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Polis Grand Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Hotel Antonios 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Hermes Hotel 3-star (or similar)(1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Orfeas Hotel 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens:  Polis Grand Hotel 4-star(or similar) (1 night)
  • Cruise: Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin (3 nights)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Superior Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Electra Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Hotel Europa 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Divani Meteora Hotel 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens: Electra Hotel 4-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Cruise: Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin (3 nights)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

Premium Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Athens: Electra Palace 5-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Olympia: Hotel Europa 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Delphi: Amalia Hotel Delphi 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Kalambaka: Divani Meteora Hotel 4-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Athens: Electra Palace 5-star (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Cruise: Option of Standard Inside or Standard Outside cabin (3 nights)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

 

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  • Booking window: November 1, 2018 - March 15, 2019
  • Travel by October 31, 2019
  • Applicable to cruise fare, excluding port charges
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Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Thursdays from April 4 - October 18

City tax
City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Greece and are payable in local currency upon arrival. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per room, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance