Greek Explorer & Cruise

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1  Arrival in Athens

    Welcome to Greece! Transfer to your hotel upon arrival at Athens airport, where you may spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day : 2  Athens City Tour

    Our adventure begins with a tour of Greece's 3000-year old capital city, named after the goddess Athena. We start with a panoramic tour of important sites including the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896), Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Syntagma Square. Travelling back in time, we then enjoy a guided visit of the Acropolis, the ancient hilltop sanctuary housing the architectural masterpieces of Classical Athens: the Parthenon, Propylaia, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion. This is followed by a tour of the Acropolis Museum, recently voted one of the best museums in the world. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in the old Plaka neighbourhood and maybe shop for some souvenirs on Ermou street.

  • Day : 3  Across the Peloponnese

    Athens - Epidaurus - Mycenae - Olympia. After breakfast, we depart for the Peloponnese, the rocky peninsula home to many of Greece's greatest archaeological sites. First we stop at the gaping Corinth Canal, a narrow waterway separating the Peloponnese and mainland Greece. We continue to Epidaurus, a hub of ancient healing with a theater famed for its acoustics. After a short seaside stop in Nafplion, we visit Mycenae, the ancient civilization described by Homer as "rich in gold" and excavated by Heinrich Schliemann. The site includes the towering Cyclopean walls, the beehive tomb of Agamemnon, and the famous Lion's Gate. In the afternoon, we cross the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive in Olympia for dinner.

  • Day : 4  Olympia

    Olympia - Delphi. Built on the banks of the River Alfios, the lush green sanctuary of Olympia once housed the original ancient Olympic Games, held every four years in honour of Zeus. Today we enjoy a tour through its remains, including the Temple of Zeus, the Palaestra, and Phidias's workshop. We continue to the local museum, one of the richest in Greece with famous works such as the Hermes of Praxiteles. In the afternoon, we head return to mainland Greece, over the Rio-Antirio bridge, to Delphi for dinner.

  • Day : 5  Delphi

    Delphi - Kalambaka. The sanctuary at Delphi was revered in antiquity as a center of pilgrimage, home to the Pythia (oracle) in the Temple of Apollo. We will follow the Sacred Way, the path followed by ancient visitors through the sanctuary. We then visit the local museum, where we'll find the bronze Charioteer statue and the omphalos stone. Afterwards, we cross the mountains of central Greece back to the mainland, arriving in Kalambaka for our overnight stay.

  • Day : 6  Meteora

    Kalambaka - Athens. This morning we visit Meteora, a stunning World Heritage site where a series of towering rock formations shelter a number of sacred Eastern Orthodox monasteries. In the afternoon we return to Athens for the night, briefly stopping at Thermopylae, where King Leonidas and 300 Spartans made a famous last stand against the Persians in 480 BC.

  • Day : 7  Athens Free Time

    Today offers free time to further explore the delights of Athens. Alternatively a optional tour to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon will be available.

  • Day : 8  Athens

    This morning we transfer to the port for an exciting day cruise to the Saronic gulf islands. Our first stop will be the pictureaque little island of Hydra, well know to the international jetset. On Hydra we'll take a donkey ride and explore the little cobble-stoned streets. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the Mitropolis at your own pace. Next, we visit the island of Poros with its clock tower facing the Peloponnese. Last comes Aegina, a weekend retreat for many Athenians. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or take an optional visit to the temple of Afea. Make sure to buy some pistachios, as Aegina is world-famous for its production. A buffet lunch will be served on board, and on the way back you will have to opportunity to see and participate to some traditional Greek dances!

  • Day : 9  Cruising the Aegean

    After breakfast this morning we'll return to the port to board the elegant Celestyal Cruises ship and embark on our voyage from Athens to Santorini. We'll arrive in to Mykonos in the afternoon. Take advantage of the free shuttle service provide by the cruise line to explore the bustling Chora (Mykonos town) until late in the evening.

  • Day : 10  Kusadasi & Patmos

    Mykonos - Patmos. Our cruise takes us to Turkey this morning, we sail to Kusadasi for an excursion to the town's covered bazaar and the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Temple of Artemis - among the Seven Wonders of the World - was once located. Returning to the ship this afternoon, we continue back to Greece and the island of Patmos. Here we find the hilltop Monastery of St John and the Cave of the Apocalypse, where the apostle is believed to have witnessed the events of the Book of Revelation, an optional excursion to visit these places is offered.

  • Day : 11  Rhodes

    Patmos - Rhodes. In the morning we arrive in Rhodes. An included 'medieval tour' takes in the sights of this World Heritage city, including the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (Old Town). Overnight, our cruise continues south to the island of Crete.

  • Day : 12  Heraklion & Santorini

    Rhodes - Heraklion - Santorini. We arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, early this morning, where you have the option of an excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Immortalized in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, this Bronze Age settlement stood at the heart of one of Greece's earliest civilizations. We reach the island of Santorini in the afternoon, where we leave our cruise and transfer to our hotel.

  • Day : 13  Santorini

    MEALS Breakfast Day: 14 WHAT’S INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION 10 nights 3-4 star hotels, and 3 nights inside cabin on the cruise ship MEALS 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners A 4-day/3-night Greek Islands cruise, with all meals, drinks package, port taxes, service charges and 2 shore excursions included TRANSPORT One arrival transfer on Day 1 (Athens) and One departure transfer on Day 14 (Santorini) included per booking GUIDE Guided sightseeing in Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and either Samos or Kusadasi Services of an English-speaking tour guide for all scheduled sightseeing OTHERS Entrance fees for all included sites WHAT’S EXCLUDED International flights and visas Tipping - an entirely personal gesture A hotel tax of €3.00 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in. Please budget Euro 30, for the duration of the tour. See Trip Notes for details. AVAILABILITY Best price guarantee Select Departure Month: 31 Mar 2019 from Athens 13 Apr 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,745 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 250 -5% Multiple Rooms 07 Apr 2019 from Athens 20 Apr 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 725 -15% Multiple Rooms 14 Apr 2019 from Athens 27 Apr 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 725 -15% Multiple Rooms 21 Apr 2019 from Athens 04 May 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 725 -15% Multiple Rooms 05 May 2019 from Athens 18 May 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 725 -15% Multiple Rooms 12 May 2019 from Athens 25 May 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 725 -15% Multiple Rooms 19 May 2019 from Athens 01 Jun 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 5,245 US$ 4,484 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 761 -15% Multiple Rooms 26 May 2019 from Athens 08 Jun 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 5,245 US$ 4,484 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 761 -15% Multiple Rooms 02 Jun 2019 from Athens 15 Jun 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 5,245 US$ 4,484 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 761 -15% Multiple Rooms 09 Jun 2019 from Athens 22 Jun 2019 in Santorini 10+ seats left From US$ 5,595 US$ 4,783 (Based on Twin Share) Saving US$ 812 -15% Multiple Rooms MONTHLY PRICE COMPARISION WHY BOOK WITH BOOKMUNDI Bookmundi is partner with On The Go Tours. You're seeing real-time prices and availabilities. Save +US$ 149 in Travel Credits on your next booking. Best Price Guaranteed. No Credit Card or Booking fees. Read more reasons to book with Bookmundi GOOD TO KNOW PAYMENT A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 01 April 2019 full payment is required. TRAVEL INSURANCE The Greek Explorer & Cruise - 14 Days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance. VISA For this Greek Explorer & Cruise - 14 Days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary. CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Greek Explorer & Cruise - 14 Days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure. OTHER INFORMATION On The Go Tours / Product Category: Explorer -15% Days 14 From US$ 4,995 US$ 4,270 Saving US$ 725 BEST PRICE GUARANTEE HASSLE-FREE BOOKING SAVE US$ 149 ON YOUR NEXT BOOKING Response Time: 2 hours Response Rate: 100% On The Go Tours Tour is operated by : On The Go Tours 3 reviews Currently 10:18 in London - Open Now Response Time: 2 hours Response Rate: 100% TOUR DETAILS Duration 14 Days Tour Type Group Tour - Max 44 participants Age Requirement 18 - 99 yrs Guiding Method Live Guide/Instructor Guide Language English Starts/Ends Athens, Greece/ Santorini, Greece Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Greek Explorer & Cruise - 14 Days Travel Insurance

  • Day : 14  Santorini

    Our Greek odyssey ends today. Enjoy the morning at leisure before an included transfer to Santorini airport for a short domestic flight connecting with your onward journey.

Inclusions :

  • Airport Assistance On Arrival & Departure
  • Daily Breakfast At All Hotels.
  • All Airport Transfers By Air Conditioned Vehicle With Chauffer on SIC Basis
  • Intercity Transfers And Sightseeing By Air Conditioned Vehicle on SIC Basis
  • Guide Services
  • Toll Taxes, Parking And Fuel
  • Accomodation at 3star Hotels

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