Multi-Day Tour

Grecian Dreams Premier (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Athens, Greece

Valid for Departures: 23 Jul 2018 - 04 Aug 2018

Grecian Dreams Premier (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

The Pinnacles Of Meteora.

Day 7

Mycenae And Nafplio.

Day 9

Kusadasi Or Samos And Patmos.

Day 10

Rhodes.

Day 11

Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
23 Jul 2018
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
24 Jul 2018
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
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
25 Jul 2018
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
Your exploration reveals the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Wingless Victory and Hadrian’s Arch. Next, your Local Expert takes you to the Parthenon, built atop the Acropolis. Continue to Thermopylae, famous as the mountain pass where King Leonidas led his Spartan army, along with fellow Greek soldiers, into battle against the Persians in 480 B.C. See the memorial dedicated to Leonidas and his courageous Spartans, then on to your hotel in Kalambaka for dinner.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
26 Jul 2018
The Pinnacles Of Meteora.
Divani Meteora Hotel/grand Meteora/meteora Hotel, Kalambaka. None
With your Local Expert, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora, meaning 'in the air.' The massive pinnacles of smooth rock are ancient, yet could also be the setting for a futuristic science-fiction tale. Visit one of the monasteries, that adds to the strange and beautiful landscape and enjoy stunning views over the Peneios Valley. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Why not explore with a leisurely walk on the nature trails? Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Natural History Museum.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
27 Jul 2018
Olympia, Greece
Arty Grand Hotel/amalia Hotel Olympia. None
Travel south, stopping at the foothills of Mount Parnassus. Ascend the Sacred Way of Delphi with your Local Expert, passing the Parian marble Treasury of the Athenians and Polygonal Wall. You'll approach the Temple of Apollo, where for 14 centuries the mysterious Oracle of Delphi breathed her enigmatic 'words'. Continue to Olympia where dinner is served in your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 6
28 Jul 2018
Olympia, Greece
Arty Grand Hotel/amalia Hotel Olympia. None
It's all in the name. Ancient Olympia is the site where the Ancient Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. in dedication to the god Zeus. See the Temple of Zeus, the athletes gymnasium and the stadium of Olympia. The starting and finishing markers for the sprint track are still marked by stones and there is time to capture your own memory with a photo at the starting line. In the evening, join a local chef for an entertaining cooking demonstration, followed by a dinner of authentic Greek flavours.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 7
29 Jul 2018
Mycenae And Nafplio.
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
Visit the ruined city of Mycenae with a Local Expert. Walk through the Lion Gate, visit the royal beehive-tombs and see the giant Cyclopean stones used to build the city walls. Later, meet the artisans and view beautiful works of art at a family-run pottery studio. Travel to the elegant town of Nafplio, known for its beautiful architecture, colour shops and cafes. Your journey continues following the shores of the Saronic Gulf to pass the Corinth Canal dividing the Peloponnesse and mainland Greece, and arriving in Athens. In the evening, enjoy a hearty Celebration Dinner in true Greek style, complete with wine and good cheer.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
30 Jul 2018
Mykonos, Greece
Mv Celestyal Olympia None
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. 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 with a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 9
31 Jul 2018
Kusadasi Or Samos And Patmos.
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar). None
Today, choose to explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or spend the day relaxing on the island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras. 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 Rhodes.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 10
01 Aug 2018
TBD
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar). None
Upon arrival at Rhodes, chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps take a walking tour of the old town surrounded by medieval walls, or simply enjoy a relaxing day on the golden beaches? In the evening, your cruise continues to Crete.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 11
02 Aug 2018
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mv Celestyal Olympia (Or Similar). None
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, and visit the village of Oia with a Local Expert. In the evening you sail onto Athens.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
03 Aug 2018
Athens, Greece
Divani Caravel Hotel/radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens. None
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 13
04 Aug 2018
Athens, Greece
None None
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

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This popular journey covers a multitude of noteworthy ancient sites, majestic monuments and mystical monasteries.

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