Greece, Aegean Sea Cruise & Rome 12 Days

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/25/2017-04/25/2017 $2800.00 $1000.00 $3800.00 $800.00
05/16/2017-05/16/2017 $2800.00 $1200.00 $4000.00 $800.00
06/20/2017-06/20/2017 $2800.00 $1400.00 $4200.00 $800.00
07/25/2017-07/25/2017 $2800.00 $1400.00 $4200.00 $800.00
08/29/2017-08/29/2017 $2800.00 $1300.00 $4100.00 $800.00
09/26/2017-09/26/2017 $2800.00 $1200.00 $4000.00 $800.00
10/17/2017-10/17/2017 $2800.00 $1000.00 $3800.00 $800.00
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/25/2017-04/25/2017 $2800.00 $1000.00 $3800.00 $800.00
05/16/2017-05/16/2017 $2800.00 $1200.00 $4000.00 $800.00
06/20/2017-06/20/2017 $2800.00 $1400.00 $4200.00 $800.00
07/25/2017-07/25/2017 $2800.00 $1400.00 $4200.00 $800.00
08/29/2017-08/29/2017 $2800.00 $1300.00 $4100.00 $800.00
09/26/2017-09/26/2017 $2800.00 $1200.00 $4000.00 $800.00
10/17/2017-10/17/2017 $2800.00 $1000.00 $3800.00 $800.00

Day 1 | USA - Athens, Greece  

Our Greece and Rome adventure begins as we board our international flight bound for Athens, the capital of Greece, and the oldest city in Europe city unique heritage.

Day 2 | Arrive in Athens  DH

Arrive in Athens and meet our transfer assistant in the arrival hall at airport for transfer with private motor coach to the hotel. Check in to our hotel. In the evening enjoy dinner at hotel.

Day 3 | Athens - Acropolis - Plaka - Athens  B,D

This morning starts with a city tour of Athens, meeting three neoclassical buildings of the Academy, University and National Library, passing by the Parliament Building and Constitution Square, onto the Temple of Zeus, the Stadium, where the First Olympic Games were held in 1896, and the Statue of Harry Trumann. Next a guided tour of the Acropolis* will follow, seeing four fabulous buildings that stand on it, the Parthenon*, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Victory, and the Propylaea. Conclude the day with a guided visit to the New Acropolis Museum*. Enjoy some free time in Plaka before heading back to our hotel.

Day 4 | Athens - Lavrion - Aegean Sea Cruise - Mykonos  B,D

Morning is free for leisure before you are transferred to the dock in Lavrion to board the Aegean Sea Cruise ship. Later in the afternoon arrive at Mykonos, the most cosmopolitan island in Greece, famous for its amazing sandy beaches, picturesque villages and the vibrant nightlife. Free at leisure for you to explore this beautiful island. Walk from the dock to Mykonos downtown, or simply lounge on the sandy beaches, or perhaps dip into one of the island's loveliest churches. Dinner on board and overnight while sailing to Kusadasi, Turkey.

Day 5 | Kusadasi, Turkey - Ephesus Excursion - Patmos, Greece  B,L,D

Early morning arrive at the port of Kusadasi. Disembark for an inclusive half-day excursion to Ephesus*. The tour leads us to the Temple of Diana, Fountain Trajan, the Forum, the Odeon (Concert Hall), Library of Celsus, Thermal Baths of Scholastica, and the Great Theatre. Walk along the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. Visit the House of Virgin Mary*. Before heading back to the harbor, enjoy some free time in Grand Bazaar. Lunch on board while sailing to Patmos, an island where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation. On arrival, why not take an optional excursion to the Grotto of Revelation and St. John's Monastery? Dinner on board and overnight, while sailing to Crete Island. Cruise Lines Optional: Patmos Grotto of Revelation and St. John's Monastery

Day 6 | Crete - Minoan Palace Excursion - Santorini - Oia Village Excursion  B,L,D

Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands, also the home of the great Minoan Civilization and the mythological home of Zeus. The Half-day Tour to Knossos Minoan Palace* in Heraklion is included for you. Drive through the town of Heraklion, arrive in the Knossos Excavations. Here, your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery to the sophisticated culture that flourished thousands of years ago on this island. Lunch on board while sailing to Santorini, an ancient island that endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history and is famous for breathtaking scenery. Our Santorini visit features an inclusive Half-day Excursion to Oia Village*. An unique opportunity to admire the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and nearby islands will be given.

Day 7 | Lavrion - Olympia - Nafpaktos  B,D

The ship arrives in Lavrion. Disembark and drive to Peloponnese. On the way to Olympia, make a short stop at the famous Corinth Canal. In Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and Zeus' sacred place, a guided tour leads us to the archaeological site and museum including the Olympic Flame, the symbol of the Olympic Games. Continue our drive to Nafpaktos for dinner and accommodation.

Day 8 | Nafpaktos - Delphi - Athens  B,D

Early morning departure for a guided tour to Delphi, known in ancient times as the navel of the world and the most important oracle in the classical Greek. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo and the Museum, then we walk through the sacred way to the archaeological site, visiting some different treasures including the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, and the Castalia Fountain. Return to Athens later and check in to our hotel.

Day 9 | Athens - Rome, Italy  B

Transfer to airport for a flight to Rome, immediately transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps unwind at your hotel or start discovering the "Eternal City" independently.

Day 10 | Rome  B,D

This morning, enter the "Eternal City", the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rome. Start the tour at the glorious Papal Residence, the Vatican City: the spiritual center of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Stroll awesome St. Peter's Basilica and Square. Next, the tour takes us to the breathtaking Colosseum, the Roman Forums, Constantine's Triumphal Arch, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. Some free time will be given to walk around and shop for the famous Italian goods on Via Condotti. This evening, we top off our day with a festive dinner.

Optional Tour: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Rome Tour by Night ,

Day 11 | Rome  B

The day is all yours to explore or unwind as you choose. An optional excursion to Sorrento, a colorful cliff-top town overlooking the sparkling Bay of Naples, is available for you to participate. Optional Tour: Sorrento Tour

Day 12 | Rome - USA  B

Transfer to airport for your homebound flight.

Features

  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • All 4-5 star hotel accommodations as listed or similar:

     Athens - Electra Palace Hotel (5 Star)

     Nafpaktos - Nafs Sup (4 Star)

     Aegean Sea - Celestyal Cruises

     Rome - Holiday Inn Eur Parco dei Medici (4 Star)

  • Full breakfast or buffet breakfast daily at hotel or on cruise.

  • Lunches and dinners at hotel, local restaurant, or on cruise ship as per itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in selected cities.

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    Greece - Parthenon, New Acropolis Museum, Delphi Excursion, Olympia Excursion

    Aegean Cruise - Ephesus Excursions, Minoan Palace Excursion, Oia Village Excursion

  • Bottled water provided on the coach.

  • Comfortable air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • English speaking assistant for all airport/pier transfers.

  • Group airport transfers at arrival (Athens) and departure (Rome).

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

Executive Superior Cabins & suites with luxury amenities

  • "Blue Plan" unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic package inccluded in the cruise. 

City Day Optional Tour Price
Rome D10 Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel $45.00
Rome D10 Rome Tour by Night $25.00