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Classical Greece Land & Cruise

Departs: 10/3/2018 Returns: 10/13/2018

11 Days | All Airfare Included

Cruise the Aegean Sea, tour fascinating cities, and explore world-famous ancient architecture.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Athens
We board our overnight flight to Athens. 


Day 2 : Arrive in Athens
Today we arrive in Athens and check into our accommodations at Electra Metropolis, a luxurious five-star hotel ideally located in the city center. We have the afternoon to explore the city or relax after our flight. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner. D


Day 3 : Athens City Tour
Today enjoy a guided tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, seeing first-hand the storied masterpieces of classical Greek architecture, and look out over the city from the ancient citadel. The city tour also takes us to Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as the Olympic Stadium. Tonight, we have dinner at a Greek taverna featuring folk music and dance. B,D


Day 4 : Delphi
We depart Athens this morning for Delphi, one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. We arrive via Thebes, Livadeia and the picturesque village of Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, spending time at the site and the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Afterwards, we pass through charming villages en route to our comfortable accommodations at Hotel Divani Meteora in Kalambaka. B,D


Day 5 : Meteora
Travel to Meteora and enjoy astonishing views of monasteries built between Earth and sky atop huge rocks, featuring priceless historical and religious treasures. These ancient pinnacles were once home to hermit monks as early as the 9th century, who sought an ideal place for solitude and prayer. We return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, and Thermopylae with a short stop to see the Leonidas Monument. B,D


Day 6 : Cruise to Mykonos
In the morning, we say goodbye to Athens and leave from its port for Mykonos to begin our four-night cruise visiting five Greek islands and Kusadasi. Mykonos is famous for beautiful sandy beaches and 16th-century windmills. There is time in the evening to explore this Mediterranean paradise’s open-air tavernas, whitewashed buildings and cobblestone streets. B,L,D


Day 7 : Kusadasi & Patmos
Today we visit two ports of call: Kusadasi and Patmos, both brimming with historical sites. In the morning, we arrive on the Turkish coast where we tour ancient Ephesus with an optional tour of the House of the Virgin Mary. In the afternoon, our ship sails to the island of Patmos. We enjoy free time in Scala Port or take optional tours of the Grotto of the Apocalypse or the Monastery of Saint John, who dictated the visions that became the Book of Revelations. B,L,D


Day 8 : Rhodes
The largest island in the Dodecanese chain, Rhodes was once surrounded by Byzantine walls and fortresses built by the Knights of Rhodes in the 1300s. Present day Rhodes still looks much as it did then. Join us for a tour of the Medieval town, exploring the Street of the Knights, winding alleys, towers, decorated façades, and glimpse the marvelous Grand Master’s Palace. B,L,D


Day 9 : Crete & Santorini 
Today we visit two ports of call: Heraklion on the island of Crete, and the volcanic isle of Santorini. In Crete we view the astonishing Venetian fortress at the harbor gate with time to discover the Old Town areas such as the gorgeous pedestrian mall or take an optional tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos. In Santorini we admire the breathtaking caldera, created by the island’s volcano in ancient times, take an optional tour of the village of Oia, a romantic cliffside town that is the most photographed location in the country, featuring whitewashed houses and spectacular sunsets. B,L,D


Day 10 : Leisure in Athens
This morning, we arrive outside of Athens at Piraeus. Disembark after breakfast and visit the National Archaeological Museum, devoted to ancient Greek art and antiquities. The afternoon is ours to explore or relax. Find unusual gifts at the Monastiraki flea markets, or take a stroll through Anafiotika or Pláka, both charming neighborhoods with great personality, shops and eateries. In the evening, we celebrate our adventures at a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D


Day 11 : Fly Home
We fly home with wonderful memories of our Greek adventure.


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
 All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
 All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $579 per person) 
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels & ship
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


21 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Athens taverna dinner with folk music and dance
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner


Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
4 nights 
on Celestyal Olympia
• All meals and beverages on cruise


Ports of Call
• Mykonos*
• Kusadasi
• Patmos*
• Rhodes
• Heraklion (Crete)
• Santorini*
*Denotes tender port


Attractions & Highlights
4 nights
 at the Electra Metropolis in Athens
1 night at Hotel Divani Meteora in Kalambaka
• Athens city tour
• The Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
• Delphi Archaeological Site & Museum
• Meteora monasteries
• Ephesus ancient city tour
• Lindos village tour on Rhodes
• National Archaeological Museum

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Balcony On Request - Double $6899
Airport Junior Suite - Double $6399
Airport Junior Suite - Single $8899
Airport Outside Stateroom - Double $5999
Airport Outside Stateroom - Single $8499

Final Payment Date: 6/30/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


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Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach

Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities

Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

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Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Louisville, Lexington

Louisiana

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Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

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Minnesota

Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester

Mississippi

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Missouri

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Las Vegas

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New Mexico

New York

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

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Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

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AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:32980799 | Tour Code: INGE1003181
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