Mediterranean Fables - Idyllic Standard, Classic Group, 2021

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Ancient Civilizations 2021

This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 7-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

Authentic Dining
  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 6 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Insight Experiences
  • Heraklion: While in Crete, enjoy your guided visit to the Palace of Minos at Knossos.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos. Explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Rhodes : See the classical Acropolis of Lindos and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • In Athens, your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in this city is seamless
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 3 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages
  • Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Call (800) 468-2359 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15545569

Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2021
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensAthens, City of Gods: 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.
Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
Day 2AthensThe Glories of Athens: See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (Breakfast)
Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
Day 3KusadasiCruising to Kusadasi: The morning is at your leisure. Late afternoon, board your cruise ship and set sail for the ancient city of Kusadasi. 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 on-board daily. Your cruise includes a selection of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic hot and cold beverages are included. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 4KusadasiKusadasi: This morning explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus with a Local Expert. In the evening, sail on to Rhodes. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 5RhodesRhodes: Upon arrival at Rhodes, chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join the included walking tour of the old town surrounded by medieval walls and the village of Lindos or simply enjoy a relaxing day on the golden beaches? In the evening, your cruise continues to Crete. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 6CreteDiscovering Crete: Sail to Crete, home to the birthplace of Zeus according to the Greek mythology. There is time at leisure to explore the capital, Heraklion, and visit the site of King Minos' Palace in Knossos with a Local Expert. In the evening, set sail for Santorini. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 7SantoriniSantorini sightseeing: Wake up in Santorini with a full morning at leisure to relax. Gaze at the sheer cliffs of Santorini and dazzling panorama. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. Perhaps join a Local Expert for an Optional visit of the Cycladic village of Oia, one of the most picturesque villages of the island boasting panoramic views of the caldera. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 8MykonosMilos to Mykonos: This morning enjoy plenty of time to venture through the gorgeous island of Milos, with its crystal waters and white cliffs. Later in the afternoon, you set sail for Mykonos. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to discover. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 9MykonosMykonos: The full day is yours to relax and explore Mykonos, with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)
MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 10AthensAthens at Leisure: 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? (Breakfast)
Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
Day 11AthensDepart Athens: Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
06/10/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/17/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/24/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/01/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/08/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/15/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/22/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/29/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/05/2021$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/12/2021$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/19/2021$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/26/2021$3,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/02/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/09/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/16/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/23/2021$3,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/30/2021$3,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/07/2021$3,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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Notes: Insight Vacations does not use base category cabins, all cabins are outside.

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  • Mediterranean Fables - Idyllic Standard, Classic Group, 2021

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    Tour Type: Regional JourneyBrochure Type: Ancient Civilizations 2021This multi-layered journey showcases the temples and arenas of ancient Greece and Turkey with a highlight 7-day cruise to the glittering isles of the Aegean Sea.

 
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