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7 Day Cruise / Land Tour Combo Greece and Turkey 
May 1, 2018 to May 7th, 2018

 
Highlights include:
• 3 Night accommodations in Athens on B&B arrangement
• 3 Night private cabin aboard Celstyal Olympia cruise ship with all meals
• Land tour in Athens with free day
• Cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini
• All transfers in Athens (Airport-Hotel, Hotel-Port, Port-Airport) (Trip begins / ends in Athens)
• Shore excursion package
• Beverage package
• English speaking local tour guides
• This trip is led by Georgia Evans (our group will be joining people from all over on the cruise ship and on tours)


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ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Arrival

Upon entering the arrivals hall at Athens International Airport,  you will be greeted  and delivered    to our hotel for check in at Hotel Polis Grand or similar (based on availability)
The rest of your day is yours to discover the many wonders of Athens.

We will have a meet and greet at 8 pm that evening to get to know everyone. Meals are on your own this day. We will have a meet and greet about 7:00 pm in hotel lobby.

DAY 2: Athens

After breakfast, we'll go on a sightseeing tour of Athens including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Our local Greek expert guide will take us to the center of the city to see Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. On our way to the Acropolis we will see Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. We'll also make a short stop at Panathenaic Stadium, host of the first Olympic Games in 1896. At the Acropolis, we'll visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and last but not least, the Parthenon and the iconic Acropolis Museum, admission included.
Then we'll return to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure or with some of our group members. Breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner not included.

DAY 3: Athens - Mykonos   
After breakfast we'll transfer from our hotel to the port of Piraeus for cruise check-in and boarding.
At 11:30am we'll set sail. Lunch will be served on board. First stop is Mykonos (arriving at 6:00pm), the island of the international jet-setters, famous for its sandy beaches and incredible nightlife.
We'll have dinner on board ship or you can go explore the nightlife. At around 11:00pm our ship will set sail to Kusadasi in Turkey.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4: Kusadasi - Patmos (Two Shore Excursions)
We will visit two ports of call today: Kusadasi in Turkey and Patmos Island in Greece, both filled with important and fascinating historical sites.


We'll arrive at the port of Kusadasi at 7:00am, where you will join a tour to ancient Ephesus.
Includes Shore Excursion: Ancient Ephesus through the Ages:  At Ancient Ephesus you find Immortal relics of the Hellenist, Roman and Early Christian eras.  Upon arrival at the archaeological site we will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan's Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan's Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadria, and more. 

We'll set sail at 1:00pm for the Island of Patmos:
Includes Shore Excursion: This is the Island where John (in the Bible) is said to have written the book of Revelations. Upon arrival on Patos at 4:00pm, we'll join a tour of the Monastery of Saint John and the Grotto of the Apocalypse (optional extra), or enjoy some free time at the picturesque port of Scala.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 5:  Crete - Santorini    (Two Shore Excursions)
Today’s first port of call is the Island of Crete and its capital Heraklion, arriving at 7:00am, where we will have the opportunity to discover the Minoan Palace of Knossos “old town” areas of Heraklion, established in medieval times. 
Shore Excursion: Minoan Palace of Knossos 1st Europian Civilization. The ancient city of Knossos, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos. The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. We ​will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east. Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage.
We will also stop in Heraklion on the way back to the ship. Heraklion was founded in 824 and is an important homeland of many contributors to Literature and Art, some examples of which are the Nobel winning poet Odysseas Elytis, the Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) and the writer Nikos Kazantzakis.


Shore Excursion: Spectacular Oia Village on the Caldera Rim (We'll depart at 11:30am to tour island of the Cyclades, Santorini & town of Oia)
First you head up to Megalochori village, one of the most authentic and unspoiled villages of the island, thru Kamari and Monolithos, Fira, the small traditional villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia. 
In Oia you will have plenty of time to stroll through the marble-paved alleys, to gaze at the adorably cute shops, to take pictures, to become acquainted with the characteristic buildings, carved into the rocks and the unusual captains’ manors, the settlement Ammoudi at the foot of the caldera and the breathtaking panorama of Oia, the most photographed spot in Greece before returning to the ship.


Day 6: Piraeus - Athens
We'll arrive at Piraeus port at 6:00am, and then we will transfer to the hotel in Athens. (Hotel: Hotel Polis Grand or similar)
FREE DAY: You can explore with the trip leader or check out historic Athens on your own. Breakfast included.
We will also meet at a local restaurant and have a farewell dinner at 6 PM  (Complimentary meal and beverage. Alcohol is extra.)

Day 7: Piraeus - Athens
After breakfast (included), we'll transfer you to the Athens Airport at a pre-confirmed time to return home.




MEET YOUR TRIP LEADER
Your trip leader is Georgia Evans. She is a professional photographer who began shooting a Nikon as a layout editor for her college yearbook. 

She attended college on a full athletic scholarship running the 400 mm hurdles. After college she became a teacher teaching classes in English, Art, Health, Phys Ed, and was the Head Coach at her school in Richardson TX. 
 
Later, Georgia resigned from teaching to move to Loveland CO to be with family in 1986. She opened up a sign, printing and graphic design company called Westwind Graphics, LLC. Part of her duties were also as a commercial photographer for her clients. Westwind Graphics just celebrated 25 years with an A+ BBB rating and has clients nationwide including many schools, cities and govt contracts.

She has traveled around the world, sold her photos worldwide, and will be there to help you get the most of your Greece and Turkey trip. 

She is Certified with Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED. 


PHOTOGRAPHERS: Georgia loves to teach, share and help beginner photographers. She also has advanced Photoshop and Lightroom skills. For those interested in photography we will be doing optional photo sharing one evening with discussions about how to improve your photos. We can also talk about ways you can make money with your photos.


What is Included:
  • 3 night accommodations in Athens on bed and breakfast basis (3 star)
  • 3 night private inside cabin aboard Celstyal Olympia or Similar Ship
  • All transfers in Athens (Airport-Hotel, Hotel-Port, Port-Airport) Note: transfers are only available within our stated trip dates. If you come into Athens earlier or leave later you will need to make your own arrangements.
  • Shore excursion packages as noted in itinerary
  • Athens sightseeing tour (SIC) with entrance to Acropolis site and Acropolis Museum
  • Beverage package includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:- Port, Sherry, Liqueurs è Ouzo, Campari, Sandeman’s, Pastis, Amaretto Disaronno, Kahlua, Cointreau, Baileys etc.- Whisky & Bourbon è Canadian Club, Jameson, Jim Beam, J&B, Johnny Walker Red Label, Famous Grouse, Bells, Cutty Sark, House- Gin è Beefeater, Gordon’s, Bombay, Sapphire, House- Rum è Bacardi, Captain Morgan, House
  • ​Meals as stated in itinerary. If not stated it is extra.

Package Excludes
  • Compulsory Port taxes, Service
    Charges & Mykonos shuttle bus $187 payable directly to vendors
  • Accommodation tax: $1.85 US per room per night, paid directly to the hotel
  • Tips to local tour guides, hotel & restaurant staff
  •  Meals or drinks not included in itinerary
  • Alcohol (except in beverage package at select locations) 
  • Airfare to and from Athens Airport 

$1868 each for TWO people ($3736 together)  traveling together in one room plus airfare to/from Athens (see what is included/not included)
$2693 for ONE person in private room plus airfare to/from Athens (see what is included/not included)
Groups of 5 or more please call for discounted rates.

$1868 One Person wanting to Share a Room: Complimentary Roommate match is available (same sex) upon request/based on availability $1868 each in one room plus airfare to/from Athens (see what is included/not included).









Ways to Pay:
1. We accept any credit card via Paypal with pay now buttons above
2. Call in a VISA or MC to Georgia at 800-423-7492 or 970-663-7492

Pricing Info
Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days. If trip becomes unavailable all money will be refunded.
Prices: 13 and above. Minors must be accompanied by responsible adult.

Reservation Info
1.Shortly after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us.
3. This trip requires a minimum of 6 to go. Max is 20. If you need to book an airline ticket, please do so AFTER you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us. If for some reason this trip does not go you will receive a full refund of what you paid.
3. An e-mail will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the e-mail.

Terms and Conditions
- Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days. Trip requires 6 to go so please wait to reserve your flight.
- Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
- Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
- Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
- Local tour providers reserve the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel, ship and its location if deemed necessary.


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