12 DAYS – 11 NIGHTS MONDAY DEPARTURES April to November
DAY 1: EN ROUTE – Depart flight U.S.A. via overnight jet flight to Athens, Greece. Dinner and breakfast served on board. (D)
DAY 2: ATHENS – Arrival at Athens airport, where you will be met by customs and baggage claims formalities and escorted to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
DAY 3: ATHENS – After breakfast at the hotel, depart on a morning Athens city tour, which will introduce you to the most important cultural sites of this glorious city, such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Constitution Square-Syntagma, the Presidential Place, the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games revived in modern era. Andrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, where you visit the Parthenon and the museum, Theseum and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Metropolis – the Monastiraki flea market, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Overnight in Athens. (B)
DAY 4: ATHENS – Free day in Athens. Optional tours of Greek mainland available. (B)
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|DAY 5: ATHENS -CRUISING – Morning free. Early evening transfer to the port to board your cruise ship for the seven day cruise. Sail in the early evening hours. (B,D)
DAY 6: CRUISING – SANTORINI – CRETE – Today, you will visit the Greek Islands of SANTORINI, site of the legendary sunken Atlantis, and CRETE, site of the Minoan Civilization. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CRUISING – RHODES – A full day on the island of the Knights, site of Colossus of Rhodes. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: CRUISING – PATMOS – KUSADASI – Today, you visit the sacred Greek island of PATMOS, where St. John wrote the Last Book of the New Testament. Then on to KUSADASI, Turkey, for an optional visit of EPHESUS. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: CRUISING – ISTANBUL – Arrive in ISTANBUL, Turkey for optional visits of the many archaeological sites of the city. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: CRUISING – ISTANBUL – Another exciting day at the city where Byzantium, the Roman and Ottoman Empires left their great signs of civilization. (B,L,D)
DAY 11: CRUISING – MYKONOS – Today, visit the famous jet set island of MYKONOS with its picturesque windmills and white washed houses. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: ATHENS – DEPARTURE – Morning arrival at Piraeus port, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for the return flight back to New York. (Extensions available. Seq uence of the cruise itinerary may change according to the cruise line involved) (B,L,D)
|DAY 5: ATHENS – CRUISING – Morning free. Early evening transfer to the port to board your ship ~or the seven day cruise. (B,D)
DAY 6: CRUISING – SANTORINI – CRETE – Today, you will visit Santorini, the famous site of the legendary sunken Atlantis and then on to Crete for an optional visit to the Palace of Knossos, site of the Minoan Civilization. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CRUISING – AT SEA – While sailing over to Egypt, enjoy all the pre-planned activi ties designed especially for you, for a day at sea. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 CRUISING – PORT SAID – EGYPT – Spend a full day of excitement at the land of Pharaohs, with optional excursions to Cairo, the Pyramids and the Sphinx. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: CRUISING -ASHDOD -JERUSALEM – Another exciting day in Israel the melting pot of Christianity, Judaism and Islamic heritage, site of the Holy Land. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: CRUISING – AT SEA – A fun-filled day, sailing the Mediterranean waters. (B,L,D)
DAY 11 :CRUISING-PATMOS – KUSADASI – Today, visit the sacred island of PATMOS, where St. John wrote the Last Book of the New Testament. Sail on to KUSADASI, Turkey, for an optional visit to the Greco- Roman site of EPHESUS. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: ATHENS – DEPARTURE – Morning arrival at Piraeus port, disembarkation and transfer to the airport for the return flight to New York. (Extensions available. Sequence of cruise itinerary may change according to the cruise ship involved) (B,L,D)
Round trip airfare to Athens from NYC (Add-ons available for the city of your choice)
Three nights hotel accommodation in Athens.
Seven day cruise of the Greek Islands and Turkey (choice A), or Greek Islands plus Israel plus Egypt (choice B)
Breakfast throughout the tour. All meals while cruising.
Athens morning city tour.
All transfers, meeting and assistance by our local Pharos personnel.
Luxurious air-conditioned motorcoaches with English speaking guides, while touring.
All taxes, services and site entrance fees.
Pharos Tour document wallet.
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