Mediterranean Dreams

8 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Athens to Athens with Insight Vacations

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations 8 Day Mediterranean Dreams. Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed...read more

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Guided Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Athens
Guided Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Athens
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
40
Max Group Size
40
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Greece, Turkey
Trip Operated By:
Insight Vacations
Insight Vacations
511 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
3.5 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
A943

Itinerary

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1 Athens, 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. Stay: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
2 The 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. (B)
3 Cruising to Mykonos.
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. 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 onboard daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package with a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages. (B/L/D) Stay: MV Celestyal Olympia (or Similar).
4 Kusadasi and Patmos.
Today explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Patmos where St. John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. Later, your cruise sets sail for Rhodes. (B/L/D) Stay: MV Celestyal Olympia (or similar).
5 Rhodes.
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 fishing village of Lindos or simply enjoy a relaxing day on the golden beaches? In the evening, your cruise continues to Crete. (B/L/D)
6 Crete and Santorini.
In the morning, you dock at Heraklion in Crete, the site of the ruins of King Minos' Palace of Knossos. Later, cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. In the evening you sail onto Athens. (B/L/D)
7 Athens.
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? (B) Stay: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
8 Depart Athens.
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Insight Vacations Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Mediterranean Dreams Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
  • Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.
Trip Inclusions
  • Your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom.
  • 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 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.
Included Meals
  • Cruising: 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 complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (D), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are based on the 2020 season and are subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.

Reviews (2)

8 Day Mediterranean Dreams reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Mediterranean legends”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019 1 Helpful Vote

I was disappointed that there were 1500 people on the ship. Travelling alone I didn't get to be with the tour group. We had to pay extra to go to Santorini and then due to bad weather, didn't visit.

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“Great trip”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2017 1 Helpful Vote

Would definitely book with Global Journeys again, Hannah was extremely helpful and prompt. The cruise was probably too short as so much crammed in, but was perfect for our time frame. If time allowed, would go on a longer cruise to spend longer at each island. Had a ball!

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Prices & Dates

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