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Grand Aegean Experience II

The Aegean experience

Athens to Athens

22 days
2-night hotel stay in Athens
2-night hotel stay in Cairo
1-night hotel stay in Delphi
from $ 6,595 pp
  • Oct 9, 2018
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Our second dedicated Greek grand voyage, beginning with two nights in the nation’s capital to explore the great sites of antiquity, of which the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon is a must. Then enjoy a sightseeing drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas followed by Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and Corinth, one of the largest cities of the ancient world.

On the island of Tinos, the shrine to Our Lady of Tinos is a major landmark, as are the breathtaking Byzantine monasteries at Meteora, one of the most remarkable sights in the Mediterranean. Enjoy a choice of tours in Thessalonica with the Byzantine heritage of the city or the Odeon in Dion - two of the options available. Then cruise past Mount Athos to Philippi, where the apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe.

Experience Greek cruising at its finest, from historic Samothraki to picturesque Chios and Patmos, the “Jerusalem of the Aegean”, where Saint John is said to have written the Book of Revelation. See the Minoan site of Akrotiri and the Minotaur’s Labyrinth of Knossos, visit the Shuqafa Catacombs and Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria and in Rhodes, visit the Acropolis of Lindos.

Date Port Arrive Depart
09 Oct Tuesday Departure Depart North America     
10 Oct Wednesday Athens, Greece Arrive into Athens and transfer to hotel    overnight hotel 
11 Oct Thursday Athens, Greece Choice of tours: Acropolis and its Museum or Byzantine Athens    overnight hotel 
12 Oct Friday Delphi, Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight    overnight hotel 
13 Oct Saturday Piraeus, Greece Morning drive to Corinth for sightseeing en route to Piraeus to embark Aegean Odyssey    8.00pm 
14 Oct Sunday Tinos, Greece Visit the sleepy island of Tinos   8.00am  2.00pm 
15 Oct Monday Volos, Greece See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora   7.00am  7.00pm 
16 Oct Tuesday Thessalonica, Greece A choice of two city tours: City tour or The Byzantine heritage of Thessalonica, including 5th-century basilica Agios Dimítrios & the Rotónda or explore the Roman baths complex and the Odeon in Dion. Optional tour available   7.00am  overnight 
17 Oct Wednesday Thessalonica, Greece Depart Thessalonica    5.00am 
17 Oct Wednesday Mount Athos, Greece Cruising past Mt Athos  cruising   
18 Oct Thursday Kavala, Greece Morning tour to the famous site of Philippi. Afternoon at leisure  6.00am  8.00pm 
19 Oct Friday Samothraki, Greece Explore Samothraki  8.00am  2.00pm 
20 Oct Saturday Chios, Greece Discover the magical island of Chios  8.00am  8.00pm 
21 Oct Sunday Patmos, Greece Visit the Medieval village of Chora and the Monastery of St John the Theologian – together a UNESCO World Heritage Site   8.00am  2.00pm 
22 Oct Monday Piraeus, Greece Sightseeing in Athens  6.00am  8.00pm 
23 Oct Tuesday Heraklion, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos.   8.00am  10.00pm 
24 Oct Wednesday At sea Lectures and activities at sea      
25 Oct Thursday Alexandria, Egypt Morning city tour including visits to Shuqafa Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and National Museum. After lunch on board transfer to hotel for overnight stay.   5.00am  overnight hotel 
26 Oct Friday Alexandria, Egypt Morning sightseeing tour visiting Memphis and Sakkara sites. In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, followed by dinner on the Nile with folkloric show and belly dancing.     overnight hotel 
27 Oct Saturday Alexandria, Egypt Discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by lunch at a leading hotel.    10.00pm 
28 Oct Sunday At sea Lectures and activities at sea      
29 Oct Monday Rhodes, Greece World Heritage sites: choice of tours to Rhodes town or the Acropolis at Lindos.   6.00am  noon 
30 Oct Tuesday Piraeus, Greece Disembark and transfer to airport for flight home  6.00am   

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Voyage highlights

  • Two-night hotel stay in Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • 2-day tour of Classical Greece including overnight in Delphi
  • Visit the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora
  • Greek Island cruising at its best including maiden calls at Tinos, Samothraki and Chios
  • The wild mountains of Karpathos