3-Night Greek Isles Cruise

Hosted by: Prof. Heidi Weber & Prof. Demos Kontos

Dates: July 17 – 28, 2015

Price: $3,398 Per Person From New York

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  • Round trip airfare, Newark/Athens/Newark on Swiss Int’l Airlines
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • 7-night hotel accommodations in a first class (four star) hotels
  • 3-night Cruise Greek Isles based on two lower beds outside Cabins
  • Breakfast daily, 1-dinner in Athens and all meals on Cruise
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary by air-conditioned bus
  • All entrance fees to places visited as per itinerary
  • Services of an English Speaking Guide throughout
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase throughout
    • Not Included:

      • Airport/security taxes of $159 per person (subject to change)
      • Tips to the guides and drivers of $100 per person

          DAY 01 – JUL. 17 NEWARK/ATHENS

          Depart Newark Airport on an overnight flight to Athens, Greece, via Zurich. Full service on board.

          DAY 02 – JUL. 18 ATHENS

          Upon arrival in Athens we are met by our local representative and transfer to our hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Athens.

          DAY 03 – JUL 19 ATHENS/ACROPOLIS

          This morning our sightseeing will include visits of the Acropolis with its famous Parthenon and the Erectheum. Our tour will continue with an orientation tour of the city of Athens, pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace and Temple of Olympian Zeus. In the afternoon we visit the Athens’ Archaeological Museum. Overnight in Athens.

          DAY 04 – JUL. 20 MYCENAE/EPIDAURUS

          After breakfast we depart Athens, cross the Corinth Canal and proceed to Mycenae. Here we visit the Lyon’s Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon. From here we continue to Epidaurus to visit its famous Theater. Proceed to Sparti for overnight.

          DAY 05 – JUL. 21 MYSTRAS/OLYMPIA

          After breakfast we depart for Mystras, a fortified town situated on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta. It served as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries. Continue to Olympia for overnight.

          DAY 06 – JUL. 22 OLYMPIA/DELPHI

          After breakfast we visit Olympia, the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous in history. We visit the Sanctuary with the Temple of Hera, Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the Altar, where the sacrifices were made. After our visit we drive through the plains of Elias and Achaia to Itea and arrive in Delphi for overnight.

          DAY 07 – JUL 23 DELPHI/ATHENS

          Delphi is both the Archaeological site and the modern town in Greece. Earlier myths include traditions that Pythia or the Delphic Oracle in the pre-classical Greek world served as the major site, during classical times for the worship of Apollo. We visit the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Museum with its famous bronze, “Charioteer”. We continue to Athens for overnight.

          DAY 08 – JUL 24 PIRAEUS/MYKONOS

          After breakfast we transfer to Piraeus to board our cruise ship, our home for the next three nights. We sail for Mykonos. Here we have time to explore the lovely harbor town. Evening sail for Kusadasi, Turkey.

          DAY 09 – JUL. 25 EPHESUS/PATMOS

          This morning we arrive at the Turkish port of Kusadasi where an optional excursion to Ephesus is available. Sail for Patmos where St. John the Divine received the Revelation as found in the last Book of the New Testament. Optional excursion to the Monastery and Grotto. Evening sail for Heraklion, Crete.

          DAY 10 – JUL. 26 KNOSSOS/SANTORINI

          This morning we arrive at Greece’s largest island, Crete. Optional excursion to Knossos and the Palace of King Minos is available. Afternoon sail for the volcano island of Santorini. Evening sail for Piraeus.

          DAY 11 – JUL. 27 ATHENS

          Upon arrival at the port of Piraeus we are met by our local representative and transfer to our hotel in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city on our own. A visit of the recently opened Acropolis Museum is a must. Overnight Athens.

          DAY 12 – JUL. 28 ATHENS/NEWARK

          After breakfast transfer to the airport for our return flight to Newark via Zurich, arriving the same evening.

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          IMPORTANT: Please submit a copy of your passport with your final payment.

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