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Mediterranean Dreams

Summary:

Sail the deep blue Aegean Sea and marvel at the stunning white cliffs on this epic 8-day tour that whisks you from the birthplace of Western civilization to the world’s most idyllic islands. See the mighty Acropolis and the ruins of the Parthenon temple p...

Duration
8 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
20-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 2,825.00
USD 2,526.00
Price per day
USD 316.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Insight Vacations
Tour
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Summary

Sail the deep blue Aegean Sea and marvel at the stunning white cliffs on this epic 8-day tour that whisks you from the birthplace of Western civilization to the world’s most idyllic islands. See the mighty Acropolis and the ruins of the Parthenon temple perched above Athens, the City of the Gods. Stop in Kusadasi and join a Local Expert for a guided tour of Ephesus, a temple to the goddess of the hunt. Walk through the fishing village of Rhodes to its Lindos Acropolis for sweeping views of the island and sea. Explore the capital city of Santorini, Thira, and perhaps dine at a clifftop restaurant over the caldera.

Map: Mediterranean Dreams (Insight Vacations)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Athens, City Of Gods
Day 2
The Glories Of Athens
Day 3
Cruising To Mykonos Relaxed Start
Day 4
Kusadasi And Patmos
Day 5
Rhodes Relaxed Start
Day 6
Crete And Santorini Relaxed Start
Day 7
Athens At Leisure Relaxed Start
Day 8
Depart Athens

Travel Countries (2): Greece, Turkiye

Travel Cities (7): Athens, Crete, Knossos, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Lunch with Wine (LW)
  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Additional Included Highlights

  • 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 delight 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.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • 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.

Authentic Dining

  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travellers over a delightful Welcome Drink.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • Athens: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.
  • Rhodes: With your Local Expert, explore the classical Acropolis of Lindos and the Temple of Athena in Rhodes. These awe-inspiring ruins date back to the 4th century and offer panoramic views of the stunning coastline.

Travel Director

  • "In Greece, we still break plates when we are excited, happy, dancing, celebrating our namedays or birthdays, get married or divorced!"
  • "The trick to really connecting with the Greeks is to say 'Kalimera!' (Good morning!) loud and proud to everyone you meet each morning, as we do, and to relax long enough to let your sense of humour come though. The Greeks appreciate people who lay the cards on the table, are authentic and show interest in the places they visit. "
  • "I love how guests react to hearing the Zorba the Greek song. It’s amazing that one old song can still unite and spread so much enthusiasm."

Well-being

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. In Athens, your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in this city is seamless.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
     
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

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