Piraeus is the gateway to the ancient city of Athens, known as the “Cradle of Western Civilization” because of its immense impact on cultural and political achievements throughout the world. Due mainly to tourism and the 2004 Olympics, Greece has redeveloped many sites in Athens. A historian’s delight, Athens is home to such magnificent wonders as: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the atmospheric winding streets of the Plaka, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike, and the Archaeological Museum with the world’s finest collection of ancient artifacts.

Port: Athens (Piraeus)
Experience

Athens (Piraeus)

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    PLEASE NOTE: This is an extensive 4 day program that covers a lot of ground both on foot and by luxury coach. There is a lot of driving involved but guests will have this unique opportunity to visit two of the most precious and sacred sites which lie in the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Northern Greece. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking and steps and uneven ground.

    DAY 1

    Upon disembarkation from your ship, board your coach for the scenic drive to Delphi. This beautiful drive into the land of central Greece will bring you to the magnificent site of Delphi.

    Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual centers of the earth. This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2.000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity. Even the most intelligent men, who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens, believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess, the Pythia, and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings, and though they have almost all disappeared now, you can admire the ruins and try to picture it as it was during its 1.000 prestigious years.

    Walk up the Sacred Way past the beautiful small Treasuries to the Temple of Apollo, location of the oracle; continue to the Museum with its superb collection of votive offerings and statues, including the world famous Charioteer. A traditional country lunch will be offered at the nearby village of Arachova. After lunch you will board your coach and commence the drive to the town of Kalambaka, after check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure. Kalamaba is the picturesque town that sits at the foot of Meteora. After check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    After breakfast you will board your coach for the visit of the Meteora Monasteries. Admire the extraordinary rocks of Meteora which were formed as a result of the force of the nature and they appear to be suspended in the sky, crested with the celebrated monasteries. Today only six monasteries are inhabited, two of which have become nunneries. You are invited to delve into two of these remarkable phenomena, seemingly floating in the sky and serving as an example of the post-Byzantine era.

    NOTE: Scheduled visits are for the Monastery of the Great Meteoron “Megalo Meteoro” and The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou”. Should one be closed it will be substituted with Moni Varlaam.

    Steps vary from one to the other - The Monastery of the Great Meteoron has approximately 200 steps, St.Stefanos Monastery has approximately 10 steps and Moni Varlaam has approximately 80 steps. Coaches are able to drop off guests approximately 300- 500 feet from each Monastery.

    After the visit of the Monasteries you will commence your drive to Athens. A lunch stop will be made along the way.

    Arriving in Athens you will proceed directly to your hotel for check-in.

    In the evening you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to the picturesque Mikrolimano Area in Piraeus where you will dine at Varoulko Restaurant. Lefteris Lazarou, Greece’s top-awarded Michelin Star Chef created the restaurant’s menu so you will not be disappointed in this fantastic dining experience.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at your hotel, begin your day with a visit to the famous site of the Acropolis. En route you will drive by Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Neo Classical style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens.

    Arriving at the foot of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world, you will set off with your group on a walking tour to the top. Your guide will stop along the way to brief you on its history. Once you get to the top you will have some free time to explore and take photographs. Admire the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon as well as the gorgeous view of the city of Athens below.

    Note: Expect high temperatures in the summer months and heavy crowds. There are upwards of 100 or more uneven steps to get to the top of the monument. There is handrail in some spots but not all. Those not wishing to venture to the top can remain at the bottom and wait for the group to return. At the top the ground is uneven. Large bags are not permitted here and will need to be left on the tour bus.

    Next you will visit the breathtaking Acropolis Museum – an impressive building that was completed and opened in 2009 and has an exhibition space of more than 14,000 square meters. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

    Following your visit of the museum, take a stroll with your group through the enchanting, traditional streets of Plaka, the colorful old quarter of Athens, rich in neoclassical, ancient monuments and Byzantine Churches. Here in the Plaka, you will have a traditional Greek lunch before returning to your hotel where you will have some free time. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Check out is 12:00nn. You will be transferred to the Athens International Airport per your flight schedule.

    Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    7:30am Disembarkation at Piraeus port

    8:00am Depart hotel to Delphi

    10:00am Restroom stop in Livadia

    10:15am Arrive in Delphi

    10:45am Guided visit of the Site and Museum – Restrooms on site

    1:00pm Depart for Lunch venue in Arachova – Restrooms at the lunch venue

    1:15pm Lunch

    2:15pm Depart for Kalambaka

    6:30pm Arrive in Kalambaka

    Dinner and overnight

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    DAY 2

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:30am Depart for Meteora Monasteries, visit Monasteries

    11:00am Depart for Athens, comfort stop & lunch en route

    5:00pm Check-in at the hotel

    6:45pm Depart hotel for dinner venue in Mikrolimano area

    9:00pm Return to your hotel

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    9:00am Depart hotel for panoramic drive around Athens to Acropolis site

    10:00am Arrive in Acropolis, guided visit of Acropolis site

    12:00pm Depart for Acropolis Museum

    12:15pm Guided visit of the Acropolis Museum – Restrooms at the Museum

    1:45pm Depart for lunch in Plaka area

    2:00pm Lunch

    3:30pm Return to your hotel

    Afternoon at leisure

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    12:00nn Official check-out time

    Transfer to Athens International Airport based on your flight schedule. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel until your transfer.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Extra nights include a private airport transfer.

    TRANSFERS: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged for the last day of the program. Should you book any extra nights on your own or deviate from the program in any way, transfers are not included. If flight details are not received before your program start date, transfers cannot be arranged.

    Important Note:

    Large bags are not permitted at the Acropolis

    There are a large number of uneven steps without handrails at the Acropolis site

    The Monasteries scheduled to visit are:

    •The Monastery of the Great Meteron “Megalo Meteoro” (closed on Tuesdays)

    •The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou” (closed on Mondays)

    •If necessary we will substitute a monastery that is closed with the: Moni Varlaam

    Expected Weather:

    Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 95°F. The warm season lasts from June to September with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The cold season lasts from December to March with an average daily high temperature below 61°F.

    What to Bring: Sunglasses, Hat, Comfortable walking shoes. Dress code is applicable at the Meteora Monasteries (knees and shoulders must be covered for the females)

    Electricity:

    220V. Please bring a travel adaptor if you have electronic devices as the hotels do not provide these

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    A valid passport is required

    Accommodation:

    We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests would be notified in advance of travel of any changes.

    Athens:

    Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    Vassileos Alexandrou Av., 2, Athens

    Tel: +30 210 720 7000

    Kalambaka:

    Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    National Road, Trikala Ioannina

    42200Kalambaka, Greece

    Tel. +30 2432023330

    Program Includes for guests:

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Athens

    Deluxe coach for touring

    Professional and fully qualified English speaking guide

    Accommodation in Athens at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    Accommodation in Kalambaka at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

    Entrance fees to all sites visited

    Any applicable taxes

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    •Gratuities for guide and driver

    •Any meals not listed above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • UPGRADE-PRE - SACRED TREASURES OF GREECE CODE: PIRL08

  • PRE - SACRED TREASURES OF GREECE 2019 CODE: PIRL01

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an extensive 4 day program that covers a lot of ground both on foot and by luxury coach. There is a lot of driving involved but guests will have this unique opportunity to visit two of the most precious and sacred sites which lie in the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Northern Greece. Embarkation to your cruise will be mid to late afternoon. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking and steps and uneven ground.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival to the Athens International airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the center of Athens. The remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    Note that check in time at the hotel is at 2:00pm.

    DAY 2

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then meet your guide in the lobby to begin your sightseeing tour of Athens.

    Begin with a visit to the famous site of the Acropolis. En route you will drive by Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Neo Classical style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens.

    Arriving at the foot of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world, you will set off with your group on a walking tour to the top. Your guide will stop along the way to brief you on its history. Once you get to the top you will have some free time to explore and take photographs. Admire the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon as well as the gorgeous view of the city of Athens below.

    Note: Expect high temperatures in the summer months and heavy crowds. There are upwards of 100 or more uneven steps to get to the top of the monument. There is handrail in some spots but not all. Those not wishing to venture to the top can remain at the bottom and wait for the group to return. At the top the ground is uneven. Large bags are not permitted here and will need to be left on the tour bus.

    Next you will visit the breathtaking Acropolis Museum – an impressive building that was completed and opened in 2009 and has an exhibition space of more than 14,000 square meters. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

    Following your visit of the museum, take a stroll with your group through the enchanting, traditional streets of Plaka, the colorful old quarter of Athens, rich in neoclassical, ancient monuments and Byzantine Churches. Here in the Plaka, you will have a traditional Greek lunch before returning to your hotel where you will have some free time.

    In the evening you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to the picturesque Mikrolimano Area in Piraeus where you will dine at Varoulko Restaurant. Lefteris Lazarou, Greece’s top-awarded Michelin Star Chef created the restaurant’s menu so you will not be disappointed in this fantastic dining experience.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 3

    The next day enjoy breakfast at you hotel and board your coach for the drive to Delphi. The beautiful drive into the land of central Greece will bring you to the magnificent site of Delphi.

    Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual centers of the earth. This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2.000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity. Even the most intelligent men, who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens, believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess, the Pythia, and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings, and though they have almost all disappeared now, you can admire the ruins and try to picture it as it was during its 1.000 prestigious years.

    Walk up the Sacred Way past the beautiful small Treasuries to the Temple of Apollo, location of the oracle; continue to the Museum with its superb collection of votive offerings and statues, including the world famous Charioteer. A traditional country lunch will be offered at the nearby village of Arachova. After lunch you will board your coach and commence the drive to the town of Kalambaka, after check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure. Kalamaba is the picturesque town that sits at the foot of Meteora. After check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    After breakfast you will board your coach for the visit of the Meteora Monasteries, admire the extraordinary rocks of Meteora which were formed as a result of the force of the nature and they appear to be suspended in the sky, crested with the celebrated monasteries. Today only six monasteries are inhabited, two of which have become nunneries. You are invited to delve into two of these remarkable phenomena, seemingly floating in the sky and serving as an example of the post-Byzantine era.

    After the visit of the Monasteries you will commence your drive to the port of Piraeus in order to board your vessel for your cruise.

    NOTE: Scheduled visits are for the Monastery of the Great Meteoron “Megalo Meteoro” and The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou”. Should one be closed it will be substituted with Moni Varlaam.

    Steps vary from one to the other - The Monastery of the Great Meteoron has approximately 200 steps, St.Stefanos Monastery has approximately 10 steps and Moni Varlaam has approximately 80 steps.

    Coaches are able to drop off guests approximately 300- 500 feet from each Monastery.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Divani Caravel Hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so that transfers can be arranged.

    DAY 1

    Arrive at the Athens International airport

    Transfer to your hotel

    2:00pm Check in - Time at leisure and meals on own

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Depart for a panoramic drive around Athens ending at the Acropolis

    9:00am Visit the Acropolis, guided

    11:00am Depart for the Acropolis Museum

    11:15am Guided visit of the Acropolis Museum (restrooms here)

    12:45pm Depart for lunch in the Plaka Area

    1:00pm Lunch

    2:30pm Return to your hotel for some free time

    6:45pm Depart the hotel for dinner

    9:00pm Return to your hotel

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Check out and depart the hotel for Delphi

    10:00am Restroom stop in Livadia

    10:15am Arrive in Delphi

    10:45am Guided visit of the Site and Museum – Restrooms on site

    1:00pm Depart for Lunch venue in Arachova – Restrooms at the lunch venue

    1:15pm Lunch

    2:15pm Depart for Kalambaka

    6:30pm Arrive in Kalambaka

    Dinner and overnight

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:45am Depart hotel for Meteora, Visit Monasteries

    11:00am Depart for the Port of Piraeus comfort stop and quick lunch included.

    4:45pm Board your ship in Piraeus

    Important Note:

    Large bags are not permitted at the Acropolis

    Expected Weather:

    Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 95°F. The warm season lasts from June 7 to September 11 with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The cold season lasts from December 8 to March 19 with an average daily high temperature below 61°F.

    What to Bring: Sunglasses, hat, comfortable walking shoes. Sweater or jacket during the cooler months. Dress code is applicable at the Meteora Monasteries (knees and shoulders must be covered for the females)

    Currency:

    EURO

    Electricity:

    220V. Please bring a travel adaptor kit if you have electronic devices as the hotels do not provide these.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    A valid passport is required

    Accommodation:

    We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

    Athens:

    Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    Vassileos Alexandrou Av., 2, Athens

    Tel: +30 210 720 7000

    Kalambaka:

    Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    National Road, Trikala Ioannina

    42200Kalambaka, Greece

    Tel. +30 2432023330

    Program Includes for guests:

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Athens

    Deluxe Chartered Coach for touring

    Professional and fully qualified English speaking guide

    Accommodation in Athens at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    Accommodation in Kalambaka at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    2 dinners

    3 lunches

    Entrance fees to all sites visited

    Any applicable taxes

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    Gratuities for guides and drivers

    Any meals not listed above

    Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - SACRED TREASURES OF GREECE - 2020-21 CODE: PIRL02

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an extensive 4 day program that covers a lot of ground both on foot and by luxury coach. There is a lot of driving involved but guests will have this unique opportunity to visit two of the most precious and sacred sites which lie in the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Northern Greece. Embarkation to your cruise will be mid to late afternoon. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking and steps and uneven ground.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival to the Athens International airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the center of Athens. The remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    Note that check in time at the hotel is at 2:00pm.

    DAY 2

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then meet your guide in the lobby to begin your sightseeing tour of Athens.

    Begin with a visit to the famous site of the Acropolis. En route you will drive by Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Neo Classical style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens.

    Arriving at the foot of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world, you will set off with your group on a walking tour to the top. Your guide will stop along the way to brief you on its history. Once you get to the top you will have some free time to explore and take photographs. Admire the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon as well as the gorgeous view of the city of Athens below.

    Note: Expect high temperatures in the summer months and heavy crowds. There are upwards of 100 or more uneven steps to get to the top of the monument. There is handrail in some spots but not all. Those not wishing to venture to the top can remain at the bottom and wait for the group to return. At the top the ground is uneven. Large bags are not permitted here and will need to be left on the tour bus.

    Next you will visit the breathtaking Acropolis Museum – an impressive building that was completed and opened in 2009 and has an exhibition space of more than 14,000 square meters. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

    Following your visit of the museum, take a stroll with your group through the enchanting, traditional streets of Plaka, the colorful old quarter of Athens, rich in neoclassical, ancient monuments and Byzantine Churches. Here in the Plaka, you will have a traditional Greek lunch before returning to your hotel where you will have some free time.

    In the evening you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to the picturesque Mikrolimano Area in Piraeus where you will dine at Varoulko Restaurant. Lefteris Lazarou, Greece’s top-awarded Michelin Star Chef created the restaurant’s menu so you will not be disappointed in this fantastic dining experience.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 3

    The next day enjoy breakfast at you hotel and board your coach for the drive to Delphi. The beautiful drive into the land of central Greece will bring you to the magnificent site of Delphi.

    Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual centers of the earth. This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2.000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity. Even the most intelligent men, who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens, believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess, the Pythia, and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings, and though they have almost all disappeared now, you can admire the ruins and try to picture it as it was during its 1.000 prestigious years.

    Walk up the Sacred Way past the beautiful small Treasuries to the Temple of Apollo, location of the oracle; continue to the Museum with its superb collection of votive offerings and statues, including the world famous Charioteer. A traditional country lunch will be offered at the nearby village of Arachova. After lunch you will board your coach and commence the drive to the town of Kalambaka, after check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure. Kalamaba is the picturesque town that sits at the foot of Meteora. After check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    After breakfast you will board your coach for the visit of the Meteora Monasteries, admire the extraordinary rocks of Meteora which were formed as a result of the force of the nature and they appear to be suspended in the sky, crested with the celebrated monasteries. Today only six monasteries are inhabited, two of which have become nunneries. You are invited to delve into two of these remarkable phenomena, seemingly floating in the sky and serving as an example of the post-Byzantine era.

    NOTE: Scheduled visits are for the Monastery of the Great Meteoron “Megalo Meteoro” and The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou”. Should one be closed it will be substituted with Moni Varlaam.

    Steps vary from one to the other - The Monastery of the Great Meteoron has approximately 200 steps, St.Stefanos Monastery has approximately 10 steps and Moni Varlaam has approximately 80 steps. Coaches are able to drop off guests approximately 300- 500 feet from each Monastery.

    After the visit of the Monasteries you will commence your drive to the port of Piraeus in order to board your vessel for your cruise.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met as per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Check-in time is 2:00pm (subject to change). Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until day 2 of the program.

    Transfers: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers from the airport can be arranged. Should you book any extra nights on your own, transfers are not included. If flight details are not received before your program start date, transfers cannot be arranged.

    DAY 1

    Arrive at the Athens International airport

    Transfer to your hotel

    2:00pm Check in - Time at leisure and meals on own

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Depart for a panoramic drive around Athens ending at the Acropolis

    9:00am Visit the Acropolis, guided

    11:00am Depart for the Acropolis Museum

    11:15am Guided visit of the Acropolis Museum (restrooms here)

    12:45pm Depart for lunch in the Plaka Area

    1:00pm Lunch

    2:30pm Return to your hotel for some free time

    6:45pm Depart the hotel for dinner

    9:00pm Return to your hotel

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Check out and depart the hotel for Delphi

    10:00am Restroom stop in Livadia

    10:15am Arrive in Delphi

    10:45am Guided visit of the Site and Museum – Restrooms on site

    1:00pm Depart for Lunch venue in Arachova – Restrooms at the lunch venue

    1:15pm Lunch

    2:15pm Depart for Kalambaka

    6:30pm Arrive in Kalambaka

    Dinner and overnight

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:45am Depart hotel for Meteora, Visit Monasteries

    11:00am Depart for the Port of Piraeus comfort stop and quick lunch included.

    4:45pm Board your ship in Piraeus

    Important Note:

    Large bags are not permitted at the Acropolis

    There are a large number of uneven steps without handrails at the Acropolis site

    The Monasteries scheduled to visit are:

    •The Monastery of the Great Meteron “Megalo Meteoro” (closed on Tuesdays)

    •The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou” (closed on Mondays)

    •If necessary we will substitute a monastery that is closed with the: Moni Varlaam

    Expected Weather:

    Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 95°F. The warm season lasts from June to September with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The cold season lasts from December to March with an average daily high temperature below 61°F.

    What to Bring: Sunglasses, hat, comfortable walking shoes. Sweater or jacket during the cooler months. Dress code is applicable at the Meteora Monasteries (knees and shoulders must be covered for the females)

    Currency:

    EURO

    Electricity:

    220V. Please bring a travel adaptor if you have electronic devices as the hotels do not provide these

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    A valid passport is required

    Accommodation:

    We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests would be notified in advance of travel of any changes.

    Athens:

    Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    Vassileos Alexandrou Av., 2, Athens

    Tel: +30 210 720 7000

    Kalambaka:

    Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    National Road, Trikala Ioannina

    42200Kalambaka, Greece

    Tel. +30 2432023330

    Program Includes for guests:

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Athens

    Deluxe coach for touring

    Professional and fully qualified English speaking guide

    Accommodation in Athens at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    Accommodation in Kalambaka at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

    Entrance fees to all sites visited

    Any applicable taxes

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    Gratuities for guides and drivers

    Any meals not listed above

    Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • POST - SACRED TREASURES OF GREECE 2019 CODE: PIRL06

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an extensive 4 day program that covers a lot of ground both on foot and by luxury coach. There is a lot of driving involved but guests will have this unique opportunity to visit two of the most precious and sacred sites which lie in the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Northern Greece. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking and steps and uneven ground.

    DAY 1

    Upon disembarkation from your ship, board a coach for the scenic drive to Delphi. The beautiful drive into the land of central Greece will bring you to the magnificent site of Delphi.

    Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual centers of the earth. This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2.000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity. Even the most intelligent men, who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens, believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess, the Pythia, and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings, and though they have almost all disappeared now, you can admire the ruins and try to picture it as it was during its 1.000 prestigious years.

    Walk up the Sacred Way past the beautiful small Treasuries to the Temple of Apollo, location of the oracle; continue to the Museum with its superb collection of votive offerings and statues, including the world famous Charioteer. A traditional country lunch will be offered at the nearby village of Arachova. After lunch you will board your coach and commence the drive to the town of Kalambaka, after check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure. Kalamaba is the picturesque town that sits at the foot of Meteora. After check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    After breakfast you will board your coach for the visit of the Meteora Monasteries. Admire the extraordinary rocks of Meteora which were formed as a result of the force of the nature and they appear to be suspended in the sky, crested with the celebrated monasteries. Today only six monasteries are inhabited, two of which have become nunneries. You are invited to delve into two of these remarkable phenomena, seemingly floating in the sky and serving as an example of the post-Byzantine era.

    NOTE: Scheduled visits are for the Monastery of the Great Meteoron “Megalo Meteoro” and The Nunnery of St. Stefanos “Agiou Stefanou”. Should one be closed it will be substituted with Moni Varlaam.

    Steps vary from one to the other - The Monastery of the Great Meteoron has approximately 200 steps, St.Stefanos Monastery has approximately 10 steps and Moni Varlaam has approximately 80 steps. Coaches are able to drop off guests approximately 300- 500 feet from each Monastery.

    After the visit of the Monasteries you will commence your drive to Athens. A lunch stop will be made along the way.

    Arriving in Athens you will proceed directly to your hotel for check-in.

    In the evening you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to the picturesque Mikrolimano Area in Piraeus where you will dine at Varoulko Restaurant. Lefteris Lazarou, Greece’s top-awarded Michelin Star Chef created the restaurant’s menu so you will not be disappointed in this fantastic dining experience.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 3

    Following breakfast at your hotel, begin your day with a visit to the famous site of the Acropolis. En route you will drive by Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Neo Classical style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens.

    Arriving at the foot of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world, you will set off with your group on a walking tour to the top. Your guide will stop along the way to brief you on its history. Once you get to the top you will have some free time to explore and take photographs. Admire the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon as well as the gorgeous view of the city of Athens below.

    Note: Expect high temperatures in the summer months and heavy crowds. There are upwards of 100 or more uneven steps to get to the top of the monument. There is handrail in some spots but not all. Those not wishing to venture to the top can remain at the bottom and wait for the group to return. At the top the ground is uneven. Large bags are not permitted here and will need to be left on the tour bus.

    Next you will visit the breathtaking Acropolis Museum – an impressive building that was completed and opened in 2009 and has an exhibition space of more than 14,000 square meters. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

    Following your visit of the museum, take a stroll with your group through the enchanting, traditional streets of Plaka, the colorful old quarter of Athens, rich in neoclassical, ancient monuments and Byzantine Churches. Here in the Plaka, you will have a traditional Greek lunch before returning to your hotel where you will have some free time. The remainder of the day is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Check out is 12:00nn. You will be transferred to the Athens International Airport per your flight schedule.

    Luggage storage is available at the hotel for guests with late flights.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    DAY 1

    7:30am Disembarkation at Piraeus port

    8:00am Depart hotel to Delphi

    10:00am Restroom stop in Livadia

    10:15am Arrive in Delphi

    10:45am Guided visit of the Site and Museum – Restrooms on site

    1:00pm Depart for Lunch venue in Arachova – Restrooms at the lunch venue

    1:15pm Lunch

    2:15pm Depart for Kalambaka

    6:30pm Arrive in Kalambaka

    Dinner and overnight

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    DAY 2

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:30am Depart for Meteora Monasteries, visit Monasteries

    11:00am Depart for Athens, comfort stop & lunch en route

    5:00pm Check-in at the Hotel, some relaxation

    6:45pm Depart hotel for dinner venue in Mikrolimano area

    9:00pm Return to Hotel

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    DAY 3

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    9:00am Depart hotel for panoramic drive around Athens to Acropolis site

    10:00am Arrive in Acropolis, guided visit of Acropolis site

    12:00pm Depart for Acropolis Museum

    12:15pm Guided visit of the Acropolis Museum – Restrooms at the Museum

    1:45pm Depart for lunch in Plaka area

    2:00pm Lunch

    3:30pm Return to the hotel

    Afternoon at leisure

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    12:00nn Official check-out time

    Transfer to Athens International Airport based on your flight schedule. For guests with late flights, luggage storage will be available at the hotel.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 4. Extra nights include a private airport transfer.

    TRANSFERS: All guests booking their flights independently are required to ensure the cruise line has their most up to date flight details so that transfers to the airport can be arranged for the last day of the program. Should you book any extra nights on your own or deviate from the program in any way, transfers are not included. If flight details are not received before your program start date, transfers cannot be arranged.

    Important Note:

    There is a large number of uneven steps without handrails in Acropolis site

    Large bags are not allowed inside the Acropolis.

    Expected Weather: Sunny

    What to Bring: Sunglasses, Hat, Comfortable walking shoes. Dress code is applicable at the Meteora Monasteries (knees and shoulders must be covered for the females)

    Currency: EURO

    Electricity: 220V

    Luggage: Additional Luggage can be stored in the Hotel in Athens or it can travel with you on the coach.

    Documents and Visa Requirements: Passport is required

    Accommodation – We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests would be notified in advance of any changes.

    Athens:

    Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    Vassileos Alexandrou Av., 2, Athens

    Tel: +30 210 720 7000

    Kalambaka:

    Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    National Road, Trikala Ioannina

    42200 Kalambaka, Greece

    Tel. +30 2432023330

    Program Includes for guests:

    •Transfers

    •Deluxe Chartered Coach

    •Professional and fully qualified English speaking guide

    •Accommodation in Athens at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    •Accommodation in Kalambaka at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    •2 dinners

    •3 Lunches

    •Entrance fees to all sites visited (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Arch. Site & Museum of Delphi & Meteora Monasteries)

    •All applicable taxes

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    •Gratuities for Guide and Driver

    •Any meals not listed above

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

  • PRE - SACRED TREASURES OF GREECE CODE: PIRL25

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an extensive 4 day program that covers a lot of ground both on foot and by luxury coach. There is a lot of driving involved but guests will have this unique opportunity to visit two of the most precious and sacred sites which lie in the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Northern Greece. Embarkation to your cruise will be mid to late afternoon. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking and steps and uneven ground.

    DAY 1

    Upon arrival to the Athens International airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the center of Athens. The remainder of the day and evening are at your leisure with meals on your own.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    Note that check in time at the hotel is at 2:00pm.

    DAY 2

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then meet your guide in the lobby to begin your sightseeing tour of Athens.

    Begin with a visit to the famous site of the Acropolis. En route you will drive by Constitution Square, the House of Parliament, the Neo Classical style university buildings, the Royal Palace and the Old Olympic Stadium of Athens.

    Arriving at the foot of the Acropolis, one of the most photographed ancient monuments in the world, you will set off with your group on a walking tour to the top. Your guide will stop along the way to brief you on its history. Once you get to the top you will have some free time to explore and take photographs. Admire the ancient temples of Athena Nike and the towering Parthenon as well as the gorgeous view of the city of Athens below.

    Note: Expect high temperatures in the summer months and heavy crowds. There are upwards of 100 or more uneven steps to get to the top of the monument. There is handrail in some spots but not all. Those not wishing to venture to the top can remain at the bottom and wait for the group to return. At the top the ground is uneven. Large bags are not permitted here and will need to be left on the tour bus.

    Next you will visit the breathtaking Acropolis Museum – an impressive building that was completed and opened in 2009 and has an exhibition space of more than 14,000 square meters. It houses every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

    Following your visit of the museum, take a stroll with your group through the enchanting, traditional streets of Plaka, the colorful old quarter of Athens, rich in neoclassical, ancient monuments and Byzantine Churches. Here in the Plaka, you will have a traditional Greek lunch before returning to your hotel where you will have some free time.

    In the evening you will be met by your guide and you will transfer to the picturesque Mikrolimano Area in Piraeus where you will dine at Varoulko Restaurant. Lefteris Lazarou, Greece’s top-awarded Michelin Star Chef created the restaurant’s menu so you will not be disappointed in this fantastic dining experience.

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel.

    DAY 3

    The next day enjoy breakfast at you hotel and board your coach for the drive to Delphi. The beautiful drive into the land of central Greece will bring you to the magnificent site of Delphi.

    Delphi was considered by the ancients to be the physical and spiritual centers of the earth. This shrine of Apollo, set nearly 2.000 feet up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Here was the most respected oracle of antiquity. Even the most intelligent men, who lived during the brilliant civilization of Athens, believed implicitly in the responses of the god. These were given by the inspired priestess, the Pythia, and were interpreted, usually with an ambiguous touch, by the priests. Delphi grew fabulously rich with offerings, and though they have almost all disappeared now, you can admire the ruins and try to picture it as it was during its 1.000 prestigious years.

    Walk up the Sacred Way past the beautiful small Treasuries to the Temple of Apollo, location of the oracle; continue to the Museum with its superb collection of votive offerings and statues, including the world famous Charioteer. A traditional country lunch will be offered at the nearby village of Arachova. After lunch you will board your coach and commence the drive to the town of Kalambaka, after check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure. Kalamaba is the picturesque town that sits at the foot of Meteora. After check-in your dinner will be served at the hotel and the evening will be at your leisure.

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    After breakfast you will board your coach for the visit of the Meteora Monasteries, admire the extraordinary rocks of Meteora which were formed as a result of the force of the nature and they appear to be suspended in the sky, crested with the celebrated monasteries. Today only six monasteries are inhabited, two of which have become nunneries. You are invited to delve into two of these remarkable phenomena, seemingly floating in the sky and serving as an example of the post-Byzantine era.

    After the visit of the Monasteries you will commence your drive to the port of Piraeus in order to board your vessel for your cruise.

    Land Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final cruise documents at approximately 21 days prior to sailing. You will then receive one last final itinerary from our ground operator with your Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Divani Caravel Hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details so that transfers can be arranged.

    DAY 1

    Arrive at the Athens International airport

    Transfer to your hotel

    2:00pm Check in - Time at leisure and meals on own

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Depart for a panoramic drive around Athens ending at the Acropolis

    9:00am Visit the Acropolis, guided

    11:00am Depart for the Acropolis Museum

    11:15am Guided visit of the Acropolis Museum (restrooms here)

    12:45pm Depart for lunch in the Plaka Area

    1:00pm Lunch

    2:30pm Return to your hotel for some free time

    6:45pm Depart the hotel for dinner

    9:00pm Return to your hotel

    Overnight at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:00am Check out and depart the hotel for Delphi

    10:00am Restroom stop in Livadia

    10:15am Arrive in Delphi

    10:45am Guided visit of the Site and Museum – Restrooms on site

    1:00pm Depart for Lunch venue in Arachova – Restrooms at the lunch venue

    1:15pm Lunch

    2:15pm Depart for Kalambaka

    6:30pm Arrive in Kalambaka

    Dinner and overnight

    Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    DAY 4

    AM Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

    8:45am Depart hotel for Meteora, Visit Monasteries

    11:00am Depart for the Port of Piraeus comfort stop and quick lunch included.

    4:45pm Board your ship in Piraeus

    Important Note:

    Large bags are not permitted at the Acropolis

    Expected Weather:

    Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 32°F or above 95°F. The warm season lasts from June 7 to September 11 with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The cold season lasts from December 8 to March 19 with an average daily high temperature below 61°F.

    What to Bring: Sunglasses, hat, comfortable walking shoes. Sweater or jacket during the cooler months. Dress code is applicable at the Meteora Monasteries (knees and shoulders must be covered for the females)

    Currency:

    EURO

    Electricity:

    220V. Please bring a travel adaptor kit if you have electronic devices as the hotels do not provide these.

    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    A valid passport is required

    Accommodation:

    We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

    Athens:

    Divani Caravel Hotel or similar

    Vassileos Alexandrou Av., 2, Athens

    Tel: +30 210 720 7000

    Kalambaka:

    Divani Meteora Hotel or similar

    National Road, Trikala Ioannina

    42200Kalambaka, Greece

    Tel. +30 2432023330

    Program Includes for guests:

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Athens

    Deluxe Chartered Coach for touring

    Professional and fully qualified English speaking guide

    Accommodation in Athens at the Divani Caravel Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    Accommodation in Kalambaka at the Divani Meteora Hotel or similar (standard double room)

    2 dinners

    Lunch in Athens, Delphi and at Lamia

    Entrance fees to all sites visited

    Any applicable taxes

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes for guests:

    Gratuities for guides and drivers

    Any meals not listed above

    Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land Programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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