Ancient Greece & the Greek Isles


Ancient Greece & the Greek Isles - 10/4/2019 - 10/16/2019


  • Greece

Friday, October 4 - Depart

  • Depart Minneapolis on overnight, transatlantic flight to Athens, Greece

Saturday, October 5 - Athens

  • Arrive in Athens and meet Greek tour manager and driver
  • Guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum
  • Stroll through the Pláka, the old historical neighborhood of Athens
  • Dinner at hotel

Sunday, October 6 - Athens

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning sightseeing to include the Acropolis and a panoramic tour of Athens
  • Afternoon wine tasting at a countryside winery near Athens
  • Traditional dinner with live music and dancing at a Taverna

Monday, October 7 - Aegean Sea Cruise

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to port of Piraeus to board cruise ship for start of cruise
  • Lunch on cruise ship
  • Afternoon free time to explore Mýkonos
  • Dinner on cruise ship

Tuesday, October 8 - Aegean Sea Cruise

  • Breakfast on cruise ship
  • Morning excursion to Ephesus for locally-guided tour and a visit to a Turkish rug factory
  • Lunch on cruise ship
  • Afternoon excursion via tender boat to Pátmos to tour St. John's Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse
  • Dinner on cruise ship

Wednesday, October 9 - Aegean Sea Cruise

  • Breakfast on cruise ship
  • Full-day excursion on the island of Rhodes
  • Morning sightseeing includes Líndos to see the acropolis that supports theTemple of Athena
  • Lunch on cruise ship
  • Afternoon sightseeing includes the city of Rhodes, a tour of the Palace of the Grand Masters and a walk along the Street of the Knights
  • Time at leisure 
  • Dinner on cruise ship

Thursday, October 10 - Aegean Sea Cruise

  • Breakfast on cruise ship
  • Morning excursion on the island of Crete for a tour of Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Lunch on cruise ship
  • Afternoon excursion on the island of Santoríni to visit the village of Oía
  • Dinner on cruise ship

Friday, October 11 - Nafplion

  • Breakfast on cruise ship
  • Meet Greek tour manager and bus driver at the port of Piraeus
  • Travel to Corinth to tour the site of Ancient Corinth and the ruins of the palace Mycenae and the Tomb of Clytemnestra
  • Vist the 4th century BC theatre in Epíadavros
  • Dinner at hotel in Nafplion

Saturday, October 12 - Ancient Olympia

  • Breakfast at hotel in Nafplion
  • Visit Sparta and see the Museum of Olives and Greek Olive Oil
  • Continue on to Ancient Olympia
  • Dinner at hotel in Ancient Olympia

Sunday, October 13 - Ancient Olympia

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided-tour of the ruins of Ancient Olympia, including the site of the first Olympics
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia
  • Time at leisure
  • Dinner at hotel

Monday, October 14 - Aráchova

  • Breakfast at hotel in Ancient Olympia
  • Travel across the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge to return to the Greek mainland
  • Afternoon guided tour of Delphi to include the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, and the Delphi Museum
  • Dinner at hotel in Aráchova 

Tuesday, October 15 - Athens

  • Breakfast at hotel in Aráchova
  • Return to Athens
  • Time for last minute shopping in the Pláka
  • Farewell dinner at hotel

Wednesday, October 16 - Return Flight

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to the Athens airport for return flight to the United States

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  • Round trip air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure & security taxes
  • Land transportation via deluxe motor coach and cruise ship
  • Double accommodations in four-star hotels and inside cabins on cruise ship
  • Breakfast daily, four lunches, all but one dinner
  • Admissions to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Fully escorted from Minneapolis by Kristen Billingsley 
  • Services of a Greek tour manager
  • End-of-tour gratuities to bus driver, CETA escort, and Greek tour manager 
  • Gratuities on cruise ship and for shore excursions


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  • 3120 Schneider AVE SE, STE 1B
  • Menomonie, WI 54751      

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  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • Airline baggage fees (if applicable)
  • Single room supplement: $650, subject to availability
  • Ocean-view cabin upgrade on cruise: $200 per person, subject to availability
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