UNESCO JEWELS OF ANCIENT GREECE

The past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Set off on an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mycenae, Meteora and Delphi. Visit the site of Ancient Corinth - one of the most important cities of the ancient world, as well as a major hub for the building of Christianity. Complete your Journey with a visit to one of the most celebrated and recognized sites of Ancient Greece, the Acropolis of Athens and its Parthenon.

Starting at $ 2,899

Pre-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Upon arrival at the airport of Athens, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Athens for your overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Hotel: Grand Bretagne or similar               

Day 2: Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. You will then commence your overland trip in Greece by departing Athens for the Historic Argolis area of Greece. Home to ancient wonders, you will visit the site of Ancient Corinth -- one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Then, head onto Epidaurus, the best preserved Ancient Greek Theatre in the world. Free time will be allocated for lunch on your own. This will be followed by a visit to the Citadel of Mycenae. We will then head to the picturesque city of Nafplion. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay.
Hotel: Hotel Amalia or similar  

Day 3: After breakfast, you will depart with your guide and driver to Delphi, the center of the ancient world. Drive over the Rio-Antirio Bridge, one of the wonders of the modern age, to the Oracle of Delphi which is one of the most sacred places to the ancient world. Free time will be given to enjoy lunch on your own before visiting the site. Built on the sloping hillsides of Mt. Parnassus with amazing scenery, this was the immensely rich and powerful home of the oracle. See the remnants and treasures of the temple of Apollo from where the Pythia gave out her prophesies. Next, visit the museum which is filled with the treasures unearthed on the site. You will then head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. 
Hotel: Hotel Amalia or similar

Day 4: After breakfast, start your drive through the mountains to the central part of Greece to reach the Meteora. On the other side of the fertile valley, we will visit The Meteora Monasteries -- considered by many as the 8th wonder of the world. We will visit two monasteries with incredible views, priceless religious icons and frescoes. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay in the nearby town of Kalambaka.
Hotel: Divani Kalambaka Hotel or similar

Day 5:   Following breakfast, have an early morning departure back to Athens. Upon arrival, you will visit the Acropolis of Athens and its remarkable monuments such as its crowning glory, The Parthenon. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Lastly, proceed to the port of Piraeus for the embarkation of your cruise.

This Pre-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available:

Post-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Upon arrival in the port of Piraeus, disembark as scheduled. Depart the port for the Historic Argolis area of Greece. Home to ancient wonders, you will visit the site of Ancient Corinth -- one of the most important cities of the ancient world, as well as a major hub for the building of Christianity. Then, head onto Epidaurus -- the best preserved Ancient Greek Theatre in the world. Free time will be allocated for lunch on your own. This will be followed by a visit to the Citadel of Mycenae. We will then head to the picturesque city of Nafplion where you will be staying. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay.
Hotel: Hotel Amalia or similar

Day 2: Start your day with breakfast and then depart with your guide and driver for Delphi -- the center of the ancient world. Drive over the Rio-Antirio Bridge which is one of the wonders of the modern age, to the Oracle of Delphi which is one of the most sacred places to the ancient world. Free time will be allowed to enjoy lunch on your own before visiting the site. See the remnants and treasures of the temple of Apollo from where the Pythia gave out her prophesies. Next, visit the museum which is filled with the treasures unearthed on the site. You will then head back to the for your dinner and overnight stay in Delphi. 
Hotel: Hotel Amalia or similar

Day 3: After breakfast, start your drive through the mountains to the central part of Greece to reach the Meteora, which means “in the midair.” On the other side of the fertile valley, we will visit The Meteora Monasteries, considered by many as the 8th wonder of the world. The first sights of the majestic buildings are jaw-dropping and unforgettable. We will visit two monasteries with incredible views, priceless religious icons and frescoes. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay in the nearby town of Kalambaka.
Hotel: Divani Kalambaka Hotel or similar  

Day 4:  Following breakfast, have an early morning departure back to Athens. Upon arrival, you will visit the Acropolis of Athens and its remarkable monuments such as its crowning glory, The Parthenon. Enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Enjoy dinner on your own. 
Hotel: Grand Bretagne Hotel or similar

Day 5: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At the prearranged time, your driver will pick you up for your transfer to the Athens Airport for your onward journey. 

This Post-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available:

Please note: Modest attire is required; knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Important: It is each guest's sole responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations or tourist cards that are required for participating in mid-cruise adventures or overnight journeys, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your overland adventure or overnight tour, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship. The Journey rates include 5* hotel accommodation on a double room basis in Athens, 4* hotel accommodation on a double room basis in Nafplion, Kalambaka and Delphi. The best available accommodation was booked for the dates and voyages applicable to this Journey. Airport assistance and transfers, transportation by A/C bus, all entrance fees indicated in the itinerary, licensed English-speaking guide, water on the transportation, and meals as indicated are also included. Rates do not include gratuities or personal expenses