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Aegean Sunseeker tour

Aegean Sunseeker

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,351 $ 169 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini
  • Sail the scenic Aegean sea
  • Walking tours of Parikia, Naxos, Ano Koufonisi and Fira
  • Visit party islands Ios and Mykonos
  • Experience the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini
  • Sail the scenic Aegean sea
  • Walking tours of Parikia, Naxos, Ano Koufonisi and Fira
  • Visit party islands Ios and Mykonos
  • Visit party islands Ios & Mykonos
  • Experience the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini
  • Sail the scenic Aegean sea
  • Visit party islands Ios & Mykonos
  • Experience the world’s most beautiful sunset in Santorini
  • Sail the scenic Aegean sea

Short Description

Roll into Greece for endless sun, sand and paradise vibes. Navigate the azure waters, make plenty of swim stops, then head ashore to embrace island life (which is as picture-perfect as you can imagine). Think: quaint towns, ancient ruins, buzzing nightlife and irresistible dishes. Did we mention gyros? Jump aboard, find your sea legs and set sail for adventure.

Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Destinations

Greece

Cities & Attractions

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Activities

Sailing

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Trip Includes

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches
  • 7 nights in an en-suite air-conditioned cabin (double, triple or quad)
  • Local qualified crew
  • Local port tax
  • Topdeck Representative

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Itinerary

Day 1

Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends in Mykonos. We’ll kick things off with a guided tour of the town. Little Venice, cute little windmills and the old port will chew through your memory cards today. Later, you can head to the shops for a spot of retail therapy. Tonight, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece.

Included today:
-Swim stop at Delos (visit to the archaeological site is not included)
-Guided tour of Mykonos town

Day 2

Nap time or free time? You decide whether they're one and the same on your free day in this island paradise. Wander the quaint streets or lounge around on the beach and work on that five-star tan. All about the party vibes? Don't miss out on the chance to hit up the iconic Paradise Beach.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Next up: Paros. More chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of Parikia and prepare for photo ops aplenty at the castle, church and old town. Tonight, cut loose and explore. Shisha or karaoke, anyone?

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Parikia

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4

Wave bye-bye to Paros – we’re off to Naxos for an orientation tour of the city. Tick off the beautiful castle, then head to the shops to pick up some souvenirs to take home for your mum (#browniepoints). Wanna get involved in some optional watersports? You’ve come to the right place!

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Naxos city

Meals
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5

Onwards to Ano Koufonisi. This island is about as Greek as you can get, as far as photo ops go! Snapchat your way around on an orientation tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even rent a bike and whizz round the island. Tonight: another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ano Koufonisi

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Grow a set of gills (or make use of our snorkels) and get swimming. It’s Day 6, so make the most of it! Raise the anchor and head to Ios – also known as where Europe goes to party. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then hit up the famous Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club. Tonight, try a slice of that epic Ios nightlife.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ios
-Visit Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Get ready for rom-com worthy landscapes (Santorini is a honeymoon hotspot for a reason) and views to write home about! First up, we have an orientation tour of Fira town. Later, pay an optional visit to car-free Oia to check out the famous blue domed churches and the black and red sand beaches. If you fancy it, you can even take to the water for a spot of optional scuba diving. Love a sunset? So does Santorini. Cue epic Instas later today (no filter needed).

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Fira

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Optional activities:
-Visit Oia

Day 8

Time’s up! Today we bid a fond farewell to our Aegean Sunseeker adventure. One more breakfast, then you officially sign off from Topdecker duty. Or do you? If you want more, you can always join an optional half day volcano tour this afternoon. We’re talking a private boat and an included lunch. And you get to see a VOLCANO. What’s not to love?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Half day excursion to the Santorini Volcano and Caldera

Day 1

Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends in Santorini. Get ready for rom-com worthy landscapes (it's a honeymoon hotspot for a reason) and views to write home about! First up, we have an orientation tour of Fira town. Later, pay an optional visit to car-free Oia to check out the famous blue domed churches and the black and red sand beaches.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Fira

Optional activities
-Visit Oia

Day 2

Nap time or free time? You decide whether they're one and the same on your free day in this island paradise. Wander Santorini’s quaint streets or lounge around on the beach and work on that five-star tan. Love a sunset? So does Santorini. Cue epic Instas later today (no filter needed).

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Day 3: Santorini to Ios via Magganari
Grow a set of gills (or make use of our snorkels) and get swimming. It’s Day 3, so make the most of it! Raise the anchor and head to Ios – also known as where Europe goes to party. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then hit up the famous Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club. Tonight, try a slice of that epic Ios nightlife.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ios
-Visit Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4

Onwards to Ano Koufonisi. This island is about as Greek as you can get, as far as photo ops go! Snapchat your way around on an orientation tour. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always take the option to rent a bike and whizz round Ano Koufonisi. Tonight: another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ano Koufonisi

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5

Day 5: Ano Koufonisi to Naxos via Rhina Cave
Next up, we’re off to Naxos for a walking tour of the city. Tick off the beautiful castle, then head to the shops to pick up some souvenirs to take home for your mum (#browniepoints). Wanna get involved in some optional watersports? You’ve come to the right place!

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Naxos city

Meals
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Next up: Paros. More chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of Parikia and prepare for photo ops aplenty at the castle, church and old town. Tonight, cut loose and explore. Shisha or karaoke, anyone?

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Parikia

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Rise and shine! We're off for a swim stop at Delos. Then, it’s onwards to Mykonos. When we get there, walk off your sea legs on a guided tour of the town. Little Venice, cute little windmills and the old port will chew through your memory cards today. Later on, there’s plenty of time to hit the shops. Tonight, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece.

Included today:
-Swim stop at Delos (visit to the archaeological site is not included)
-Guided tour of Mykonos town

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 8

Time’s up! Today we bid a fond farewell to our Aegean Sunseeker adventure. One more breakfast, then you officially sign off from Topdecker duty. Facebook friends?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 1

Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends in Santorini. Get ready for rom-com worthy landscapes (it's a honeymoon hotspot for a reason) and views to write home about! First up, we have an orientation tour of Fira town. Later, there’s the option to head over to car-free Oia to check out the famous blue domed churches and the black and red sand beaches.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Fira

Optional activities
-Visit Oia

Day 2

Nap time or free time? You decide whether they're one and the same on your free day in this island paradise. Wander Santorini’s quaint streets or lounge around on the beach and work on that five-star tan. Love a sunset? So does Santorini. Cue epic Instas later today (no filter needed).

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Grow a set of gills (or make use of our snorkels) and get swimming. It’s Day 3, so make the most of it! Raise the anchor and head to Ios – also known as where Europe goes to party. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then hit up the famous Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club. Tonight, try a slice of that epic Ios nightlife.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ios
-Visit Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4

Onwards to Ano Koufonisi. This island is about as Greek as you can get, as far as photo ops go! Snapchat your way around on an orientation tour. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always take the option to rent a bike and whizz round Ano Koufonisi. Tonight: another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ano Koufonisi

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5

Next up, we’re off to Naxos for a walking tour of the city. Tick off the beautiful castle, then head to the shops to pick up some souvenirs to take home for your mum (#browniepoints). Wanna get involved in some optional watersports? You’ve come to the right place!

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Naxos city

Meals
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Next up: Paros. More chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Get your bearings on an orientation tour of Parikia and prepare for photo ops aplenty at the castle, church and old town. Tonight, cut loose and explore. Shisha or karaoke, anyone?

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Parikia

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Rise and shine! We're off for a swim stop at Delos. Then, it’s onwards to Mykonos. When we get there, walk off your sea legs on a guided tour of the town. Little Venice, cute little windmills and the old port will chew through your memory cards today. Later, you can head to the shops. Tonight, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece.

Included today:
-Swim stop at Delos
-Guided tour of Mykonos town

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 8

Time’s up! Today we bid a fond farewell to our Aegean Sunseeker adventure. One more breakfast, then you officially sign off from Topdecker duty. Facebook friends?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 1

Don your best sailor stripes and immerse yourself in all things Aegean as we get acquainted with our new sea friends in Mykonos. Kick things off with a guided tour of the town. Little Venice, cute little windmills and the old port will chew through your memory cards today. Later, you can head to the shops for a spot of retail therapy. Tonight, doll up and hit the streets to discover why this island is nicknamed the Ibiza of Greece.

Included today:
-Swim stop at Delos
-Guided tour of Mykonos town

Day 2

Nap time or free time? You decide whether they're one and the same on your free day in this island paradise. Wander the quaint streets or lounge around on the beach and work on that five-star tan. All about the party vibes? Don’t miss out on the chance to hit up the iconic Paradise Beach.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Next up: Paros. More chalky villages, sky blue churches and laze-worthy beaches on the horizon. Get your bearings on an orientationtour of Parikia and prepare for photo ops aplenty at the castle, church and old town. Tonight, cut loose and explore. Shisha or karaoke, anyone?

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Parikia

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4

Wave bye-bye to Paros we’re off to Naxos for an orientation of the city. Tick off the beautiful castle, then head to the shops to pick up some souvenirs to take home for your mum (#browniepoints). Did we mention you can also take the option to try your hand at some windsurfing or stand up paddle boarding? Sweet.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Naxos city

Meals
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5

Onwards to Ano Koufonisi. This island is about as Greek as you can get, as far as photo ops go! Snapchat your way around on an orientation tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even rent a bike and whizz round the island. What’s it gonna be? Tonight: another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ano Koufonisi

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

Grow a set of gills (or make use of our snorkels) and get swimming. It’s Day 6, so make the most of it! Raise the anchor and head to Ios – also known as where Europe goes to party. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then hit up the famous Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club. Tonight, try a slice of that epic Ios nightlife.

Included today:
-Orientation tour of Ios
-Visit Mylopotas Beach and the Far Out Beach Club

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7

Get ready for rom-com worthy landscapes (Santorini is a honeymoon hotspot for a reason) and views to write home about! First up, we have an orientation tour of Fira town. Later, pay an optional visit to car-free Oia to check out the famous blue domed churches and the black and red sand beaches. If you fancy it, you can take to the water for a spot of optional scuba diving. Love a sunset? So does Santorini. Cue epic Instas later today (no filter needed).

Included today:
Orientation tour of Fira

Optional activities:
-Visit Oia

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 8

Time’s up! Today we bid a fond farewell to our Aegean Sunseeker adventure. One more breakfast, then you officially sign off from Topdecker duty. Or do you? If you want more, you can always join an optional half day volcano tour this afternoon. We’re talking a private boat and an included lunch. And you get to see a VOLCANO. What’s not to love?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Half day excursion to the Santorini Volcano and Caldera

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Extremely knowledgeable

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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Winter Spirit around Europe!

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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Accomodations

We use the Athena ship which is similar to the above Turkish Gulet. It can hold up to 47 passengers and there are double, triple and quad cabins to choose from.

A gulet is a traditional twin-mast wooden cruising vessel which can vary in length, height, depth and breadth. They range in size typically from 14 to 35 metres, and can comfortably carry/sleep up to 47 passengers. Nowadays, gulets are not rigged for sailing, however all possess diesel engines of varying horsepower. As such, this is not strictly a 'sailing' trip, but a cruise not to be missed all the same.

Boat Crew
Your gulet will come with three or four Crew members, who will ensure your cruise is the highlight of your experience in Greece. There is a Captain, a Deckhand and a Chef. The Captain is solely responsible for the gulet while at sea, and it is important you heed his advice at all times, for your own safety. All our Captains come from the area and have been sailing this coastline for many years, so rest assured you’re in capable hands.

Your Cabin
Your cabin will have enough space for your baggage. Couples and those who have booked together will share a private cabin. Some cabins have double beds, some have twin beds and some have bunk beds. We have some triple cabins too. Single travellers will be assigned to share a cabin with another single traveller of the same sex. Every room will have its own en suite. Remember water is limited on boats, so please ensure that you use water sparingly.

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Meals Included:

On your trip all breakfasts and lunches are included on the boat (except breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day). However, no evening meals are included so you are free to go and explore each port or town you dock in.

Please note: Lunch will not be served on Saturday arrival. Evening meals are at your own expense, and you will find different options at each port or town you dock in.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs, as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book. Please be aware that it may not be possible to cater for every single dietary requirement, but we will always try our best to arrange it. However, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes.

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