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Acropolis Athens Aegean Odyssey Premier Trip
Aegean Odyssey Premier tour

Aegean Odyssey Premier

Trafalgar Premier
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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: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
11 days
From: $ 3,120 $ 284 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • City tour in Athens
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos in Crete, Fira on Santorini
  • View the Parthenon, the windmills on Mykonos and the Caldera on Santorini
  • See Hadrian's Arch and the 1896 Olympic Stadium in Athens

Short Description

Greece's ancient history meets laid-back island life on this voyage from Athens to Venetian-inspired Crete. You'll see such highlights as the Agora where Socrates once taught, the glamorous island of Mykonos and Santorini's Caldera, not to mention a quick visit to the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and Palace of Knossos.

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Trip Type Small Ship Cruise
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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Athens
End City Athens

Trip Includes

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE ATHENS (2 NIGHTS)

Welcome to mythical Greece. On arrival in Athens, transfer to your hotel. Unwind after your journey or spend the day exploring.

Day 2 ATHENS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes a walking tour of the Acropolis at the Parthenon, and to see the Olympic Stadium and the Evzone guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The afternoon is yours to see more incredible sights.

Day 3 EMBARK - AT SEA

This morning, transfer to the port and board your ship for a relaxing cruise to Turkey.

Day 4 AT SEA – ISTANBUL – AT SEA

Sail to the Marmara Sea and later, arrive in Turkey's capital, Istanbul, and admire splendid views of mosques, minarets and the mighty Bosphorus.

Day 5 AT SEA – KUSADASI – AT SEA

This afternoon arrive at the Turkish resort of Kusadasi and consider a visit to ancient Ephesus.

Day 6 AT SEA – SANTORINI – AT SEA

Today we find ourselves in Santorini. Its cliffs rise from the blue waters of the Aegean like a dream. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Caldera.

Day 7 AG. NIKOLAOS (CRETE) – AT SEA

Wake up in the town of Agios Nikolaos on Crete. See its picturesque lagoon or why not take an excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos.

Day 8 RHODES – SYMI – AT SEA

Visit Rhodes town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the Palace of the Grand Masters, in the old walled city, and the Acropolis of Lindos. Later sail to Symi with its picturesque harbour and hillside mansions.

Day 9 CHIOS – MYKONOS – AT SEA

Sail north and arrive in Chios, home to the Nea Moni 11th century monastery. This afternoon, stroll through the picturesque alleys of Mykonos Town.

Day 10 DISEMBARK - ATHENS

This morning, disembark and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you please.

Day 11 DEPART ATHENS

Say goodbye to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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This was the first time we had taken a group road tour and I would have to say that it exceeded my expectations. Our guide Danilo was great, it is a difficult job managing people on this type of trip. Everything from the excursion to the dinners where completely organized and well done. We look forward to another trip with Trafalgar in the future. I would without a doubt definitely recommend this trip, it is a little fast pace but Danilo, made sure that we had options if there were needed.
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Best of China 2019

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The tour guide Hubert was wonderful, very detailed oriented and organized. And had such an extensive knowledge of all the cities and locations we went to. Truly excellent!

Personalized care and helpfulness was definitely offered throughout, very nice touch to the trip.

Overall a great trip, but some considerations below:

The hotel in Beijing – Novotel Peace and the hotel in Chengdu – Crowne Plaza were way below standard – maybe a rating of 2 stars. They were dirty, dark, stained and hot without air circulating in the rooms. After extensive days with waking up early and returning late, you just want to rest in a clean environment with cool air. I would never stay hotels like these.

This trip is not for people who cannot handle extensive walking and climbing. Trafalgar lists this as from 5 to 99 years old. Not possible. There were days we did 10 miles of walking, just a caution for anyone considering. We had someone in our tour that was 82 years old and we all took turns taking care of him.

Some aspects of the itinerary could be different, but think that is all based on personal preference; however my fellow travelers did feel the same way. The cruise down the Yangtze River was just ‘ok’, time could have been spent better elsewhere. Like Xian, truly amazing city but too short a time.

NOTE: Some were charged single supplement, others were not ... I paid for the single supplement and was none too happy about that!

Also note that you need to budget for the optional tours that are not included.
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Trafalgar is the perfect chose for when seeking local expertise and knowledge. They offer wonderful itineraries and incredible value.

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I've never had a travel group cancel a trip before. Trafalgar canceled my honeymoon we booked ages in advance my honeymoon. They didn't even have the decency to call. They sent an email as if this wasn't a stressful enough time for planning. As far as we can tell from their non-direct answers they canceled it due to underbooking. Their solution was to just change to a different trip. I'm not sure if they realize how trip planning or buying plane tickets work. we'll never book with them again.
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The part where Trafalgar sent us with a known sex offender for 2 weeks... [Link Removed]

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I lost all trust in all tour companies after Trafalgar sent us with a known sex offender on a 3 week tour. He is now jailed. I have contacted Trafalgar to at least get an apology, instead I received dismissive replies and now, radio silence. they had scrubbed this guide' social media to distance themselves AND they continue to manage his Facebook profile, changing his profile picture to pretend all is well. This is disgusting. We place our trust in tour companies mostly to be safe at destination. Think twice before using Trafalgar, they don't much care who works for them: https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16094579.Man_jailed_after_destroying_computer_on_which_he_watched_dog_porn/
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 7 cruise lunches
  • 7 cruise dinners

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