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Welcome to Athens, considered the cradle of western civilisation! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink. Tour Pace - Leisurely



  • Athens: See the Royal Palace, Agora Hadrian's Arch & Temple of Zeus.
  • Mediterranean Dreams Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete & Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi.




  • Athens: The Divani Caravel is a luxury hotel situated in the heart of Athens. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, it epitomizes refinement, elegance and exceptional service.
  • Cruising: Celestyal cruise ships operating in the Eastern Mediterranean are typically in a more local style and are smaller than many ocean going vessels – which is also reflected in cabin size. However, these ships are well-suited to the Greek islands, allowing easier access to the ports of call. All mid-size cruise ships feature air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants.




  • Greek evening dinner with entertainment while cruising (HD), Mediterranean Dreams Dining: 7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 4 lunches (L), and 3 three-course table d'hôte Dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D).




  • Cruising: After a breathtaking sunset at sea, the lights come on and the atmosphere on board changes completely! Enjoy a fun-filled Greek evening with dinner.




  • Athens: Delve into their glorious history with a visit to the Acropolis, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens with its serene presence. Admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century BC to the honour of the goddess Athena, see the Caryatid beauties as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike.




  • An expert Insight Tour Director - at the pinnacles of their careers, will smooth your way throughout your journey. They are your ‘travelling concierges', expert guides, consummate organisers and friends in a foreign land.
  • Insight motor coach - Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • Personal radio headsets - gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
  • Baggage handling everywhere - with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Complimentary WiFi - the majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas. You will also find that WiFi is generally available on most touring coaches.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • London Airport transfer service available


Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Athens, City Of The Gods

Welcome to Athens, considered the cradle of western civilisation! You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink. In the morning, all the glories of Athens are on display during your city sightseeing. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis to admire the Parthenon, a still amazing in its grace, despite the ravages of time and the loss of the Elgin Marbles. You also see the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and Hadrian’s Arch - magnificent list of treasures from the Classical age. The afternoon is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)

Accomodation: Divani Caravel/Crowne Plaza, Athens

Day 3 - 5: Cruising To Turkey & The Greek Isles

Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos. Tonight the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. Wake up to find you have docked at the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Visit the bazaar or perhaps take an optional shore excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus? Sail to the island of Patmos where St.John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. The next morning dock at Heraklion in Crete. Perhaps take an optional trip to the Palace of King Minos? Later cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast (BB), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D) is served on board daily. During your voyage there is also a fun-filled Greek Evening and Dinner with entertainment.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Highlight Dinner)

Day 6: Athens

Disembark this morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the Flea Market. Perhaps ask about an optional experience to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.(Buffet Breakfast)

Accomodation: Divani Caravel/Crowne Plaza, Athens

Day 7: Athens

Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey draws to a close with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

Insight Vacations


Europe: Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, Greece etc)


7 days