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Mediterranean Dreams

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • Greece
    ,
  • Turkey
    ,

Sail the deep blue Aegean Sea and marvel at the stunning white cliffs on this epic 8-day tour that whisks you from the birthplace of Western civilization to the world’s most idyllic islands. See the mighty Acropolis and the ruins of the Parthenon temple perched above Athens, the City of the Gods. Stop in Kusadasi and join a Local Expert for a guided tour of Ephesus, a temple to the goddess of the hunt. Walk through the fishing village of Rhodes to its Lindos Acropolis for sweeping views of the island and sea. Explore the capital city of Santorini, Thira, and perhaps dine at a clifftop restaurant over the caldera.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Athens, City of Gods.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. At 19:00, join your Insight Vacations Representative and fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal:

DAY 2

The Glories of Athens.
See all the remarkable glories of Athens on a tour of the city. The highlight, of course, is a visit to the Acropolis with the remarkable Parthenon. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Cruising to Mykonos.
Board your cruise ship and set sail for the lovely island of Mykonos with its dazzling sugar cube houses and whitewashed windmills. Tonight, the maze of walkways, welcoming tavernas and nightlife are yours to explore. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package with a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Olympia (or Similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 4

Kusadasi and Patmos.
Today explore the Turkish port of Kusadasi and visit the ancient ruins of Ephesus. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Patmos where St. John the Devine was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. Later, your cruise sets sail for Rhodes.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Olympia (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 5

Rhodes.
Upon arrival at Rhodes, chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join the included walking tour of the old town surrounded by medieval walls, or simply enjoy a relaxing day on the golden beaches? In the evening, your cruise continues to Crete.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Olympia (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 6

Crete and Santorini.
In the morning, you dock at Heraklion in Crete, the site of the ruins of King Minos’ Palace of Knossos. Later, cruise beneath the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Explore the capital of Thira, with its clifftop restaurants and cafes, breathtaking views and amazing sunsets. In the evening you sail onto Athens.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Olympia (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 7

Athens.
Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Relax, shop or bargain in the local market.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 8

Depart Athens.
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Meal: Breakfast

Authentic Dining

  • Cruising: While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (D), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.

Insight Experiences

  • Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.

Stay in Style

  • Athens: An elegant hotel fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers luxury and style in the heart of the historical city of Athens.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Mediterranean Dreams Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi.

Included Insight Services

  • Your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 4 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants.
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port. Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Mediterranean Dreams

Sail the deep blue Aegean Sea and marvel at the stunning white cliffs on this epic 8-day tour that whisks you from the birthplace of Western civilization to the world’s most idyllic islands. See the mighty Acropolis and the ruins of the Parthenon temple perched above Athens, the City of the Gods. Stop in Kusadasi and join a Local Expert for a guided tour of Ephesus, a temple to the goddess of the hunt. Walk through the fishing village of Rhodes to its Lindos Acropolis for sweeping views of the island and sea. Explore the capital city of Santorini, Thira, and perhaps dine at a clifftop restaurant over the caldera.