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Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise


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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Price: from $2,799


    Save up to $800 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $800 per couple on this remarkable Greece travel experience with an island cruise. Reserve by January
25, 2018 
to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early.

NEW in 2017! Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included aboard your Greek Islands cruise! And three amazing shore excursions now included!

Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your Greece Island cruise includes
  • 1 night in Athens
  • 4-night Island Cruise (including Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and more!)
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 1 night in Olympia
  • 2 nights in Athens


  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus
  • House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
  • Patmos
  • Rhodes
  • Crete
  • Santorini
  • Oia Village
  • Mycenae
  • Olympia
  • Parthenon (Athens)
  • Acropolis (Athens)
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via Delta Airlines, Air France, or Lufthansa
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Greece ground transportation and transfers by airconditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodation at first class and deluxe hotels
  • 4-night Aegean Sea cruise aboard your Celestyal Cruises ship
  • New in 2017: Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks aboard!
  • Gratuities to cruise ship crew
  • Port charges
  • 19 meals: 9 full buffet American breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours in Athens, Olympia and Delphi
  • Three included shore excursions (new in 2017) and optional shore excursions available to purchase on board the cruise
  • English-speaking cruise escort
  • Professional guide for included sightseeing tours

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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)



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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $549
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Celestyal Cruises


CABIN UPGRADE: Rates are based on inside cabin (without window).

Upgrade to higher category cabin:

  • Outside cabin with a porthole: add $169 per person / $239 single
  • Outside cabin with a window: add $249 per person / $349 single
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.



Day 1
Depart USA.
Your magical journey to Greece and the Greek Isles begins as you depart New York today on your overnight flight.
Day 2
Arrive Athens (Greece).
Arrive today in Athens, the capital of Greece and the birthplace of western civilization. You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to your conveniently located hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Athenian Callirhoe Hotel
Day 3
Greek Island Cruise: Embark Cruise/Mykonos.
After a sumptuous breakfast journey to the port of Piraeus, embark your cruise ship and settle into your cabin. Over the next four days you’ll sail the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and explore the fascinating Greek Isles. Spend the afternoon settling into the cruising routine of enjoying the sun, sea breezes, the pool and other shipboard facilities. Later arrive at the spectacular island of Mykonos renowned for its characteristic windmills and dazzling whitewashed houses. Mykonos is also famous for the stylish crowds that flock to the island’s beautiful beaches by day and to the trendy restaurants and clubs by night. Enjoy leisure time to stroll through the picturesque town with its labyrinth of narrow alleys, striking buildings and inviting shops. You can relax at a seaside cafe or a local taverna and enjoy a drink as you view the passing scenery before heading back to the ship. Set sail later tonight. Celestyal Cruises  (B,L,D)

Day 4
Greek Island Cruise: Kusadasi – Ephesus / Patmos (Greece).
Dock this morning at the Turkish port of Kusadasi located a short driving distance from the ancient city of Ephesus. Considered the world’s best-preserved classical city and famous throughout history for its Temple of Artemis, Ephesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and new in 2017, smarTours is including this tour as part of your package!

Return to the ship in time for lunch and set sail towards the lively Island of Patmos, Greece, known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. Here you may join an optional excursion to visit St. John’s Monastery. Return to the ship for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 5
Greek Island Cruise: Rhodes.
Today’s port of call is Rhodes, the beautiful “Island of Roses”. In the heart of the port city of Rhodes is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe, a fascinating web of Byzantine, Turkish and Latin ruins. Its mighty fortifications provide the finest surviving examples of defensive architecture of all time. Rhodes most picturesque town is Lindos where whitewashed houses are clustered beneath a soaring castle-capped acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. New in 2017, enjoy an included shore excursion to beautiful Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights. Set sail later today. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Greek Island Cruise: Crete (Heraklion)/Santorini.
Early morning arrival to the island of Crete, rich with history and culture. Awake to the island’s bustling capital, Heraklion, where you can visit one of the island’s most picturesque places: the Lion’s Square. Stop in a local cafe where you can savor a “bougatsa”, a local Cretan pastry. You may also join an optional excursion to see the ruins of the Palace of Knossos.


Return to the ship in time for lunch and continue sailing to Santorini, a volcanic crater immersed in the sea and perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. In the town of Thira whitewashed houses, narrow streets, outdoor cafes and glittering boutiques line the steep cliffs, accessible by foot, cable car or mule. Join an included tour (new in 2017!) to explore the spectacular Oia Village. Return to the ship for a final night at sea on board your cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7
After breakfast bid farewell to your cruise ship and its wonderful staff and embark on a three-day road excursion to the classical cities of mainland Greece. You’ll pass throug
h several ancient towns, including Thebes (home of King Oedipus). en route to Delphi, majestically set on the slopes of breathtaking Mt. Parnassus. On an included guided excursion, explore the ancient site of Delphi, the most beautiful and celebrated ancient site of all. This is where the Oracle representing the revered god Apollo presided over the ancient world. Marvel at the ruins of Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the marble Sacred Way and admire the 4th-century BC theater still in use today. You’ll also visit Delphi’s museum that houses the famous bronze Charioteer, one of antiquity’s greatest statues.This evening, you’ll enjoy an included dinner. Amalia Hotel (B,D)

Day 8
This morning, depart Delphi for Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, passing through the beautiful medieval town of Nafpatkos. Arrive in Olympia and enjoy a tour with a local expert of the archaeological site and museum at Olympia, where the Olympic games were conceived as a tribute to Hercules, son of Zeus. These games were the most important international event in the Hellenic world and continue today with the lighting of the Olympic flame that is carried by runners throughout the world. View the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. You’ll also visit the museum and see Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Later, enjoy an included dinner.
 Arty Grand Hotel (B,D)

Day 9
After breakfast, en route to Athens, visit the amazingly well preserved 2300 year-old theater of Epidaurus. Continue to ancient Mycenae, which, according to the poets, was founded by Perseus and built with the aid of the mythological Cyclops. Marvel at the excavations that reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel.  Later, arrive back in Athens and check into your deluxe, city-center hotel. Royal Olympic Hotel (B)

Day 10
An included guided morning tour features a visit to the awe-inspiring Parthenon, the crowning beauty atop the Acropolis. This massive Doric temple was dedicated to Athena, the divine patroness of Athens. Just north of the Parthenon view the Erechtheum with its graceful Porch of Caryatids. You’ll also see the ruins of the Temple of Zeus before descending the Acropolis for a panoramic drive to view the Royal Palace, government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city that stand in a striking contrast to the remains of Athens’ glorious past. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Athens independently. Your hotel is located within easy walking distance to Athens’ lively and inviting old town, the Plaka! (B)

Day 11
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. Your memorable journey ends as you arrive back in New York later today. (B)

Optional Tours

To enhance and make your Greece travel experience more complete and memorable, optional tours will be sold on board the cruise ship and operated by Celestyal Cruises. You may pay with cash (Euro) or with your credit card on board for the optionals. Please note that you will likely incur a transaction fee from your credit card company if you pay by credit card. Tours are subject to availability and minimum participation. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Patmos - Day 4
Religious visit to St John’s Monastery & Grotto of the Apocalypse (euro 63 per person)
This Monastery was founded in 1088 by St. Christodoulos. With its picturesque alleyways wind upwards towards the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist. It sits perched atop the hill of Hora. Appearing like a Byzantine castle, it was built like a fortress. Its presence is truly awe inspiring
Heraklion - Day 6
Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization (euro 67 per person)
The vibrant capital of Crete welcomes you! The largest Cretan province, Heraklion is the birthplace of the Minoan civilization, the first in Europe. Founded in 824, Heraklion was one of the major harbors during the Venetian occupation, and the city offers up myriad monuments of Venetian art and architecture to its guests. 

Trip Preparation


Your flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Greece and back to JFK are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules.  We recommend that you arrive in JFK at least 3 ½ hours before the scheduled departure. 


Airline Depart


2018: Apr. 14, Jul. 14

Delta Airlines 7:30PM


2018: Apr. 28, May 5, May 19, Jun. 16, Sep. 8, Oct. 20

Delta Airlines 5:00PM


2018: Aug. 25

Delta Airlines / Air France 7:30PM


2018: Sep. 22

Lufthansa Airlines 9:55PM


2018: Oct. 6

Delta Airlines 5:00PM


Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.  Please note that flight times are always subject to change.

Please note that Delta Airlines and Alitalia Airlines do not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved in your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline!


You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.  American passport holders do not require a visa to enter Greece.  Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations.  Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.


Your airline tickets along with final instruction and some additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tourPlease make sure to advise us in case your address changes.


Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.


You may expect daytime high temperatures in the 60’s in April & November; 70’s in May & October and 80’s in September.  Evenings and early mornings may be cooler.


The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants.  Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person.  Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. 


Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars.  Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.


Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds and one carry-on piece. Carry on must not exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.

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by john P on smarTours

One of the best tours I ever went to. Amazing locations and lot of history to discover. Especially enjoyed the Tour Guides like Granville. Made it very memorable.

by Lawrence Tonsick on smarTours
Spectacular Greece

I had the pleasure to journey to Greece with smarTours in May. I just wanted to complement you on the quality of the tour and especially the tour guides. Three in particular: Granville Lee-Warner, Matina Chountala, and Thalia Zervaki were memorable for their charm, knowledge, and professionalism at every step of the tour. They created for a me a lasting experience that I will not forget.

by Pat Droll on smarTours
Great all around tour of greece

If you want to see Greece and all of the most important sights that launched civilization this is the tour for you. The cruise was wonderful, food good and staff very friendly and efficient. The land portion takes you to all of the classic sights that represent the birthplace of modern thought and culture in the western civilization. The hotels were all wonderful and food excellent. Now for the guides - the best tour guide I have ever had took our group on the cruise portion. His name is Granville Lee-Warner and he is extremely knowledgeable of Greek history but more than that he represents the soul of the Greek people. I cannot express how well he leads you into the heart of Greece and how these people defined western civilization. The land portion of the trip was guided by Matina and she was an encyclopedia of Greek history and so fluid and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great all in one trip of Greece.

by Linda & Stewart Yallowitz on smarTours
Spectacular Greece was Spectacular

This was our 3rd trip with smarTours, and we have enjoyed every one of them. We experienced a wonderful variety of sites. There was so much to see and do on this trip. Our guides were excellent, and our tour directors, Granville and Elena, both deserve special kudos for their breadth of knowledge and for making this trip so memorable.

by Rick Pierce on smarTours
Awesome Greece Vacation!

This was our 1st smarTours trip. Based on this excellent experience we plan to do more. There was so much to see and do! I am so glad we finally made it to Greece and the Aegean Sea. Granville Lee Warner and Elana were outstanding guides. Both Granville and Elana were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated to making our trip as enjoyable as possible. We signed up for all of the side trips and thus our days were full. Yet the pace was always just about right and our travel group really enjoyed each other’s company. Credit Granville and Elana for our learning experiences, group cohesion and many fun times.

by Alan and Janis Lesman on smarTours
Spectacular Greece + Island cruise

This was our 2nd SmarTour trip and lived up to its name. The itinerary was very ambitious and not for the faint of heart. Nevertheless , despite the the amount walking/climbing , you never felt rushed and there were plenty of rest stops along the way. The amount of information and education we received on both the cruise and land tours was phenomenal due to the excellent guides we had on board and land. Granville Lee Warner was nothing less than phenomenal. His enthusiasm, compassion and breadth of knowledge were exceptional and his personality infectious. His anecdotal stories along the way were entrancing. Elena, was was a gem. Her knowledge base of archeology and Greek mythology was extensive and presented in a clear story book method that was captivating. It was Granville and Elena that made this trip as enjoyable and unforgettable as one could hope for and not to be forgotten.

by Charles Couch on smarTours
Terrific Vacation !!

Our Greece trip was our 5th with SmarTours and was fabulous throughout ! The tour directors ,Granville and Elena, were beyond superb ! Their knowledge of and passion for Greece was the glue that made our group so tight knit. We are in our 70's and the pace of this tour gave us all we wanted,physically speaking. The tour also gives you many tremendous sights and history that makes travel so worthwhile. Despite the turmoil in Syria, we always felt very safe in Greece and would urge you to make the trip.(Our trip dates were 4/30-5/10/16). Great job, SmarTours !!

by Cindy Karner on smarTours

I really enjoyed my tour of Greece.We were impressed with our leader and how he finagled our own little lounge to give us tour info and the speedy way he got us off the boat to have more time. It was disappointing to get to an island in tne dark. I really enjoyed Elana , She has a great personality and would love to know when she has her baby. The Mt climbing was a little rough on my knees,but I never felt rushed. I has just studied about John and Ephesus this fall so it was so meaningful to me. I was really awed. ONe highlight for me was seeing the original huge vase in the Nat. museum of one my husband had brought for me many years ago. One suggestion is to tell people the temp in the Mt is colder than Athens . Also warn them about losing day light saving.

by Rodney Ritter on smarTours
Spectacular Greece

Where do I begin? To start we had a 4 day boat cruise to Mikonos, Rhodes, Crete, Patmos, Santorini, Ephesus Turkey with our fantastic tour guide Mr. Granville Lee Warner. Granville was the super star guide. Passonate, personable and exetremly knowledgeable about Greece and its special places to visit and enjoy. The next four days was a land tour on tour buses. Out tour guide Matina and bus driver Mario were good and we survived the mountains of Delphi, Nafpaktos, Olympia and Mycenae and finally Athens. During the land tour Granville rejoined our tour and we finished off with a Metro ride in Athens with Granville. What a fabulous tour! I must thank Granville for all his hard work getting us back and forth without a hitch and fabulous stories and visits to those special places. Coach.

by Jeanelle Ciers on smarTours
Spectacular Greece spectacular

The trip was a great time. The guides were great, the cruise was wonderful, and the sights overwhelming. We had terrific weather, just a touch of rain. The tours showed ancient landscapes that lasted the tests of time. This was a trip I had wanted to take for years and am very happy it finally happened.

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