The Grand Apollo
Day One Private arrival transfer to hotel in Athens. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day Two After breakfast at hotel, depart for half-day Athens City Sightseeing Tour—visit the city’s highlights, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day Three After breakfast at hotel, depart on 4-Day Classical Tour. Leave Athens for the Corinth Canal and Mycenae. Lunch in Nafplion and on to the ancient theater of Epidaurus. Overnight in Nafplion.
Day Four After breakfast at hotel, depart for Olympia, site of the first Olympic games. After lunch, visit the Sancturary of Zeus and the museum. Overnight in Olympia.
Day Five After breakfast at hotel, depart via Patra to Rion; then cross the Corinthian Gulf by ferry to Antirion. Drive to picturesque Nafpaktos and on to Delphi, site of the famous ancient oracle. After lunch visit the antiquiries and Museum. Overnight in Delphi.
Day Six After breakfast at hotel, continue sightseeing at Delphi until lunch. Then depart for Athens with a stop in the town of Arachova, famous for its carpets. Overnight this evening in Athens.
Day Seven After breakfast at hotel, private transfer to Piraeus for departure on 7-Day Louis Greek Island and Turkey Cruise aboard the Orient Queen. Evening on board. Overnight at sea.
Day Eight Today’s ports of call are Crete, which offers an opportunity to visit the Minoan ruins of Knossos, and the mystical island of Santorini, famous for its cliffside villages. Overnight at sea.
Day Nine Today’s port of call is the island of Rhodes. You will have a full day here to visit the medieval Old City and the castle that was used as a refuge by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. An optional shore excursion to the whitewashed village of Lindos is available. Overnight at sea.
Day Ten Today’s ports of call are Patmos and Kusadasi, Turkey. In Patmos, you can visit the Grotto of St. John, where portions of the Bible are believed to have been written. In Kusadasi, Turkey, you have the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Ephesus.
Day Eleven Today’s port of call is the fascinating city of Istanbul. Opportunity to visit the famous Topkapi Palace, the world’s largest covered Bazaar, the Blue Mosque and Agia Sophia. Overnight on ship in Istanbul.
Day Twelve Today continue sightseeing in Istanbul. Early evening sailing through the Bosphorus. Overnight at sea.
Day Thirteen Today’s port of call is the island of Mykonos, famous for its whitewashed villages, its 365 churches, and its picturesque harbor. Overnight at sea.
Day Fourteen Breakfast on board ship, meeting and assistance at port, followed by private transfer from ship to the airport for departure.