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"Olympic Explorer"


12 Day Program
Price Per Person: from $1875.00
(Special Group Rates Available)
Cruise/Land Only from $1275


Day 1: Departure 
Our Mediterranean adventure begins with an overnight flight to Athens.

Day 2: Arrival Athens & Free Time 
Arrive in Greece and transfer to our hotel. We will be staying in the ancient city of Athens tonight. Upon arriving at our hotel, we will have time to unpack, freshen up and enjoy a sumptuous meal.

Day 3: Athens & Cruise Departure 
In the morning we will begin by enjoying a wonderful breakfast, then taking a full tour of Athens. We will see the Agora where Paul entered into discussions preaching Jesus and the resurrection to the ancient Athenians. Mars Hill is nearby where Paul was brought before the counsel so they could hear ore of the new doctrine, he was preaching. A guided tour of the national Museum is another highlight to see significant archeological finds from centuries past. Other sites of interest include the Olympic Stadium, Adrian's Arch, the Acropolis and Parthenon. This evening we will board our ship for the Mediterranean cruise. We will overnight on the ship.

Day 4: Corfu

Day 5: Venice

Day 6: Dudrovnik 

Day 7: Katakolon 


Day 8: Istanbul 
At midday we will arrive in our next port of call, the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey's jewel on the Bosporus. The blend of East and West in this city has resulted in some of the most magnificent architecture in the world, including the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque. At the Topkapi museum the treasures of the Ottoman empire are on view. Bargain for your own treasures in one of the Grand Bazaar's 5,000 shops. In the evening rejoin the ship as we depart for our next destination.

Day 9: Mykonos & Santorini 
We wake at the beautiful windmill island of Mykonos.  A tour is available for those who do not wish to walk along the colorful waterfront shopping area.  This afternoon we will stop at the island of Santorini. This is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek islands. The town with its white-washed houses, narrow streets and open-air cafes clings to a steep cliff accessible by cable-car or mule. In nearby Akrotiri recent excavations support the theory Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis. In the afternoon we will return to the ship to enjoy dinner as we cruise towards our next destination. We will overnight on board. Enjoy the sunset over the picturesque harbor, then return to the ship for dinner and our final night on board as we sail back to Athens.

Day 10: Corinth 
This morning we will arrive on the Greek mainland. We will depart by coach for the city of Corinth. Shortly before arriving at the city we will stop at the Corinthian Canal, a construction involving an excavation of 260 ft. in depth and done between 1882-1883. The engineering skill and intellect of these people are evident in the water systems that still flow from ancient to modern day. Walk along the stone streets where Paul once walked as he nurtured this city's mission church. We will return to our hotel in Athens for the night.

Day 11: Delphi 
This morning we will travel by coach to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Here we can see the Temple of Apollo and Castalia Springs as well as their marvelous museum, home of the world-famous "Charioteer," a bronze statue so delicate that you can even see the individual eyelashes. We will then return to our hotel in Athens for the night.

Day 12: Homeward Bound
This morning we will depart for our return flight to the United States. Having traveled through this area of Biblical renown, you will most certainly return refreshed and invigorated in spirit.

Cruise/Land Only Prices - from $1175.00

Package Prices:
Inside Cabin from $1875 (regular $2327)
Outside Cabin from $2306 (regular $2600)

Price Includes: Superior 1st class ship accommodations, Athens 3 night first class package with sightseeing and breakfasts, air fare.

Not Included: side tours of ports (available at a great discount when purchased in advance as a group), gratuities on board, air taxes (Approx. $92), port taxes of $175.

 

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