new - merit travel ... samos, patmos, crete and santorini. spend four days exploring the historical

New - Merit Travel ... Samos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Spend four days exploring the historical
New - Merit Travel ... Samos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Spend four days exploring the historical
New - Merit Travel ... Samos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Spend four days exploring the historical
New - Merit Travel ... Samos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Spend four days exploring the historical
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  • *CDN$ pp. dbl. occ. taxes included. Based on an interior Cat.IB stateroom or similar. Single supplement: $2,200. Upgrade to Cat. XB outside stateroom or similar $180. Upgrade to Cat. XD outside stateroom or similar $230. Upgrade to Suite SJO stateroom or similar $600. **Gratuities are included and prepaid onboard Celestyal cruise. Airfare available from most Canadian airports; please enquire. ON-4499356/4499372 | BC-34799 | 111 Peter Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON. M5V 2H1 | Canadian owned

    GREECE WITH GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE Hosted Your amazing journey starts with 15 nights in a sophisticated seaside hotel in Mati, Attica, just 32 km

    from the centre of Athens, with breakfast and dinner daily. Then, embark on an unforgettable three-night

    Greek Islands cruise, onboard Celestyal’s Crystal sailing from Athens, Piraeus, calling upon Mykonos,

    Samos, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. Spend four days exploring the historical capital of Athens. Enjoy a

    city tour that passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium—home of the first modern Olympic

    Games. Then visit the new Acropolis Museum and discover famous monuments including, the Parthenon

    and the Acropolis. Continue on a four-day cultural tour to Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, and

    ancient Delphi and Meteora, two legendary UNESCO World Heritage sites.

    • round-trip airfare

    • NEAL MAKRI: 15 nights at the Marathon Beach Resort, with breakfast and dinner daily

    • a room with a balcony, outdoor pool, restaurant, and WiFi access

    • ATHENS: four nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel with breakfast plus Athens city tour with the new Acropolis Museum

    • four-day cultural tour to Olympia at Hotel Arty Grand | Delphi at Hotel Amalia |

    Kalambaka at Hotel Amalia with breakfast and dinner daily, plus three excursions

    • three-night Greek Island cruise onboard Celestyal’s Crystal with meals, drinks package and shore excursions

    • all transfers and gratuities**

    • Merit Travel tour host

    Includes:

    25 nights

    Greece

    Departure Dates: Mar. 8, 2018:

    Toronto - $5,595* p.p.

    New This Year

    Merit Travel | 1.866.341.1777 | MeritTravel.com/Longstays

  • Itinerary: Day 1 | Mar. 8, 2018 | TORONTO—ATHENS Depart for Athens. Air Canada flight 846 departs Toronto at 8:20 p.m. arrives Munich at 10:00 a.m. the following day. Connecting with Lufthansa flight 1756 departs Munich at 12:10 p.m. arrives Athens at 3:35 p.m.

    Day 2 | Mar. 9, 2018 | ATHENS—NEA MAKRI (D) Upon arrival in Athens, proceed to collect your luggage and follow the exit signs. Your local representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Nea Makri.

    This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.

    Accommodations: Marathon Beach Hotel Address: 12 Poseidonos Avenue 19005, Nea Makri – Attiki, Greece Phone: +30 22940 95022

    Facilities: The Marathon Beach Hotel is located only 45 minutes from the historical centre of Athens, making it the perfect place for a beach and city getaway.

    Situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the historical area of Marathon, just steps away from Nea Makri beach and marina, Marathon Beach Resort is an ideal choice. The three wings of buildings surround the gardens with palm trees and offer direct access to the swimming pool area, restaurants, bars and shops.

    Days 3-16 | Mar. 10-23, 2018 | NEA MAKRI (B, D) Spend your days soaking in the sun or partaking in some of the local activities available at the resort. Breakfast and dinner is included daily.

    Day 17 | Mar. 24, 2018 | NEA MAKRI—ATHENS (B) After breakfast you will transfer to Athens and check in to your hotel.

    Accommodations: Radisson Blu Park Address: Alexandras Av. 10 10682 Athens Phone: +30 21 0889 4500

    Day 18 | Mar. 25 2018 | ATHENS (B) ATHENS CITY TOUR: Depart from the hotel at 9 a.m. for a city tour giving you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).

    Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Euzones in their colourful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and Constitution Square (Syntagma).

    Continue and visit the Acropolis and the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens including: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, and the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.

    Your last stop will be the New Acropolis Museum, where you will admire the wonders of the Classical Era.

    Enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure, in Athens.

    Day 19 | Mar. 26, 2018 | ATHENS—OLYMPIA (B, D) After breakfast, transfer to Olympia by coach, via the coastal road with a short stop at the Corinth Canal.

    Your next stop will be the Theatre of Epidauros, famous for its remarkable acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nauplion for a short photo stop. Continue to Mycenae and visit the Archaeological Site and the Tomb of Agamemnon. Then depart for Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis and Megalopolis.

    This evening, enjoy a group dinner at the hotel.

    Accommodations: Hotel Arty Grand Address: Drouva, Olympia 27065, Greece Phone: +30 261 118 0173

    Day 20 | Mar. 27, 2018 | OLYMPIA—DELPHI (B, D) After breakfast, transfer to Delphi for your overnight stay.

    Your tour begins with a visit to the Archaeological Site with the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Then continue driving through the plains of Eliad and Achaia until you reach the magnificent bridge, which crosses the Corinthian Bay from Rion to Antirion. Pass by the picturesque towns of Nafpactos (Lepanto) and Itea, arrive in Delphi for your overnight.

    Enjoy a group dinner at your hotel.

    Accommodations: Hotel Amalia Address: Apollonos str. 1, Delfi 330 54, Greece Phone: +30 2265 082101

    Day 21 | Mar. 28, 2018 | DELPHI—KALAMBAKA (B, D) After breakfast you will visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum. Then depart for Kalambaka, a small town stated at the foot of the astonishing complex of Meteora, and the gigantic rocks.

    Enjoy a group dinner at your hotel.

    Accommodations: Hotel Amalia Address: Theopetra 422 00 Kalambaka Phone: +30 2432 072216

    Merit Travel | 1.866.341.1777 | MeritTravel.com/Longstays

  • Day 22 | Mar. 29, 2018 | KALAMBAKA—ATHENS (B) After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Meteora. Perched on top of huge rocks, which seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless Monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art, with striking scenery!

    Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, and stop at Thermopylae to see the Leonida’s Monument (short stop).

    Arrive in Athens early in the evening.

    Accommodations: Radisson Blu Park Address: Alexandras Av. 10 10682 Athens Phone: +30 21 0889 4500

    Day 23 | Mar. 30, 2018 | ATHENS—PIRAEUS (B, D) Transfer to the pier in Athens (Piraeus) and board Celestyal Crystal for your three-night cruise.

    SHIP FACTS: Gross Tonnage – 25,611 Elevators – 4 Total Staterooms – 476 Crew Members – 406 Passenger capacity – 1,200 Decks – 9

    Below is information on your cruise itinerary and ports of call you will be visiting. Shore excursions, a beverage package, gratuities and meals are included onboard cruise. (B, L, D)

    DAY DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART

    DAY 23 Mar. 30, 2018 Piraeus, Athens (Greece) 11:30 AM

    DAY 23 Mar. 30, 2018 Mykonos, Greece 6:00 PM 11:00 PM

    DAY 24 Mar. 31, 2018 Samos (Pythagorion), Greece

    5:00 AM 5:45 AM

    DAY 24 Mar. 31, 2018 Samos (Pythagorion), Greece

    2:45 PM 3:30 PM

    DAY 24 Mar. 31, 2018 Patmos, Greece 4:00 PM 9:00 PM

    DAY 25 Apr. 1, 2018 Crete (Heraklion), Greece 7:00 AM 11:30 AM

    DAY 25 Apr. 1, 2018 Santorini 4:30 PM 9:30 PM

    DAY 26 Apr. 2, 2018 Piraeus, Athens (Greece) 7:00 AM

    Day 26 | Apr. 2, 2018 | ATHENS (B) Disembark your cruise after breakfast. Transfer at 9 a.m. from the pier to your hotel.

    The rest of your day is at leisure.

    Accommodations: Radisson Blu Park Address: Alexandras Av. 10 10682 Athens Phone: +30 21 0889 4500

    Day 27 | Apr. 3, 2018 | ATHENS—TORONTO (B) This morning transfer to the airport for your flight home. Lufthansa flight 1279 departs Athens at 2:20 p.m. arrives Frankfurt at 4:20 p.m. Connecting with Air Canada flight 877 departs Frankfurt at 5:15 p.m. arrives Toronto at 7:30 p.m.

    END OF SERVICES

  • ON-4499356/4499372 | BC-34799 | 111 Peter Street, Suite 200, Toronto, ON. M5V 2H1 | Canadian owned

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