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Nora

I grew up in Germany and have travelled extensively throughout Europe, before settling in Athens. I have a true wonderlust for creating European adventures full of my passion for culture, food and of course, wine!

Nora

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Overview

  • from $4,412 PP
  • 12 Nights
  • Small Group
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 3hrs from London / 11hrs from NYC

Highlights

Discover two of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean on a 13-day tour that includes eight days and seven nights of cruising, visiting a mix of the top Greek Islands and lesser-known treasures before jetting off to Croatia. It all begins in the Greek capital before hopping on an elegant yacht-ship for an island-hopping tour, traveling in a spacious en-suite cabin while enjoying high-end facilities like a rooftop Jacuzzi and spa. Afterward, explore Athens’ Acropolis hill, topped by the Parthenon, overlooking the city since the 5th century BC. Conclude in medieval Dubrovnik with two intriguing tours featuring its enchanting sights and mouthwatering flavors.

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  • Low Deposit To Book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

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    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

Santorini Church
  • 13 days cruise and land tour
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation at 4-star hotels in Athens and Dubrovnik
  • Flight between Athens and Dubrovnik
  • Spacious en-suite cabin with air conditioning during the cruise
  • Private Acropolis and Taste of Athens Tour
  • Private Dubrovnik City Tour
  • Small Group Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour from Dubrovnik
  • Optional guided tours on the cruise
  • Complimentary watersports gear
  • At least two freshly prepared meals on the ship served daily
  • Time on your own to sample local fare while in port
  • Pilates and yoga classes
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival into Athens

Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens. You’ll be met by your private driver for transfer to your 4-star hotel in the capital city. With the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure, you might want to rest up for the journey ahead, perhaps taking advantage of the facilities of your hotel, which includes a stunning view of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant, or do a little exploring. There are plenty of shops nearby for picking up souvenirs or items you might need for the trip ahead along with sidewalk cafes for unwinding with a glass of the local wine and doing some people-watching.

    Day 2 Embarkation: Port of Lavriou to Cape Sounion

    Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

    This morning you’ll take a private transfer to your ship that awaits in the port of Lavriou. Our friendly crew will welcome you aboard between 2 and 3 pm. Departing for Cape Sounion at 4 pm, the fun gets underway quickly with a swim stop near the famous headland that’s surrounded by the sea on three sides and topped with the Temple of Poseidon. You’ll want to capture a photo of the iconic monument from the Golden Age of Athens before freshening up for the welcome dinner that will be hosted on the ship. We’ll sail toward Mykonos as you sleep.

      Day 3 Delos & Mykonos

      Street of Mykonos

      Arriving early at sacred Delos Island, a UNESCO-listed site and one of the country’s most impressive archaeological sites. An optional tour reveals the remarkable ruins. Which include mosaics, statues, a theater, temples, and well-preserved Venetian and Byzantine architecture. Continuing to Mykonos afterward, a swim stop will be enjoyed en route. We’ll arrive at the cosmopolitan island famous for its beautiful beaches, world-class eateries, and nightlife in the mid-afternoon. Take the rest of the day to enjoy it at your leisure, perhaps a visit to the windmills in Little Venice followed by dinner in one of the many fine restaurants in Mykonos Town.

      • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Delos

      Day 4 Naxos

      Naxos

      Cruising on to Naxos, enjoy a swim stop along the way followed by lunch on board. We’ll reach the island known for its powdery sands and farm-to-table fare in mid-afternoon and you’ll have the option to join a tour that will bring you to charming traditional mountain villages like Apiranthos. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery while feeling as if you’ve stepped back into the medieval days, complete with narrow marble-paved streets and people who continue to honor long-held traditions. Once back in Naxos Town, the evening is at your leisure for enjoying dinner along the waterfront or in the heart of Chora.

      • Optional Excursion Traditional Naxos Villages & Apiranthos

      Day 5 Koufonisia

      Schinoussa

      Cruising on toward Koufonisia, look forward to a morning swim stop at Schinoussa, a serene island just south of Naxos with calm, aquamarine waters, and little development with a population of only a few hundred. We’ll reach Koufonisia in the mid-afternoon, a treasure with striking natural scenery, exotic beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding food.  Enjoy the evening at your leisure, perhaps taking a walk to one of the many secluded beaches before taking advantage of the many great eats available here. Dishes, including lots of fresh fish and seafood, tend to feature authentic flavors and lots of local ingredients.

        Day 6 Santorini to Milos

        As we make our way to Santorini, we’ll stop at Magganari Beach. Located on the south coast of Ios Island, it’s known for its calm shallow water, ideal for your next refreshing dip. Back on board, enjoy lunch before we arrive in Santorini at 2 pm. An optional tour is available that features two popular destinations, the Akrotiri archaeological site where similar to Pompeii, an ancient settlement that was left well-preserved by volcanic ash. Look forward to an excellent glimpse of life in 1600 BC before continuing to Oia village to enjoy dinner with a view independently – departure for Milos is at 11 pm.

        • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Akrotiri & Oia

        Day 7 Milos & Kimolos

        Milos Island

        While the island of Milos is known as the place where the Venus de Milo sculpture was discovered, the highlight here is Sarakiniko Beach. It has an otherworldly appearance, made up of smooth, white volcanic rock that’s edged by surreal blue waters that provide a jaw-dropping contrast. Take an optional tour to visit it and the Geological Mining Museum where you can learn about Milos’ mining history via exhibits and artifacts. You’ll have time for an independent lunch before reboarding by 4 pm for our departure to Kimolos. Dinner will be served on board, followed by a free evening to explore the tranquil island.

        • Optional Excursion Guided Tour of Milos

        Day 8 Serifos to Kythnos

        Kythnos, Greece

        Having sailed overnight, we’ll arrive at Serifos about mid-morning. You can choose to join the optional tour that will bring you to marvel at the whitewashed buildings lining the town’s atmospheric streets and alleyways. Time will be provided to grab lunch independently at one of the seaside eateries along picturesque Livadakia Beach or at one of the traditional tavernas in the center of town. Our next departure takes us to Kythnos with its exotic beaches and traditional villages, with arrival in the mid-afternoon, enjoying the last swim stop of the trip on route. This evening the farewell dinner will be hosted on board.

        • Optional Excursion Visit the Island of Serifos

        Day 9 Disembarkation: Port of Lavriou. Private Panoramic Tour of Athens

        Athens, Greece

        Cruising into the port of Lavriou early this morning, be sure your bags are packed and ready as you’ll soon be embarking on a new adventure. You’ll have time for breakfast and goodbyes to the captain, crew, and new friends made, with disembarkation by 10 am. An exciting six-hour tour uncovers many of the highlights of Athens, including Acropolis Hill, topped by the majestic Parthenon that’s been overlooking the city for over 2,600 years along with many other significant monuments from the same period. Follow in the footsteps of ancient greats like Plato and Socrates before visiting the New Acropolis Museum, Panathenaic Stadium, the Presidential Palace, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

        • Included Excursion Private Panoramic Tour of Athens

        Day 10 Private Taste of Athens Tour. Flight to Dubrovnik

        Greek Food

        While your adventure brings you to Dubrovnik later in the day you’ll conclude your time in Athens with the Private Taste of Athens Tour. Discover the city’s most delicious flavors on this four-hour excursion while learning about authentic daily life at the same time. You’ll get to enjoy plenty of samples as you get insight into long-held culinary traditions and cooking methods, visiting everything from skilled artisans who’ve been perfecting their recipes for years to specialty food stores and the central food market. Afterward, you’ll take a private transfer to Athens International Airport where you’ll hop on a flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

        • Included Excursion Private Taste of Athens Tour

        Day 11 Dubrovnik City Tour

        Dubrovnik Walls, Croatia

        This morning, discover the secrets behind Old City Dubrovnik from your professional guide who can offer all sorts of intriguing insight and historical anecdotes while walking the streets that are paved with marble. You’ll see the 1438 Onofrio’s Fountain that supplied drinking water to the city for nearly six centuries, the magnificent Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery that houses one of the oldest still active pharmacies in Europe, and more. Afterward, perhaps stroll atop the walls that encircle the historic center, enjoying views of the sea and nearby islands on one side and red-tiled roofs on the other. Then, find an enticing spot to dine.

        • Included Excursion Private Dubrovnik City Tour

        Day 12 Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour

        Oyster & Wine Tour, Croatia

        There are more tasty flavors to savor before your trip comes to an end. Today you’ll join a tour to the Peljesac Peninsula, famous for its wine and oysters, with a tasting of both included. It begins by visiting the town of Ston, renowned for its 14th-century walls that are so long they’re often referred to as the “Great Walls of Croatia.” From here you’ll be taken to a boat for a ride to an oyster farm, which includes a sample of the delicacy right out of the sea. Paired with Croatian wine, it’s a mouthwatering experience that includes insight into oyster harvesting here.

        • Included Excursion Small Group Half-Day Oyster & Wine Tour

        Day 13 Departure

        Dubrovnik Departure

        With 13 days behind you, your Greece and Croatia cruise-tour concludes with pick up from your hotel to Dubrovnik’s Airport. If you aren’t ready to go just yet, our travel experts will be happy to create a bespoke addition to your itinerary. With Montenegro and Slovenia next door, they’re easy to explore from here, but your options are practically endless. Otherwise, we wish you safe travels home, with many memories made and photos to take with you.

          • Cruise arriving in Mykonos

            Want to extend your trip?

            If you are looking to extend your stay in Greece or equally visit another European destination on your trip, then please speak to our travel experts as we can create you a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs.

          What's not Included

          • Arrival flight to Athens & departure flight from Dubrovnik
          • Spa treatments at the Gemaya Spa
          • Gratuities for the crew
          • Any meals or beverages not listed above
          • Water ski & scuba diving (available on request)
          • Optional daily shore excursions
          • Laundry service (available on request)
          • Port taxes of $245 per person
          • Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 70% single person supplement

          Our Cruise Ship

          Elysium Ship Image

          Elysium

          The Elysium is a boutique cruise ship providing a more intimate experience for up to just 48 passengers who enjoy a modern, superyacht experience. One of only a few of its kind in the world today, she includes a wide range of facilities for her relatively small size, including a bubbling Jacuzzi for relaxing while surrounded by the magnificent sea and island scenery.

          Departure Dates

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          2023

          • May

            May 05, 2023May 12, 2023May 26, 2023
          • June

            Jun 02, 2023Jun 16, 2023Jun 23, 2023
          • July

            Jul 07, 2023Jul 14, 2023Jul 28, 2023
          • August

            Aug 04, 2023Aug 18, 2023Aug 25, 2023
          • September

            Sep 01, 2023Sep 08, 2023Sep 15, 2023Sep 22, 2023
          • October

            Oct 06, 2023Oct 20, 2023

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