Overview

Day 1 - Athens
Day 2 - Athens
Day 3 - Poros
Day 4 - Poliegos/Folegandros
Day 5 - Santorini
Day 6 - Antiparos/Paros
Day 7 - Delos/Mykonos 
Day 8 - Syros
Day 9 - Kythnos/Cape Sounion
Day 10 - Return flight

Encircling the Cyclades

A classic Greek island voyage exploring the stylish and cosmopolitan archipelago of the Cyclades, including visits to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and lesser-known islands

This dazzling archipelago of spectacular seascapes is filled with cuboid, white houses, twisting, cobbled alleyways, blue-domed churches, hilltop windmills and stunning beaches set around beautiful azure bays with crystal clear waters.

Delos, tiny and uninhabited, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, contains one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, a contrast to Mykonos with its sandy beaches and cosmopolitan feel. A candidate for the lost kingdom of Atlantis, the stunning crescent-shaped island of Santorini reveals white painted villages clinging to volcanic cliffs above black sand beaches. Lesser visited but delightful cliff-edged Folegandros is ideal for an evening stroll that still defines Greek social life and hidden Kythnos has thermal springs dating from the 12th century.

This small ship sailing on the MS Galileo creates a intimate atmosphere and allows easy access to secluded bays and shore expeditions without need for tender.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders 
Small Ship Sailing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Historic Vessel
Group Size: 2 – 28

Day 1 Fly to Athens. Stay two nights at the central 5-star Electra Metropolis Hotel.

Day 2 Visit the Acropolis, viewing the Parthenon, Erechtheum, theatre of Herodes Atticus and the new Acropolis Museum. (B)

Day 3 Transfer to Marina Zea and embark on the MS Galileo for seven nights. Sail to Poros, then continue to Poliegos. (B, D)

Day 4 Morning swim stop and sail to Folegandros, visit the Upper city and enjoy the typical ambiance. (B, L)

Day 5 Arrive in Santorini and explore its unique capital Fira. Optional excursion to Akrotiti and the village of Oia. (B, D)

Day 6 Enjoy a swim stop in the enchanting bay of Antiparos, then sail to Paros. Visit Parikia and the village of Naoussa. (B, D)

Day 7 Optional tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Swim stop at one of Mykonos’ beautiful bays before sailing into port. (B, L)

Day 8 Sail to Syros, the Cycladic capital, enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches or stroll through the town with its unique architecture. (B, D)

Day 9 Cruise to Kythnos, enjoy a swim stop at Kolones bay then cruise to Cape Sounion and onward to Marina Zea, Athens. (B, D)

Day 10 Disembark for your return flight, or extend your stay. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

On occasion lunch and dinner may be alternated during the cruise.
Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers and bookable locally.
Excursions are on foot and may be over uneven ground with some inclines.

2019

Wednesdays
per person in twin room/Category C cabin
(Cat B for April 24)
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 24 £3090
July 31 £2895
October 16 £2595

2020

Wednesdays
per person in twin room/Category C cabin
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 22 £2895
May 13 £2895
June 3 £2895
June 24 £2995
July 15 £3095
July 20 £2885
September 16 £2995
Early Booking Offer

For all 2019 bookings made by 31st January 2019, deduct £175 per person.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £1095 (2020 £1195)

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin £395 (2020 £295)
Sole use of Cat. B £1690
(2020 £1795)
Cat. A cabin £895 (2020 £795)
Sole use of Cat. A £1895
(2020 £2795)

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £395

Independent Arrival

Save £210
Arrival transfer add £30
Arrival transfer add £40

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, 2 nights' hotel and 7-night cruise,  transfers, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 5 dinners, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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