Join us on this comprehensive Aegean Odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world, exploring the iconic jewels and legendary mythical places of Ancient Greece. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered state‑of‑the‑art, Five‑Star Le Jacques Cartier. Featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, this elegant small ship is able to sail into ports inaccessible to larger vessels. This spectacular voyage calls on Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and the Peloponnese peninsula—ancient destinations steeped in myth and history—and offers opportunities to visit nine magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
- Pricing from
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Oct 18, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021
> Grace Gary’s relationship with the National Trust began when, while in graduate school, she was chosen as a National Trust Maritime Intern. She’s hard to pin down on how many years ago that was, but she admits to having served as a lecturer on more-than fifty Trust tours over a span of more-than thirty years. She is also the author of two titles in the Trust’s “Information” series and served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. She also served as executive director of Preservation Pennsylvania, Longue Vue House and Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Program, and Nemours Mansion and Gardens. While at Nemours she oversaw an $80 million restoration program, which received the highest award from the AIA ever bestowed on a restoration project. She and fellow National Trust Tours lecturer Dwight Young also co-authored “Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s Home,” which was published by Rizzoli. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and has a Master’s in architectural history from the University of Virginia, where she had the privilege of living on the Range in one of the original, Thomas Jefferson-designed rooms.
Cancellations for all or any part of the program including Pre/Post Program(s) reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s) are subject to a $200 per person administrative fee from the time of booking through 120 days prior to departure; from 119 through 95 days prior to departure, $800 per person; cancellations 94 days or less prior to departure, a no‑show or early return from the program will result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariffs. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.
- day 1
Depart the U.S.
- day 2
Athens, Greece/Embark Le Jacques Cartier
- day 3
Volos for Meteora
Visit the 14th- to 15th-century monasteries of Meteora, built atop massive sandstone pillars.
- day 4
Walking tour of the archaeological site of Delos. Afternoon at leisure to explore Mykonos.
- day 5
Visits to the Monastery of St. John and the Cave of the Apocalypse. Cultural Enrichments: Island Life® Forum. Special culinary presentation by the ship’s pastry chef.
- day 6
Walking tour of Rhodes Town. Cultural Enrichments: Visit to the Acropolis of Lindos. Folklore performance on board.
- day 7
Santorini for Akrotiri and Fira
Explore the remarkably preserved remains of the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri. Tour of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira. Afternoon at leisure in Fira. Cultural Enrichment: Tour of the Bronze Age ruins of Akrotiri.
- day 8
Nafplion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
Cultural Enrichments: Excursion to the ancient citadel of Mycenae. Visit to Hellenic Sanctuary of Epidaurus.
- day 9
Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
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