Discover the wonders of ancient Greece before setting sail through the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Experience the splendour of Greek culture and history as you explore the UNESCO-listed Classical ruins of Delphi and Mycenae, see the marble masterpieces on the Acropolis and visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games. You’ll then cruise the Mediterranean coast in luxury, stopping at charming seaside villages and historic port cities in Greece, Montenegro and Italy. Fancy the magic and mystery of enchanting Venice, or the romantic beauty of Santorini? It’s all here, with dazzling landscapes, clear waters and idyllic beaches for you to enjoy.
✓ Small, intimate group experience – no more than 20 people
✓ Return international airfares with world-renowned Emirates
✓ All airport and port transfers
✓ Air-conditioned deluxe coach transportation
✓ 5 nights in well-located quality accommodation
✓ 7 nights cruising the Mediterranean on board the luxurious MSC Musica, docking in Greece, Montenegro and Italy
✓ Daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
✓ Incredible sightseeing as per the itinerary, including the UNESCO-listed Classical ruins of Delphi, Olympia and Mycenae
✓ Professional, expert English-speaking guide
Return international Economy airfares with Emirates
Airport and port transfers with guide assistance
5 nights in well-located quality accommodation
7 nights cruising the Mediterranean onboard the luxurious MSC Musica, in a Bella Interior Cabin
All Transportation - coach and cruise
Activities indicated in the itinerary
Meals: Breakfast daily, 6 lunches & 9 dinners, as per itinerary
2-20 people: 1 English speaking tour leader – Will accompany the group throughout the land portion
All accommodation as listed
All entrance fees to the sites listed (except optionals & shore excursions)
All activities listed in the itinerary unless a paid optional or shore excursions
Comfortable, dedicate transportation throughout
Athens – Discover the wonders of Ancient Greece with the breathtaking treasures of the Acropolis
Cape Sounio – Visit the imposing Temple of Poseidon perched on the rocks of Cape Sounio, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea
Corinth Canal – See this small canal, with steep limestone walls that soar about 90 metres up from the water
Epidaurus – Visit one of the most popular Greek archaeological sites, with the famous 4th-century ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
Nauplion – Stroll the narrow alleyways of this little-known seaport town, which served as the capital of modern Greece during the early 1800s
Mycenae – Explore one of the most significant archaeological destinations in this fascinating country, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Olympia – See the birthplace of the Olympic Games, where these games were held for centuries
Delphi – Explore this fascinating ancient village, where mythology and history collide
Corfu – Explore elegant palaces and see beautiful countryside and beaches in this historic, nature-rich town
Kotor – Wander the Old Town with its piazzas, elegant palazzos, lively cafes and shops
Venice – Discover the magic and mystery of this city built entirely on water
Brindisi – Discover hidden gems as you wander the Old Town of this medieval port city in southern Italy
Katakolon – Experience this authentic, laid-back seaside village overlooking the Ionian Sea
Santorini – See the romantic beauty of this famed island, with its white-washed houses, black and red sand beaches, and deep blue bay
Bella Interior - INCLUDED
Double bed which can be converted into two single beds (on request).
Bathroom with shower. Wardrobe. Interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar and safe. Air conditioning.
Surface approx. from 14 to 21 sq.m.*
Day 1 Home Athens
Day 2 Athens Cape Sounio Athens
Day 3 Athens Olympia
Day 4 Olympia Delphi
Day 5 Delphi Athens
Day 6 Athens Embark cruise
Day 7 Corfu
Day 8 Kotor
Day 9 Venice
Day 10 Brindisi
Day 11 Katakolon
Day 12 Santorini
Day 13 Athens Disembark cruise
Day 14 Home
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.
As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.
This particular tour is categorised as a “2”.
2 – Easy Tour: An average level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour. There is a considerable amount of free time throughout the itinerary, though some sightseeing may be conducted on uneven terrain, including some incline and walking over short distances. For Safari tours, you will be required to get on and off vehicles with minimal assistance.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. You may also consider tipping your tour leader and driver for outstanding service throughout your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
MSC Cruise - A mandatory charge of 10 Euro per person per day is billed to your shipboard account.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $2,929 per person in addition to the twin-share price.
Paired Solo Travellers
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.
A visa is not required for travel to the countries visited on this tour, for travel less than 90 days.
Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.
2 - 20 people
Trip Style - Partially Escorted
A section of this trip runs as a group tour, where you will be joined by up to 20 guests and escorted by an expert tour leader. Another section runs as a self-guided tour and you will travel between destinations on your own (by ship), with inclusions and free time to enjoy at your own pace. You’ll have access to a 24/7 local number to contact in case you need any assistance.
Children must be 10 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent inflight and is subject to change, depending on the flight schedule. Please refer to the day-by-day itinerary for the time spent in your destination(s).
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional shore excursions
You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour, adding a stopover package en-route or booking a tour extension. On this tour you can choose from the following options:
Take the hassle out of getting to the airport with private chauffeur transfers to and from your home airport. Your personal chauffeur will meet and greet you, attend to your luggage and drive you to your destination in a luxury vehicle.
Within 30km of airport: $139 per vehicle (max 2 guests)
Outside 30km of airport: You may add this option to your booking and the final price will be adjusted based on the transfer distance.
Additional surcharges may apply depending on pick-up time, tolls and government levies.
Airport Chauffeur can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add this service, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance.
Pre and post tour accommodation (deviating from group flights forfeits your group airport transfers)
Pre/post-tour accommodation (Athens): $172 per room per night for double/twin/single including breakfast
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Arrival/Departure Transfer (Athens): $120 per vehicle per direction
Please specify in the 'Special Request' field when making your purchase your preferred travel arrangements and if you would like our team to book additional nights' accommodation and/or airport transfers. The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.
Please note, the transfers are not private and you may be grouped with other Inspiring Vacations customers.
Escape busy airport terminals and relax at a cosy and catered lounge instead. Departure lounge access in Sydney $70 per person (up to 6 hours); Melbourne & Brisbane $55 per person (up to 3 hours).
Airport lounge passes can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add this service, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance.
You have the choice to add the following optional tour to enhance your experience:
Night out in Athens (Day 2) - AUD $125 per person
Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online or speaking with your Dedicated Support Agent for assistance.
Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 65 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.