Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 23, 2018 (11 days)
OPA!!! Cruise the Greek Islands
Cruise & Flight Trip
Walking Level: Moderate
Signup Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018. After June 15 reservations will be taken on a space available basis. Please call our office after June 15th.
Wheelchair Accessible Trip
OPA!!! Cruise the Greek Islands
Join us for a cruise of the beautiful Greek Islands and Croatia! This exciting trip will begin with a flight to Venice, Italy where we will meet our ship, the Rhapsody of the Seas at 5 pm. As the ship departs the pier, we will begin our voyage with our first day of cruising. Here we can enjoy many of the wonderful activities the ship has to offer such as Bingo, dance lessons and dancing to live bands, karaoke, gambling and shopping… Just to name a few!
On day three, we will arrive bright an early at our first destination, Katakolon, Greece. This tiny seaside town is where we will begin our excursion to Olympia, which is a 40-minute drive from the shores of Katakolon. We will explore the ancient ruins of the ancient Olympia where the Olympic games first began. Some of these ruins include the Temple of Zeus, where construction began around 470 BC – nearly 2500 years ago. They sure didn’t have cruise ships back then! After a day of exploring the historic area, we begin our journey back to the Rhapsody of the Seas where we make our overnight cruise to Santorini.
The following day we arrive in beautiful Santorini. This island is most known for its white washed buildings accentuated with blue roofs and doors, atop a large cliff overlooking the ocean. Oia is a nice part of Santorini where luxury villas, hotels, restaurants and boutiques abound. Even from walking along the main street there are some absolutely stunning views over the sea towards the caldera. Boutiques and gift shops are everywhere and many wonderful souvenirs can be found.
Day five will be another day of cruising to enjoy the many activities on the ship as we make our way to Kotor, Montenegro. Here we will explore this medieval city where we will do our best not to get lost... The chaotic street plan of the Old Town was constructed on purpose to confuse any intruders. Guess we will have to make sure they know we are not there to fight! We will explore the city to see the moat-surrounded Kampana Tower, stop by the historic St. Nicholas Church and Clock Tower. And if you’re a cat lover, we can stop at the Cats of Kotor Souvenirs and Handicraft Store, where you can find unique gifts featuring, you guessed it, cats!!
Our final stop, and last day of cruising, will take us to Split, Croatia. Known for its beaches, beautiful water, and coastal mountains. We will enjoy a day at Dubrovnik Old Town which is known as one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities in the world. We will be visiting the churches, palaces and museums and enjoy markets, bazaars, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Our final day we will cruise back to Venice where we begin our journey home.
A passport is REQUIRED for this trip.
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ & Full Fare Price Disclosure
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.
All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).
Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler’s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys—you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™.
Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.
All trips with a domestic flight component cover one 50 pound checked bag. See the trip description for 10+ day trips as 2 bags are usually covered then. The cost for additional or overweight bags will be shown on your trip itinerary. There is no fee for carry-on bags but they are limited in size to the then current airline standards.
Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!
Some trips require a passport (see trip description). We recommend getting the passport book, not the passport card. It can take 2 to 3 months to receive a passport so apply as early as possible. They are good for 10 years!
We offer interest-free payment plans that allow you to finish paying for up to half of the trip cost after you return.
You can send in money (pre-pay) for a trip to be selected later.
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