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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Galileo
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Take an 8-day cruise on the Galileo, which leaves and returns to Athens, to see the Aegean Islands, known for their white-washed villages and ports, bright skies, and crystal seas. During your trip, you can visit popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos, as well as lesser-known islands such as Paros and Folegandros. The best parts of the cruise are trips to Santorini and Delos, learning about the history of Folegandros, and swimming in peaceful coves where you can jump off the ship and swim.
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Highlights
  • Dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas in Folegrandros
  • Enjoy a swim-stop at Poliegos
  • Explore the unique archaeological site of Delos
  • Walk through Syros and view the unique architecture
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Athens | Embark | Poros

Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3-hour visit before setting sail for Poliegos. Overnight at sea.

Day 2: Poliegos | Folegandros

Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island known for its amazing beaches and turquoise waters. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and lesser-known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper City and have the possibility to taste delicacies at traditional Greek taverns. Overnight in Folegandros.

Day 3: Santorini

Early in the morning, depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional excursion to the Akrotiri excavations and a tour of the villages, including the small, beautiful village of Oia, known for its breathtaking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 4: Antiparos | Paros

Enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting Antiparos bay in the morning. Early noon arrival in Paros. Optional visits to the Ekatontapiliani church in Parikia, the folklore museum in Marpissa, and the quaint village of Naoussa. It's time to have a fun night and show your dancing skills during the famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros.

Day 5: Delos | Mykonos

Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. Later on, stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The jet setters' island is yours to explore, and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6: Syros

After a morning swim, arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands, where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or take an optional tour through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings before having the chance for a culinary experience to taste authentic recipes of the Cycladic cuisine at the small family taverna. Overnight in Syros.

Day 7: Kythnos | Cape Sounion | Athens

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
In the morning, arrive in Kythnos. Enjoy a swim in Kolones Bay and set sail for Marina Zea. Arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea.

Day 8: Athens | Disembark

Disembarkation at 9am after breakfast.

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Public area on the Galileo
Outside deck on the Galileo

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Small Group Offer 2024/2025
Book now and save up to 50% and receive onboard credits per person when booking a minimum of 6-8 passengers in 3-4 double cabins (depending on the cruise program). A deposit of 35% is required upon confirmation. The balance is to be settled 60 days before sailing. This promotion is subject to availability and applies to select departures only. Valid for new bookings, not combinable with any existing or future offers, and capacity-controlled. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

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Pay Now & Save More
Book by May 30, 2024, and take advantage of the Pay Now and Save More offer when full payment is settled within seven days from the reservation date. Enjoy a 5% discount and double your repeater discount to 10-20% on your next Variety Cruise adventure departing to any destination until the end of 2025. Offers are valid for all destinations except the 75-year anniversary x Delmonico’s cruise and not applicable to bookings with balances scheduled for settlement within the aforementioned period. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

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Spring Special Offer
Book your Greece or Seychelles 2024 cruise now and save 50% on double occupancy or no single supplement. A deposit of 35% is required upon confirmation. The balance is to be settled 60 days before sailing. This promotion is subject to availability and applies to select departures only. Valid for new bookings, not combinable with any existing or future offers, and capacity-controlled. Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details.

Code: 2024 SPRING SPECIAL OFFERS
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Per person starting at
$2,500
Category A cabin on the Galileo
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Category C
Lower deck, 1 double or 2 lower beds. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.
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Category B
Lower deck, with double or twin bed options. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.
Category A cabin on the Galileo
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Category A
Upper deck, 1 double or 2 lower beds. Portholes, A/C, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes and en suite bathrooms with shower.

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.
- Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount in Category A. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount in Category A.
- Third person reduction in Category A only is 30%.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and 1 meal daily (which could be either lunch or dinner, determined by several factors)
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Port Fees
  • Wifi
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned in inclusions

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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