08/16 - 08/25/2019

10-Day Greek Isles Cruise

  • Day 1
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 2
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 3
    ROME - ITALY - JEWEL OF THE SEAS
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    SANTORINI - GREECE
  • Day 6
    MYKONOS - GREECE
  • Day 7
    ATHENS - GREECE
  • Day 8
    OLYMPIA - GREECE
  • Day 9
    AT SEA
  • Day 10
    ROME (ITALY)

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • 3 days and 2 nights stay in Rome, Italy and visit the historical Roman Empire
  • See the beautiful and famous Santorini of Greece along the Aegean Sea
  • Take a stroll through Mykonos and see the local blue sky and white houses
  • See the Greek Acropolis, a religious political center
  • Visit Olympia; the birthplace of the Olympic Games and learn about the ancient Greek sports competitions

Offer ID: 1318343

Jewel of the Seas
Year Built: 2004
Refurbished: 2016
Tonnage: 90,090
Passenger Capacity: 2,501

Itinerary

  • 1
    8/16 ROME - ITALY
    Arrive in Rome, Italy today and you will be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Cicerone or Similar
  • 2
    8/17 ROME - ITALY
    Explore the beautiful city of Rome, journey to the Vatican Museum, which feature an immense collection of worlds built up by the Roman Catholic Church. They include some of the most renowned classical sculptures and notable masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Sistine Chapel is the next stop and the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church which is the largest church in the world. Enjoy the stunning artwork, Renaissance architecture and its opulent interior. Next, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The tradition has it to toss a coin into the fountain, ensuring that you will return to Rome. Last but not least, visit the Pantheon Church, built in 27-25 BC by the son-in-law of the Roman Empire, Emperor Octavius, to serve the gods of Mount Olympia.
    Amount of walking: Long
    Hotel: Cicerone or similar
    (Breakfast included)
  • 3
    8/18 ROME - ITALY - JEWEL OF THE SEAS
    On our second day tour, no visit to Rome is complete without seeing the famous landmark of the Colosseum. Build in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 45,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibility the execution of early Christians. Afterwards, we will head over to Civitavecchia cruise port to board Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 4
    8/19 AT SEA
  • 5
    8/20 SANTORINI - GREECE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in the beautiful Santorini, Greece. It is a volcanic island in the Cyclades islands of the Greek islands; famous for stunning views, beautiful sunsets and fantastic beaches. The blue and white color of this city is many artists gathering place, it is also many photographer’s paradise. We will take a cable car and head to the largest city Fira, the town built on a cliff slope of about 300 meters above sea level. Next we will see the second largest city of Santorini, Oia. Make sure you take a picture of the most photographed shot of this beautiful city.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 6
    8/21 MYKONOS - GREECE
    Welcome to another beautiful Greek island, Mykonos, Greece; situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea, it is well known for white gems, bright sunshine, sandy beaches, blue oceans, comfortable resort style, and always attracting many tourists from all over the world. It is suggested the best way to explore Mykonos is to wander around the city aimlessly, exploring the alley because you just don’t know what you will see. See Little Venice, one of the most romantic places on the island. This area is filled with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are alongside the edge of the sea. From here you can see the Kato Milli Windmills, built by the Venetians in the 16th century to mill wheat, an industry during the early days of Mykonos. Although they are not in use, one of these windmills has been transformed into a museum. The most popular and photographed church on the island, Church of Panagia Paraportiani, is a whitewashed church built in 1425, it consists of five churches built into one; see if you can notice the four different architectural styles along with the fifth church that has been built on top of all of them.
    (No tours included, free time all day)
  • 7
    8/22 ATHENS - GREECE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Piraeus, Greece. We will head over to Athens, the city with the most glorious history in the world, with history that goes back over three millennia. Explore this magical city worshipped by gods and people. Visit the ancient “high city” of Athens, Acropolis crowned by white temples sacred to the city’s goddess Athena. The magnificent Parthenon, built on top of the hill in the 5th Century BCE, is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of all time. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, as well as the symbol of the city. Next, see visit the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. The designer used a lot of glass to make the interior marble even more magnificent. Learn about the position of women in ancient Athens, their relation to worship, and the significance that the goddesses and heroines of the Acropolis held for in the Athenians. See the Parliament Building, the highest conference hall in Greece. The monument of the unknown soldier on the square is used to commemorate the soldiers who died fighting for independence. Last but not least, we visit Plaka District, the oldest historical neighborhood of Athens, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” because of its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. It is now a place to many restaurants and shops.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 8
    8/23 OLYMPIA - GREECE
    Our cruise ship arrives in Katakolon, Greece. We will visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the Archaeological Site of Olympia, an ancient site on the Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. It was used from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD., with extensive ruins that includes athletic training areas, and a stadium and temples dedicated to the gods Hera and Zeus. One of the most important museums in Greece is the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. It holds a wide collection of artifacts from the sanctuary of Olympian Zeus where the ancient Olympic Games started. The most famous exhibits the goddess of victory, Nike of Paeonius. She was featured significantly in the design of medals of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9
    8/24 AT SEA
  • 10
    8/25 ROME (ITALY)
    Today we disembark in Rome, Italy. After disembarkation, we will be transferred to the airport for your safe life back home.