Spectacular Greece with Island Cruise

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Athens, Mycenae, Nafplio, Olympia, Delphi, Mykonos, Crete & Santorini

The Greeks have a word for a feeling that expresses joy, fun, passion, and loving life: kefi. On our guided Greece land and cruise tour, we’ll explore the country’s classical cities and enjoy island hopping in the Mediterranean. We’ll visit must-sees like the Acropolis, Parthenon, the ancient theater of Epidaurus, the ruins of Olympia, the Acropolis of Rhodes, and picturesque Santorini. We’ll also visit the medieval town of Nafpaktos and enjoy some free time in the romantic city of Nafplio, and the ski resort town of Arachova, nestled in the mountains. We’ll slow down and savor Greek wines at a family-run winery where we’ll survey the vineyard and see the barrel-aging cellar. As we take in ancient archeological sites and the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean Sea, our smarTours guide brings the fascinating history and rich culture of Greece to life.

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Spectacular Greece tour visiting Greece’s highlights from Athens to Olympia to Delphi!

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Athens
  • 1 night in Olympia
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 2 nights in Athens
  • 4-night Greek Island Cruise (including Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and more)

Tour Highlights

  • Acropolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Mycenae archaeological site
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Nafplio, Nafpaktos and Arachova
  • Olympia, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Delphi
  • Winery tour and tasting at family owned vineyard
  • Mykonos
  • Ephesus, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Patmos
  • Rhodes with Philerimos and the Palace of the Knights
  • Crete
  • Santorini

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Greece ground transportation and transfers by air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodation at first-class and deluxe hotels
  • 4-night Celestyal Cruise (includes select alcoholic drinks with lunch and dinner*, gratuities for crew and port charges)
  • 22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 8 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Two included shore excursions and optional shore excursions available to purchase on board the cruise
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary

Flights

Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Athens

Welcome to Athens, the capital of Greece. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our conveniently located hotel for some time to relax. Later, we'll come together as our tour director hosts a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: NYX Esperia Palace Hotel Athens or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Athens

Day 3: Athens – Mycenae – Nafplio – Olympia

Day 4: Olympia – Nafpaktos – Delphi

Day 5: Delphi – Arachova – Athens

Day 6: Athens

Day 7: Embark on Greek Island Cruise – Mykonos

Day 8: Greek Island Cruise: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Patmos

Day 9: Greek Island Cruise: Rhodes

Day 10: Greek Island Cruise: Crete (Heraklion) – Santorini

Day 11: Disembark Cruise & Depart Athens

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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Mon–Fri
Sep 2–13
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$5,157 $4,747
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Sep 3–13
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$4,099 $3,689
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Sep 23–Oct 4
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$5,099 $4,699
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Sep 24–Oct 4
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$3,999 $3,599
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Mon–Fri
Sep 30–Oct 11
Flights not available
Tue–Fri
Oct 1–11
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$4,099 $3,689
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Oct 14–25
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$5,199 $4,789
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Oct 15–25
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Pre- & Post- Night Stays

Slow the pace of your tour with a pre- and/or post-night stay so you can arrive refreshed, acclimate to the time zone if needed, and depart leisurely, ensuring a seamless transition into and out of your journey.

Pre-Night in Athens

Post-Night in Athens

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Countryside Tour with Chora and the Grotto of Apocalypse

Palace of Knossos

Spectacular Oia Village Perched on the Caldera Rim

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Most sites on the shore excursions and sightseeing include walking over uneven terrains and steps. It might not be best for those with walking difficulties. During the cruise, there are early wake-up calls as the touring starts as soon as the ship arrives at the port.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Reviews

Liz K

2 weeks ago
The Spectacular Greece Tour was fabulous. Visiting incredibly important historical sites such as Olympia, Mycenae, and Delphi, enjoying the delicious Greek food, and seeing the beautiful Greek scenery and gorgeous Aegean islands was a beyond amazing. I give this trip my highest recommendation.

Lisa H

2 weeks ago
12 day Greece land/cruise Smart tour was in all a great trip. Will use Smart Tours in the future, however am hoping I get compensated for 2 islands we did not get to see and paid for. The size of our group was perfect and Tour Guide(s) were all great.
Will try to get back to Santorini on my own and just stay there in the future.

Norma H

3 weeks ago
Spectacular Greece was nothing short of spectacular! Tour Director Granville Lee-Warner is simply the best. From start to finish, he had us in his care. He anticipated our needs and was there to assist with any issues that developed.

Arthur W

4 weeks ago
Great

David G

6 months ago
This was our first time to Greece. We enjoyed visiting the archaeological sites and museums, and learning about Greek history, food, and customs. The combination of land tours and cruising was very appealing, and we were not disappointed. The hotels were excellent, and dining was a pleasant experience. Buses were comfortable and roomy for a group our size. All the luggage was handled for us and our needs were met each day. This is the first tour of this type we have participated in as we generally travel on our own. We were pleased with the service and enjoyed our fellow travelers and our tour director.

Julie C

7 months ago
Greece SmarTours is a high-value trip, which balances educational and recreational actiivities at each individual's level of preferred involvement..

Linda

7 months ago
Good value for the money, as we see other tour companies at the same places, except they are paying more. . It's my fourth trip with SmarTours.

Isabella S

7 months ago
Gina Angelopoulou was spectacular! Greece is spectacular! I had an amazing time. The only thing I can say is that it was a lot of learning and listening about historical facts, which is not my favorite, but it was a good balance since the hotels and cities were so fun and beautiful!

Mary S

7 months ago
I loved getting to see places in Greece that I have always heard of and learning the stories behind them. I think that Smartours provides a trip that is a good value for your money as they make and effort to hit all the highlights but also insert a few culture experiences during the tour.

Sue

7 months ago
This was a wonderful trip with early morning calls .A lot of hills and uneven terrain, amazing scenery and history. The cruise was fine,the cabins were small and the showers minuscule . The staff and food were very good. The tours were excellent, and the bus drivers were amazing. Our tour guide, Mary, was very knowledgeable, and concerned about her tour guests. The only problem was the airline, Emirates , the seats were cramped and the service uncaring and absent.