EXPO CRUISES AND TOURS
Duration: September 5, 2017 - September 22, 2017

A GREEK ISLES CRUISE ADVENTURE AND ATHENS HOTEL STAY.
SAIL ABOARD A CASUAL YET ELEGANT CLASSIC YACHT FOR 49-GUESTS.

Includes many overnight stays in ports with opportunity to enjoy local dining and
experience an evening atmosphere in many towns and villages along the way.

18 Days – September 5 to 22, 2017

Greek Isl

Depart CANADA
Athens, GREECE      Hotel Stay
Athens, GREECE      Hotel Stay
Marina Zeas              Embark 4 pm
Kea                          9 pm    Overnight
Syros                       9 am    1 pm
Mykonos                  3 pm    Overnight
Paros                      10 am  4 pm
Naxos                     6 pm    Overnight
Samos                    3 pm    Overnight
Lipsi                       9 am    3 pm
Patmos                   5 pm    Overnight
Kos                        10 am  Overnight
Symi                      10 am  Overnight
Rhodos                  9 am    Overnight
Aghios                   9 pm    Overnight
Aghios                   ~          11 am
Rethimno               7 pm    Overnight
Santorini                Noon   Overnight
Ios                          9 am    3 pm
Folegandros           5 pm    Overnight
Hydra                     1 pm    Overnight
Poros/Aegina         Noon   9 pm
Marina Zeas           Disembark
Depart for CANADA

 

DOUBLE Occupancy – All Outside Staterooms:
Category “C” Lower Deck             $8,795
Category “B” Lower Deck             $9,095
Category “A” Upper Deck             WAIT LIST

SINGLE Occupancy – All Outside Staterooms:
Category “C” Lower Deck             $13,595
Category “B” Lower Deck             $14,295

Deposit requirement is $2,500 CA per person – Final balance is due on MAY 25, 2017

ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
Return airfare from TORONTO (other cities available upon request).
2-Nights first class hotel stay in ATHENS, GREECE.
Guided city tour of Athens with lunch.
14-Night cruise with half-board; buffet breakfast, plus full lunch or dinner each day with wine and/or beer.
All tipping for the cruise director and the crew on your cruise.
All departures taxes, port, and government fees.
Fully hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours.
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DAY 1 – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017                                 DEPART CANADA
Evening departure from Toronto to Athens via Montreal aboard Air Canada Rouge.   (In-flight Meals)

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017                          ATHENS, GREECE
Welcome to Athens!  Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to our luxury hotel for 2 nights stay.  Dinner will be at our hotel.  Accommodation: ELECTRA PALACE HOTEL or similar (2 nights).   (D)

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017                              ATHENS, GREECE
Breakfast at the hotel.  This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Athens with a visit to the Acropolis.   Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.  Afternoon is free at your leisure.  (B,L)

DAY 4 to 17 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017                          EMBARKATION ABOARD THE GALILEO
Breakfast at the hotel.  You will have some free time, before we check out from our hotel and transfer to the pier around 2 pm to embark the GALILEO, our home for the next 14 nights.   It is in Greece and the Greek Isles where you’ll find the heart of Variety Cruises’ cruising heritage.  For many years, the Aegean Sea has been called home and offering the Greek cruise experience is what makes us different from the others.  Greece is a traditional destination for relaxing under the Mediterranean sun, enjoying food and sea, and the gorgeous Greek Isles were inherently designed for island-hopping adventures.  Either selecting a luxury yacht or a casual motor sail yacht, we promise you a small ship cruise that will bring you right in the heart of the destinations we visit.  Small ship cruising is the best way to explore Greece and its mosaic of amazing islands. This is exactly what makes our cruises in Greece unique: The combination of experiencing so many different cosmopolitan ports, like Mykonos and Santorini, isolated heaven beaches, local cultures, and cuisine.  Best of all, Variety Cruises’ small ships dock overnight in most ports, enabling guests to experience the isles’ local nightlife.   (Buffet breakfast daily plus lunch or dinner aboard the yacht are included each day with wine, beer, or soft drinks if preferred).

DAY 18 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017                                ATHENS, GREECE – CANADA
Breakfast onboard the yacht we will disembark the Galileo and transfer to Athens airport for your direct flight back to Toronto with Air Canada Rouge.   (B,In-flight Meals). 

Please Note: Itinerary is subject to change at anytime.   Any optional shore excursions will be offered in many ports of call during this special cruise adventure onboard the Galileo.

Category A
1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck and have large Portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.Galileo Cat A
Category B
Flexible Bedding Configuration

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TV, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.Galileo Cat B
Category C
1 Double or 2 Lower Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower
.Galileo Cat C

The 48 meter “Galileo” is a classic steel Motor Sailer, with spacious and well appointed interiors renovated in 2016.  At the main deck, a lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and leather. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the most a shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar and the ship’s sun deck.  The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and rebuilt in 2007. To learn more on the recent renovation of the M/S Galileo.
Dining Area – The spacious dining room is located at the Main Deck and accommodates all passengers in a single seating. During 2016, the dining area was renovated to feature re-upholstered furniture, new flooring, and carpet, with generous buffet space and seating.
Lounge Area – The lounge area is located on the main deck and has large windows providing for magnificent views.  The lounge is a spacious, warm, and cozy area with an American bar.
Sundeck – The spacious sun deck is equipped with sun beds, deckchairs, and shaded areas.
Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge Area – Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar where they can just relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views.
Dining Area – The spacious dining room is located at the Main Deck and accommodates all passengers in a single seating. During 2016, the dining area was renovated to feature re-upholstered furniture, new flooring, and carpet, with generous buffet space and seating.
Lounge Area – The lounge area is located on the main deck and has large windows providing for magnificent views.  The lounge is a spacious, warm, and cozy area with an American bar.
Sundeck – The spacious sun deck is equipped with sun beds, deckchairs, and shaded areas.
Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge Area – Guests on Galileo very much enjoy the shaded outdoor deck area with an outdoor bar where they can just relax enjoying the most breathtaking sea views.

 

Galileo deck plan