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Athens & 7 Day Greek Isles Cruise

Athens, then a 7 day cruise of the Greek Isles plus Kusadasi for Ephesus; independent travel with flights & hotel included. Optional Classical Greece extension.

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Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures October 2024 – October 2025
Themes Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level Recreational
What to Expect This is a moderately-paced, independent package. Excursions with local tour guides include a reasonable amount of walking and requires and average level of physical fitness. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Join us for an amazing journey of discovery to the most important classical sites of western civilization aboard the Celestyal Journey. You'll experience the great treasures of Greece and the Aegean Sea without ever having to pack and unpack as you sail from port to port, visiting such world treasures as the Acropolis in Athens, ancient Ephesus – a UNESCO World Heritage site, sparkling Greek Islands, and so much more by day. All of this, plus airfare from New York and many other cities, is yours for an incredible price.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights from New York via scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees, with other gateways available on request
  • 3 nights Deluxe accommodations at the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens
  • 7 nights standard inside cabin (cat. IB) aboard the Celestyal Journey
  • Port Charges and Cruise Gratuities of $339 per person included
  • 23 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • On-board drink package during dining hours
  • Shore excursions, 1 in Kuşadası and 1 in Crete
  • Sightseeing in Athens
  • All group transfers
  • Enjoy extra benefits during your Celestyal Cruise include the Enhanced Drink Package*, 1 free hour of complimentary internet access per day, and 25% off specialty cruise dining.

Optional add-ons

  • Flights from other cities are available. Request pricing when making your reservation.
  • Optional tour of Cape Sounion
  • Optional Classical Greece Extension (Value Vacation, groups may be larger)

Why you'll love it

  • Tour the ancient archaeological site in Epheseus, including the 4th century Great Theatre, the Public Latrines, the Agora, the Odeon and more.
  • Spend time in Milos relaxing on the sandy beaches, swimming in a sea cave, and exploring the fishing villages.
  • Explore the winding alleyways of the scenic island of Mykonos.
  • Discover the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens -- the Acropolis.
  • Absorb extraordinary histories in Crete's coastal town of Heraklion.
  • Admire Santorini's rugged landscapes, whitewashed houses, and open-air cafes.

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Dates & Prices

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Finishes: Mon, Aug 19, 2024
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Optionals & Upgrades
Rooming Selection/Cabin Categories1
IB (standard inside) Double Occupancy
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024 unavailable
All other dates included
IB (standard inside) Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $1079
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $1199
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $1269
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $1149
IC (superior inside), Double Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $139
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $159
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $189
Jun 13, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $149
IC (standard inside), Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $1269
Jul 18, 2024 $1305
Oct 3, 2024 $1395
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $1429
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $1529
Jun 13, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024 unavailable
XA/XBO (standard outside), Double Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $199
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $279
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $249
XA/XBO (standard outside), Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $1359
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $1559
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $1679
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Aug 8, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
XC (standard outside) Double Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $329
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $419
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $469
Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $299
XC (standard outside) Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $1499
May 15, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $1729
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $1859
May 29, 2025 $1949
Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $1735
XD (superior outside), Double Occupancy
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $499
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $559
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $399
XD (superior outside), Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $1679
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $1949
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $2099
Jun 13, 2024;  Jul 18, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $1449
SJB (Jr Suite), Double Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $669
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $829
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $929
Jun 13, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $599
SJB (Jr Suite), Single Occupancy
Aug 14, 2025 $3149
May 15, 2025;  May 29, 2025;  Jun 12, 2025;  Jul 17, 2025 $3749
Sep 4, 2025;  Sep 18, 2025;  Oct 2, 2025 $4049
Jun 13, 2024;  Oct 3, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2849

1. Cabin upgrades are subject to availability. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category (at the prices shown) or cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit. Triple occupancy may be available upon request.

Taxes & Fees
Port charges & gratuities of $339 per person1 included

1. All port charges included in tour price.

Classical Greece Extension
Classical Greece Extension $899
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy $349

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your exciting journey to Greece begins this evening as you check in for your overnight flight

Day 2 Athens

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar

Full Day Itinerary
Plaka, Athens

Our representative will meet you and then escort you to your hotel, centrally located near Constitution Square and the famous Plaka (Old Town). Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, once hailed as the Paris of the Mediterranean, is now a bustling modern city, a colorful tapestry of Eastern and Western influences, full of outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, parks, gardens, street bazaars, dilapidated mansions, and ancient ruins.

Day 3 Athens and set sail

  • Embark on your cruise ship and set sail to Thessaloniki, Kuşadası, and the Greek Isles

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Celestyal Journey at sunset

Transfer to the port in the afternoon to board your cruise ship. Enjoy the shipboard facilities as the ship sails in the evening.

Day 4 Thessaloniki

  • Explore the northern city of Thessaloniki

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
White Tower, Thessaloniki

The thick Byzantine walls guarding Thessaloniki give way to an inviting mix of architectural landscapes with winding cobbled streets. Approaching the port, you will be captivated by a city that radiates culture and sophistication in golden Greek sunshine. Palm-lined avenues house charming shops and gourmet restaurants, while historic cobblestone streets present traditional tavernas and ouzerias to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Beautiful churches appear from every corner, seasonal markets sell colorful local produce, and shaded spots on Aristotelous Square are where you can sit back with homemade ice cream and watch the world pass by.

Day 5 Kuşadası, Turkey

  • Enjoy Kuşadası on your own or join an included half-day tour of ancient Ephesus

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Promenade and waterfront, Kuşadası

Arrive in Kuşadası, Turkey this afternoon. Explore Kuşadası on your own, or join an included shore excursion to Ephesus. Just ten kilometers from the port is the ancient city of Ephesus, where you will find immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Christian eras. At the archaeological site, enjoy a guided tour of the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, and the Temple of Hadrian.

The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and is still famous today for its acoustics. The finds from the excavations, which have yet brought to light only 13% of ancient Ephesus, reside in the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus in Seljuk.

During the excursion, have the opportunity to ramble and bargain for jewelry, cosmetics, or leather products at small shops.

Day 6 Crete

  • Explore Crete's costal town of Heraklion on your own or join an included shore excursion

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Knossos ruins, Crete

In the early morning, arrive in Crete's coastal town of Heraklion. Crete is the largest, most rugged Greek island and the home of the great Minoan Civilization and Zeus. Enjoy walking the waterfront and charming streets, or join a shore excursion to the ancient city of Knossos near Crete's capital, Heraklion, the place that 'gave birth' to the very first civilization of Europe, the Minoans. Visit one of the continent's most important archaeological treasures. The first excavations were undertaken in the 1870s by Minos Kalokairinos, a Cretan himself. Explore the large Central Court, the marvelous Throne Room, and the imposing Grand Staircase, and see the fresco of the 'Prince of the Lilies.' Stroll through the palace apartments and view the archaeological finds of the rich cultural heritage of the Minoan civilization. Exploring from room to room, you will relive time in the Hall of the Royal Guard and the King's Chamber, hearing about the extraordinary rule of King Minos.

Day 7 Santorini

  • Explore the island of Santorini

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Santorini

Wake up off the coast of the striking island of Santorini, a volcanic crater immersed in the sea. The island is famous for its breathtaking and rugged landscapes, whitewashed houses, open-air cafes, and glittering boutiques clinging to cliffs, accessible by foot, cable car, or mule. Don't forget to try one of the many restaurants jostling for the position at the caldera's edge. Then, in the evening, explore at leisure or relax on the deck, sipping cocktails or wine.

Day 8 Mykonos

  • Spend the day at leisure in Mykonos

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Little Venice at twilight, Mykonos

Spend the day exploring Mykonos independently, enjoying its perfect beaches, immaculately whitewashed houses, winding alleys, lovely churches, and delightful restaurants. You will undoubtedly recognize the picture-postcard white windmills sitting side-by-side overlooking the sea. 

Day 9 Milos

  • Spend the day at leisure in Milos

Celestyal Journey or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Papafragos Beach, Milos

This morning, arrive at the mesmerizing island of Milos. Dramatically emerging from the Aegean Sea before you, you’ll be spellbound by Milos’ volcanic landscape, juxtaposed with quaint white stone fishing villages. Spend the day relaxing on one of the many beaches, swimming in serene sea caves, and discovering the colorful boathouses that magically emerge from the sea.

Early this evening, return to the ship for dinner and sail overnight to Athens.

Day 10 Athens

  • Disembark the ship and transfer to your hotel
  • Spend the remainder of the day at leisure to explore Athens

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
View of Acropolis from Plaka, Athens

Disembark from your ship and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a full day exploring Athens. Your hotel sits in the city's heart, within a short distance of many major attractions and the best shopping and dining. In addition, our Athens representatives will offer you some exclusive optional shore excursions to the city's highlights.

Day 11 Athens

  • Enjoy a morning tour of Athens, including the Acropolis
  • Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore Athens, or join an optional tour

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion, Athens

This morning, enjoy the striking contrast between the breathtaking monuments of a glorious past and elegant modern structures during your tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of Ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathinaikon Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896), and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. See views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, and the National Library. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum, a marvel of architecture with an entire exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens.

Optional Excursion: Cape Sounion (purchased locally), $55
Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

Drive along the coastal road past countless coves and the beautiful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza to Cape Sounion. Dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon, the sanctuary at Sounion is one of Attica's most important archaeological sites. Although evidence suggests that the site dates back to the prehistoric period, the sanctuary is first mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, where Menelaos stopped during his return from Troy to bury his helmsman, Phrontes Onetorides. Learn about this area's rich history as you take in stunning views of the Aegean on this fascinating optional excursion.

Note: This optional excursion can be purchased locally at approximately €49 per person.

Day 12 Athens/USA

  • Bid farewell to Athens as you’re escorted to the airport to board your return flight
  • Your journey comes to an end as your arrive in the USA later today
  • Or, take advantage of your included flight and continue on our Classical Greece Extension

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Classical Greece Optional Extension

Why not take advantage of your already-included international airfare and visit the classical cities of Corinth, Mycenae, Olympia, and Delphi? Your extension includes superior hotels, most meals, and guided touring of the most fascinating sites, including entrance fees to places visited. This extension is part of our Value Vacation, and groups may be larger than our Small Group Tours.

Day 12 Athens, Mycenae & Olympia

  • Drive across the Corinth Canal to Olympia
  • En route visit the famous theatre of Epidaurus
  • Spend the evening at leisure in Olympia

Amalia Hotel Olympia or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Corinth Canal

After breakfast, board your touring coach and begin a tour of Greece's classical cities. Drive across the Corinth Canal, which connects the Ionian Sea with the Aegean, to the Peloponnesian Peninsula, where 4,000 years of history are more fully and comprehensibly illustrated than elsewhere in Europe.

Visit the famous theater of Epidaurus, the best preserved in Greece, which reached the height of its fame in the 5th & 4th centuries B.C. The acoustics are so perfect that even from the last of the 55 tiers, every word can be heard. Continue to ancient Mycenae. According to the poets, it was founded by Perseus and built with the aid of the mythological Cyclops. Drive on to Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games, for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 Olympia, Nafpaktos & Delphi

  • Enjoy a morning tour of the archaeological site and museum at Olympia
  • This afternoon, drive via Patras to Rion, Antirion and picturesque Nafpaktos
  • Spend the evening at leisure in Delphi

Amalia Hotel Delphi or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Nafpaktos, Greece © GNTO & F. Desilas

This morning, tour the archaeological site and museum at Olympia, where the Olympic games were conceived as a tribute to Hercules, son of Zeus. These games were the most important international event in the Hellenic world from 776 B.C. to 393 A.D. and continue today, with the lighting of the Olympic flame that runners carry across the globe. Visit the Sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus and the Museum.

This afternoon, drive via Patras to Rion, Antirion, and picturesque Nafpaktos, where, according to mythology, Hercules slew the Erymanthine boar and where we'll view the lovely circular Venetian harbor. Continue the drive to Delphi for dinner and overnight.

Day 14 Delphi & Kalambaka

  • Enjoy a morning tour of Delphi
  • Spend the evening at leisure in Kalambaka

Amalia Hotel Kalambaka or similar Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Delphi

After breakfast, explore the ancient site of Delphi, located on the slopes of the breathtaking Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty. Here lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the museum, which contains masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture, including the famous bronze Charioteer. The site had been sacred since at least the Bronze Age. According to legend, the shrine was originally guarded by the she-dragon Pytho. She was killed by Apollo, who then took over the oracle. In antiquity, Delphi was regarded as the center of the world.

Later, depart for the small town of Kalambaka, built at the foot of the majestic gray rocks, at the point where the river Pinios leaves Pindos Mountain.

Day 15 Meteora & Athens

  • Enjoy a morning tour of Meteora monasteries
  • This afternoon, drive back to Athens via Thermopylae
  • Spend the evening at leisure in Athens

Royal Olympic Hotel or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Monastery in the early morning fog, Meteora

This morning, visit the spectacular Meteora monasteries, perched upon the summits of some steep and isolated rocky pinnacles, which rise above the almost flat valley of the Pinios River, 5.5 miles beyond Kalambaka. The monastic history of Meteora goes back to the 11th century AD when the monks constructed inaccessible eagle's nests in the crannies of these rocks, and today, four are still occupied.

Later this afternoon, drive back to Athens via Thermopylae, a famous battleground from the Persian wars. Arrive in Athens and check in at our hotel.

Day 16 Athens/USA

  • Today, you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to Athens as you board your flight back home
  • Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today

Breakfast

Hotels & Ship

Hotels

Royal Olympic Hotel
Royal Olympic Hotel
Deluxe

This 5-star, family run hotel is located directly opposite the Temple of Zeus and the National Garden, overlooking the Acropolis and a short walk to the new Acropolis Museum.  If you prefer to enjoy a cocktail by the pool while listening to relaxing music, try out the Pool Bar. The Royal Olympic features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, a cozy library with a comfortable reading area, a fitness center and a spa.

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Amalia Hotel Olympia
Amalia Hotel Olympia
Tourist Class

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees, Amalia Hotel Olympia is ideally situated not far from the archaeological sites of the Olympic Stadium, the Sanctuary of Zeus, the Temple of Hera and the archaeological museum.

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Amalia Hotel Delphi
Amalia Hotel Delphi
First Class

Superbly located on a mountain slope at the foot of Mount Parnassus, the Amalia Hotel Delphi enjoys a breathtaking view of the green valley below stretching all the way down to the sea and the picturesque ports of Itea and Galaxidi. The Amalia Hotel is also conveniently located near the museum and archaeological sites of Delphi, considered by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the world.

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Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka
First Class

Located on a 14-acre property just a few minutes away from the town of Kalambaka, the Amalia Hotel Kalambaka boasts extensive gardens and beautiful views of the Meteora Rocks. 

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

Cruise Ship

Celestyal Journey
Celestyal Journey

The Celestyal Cruise ship Journey is the perfect vessel for exploring the Mediterranean. Its sleek design and top-of-the-line amenities offer guests an unforgettable travel experience. From the moment you step aboard, you'll be greeted by friendly staff who are dedicated to ensuring your every need is met. Whether you're looking to relax in one of the ship's many luxurious lounges or indulge in a gourmet meal at one of its restaurants, there's something for everyone. And with stops in some of the most beautiful destinations in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, you'll have ample opportunity to explore ancient ruins, stroll through picturesque villages, and soak up the sun on pristine beaches.

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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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