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Greek Islands Cruise

(Tour code: GIO6)A Mediterranean journey of discovery

Embark on a Mediterranean voyage aboard Norwegian Jade, discovering the delights of romantic Venice as well as exploring some of the most enchanting Greek Islands, with centuries of history and culture at every turn. Relax on ship and enjoy wonderful views of the sparkling Aegean sea as well as the excellent facilities available throughout our cruise.

Tour Highlights
  • Attractive Chambéry
  • The world-famous city of Venice and its lagoon
  • Corfu
  • Santorini
  • Mykonos
  • UNESCO-listed Olympia
  • Turin
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Norwegian Jade Cruise
    All Meals During Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Chambery
Day 1

To Chambéry

Our holiday begins at London St Pancras International, where we meet at Great Rail Journeys' dedicated departure office ahead of boarding the Eurostar service to Paris. On arrival in the French capital we cross the city by coach and connect with the onward high-speed train service to Chambéry, a charming city which boasts wonderful views of the towering Alps as a backdrop. We spend tonight at the Mercure Chambéry Centre Hotel, and enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Venice
Day 2

On to Venice

We depart Chambéry and travel by high-speed TGV across the Italian border to Turin. Here we change trains and continue to Venice, where our base for tonight is the 4-Star Santa Marina.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Norwegian Jade
Day 3

Discovering Venice

Today we enjoy a guided walking tour of the enchanting city of Venice. We enjoy a morning exploring the un forgettable sights of this romantic city, which include St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Venice lends itself to walking; possibly the best way to enjoy its captivating charms is to walk amidst the myriad of winding alleys and twisting lanes that make up the city centre. This afternoon we board Norwegian Jade cruise ship, for a marvellous Mediterranean adventure. Once you step on board, the pace of your holiday is set by you alone; whether you wish to join the optional excursions or explore independently, the choice is yours.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Norwegian Jade
Corfu
Days 4-5

To Corfu

We spend Day 4 at sea, giving you a superb opportunity to unwind and make use of the ship's many facilities. Take advantage of the spa, relax in one of the lounge bars, or sample one of the inviting restaurants. On Day 5 we dock on the Greek island of Corfu. Situated just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast, the lush island is steeped in culture. Here you are free to discover the island at your own pace or enjoy an optional excursion. Perhaps take a stroll through the cobbled centre of Corfu Town, overlooked by its majestic Venetian fortress. Admire the bright pastel-painted mansions and grand town houses, and take in the harbour where yachts and fishing boats jostle for position.

Includes:
  • Days 4-5 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Santorini
Day 6

Santorini

Today we arrive at Santorini, one of Europe's best-loved islands. Here picturesque villages of whitewashed houses cling to the dramatic volcanic cliffs, linked by winding roads that zig-zag up the hillsides as the clear blue sea crashes onto the rocks below. The beautiful island is often a target of speculation as the location of the Lost City of Atlantis. During your time here you may wish to relax and admire the incredible surroundings, or perhaps take an optional excursion to one of Santorini's ancient settlements perched on the hillsides.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mykonos
Day 7

Mykonos

Widely regarded as the jewel in the Aegean's crown, the glamorous island of Mykonos is packed with treasures, from its alluring fishing ports to its expanse of golden sandy beaches. Today we reach this enchanting island, and enjoy time to perhaps visit the scenic harbour or discover the variety of artisan craft shops. Alternatively you could choose to take in some of the smaller villages on an optional excursion.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Olympia
Days 8-9

Olympia

Our port of call today is Katakolon, which is a convenient stopping off point for visiting Olympia. The place where the legends of Greek mythology were born, the town is also where the Olympic Games originated. Today the impressive remains of its centuries-old stonework are recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can discover the ancient temples, the breathtaking public buildings and the sporting areas of this culturally significant destination at your leisure. Day 9 is then spent at sea as we cruise back towards Venice. Take advantage of the ship's facilities, which include three swimming pools and a casino, or enjoy the view from one of the observation decks.

Includes:
  • Days 8-9 - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Turin
Days 10-11

Venice to Turin and London

This morning we arrive back in Venice, where we disembark Norwegian Jade after a final breakfast on board. We transfer to the station for the train to Turin, where we spend a night at the Holiday Inn. On Day 11 we travel by high-speed train into France. On arrival in Paris, we connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

Includes:
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

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