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Star Clippers Northern Cyclades
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Star Clippers Northern Cyclades
Athens / Kusadasi / Patmos / Amorgos / Mykonos / Monemvasia / Athens
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9 nights
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Tailor made
$$$$$
Star Clippers Northern Cyclades
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Highlights

A 9 night itinerary spending 2 nights in Athens and a 7 day cruise sailing the Greek isles - Northern Cyclades

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Athens and the Greek islands.  Visit the famed archaeological site of the Acropolis and then step aboard a 7-day cruise on board the star flyer where the ship reflects its proud heritage in every inch of its polished brass and gleaming brightwork.  Discover a new way of sailing where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and the amenities of the present day.  These ships are created for luxury-loving guests who love great traditions and romance all in the legendary era of sailing on a beautiful ship.  

  • Experience Athens and the famous Parthenon/Acropolis
  • Enjoy a fun food walking cultural tour in Athens
  • Step aboard the Star Flyer for your 7-day cruise adventure
  • Visit Kusadasi (Ephesus), Patmos, Amorgos, Mykonos and Monemvasia
  • Visit ports untouched by large cruise ships and benefit from unique personalized shore excursions tailored to your interests and likes.
  • Fixed Dates 2017: May 04, 18, June 15, 29, August 03, 17
    (The stated itinerary departure dates are on Thursdays in combination with the fixed Saturday cruise sailings)

This is a tailor-made itinerary that includes a cruise with fixed departure dates
We can alter this itinerary from accommodations to shore excursions based on individual preferences and recommendations from your travel advisor.

A perfect itinerary for Honeymoons, Luxurious Travel, Couples & Friends, Special Occasion, Small Groups.
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Detailed Itinerary & Map

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  • Day 1 - THURSDAY
    Welcome to Athens

    Once you arrive in Athens you will be greeted at the airport and trasferred to the hotel. The remainder day is free to rest.

  • Day 2 - FRIDAY
    Flavors of Athens and the Acropolis

    Grasp the history of this ancient metropolis by visiting one of the world's most famous monuments, the Acropolis. Grab a slice of Greek culture and its intriguing cuisine and savor mouth-watering delicacies on an unforgettable cultural and fun food tour.

  • Day 3 - SATURDAY
    Athens - Begin 7 Day Star Flyer Cruise

    Transfer from the hotel to Pireus port and board the Star Flyer

  • Day 4 - SUNDAY
    At Sea

    Various activities taking place onboard today you will be at sea all day.

  • Day 5 - MONDAY
    Kusadasi (Ephesus)

    Morning sailing through the island of Samos strait.  Then arrive at Kusadasi Turkish port famed as a frequent port of various cruise ships.  The port itself has numerous restaurants and great shopping.  In Kusadasi you have the option to take a private (or regular) shore excursion to see the archaeological site of Ephesus including the House of Virgin Mary the Temple of Artemision and the Archelogy Museum in Selcuk.

  • Day 6 - TUESDAY
    Patmos

    Cruise arrives on the island of Patmos known for the apocalyptic revelations of St. John.  The cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. It houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury.

  • Day 7 - WEDNESDAY
    Amorgos

    Welcome on the bautiful island of Amorgos where the Big Blue movie was filmed.  Visit the most uique cliff hanging monastery called Hotzoviotissa which houses just few monks who maintain the monastery.  The view on top the Monastery is truly breathtaking!  Proper clothing attire is required.   

  • Day 8 - THURSDAY
    Mykonos 

    You have arrived on the most popular and cosmopolitan island of Greece! Mykonos island is known for its chora cosmopolitan town filled with narrow alleyways and white washed buildings.  The harbour itself is a popular meeting place overlooked by a variety of tavernas and fishing boats which nestle side by side with luxurious yachts!  

  • Day 9 - FRIDAY
    Monemvasia

    Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port.  The name Monemvasia means single entrance and by the looks of it you will understand why.  In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of Ioannis Ritsos a famed Greek poet..
     

  • Extension: Day 10 - SATURDAY
    Athens Pireus Port - Airport 

    The cruise ship arrives back at Pireus port.  From the port you will take a private transfer to Athens airport for your connection back to the USA.  Optional extension to fly to the island of Santorini for a few additional days. 

Help me Plan my Trip

Trip Itinerary Inclusions

Your journey will be fully tailored to your schedule, interests, and budget.  
Here below are the essential inclusions and must-see trip activities that we recommend as a start.  

  • Private Transfer from Athens airport to hotel
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Athens including breakfast
  • Private fun food walking tour and a visit to the famed Acropolis 
  • Private Transfer from Athens hotel to port
  • 7-day cruise on board the Star Flyer and on half board
  • Private transfer from Athens port to Athens airport
  • Local representation 24/7
  • We offer optional private shore excursions for each destination port visited
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Accommodation

Your itinerary, accommodations and cabin category is based on your individual requirements, budget and your travel advisors trip assessment and recommendations.

 

  • About the Cruise:  
    The Star Flyer has a choice of Owners Cabin & Deluxe Cabin and then Cabin Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  All cabins are outside cabins and various categories are based on the size of the cabin.   

    The Star Flyer is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving passengers who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. The Star Flyer is 360 feet long and each carries just 170 guests in pampered comfort.

    Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht. You’ll never feel confined on the Star Flyer. The ship offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space and not one, but two swimming pools. In fact, you’ll find that these ships offer more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.  The décor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. All Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.
     
  • Your choices for Athens accommodation are from 3-star, 4-star, 5-star hotelsboutique hotels, bed and breakfasts.
  • The appropriate accommodations that fit your individual requests will be included in your itinerary/quote.
  • Because we value quality, we do not work with hotels that are less than 3-stars
  • Pricing of the itinerary depends on hotel type and cabin category type.
  • Our direct collaborations help us receive the best pricing possible and the most competitive pricing

 

The following below is a guideline for a customized package excluding international flights:

  • 5-star: USD $350 - $1,000+ per person per day
  • 4-star: Minimum USD $300 per person per day
  • 3-star: Minimum USD $250 per person per day

 

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Popular Questions

When I call Asimina Tours is it a local US phone number?

Regardless of where our travel advisors are located when you call Asimina Tours you call the United States to either our toll free eight hundred number or our local Maryland phone number.

Toll Free:  877 833-3454
Local Maryland Phone Number:  301 789-2388 and then your agents extension

Where are your travel advisors and Asimina Tours located?

All of our travel advisors are homebased.  Thanks to the internet we are able to travel and can work virtually as well.  Don't be surprised if you talk to your travel advisor that may be located in either the USA/Canada or even Greece or Italy or Turkey......
Regardless of our physical location our headquarters are in the state of Maryland and all distribution of quotes and all transactions take place in the USA.

When is a good time for me to get in touch?

It's best to set a phone appointment with your travel advisor at a time that mutually benefits both.  In addition for group travel, we can also set up a conference call to include different parts of the country (USA/Canada) so we can have a group discussion as well.  

Communication for Asimina Tours is very important to ensure that we have a good feel of what you are looking to experience and to share with you what best fits your travel needs.

Which hotels or accommodations do you recommend?

Once your travel advisor assesses your needs and creates your travel itinerary quote all details of your accommodations, their websites, types of rooms etc. will be included.

Unlike many travel companies we are not restricted to a handful of preselected and pre-negotiated hotel choices to create pre-packaged vacations. 
We work with the majority of the hotels “directly” and in some instances we may have favorite hotels that we may recommend.  
Our direct collaborations help us receive the best pricing possible and it builds our brands’ trust and acknowledgement which ultimately concludes in our clients personal and best service!

Why no pricing on your website?

Do you prefer 5-star luxury resorts or smaller boutique hotels? Perhaps you’d like to mix things up with a simple hotel in one area but then follow that up with a few days of pampered self-indulgence in more luxurious surroundings? What about activities? You may like more activities in one location or less in another.  As you see not one trip is alike therefore we don’t believe in one size fits all types of itineraries with pre-negotiated activities hotels and pricing.   The beauty of a tailor made vacation is created ideally just for you at your travel budget!

Are your prices competitive?

Yes because we work with the majority of our suppliers directly therefore eliminating third parties and earning competitive rates.

Can you make trip adjustments after the first quote?

Yes, we make the adjustments within reason.  After your quote it may take up to 2 times maximum to adjust your trip.  If  more adjustments need to take place then the non-refundable plan 2 go fee will be requested and a $100 per adjustment fee will be applied to your itinerary/quote.

Are there fees involved on a trip quote?

We are proud to offer you our professional expertise for your tailor made travel to ensure your travels are as seamless and trouble free as possible. A non-refundable plan to go fee of $275 is included in your itinerary/quote and is not associated with any commissions.  Depending on the itinerary/quote the non-refundable plan to go fee may be requested to be paid upfront prior to sending an itinerary/quote. 

Our custom tour services are tailored to your interests and personal schedule and are not part of a pre-packaged tour.  These are fee-based services, which include individualized tour planning, and communication. The plan to go fee covers our associated costs and the time that we invest in researching all available possibilities to make your vacation the most enjoyable.  

Your itinerary quote and invoice also indicate the plan to go fee.

How do you get paid?

We earn our income by negotiating special net rates as a wholesale tour company with the hotels and suppliers.  Our pre-negotiated wholesale contracts allow us to receive competitive pricing.  Due to the volume and our excellent financial relationship with our suppliers our clients benefit from the competitive rates plus our service.  We in turn earn our commission and the hotels and suppliers get their services sold as well.  It's a win/win/win for everyone.

Can I get a price breakdown of my quote?

We are a Travel Operating Company providing complete tailor made land packages and are bound by confidentiality agreements with our suppliers. We do not itemize services.  This is a standard practice in the travel industry, whether it’s a pre-packaged group tour or a custom tailor made package as in your case. We act as your one stop shop, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of searching and booking and paying each aspect of your trip separately.  

WIth your itinerary/quote we do provide hotel web links and the types of rooms quoted so you can at have an idea about hotel costs which account for the majority of your itinerary/quote. In addition we regularly check that the overall price/quote is competitive to online rates.   When comparing prices, keep in mind that our prices already include taxes and fees and are in USD (dollars).  Some hotels sometimes offer special online deals that may be fully non-refundable and fully pre-paid in advance.  In such cases if you wish to qualify for such restrictive rates please advise your travel advisor.  

Lastly when you book through Asimina Tours you also receive top noch customer service that you would not get via other online agencies. 
This includes
* Expert advice pre-trip planning
* 24X7 phone support should any problems arise during your travel
* Due to our long-term volume relationships with hotels and suppliers, if last-minute upgrades are available, you will get a better chance at free upgrades!

How do I book my trip?

Once you discuss your travel plans with your travel advisor you will receive an itinerary quote.  Once you have done all the necessary adjustments and you are in agreement with everything the next process is the booking process.  
* Your itinerary is "on request" basis until you advise your travel advisor that you are ready to book.
* Your travel advisor will then confirm all services prior to a deposit
* Once all services are confirmed then a 25% deposit is required
* When the deposit is received you'll receive all reconfirmations and a date of final payment which is 60 days prior to your trip
* 60 days prior to your trip you'll make your final payment
* Approximately 3 weeks prior to your trip you'll receive your electronic travel documents.  
* You'll set up a time to discuss your travel documents and to answer any questions prior to your travels
* While you are traveling you have 24/7 support from your travel advisor
* Our job is not complete until you return back to the USA with rave reviews!

Now that all is paid what’s next?

60 days prior to your trip you'll make your final payment.
* Approximately 2 - 3 weeks prior to your trip you'll receive your electronic travel documents
* Electronic travel documents include: Your itinerary, Your Invoice, Electronic Ticket Receipts, Local Destination Information, Our favorite restaurant recommendations
* You'll set up a time to discuss your travel documents and to answer any questions prior to your travels
* While you are traveling you have 24/7 support from your travel advisor
* Our job is not complete until you return back to the USA with rave reviews!

Do you offer travel insurance?

Insurance is very important to cover your  trip investment in case of trip cancellation or interruption.  We offer travelex travel insurance:  http://www.travelexinsurance.com/index.aspx?location=20-0107&go=bp

When you visit this web-page you may insert your information
* The departure dates should be the dates of travel starting from the USA
* You’ll insert your ages and state of residency
* The trip cost per person in which you may add the cost of the airline tickets so this way you could be covered for air/land.

Once you enter all this information you’ll be taken to the next page which will show you the various plans and their details.

Once you purchase travel insurance you’ll receive an e-mail with all the details or your purchase.

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How does it work?

  • Your travel advisor will “listen” to your trip ideas, expectations and what you envision your trip to be.
  • We will then share with you firsthand knowledge of your destination and will offer recommendations of what works best for you!
  • A trip quote is created and personalized just for you! Adjustments of your trip may be done accordingly.
  • Once you book your trip you’ll have 24/7 support up until your return with rave reviews!

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