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Adventures Afloat: The Jewels of the Cyclades

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Road Scholar
Program #20441RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 23 — Oct 4, 2014

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Day One: Tuesday, September 23 - International Flight
Depart From: Depart USA.

Type: Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
115 Syngrou Avenue
11745
Athens, Greece
phone: +302109300000
web: www.athensledrahotel.com/

Room amenities: High speed and wireless Internet access 24 hour room service Individual climate control Direct-dial telephone with volume control Free satellite TV In-room pay movies Mini-bar Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Safe deposit box Luxury Marriott bedding that includes fluffier pillows and thicker mattresses on American double beds

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Babysitting Barber/Beauty shop Buffet breakfast Car rentals nearby Cash machine/ATM Coffee/tea in-room Concierge Lounge Hours Concierge desk Continental breakfast Evening turndown service Foreign exchange Full American breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Limousine service Mobility accessible rooms Newspaper in lobby Room service Room service, 24-hour Safe deposit boxes, front desk Shoeshine Shoeshine stand Valet dry-cleaning Virtual Concierge Available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 140 Euro (subject to change)
Additional pre nights are available for 140 Euro per night (includes breakfast and taxes), subject to change and availability. Please contact Erin with Road Scholar Participant Services at (978) 323-4242 or erin.miller@roadscholar.org.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, September 24 - Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Arrive To: Arrive in Athens. Transfer to the Athens Ledra Hotel.

Dinner: Meet your fellow Road Scholars during an evening orientation and welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Athens Ledra Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
115 Syngrou Avenue
11745
Athens, Greece
phone: +302109300000
web: www.athensledrahotel.com/

Room amenities: High speed and wireless Internet access 24 hour room service Individual climate control Direct-dial telephone with volume control Free satellite TV In-room pay movies Mini-bar Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Safe deposit box Luxury Marriott bedding that includes fluffier pillows and thicker mattresses on American double beds

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Babysitting Barber/Beauty shop Buffet breakfast Car rentals nearby Cash machine/ATM Coffee/tea in-room Concierge Lounge Hours Concierge desk Continental breakfast Evening turndown service Foreign exchange Full American breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Limousine service Mobility accessible rooms Newspaper in lobby Room service Room service, 24-hour Safe deposit boxes, front desk Shoeshine Shoeshine stand Valet dry-cleaning Virtual Concierge Available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 140 Euro (subject to change)
Additional pre nights are available for 140 Euro per night (includes breakfast and taxes), subject to change and availability. Please contact Erin with Road Scholar Participant Services at (978) 323-4242 or erin.miller@roadscholar.org.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, September 25 - Acropolis
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is served between 6:30AM and 10:30AM. Our morning field trip will depart at 8:30AM.

Morning: We begin the day with a visit to the top of Athens' Acropolis, home to a number of temples, most famous of which is the Parthenon, built to honor the city's patroness, Athena. We see the grand sun-bleached structure built by Pericles in the 5th century BC to celebrate the city's victory at Marathon and visit the nearby museum holding artifacts from the site. We also will visit the New Acropolis Museum.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue your visit of Athens with some free time to explore on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Athens Ledra Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
115 Syngrou Avenue
11745
Athens, Greece
phone: +302109300000
web: www.athensledrahotel.com/

Room amenities: High speed and wireless Internet access 24 hour room service Individual climate control Direct-dial telephone with volume control Free satellite TV In-room pay movies Mini-bar Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Safe deposit box Luxury Marriott bedding that includes fluffier pillows and thicker mattresses on American double beds

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking Babysitting Barber/Beauty shop Buffet breakfast Car rentals nearby Cash machine/ATM Coffee/tea in-room Concierge Lounge Hours Concierge desk Continental breakfast Evening turndown service Foreign exchange Full American breakfast Gift/newsstand Housekeeping service daily Laundry on-site Limousine service Mobility accessible rooms Newspaper in lobby Room service Room service, 24-hour Safe deposit boxes, front desk Shoeshine Shoeshine stand Valet dry-cleaning Virtual Concierge Available

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 140 Euro (subject to change)
Additional pre nights are available for 140 Euro per night (includes breakfast and taxes), subject to change and availability. Please contact Erin with Road Scholar Participant Services at (978) 323-4242 or erin.miller@roadscholar.org.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, September 26 - Delphi
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is served between 6:30AM and 10:30AM. Our morning field trip will depart at 8:00AM.

Morning: This morning we begin our Greece adventure with a drive northwest via Thebes and Levadia to Delphi. We will then walk the sacred way, visiting the treasuries, the place of offerings, the Grand Temple of Apollo and the theater. The tour continues with a visit to the Museum housing many treasures.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own followed by some free time.

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon for some personal exploration before returning to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Athens Ledra Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Saturday, September 27 - Embarkation
Note: While we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, please note that weather conditions may alter this itinerary.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel is served between 6:30AM and 10:30AM. Our morning field trip will depart at 8:30AM.

Morning: This morning we visit the National Archeological Museum, housing the most treasured relics from throughout the county. An expert-led visit reveals an impressive assembly of relics from sites all over Greece.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to Marina Zea for the cruise portion of your journey.

Dinner: Welcome dinner aboard the ship.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Sunday, September 28 - Poliegos- Folegandros
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship.

Morning: Enjoy a swim (weather permitting) in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches.

Lunch: Finish the morning with a B-B-Q lunch.

Afternoon: In the afternoon arrive in Folegandros. Tiny Folegandros is a steep rocky island bursting with beauty and charm - truly a hidden gem. Upon arrival we disembark and explore Upper Town to view its picturesque winding streets and whitewashed houses.

Dinner: Dinner in a local restaurant.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Monday, September 29 - Santorini
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship.

Morning: We arrive Santorini to explore its unique capital Fira. Disembark for a short walk of the Capital and a visit at the Prehistoric Museum with its fascinating collection, models and wall paintings from Akrotiri excavations.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Board the bus for a pleasant drive through the village of Pyrgos to the most picturesque village of Santorini, Oia, with its beautiful views over the Caldera. Explore the village with your local expert guide, have some free time and re-board the bus for your return drive to Fira.

Dinner: Dinner aboard the ship.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Tuesday, September 30 - Antiparos-Paros
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship.

Morning: This morning enjoy a swim stop in the enchanting bay of Antiparos (weather permitting).

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Leaving Parikia port we take the inland road arriving to the mountain village of Lefkes, built in its own architectural style with many old chapels. After a short walk visiting the main square, we will continue on to the lovely fishing village of Naoussa and its famous tiny port. Here we will visit its narrow streets, the whitewashed houses, the colorful harbor and its many beautiful shops. On the way back to Parikia visit the famous Byzantine Church of Ekatondapiliani, one of the greatest early Christian monuments in Greece.

Dinner: Dinner aboard the ship.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Wednesday, October 01 - Delos and Mykonos
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard ship.

Morning: Early morning sail to the sacred island of Delos. Delos was one of the best known Sanctuaries of Apollo, god of the sun, music and poetry. Along with an onsite lecture, we discover the impressive remains here including the Marble Lions, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Temple of Isis and amazing mosaics. There will be some free time before rejoining the ship. After our exploration, we sail a short distance to Mykonos.

Lunch: Lunch aboard ship.

Afternoon: The afternoon is free to explore Mykonos on your own. Walk along the harbor, take in the trademark windmills or wander the narrow lanes with their Venetian style houses.

Dinner: Dinner in a local restaurant.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Thursday, October 02 - Syros
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship.

Morning: Arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic Islands! Set out for an excursion to see the wonderful neoclassical architecture: old mansions, marble paved streets, grandiose marble squares, imposing churches, monuments, statues, and the well preserved buildings that adorn the amphitheatrically built city.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: We will visit the magnificent Miaouli square, one of the most beautiful squares in Greece, surrounded by the superb building of the Town Hall which was designed by the famous Bavarian architect Ziller and finished in 1898. Nearby we will visit the Apollo Theatre, which stands on Vardaki Square and was designed by the French architect Chabeau. The Apollo Theater is also known as "La Piccola Scala", as it is widely believed that it modeled after the famous La Scala di Milano Opera House in Milan.

Dinner: Dinner aboard the ship.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: The Galileo is a 4 – deck motor-yacht that accommodates 32 passengers in outside cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. Built in 1995 the vessel’s cabins are comfortably appointed with fine woodwork of Italian design and craftsmanship. Each room also has air conditioning and either windows or portholes, depending on the deck.

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, N/A Greece
phone: + N/A
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Friday, October 03 - Kea
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard ship.

Morning: We will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay (weather pemitting).

Lunch: Lunch aboard the ship.

Afternoon: Set sail back to Marina Zea.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Lodging: Galileo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Saturday, October 04 - Depart for the USA
Breakfast: Breakfast aboard the ship.

Morning: Disembark and transfer to the airport for flights to the USA.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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