Piraeus (Athens) to Piraeus (Athens) Mediterranean Cruise

The history-rich cultures of Greece, Turkey and Israel unfurl before you on this journey. Visit the Tomb of the Kings in Cyprus. Experience the spiritual power of the Western Wall and the Church of the Nativity, as well as the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. Sit in a theater that dates back to the reign of Marcus Aurelius and relax on the sun-drenched shores of picturesque Santorini.
 
Duration
10
Days
 
Departure
Oct 24
2016
All inclusive package From
US$ 7,650
(per guest)
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Silver Cloud
  • Voyage 1633
Featured Exclusive Offers / Programmes:

All-inclusive package: All-Inclusive package includes FREE Shore Excursions, FREE WiFi, Airfare and Transfers*, Pre-Cruise Hotel

Business Class Air Upgrade: Business Class Air** Upgrade for only $199 each way.

Silver Select: Book by September 30, select 2016/2017 cruises and choose a two category upgrade or 50% saving on a second suite or U$1.500 on board credit*

Included in the cruise fare

  • FREE Shore Excursions
  • FREE WiFi
  • Included Airfare and Transfers*
  • Included Pre-Cruise Hotel
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturer and/or destination consultant
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
  • Free WiFi throughout the ship; unlimited in select suite categories

Cruise itinerary

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Owner's Suite

Owner's Suite 587 ft² / 55m² 240 ft² / 22m² including veranda Deck 7

All inclusive package From
US$ 21,950
per guest

DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 587 ft² / 55m² 240 ft² / 22m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 827 ft² / 77m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

The name says it all. A stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated below) by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

All inclusive package From US$ 21,950 (per guest)

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  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional large picture window
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathrooms with full-sized tub and separate shower; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

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NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
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Grand Suite

Grand Suite 1,019 ft² / 95m² including veranda Deck 7

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DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 1,019 ft² / 95m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,314 ft² / 122m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

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  • Two teak verandas with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized whirlpool tub; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
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Royal Suite

Royal Suite 736 ft² / 69m² including veranda Deck 6

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DIMENSIONS:
One bedroom: 736 ft² / 69m² including veranda
Two bedroom: 1,031 ft² / 96m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 4 guests

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Fares from WAITLIST

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Large teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors; Two-bedroom has additional veranda
  • Living room with sitting area; Two-bedroom has additional sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed; Two-bedroom has additional twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with full-sized tub and separate shower; Two-bedroom has additional marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe(s) with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Laundry service throughout the voyage
  • Dry cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Dinner for two in Le Champagne, one evening per voyage
  • Two hours of worldwide phone use from your suite, per voyage segment
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
Suite plan

SELECT YOUR SUITE AND REQUEST A QUOTE

NOTE: The difference between each single Suite is available in the deck plan of the ship.
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Silver Suite

Silver Suite 541 ft² / 50m² Including veranda Deck 5/6

All inclusive package From
US$ 15,950
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 541 ft² / 50m² Including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship. Perfection in design for comfortable living. Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

All inclusive package From US$ 15,950 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living room (with convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest)
  • Sitting area
  • Separate dining area
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Marbled bathroom with shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Illy Espresso machine
  • Direct-dial telephone(s)
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Special chocolate welcome
  • Afternoon canapés upon request
  • Dinner at officer’s table
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
  • Complimentary Laundry
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Midship Veranda Suite

Midship Veranda Suite 295 ft² / 27m² including veranda Deck 5/6/7

All inclusive package From
US$ 9,150
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 295 ft² / 27m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

The Midship Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. The Midship Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite. No top cruise line would be complete without such a luxury.

All inclusive package From US$ 9,150 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower only or shower/bathtub combination
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table with hair dryer
  • Writing desk with Personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
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Veranda Suite

Veranda Suite 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda Deck 5/6/7

All inclusive package From
US$ 8,850
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 295 ft² / 27 m² including veranda

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone. Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.

All inclusive package From US$ 8,850 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Teak veranda with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
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Vista Suite

Vista Suite 240 ft² / 22m² Deck 4/5

All inclusive package From
US$ 7,650
per guest

DIMENSIONS: 240 ft² / 22m²

Number of guests: Up to 3 guests

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.  

All inclusive package From US$ 7,650 (per guest)

REQUEST A QUOTE
  • Large picture window providing panoramic ocean views
  • Twin beds or queen-sized bed
  • Sitting area
  • Marbled bathroom with shower (some with tub/shower combination)
  • Walk-in wardrobe with personal safe
  • Radio/alarm with iPod docking station
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Refrigerator and bar setup, stocked with your preferences
  • Pratesi® fine bed linens and down
    duvet covers
  • Premium mattresses and a choice of pillows
  • Plush robes and slippers
  • Choice of European bath amenities
  • Vanity table(s) with hair dryer
  • Writing desk(s) with personalised stationery, binoculars, and umbrella
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TV(s)
  • Complimentary interactive mobile content
  • Dry cleaning and pressing service (fee applies)
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Silver Cloud

Spacious yet intimate, designed to cross oceans and yet able to slip up rivers and into hidden harbours with ease, the yacht-like Silver Cloud carries just 296 guests in incomparable comfort and style. Combining spacious ocean-view suites and private verandas with stunning dining and entertainment options, our inaugural ship launched a new ocean standard and continues to epitomize Silversea’s vision of world-class cruise accommodations, service and amenities. Join us and come home to warmth and welcome anywhere in the world desire takes you.

Guests: 296
Crew: 222
Length: 514.14 Feet / 156.7 Meters

Suites

"Silversea's oceanview suites are some of the most spacious in cruising, and all include the services of a butler. Select your suite and Request a Quote - guests who book early are rewarded with the best fares and ability to select their desired suite. "

Owner's Suite

The name says it all. A stylish cruise ship apartment. Prestigious and classic. For those who seek the superlative level of space, comfort and service on board. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two bedrooms (as illustrated below) by adjoining with a Vista Suite.

Grand Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living.

Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Royal Suite

Stately. Commanding and majestic. Perfect for entertaining. Enough living space to roam. The pinnacle of good living. Available as a one-bedroom configuration or as two-bedrooms (as illustrated) by adjoining with a Veranda Suite.

Silver Suite

Stylish and sophisticated. Separate dining and living rooms. Larger verandas. Situated midship.
Perfection in design for comfortable living.

Silver Suites accommodate three guests.

Midship Veranda Suite

The Midship Veranda Suite offers unbeatable views. A Silversea signature. Spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone.

The Midship Veranda Suite offers a preferred central location with identical accommodation to a Veranda Suite.

No top cruise line would be complete without such a luxury.

Veranda Suite

A Silversea signature, the Veranda Suite is spacious and welcoming. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a furnished private teak veranda. Each spectacular sunset feels like it is yours alone.

Some Veranda Suites accommodate three guests.

Vista Suite

A quiet sanctuary. The suite’s sitting area has plenty of room to relax while on your cruise. Large picture windows frame panoramic ocean views. The perfect backdrop for breakfast in bed. Some Vista Suites accommodate three guests.

 

Shore excursions provide the highlight of any cruise and allow you to gather a 360° vision of your destination. You may also make your own bespoke arrangements with the Silver Shore Concierge at least two weeks prior to sailing.

Our land programmes (multi-day mid-, pre- or post-cruise) provide additional opportunities to discover more of the highlights and hidden treasures of the lands you visit.

Piraeus (Athens)
Piraeus (Athens)
Monday Oct 24
3NT PRE-CRUISE UNESCO SITES OF GREECE Discover the treasures of the Cradle of Civilisation from the Acropolis in Athens to Thessaloniki in Macedonia. Visit Vergina with its Royal Tombs, and charming Kalambka in Thessaly. Tour the striking, gravity-defying monasteries of Meteora…

Discover the treasures of the Cradle of Civilisation from the Acropolis in Athens to Thessaloniki in Macedonia. Visit Vergina with its Royal Tombs, and charming Kalambka in Thessaly. Tour the striking, gravity-defying monasteries of Meteora perched atop the rocky pinnacles – one of Europe’s most amazing sights.

Day 1 – ATHENS

Upon arrival in Athens, you are met by a local Silversea representative outside of Customs & Immigration, and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The InterContinental Hotel welcomes you with spacious room, modern amenities, and award-wining service. The afternoon is at your leisure. Dinner is on your own.

Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel – Athens

Day 2 – ATHENS / KALAMBAKA

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and begin a brief city tour of Athens. Then, depart for the approximately 3.5 to 4-hour drive to the charming village of Kalambaka. Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch on the way. Upon arrival visit one of the unique Meteora Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the superb icons, unique mosques and frescoes, and take in breathtaking views of the other monasteries and the surrounding area.

Following your visit, you are transferred to your hotel, which is surrounded by Meteora cliffs and offers splendid panoramic views. After check-in, the balance of the day is spent at your leisure. Dinner is at the hotel.

The dress code for visiting the Monasteries is very strict, women must wear skirts and have shoulders covered.  No trousers for women.  No shorts for men.

Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel – Kalambaka

Day 3 – KALAMBAKA / VERGINA / THESSALONIKI

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and visit two more monasteries.  Then,  depart for the approximately 2.5-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Vergina, the first ancient capital of Greek Macedonia and home of the magnificent Royal Tombs.  After the visit enjoy lunch before continuing your journey on to Thessaloniki. Enjoy a brief scenic drive through Thessaloniki as you proceed to your hotel for check-in. The second-largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is graced with natural beauty and ancient treasures.  Enjoy some time at your leisure. Dinner is served at a traditional Greek restaurant in the pedestrian area of ‘Ladadika’. After dinner, transfer back to your hotel.

The dress code for visiting the Monasteries is very strict, women must wear skirts and have shoulders covered.  No trousers for women.  No shorts for men.

Overnight at the Electra Palace Hotel – Thessaloniki.

Day 4 – THESSALONIKI / ATHENS

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a visit to the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum, which houses an important exhibit, ‘The Gold of Ancient Macedonia’*.  After the visit of the museum, return to the hotel for a light lunch and check-out. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you are welcomed by the local Silversea representative outside of the baggage claim area and along with your guide you will be transferred to the port of Piraeus where the staff and crew are looking forward to welcoming you aboard.  

* If the Archeological Museum is not available, the Byzantine museum can be visited instead.

          

Program Inclusions:

One-night at the InterContinental Hotel – Athens – Standard rooms

One-night stay at the Divani Meteora Hotel – Kalambaka – Standard rooms

One-night stay at the Overnight at the Electra Palace Hotel – Thessaloniki – Standard rooms

Three breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners

Tours of Athens, the Acropolis, Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museum (when available), and Meteora Monasteries

Scheduled, Economy-Class flight: Thessaloniki to Athens

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:         

Day 4: Thessaloniki/Athens – approximately one hour

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Upgrades to Business-class are available for an additional cost.

Luggage Information:

Please have one bag packed and ready to go with you. The remainder of your luggage will be stored at the hotel in Athens and reunited with you once you’re aboard the ship.    

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Greece. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain the appropriate visas before cruising.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: GRANDE BRETAGNE SILVERSEA EXCLUSIVE OFFER!  STAY FOR THREE NIGHTS, PAY FOR TWO!   As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes: ·        Accommodation in a Deluxe Category room ·        Breakfast daily ·        Private transfer between airport and hotel ·        Small…

SILVERSEA EXCLUSIVE OFFER!  STAY FOR THREE NIGHTS, PAY FOR TWO!  

As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:

·        Accommodation in a Deluxe Category room

·        Breakfast daily

·        Private transfer between airport and hotel

·        Small group transfer between hotel and pier

Explore the ancient sites that are conveniently nearby at your leisure – the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Parthenon, and much more.

Located in the heart of Athens and within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas and museums, the Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. Approximately 16 miles from Athens Airport (ATH), this historic landmark has been repeatedly awarded by significant international communities.

With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms & suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy additional benefits including personalised Butler Service.

Offer valid for reservations with deposits made before 01 July, 2016

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL SILVERSEA SPECIAL OFFER! COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE! Guests booking their hotel stay through Silversea will receive a complimentary upgrade to Club Level accommodations (based on space availability at time of check-in). Located near the famed Parthenon, the…

SILVERSEA SPECIAL OFFER! COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE!

Guests booking their hotel stay through Silversea will receive a complimentary upgrade to Club Level accommodations (based on space availability at time of check-in).

Located near the famed Parthenon, the award-winning Athenaeum InterContinental hotel brings the history of Athens, Greece to your doorstep. Take in the magnificence of the Acropolis from its renowned rooftop restaurant, Première or lounge at Café Vienna. Situated in the heart of Greece’s most exciting cities, the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens is located where the major business centre meets the city’s extraordinary outdoor activities and first-class dining and arts. Explore local shops or tour the Temple of Apollo and the Plaka. Guests can easily access the city’s most thrilling destinations, from the bustling financial district to the lively waterfront with such a central location and the largest hotel guestrooms available in Greece, this hotel is ideal for business or leisure.

The Athenaeum InterContinental hotel offers guests an incredibly modern and sophisticated city retreat in Athens. Committed to bringing you back to your best self during your stay here, the hotel offers countless amenities that inspire productivity, relaxation and overall health. Start your day in the 24hrs fully equipped fitness studio or slip into the refreshing outdoor pool for your morning laps. The natural I-Spa retreat is the perfect place to soothe your muscles after an invigorating workout. At the end of a long day, gather with fellow guests to unwind … Relish an InterContinental Evening Ritual and celebrate the destination with food and drinks.

Multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-national, multi-fun: Greece’s largest metropolis, the country’s business and cultural engine, and a great place to visit!

PLEASE NOTE – for guests on voyages 1633, 1634, 5616, 5622, 5625, 5630:

Air/Sea guests booking after 16 December, 2015 will have a two-night stay included.

Due to space constraints, other comparable properties may be substituted.  No credit of any kind will be given for unused components of the package. Programme subject to change. Please visit Silversea.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

Haifa (Tel Aviv, Nazareth)
Haifa (Tel Aviv, Nazareth)
Saturday Oct 29
Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Ancient & Modern Israel Experience the best of Israel during this two-day Mid-Voyage Land Adventure that encompasses the mesmerising sights and heritage of this truly extraordinary country. 01MIDHFA-A Ancient & Modern Israel Departure: Haifa Duration:  2 Days/1 Night Re-join ship:…

Experience the best of Israel during this two-day Mid-Voyage Land Adventure that encompasses the mesmerising sights and heritage of this truly extraordinary country.

01MIDHFA-A Ancient & Modern Israel

Departure: Haifa

Duration:  2 Days/1 Night

Re-join ship: Ashdod

Reserve by: At least 90 Days Prior to Sailing

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date.  Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.  

Depart from Haifa and head north to discover the heart of the Galilee and dwell on its importance during biblical times ascend the Judean hills to visit Jerusalem’s venerated religious and cultural landmarks, including the Old City, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the Shrine of the Book, housing the fascinating Dead Sea Scrolls. Spend the night at the historic American Colony Hotel.  Your overland excursion concludes with the drive to Ashdod where you re-join the ship.

DAY ONE – Haifa/Nazareth/Jerusalem

Depart the pier and commence the 20-minute drive to Mount Carmel. Ascend Mt. Carmel for a breath-taking view of Haifa Bay and the golden dome of Haifa’s Baha’i Shrine. Drive along the reconstructed German Colony, built by the Templers during the 18th century.  Proceed to Nazareth the home of Jesus.  Upon arrival in Nazareth, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of Christendom’s most revered shrines and the largest church in the Middle East. The Basilica was built on the same site where the Archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would be the mother of the Messiah. Sites to be seen here include the altar and a remarkable 170-foot (52.3-metre)-high cupola that rises high above the upper church. During your guided visit inside the Basilica, see magnificent mosaics, ceramic reliefs, and other superb works of art from around the world.  See the church of St. Joseph built over chambers that housed the Carpentry shop. Walk through the Bazaar of Nazareth, drive by the white stone fountain known as Mary’s well.

Leaving Nazareth, you will drive through Canna the location where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine and on to the Sea of Galilee.  Lunch will be served on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Next, proceed to the Yardenit baptismal on the banks of the Jordan River. From here you will drive north to Capernaum.

Continuing on for the picturesque drive to Capernaum situated on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. This ancient fishing village is frequently mentioned in the gospels and, according to tradition it was the base of Jesus’ ministry where he chose his first disciples. Visit the remains of a 4th-century synagogue located just inland from the shore with its façade facing Jerusalem. Take in the atmosphere of this revered site and observe nearby Mount of Beatitudes, famous as the place where Jesus gave his sermon on the mountain to the multitude that assembled to see and hear him. From a hillside you can view Tiberias, one of the four Jewish Holy cities and the capital of the Galilee. Founded by the Romans, the city was named in honour of Emperor Tiberius.

Next drive to Jerusalem approximately 2 hours away.  In the afternoon, you will proceed to the American Colony Hotel for check-in. There is time to freshen up before dinner is served at the American Colony Hotel. This small, but sophisticated boutique hotel, has hosted many famous actors, politicians and influential personalities.  Be sure to take note of the historic memorabilia throughout. After dinner, enjoy an evening drive through the streets of the city. Your scenic drive concludes back at the hotel.

Overnight accommodation at the American Colony Hotel (or similar) – Jerusalem

DAY TWO – Jerusalem/Ashdod

Visit Jerusalem- renowned for its timeless beauty and once considered the center of the world.  After enjoying breakfast, check out. Drive to see the breath-taking panoramic views from the Mount of Olives and enjoy the photo opportunities offering a view of the golden-topped Dome of the Rock and the walled Old City. From the Mount of Olives, you will continue to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Opened in 2005, the museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust.  Your visit shows insight into the victims’ experience through original artefacts, survivor testimonies and personal possessions. This unique perspective is presented in a sprawling complex of tree-lined walkways that lead to museums, exhibits, archives, monuments, sculptures and memorials.

Next, you will carry onto the Israel Museum. Within the 20-acre complex are a Model of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book, the subterranean home of a number of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. The building of the Shrine is unique in its distinctive design. The dome was contoured to resemble the lids of the earthenware containers that held the scrolls when they were discovered by a shepherd in 1947. This visit takes you to the heart of the Shrine to see a display of original Dead Sea Scrolls, examples of sectarian texts and the oldest biblical manuscripts in existence.

View the detailed 1:50 scale Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period. Covering nearly one acre, it recreates the topography and architecture of ancient Jerusalem at its peak in 66 BC. As one of the city’s cultural landmarks, it provides a three-dimensional contextual illustration for the period documented by the Dead Sea Scrolls. It also makes a striking visual connection to the Shrine of the Book.

Following your visit, proceed to lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, drive to the Old City.  Enter through the Jaffa Gate and begin your walking tour passing the bazaar, the Christian Quarter and a part of the Via Dolorosa.  Next proceed to Golgotha Hill and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, for a visit of the site that marks Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.  A stop is made at the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world. If time permits, a stop may be included for shopping.  

At the conclusion of your adventure, re-join your ship pier side in Ashdod.

Please note:  This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking at a very steady pace to see all the sites on this itinerary.  Uneven, cobbled walkways with many steps are traversed throughout.  The stone walkways are polished with time and can be very slippery.  This Land Adventure is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise wheelchair.  Dress code is modest casual.  Conservative attire is required during visits to religious sites – no shorts and sleeveless shirts. We suggest dressing in layers as the morning/evening will be cooler. Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and your camera. Cameras and videos can be used at every site without charge. Bring local currency for any purchases. Expect crowds at religious venues. The tour sequence may vary and depending on the pace of the group, it may not be possible to see all sites. Some flexibility within the itinerary is required; this is a general overview of the program only.  Be aware that an Immigration procedure takes place before re-boarding the ship in Haifa.

Program Includes:

·        One-night stay at the American Colony Hotel (or similar) – Jerusalem.  

·        One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner (lunch and dinner include a choice of two glasses of local wine, beer or soft drinks, mineral water).

·         All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:  

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea’s published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Piraeus (Athens)
Piraeus (Athens)
Thursday Nov 03
3NT POST-CRUISE UNESCO SITES OF GREECE Discover the treasures of the Cradle of Civilisation from the Acropolis in Athens to Thessaloniki in Macedonia. Visit Vergina with its Royal Tombs, and charming Kalambka in Thessaly. Tour the striking, gravity-defying monasteries of Meteora…

Discover the treasures of the Cradle of Civilisation from the Acropolis in Athens to Thessaloniki in Macedonia. Visit Vergina with its Royal Tombs, and charming Kalambka in Thessaly. Tour the striking, gravity-defying monasteries of Meteora perched atop the rocky pinnacles – one of Europe’s most amazing sights.

DAY 1 – PIRAEUS / ATHENS / THESSALONIKI

Upon disembarking the ship in Piraeus, the local Silversea representative meets and escorts you on a scenic tour of Athens, including a visit to the city’s most remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Acropolis.

After the city tour enjoy a light lunch before arriving at the airport for your flight to Thessaloniki. Upon arrival at Thessaloniki Airport, you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. Located by the sea, it is just a 20-minute walk to town.   Enjoy some time at your leisure before departing on a scenic drive through Thessaloniki. The second-largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is graced with natural beauty and ancient treasures. Dinner is served at a traditional Greek restaurant in the pedestrian area of ‘Ladadika’. After dinner, transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight at the Electra Palace Hotel – Thessaloniki.

DAY 2  - THESSALONIKI / VERGINA / KALAMBAKA

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, check-out and start your day with a visit to the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum, which houses an important exhibit, "The Gold of Ancient Macedonia". Then, depart for the approximately 80-minute drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Vergina, the first ancient capital of Greek Macedonia. Upon arrival, visit the magnificent Royal Tombs, then proceed for lunch nearby at a typical Greek restaurant.

Next, re-board your coach for the approximately 2.5-hour drive to the charming village of Kalambaka, which is renowned for its famous and extraordinary Meteora Monasteries. Check-in upon arrival and spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.  Dinner is served tonight at the hotel.

Overnight at the Divani Meteora Hotel – Kalambaka.

The dress code for visiting the Monasteries is quite strict, women must wear skirts and have shoulders covered.  No trousers for women.  No shorts for men.

DAY 3 – KALAMBAKA / ATHENS

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, check-out and depart for a visit to the unique Meteora Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by monks in the 14th century, you can visit two of the most beautiful monasteries of the valley. Admire the superb icons, unique mosques and frescoes, and take in breathtaking views of the other monasteries and the surrounding area.

Following your visit, proceed for lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant in Kalambaka. After lunch, re-board your coach for the drive back to Athens and check-in at your hotel. The balance of the day and evening is at your leisure. You can relax or stroll about the cobblestone streets of the Plaka, the oldest district in Athens. Dinner is on your own.

The dress code for visiting the Monasteries is quite strict, women must wear skirts and have shoulders covered.  No trousers for women.  No shorts for men.

Overnight at the Intercontinental Hotel – Athens.

DAY 4  - DEPART ATHENS

After breakfast at the hotel, spend some time at your leisure before your flight home. A local Silversea representative coordinates your transfer to the airport to coincide with your flight time.  

          

Program Inclusions:

One-night stay at the Overnight at the Electra Palace Hotel – Thessaloniki – Standard rooms

One-night stay at the Divani Meteora Hotel – Kalambaka – Standard rooms

One-night at the InterContinental Hotel – Athens – Standard rooms

Three breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners

Tours of Athens, the Acropolis, Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museum (when available), and Meteora Monasteries

Scheduled, Economy-Class flight: Thessaloniki to Athens

Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles

Flight Details:         

Day 1: Athens/Thessaloniki – approximately one hour

Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Upgrades to Business-class are available for an additional cost.

Luggage Information:

Please have one bag packed and ready to go with you. The remainder of your luggage will be stored at the hotel in Athens and delivered to you for the final night of the program.    

Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Greece. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain the appropriate visas before cruising.

Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        

Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.

All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea’s liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL SILVERSEA SPECIAL OFFER! COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE! Guests booking their hotel stay through Silversea will receive a complimentary upgrade to Club Level accommodations (based on space availability at time of check-in). Located near the famed Parthenon, the…

SILVERSEA SPECIAL OFFER! COMPLIMENTARY UPGRADE!

Guests booking their hotel stay through Silversea will receive a complimentary upgrade to Club Level accommodations (based on space availability at time of check-in).

Located near the famed Parthenon, the award-winning Athenaeum InterContinental hotel brings the history of Athens, Greece to your doorstep. Take in the magnificence of the Acropolis from its renowned rooftop restaurant, Première or lounge at Café Vienna. Situated in the heart of Greece’s most exciting cities, the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens is located where the major business centre meets the city’s extraordinary outdoor activities and first-class dining and arts. Explore local shops or tour the Temple of Apollo and the Plaka. Guests can easily access the city’s most thrilling destinations, from the bustling financial district to the lively waterfront with such a central location and the largest hotel guestrooms available in Greece, this hotel is ideal for business or leisure.

The Athenaeum InterContinental hotel offers guests an incredibly modern and sophisticated city retreat in Athens. Committed to bringing you back to your best self during your stay here, the hotel offers countless amenities that inspire productivity, relaxation and overall health. Start your day in the 24hrs fully equipped fitness studio or slip into the refreshing outdoor pool for your morning laps. The natural I-Spa retreat is the perfect place to soothe your muscles after an invigorating workout. At the end of a long day, gather with fellow guests to unwind … Relish an InterContinental Evening Ritual and celebrate the destination with food and drinks.

Multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-national, multi-fun: Greece’s largest metropolis, the country’s business and cultural engine, and a great place to visit!

POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: GRANDE BRETAGNE SILVERSEA EXCLUSIVE OFFER!  STAY FOR THREE NIGHTS, PAY FOR TWO!   As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes: ·        Accommodation in a Deluxe Category room ·        Breakfast daily ·        Private transfer between airport and hotel ·        Small…

SILVERSEA EXCLUSIVE OFFER!  STAY FOR THREE NIGHTS, PAY FOR TWO!  

As part of the Grande Hotel collection, the Silversea program includes:

·        Accommodation in a Deluxe Category room

·        Breakfast daily

·        Private transfer between airport and hotel

·        Small group transfer between hotel and pier

Explore the ancient sites that are conveniently nearby at your leisure – the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Parthenon, and much more.

Located in the heart of Athens and within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas and museums, the Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. Approximately 16 miles from Athens Airport (ATH), this historic landmark has been repeatedly awarded by significant international communities.

With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms & suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities and enjoy additional benefits including personalised Butler Service.

Offer valid for reservations with deposits made before 01 July, 2016