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Christmas & New Year 2022 - 21 Night Cruise & Stay Package (CST29623)

Join Celestyal Experience for 18 unforgettable nights of authentic cruising of Greece, Turkey, Egypt & Israel!

Tour Departure: Dec 14, 2022

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Spend Christmas in Haifa and enjoy New Years Eve fireworks in Istanbul on this extensive journey through the Eastern Mediterranean.


21 Night Package Includes: 
  • 3 nights pre-cruise hotel stay at the Electra Palace Hotel, Athens, including breakfast
  • A Full day tour from Athens by train to Meteora
  • 18 night cruise from Athens (Piraeus) return aboard the Celestyal Experience
  • All main meals and entertainment onboard.
  • Included excursions:
    - Curium and Limassol, Cyprus
    - Ancient Ephesus, Kusadasi
    - Classic Cairo, Egypt
    - Palace of Knossos, Crete
  • Transfers between airport, hotel and port
  • Port charges, government fees, and onboard gratuities


Day 1:Private transfer from Airport to Hotel
Wed 14 Dec 2022
Day 1 - 4:Electra Palace Hotel

Stately, with the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens, hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites.

Marble-tiled bathrooms; soft duvets; Jacuzzi bathtubs; custom furniture; these are but a few of the details that make the Electra Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your comfort and enjoyment, here you will find free Wi-Fi internet connection, laptop size electronic safes and fully equipped bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying mirror and more.

This hotel is located in the historical neighbourhood of Plaka, in the captivating city of Athens. It is just a few minutes' walking distance from the Acropolis, offering guests the ideal setting from which to explore the rich history and culture of the city.

A host of shopping opportunities, dining options and entertainment venues are to be found nearby.

Wed 14 Dec 2022
Day 3:One Day Tour from Athens by train to Meteora

Your tour will begin from "Stathmos Larissis", the fabulous central railway station of Athens where you will depart to Kalambaka from. Throughout your train journey, indulge in the unique scenic routes that the Greek countryside provides.

You can discover a mosaic of unique beauty, biodiversity and enormous ecological value. At about 11:30am, you will arrive at your destination, the railway station of Kalambaka.

On arrival, you will meet with your guide who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. From here your tour to the Meteora Monasteries is going to begin. You can admire the amazing Christian architecture, and discover how

monasteries have been influenced over time, having existed for over 700 years.

After 4 hours of exploration, your tour will come to an end and you will be driven back to Kalabaka where you will have free time to spend under the shadow of giant rocks. You will arrive back in Athens at 9:25pm after a full-day exploring.

Redeem information

Voucher type: Printed

Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.


Start point:

Kalambaka Railway Station

We are picking up clients from Kalambaka's train station (they have to go by themselves to train station and catch the train to Kalambaka).

End point: Same as the starting point


Opening dates


Duration: 14 Hours

Guide options

Guide type: Guide


Children less than 3 years old go free if they can share a seat with their parent or guardian.

Due to the strict dress code at the monastery, men must wear trousers, t-shirt or shirt with sleeves. Women must wear a long skirt (there are usually trousers and skirts provided at the monasteries).

The tour leader will provide you with all necessary information about the sites but he will not escort you inside.

Animals are not allowed to be brought along.

Credit card are not accepted for paying the monasteries entrance fees.

You will travel by train on your own and will meet the group at the Kalabaka train station (the guide will help you check in at the hotel).

Please provide the hotel name at the moment of reservation.


Please wear comfortable shoes.

Fri 16 Dec 2022
Day 4:Private transfer from Hotel to Port
Sat 17 Dec 2022
Day 4:Athens Piraeus, Greece
Sat 17 Dec 2022
Depart 3:30 PM
Day 5:Thessaloniki, Greece
Sun 18 Dec 2022
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Day 6:Izmir, Turkey
Mon 19 Dec 2022
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 7:Rhodes, Greece
Tue 20 Dec 2022
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 8:Limassol,Cyprus
Wed 21 Dec 2022
7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Day 9:Alexandria, Egypt
Thu 22 Dec 2022
Arrive 7:30 AM
Day 10:Alexandria, Egypt
Fri 23 Dec 2022
Depart 1:00 PM
Day 11:Haifa, Israel
Sat 24 Dec 2022
Arrive 9:00 AM
Day 12:Haifa, Israel
Sun 25 Dec 2022
Depart 4:00 PM
Day 13:At Sea
Mon 26 Dec 2022
Day 14:Athens Piraeus, Greece
Tue 27 Dec 2022
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 15:Crete (Heraklion), Greece
Wed 28 Dec 2022
8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Day 16:Santorini, Greece
Thu 29 Dec 2022
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 17:Kusadasi, Turkey
Fri 30 Dec 2022
7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 18:Istanbul, Turkey
Sat 31 Dec 2022
Arrive 12:00 PM
Day 19:Istanbul, Turkey
Sun 1 Jan 2023
Depart 11:30 PM
Day 20:At Sea
Mon 2 Jan 2023
Day 21:Volos, Greece
Tue 3 Jan 2023
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 22:Athens Piraeus, Greece
Wed 4 Jan 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 22:Private transfer from Port to Airport
Wed 4 Jan 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.



*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Does not include any additional accommodation made necessary by flight schedules. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.

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