Tauck - Cruise Division: Wind Star

 

9-night Treasures of the Aegean Cruise/Land Package from $8990


 

Step aboard a vessel that is "180° from Ordinary," the four-masted schooner, Wind Star, provides guests with a luxury yachting experience that is as delightfully pampering as it is uniquely personal. Renovated from stem to stern with open teak decks, Wind Star is intimate and stylish with public spaces that invite conversation and relaxation among guests.

Wind Star is a romantic, four-masted sailing ship with recently updated accommodations, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and friendly service. While her towering sails echo a bygone era of explorers, her sleek lines and computerized controls are innovative in concept and design. Teak decking, rich wood interiors, an attentive service staff, intimate surroundings, eclectic artwork, exceptional signature cuisine featuring both light and vegetarian menu selections, and complimentary wine with dinner are the elements synonymous with your ship. Staterooms (188 square feet each) offer ocean views, new LCD flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, IPod Nano and Bose SoundDock system, safe, mini-bar/refrigerator, international direct-dial phone, bathroom with pampering toiletries, hair dryer and plush terry robes. All are equipped with one standard U.S. 110 volt and European 220 volt, 60 cycle AC electrical outlet. Wind Star exudes a private, yacht-like ambiance creating camaraderie and lasting friendships among guests, a hallmark of small ship cruising.

 

 

Itinerary

Destination

Arrival

Departure

Land Tour: Athens

6/5/2020

6/5/2020

Even though you've probably come here to see the "glory that was Greece," perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka -- only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) -- and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens - The Acropolis & a walking tour of the Plaka w/lunch - Full Day tour

Athens - Helicopter Tour of Athens & Cape Sounion - Half Day tour

Argolis – Mycenean & Epidavros Adventure w/lunch - 9 hours

Argolis Experience - 8 hours

Athens Discovery (Full Day) - 7 hours

Athens Scavenger Hunt - 5 hours

Athens Walking Discovery (5 hours)

Delphi Discovery - 8 hours

Flavors of Athens - 5 hours

Jewish Tour in Athens - 5 hours

 

Land Tour: Athens

6/6/2020

6/6/2020

Even though you've probably come here to see the "glory that was Greece," perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka -- only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) -- and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens - The Acropolis & a walking tour of the Plaka w/lunch - Full Day tour

Athens - Helicopter Tour of Athens & Cape Sounion - Half Day tour

Argolis – Mycenean & Epidavros Adventure w/lunch - 9 hours

Argolis Experience - 8 hours

Athens Discovery (Full Day) - 7 hours

Athens Scavenger Hunt - 5 hours

Athens Walking Discovery (5 hours)

Delphi Discovery - 8 hours

Flavors of Athens - 5 hours

Jewish Tour in Athens - 5 hours

 

Land Tour: Athens

6/7/2020

6/7/2020

Even though you've probably come here to see the "glory that was Greece," perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka -- only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) -- and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens - The Acropolis & a walking tour of the Plaka w/lunch - Full Day tour

Athens - Helicopter Tour of Athens & Cape Sounion - Half Day tour

Argolis – Mycenean & Epidavros Adventure w/lunch - 9 hours

Argolis Experience - 8 hours

Athens Discovery (Full Day) - 7 hours

Athens Scavenger Hunt - 5 hours

Athens Walking Discovery (5 hours)

Delphi Discovery - 8 hours

Flavors of Athens - 5 hours

Jewish Tour in Athens - 5 hours

 

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

6/7/2020

6/7/2020

No information currently available.

Athens (Piraeus)

6/7/2020

6/7/2020

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

 

Mykonos

6/8/2020

6/8/2020

Mykonos's many captivating attributes make it one of the most celebrated Greek holiday islands. Its main village is a colorful maze of narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, many with bright blue doors and shutters. As an attractive backdrop, famous windmills are lined up like toy soldiers on the hillside, vestiges of a time when wind power was used to grind grain. Mykonos has churches and chapels scattered about the island; quite a number of them are located right in town. Radiant flowers spill over white-washed walls and shady courtyards. In addition to swimming, sunning, water-skiing and surfing, visitors find endless shopping opportunities. Artists have relied on Mykonos' beautiful setting to inspire them. The most photographed site is the Paraportiani, a cluster of white-washed churches resting below windmills. Mykonos's museums include an Archaeological Museum, which houses relics from the Trojan War, a Folk Art Museum and a Maritime Museum. The best beaches are Aghios Stephanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Onros, Panormos and Elia.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mykonos Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Half Day Private Delos Tour (Mykonos)

Mykonos: Stunning Mykonos - 4 hours

Mykonos: Sunset Sail "Aperitivo" Sailing Cruise Shared Program – 2,5 hrs

 

Delos

6/8/2020

6/8/2020

The uninhabited island of Delos is one of the finest archaeological sites in Greece. Considered a sacred island since the 7th century B.C., the famous Terrace of the Lions stands guard over the "sacred lake" and the remains of the Temple of Apollo.

Kusadasi (Ephesus)

6/9/2020

6/9/2020

Visitors come to Kusadasi for beaches and nearby ruins of Ephesus. The major attraction is the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, considered to be most important in Turkey. The history of this ancient city dates back to 10th century BC; many remarkable structures seen today are result of an excavation and restoration program. Along a white marble road grooved by ancient chariot wheels, the two-story Library of Celsus presents a striking sight. There are temples, houses of noblemen, and community buildings lining ancient streets. Nestled in the mountainside is a 25,000-seat amphitheater, still used for performances during Festival of Culture and Art. Bible buffs may know Ephesus as inspiration for St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesians and the site of one of the first seven churches of Asia Minor. Treasures are kept in the Seljuk Archaeological Museum. Among the better-known ancient sites near Kusadasi are ancient Miletus and Dydima. Remains include a well-preserved Roman theater at Miletus and Dydima's sacred temple of Apollo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Ephesus 3D Experience Full Day Tour – 6 hours

 

Kusadasi (Ephesus)

6/9/2020

6/9/2020

Visitors come to Kusadasi for beaches and nearby ruins of Ephesus. The major attraction is the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, considered to be most important in Turkey. The history of this ancient city dates back to 10th century BC; many remarkable structures seen today are result of an excavation and restoration program. Along a white marble road grooved by ancient chariot wheels, the two-story Library of Celsus presents a striking sight. There are temples, houses of noblemen, and community buildings lining ancient streets. Nestled in the mountainside is a 25,000-seat amphitheater, still used for performances during Festival of Culture and Art. Bible buffs may know Ephesus as inspiration for St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesians and the site of one of the first seven churches of Asia Minor. Treasures are kept in the Seljuk Archaeological Museum. Among the better-known ancient sites near Kusadasi are ancient Miletus and Dydima. Remains include a well-preserved Roman theater at Miletus and Dydima's sacred temple of Apollo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

Ephesus & Sirince Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Ephesus Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Ephesus 3D Experience Full Day Tour – 6 hours

 

Patmos

6/10/2020

6/10/2020

This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. The Monastery of St. John, built on one of the island's highest points, houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its Treasury.

Santorini

6/11/2020

6/11/2020

Santorini is everything that has made the Greek islands legendary. The world famous island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea, and is located north of Crete. Its population is distributed among thirteen villages and just exceeds nine thousand. The marvelous dry climate and unbroken sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colors.

Suggested Private Excursions

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours

Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours

Crafting Day - Santorini - 5 hours

Santorini Island Discovery - 5 hours

Private Catamaran Cruise - Santorini - 5 hours

Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours

 

Monemvasia

6/12/2020

6/12/2020

At the far end of Peloponnese, on the southern east coast of the peninsula looking on to Mirtoon Sea, stands Monemvasia. A distinctly shaped great rock rising from the sea only a few meters from the coast, it is often referred to as the "Gibraltar of Greece". On the north side of the bay there are a few houses in the small village of Old Monemvasia. Visit the cemetery where in 1989 the famous Greek poet Ioannis Ritsos was buried. The lower town of Monemvasia is called "the Fortress" today. A wall protects the lower town on three sides. There are several churches around like Panagia Chrisafitissa, Panagia Mirtidiotissa, Chistos Elkomenos, Agia Sofia. On the east side of the main square stands a house with a garden containing remains of the early Byzantine church. To the west, there is the "Stellakis" house that was reconstructed and gave a lot of information about the architectural details and appearance of the medieval town. A small zigzag path connects lower town with upper town. The Fort city of Monemvasia with a one and only gate turns dream into reality.

Nafplion (Nauplia)

6/13/2020

6/13/2020

A former capital of Greece and a popular port on the eastern Peloponnese coast, Nafplion impresses visitors with grand, medieval architecture erected by Venetians during the 15th century. The most dominant structure is Palamidi Fortress towering high above town. The port is a lively town with a scenic harbor, a picturesque center to explore on foot and pebble beaches. Several monuments remain from its Turkish past, including mosques and parliament building. Handicrafts and local costumes are on display at the Folk Art Museum. Palamidi Castle has an incomparable view from the fortress’ lofty position. Spend time strolling along the waterfront, exploring around main square and narrow streets of Old Town. Platia Sintagmator, the city’s main square, is fronted by a former mosque, now the meeting place of Greek Parliament. Here is also the Archaeological Museum, which features an outstanding collection of Mycenaean finds. The entrance to Akronafplia Citadel has a gate built of Roman bricks, a Byzantine gatehouse with frescoes dating from 1291, and Venetian bastions.


From the port, don't pass up a tour to Mycenae. There is evidence that the site has been inhabited since 4000 BC, but reached its peak of civilization during 1500 - 1000 BC. It was here that the mighty Agamemnon ruled and the site still contains massive structures which give visitors a glimpse of what this magnificent city once was.

Mycenae

6/13/2020

6/13/2020

Mycenae is one of the most well known archaeological sites in Greece. This ancient city is best known for the Mycenean civilization that once prospered under King Agamemnon, the ruler of the Greeks in the war against Troy. The area was excavated by the famous German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870, and many of the uncovered items are now on display at the archeological museum.  Visitors may view a portion of the ancient city gates, impressively known as the Lion Gate. Also of interest to visitors a distant mountain range can be seen to resemble the profile of King Agamemnon's death mask when viewed from the mysterious ruins of Mycanae.

Epidaurus

6/13/2020

6/13/2020

Epidaurus Greece has become a major cultural attraction due to its rich history and its vibrant festivals. Every summer there are different cultural events and theatrical performances in their ancient theatre. Also of interest to visitors is the sanctuary of Asclepios at Epidaurus. Ancient Greeks came here to ask the gods for remedies for their physical ailments. It was a healing center as well as a cultural center in ancient times. Epidaurus is surrounded by lush green landscape and has access to excellent sandy beaches.

 

Athens (Piraeus)

6/14/2020

6/14/2020

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

 

Land Tour: Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

6/14/2020

6/14/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Athens

6/14/2020

6/14/2020

Even though you've probably come here to see the "glory that was Greece," perhaps best symbolized by the Parthenon and the superb statues and vases in the National Archaeological Museum, allow some time to make haste slowly in Athens. Your best moments may come sitting at a small cafe, sipping a tiny cup of the sweet sludge that the Greeks call coffee, or getting hopelessly lost in the Plaka -- only to find yourself in the shady courtyard of an old church, or suddenly face to face with an ancient monument you never knew existed. With only a little advance planning, you can find a good hotel here, eat well in convivial restaurants, enjoy local customs such as the refreshing afternoon siesta and the leisurely evening volta (promenade or stroll) -- and leave Athens planning to return, as the Greeks say, tou chronou (next year).

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens - The Acropolis & a walking tour of the Plaka w/lunch - Full Day tour

Athens - Helicopter Tour of Athens & Cape Sounion - Half Day tour

Argolis – Mycenean & Epidavros Adventure w/lunch - 9 hours

Argolis Experience - 8 hours

Athens Discovery (Full Day) - 7 hours

Athens Scavenger Hunt - 5 hours

Athens Walking Discovery (5 hours)

Delphi Discovery - 8 hours

Flavors of Athens - 5 hours

Jewish Tour in Athens - 5 hours

 

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.

 

 

Stateroom Description & Pricing Info

Oceanview

Cruise Only Price

 

B - Ocean View Stateroom

$8990

BX - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

$9490

A - Ocean View Stateroom

$9690

AX - Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom

$9990

 

Suite

Cruise Only Price

 

OW - Owner's Suite

CALL

 

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Departure Date: 6/5/2020
Number of Nights: 9
Cruise Inclusions: EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • Special Tauck Experience: a special dinner in Ancient Ephesus with musical entertainment
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff, local guides and drivers
  • Traveling with Tauck's private group and the same Tauck Director on land and at sea aboard the ship
  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $3,162
  • 2 nights at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in the heart of Athens
  • 7-night cruise aboard the yacht Wind Star to Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Patmos, Monemvasia & Ephesus
  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
  • Aboard ship - alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 24 meals; on land and at sea
  • Service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes, and porterage
Available Addons: Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
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