Desert Days & Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 7 Nights

Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage through the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf, plus three action-packed days of unforgettable FORMULA 1 races and events for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2024. Begin this 7 Night Cruise with two days in the opulent city of Dubai, then explore the forts and fjords of Khasab. Take a safari and observe unique, stunning wildlife on Sir Bani Yas Island before three nights in fascinating Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. You will conclude your sailing back in Dubai, ready to experience even more of this electrifying region. Throughout your adventure, enjoy exceptional service, exquisite dining, and world-class entertainment.

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1 Dubai (UAE)
2 Khasab (Oman)*
3 Sir Bani Yas Island (UAE)
4 Abu Dhabi (UAE) 🏁
5 Abu Dhabi (UAE) 🏁
6 Abu Dhabi (UAE) 🏁
7 Dubai (UAE)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1 & 2 - Monday & Tuesday
Depart - Tuesday - 22:00

Dubai

(UAE)

Cutting-edge architecture. Luxury hotels. Fast cars. Designer shops. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the rich and famous in the iconic port of Dubai. Step into a scene where the world’s tallest building kisses the sky, while bustling souks offer a treasure trove of wonders from exotic spices to statement jewellery. Get ready to haggle as you navigate through vibrant streets, and let the allure of this desert oasis captivate your senses.

Day 3 - Wednesday
Arrive 08:00 | Depart 18:00

Khasab

(Oman)*

As the warm breezes of the Gulf of Arabia usher us to Khasab, the ‘Norway of Arabia’ awaits with its rugged fjords and crystal-clear waters. Embark on a day of discovery in this Omani jewel; where ancient forts guard the silent desert and dolphins dance along traditional dhow cruises. Delve into the local culture, savor the serenity, and witness the seamless blend of natural splendor and rich history that Khasab proudly offers.

*Tendering weather permitting

Day 4 - Thursday
Arrive 13:00 | Depart 19:00

Sir

Bani Yas Island (UAE)

Go wild for this island oasis, where nature and luxury intertwine on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. One of the eight desert islands of Al Dhafra, it offers a unique escape where you can get up close to thousands of free-roaming animals at the Arabian Wildlife Park, including gazelles, hyenas and cheetahs. Explore the island’s heritage sites or head to one of its pristine beaches: perfect for sunbathing, snorkelling, or, in the case of Al Yamm beach, watching flamingos in a nearby lagoon. This truly is a nature lover’s paradise.

Day 5 - Friday
Arrive 08:00

Abu

Dhabi (UAE) 🏁

Your immersion in Arabian excellence now begins in Abu Dhabi. Explore the vibrant city streets with innumerable selections for dining, entertainment, relaxation, and more. This city is filled with modern marvels and historic artifacts waiting for you to explore. To get your visit off to a speedy start, attend Grand Prix Day 1 as Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 races take place in the larger-than-life Yas Marina Circuit, with an electrifying energy you have to experience to believe. After all that excitement, fall asleep in your plush Celestyal stateroom and prepare for another day of adventure ahead.

Day 6 - Saturday

Abu

Dhabi (UAE) 🏁

Start your second day in Abu Dhabi with a stroll through a bustling market or sampling Arabian coffee in a traditional cafe. Check out something that caught your eye on day one exploring the city or discover a brand-new part of town. F1 events are in full swing on this day, with Free Practice 3 and Qualifying races taking place, with several ways to watch at the track. End the night with exquisite cuisine, entertainment, and more back onboard before resting up for your final day in Yas Marina.

Day 7 - Sunday
Depart 23:59

Abu

Dhabi (UAE) 🏁

Your final day in Abu Dhabi serves as an invitation to enjoy the best of what the city has to offer. Complete your stay with a top-of-the-line excursion by Celestyal or grab that gorgeous designer bag you’ve had your eye on. Cross the finish line at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Race Day, the final event of this jam-packed race weekend. You’ll board the ship for a departure time just before the stroke of midnight, ending a weekend whirlwind you won’t ever forget.

Day 8 - Monday
Arrive 10:00

Dubai

(UAE)

Step off your cruise ship into Dubai and immerse yourself in the pinnacle of Arabian luxury that you’ve enjoyed throughout your voyage. Take the opportunity to tick off everything left on your Dubai to-do list from exploring its soaring skyscrapers to indulging in premium shopping, dining, and entertainment. As you finish your adventure, there will be no shortage of epic experiences to perfectly wrap up your time in this opulent region.

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PANORAMIC DUBROVNIK, VILLAGE LIFE & WINE

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THE GAME OF THRONES LOCATIONS TOUR

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IGOR’S MAGICAL RECYCLED SCRAP ART

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CRAFTING YOUR OWN GIN

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INDULGE YOUR PASSION FOR WINE

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DISCOVER A FAIRYTALE TOWN

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DISCOVER THE BEST OF KEFALONIA

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SEE THE REAL-LIFE RELICS OF SANTA CLAUS

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THE EVER GREEN ISLAND OF CORFU – ACHILLION, KANONI, THE TOWN

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UNVEIL THE WONDERS OF KEFALONIA

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COOL CAVES AND A CLIFFTOP TOWN

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PALEOKASTRITSA – NATURAL BEAUTY AND BYZANTINE PRESENCE -THE CITY OF CORFU AND KANONI

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TRANSFER TO MAKRIS GIALOS BEACH

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TRANI AND OIL MILL WITH TASTING

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ACHILLEION – CORFU TOWN

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OLYMPIA & ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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MONOPOLI & RURAL LIFE EXPERIENCE

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HISTORIC KOTOR & BUDVA

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MEET THE LIFE OF THE LOCALS

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OLYMPIA & WINE TASTING

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OLYMPIA & OLIVE OIL TASTING

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OLYMPIA HIKING

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KOTOR OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE

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MARKOVIC WINERY AND THE VISIT TO BUDVA OLD TOWN

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TRANSFER TO KOUROUTA BEACH

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KOTOR WALKING TOUR

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KOTOR HIKE AND BIKE

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HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTENEGRO

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Jerusalem & Bethlehem

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Classic Cairo

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Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses

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House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

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Classical Athens and its Monuments

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The Acropolis & The New Acropolis Museum

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Athens monuments and the Acropolis

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Ancient Ephesus

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Haifa City Tour

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Masada/Dead Sea

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Nazareth & Galilee

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Highlights of Alexandria

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Landmarks of Alexandria

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Perge and Aspendos

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Antalya City Tour

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The crystal clear waters of Elounda and Spinalonga

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Cretan Jeep Safari

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River Trekking Tour

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A Delectable Day in Crete

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Ancient Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion

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Izmir City Tour

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Off the beaten track – 4×4 Adventure

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Classical Athens and its Monuments

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The Essence of Santorini

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Transfer to Sahara Beach

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Transfer to Perissa Beach

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Transfer to Ammoudara Beach

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Transfer to Paradise Beach

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Transfer to Kalafatis Beach

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Mykonos Magic

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Transfer to Tsambika beach

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Beauty of butterflies and Ancient Kameiros

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Capturing the true spirit of Chora

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Transfer to Agriolivadi beach

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Sacred Delos & Rhenia Island

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Adventure, spills and thrills at Adaland Water Park

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Greek wine and holy water: Philippi and beyond

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Kavala up close: walk through the ages

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Nestos River and the colours of Xanthi

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Knossos Palace & Cretan Landscapes

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Thessaloniki Food on foot

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Rich history of a famous Greek winery

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A taste of wine and tradition

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Music, myths and history

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Pelion Spoon Sweets

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Making pottery fit for the Gods

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A delicious taste of ‘liquid gold’

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Home cooking and hospitality in Mykonos

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The secrets of Pelion cuisine

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Hiking to the ultimate beauty of Oia

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A kayak adventure discovering pirate coves

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The beautiful art of mosaic making

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Trek to the heart and soul of Milos

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Milos food on foot

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Sea Kayaking and the mesmerising Milos coastline

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A Geological wonder 4×4 adventure

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Limassol Omodos – Oenoyi Winery

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Ancient Civilisations with an expert archaeologist

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Thrill of the ride Buggy Safari

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Whirling Dervishes & dinner

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Turkish Baklava Making

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Gents Anatolian well-being (Berber and Hammam)

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Painting on Water: Turkish Ebru Art

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Heraklion Food on foot

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Athens Food on foot

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Jaffa & Tel Aviv

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Jaffa & Tel Aviv

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Jerusalem & Bethlehem

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Unesco Churches in Solea Region – 2 Churches

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Panoramic Limassol Curium

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Paphos, the City of Unesco

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Experience the Tradition

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Curium, the Wine village of Omodos and Limassol

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Classic Cairo

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House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus

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Ancient Ephesus through the ages Hellenistic and Roman

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Ancient Ephesus and the Terrace Houses

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Ancient Ephesus & Miletus

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Turkish Baths

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Istanbul

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Ottoman Empire and Byzantine Legacy Tour

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Discover the Hidden Secrets of Sultan Ahmet Square

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Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market

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A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

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Ancient Pergamon

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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Volos & Mt. Pelion

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The spectacular rocks & the ‘hanging’ Monasteries

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Legendary Moutzouris (Mountain Train Ride)

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Drink and Eat like a local

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Land of Alexander the Great

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The Royal Tombs of Vergina

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Panoramic Thessaloníki

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Veria (Berroia)

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Highlights of Thessaloniki

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Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim

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Cruise to Santorini’s islands & volcanoes

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Akrotiri Village Excavations

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Walking tour in the Medieval City of Rhodes

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Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

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Philerimos church and the Palace of the Knights

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Traditional feast in Patmos

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Religious visit to St John’s Monastery – Grotto of Apocalypse

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Athens tour and the New Acropolis Museum

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Athens monuments and the Acropolis

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Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth, Bema Of St. Paul

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Panoramic Athens and Corinth Canal Crossing

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The Acropolis & The New Acropolis Museum

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Experience the Cretan Countryside and Lifestyle

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Venetian Heraklion and the Unique Archaeological Museum

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Knossos Palace And The Archaeological Museum

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Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European Civilisation

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The Palace of Knossos & Cosmopolitan Heraklion

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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Nostalgic Milos Cruise – Land & Sea

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Step Back In Time

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Step Back in Time – (Religious)

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The Amazing beaches Tour

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Cycladic Tastes (Food on Foot)

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Delos – Sacred island & Apollo Sanctuary

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Mykonian countryside tour with Chora and Little Venice

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Mykonian Dinner

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