11 Days
From £2,649 PP
In association with Cruise Direction
See Athens and the islands of Mamma Mia! on this magical cruise on Star Clippers with a guest appearance from the acclaimed TV historian

It is nigh on impossible to watch the summer blockbuster Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again without wishing you, too, were jetting off to enjoy the crystal-clear seas and azure skies of the Greek islands. So for anyone inspired by the hit movie, this exclusive new ten-night holiday is the ultimate way to discover the wonders of Greece while also enjoying the relaxing delights of a cruise around the Aegean Sea. After a night in Athens, your very own Greek odyssey will begin with a seven-night, fullboard cruise on the Star Flyer, a magnificent four-mast, fullrigged ship which is as spacious and elegant as it is luxurious. Your island-hopping cruise includes stops at Skiathos and Skopelos, two of the irresistible places where the original Mamma Mia! was filmed. Relaxed and revitalised after your luxury cruise, you will then enjoy a further two-night stay in the extraordinary city of Athens, where you will be joined by our special guest: the popular historian and TV presenter Professor Michael Scott. Michael, who presents his latest series of Ancient Invisible Cities on the BBC next month, will accompany you to the Acropolis and will also give an exclusive private talk and Q&A. 'I can't wait to share with you my love of Athens - both ancient and modern,' he says. 'Join me as we delve into the city where democracy was born, and where artistic and architectural treasures still rank among humanity's greatest creations.'

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Professor Michael Scott
Archaeology

Michael Scott is a professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick and the author of several books on the ancient Mediterranean world, as well as ancient global history. Michael, right, has written and presented a range of popular TV and radio documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic, the History Channel and ITV. His latest series is Ancient Invisible Cities, which explores Cairo, Istanbul and Athens, beginning in September 2019 on BBC2.

‘I can’t wait to share with you my love of Athens – both ancient and modern. Join me as we delve into the city where democracy was born, and where artistic and architectural treasures still rank among humanity’s greatest creations.’

Professor Michael Scott

Price includes

  • Return flights from London and private transfers.
  • Seven nights' full-board cruise aboard Star Flyer.
  • Private talk and Q&A with Professor Michael Scott.
  • Three nights' four-star B&B accommodation in Athens.
  • Exclusive expert tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.
  • A tour manager in Athens.

Availability

From
Fri, Friday, May 17
To
Mon, Monday, May 27
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£2,649*
* *The price is person, based on two sharing an entry level cabin. Subject to availability.
Call now to book 01462322502
Quote ref: Mail on Sunday

Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Athens
    Athens, Greece

    Fly from London to Athens. Private transfer on arrival to your four-star hotel.

    Meals -
  2. Day
    2
    Embark on the Star Flyer
    Athens, Greece

    Take a private transfer to the port of Piraeus then embark on the superb Star Flyer cruise ship and sail away.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Day at sea
    Athens, Greece

    Enjoy the amazing, space and comfort on your superb cruise ship, Star Flyer, with all the splendour of yesteryear but all the amenities and luxuries of a 21st century private yacht.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Dikili, Turkey
    Dikili, Turkey

    Dock today in this island in the north-eastern part of the Aegean, with a reputation as one of the more authentic of the Greek island stops you can make. Enjoy the beautiful backdrop, which includes gorgeous beaches and a grand castle in the capital Myrina.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Myrina, Limnos (Greece)
    Lemnos, Greece

    Dock today in this island in the north-eastern part of the Aegean, with a reputation as one of the more authentic of the Greek island stops you can make. Enjoy the beautiful backdrop, which includes gorgeous beaches and a grand castle in the capital Myrina.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Skiathos, Greece
    Skopelos, Greece, Greece

    Blessed with some of the finest sands in the Aegean, Skiathos became better known once it was used as a filming location for the first Mamma Mia!.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Skopelos, Greece
    Skopelos, Greece, Greece

    Stop at this island, with a more rugged, wilder charm than its Aegean neighbours - and the main filming location for the first Mamma Mia!.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Poros
    Athens, Greece

    A short distance from Athens, just an hour's boat journey away is this popular island stop.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Athens with Michael Scott
    Athens, Greece

    Private transfer to 4-star hotel. This evening enjoy a Q&A session with Professor Michael Scott

    Meals - Breakfast
  10. Day
    10
    The Acropolis
    Athens, Greece

    Take a half day tour of the Acropolis including a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which will be accompanied by Professor Michael Scott.

    Meals - Breakfast
  11. Day
    11
    Fly home to UK
    Athens, Greece

    Private transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Availability

From
Fri, Friday, May 17
To
Mon, Monday, May 27
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£2,649*
* *The price is person, based on two sharing an entry level cabin. Subject to availability.
Call now to book 01462322502
Quote ref: Mail on Sunday