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Dazzling Cyclades Islands

With 220 islands, the Cyclades are the most famous group of islands in the Aegean Sea, with white villages, golden beaches, clear azure water and authentic islands to discover. The most famous island is Santorini, known for its amazing sunsets over the Aegean. Spend the evening in Mykonos, take in the nightlife of this UNESCO World Heritage site and visit the island of Paros, a fairytale island of tiny fishing villages. Cruise aboard the MS Galileo on this journey around these magical Islands of Aegean Sea.

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights’ cruise on a half board basis
  • Welcome drink & Captain's Gala dinner
  • 8 visits included: Paros, Poliegos, Folegandros, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Syros, Kythnos and Cape Sounion
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • Port charges
  • An attentive crew to take care of everything
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Itinerary

Overview

The MS Galileo awaits us in Athens. Make yourself at home in your cabin, then enjoy a welcome drink as you meet your captain and crew and chat with your fellow guests. We’ll set sail for Poros for a short visit, before sailing to Poliegos overnight.

Includes Dinner

Overview

Morning arrival in Poliegos, an uninhabited island known for its amazing beaches and turquoise waters. We will have a morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. This afternoon we sail to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the  Aegean Sea. Why not explore the amazing Upper city and dine at a traditional Greek Taverna?

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

We arrive at Santorini this morning (please note on some occasions the ship will be at anchor). Todays optional excursion takes you to the capital, visiting Fira, the Prehistoric Akrotiri Archeological Site and finishing the tour in Oia, with breath-taking views over the caldera.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

This morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos before arriving in Paros in the early afternoon.  Our optional excursion visits Parikia, home of the church of Ekatontapiliani and one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the whole Greece, we then visit the quaint village of Naoussa. This evening it’s our famous Greek night and a great opportunity to show us your dancing skills.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

Morning arrival into Delos where there is an optional tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity’s most sacred island. We’ll then stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for a swim stop before sailing into the port of Mykonos where we’ll dock for the night, so there is plenty of time to explore the party atmosphere.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Explore the island’s Capital Ermoupolis and taste unique flavours of the Aegean on today’s optional excursion.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

This morning we arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones Bay before sailing to Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain’s Farewell Dinner is the perfect way to spend our final evening on board. We overnight in Marina Zea, Athens.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Overview

After breakfast, its time bid farewell to the captain, crew and ship, before disembarking and setting off on your return journey.

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

Cruise around the Cyclades Islands aboard GALILEO

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?