STAR COLLECTOR: PILGRIMAGE TO THE PARTHENON, PYRAMIDS & PETRA

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Star Collector: Pilgrimage to the Parthenon, Pyramids & Petra

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Oct 25 Mon
5:00 PM
 
Oct 26 Tue
At Sea
Oct 27 Wed
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Oct 28 Thu
7:00 AM
7:00 PM
 
Oct 29 Fri
7:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Oct 30 Sat
12:01 AM
10:00 PM
 
Oct 31 Sun
8:00 AM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 1 Mon
12:00 PM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 2 Tue
At Sea
Nov 3 Wed
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
 
Nov 4 Thu
7:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 5 Fri
2:00 PM
9:00 PM
Nov 6 Sat
1:00 PM
9:00 PM
 
Nov 7 Sun
7:30 AM
2:00 PM
 
Nov 8 Mon
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 9 Tue
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
 
Nov 10 Wed
8:00 AM
11:59 PM
 
Nov 11 Thu
At Sea
Nov 12 Fri
8:00 AM
 
MON OCT 25
TO 5:00 PM Athens

day 1 Athens, Greece


Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
WED OCT 27
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Limassol

day 3 Limassol, Cyprus


Limassol, Cyprus
Limassol is known for several historic buildings like the Limassol Castle, Built in 1000 A.D. and used as a prison from 1790 to 1940 with a collection of artifacts covering 400 to 1879 A.D. Sites to see include the Archaeological Museum of Limassol, which exhibits artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman period and the Folk Art Museum with a Cypriot Folk Art collection that awarded the museum the Europa Nostra prize in 1989.

THU OCT 28
7:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Ashdod

day 4 Ashdod, Israel


Ashdod, Israel
Ashdod is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Visit the Korin Maman Museum, which has a permanent archaeology exhibition called “Philistian World,” Climb to Giv’at Yonah, the highest point of the city at 492 feet, with a city lighthouse atop and named after the prophet Jonah, believed to be buried there.  Ashdod is your gateway to Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
FRI OCT 29
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Haifa

day 5 Haifa, Israel


Haifa, Israel
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.
SAT OCT 30
12:01 AM TO 10:00 PM Haifa

day 6 Haifa, Israel


Haifa, Israel
The major seaport of Haifa has many fascinating sites like Elijah’s Cave, a pilgrimage site for believers, the Stella Maris Church and Monastery, located near the Cave, Muhraka, now a Carmelite monastery on the site where Elijah the Prophet defeated the prophets of Baal, and the Bahai Shrine, a lovely gold-domed shrine where the remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the two founders of the Bahai religion are buried. Three gardens of note are The Remembrance Garden, Gan Ha’em, situated in the Carmel Center, and the Sculpture Garden, where 22 bronze statues overlook the striking bay area and landscape. Here is your gateway to Petra with an overnight tour.
SUN OCT 31
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Port Said (Cairo)

day 7 Port Said (Cairo), Egypt


Port Said (Cairo), Egypt
This popular summer resort was badly damaged during the Suez Crisis, and wars of 1967 and 1973 and has been rebuilt several times.  The beaches are lined with vacation bungalows and  the featured mode of transportation here is caleches, or 2-person horse carriages offering the perfect way to see the beautiful colonial architecture. Highlights here include the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar
MON NOV 1
12:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Alexandria

day 8 Alexandria, Egypt


Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt’s second-largest city and largest seaport is an important tourist resort, founded around 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. The constant warring in the region destroyed most of the ancient buildings but Pompey’s Pillar, located on Alexandria’s acropolis, still stands a tall 99 feet high since 297 A.D., and the catacombs known as Kom el-Shoqafa consist of a multiple-level labyrinth of chambers and tunnels unique in their decoration and layout. Other sites to see include El Montazah Palace, built in 1892, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, El-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque, built in 1774 over the tomb of a famous 13th century saint, and Attaring Mosque, originally a church and converted to a mosque.
WED NOV 3
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Heraklion

day 10 Heraklion, Greece


Heraklion, Greece
Heraklion is the birthplace of El Greco, Nobel Prize winning poet Odysseas Elytis, and Nikos Kazantzakis. The major site of Crete’s biggest city is Knossos Palace, the Minoan-era castle unearthed by British archaeologist Arthur Evans. But the first site you will see is the Koules Venetian Fortress built in the early 1500s on the harbor walls, it houses restored interior and exterior reliefs of the Lion of St. Mark. A typical feature of Heraklion’s city center is the number of Venetian and Turkish fountains, the most notable being the Morosini Fountain, built to supply Heraklion with 1,000 barrels of water a day.
THU NOV 4
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Athens

day 11 Athens, Greece


Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
FRI NOV 5
2:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Delphi

day 12 Delphi, Itea, Greece


Delphi, Itea, Greece
Before there were fortune cookies there was the oracle of Delphi, dating back to 1400 B.C. The oracle gave cryptic guidance to the leaders of the day and was so highly respected that Delphi, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became known as the center of the world. An optional tour lets you go exploring, from the Temple of Apollo to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, which contains some of the finest works of art in Greece. 
SAT NOV 6
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Corfu

day 13 Corfu, Greece


Corfu, Greece
One of the most beautiful and popular islands, located on the Ionian Sea, Corfu has wonderful beaches and small villages throughout the island. Take in the Venetian influence at the two fortresses located in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
SUN NOV 7
7:30 AM TO 2:00 PM Argostoli

day 14 Argostoli, Kephalonia


Argostoli, Kephalonia
The active harbor of Argostoli features a long promenade offering excellent opportunities to see the main attraction here – the caretta-caretta turtles who feed at the nearby lagoon or around the fishing boats who toss their unwanted catch to them. There is a variety of restaurants and cafes to try the delicious Kephalonian meat pie.
MON NOV 8
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Messina (Taormina)

day 15 Messina (Taormina), Italy


Messina (Taormina), Italy
The cobblestone streets of Messina, Sicily, are the perfect launching point for an optional visit to nearby Taormina. Stroll along flower-filled streets in search of a delightful lunch or an artist’s palette of colorful gelati. The ancient Greek Theater is an ideal place to sit back and admire shimmering waters below and Mount Etna, languidly smoking in the distance.
TUE NOV 9
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Trapani

day 16 Trapani, Italy


Trapani, Italy
At once ancient and contemporary, Trapani is a city of contrasts. From the salt marshes that produce much of the Mediterranean’s signature colored salts, to the intricate mosaics of Mozia and the famous wines of Marsala, to the best view in all of Sicily from the medieval hill town of Erice where the colorful gardens are rivaled only by the cannolis for pure sensory delight. The line of 17th century windmills, still hard at work in ancient Phoenician salt marshes beckons you to return to Trapani again and again. 
WED NOV 10
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Cagliari

day 17 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy


Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Cagliari is known for Il Castello, a hilltop medieval walled quarter majestically watching over the town. Beautiful Poetto Beach sits on the edge of town with sparkling blue waters and lively activity. Other sites to see include the 13th century Cathedral di Santa Maria, the Torre Dell’Elefante and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari with its displays of bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artifacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era.
FRI NOV 12
8:00 AM TO Barcelona

day 19 Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.

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