Icons of the Ancient World: Greece & Israel
 
Haifa to Athens, Greece
Sat Oct 28, 2023 - Sun Nov 5, 2023,
 8 days
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Sat Oct 28
Haifa
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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 29
Haifa
Arrive:
Depart:10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
8 Available
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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.
8 Shore Excursions Available
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Haifa, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car with Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049Per Person
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Haifa, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van with Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,175Per Person
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Haifa, Acre & View of the Bahai Gardens *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$169Per Person
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Haifa, Galilee & Golan Heights *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration9.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$209Per Person
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Haifa, The Best of Jerusalem the Old City *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration10.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$229Per Person
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Haifa, Mt. Carmel & Wine Tasting *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | UNESCO | Wine
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189Per Person
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Haifa, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car Guided with Bethlehem *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,365Per Person
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Haifa, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van Guided with Bethlehem *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Mon Oct 30
Ashdod
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
9 Available
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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.
9 Shore Excursions Available
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Ashdod, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car with Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049Per Person
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Ashdod, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van with Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,175Per Person
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Ashdod, Beyond Ordinary: Masada Flightseeing & Jerusalem Exploration *Beyond Ordinary Collection | Culture | Dining | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$3,569Per Person
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Ashdod, Old Town Jerusalem - Half Day *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity Level(not specified)
$179Per Person
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Ashdod, Jerusalem & Yad Vashem Museum *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration9.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$289Per Person
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Ashdod, Panoramic Jerusalem *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$205Per Person
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Ashdod, A Stroll Through Jaffa & Tel Aviv Highlights *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$149Per Person
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Ashdod, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car Guided with Bethlehem *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,365Per Person
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Ashdod, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van Guided with Bethlehem *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Tue Oct 31
Limassol
Arrive:10:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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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.

6 Shore Excursions Available
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Limassol, Pafos and the Mosaics of Dionysos *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration5.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$119Per Person
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Limassol, Half Day Private Car & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049Per Person
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Limassol, Half Day Private Van & GuideConcierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,175Per Person
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Limassol, Concierge Collection: Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery and Fiti Village *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$249Per Person
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Limassol, Nikosia Divided Capital and Khirokita Archaeological Site *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$119Per Person
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Limassol, Kourion Theatre, Kolossi Castle and Limassol Shopping *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$119Per Person
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Wed Nov 1
Rhodes
Arrive:4:00 PM
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This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town or to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Thu Nov 2
Rhodes
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Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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This gracious oasis, known as the “Island of Roses,” was home to the legendary Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today it is a yachting paradise, whose shores are lined with sparkling beaches and lush green mountainsides. A scenic drive leads you through quaint villages and lemon groves to the ancient Acropolis of Lindos, standing guard over the picturesque town or to the Old City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$839Per Person
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Rhodes, Concerge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$945Per Person
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Rhodes, Scenic Drive to the Acropolis of Lindos *Culture | Essentials Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$115Per Person
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Rhodes, Old Rhodes on Foot *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$75Per Person
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Rhodes, Concierge Collection: Intoduction to Rhodian Pottery *Concierge Collection | Culture | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$169Per Person
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Fri Nov 3
Heraklion
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
7 Available
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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.
7 Shore Excursions Available
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,155Per Person
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,049Per Person
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Car & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,575Per Person
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Heraklion, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private Van & Guide *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,469Per Person
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Heraklion: Arcadi Monastery & Rethymnon Town *Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$199Per Person
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Heraklion, Discover Cretan Lifestyle *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking
Duration3.25 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$155Per Person
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Heraklion, Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$159Per Person
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Sat Nov 4
Mykonos
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Wake this morning to the postcard-like scene of Mykonos, the classic Greek isle dotted with hundreds of whitewashed churches and thatch-roofed windmills, in a harbor bobbing with fishing boats and luxurious private yachts. An optional  tour including a scenic ferry ride takes you back to the 6th   century B.C. to the tiny island of Delos, a UNESCO site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Mykonos: Mykonos Cooking Class *Culture | Dining | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$249Per Person
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Mykonos, Delos Discovery *Culture | Essentials Collection | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$119Per Person
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Mykonos, Concierge Collection: Five Senses of MykonosConcierge Collection | Sightseeing | Wine
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$189Per Person
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Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia Island with Private Rib Boat *Beach | Beyond Ordinary Collection | Boating | Sightseeing
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$3,149Per Person
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Sun Nov 5
Athens, Greece
Arrive:7:00 AM
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Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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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. 
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport *Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel *Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$599Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$699Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private CAR *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$999Per Person
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Athens, Concierge Collection: Full Day Private VAN *Concierge Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$1,099Per Person
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