Greece and Iconic Four-Day Aegean Cruise

September 13-24, 2019


Experience the remarkable history and beauty of Greece. Begin your journey with a panoramic tour of Athens including the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum.  Then set sail for a four-day cruise of the Greek Isles including Mykonos, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. Next depart by motor coach through the heartland of Greek mythology and the Peloponnese Peninsula. Spend a day touring the Olympia Archaeological Site that includes the location of where the Olympic Games were first held. Explore the excavated site of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo. Travel over the Pourmaraki Pass to the town of Kalambaka, nestled among the sandstone cliffs in the foothills of Meteora, where you experience mystical Eastern Orthodox monasteries situated on the edge of bizarre rock formations.

Fee Includes:

  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Milwaukee to Chicago
  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Athens
  • 10 nights’ accommodations
    • 3 nights Athens
    • 4 nights Celestyal Cruise
    • 1 night Olympia
    • 1 night Delphi
    • 1 night Kalambaka
  • Hotel taxes, fees and service charges
  • Cruise gratuities and porterage
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 8-11)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Final Tour Orientation Meeting will be held August 7, 2019


Kim  Beck

Kim Beck

Kim Beck has been responsible for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee in one way or another for the past 16 years; the last seven, serving as its executive director. Honored and humbled to be a part of the ... read more


Is This Trip Right for You?

While on mainland Greece, the program is moderately paced and covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect three to four hours walking on every touring day. The cruise is an independent program at a leisurely pace. You will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes throughout Greece.

Attend a free, no-obligation information meeting on Wed, Feb 20 from 6:30-8:00pm at the UWM School of Continuing Education. To RSVP, contact Kim Beck at 414-227-3321 or Please note: Tour may be filled by the time of the Information Meeting.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Weekdays, Sept 13-24

Time: 8am-10pm

Location: Travel Program

Instructor: Kim Beck

Fee: $4,750

Enrollment Limit: 38

Program Number: 8330-11708

Note: Osher Member Occupancy Rates: Double: $4750, Single: $5650

A nonrefundable $300 deposit is necessary to reserve your place.
Information Meeting will be held February 20, 2019
Final Tour Orientation Meeting will be held August 7, 2019

You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the time of registration and at the time of travel.

Registration Deadline: Fri., June 7

Registration deadline has passed.