Ulysses' Plan Includes Three-Day Islands Cruise

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NEW YORK -- Ulysses Tours is taking passengers on a trip that follows in the footsteps of St. Paul and Alexander the Great .

The 11-night tour, with a cruise, visits the Macedonian capital of Thessaloniki as well Philippi and Pella.

The Macedonian program begins in Athens and ends with a three-day Greek Islands cruise that calls at Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos and at Kusadasi, Turkey, to visit Ephesus.

Thessaloniki, selected the 1977 cultural capital of Europe by the European Union, is a bustling city known for good restaurants and a lively nightlife; sightseeing includes the Archaeological Museum with its exhibits of finds from the Royal Tombs of Vergina.

From Thessaloniki, the tour visits Philippi, the site of famous Roman battles and St. Paul's first preachings in Europe, and Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great.

Priced from $1,484 to $1,672 per person, double, depending on the cruise ship accommodations, the cost includes three nights in a first class hotel in Athens with breakfast, five nights in northern Greece with breakfasts and dinner daily, three nights on the cruise, transfers, hotel service charges and taxes.

Ulysses also has a seven-night Hermes tour to Greece.

Travelers visit Athens and sail on a four-night cruise to the islands aboard ships of either Epirotiki or Sun Line.

The cruise calls at Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Heraklion, Santorini and Kusadasi, and the land-cruise cost ranges from $848 to $1,020 per person, double.

Air fares are additional on both programs.

To book, call Ulysses Tours at (800) 431-1424 or (212) 371-7646.

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