The tour, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, begins May 10.
Participants spend four nights on each island and two nights in Athens, where the tour begins and ends. The itinerary in Athens includes the Acropolis and Olympic stadium.
The group flies to Heraklion on Crete and drives along the coast to Rethymnon. Stops include the Palace of Knossos and the Monastery of Arkadi.
On Santorini, the group tours the excavations of Akrotiri, scales the extinct volcano at Fira and takes a cruise to the caldera islet of Thirassia.
Cost: $4,245 per person, double occupancy ($350 single surcharge), including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Athens, accommodations, all meals, internal flights and scheduled sightseeing and entrance fees.
Contact: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; (805) 884-6476, http://www.sbmuseart.org .
Incan ruins, natural sights
EXPERIENCE the land of the Incas on a nine-night tour of Peru that begins April 27.
The trip starts in Lima, then moves to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to three national parks in the Peruvian Amazon.
Participants also visit Cuzco and travel by train to Aguas Calientes on the way to the ruins of Machu Picchu, a fortress city of the ancient Incas.
Cost: $2,850 per person, double occupancy ($800 single surcharge), including round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Lima, hotels, internal airfare, ground transportation, most meals and admission fees.
Contact: Hermes Travel & Tours, Hawthorne; (310) 791-5556 http://www.hermestoursonline.com .
Margaritas and shopping