Greece & the Aegean 2019

Greece & the Aegean 2019


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Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation (Cosmos, Globus, Avalon or Monograms) from 2019 onward you can earn up to $250 per person ($500 per couple) Welcome Back Credit to use towards your next vacation, plus as always our AffordableTours.com additional savings. There will be some select exceptions to the credit, including Escapes by Globus, Oberammergau, Monograms City Get-a-ways, Private Touring and any heavily discounted programs like Avalon Suite Rewards. Please see the list below for your potential credit amount listed per person.

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The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion in 2019 onward of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to visit Olympia, legendary home of the first Olympic Games. You've dreamed of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this budget-minded Greece tour and cruise.Step back in time on your guided visits to many of Greece's historic sites. In addition to the Acropolis, visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus, which still seats 14,000 spectators; and the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the spectacular landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.You’ll also enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Kusadasi, Turkey, where an included excursion takes you to the fascinating Roman, Greek, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, one of Europe's largest medieval towns with ramparts and palaces built during the Crusades; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. Picturesque fishing villages, breathtaking islands, and ancient sites offer a sightseeing vacation of a lifetime. Your budget travel to Greece for a spectacular Greek tour and cruise is truly an affordable dream vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the Greek capital.

Day 2: ATHENS.
A day to relax and do just as you please. For instance, join an optional day cruise to the islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Poros. In the evening, free time to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the tavernas and nightclubs in the old Plaka district with its narrow streets and sound of bouzouki music. (B)

Day 3: ATHENS–CORINTH–NAUPLIA.
Join the included guided tour of Athens, featuring the highlights of this ancient capital and a visit to the ACROPOLIS. Cross the CORINTH CANAL, a project conceived since ancient Greece but only completed in 1882, then head for the coast to Nauplia. (B)

Day 4: NAUPLIA–EPIDAURUS–MYCENAE–SPARTA.
This morning, stop in EPIDAURUS. Visit the OPEN-AIR-THEATER, which can still seat 14,000 spectators, then enjoy the included guided excursion to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE and MUSEUM OF MYCENAE, a city fortress cursed by the gods but rich in gold and warrior kings. Travel into the Peloponnese to Sparta. (B,D)

Day 5: SPARTA–MYSTRA–OLYMPIA.
Enjoy the included sightseeing of the medieval BYZANTINE CITADEL OF MYSTRA, at one time known as the “Florence of the East.” Stop to visit an OLIVE OIL MUSEUM, then continue to Olympia. (B,D)

Day 6: OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI.
Explore Olympia, where the athletes of antiquity performed in honor of the king of deities. Spend free time in this pretty town, or learn more about the history of the Olympic Games on the optional sightseeing tour. Later, drive north toward Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese and the west coast’s largest port. Then, head through picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystical Delphi, crossing the spectacular RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE. (B)

Day 7: DELPHI–KALAMBAKA.
Enjoy free time in town or optional morning sightseeing of the archaeological site of Delphi. On to Kalambaka. (B,D)

Day 8: KALAMBAKA–METEORA–ATHENS.
A short drive to Meteora, a cluster of Christian-Orthodox MONASTIC BUILDINGS perched in an unforgettable manner on a set of rising rock formations. Your included visit is certainly the day’s highlight. Continue south to Athens. (B)

Day 9: ATHENS.
Spend a full day at leisure to explore the unseen parts of the city, or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 10: ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
Today includes an early morning embarkation and an afternoon spent cruising in the Aegean. Arrive this evening in Mykonos, a granite island and the most typical of the Cyclades. Its white and blue houses, windmills, and chapels seem to make the island’s light even more translucent. Spend some time visiting a taverna or just wandering around the town, enjoying its timeless beauty. (B,L,D)

Day 11: KUSADASI, TURKEY & PATMOS, GREECE.
Two ports of call await today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast for an included morning excursion to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (B,L,D)

Day 12: RHODES.
Dock in Rhodes, largest of the Dodecanese Islands and site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a 105-foot statue destroyed by an earthquake in 224 BC. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Another possibility: join an included excursion to Lindos and the fabulous Temple of Athena. And if sightseeing is not your preference, Rhodes’ sun-drenched beaches and colorful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Depart from Rhodes around dinner time. (B,L,D)

Day 13: CRETE & SANTORINI.
Spend the morning at Heraklion on the island of Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization; an optional excursion can be booked. Next port of call (weather permitting) is Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” (B,L,D)

Day 14: LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
Early morning arrival in Lavrion/Piraeus; drive to Athens. Time to relax, visit a museum, or to do some last-minute shopping. (B)

Day 15: ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ATHENS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH CANAL

EPIDAURUS
Visit the open-air theater

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the archaeological site

MYSTRA
Visit the Byzantine citadel of Mystra and olive oil museum

RION-ANTIRION BRIDGE

DELPHI
Visit

METEORA
See the Monastic buildingsTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; cruise in fully air-conditioned inside cabins with private shower and toilet

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 lunches; 7 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person in twin inside cabins.

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy of inside or outside cabin on Greek cruise:
$720

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy of of inside or outside cabin on Greek cruise:
$110

Combination guaranteed shares on land and triple cabin on Greek cruise not available.

Port taxes $169 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $158, in twin $90, in triple $73

Athens: Acropolis Select
Athens: Golden Age
Nauplia: Victoria
Nauplia: Rex
Sparta: Maniatis
Olympia: Olympia Palace
Delphi: Apollonia
Kalambaka: Famissi Eden Resort Hotel

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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