Highlights of Greece Escape with 4-night Iconic Aegean Cruise 2020

Highlights of Greece Escape with 4-night Iconic Aegean Cruise 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise and tour of Greece. You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling among whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and a Greek Islands cruise. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you'll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience, enjoy a cooking demonstration where you learn to make traditional tzatziki; take a sirtaki dance lesson; and try a glass of Ouzo. Plus, you'll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for four nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Then, cruise to the island of Rhodes. You’ll see the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. Next, dock at Heraklion on the island of Crete, where you can take an optional excursion to explore Knossos, site of the 3,000 BC Minoan civilization. You’ll also sail, weather permitting, to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini—“The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens for guided sightseeing. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this guided tour of Greece has it all—including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.

Day 1: ATHENS, GREECE.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

Day 2: ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–OLYMPIA.
Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal. Your highlight for today is MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus; Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument; the remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Later, arrive in Olympia and enjoy a [LF] COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer (B,D)

Day 3: OLYMPIA–DELPHI.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide will give you the insights of the town where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the King of Deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. In the afternoon a pleasant drive will take you to mystic Delphi. A highlight this evening is a [LF] DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)

Day 4: DELPHI–ATHENS.
This morning is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. Visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. Leave fascinating Delphi behind you and head back to Athens. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 5: ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
This morning, head for Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (B,L,D)

Day 6: CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE.
Two ports of call today: First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, you may wish to join an optional excursion to discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation, and see the Grotto of Apocalypse. (B,L,D)

Day 7: CRUISING: RHODES.
All day is dedicated to the island of RHODES. Explore the sites in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Next is LINDOS with the fabulous Temple of Athena. Sail from Rhodes around dinner time. (B,L,D)

Day 8: CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE.
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”. The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff- top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)

Day 9: PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus and return to Athens. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum. Later, a city orientation tour features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. (B)

Day 10: ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

Sightseeing & Activities:

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH
Cross the canal

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the excavations and museum

OLYMPIA
[LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer; guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum

DELPHI
[LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo; guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum

CRUISING
Four-night cruise with port calls at Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey); Patmos; Rhodes; Heraklion; Santorini (weather permitting).

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS
Kusadasi: ancient Ephesus, Rhodes: medieval town

CRUISE DETAILS:
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Outside cabin (category XA) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

No single room supplement. No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $119, in twin $68

Cruise Details:
The prices are per person in category XA twin outside cabin.

Port Taxes $169 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Athens: Zafolia
Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.
Address:
87-89 Alexandras Avenue
Athens , Greece
Olympia: Europa
Hotels Europa is built on the top of Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at the foot of which is sited the Sacred Alti with brilliant monuments and the stadium of the Ancient Olympic Games.
Address:
Archaia Olympia - Drouva
Olympia , Greece
Delphi: Amalia Delphi
Hillside Hotel situated on a mountain slope overlooking olive groves, the Corinthian Gulf & the port of Itea.
Address:
1 Apollonos Street
Delphi , Greece

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Questions & Answers

Question: What are the parenthetical letters, i.e. (B,L,D) etc.

They stand for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, designating what meals are included for that day.

Question: Does this trip include air flight. Looking for this trip in October of 2020. Is it offered. This is the Highlights of Greece Escape with 7 nights continent cruise

Airfare is not included in the base price shown on our website. One of our travel consultants can quote you the lowest price for airfare available at the time by requesting a free quote online or calling us at 1-800-935-2620.

Question: What deck are the outside cabins for the Highlights of Greece Escape with 7 Night 3 Continent Cruise on? Are these outside cabins with a window? Can these cabins accomodate 3 adults?

The outside cabins do have a porthole window and are on Deck 2. They can accommodate 3 people. Ask your travel consultant to confirm 1-800-935-2620

Question: What is the name of the ship for the cruise?

The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

Question: What cruise line is used on this cruise and tour?

The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

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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By Jacqueline C on Sep 22, 2019

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By John R on Sep 21, 2019

Globus is a first class operater. This tour was well planned and executed. The hotels, resturants and excursions were very good.

By Cynthia G on Sep 19, 2019

This was an excellent trip full of history and beauty. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I always feel taken care of when I travel with Globus.

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By Ann G on Sep 11, 2019

This is the best vacation I have ever taken.

By Charles W on Sep 08, 2019

First bus tour for us and we found it a great way to hit a lot of the highlights with little stress over the travel.

By Mary H on Sep 08, 2019

Our tour director Janice and driver Frenchy went above and beyond to ensure everyone got to see as much as possible. We saw many more things in addition to what was listed on the itinerary. They were positive and professional always. I would travel with them again. The pace was perfect.

By Kathryn A on Sep 08, 2019

The tour was wonderful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and our driver was amazing, getting us through the narrowest spots with ease. Itinerary gave a perfect blend of structured and free time. Will book with Globus and Affordable Tours again soon.

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Globus Tours lived up to all that was promised Sven, our tour director was knowledgeable,efficient and personable. He made the trip enjoyable for all.

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By Thomas S on Sep 03, 2019

This is our 2nd tour with Globus and the trip went very well. Very nice hotels.

By Paula B on Sep 03, 2019

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