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Overview

Athens Escape plus 7-night 3 Continents Cruise

Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. The true highlight of this off-season Escape is a 7-night, 3-continent Mediterranean cruise. Begin and end in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature—including guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

You’ll visit historic and cultural sites in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, while sailing on the glimmering Mediterranean Sea. Answer the riddle of the Sphinx and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world. In Cairo, peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun. When docking at Ashdod (Israel) and Limassol (Cyprus), choose from a selection of fascinating optional excursions. In Rhodes, you'll have plenty of time to explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces. Dock in Kusadasi to discover the amazing excavations of Ephesus that go back approximately 3,000 years. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more incredible sights.

Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise!

Highlights of Athens Escape plus 7-night 3 Continents Cruise

Price Details US

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

Port Taxes $269 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but additional and mandatory. These fees will be included in your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

A fuel surcharge of $56 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made October 3, 2022 onward traveling on 2023 sailings.

Notes

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.
Included drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
Globus Host service throughout the cruise

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

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens

Product Group

Athens Escape plus 7- night Eclectic Aegean cruise

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Headsets provided on the cruise ship.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING Beyond the Shore ATHENS Embarkation. Cruising. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Set sail from Athens for a captivating course on the blue Aegean Sea to explore the exquisite beauty of the Eastern Mediterranean. Marvel at treasures created by ancient civilisations, admire breathtaking natural wonders and try out local specialties. Multiple ports of call await, and each is a gateway to discovery.

Day 3

CRUISING: AT SEA Relaxing at Sea! Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PORTS OF CALL The Celestyal Journey gets even closer to some of the destinations, as its design allows it to dock in some of the smaller ports that the bigger ships cannot reach. The crew’s hospitality ensures that the atmosphere onboard is always warm and welcoming, making sailing on this vessel so memorable.

Day 4

CRUISING: PORT SAID, EGYPT Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Visit the National Archaeological Museum and the Pyramids of Giza. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Ponder the enigmatic secrets of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the massive monument of Cheops, the most colossal pyramid ever built with an original height of 496 feet.

Day 5

CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL The Holy Land ASHDOD A full day in port, enjoy free time or join one of the optional shore excursions. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE of Israel with an optional shore excursion to visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Learn about the fascinating history of these cities while taking in celebrated sites such as the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and “Dome of the Rock,” in Jerusalem, and the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square in Bethlehem.

Day 6

CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS City by the Sea LIMASSOL Free time at this port of call. (B,L,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with a stroll in the old town and see the castle where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, proclaiming her Queen of England, or enjoy local specialties in a sidewalk café. Alternatively, a selection of optional shore excursions is available.

Day 7

CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE Blue Heaven RHODES Free time at this port of call. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY GREETINGS One of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossal of Rhodes, a statue of the sun-god Helios said to be over 100ft high, once stood at the harbour greeting visitors to the island.

Day 8

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY Turkish Treasures KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Pull into port in Turkey to explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus - one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world – with the historic ruins of the Library of Celsus, the Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis.

Day 9

ATHENS–(DISEMBARKATION) Marvels & Myths After breakfast on board, disembark.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. [LF]Receive a small bottle of Ouzo as a souvenir. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games.

Day 10

ATHENS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2024-02-29 2024-03-01 2024-03-10 $2260 $0 $2260 KGM40301 Not Available
2 2024-03-07 2024-03-08 2024-03-17 $2360 $0 $2360 KGM40308 Not Available
3 2024-03-14 2024-03-15 2024-03-24 $2360 $0 $2360 KGM40315 Not Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Zafolia Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport. Athens 87-89 Alexandras Avenue First-Class
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