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Overview

Greek Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise

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.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. 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 aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to Syros. Enjoy a walking tour of the island built on two hills. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Stop at the island of Rhodes, where you’ll see the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. 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. 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.

Highlights of Greek Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise

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 Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

The cruise itinerary for the departures October 18 & March 21 also stop in Crete. Port of call are as follows – Athens -Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Rhodes - Crete – Santorini – Athens.

Transportation

Motorcoach; Sea Cruise

Related Tours

KGAX|Greek Escape
KGHX|Plus 4-night Iconic Cruise
KGKX|Plus 3-night Iconic Cruise

Price Details US

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.

Port Taxes $159 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate. Gratuities for Cruise Host are included in the Globus price.

A fuel surcharge of $32 per person has been implemented by Celestyal Cruises for bookings made October 3, 2022 onward traveling on 2023 sailings.

Ship

Crystal

Related Option Title

Plus 4-night Iconic Cruise

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens|Archeological Site of Delphi|Archeological site of Mycenae|Archeological Site of Olympia

Product Group

Greek Escape

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,015*
18 guests in a party: $252*

Meals

Full Buffet breakfast daily; welcome drink in Athens; 3 three-course dinners; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

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 ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Athens with a traditional dinner at a local restaurant. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 3

ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.
MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
EPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater then on to Nauplia. (B,D) 132mi/212km

Day 4

NAUPLIA–OLYMPIAScenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. This evening take part to a [LF] cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 112mi/181km

Day 5

OLYMPIA–DELPHI DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 149mi/239km

Day 6

DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS ARACHOVA Visit the picturesque mountain town.
ATHENS Free time. (B) 118 mi / 190 km

Day 7

ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: MYKONOS ATHENS Embarkation.
MYKONOS Free time to explore. (B,L,D)

Day 8

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS GREECE KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.
PATMOS Free time. (B,L,D)

Day 9

CRUISING: RHODES RHODES Visit the Acropolis of Lindos. (B,L,D)

Day 10

CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting). (B,L,D)

Day 11

ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION) After breakfast on board, disembark and return to Athens city center. (B)

Day 12

ATHENS 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 2022-10-17 2022-10-18 2022-10-29 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX21018 Please Call
2 2022-10-24 2022-10-25 2022-11-05 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX21025 Please Call
3 2022-10-31 2022-11-01 2022-11-12 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX21101 Not Available
4 2022-11-07 2022-11-08 2022-11-19 $1670 $0 $1670 KGHX21108 Not Available
5 2022-11-14 2022-11-15 2022-11-26 $1670 $0 $1670 KGHX21115 Not Available
6 2023-02-27 2023-02-28 2023-03-11 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX30228 Not Available
7 2023-03-06 2023-03-07 2023-03-18 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX30307 Not Available
8 2023-03-06 2023-03-07 2023-03-18 $1720 $0 $1720 KGHX30307A Not Available
9 2023-03-13 2023-03-14 2023-03-25 $1780 $0 $1780 KGHX30314 Not Available
10 2023-03-13 2023-03-14 2023-03-25 $1780 $0 $1780 KGHX30314A Not Available
11 2023-03-20 2023-03-21 2023-04-01 $1780 $0 $1780 KGHX30321 Not Available
12 2023-03-20 2023-03-21 2023-04-01 $1780 $0 $1780 KGHX30321A 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
2 Amalia Nauplia Neoclassical-style Hotel situated on tree-lined grounds with landscaped courtyards, 1 mile from city center. Nauplia National Road Argos First-Class
3 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. Olympia Archaia Olympia - Drouva First-Class
4 Amalia Delphi At the foot of Mount Parnassus overlooking olive groves and the Ionian Sea, and just minutes away from the archaeological site and museum, the temple of Apollo, and Castalia spring. The modern guest rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi and minifridges. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an inviting lounge bar with a fireplace, where guests can relax and take in the breath taking Delphian scenery. Delphi 1 Apollonos Street First-Class
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