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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

NOTES
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 March 8, March 15 & March 22 does not stop in Syros, instead the ports of call are as follows – Athens -Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Rhodes - Crete – Santorini – Athens. The included shore excursion of Syros will be replaced by the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes.

Transportation

Motorcoach; sea cruise

Related Tours

KGA|Greek Escape
KGH|Plus 4-night Iconic Cruise
KGK|Plus 3-night Iconic Cruise

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the vacation.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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.

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

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: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE HERAKLION Free time before sailing to Santorini.
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

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 Amalia Olympia This 147 room hotel is set in a beautiful Mediterranean landscape filled with olive trees. The spacious white marbled lobby affords endless views of the surrounding green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café. Amenities include a restaurant, large outdoor seasonal swimming pool, spacious lounges and a lobby bar with fireplace. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. Olympia Pyrgou-Olympias Main Rd First-Class
4 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
5 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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