Highlights of Greece Escape plus 3-night Iconic Cruise
You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the white houses of the Greek Islands. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece with a Greek Island 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.Your Mediterranean vacation continues with a 3-night Greek cruise on the Aegean Sea! Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to dock on the island of 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. 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 Greek cruise and tour vacation has it all!
Highlights of Highlights of Greece Escape plus 3-night Iconic Cruise
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 cruisePlease 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 24 & March 27 also stop in Crete. Port of call are as follows – Athens -Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Crete – Santorini – Athens. The included shore excursion of Oia will be replaced by the Palace of Knossos in Crete.
Motorcoach; sea 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 $119 & Gratuities $30 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.
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January & March 2020 Travel
Full Buffet breakfast daily; welcome drink in Athens; 2 three-course dinners; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–OLYMPIA CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum. OLYMPIA Take part to a [LF] cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 km
OLYMPIA–DELPHI OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. DELPHI [LF] Learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 137mi/220km
DELPHI–ATHENS DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum.ATHENS Free time. (B) 118 mi / 190 kmENHANCE 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.
ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: MYKONOS ATHENS Embarkation.MYKONOS Free time to explore. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. PATMOS Free time. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting). (B,L,D)
ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)After breakfast on board, disembark.ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
ATHENS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|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||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|
|3||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|