Greek Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise (KGHX)

12 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

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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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 149mi/239km

Day 6

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

Day 7

ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: MYKONOS ATHENS Embarkation.
MYKONOS Free time to explore.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 8

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS GREECE KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.
PATMOS Free time.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 9

CRUISING: RHODES RHODES Visit the Acropolis of Lindos.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 10

CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting).
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 11

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

Day 12

ATHENS Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

ATHENS

ZAFOLIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NAUPLIA

AMALIA NAUPLIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OLYMPIA

AMALIA OLYMPIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

DELPHI

AMALIA DELPHI

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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