Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise (RK) - 2016 / 2015

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7 Day Tour from Athens to Athens


Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise
Discover Santorini, Greece, the Black Pearl of the Aegean
Discover Santorini, Greece, the Black Pearl of the Aegean
Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos
Discover the Turkish port of Kusadasi
The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos
Sunset over Oia Village on Santorini Island in Greece
Discover Santorini
Santorini, Greece
Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer
Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkeys Aegean coast

Vacation Overview

2016 Vacations Now Available - Book Early & Save!
2016 is the year to visit Europe. A favorable US currency has allowed us to pass along better pricing for 2016 when compared to 2015. Book this vacation and lock in a price for a 2016 European vacation. You can save 10% when you book and deposit by September 15, 2015. When booking air-inclusive, you can remove airfare uncertainty with our Early Airfare Price Guarantee. And yes, if the price goes down, we'll honor the new lower price. You can't lose! Please note that 2016 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.

Enjoy the best of Greece and a taste of Turkey on this relaxing vacation. Enjoy a 2-night stay in Athens, where a visit to the Acropolis is included during your guided sightseeing. Then, board your cruise ship and set sail on the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea for a 3-night cruise. Highlights along the way include visits to the Greek islands of Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting).


Ship Information

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16


ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CRUISING
Three-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Crete, Santorini

Cruise Details:

  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice
  • Cabin categories: inside cabin category IC, outside cabin category XD
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet
  • Full entertainment program on board
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler
  • As of September 2014, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MTS Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruise ships of similar standard

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

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DAY 2Athens

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the Parthenon’s crowning beauty atop the ACROPOLIS, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman temple of Zeus, theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. The rest of the day is at leisure. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (Breakfast)

The Parthenon The Parthenon is a temple to the Greek goddess Athena 
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DAY 3Athens–Piraeus (Embarkation)–Mykonos

Head for Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea at 11 am. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The gorgeous coastline in Mykonos Enjoy a spectacular sunset in Mykonos 
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DAY 4Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey & Patmos, Greece

Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. An optional excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. The 11th-century monastery with its valuable manuscript collection is well worth a visit. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey The ancient site of Ephesus with its fascinating library of Celcus The ancient site of Ephesus Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkeys Aegean coast 
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DAY 5Cruising: Heraklion, Crete–Santorini, Greece

First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, and an optional excursion can be booked. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Join one of the optional shore excursions either to the volcano or up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Experience the beautiful views Greece has to offer Discover Santorini Santorini, Greece Santorini, Greece 
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DAY 6Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Athens

After breakfast on board, disembark at Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Athens

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Boat cruise



Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

View Offers

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Iconic Aegean with 3-Night Cruise:

  • Acropolis Athens