Athens Escape plus 7- night 3 Continents Cruise (KGMX)

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

2021 Tour Details

Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. The true highlight of this off-season Escape is a 7-night, 3-continent Mediterranean cruise. Begin and end in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature—including guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

You’ll visit historic and cultural sites in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, while sailing on the glimmering Mediterranean Sea. Answer the riddle of the Sphinx and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world. In Cairo, peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun. When docking at Ashdod (Israel) and Limassol (Cyprus), choose from a selection of fascinating optional excursions. In Rhodes, explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces, then head to Lindos to see the fabulous temple of Athena. Dock in Kusadasi to discover the amazing excavations of Ephesus that go back approximately 3,000 years. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more incredible sights.

Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise!

Headsets on the cruise ship.
Single supplement waived for 2020/2021 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Athens Escape plus 7- night 3 Continents Cruise map
Escapes by Globus

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners


Notes:

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

 Itinerary

Day 1 ATHENS, GREECE

Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.

Day 2 ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)

Today head to the port city of Piraeus, where your cruise ship awaits to whisk you into the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

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Day 3 CRUISING: AT SEA

Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt.

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Day 4 CRUISING: ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT-PORT SAID

A technical stop in Alexandria allows you to disembark for your included full day excursion. A guided tour takes you to see the PYRAMIDS OF GIZA including the Great Pyramid, the most colossal pyramid ever built and get close to the enigmatic SPHINX. Next, on to Cairo, capital of Egypt, set on the river Nile. Visit the NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, home to over 120,000 artifacts including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Later return to the ship now docked at Port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal.

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Day 5 CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL

Arrive today in Ashdod, Israel’s largest port! A selection of optional excursions are available today to make the most out of your stay amongst which is a trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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Day 6 CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

North today to Cyprus, with time to explore Limassol’s historical center on your own. You could investigate the thousand-year-old castle, medieval baths, catacombs, and fascinating Folk Art Museum, or you might prefer to just relax with a Cypriot beer at one of the many tavernas and mingle with the locals.

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Day 7 CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE

The entire day is dedicated to the fabulous island of RHODES. First, explore the OLD TOWN with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Then, head to the archaeological site at LINDOS to see the fabulous Temple of Athena. Be sure to bring your camera because the view of Lindos village sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most iconic scenes in Greece!

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Day 8 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

Dock on the southwestern coast of Turkey for a true highlight: the incomparable excavations of EPHESUS. At its zenith in the 1st century BC, it was one of the largest cities in the world, renowned as a trade center and for its colossal Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, and medical school. Led by an expert guide, wander among the reconstructed ruins, including the impressive 25,000-seat Great Theater, where the apostle Paul preached. The lavish monuments, frescoed houses, public baths and toilets, streets marked by chariot wheels, and ancient graffiti offer a true understanding of what life was like for the people who called Ephesus home.

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Day 9 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS

After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! The rest of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping or to explore more on your own. Tonight, you could join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 10 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach; cruise ship

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Athens

Athens

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Plaka Dinner and Folklore

Head to Athens' oldest neighborhood - the legendary Plaka - for a delectable 4-course dinner featuring Greek specialties and authentic Greek entertainment!

Price Range: $$

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Greek Dinner by the Sea

Tonight, don't miss the chance to leave the busy city center and visit a private yacht marina along the coastal Poseidon avenue. This is a hotspot for the locals, where you will enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner along with your drinks overlooking the marina and the luxurious yachts. At the end of the dinner stroll around in the Marina, mingle with the locals and take some photos in what can only be described as a unique evening...

Price Range: $$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).