Athens Escape plus 7-night Eclectic Aegean Cruise (KGL)

10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

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Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece and Turkey by land and by sea. Begin and end in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

Embark on a fantastic 7-night Aegean cruise to Istanbul, Turkey. Stroll through Istanbul’s Spice Market, and explore the former city of Constantinople—walking in the footsteps of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Cruise to Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece and wander around its small, colorful streets, and historical buildings. Hear the legend of Jason and the Argonauts in the Greek coastal city of Volos. Head to Santorini (weather permitting), “The Black Pearl of the Aegean,” for an included excursion to the cliff-top Oia. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more during the off season with fewer crowds and lower prices!

Headsets on the cruise ship.

Single supplement waived for 2021/2022 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Athens Escape plus 7-night Eclectic Aegean Cruise map
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 Photo Highlights

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

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Buffet breakfast daily; welcome drink in Athens; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners


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 Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

 Itinerary

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–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING

ATHENS Embarkation. Cruising.

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Day 3 CRUISING: ISTANBUL, TURKEY

ISTANBUL Free time.

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Day 4 ISTANBUL

ISTANBUL Private cruise on the Bosphorus. Free time to browse around the Spice Market.

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Day 5 CRUISING: CANAKKALE

CANAKKALE Free time to explore.

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Day 6 CRUISING: THESSALONIKI, GREECE

THESSALONIKI Free time.

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Day 7 CRUISING: VOLOS

VOLOS Free time.

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Day 8 CRUISING: SANTORINI

SANTORINI Visit the clifftop village of Oia.

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Day 9 ATHENS–(DISEMBARKATION)

After breakfast on board, disembark.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Receive a small bottle of Ouzo as a souvenir. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

Motorcoach; sea cruise

 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: $$



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