Greek Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise (KGH)

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.

Headsets throughout the vacation.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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 Photo Highlights

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

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Archeological Site of Olympia
  • Archeological Site of Delphi
  • Archeological site of Mycenae

 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


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 Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.

The cruise itinerary for the departures March 8, March 15 & March 22 does not stop in Syros, instead the ports of call are as follows – Athens -Mykonos – Kusadasi – Patmos – Rhodes - Crete – Santorini – Athens. The included shore excursion of Syros will be replaced by the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes.

 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

ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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. 132mi/212km

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Day 4 NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA

Scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. This evening take part to a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. 112mi/181km

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Day 5 OLYMPIA–DELPHI

DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. 149mi/239km

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Day 6 DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: SYROS

ATHENS Embarkation.
SYROS Walking tour of the Island.

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Day 8 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.

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Day 9 CRUISING: RHODES

RHODES Free time.

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Day 10 CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE

SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting).

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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


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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