Highlights of Greece Escape plus 4-night Iconic Cruise


  • 10 days

  • Europe

tour : KGEX

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£1,299pp

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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.” 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 in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to Syros. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Then, cruise to the island of Rhodes. 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 for guided sightseeing. 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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2022 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE

Day
1

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

ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–OLYMPIA

Day
2

CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.
MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
OLYMPIA Take part to a LF cooking demonstration and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. 174 mi / 280 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

OLYMPIA–DELPHI

Day
3

OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum.
DELPHI LF Learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. 137mi/220km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DELPHI–ATHENS

Day
4

DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum.
ATHENS Free time. 118 mi / 190 km
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ATHENS–(EMBARKATION)–CRUISING: SYROS

Day
5

ATHENS Embarkation.
SYROS Walking tour of the Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

Day
6

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: RHODES

Day
7

RHODES Free time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING:SANTORINI, GREECE

Day
8

SANTORINI Free time to explore (weather permitting).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

ATHENS (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
9

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After breakfast on board, disembark.
ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ATHENS

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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 October 20, March 09, March 16 & March 23 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.

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