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Globus Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise(RGH)

13 days from Athens to Athens 
Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, marvelous beaches, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…this is Greece, and on this Greece cruise and tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more.

In addition to all these included sights, Globus has also included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. You'll enjoy a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki.

But that's not all...you’ll enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. You'll visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Heraklion on Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, with one of Europe's largest medieval towns; and Kusadasi, Turkey.

Picturesque fishing villages, stunning islands, ancient historic sights, and unique experiences…this Greece cruise and tour is a dream vacation!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH
Guided visit

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the excavations and museum

EPIDAURUS
Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater

OLYMPIA
Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer

DELPHI
Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo

METEORA AREA
Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries

THERMOPYLAE
Guided visit

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

Cruise Details:
  • Inside cabin (category ID)
  • 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.
  • The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Athens, Greece.
 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.
Day 2Athens.
 Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view that includes glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation tour features the Old Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try out local fare. (B)
Day 3Athens–Corinth–Mycenae–Epidaurus–Nauplia.
 Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)
Day 4Nauplia–Olympia.
 Spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where the athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the king of deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)
Day 5Olympia–Patras–Delphi.
 Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th-century BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is [LF] a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of the traditional Ouzo. (B,D)
Day 6Delphi–Meteora Area.
 Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view (ladies should pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)
Day 7Meteora Area–Thermopylae–Athens.
 Today’s highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 8Athens–Lavrion/Piraeus (Embarkation)–Mykonos.
 This morning, head for Lavrion/Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos. (B,L,D)
Day 9Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey–Patmos, Greece.
 Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. Next, join an optional excursion to discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, and see the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (B,L,D)
Day 10Cruising: Rhodes.
 All day is dedicated to the island of Rhodes. Explore the sights in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Next is Lindos with the fabulous Temple of Athena. Sail from Rhodes around dinnertime. (B,L,D)
Day 11Cruising: 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. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini. 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. (B,L,D)
Day 12Lavrion/Piraeus (Disembarkation)–Athens.
 After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. (B)
Day 13Athens.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine; full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising.

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$310

Triple room reduction per person:
$81

Extra nights per person in Athens:
Pre tour: in single room $116-$122, in twin $63-$67, in triple $51-$54
Post tour: in single room $137, in twin $80, in triple $65

Cruise Details:
The prices are per person in category ID twin inside cabin.

Port Taxes $157 & Gratuities $40 to service personnel on board the ship are not included in the Globus price.

Supplement per person to outside cabin XD:
$230

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in inside cabin ID:
$662; in outside cabin XD: $974

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in inside cabin ID:
$158

No reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabin XD.

Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.

Globus Notes

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

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