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Globus Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise(RGK)

12 days from Athens to Athens 
You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the remains in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've dreamt of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this Greece cruise tour.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sights. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, visit ancient Corinth, dating 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 theatre 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.

You’ll also enjoy a 3-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion, 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; plus Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey.

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

From the picturesque fishing villages and stunning islands to ancient historic sights, this Greece cruise 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
Three-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion, Santorini

CRUISE DETAILS:
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IB); Outside cabin (category XB)
  • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At time of publishing, 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.

Itinerary (2019)

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, and the Temple of Athena Nike. 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 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, perhaps join an optional dinner outing to sample 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, known as 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 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 to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on 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 Ouzo. (B,D)
Day 6DELPHI–METEORA AREA.
 Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 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, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)
Day 8ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
 Arrive in Lavrion/Piraeus, and sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (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: 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, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
Day 11LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
 After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. The rest of the day is free. (B)
Day 12ATHENS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 7 three-course dinners with wine

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Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
Pre tour: in single room $170, in twin $93, in triple $74
Post tour:in single room $180, in twin $102, in triple $79

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

Port Taxes $129 & Gratuities $30 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Supplement per person to outside cabin XB:
$125

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in inside cabin IB:
$644; in outside cabin XB: $808

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy:
in inside cabin IB: $150

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

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

Globus Notes

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

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05/17/2019 $3,149.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/24/2019 $3,159.00
05/31/2019 $3,159.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/07/2019 $3,159.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/14/2019 $3,159.00
06/21/2019 $3,139.00
06/28/2019 $3,139.00
07/05/2019 $3,119.00
07/12/2019 $3,119.00
07/19/2019 $3,119.00
08/09/2019 $3,119.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/23/2019 $3,159.00
08/30/2019 $3,259.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/06/2019 $3,259.00
09/20/2019 $3,259.00
09/27/2019 $3,159.00
10/04/2019 $3,159.00
10/11/2019 $3,159.00
10/18/2019 $3,109.00
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