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Globus Eclectic Aegean With 7-Night Cruise(RLS)

11 Day Tour from Athens to Athens 
Explore the ancient city of Athens—home to the iconic Acropolis, Parthenon, Temples of Athena and Zeus, and the Theseum where Socrates taught. Begin your escorted tour of Greece with these sights and more with two nights in the capital city where classical mythology, civilized history, and the Olympics were born. This Greek vacation includes a 7-night cruise to visit some of the gems of the Aegean sea.

Transfer from Athens to Piraeus to embark on your ship. Sail to Istanbul, Turkey, and board a private tender boat for an excursion through the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia. Stroll the Spice Market in Istanbul. An overnight docking means more time to explore this fascinating city with a second day of exploring before sailing for Canakkale in north-western Turkey—the area that includes historic Troy and Gallipoli. Cruise across the Aegean to the Greek port of Volos—where, according to mythology—Jason and his Argonauts were trained by the centaur Chiron. Cruise to the island of Crete, and visit the ancient sites in Heraklion and Knossos—the center of 3000-BC Minoan civilization and fascinating Greek myths. Your ship sails on to the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”—Santorini. Join in an excursion to the clifftops perched on the volcanic caldera. Continue to the vibrant island of Mykonos. Explore its narrow streets lined with white- washed buildings and see its symbolic windmills. Time to shop and soak up the sun (or shade) in classic Greek style. Return to Athens to conclude your cruise. This spectacular Mediterranean cruise with a stay in Athens are the stuff of legends!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CRUISING
Seven-night cruise with ports of call at Istanbul (Turkey), Canakkale, Volos (Greece), Heraklion (Crete), Santorini (weather permitting), Mykonos

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.
  • Included drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS
Istanbul: Bosphorus cruise, Santorini: clifftop village Oia (weather permitting), Heraklion: Minoan Palace of Knossos

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ATHENS, GREECE.
 Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
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. How about a Greek dinner tonight? Your local host knows where to find local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek. (B)
Day 3ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION).
 Today, head to the port city of Piraeus, where your cruise ship awaits to whisk you into the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. (B,D)
Day 4CRUISING: ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
 This afternoon, arrive in Istanbul, founded as Byzantium more than 2,500 years ago. Catch glimpses of Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman sultans in the 15th century; Sultan Ahmed I’s Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture; and Hagia Sophia, symbol of Istanbul. (B,L,D)
Day 5ISTANBUL.
 Another full day to experience this mesmerising gateway between the Orient and the Occident. A private tender boat will take you on your included CRUISE on the Bosphorus strait that divides Europe and Asia. Then back to dry land to stroll around the SPICE MARKET. Join a shore excursion to complete your visit in Istanbul. Your ship departs in the early evening. (B,L,D)
Day 6CRUISING: CANAKKALE.
 Enter the Dardanelles Strait and dock at Canakkale in northwestern Turkey. Choose from exciting optional excursions to learn about this strategic area which boasts Troy and Gallipoli, where wars have been waged throughout the centuries. (B,L,D)
Day 7CRUISING: VOLOS, GREECE.
 Back in Greece, explore lively Volos, the enchanting area where mythology’s centaur Chiron taught heroes such as Jason, leader of the Argonauts. You might enjoy visiting the archaeological museum, home to superb collections from the Neolithic, Hellenistic, and Byzantine eras. (B,L,D)
Day 8CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE.
 Today, discover Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. With an expert guide, visit KNOSSOS, center of the 3000-BC Minoan civilization. Stroll through the frescoed palace ruins with its ties to mythology’s King Minos and the terrifying half-man/half-bull Minotaur imprisoned in the labyrinth. (B,L,D)
Day 9CRUISING: SANTORINI, GREECE–MYKONOS.
 Visit two ports today. First, weather permitting, is SANTORINI, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Don’t miss the included excursion to clifftop Oia, dramatically perched on the sheer side of the island’s caldera. With its brilliant whitewashed buildings, striking blue-domed roofs, and breathtaking views, this is Greece at its iconic best. Later, dock at Mykonos, where you’re greeted by the charming collection of windmills. Time to wander the narrow, shop-lined streets or to relax at a shaded taverna before returning to your ship. (B,L,D)
Day 10PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
 After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try the local fare. (B)
Day 11ATHENS.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Welcome drink; full buffet breakfast in Athens and full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising

Globus Pricing Details

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

Port Taxes $289 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Supplement per person to outside cabin XB:
$244

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy:
in inside cabin IB: $652; in outside cabin XB: $944

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy:
in inside cabin IB: $100

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.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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Guaranteed Departure 10/08/2020 $2,640.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/15/2020 $2,640.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/22/2020 $2,540.00
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