Athens Escape plus 7-night 3 Continents Cruise 2022 - 10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
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Athens Escape plus 7

night 3 Continents Cruise 2022 - 10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens

Starting at $1,640


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. The true highlight of this off-season Escape is a 7-night, 3-continent Mediterranean cruise. Begin and end in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature—including guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide.

You’ll visit historic and cultural sites in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, while sailing on the glimmering Mediterranean Sea. Answer the riddle of the Sphinx and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world. In Cairo, peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun. When docking at Ashdod (Israel) and Limassol (Cyprus), choose from a selection of fascinating optional excursions. In Rhodes, explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces, then head to Lindos to see the fabulous temple of Athena. Dock in Kusadasi to discover the amazing excavations of Ephesus that go back approximately 3,000 years. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more incredible sights.

Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise!

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Map for Athens Escape plus 7-night 3 Continents Cruise 2022 - 10 Day Tour from Athens to Athens


Destination & Sightseeing

ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CRUISING Seven night cruise with ports of call at Alexandria (Egypt) (technical call), Port Said, Ashdod (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey)
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS Alexandria: Cairo, Rhodes: Old Town and Lindos, Kusadasi: ancient Ephesus
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.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises.
Headsets on the cruise ship.
Notes:
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Transportation:
Motorcoach; cruise ship

MEALS

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director

Day 2
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
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Day 3
Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt
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Day 4
A technical stop in Alexandria allows you to disembark for your included full day excursion. A guided tour takes you to see the Pyramids of Giza including the Great Pyramid, the most colossal pyramid ever built and get close to the enigmatic Sphinx. Next, on to Cairo, capital of Egypt, set on the river Nile. Visit the National Archeological, home to over 120,000 artifacts including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Later return to the ship now docked at Port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal
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Day 5
Arrive today in Ashdod, Israel’s largest port! A selection of optional excursions are available today to make the most out of your stay amongst which is a trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
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Day 6
North today to Cyprus, with time to explore Limassol’s historical center on your own. You could investigate the thousand-year-old castle, medieval baths, catacombs, and fascinating Folk Art Museum, or you might prefer to just relax with a Cypriot beer at one of the many tavernas and mingle with the locals
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Day 7
The entire day is dedicated to the fabulous island of Rhodes. First, explore the Old Twon with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Then, head to the archaeological site at Lindos to see the fabulous Temple of Athena. Be sure to bring your camera because the view of Lindos village sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most iconic scenes in Greece!
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Day 8
Dock on the southwestern coast of Turkey for a true highlight: the incomparable excavations of Ephesus. At its zenith in the 1st century BC, it was one of the largest cities in the world, renowned as a trade center and for its colossal Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, and medical school. Led by an expert guide, wander among the reconstructed ruins, including the impressive 25,000-seat Great Theater, where the apostle Paul preached. The lavish monuments, frescoed houses, public baths and toilets, streets marked by chariot wheels, and ancient graffiti offer a true understanding of what life was like for the people who called Ephesus home
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Day 9
After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the world-famous Acropolis. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! The rest of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping or to explore more on your own. Tonight, you could join an optional dinner at a local restaurant
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Day 10
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 11
ATHENS, GREECE

Day 12
ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)

Day 13
CRUISING: AT SEA

Day 14
CRUISING: ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT-PORT SAID

Day 15
CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL

Day 16
CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Day 17
CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE

Day 18
CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

Day 19
PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS

Day 20
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Day 30 ATHENS, GREECE.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director

Day 31 ATHENS–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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 32 CRUISING: AT SEA.
Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 33 CRUISING: ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT-PORT SAID.
A technical stop in Alexandria allows you to disembark for your included full day excursion. A guided tour takes you to see the Pyramids of Giza including the Great Pyramid, the most colossal pyramid ever built and get close to the enigmatic Sphinx. Next, on to Cairo, capital of Egypt, set on the river Nile. Visit the National Archeological, home to over 120,000 artifacts including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Later return to the ship now docked at Port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 34 CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL.
Arrive today in Ashdod, Israel’s largest port! A selection of optional excursions are available today to make the most out of your stay amongst which is a trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 35 CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS.
North today to Cyprus, with time to explore Limassol’s historical center on your own. You could investigate the thousand-year-old castle, medieval baths, catacombs, and fascinating Folk Art Museum, or you might prefer to just relax with a Cypriot beer at one of the many tavernas and mingle with the locals
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 36 CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE.
The entire day is dedicated to the fabulous island of Rhodes. First, explore the Old Twon with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Then, head to the archaeological site at Lindos to see the fabulous Temple of Athena. Be sure to bring your camera because the view of Lindos village sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most iconic scenes in Greece!
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 37 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY.
Dock on the southwestern coast of Turkey for a true highlight: the incomparable excavations of Ephesus. At its zenith in the 1st century BC, it was one of the largest cities in the world, renowned as a trade center and for its colossal Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, and medical school. Led by an expert guide, wander among the reconstructed ruins, including the impressive 25,000-seat Great Theater, where the apostle Paul preached. The lavish monuments, frescoed houses, public baths and toilets, streets marked by chariot wheels, and ancient graffiti offer a true understanding of what life was like for the people who called Ephesus home
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 38 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the world-famous Acropolis. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! The rest of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping or to explore more on your own. Tonight, you could join an optional dinner at a local restaurant
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 39 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Stanley Hotel
Superior First-Class

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1 Odysseos St, at Karaiskaki Square Athens Greece

Located in Athens city center and just few steps away from Metaxourgeio Metro Station, this hotel offers 380 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a balcony. The hotel features a roof garden with a nice pool area, an open-air lounge bar and a restaurant, from where guests can also enjoy lovely views of the Acropolis, Mount Lycabettus and the Saronic Gulf. Among its amenities you can also find a well-equipped fitness center and a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

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