Greek Escape with 3-Night Iconic Aegean Cruise 2019 - 11 days from Athens to Athens
Remember, the Globus tour price you see will REALLY be discounted. We are reducing the prices on all 2020 & 2019 Globus Tours. Guaranteed Lowest Globus Prices.

Greek Escape with 3

Night Iconic Aegean Cruise 2019 - 11 days from Athens to Athens

Starting at $1,290


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

telephone icon
800.528.9300

You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the white houses of the Greek Islands. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece with a Greek Island 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.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. 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.

Your Mediterranean vacation continues with a 3-night Greek cruise on the Aegean Sea! Sail from Athens aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to dock on the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, then on to the island of Crete to explore Knossos the center of the 3,000 BC Minoan civilization. You’ll also 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. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this Greek cruise and tour vacation has it all!

Click for larger view.
Map for Greek Escape with 3-Night Iconic Aegean Cruise 2019 - 11 days from Athens to Athens


Destination & Sightseeing

ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
CORINTH Cross the canal
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
ARACHOVA visit the town
CRUISINGThree-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion, Santorini (weather permitting)
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONSKusadasi: ancient Ephesus, Heraklion: Minoan Palace of KnossosCRUISE DETAILS:
  • Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are included.
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Outside cabin (category XB) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • 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 Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.
Headsets on the land portion.
Notes:
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Select departures of this tour will operate the land portion in reverse. All inclusions per itinerary remain the same.
Transportation:
Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

MEALS

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

ITINERARY

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

Day 2 ATHENS.
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 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 the local fare
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 3 ATHENS–CORINTH CANAL–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA.
Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal. 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; the 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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 4 NAUPLIA–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, enjoy [LF] a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 5 OLYMPIA-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 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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 6 DELPHI–ARACHOVA–ATHENS.
Leave fascinating Delphi behind you this morning and head back to Athens stopping en-route at the pretty town of Arachova located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Enjoy panoramic views and stroll around the town and admire the picturesque architecture before arriving in Athens. Take time to do some exploring on your own. Tonight, enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 7 ATHENS-PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)-MYKONOS.
This morning, head for Piraeus, where you will 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
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 8 CRUISING: 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, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation, and see the Grotto of Apocalypse
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 9 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE-SANTORINI, GREECE.
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 300 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at SANTORINI,, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”. The included shore excursion takes you up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most glorious panoramic views
Meal Icon BreakfastLunchMeal Icon Dinner

Day 10 PIREAUS (DISEMBARKATION)-ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark at Pireaus and return to Athens
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 11 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)NOTE: Select departures of this tour will operate the land portion in reverse. All inclusions per itinerary remain the same.

Accommodations

AthensNaupliaOlympiaDelphi
Zafolia
First-Class

Hotel as shown or similar

87-89 Alexandras Avenue Athens Greece

Attractive 7-story Hotel situated near museums, 1 km from Larisis train station & 35 km from El. Venizelos Airport.
Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.