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!</BR></BR>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. </BR></BR>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. </BR></BR>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.</BR></BR>Picturesque fishing villages, stunning islands, ancient historic sights, and unique experiences…this Greece cruise and tour is a dream vacation!
ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Guided visit of the excavationsMYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museumEPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theaterOLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizerDELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of OuzoMETEORA AREA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s MonasteriesTHERMOPYLAE Guided visitCRUISINGFour-night cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, SantoriniHeadsets throughout the tourCruise Details: Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IC), Outside cabin (category XD)All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.Full entertainment program on board.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.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.
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 4 three-course dinners with wine; 4 à-la-carte dinners while cruising
NOTE:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach; Boat Cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.