Classical Greece With Iconic Aegean 7-night Cruise

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 Parthenon's crowning beauty atop the ACROPOLIS, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the beautifully preserved Theseum, Roman temple dedicated to Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Vistas of the government buildings and elegant homes in the modern city provide a striking contrast to the remains of the glorious past. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner outing to try out local fare. (B)
Day 3 - Athens - 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, 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 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, [LF] enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D)
Day 5 - Olympia - Patras - Delphi. Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed through the picturesque fishing villages along the south coast of the mainland 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. (B,D)
Day 6 - Delphi - Meteora Area. Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 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 are suggested to pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)
Day 7 - Meteora 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. Enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (B)
Day 8 - Athens - Lavrion (Embarkation). Head for Lavrion, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea at Noon, easily settling into the cruising routine of sunbathing, sipping cool drinks, splashing in the pool, and reveling in the delights prepared by the ship's expert chefs. (B,L,D). Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Day 9 - Cruising: Istanbul, Turkey. This morning, arrive in Istanbul. Full day at leisure or enjoy an optional excursion in this fascinating gateway between Orient and Occident, the Christian and the Islamic worlds. Sail from Istanbul in the early evening. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Cruising: Kusadasi. Arrive in Kusadasi. An optional excursion is available to the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Cruising: Santorini, Greece. This morning, call at Santorini (weather permitting), the "Black Pearl of the Aegean." Join one of the optional shore excursions either to the volcano or up to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)
Day 12 - Cruising: Agios Nicholaos, Crete. Early arrival in Agios Nicholaos on Crete. A few miles away is Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, and an optional excursion can be booked. Plenty of time to enjoy the ship's amenities. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Cruising: Rhodes, Greece - Symi. Two ports of call today: first, the island of Rhodes. Explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. An optional excursion is available to Lindos to see Athena's fabulous temple, or, if sightseeing isn't your thing, Rhodes' sun-drenched public beaches and colorful shopping districts are within easy walking distance of the port. Next, Symi, located in the southern Dodecanese and renowned for its beautiful harbor. (B,L,D)
Day 14 - Cruising: Chios - Mykonos. The island of Chios is situated in the northeastern part of the Aegean and close to Asia Minor. Besides its fine beaches, Chios has many attractions and is famous for its Mastic tree. Next, discover the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets lined with trendy boutiques and shady tavernas before returning on board. (B,L,D)
Day 15 - Lavrion (Disembarkation) - Athens. After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion and return to Athens. The remainder of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping. Enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (B)
Day 16 - Athens. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Classical Greece With Iconic Aegean 7-night Cruise
  Tour Code  
RGL
  Tour Duration    16 Days
  Start City:   Athens
  End City:   Athens
  Price From   USD $3,565.00   See in Cart
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2017-05-05 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-05-12 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-05-19 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-05-26 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-06-02 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-06-09 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-06-16 USD $3,625.00 See in Cart
2017-09-01 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
2017-09-08 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
2017-09-15 USD $3,685.00 See in Cart
    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single room supplement:
    $271 (March 4-March 21), $286 (March 25-November 7)

    Triple room reduction per person:
    $74

    Extra nights per person in Athens:
    Pre tour: in single room $111-$118, in twin $60-$64, in triple $49-$54

    Post-cruise extra nights per person Athens Ledra Hotel::
    in single room $149, in twin $79, in triple $61

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

    Port Taxes $275 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are not included in the Globus price.

    Supplement per person to outside cabin XD:
    $200

    Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in inside cabin IC:
    $861; in outside cabin XD: $1100

    Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in inside cabin IC:
    $191

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

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

Features

  • City Highlights
  • ATHENS
    Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis
    CORINTH
    Guided visit of the excavations
    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
    Seven-night cruise to Istanbul, Kusadasi, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, 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 IC) Outside cabin (category XD)
    • All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
    • Full entertainment program on board.
    • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
    • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the raveler.
    • 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. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 7 lunches: 4 three-course dinners with wine; 7 a-la-carte dinners while cruising
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Title
  • Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 7-Night Cruise
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach; Boat Cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
 
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