Classical Greece with Idyllic Aegean 7-Night Cruise
Ancient ruins, spectacular scenery, lots of sunshine, sandy beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…on this Greece cruise tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!</BR>History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece’s ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating to 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>In addition to all these included sights, Globus has included some special experiences to give you a true sense of Greek life. Enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki. </BR>But that’s not all…enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and iconic windmills; Samos, with white-sand beaches and numerous archaeological sights; Milos, known for its spectacularly colorful rock formations, magnificent beaches, picturesque villages, and catacombs older than Rome’s; Syros, a settlement dating back at least 5,000 years; Kos, birthplace of Hippocrates with sandy beaches and ancient and medieval monuments; Ios, considered one of the most beautiful of the Greek Isles; and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. In Turkey, cruise to Kusadasi and Cesme, a popular resort area with a picturesque seafront, hilltop castle, and winding market streets.</BR>From the stunning islands and picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights, this Greece cruise 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 visitCRUISINGSeven-night cruise to Kusadasi, Samos, Milos, Syros, Cesme, Kos, Ios, 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.Globus Host service throughout the cruise.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.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.
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 7 lunches; 4 three-course dinners with wine; 7 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; Cruise Ship. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.