GLOBUS 2017: Athens & Continental Odyssey with 7-Night Cruise (RN)

11 days from Athens to Athens

Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, sandy beaches, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine?on this Greece cruise and tour, you'll experience all of this and more!

Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, you'll visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then, enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Cruise to Mykonos, Greece's jet-set island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront cafe; and watch for the official mascot of Mykonos, a pelican. Also cruise to Kea; Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and antiquity's most sacred island; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Rethymnon on Crete, with beautiful mountains, wonderful beaches, and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Greece; Kythira, a lesser-known and peaceful gem; Monemvassia, known for its Byzantine monuments and amazing views; Nauplia, with its charming Old Town and medieval fortifications; and Hydra or Spetses.

In between islands, enjoy your cruise yacht's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Gorgeous scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to explore the beautiful Greek Islands?this Greece cruise and tour is a dream vacation!

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12863967

Tour Operator
Globus
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AthensWelcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Globus Host and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Day 2AthensSightseeing 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 Old 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, why not try out local fare and entertainment reminiscent of Zorba the Greek? (B)
Day 3KeaEmbark your cruise yacht between 2 pm and 3 pm in Marina Zea and depart via Cape Sounion to Kea. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Later, time at leisure to explore Kea's tiny port, Korrisiaw. Depart in the early hours for Delos, with an overnight at sea. (B,D)
Day 4MykonosEnjoy an optional morning tour of the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity's most sacred island. Then, on to Mykonos, with a swim stop on the way. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the island's cosmopolitan lifestyle. Overnight in Mykonos. (B,L)
Day 5SantoriniSantorini around Noon and experience the stunning natural drama of the volcanic caldera. Consider an optional tour to the archaeological sites and typical villages with their stunning views over the Aegean Sea. Sail overnight to Crete. (B,D)
Day 6RethymnonArrive this morning at Crete's lively port of Rethymnon. Perhaps join an optional tour to the ancient city of Knossos near Heraklion. Depart late for Kythira and overnight at sea. (B,D)
Day 7KythiraA late-morning swim stop, then afternoon arrival on Kythira, a lesser-known gem that's quickly becoming a favorite among visitors. The evening is free to visit pretty Chora and bask in the charms of this peaceful island. Overnight in Kythira. (B,L)
Day 8NaupliaIn Monemvassia, explore the medieval town's Byzantine and Venetian architecture. Enjoy a swim stop before arriving this evening at Nauplia for an overnight. Its charming Old Town and impressive medieval fortifications are worth checking out. Overnight in Nauplia. (B,D)
Day 9Spetses or HydraThis morning, join the optional excursion to Mycenae. Early afternoon departure for Spetses or Hydra, with free time to explore on your own. Overnight in port. (B,D)
Day 10AthensDepart in the early hours for your return to Marina Zea. Disembark after breakfast. The remainder of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping. Enjoy an optional dinner in a romantic restaurant. (B)
Day 11AthensYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room/cabin occupancy.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $137, in twin $71, in triple $58

Cruise Details:

The prices are per person in category B twin outside cabin.

Port Taxes $305 & Gratuities $96 to service personnel on board are not included in the Globus price.

Supplement per person to outside cabin A:
$530

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in outside cabin B:
$2541; in outside cabin A: $3375

Triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabins B or A not available.

Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.

Important Notes
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Globus Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

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    * The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) - please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).
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