GLOBUS 2024: Highlights of Greece Escape plus 3-night Iconic Cruise (KGD)
9 Day Tour from Athens to Athens
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.' 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 in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to dock on the island of Mykonos. Next, you'll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. 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 for guided sightseeing. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this Greek cruise and tour vacation has it all!
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Athens||Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.|
|Day 2||Olympia||Ruins & Recipes CORINTH CANAL Photo stop.MYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museum. OLYMPIA Attend a [LF] cooking demonstration this evening and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. (B,D) 174 mi / 280 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES Dip into the delicious tradition of Greek tzatziki - a mix of yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley, and thyme. Learn how to make this quintessential recipe loved the world over.|
|Day 3||Delphi||Digs & Dances OLYMPIA Join a guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum. DELPHI [LF] Learn how to dance the sirtaki in a dance class while sipping a glass of Ouzo. (B,D) 137mi/220kmLOCAL FAVORITECULTURE & TRADITION Dance in the steps of Zorba the Greek to learn the sirtaki. This passionate and dramatic dance goes very well with a glass of ouzo, the anice-infused drink the locals are so fond of.|
|Day 4||Athens||The Navel of the World DELPHI Guided visit of the excavations and Archaeological Museum.ATHENS Free time. (B) 118 mi / 190 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Discover the ancient sanctuary of Apollo in its dramatic setting on Mount Parnassus. In ancient times it was considered the Navel of the Earth as according to mythology this was the place where the four eagles of Zeus met after they were released from the four corners of the world. It was also home to the most famous Oracle.|
|Day 5||Mykonos||Beyond the Shore ATHENS Embark on your Greek Islands cruise.MYKONOS Free time to explore this evening. (B,L,D)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE Your dreams of the Greek Islands come true with free time in Mykonos. This Aegean paradise of pristine waters and beaches, mixed with a lively nightlife scene is only made brighter by the iconic 16th-century windmills that dot the hillside above.|
|Day 6||Patmos||Turkish Treasures KUSADASI Visit the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus. PATMOS Afternoon call. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Pull into port in Turkey to explore the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus - one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world - with the historic ruins of the Library of Celsus, the Basilica of St. John, and the Temple of Artemis.|
|Day 7||Santorini||Island Beauty SANTORINI Visit Oia village and free time to explore (weather permitting). (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT With its postcard-like scenery, the lofty volcanic footprint of Santorini's Oia caldera landscape embodies the essence of the Cyclades Islands. Spend free time amid azure seas, and white and blue houses that line the maze of alleyways.|
|Day 8||Athens||Marvels & Myths Disembark your ship after breakfast on board. ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes the Acropolis and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS Explore the heart of Ancient Greece, in the historic empire where 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, never fail to amaze! See the Panathenaic Stadium, one of the venues of the first modern Olympic Games.|
|Day 9||Athens||Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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