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Athens Escape plus 7 Night 3 Continents Cruise 2020

10 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ATHENS, GREECE.
Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Globus Host.

Day 2 ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION).
Today head to the port of Piraeus, where your cruise ship awaits to whisk you into the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. (B,D)

Day 3 CRUISING: AT SEA
Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt. (B,L,D)

Day 4 CRUISING: ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT-PORT SAID.
A technical stop in Alexandria allows you to disembark for your included full day excursion. A guided tour takes you to see the PYRAMIDS OF GIZA including the Great Pyramid, the most colossal pyramid ever built and get close to the enigmatic SPHINX. Next, on to Cairo, capital of Egypt, set on the river Nile. Visit the NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, home to over 120,000 artifacts including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Later return to the ship now docked at Port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 5 CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL.
Arrive today in Ashdod, Israel’s largest port! A selection of optional excursions are available today to make the most out of your stay amongst which is a trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. (B,L,D)

Day 6 CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS.
North today to Cyprus, with time to explore Limassol’s historical center on your own. You could investigate the thousand-year-old castle, medieval baths, catacombs, and fascinating Folk Art Museum, or you might prefer to just relax with a Cypriot beer at one of the many tavernas and mingle with the locals. (B,L,D)

Day 7 CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE.
The entire day is dedicated to the fabulous island of RHODES. First, explore the OLD TOWN with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Then, head to the archaeological site at LINDOS to see the fabulous Temple of Athena. Be sure to bring your camera because the view of Lindos village sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most iconic scenes in Greece! (B,L,D)

Day 8 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY.
Dock on the southwestern coast of Turkey for a true highlight: the incomparable excavations of EPHESUS. At its zenith in the 1st century BC, it was one of the largest cities in the world, renowned as a trade center and for its colossal Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, and medical school. Led by an expert guide, wander among the reconstructed ruins, including the impressive 25,000-seat Great Theater, where the apostle Paul preached. The lavish monuments, frescoed houses, public baths and toilets, streets marked by chariot wheels, and ancient graffiti offer a true understanding of what life was like for the people who called Ephesus home. (B,L,D)

Day 9 PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the world-famous ACROPOLIS. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! Your Globus Host (LF) will treat you to a souvenir bottle of Ouzo to take home with you. The rest of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping or to explore more on your own. Tonight, you could join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 10 ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. Begin and end in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more.

The true highlight of this off- season Escape is a 7-night, 3-continent Mediterranean cruise.

You’ll visit historic and cultural sites in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, while sailing on the glimmering Mediterranean Sea. Answer the riddle of the Sphinx and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world. In Cairo, peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun. When docking at Ashdod (Israel) and Limassol (Cyprus), a selection of optional excursions are offered. In Rhodes, explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces, then head to Lindos to see the fabulous temple of Athena. Dock in Kusadasi to discover the amazing excavations of Ephesus that go back approximately 3,000 years.

Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise.
  • Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Cruise ship
  • Headsets on the cruise ship.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • ATHENS
    Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis, (LF) Bottle of Ouzo
  • CRUISING
    Seven night cruise with ports of call at Alexandria (Egypt) (technical call), Port Said, Ashdod (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey)
  • INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS
    Alexandria: Cairo, Rhodes: medieval town, Kusadasi: ancient Ephesus
CRUISE DETAILS
  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Outside cabin (category XA) - All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.
  • Full entertainment program on board.
  • Included drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.
  • Globus Host service throughout the cruise.
  • 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.
Accommodations
Athens: Stanley Hotel 
Cruising: Cabin onboard Crystal
Athens: Zafolia 
Notes
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Extra nights before and after your tour may be available
  • The prices are per person in category XA twin outside cabin.
  • Port Taxes $289 & Gratuities $70 to service personnel on board the ship are not included in the Globus price.
  • Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.