The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise & tour of Greece. You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling through whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and Greek Islands 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 1350 to 1200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” In ancient Greece, people travelled 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 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.
Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for four nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you’ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Begin your crossing of the Aegean waters to the tiny Greek island of Patmos, then to the island of Rhodes. You’ll explore the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena’s Temple. Next, dock at Heraklion on the island of Crete, where you can take an optional excursion to explore site of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. You’ll also 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 guided tour of Greece has it all—including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.
ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Cross the canalMYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museumOLYMPIA 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 OuzoCRUISING Four night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey); Patmos; Crete; Santorini (weather permitting).CRUISE DETAILS: Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are included.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.Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.Globus Host service throughout the cruise.RHODESSee the Temple of Athena in Lindos
Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
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 Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.
Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.