Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise

Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise

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Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise

12 Days Starting and ending in Athens, Greece

Visiting: Athens, Corinth, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, Meteora, Thermopylae, Mykonos, Kuşadası, Ephesus Ancient City, Patmos, Heraklion, Knossos, Santorini

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

RGK-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Cruise

From: $3940 $3738 Operator discount: -$97 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$106

NB: Prices correct on 19-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Let the sun and games begin on this lively land and cruise tour to Classical Greece, ancient Turkey, and the breezy Greek Isles. After following in the footsteps of profound philosophers and legendary Olympians, your mind and body will set sail from Athens for three triumphant nights on the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Trade the discus throw for dancing and the chariot games for a chair by the pool as you peacefully float to the glamourous island of Mykonos; the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus; the pilgrimage site of Patmos; the Bronze Age settlement of Knossos; and the dreamy, whitewashed isle of Santorini (weather permitting). With brilliant sights and sunsets on the itinerary from the mainland to Crete, you’re destined to bring home the golden this winning tour of Greece.

Highlights

  • Cruise tour to Classical Greece, ancient Turkey, and the breezy Greek Isles.

  • Sail from Athens on the brilliant blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

  • Float to the glamourous island of Mykonos; the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus.

  • The pilgrimage site of Patmos.

  • brilliant sights and sunsets on the mainland to Crete.

Places You'll See

Zafolia

Stanley Hotel

Amalia Nauplia

Amalia Olympia

Amalia Delphi

Europa

Amalia Kalambaka

Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Athens, Greece

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Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Zafolia

At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 : Athens

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Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Zafolia

Meals Included: Breakfast

ATHENS Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Acropolis and a stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Day 3 : Athens-Corinth-Mycenae-Epidaurus-Nauplia

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Location: Athens, Corinth, Archaeological site of Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplion

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amalia Nauplia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

CORINTH Cross the canal and visit ancient Corinth.
MYCENAE Free time for lunch. Guided visit of the excavations and museum.
EPIDAURUS Guided visit to the 2,300-year-old open-air auditorium before continuing to Nauplia.
132 mi / 212 km

Day 4 : Nauplia-Olympia

Location: Nafplion, Olympia

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel

Accommodation Name: Europa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner

Take a scenic drive through the Arkadian Mountains.
OLYMPIA Join a guided visit to the archaeological site and the museum. [LF] Attend a cooking demonstration this evening to learn how to make traditional Greek tzatziki.
112 mi / 181 km

Day 5 : Olympia-Patras-Delphi

Location: Olympia, Patras, Delphi

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amalia Delphi

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner

Drive by the busy seaport of Patras.
DELPHI Join a guided visit to the excavations and Archaeological Museum. This evening, [LF] learn how to dance the sirtaki while sipping a glass of ouzo.
149 mi / 239 km

Day 6 : Delphi-Meteora Area

Location: Delphi, Meteora

Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amalia Kalambaka

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner

Drive past Lamia and Trikala en route to Kalambaka.
METEORA Guided visit of the Varlaam and St. Stephen’s Monasteries.
155 mi / 249 km

Day 7 : Meteora Area-Thermopylae-Athens

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Location: Meteora, Thermopylae, Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Zafolia

Meals Included: Breakfast

THERMOPYLAE Stop at the battle site.
ATHENS Free time late afternoon and evening.
236 mi / 380 km

Day 8 : Athens (Embarkation)-Mykonos

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Location: Athens, Mykonos

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ATHENS Embark on your Greek Islands cruise.
MYKONOS Free time to explore this evening.

Day 9 : Cruising: Kusadasi, Turkey-Patmos, Greece

Location: Kuşadası, Ephesus Ancient City, Kuşadası, Patmos

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

KUSADASI Visit the excavations of Ephesus.
PATMOS Afternoon call.

Day 10 : Cruising: Heraklion, Crete-Santorini

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Location: Heraklion, Knossos, Heraklion, Santorini

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

HERAKLION Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos.
SANTORINI Afternoon call (weather permitting).

Day 11 : Athens (Disembarkation)

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Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Zafolia

Meals Included: Breakfast

ATHENS Disembark From your ship for a free day in Athens.

Day 12 : Athens

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Location: Athens

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Acropolis Athens|Archeological Site of Delphi|Archeological Site of Olympia|Ephesus|Meteora

Meals

Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners; full à-la-carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners while cruising

Accommodation

Athens:Zafolia
Athens:Stanley Hotel
Nauplia:Amalia Nauplia
Olympia:Amalia Olympia
Olympia:Europa
Delphi:Amalia Delphi
Meteora Area:Amalia Kalambaka
Athens:Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

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David R  

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Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

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06-Jul-2024

I have done Newfoundland & Labrador with Iceberg Festival tour with Globus in June 2024. It was absolute rubbish for the price I paid towards the tour. Terrible hotels, horrible meals, barely any sightseeing that is worth while the visit, most importantly, the Iceberg festival never happened. Globus sold this specific tour departure date as the only way to attend this supposed Iceberg Festival. I felt cheated after paying 3527£ for a 13 day tour considering the only reason I picked this departure date was because I wanted to attend this Iceberg festival. I could have used my time and money in a better way doing a different tour with another company. A Canadian company who did the exact same tour is doing it for £2400. I have been travelling with Globus and Cosmos tours since 2008. However, this company tours have been terrible after the covid shutdowns. They are charging more than the premium companies and not providing the equivalent service on par with the prices. Safe to say that I won't be recommending Globus and Cosmos tours to anyone. Try other tour companies that are on the market.

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