Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise

From $6,500.00 CAD per person

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Classical Greece 4 night Island Cruise 27 Sept - 11 Oct 2020 Locally escorted group departure including bus to Toronto airport, air to Athens return non-stop and tax gratuities,. Call today to inquire!

VACATION OVERVIEW

Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, marvellous beaches, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine… this is Greece, and on this Greece vacation, you’ll experience all of this and more! History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the Beehive Tomb and Lion Gate in Mycenae; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more. Globus has also included some traditional experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. Enjoy a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also, enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki. But that's not all...be ready for a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world as well as Ephesus in Turkey . You'll visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Kusadasi and the Greek, Roman and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus, Turkey; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, with one of Europe's largest medieval towns ; Heraklion on Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breath-taking panoramas. Picturesque fishing villages, stunning islands, ancient historic sights, and unique experiences…this is a dream vacation to Greece!

14 DAY TOUR FROM TORONTO TO ATHENS RETURN

SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 11, 2020

Greece Group


  • Inside Cabin TWN $6,500 pp I Outside Cabin TWN $6,776 pp I Outside Cabin SGL $7,183
  • Price based on a Double or Single Occupancy including Port Taxes, on Board and Driver Gratuities. Escort on tour are included as well.
  • $331.00 pp CAD booking discount if booked by February 7, 2020
  • $50.00 off pp discount for attending the presentation January 29, 2020
  • Deposit of $500 (non refundable ) per person required at the time of booking
  • Additional Non Globus operated services - See page 2 for itinerary of Globus Tour
  • 27 September - Bus transfer Simcoe to Toronto airport
  • Air Canada 1900 non stop flight
  • 27 September Leave : Toronto 16:40. Arrive: Athens 09:20
  • Transfers down to hotel
  • 10 October – Stay at Zafolia Hotel Athens - Free time
  • 11 October transfer to Athens airport
  • Air Canada 1901 non stop flight
  • 11 October Leave: Athens 12:45. Arrive : Toronto 16:45
  • Bus transfer back to Simcoe

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY while on tour in Greece

DAY 1 ATHENS, GREECE. Welcome to Athens! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink with your Tour Director.


DAY 2 ATHENS. Sightseeing 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, and the Temple of Athena Nike. 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 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, perhaps join an optional dinner outing to sample local fare. (B)


DAY 3 ATHENS–CORINTH–MYCENAE–EPIDAURUS–NAUPLIA. Cross the spectacular Corinth Canal, then visit ANCIENT CORINTH, where St. Paul preached. Two highlights today: MYCENAE, where 19th-century excavations reveal impressions of the splendors so vividly described by Homer. Admire the Beehive Tombs, known as the Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, Europe’s oldest known monument, remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace, and the impressive fortifications of the Citadel. Also visit the museum. Then, a short drive to EPIDAURUS for a tour of its amazingly well-preserved 2,300-year-old open-air theater. Overnight in nearby Nauplia. (B,D)


DAY 4 NAUPLIA–OLYMPIA. Spectacular scenery on the way through the Arkadian Mountains. Then, spend the afternoon in OLYMPIA, where athletes of antiquity competed in honor of the king of deities. Learn about the history of those original Olympic Games as you walk among the impressive remains of the Gymnasium and the Temples of Hera and Zeus. Also visit the MUSEUM that displays Praxiteles’ magnificent statue of Hermes. Tonight, enjoy a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer.(B, D)


DAY 5 OLYMPIA–PATRAS–DELPHI. Via the busy seaport of Patras, proceed to mystic Delphi. The afternoon is devoted to a fascinating tour of the ancient sanctuary of the god Apollo in its dramatic setting on Mount Parnassus. Hear about the Oracle and tour the EXCAVATIONS. End the day with a visit to the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary 5th century BC bronze statue. A highlight this evening is a DANCE LESSON, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of Ouzo. (B,D)


DAY 6 DELPHI–METEORA AREA. Drive past Lamia and Trikala to Kalambaka in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its rocktop monasteries. Visit VARLAAM MONASTERY, famous for its frescoes, and ST. STEPHEN’S MONASTERY, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. (Ladies should pack one long skirt, as shorts or trousers may be inappropriate when visiting the monasteries). (B,D)


DAY 7 METEORA AREA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS. Today’s highlight is a guided visit to THERMOPYLAE, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. On the way back to Athens, your Tour Director will tell you about Thebes, the setting of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and Marathon, where 10,000 Athenians defeated more than twice that number of Persian invaders in 490 BC. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (D)


DAY 8 ATHENS–LAVRION/PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS. Arrive in Lavrion/Piraeus, and sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos. (B,L,D)


DAY 9 CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE. Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, join an optional excursion to discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, and see the Grotto of the Apocalypse. (B,L,D)


DAY 10 CRUISING: RHODES. All day is dedicated to the island of RHODES. Explore the sights in the historic Old City with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Next is Lindos with the fabulous Temple of Athena. Sail from Rhodes around dinnertime. (B,L,D)


DAY 11 CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE. First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. An optional excursion to Knossos, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization, is available. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” The optional shore excursion takes you to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)


DAY 12 LAVRION/PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS. After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens.(B)


DAY 13 ATHENS. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)

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