Highlights Of Greece Escape Plus 7-Night 3- Continent Cruise
Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. Begin in legendary Athens-site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature. Your off-season escape to Greece is packed with iconic historical sites, including Olympia’s Gymnasium, temples of Hera and Zeus, and other fascinating ancient ruins. Take in spectacular views of the sea on your way to Delphi. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn to make traditional tzatziki. Raise a glass of Ouzo while learning the dance of Zorba the Greek-the Sirtaki. Explore Delphi’s mountainside sanctuary of the god Apollo. Tour the archaeological excavations and museum, home to the extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue of The Charioteer. Return to Athens to embark on your 4-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. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more. Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise.
ATHENSWelcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTHCross the canalMYCENAEGuided visit of the excavations and museumOLYMPIA[LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer; guided visit of the archaeological site and the museumDELPHI[LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo; guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological MuseumCRUISINGSeven night cruise with ports of call at Alexandria (Egypt) (technical call), Port Said, Ashdod (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey)INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONSAlexandria: 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.
- The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises.
Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Olympia
Olympia – Delphi
Delphi – Athens
Athens – Piraeus (Embarkation)
Alexandria, Egypt - Port Said
Piraeus (Disembarkation) – Athens