Allbound Holidays

French Escape

Launch Date : 10/09/18 8:00pm

Meals : Welcome drink in Athens; full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners; plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

  • STARTS

    ATHENS

  • DAYS

    9

  • ENDS

    ATHENS

Vacation Overview

You’ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the white houses of the Greek Islands. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece with a Greek Island 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 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad.” In ancient Greece, people traveled 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 cooking demonstration where you learn to make traditional tzatziki; take 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.

Your Mediterranean vacation continues with a 3-night Greek cruise on the Aegean Sea! Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to dock on 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. Then, cruise on to the island of Crete to explore Knossos, site of the 3,000 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 Greek cruise and tour vacation has it all!

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS

City Highlights

ATHENS
Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis

CORINTH
Cross the canal

MYCENAE
Guided visit of the excavations and museum

OLYMPIA
[LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer; guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum

DELPHI
[LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of Ouzo; guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum

CRUISING
Three-night cruise with ports of call at Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Santorini (weather permitting), Heraklion

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURIONS
Kusadasi: ancient Ephesus, Heraklion: Minoan Palace of Knossos

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.

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Welcome to Paris! At 5:30 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Paris’ lively restaurants. (D)
PARIS. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. To make the most of your stay, a selection of optional excursions is available. Breakfast and Dinner
PARIS–DIJON. This morning visit [LF] the impressive PALACE AND GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, built by the “Sun King,” Louis XIV. Then, continue to Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Walk along the Rue des Forges and see the Ducal Palace, the renaissance Tower of Philip the Good, and look out for Dijon’s symbolic owl at the Church of Notre Dame. Breakfast and Dinner
DIJON–PONT DU GARD–AVIGNON. Stop at Pont du Gard and marvel at the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France, a monumental feat of engineering completed in the year 19 BC. Continue to Avignon, a town on the Rhône River which became the residence of the popes in the 14th century. During your walking tour, take pictures of the magnificent Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge. Browse the colorful shops that sell traditional products made in Provence, like cloth, honey, herbs, and nougat candy. Breakfast and Dinner
AVIGNON–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE. Drive to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. It was the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and has always attracted artists from around the world. Explore its center and wander through the maze of small streets and along Cours Mirabeau. You will also be treated to a [LF] café au lait with calissons (a traditional French confectionery). Arrive in Nice, “Queen of the Riviera.” An exciting optional excursion to Monte Carlo is available. Breakfast and Dinner
NICE. EXCURISION TO ÈZE. Follow your Tour Director for a walk through the OLD TOWN of Nice, and enjoy some free time on your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Fragonard PERFUME FACTORY in Èze, before celebrating the success of your French Escape with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Breakfast and Dinner
NICE. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

Tour Departure Info & Price

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French Escape

03 Nov 2019 -09 Nov 2019

1199

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10 Nov 2019 -16 Nov 2019

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17 Nov 2019 -23 Nov 2019

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24 Nov 2019 -30 Nov 2019

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08 Dec 2019 -14 Dec 2019

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09 Feb 2020 -15 Feb 2020

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16 Feb 2020 -22 Feb 2020

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23 Feb 2020 -29 Feb 2020

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01 Mar 2020 -07 Mar 2020

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French Escape

08 Mar 2020 -14 Mar 2020

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Price Details US

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

No single room supplement. No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Athens:
January 1 to April 30 2019 in single room $78, in twin $58
October 1 to December31 2019 in single room $119, in twin $68

Cruise Details:
The prices are per person in category XA twin outside cabin.

Port Taxes $129 & Gratuities $30 to service personnel on board the ship are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.

All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.

Transportation

  • Motorcoach; sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Tour Promotion

GLOBUS 2020 Air
  • $1,399pp or $1,499pp Globus French Escape Air-Inclusive Package on select 2019 & 2020 departures*
  • Book Start Date : 11-06-2019
  • Book End Date : 21-06-2019
  • Travel Start Date : 10-11-2019
  • Travel End Date : 09-03-2020

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