The Best Of The Balkans With 3-Night Greek Cruise

07/01/2020 through 09/28/2020
07/01/2020 through 10/21/2020
Globus

For the traveler who wishes to see it all, this is the perfect vacation to explore the Balkan countries. Visit the must-see sights and hear about the long and fascinating histories as you journey through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Tour highlights include 15th-century Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; Mostar’s Old Bridge, a reconstruction of the city’s original 16th-century Ottoman bridge; Serbia’s capital Belgrade; the Romanian cities of Timisoara, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bucharest, and Brasov, where you’ll visit the impressive Black Church; Ruse, Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”; the byzantine Holy Sofia Church, built in the 6th century and today a symbol of Sofia; plus Thessalonika’s Basilica of Saint Demetrious, and Athens’ Acropolis, in Greece.

Globus has also included some unique experiences. Enjoy a visit to Dracula’s 14th-century Bran Castle in Romania including the torture chambers and followed by dinner on the castle grounds; the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Globus has included a visit to the Sarajevo Tunnel built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War.

At the end of your tour, embark on a beautiful three-night Aegean cruise from Athens. Ports of call include Mykonos, Kusadasi and the fascinating excavations of Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) with an included excursion to Knossos, and Santorini (weather permitting). It’s a great way to end your Eastern Europe tour!

Included Features:

DUBROVNIK
Welcome dinner; guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace

MOSTAR
Guided visit and see the Old Bridge

SARAJEVO
Guided sightseeing, [LF] visit the Sarajevo Tunnel

BELGRADE
Guided sightseeing, see Kalemegdan Fortress

TIMISOARA
Admire the Orthodox Cathedral

SIBIU
Orientation

SIGHISOARA
Stop in the walled town

BRAN CASTLE
[LF] Visit Dracula’s castle and dinner at Queen Mary’s Tea House

BRASOV
Guided sightseeing, visit the Black Church

BUCHAREST
Guided sightseeing, visit the People’s Palace

RUSE
Stop in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”

SOFIA
Guided sightseeing, visit Holy Sofia Church

RILA
[LF] Guided visit of the monastery

THESSALONIKA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of St. Demetrious

ATHENS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis; farewell dinner

CRUISING
Three night cruise to Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini

CRUISE DETAILS:

  • Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.
  • Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IB) Outside cabin (category XB)
  • 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.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Crystal, operated by Celestyal Cruises. Certain departures may be operated by other Celestyal Cruises ships of similar standard.

Itinerary

Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Day 2 Dubrovnik
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Day 3 Dubrovnik – Mostar, Bosnia - Herzegovina – Sarajevo
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Day 4 Sarajevo
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Day 5 Sarajevo – Belgrade, Serbia
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Day 6 Belgrade
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Day 7 Belgrade – Timisoara, Romania – Sibiu
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Day 8 Sibiu – Sighisoara – Bran Castle – Brasov
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Day 9 Brasov – Bucharest
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Day 10 Bucharest
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Day 11 Bucharest – Ruse, Bulgaria – Sofia
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Day 12 Sofia
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Day 13 Sofia – Rila – Thessalonika, Greece
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Day 14 Thessalonika – Thermopylae – Athens
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Day 15 Athens
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Day 16 Athens
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Day 17 Athens – Piraeus (Embarkation) – Mykonos
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Day 18 Kusadasi, Turkey – Patmos, Greece
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Day 19 Heraklion, Crete – Santorini, Greece
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Day 20 Piraeus (Disembarkation) – Athens
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Day 21 Athens
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