The Best Of The Balkans With 3-Night Greek Cruise
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!
DUBROVNIKWelcome dinner; guided walking tour; visit Rector’s PalaceMOSTARGuided visit and see the Old BridgeSARAJEVOGuided sightseeing, [LF] visit the Sarajevo TunnelBELGRADEGuided sightseeing, see Kalemegdan FortressTIMISOARAAdmire the Orthodox CathedralSIBIUOrientationSIGHISOARAStop in the walled townBRAN CASTLE[LF] Visit Dracula’s castle and dinner at Queen Mary’s Tea HouseBRASOVGuided sightseeing, visit the Black ChurchBUCHARESTGuided sightseeing, visit the People’s PalaceRUSEStop in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”SOFIAGuided sightseeing, visit Holy Sofia ChurchRILA[LF] Guided visit of the monasteryTHESSALONIKAGuided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of St. DemetriousATHENSGuided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis; farewell dinnerCRUISINGThree night cruise to Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, SantoriniCRUISE 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.
Dubrovnik – Mostar, Bosnia - Herzegovina – Sarajevo
Sarajevo – Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade – Timisoara, Romania – Sibiu
Sibiu – Sighisoara – Bran Castle – Brasov
Brasov – Bucharest
Bucharest – Ruse, Bulgaria – Sofia
Sofia – Rila – Thessalonika, Greece
Thessalonika – Thermopylae – Athens
Athens – Piraeus (Embarkation) – Mykonos
Kusadasi, Turkey – Patmos, Greece
Heraklion, Crete – Santorini, Greece
Piraeus (Disembarkation) – Athens