Take in the intoxicating Greek Islands coupled with Athens and Istanbul on this 12-Day cruise through history. Begin in Athens, cradle of modern civilization. An included tour takes you to the Parthenon, the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Arch.
Board your cruise ship for an exciting 7-Day cruise through the Greek islands, but beginning in exotic Istanbul, crossroads of Europe and Asia. Marvel at the skyline of minarets and mosques before exploring the ancient sights of the city.
Mykonos, Chios, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes – your ports of call read like a who’s who of islands. Take advantage of optional experiences that will be offered to you or spend your time wandering freely on your own. Explore the rich history of the area and be amazed at how different each island is compared to the others. One highlight port of call is at the Turkish port of Kusadasi, where you can visit Ephesus. Stand in awe at the mosaic lined streets, public restrooms, glorious carvings and the amazing library, and try to picture the city as it was nearly 2000 years ago.
Finish your journey back in Athens for one final evening of leisure before raising your glass of ouzo in a toast to the lovely Aegean!
Local Host in Athens
<p>Local Host: Host Service in Athens.<br /><br /> Your tour includes the services of a professional Tour Host in Athens. They will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city and assist with making any arrangements for you during your leisure time.</p>
Professional Cruise Manager
<p>With you throughout your journey.</p>
First Class Hotels
<p>First Class Hotels: featuring twin bedded room with private restroom.<br /><br />Hotels are an expensive element of any vacation and certainly one of the most important. For our trips we reserve European Standard First Class Hotels (or best available) and all hotel rooms feature a private bathroom. You'll enjoy our selection of hotels such as Radisson, Hilton and Sheraton.</p>
<p>Ship: Superior Ocean-view cabin with private bath.<br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>10 Buffet Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners (including Highlight Dinner). </p>
<p>Our Local Expert Guides are the cream of the crop. As native citizens of the cities they represent, they offer a fascinating insight into local history, customs and tradition while entertaining you with stories that only a local would know!</p>
<p>Airport arrival and departure transfers included as noted in itinerary with the purchase of combined air and land package.</p>
Luxury Motorcoach Transportation
<p>Luxury motorcoach transportation with A/C, reclining seats, panoramic windows and emergency restroom.</p>
<p>Travel Documents including travel wallet, travel planner, complimentary keepsake photo and 5% Frequent Traveler Discount upon return for a future trip.</p>