Athens Plus 7-Night Cruise to Greece, Egypt, and Turkey

DAY 1: ATHENS

Welcome to Athens! Meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink with your host.

DAY 2: ATHENS–PIRAEUS (EMBARKATION)

Today head to the port of Piraeus, where your cruise ship awaits to whisk you into the crystal-blue waters of the Aegean Sea.

Meals | Breakfast, Dinner

 
DAY 3: CRUISING AT SEA

Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Egypt.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 4: CRUISING: ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT-PORT SAID

A technical stop in Alexandria allows you to disembark for your included full day excursion. A guided tour takes you to see the Pyramids of Giza including the Great Pyramid, the most colossal pyramid ever built and get close to the enigmatic Sphinx. Next, on to Cairo, capital of Egypt, set on the river Nile. Visit the National Archeological Museum, home to over 120,000 artifacts including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Later return to the ship now docked at Port Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 5: CRUISING: ASHDOD, ISRAEL

Arrive today in Ashdod, Israel’s largest port! A selection of optional excursions are available today to make the most out of your stay amongst which is a trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 6: CRUISING: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

North today to Cyprus, with time to explore Limassol’s historical center on your own. You could investigate the thousand-year-old castle, medieval baths, catacombs, and fascinating Folk Art Museum, or you might prefer to just relax with a Cypriot beer at one of the many tavernas and mingle with the locals.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 7: CRUISING: RHODES, GREECE

The entire day is dedicated to the fabulous island of Rhodes. First, explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. Then, head to the archaeological site at Lindos to see the fabulous Temple of Athena. Be sure to bring your camera because the view of Lindos village sprawling down the hillside under the acropolis is one of the most iconic scenes in Greece!

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 8: CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY

Dock on the southwestern coast of Turkey for a true highlight: the incomparable excavations of Ephesus. At its zenith in the 1st century BC, it was one of the largest cities in the world, renowned as a trade center and for its colossal Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, and medical school. Led by an expert guide, wander among the reconstructed ruins, including the impressive 25,000-seat Great Theater, where the apostle Paul preached. The lavish monuments, frescoed houses, public baths and toilets, streets marked by chariot wheels, and ancient graffiti offer a true understanding of what life was like for the people who called Ephesus home.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
DAY 9: PIRAEUS (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS

After breakfast on board, disembark for a final day in Athens. Guided sightseeing introduces you to the world-famous Acropolis. From its rocky hilltop setting, see the fabled Parthenon, Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Take in the incomparable views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the Agora where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation showcases the Parliament House and 2nd-century Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble! Your host will treat you to a souvenir bottle of Ouzo to take home with you. The rest of the day is free to catch up on last-minute shopping or to explore more on your own. Tonight, you could join an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals | Breakfast

DAY 10: ATHENS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals | Breakfast



Included in package:

  • 7-night Cruise to Egypt, Israel, Greece, & Turkey

  • Pre & Post in Athens

  • Guided sightseeing with local host

  • Shore excursions

  • Outside cabin on the cruise ship

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as noted on itinerary

  • Drink package including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages

  • Entertainment on board the cruise ship

Starting from:

$1440

When To Go:

May to June, Sept to October

Currency:

Euro, Egyptian pound, Turkish Iira, Israeli new shekel

Language:

Greek, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew

Flight Time:

16 hours

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