Eclectic Aegean & Three Continents - 14 Nights All Inclusive

Embark on an odyssey into the vibrant cultures, histories, tastes, sights and surprises of the Aegean and beyond. Taking on two adventures back-to-back, you’ll experience the combined wonder of our Eclectic Aegean and Three Continents Cruises.

You’ll live a Byzantium dream on the streets of Istanbul, marvel at monasteries among the clouds at Meteora, and fill your heart in Oia among blue domes and golden sunshine. Then you’ll discover the

icons of Europe, Asia and Africa at the Pyramids of Giza, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The ultimate escape for true adventurers.

Book for 2022
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1 Athens (Piraeus)
2 Istanbul
3 Istanbul
4 Kavala
5 Thessaloniki
6 Volos
7 Santorini
8 Athens (Greece)
9 At Sea
10 Port Said (Egypt)
11 Ashdod (Israel)
12 Limassol (Cyprus)
13 Rhodes (Greece)
14 Kusadasi (Turkey)
15 Athens (Greece)

Cruise itinerary

At-a-Glance Itinerary
Day 1
Depart 15:00

Athens

(Piraeus)

Breathtaking panoramas await you on your Eclectic Aegean 7-night odyssey. Before heading out to sea, take the time to explore the sprawling capital of Athens and step back in time across more than three millennia. Clustered around its landmark 5th-Century BC Acropolis are many historically important archaeological sites. And as you wait to board, enjoy the captivating ambience by the harbour’s edge.

Day 2
Arrive 15:00

Istanbul

Our adventure next takes us to the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul, and today you have the chance to see it from a unique perspective. Sailing down the Bosphorus Strait on a private boat, you’ll catch spectacular views of the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Hisari Fortress. Followed by a wander around the historic spice market to set your senses ablaze.

Day 3
Depart 18:00

Istanbul

An Istanbul morning is rich with the melodic call to prayer and the scent of spices going to market. This is one of the world’s truly great cities, wonderfully eclectic and full of opportunities. Be sure to take in the city’s skyline, embellished with the silhouetted minarets of lavish Byzantine and imperial mosques, to get a sense of what makes Istanbul so special.

Day 4
Depart 20:00

Kavala

Perched on the slopes of Mt Symvolo, this vibrant seaport resort has been a little-known favourite for centuries. Its name, Kavala, is said to have been based on Alexander the Great’s favourite horse. These days it’s also affectionately known as ‘the blue city’, boasting crystal-clear waters and dreamy sea views. For a taste of ancient life, you can also explore the nearby ruins of Neapolis and Philippi, with a specialist guide bringing their stories to life.

Day 5
Depart 19:00

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s ancient ruins rooted in the middle of the city create a rich tapestry sewn with a Roman Agora, the Arch of Galerius, the Rotonda, the Byzantine Baths and the Crypt of Agios Demetrios) together with the neoclassical architecture and the impressive Aghia Sofia. The island also has a reputation for its sumptuous culinary delights and delicious pastries.

Day 6
Depart 18:30

Volos

Volos itself offers everything you need for an exciting or relaxing day in port. Step off your Volos cruise, and you’re greeted by a thriving university city whose energetic pace will whisk you up into its whirlwind of activity, along the edge of the beautiful natural harbor and in the tsipouradika—traditional tavernas—and set you on course to uncover some real architectural gems, both ancient and neoclassical. Wander around and you’ll find grand urban mansions sitting beside nods to the city’s long-lasting industrial heritage.

Day 7
Depart 20:00

Santorini

The mesmerising landscape of Santorini is instantly recognisable all over the world. The sweeping cluster of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches are instantly recognisable, and you have the opportunity to experience the island’s charming villages on our complimentary excursions to the picturesque beauty spot of Oia perched on the Caldera rim.  You won’t want to forget your camera.

Day 8
Depart 17:00

Athens

(Greece)

Your evocative 7-night adventure to discover historical treasures across three continents begins in the legendary city of Athens. The vibrant and modern metropolis was once the beating heart of ancient Greece. Historically important archaeological sites are strategically positioned around its most iconic landmark, the Acropolis. Take the opportunity to discover its charms before joining us onboard for the overnight voyage to Egypt.

Day 9

At

Sea

A day at sea gives you the opportunity to explore the ship’s array of amenities, take full advantage of the onboard activities and indulge in our chef’s exquisite cuisine. Kick back and soak up the sun as we treat you to complimentary drinks from the bar. Alternatively, why not participate in handicrafts, language lessons, traditional dancing, games or exercise. There’s plenty to do.

Day 10
Depart 22:00

Port

Said

At the northern end of Egypt’s iconic Suez Canal, the city of Port Said evokes an entrancing air of nostalgia. It boasts a raised pedestrian boardwalk that runs along the scenic waterfront, offering fabulous views of the canal’s entry point. The surrounding late 19th-Century buildings and properties flaunt a certain charm that magically transports you to a bygone era.

Day 11
Depart 22:00

Ashdod

(Israel)

The striking coastline of Ashdod in Israel’s Holy Land has witnessed the evolution of history since the Biblical prophet Jonah. Amongst the most celebrated sites are the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall. Here you will have the opportunity to explore two of the world’s most celebrated cities, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Day 12
Depart 18:00

Limassol

(Cyprus)

Bustling Limassol is Cyprus’ cultural hub and tourist centre. Its streets are lined with colourful cafes, bars and restaurants. To complement the modern attractions, the lively city also has the historic monument of Limassol Castle and a collection of ancient treasures on show in the Cyprus Medieval Museum. Unveil the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Pafos, and the legend of Aphrodite’s Rock.

Day 13
Depart 18:30

Rhodes

(Greece)

The idyllic Greek island of Rhodes is home to one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks – the Acropolis at Lindos. The island also has a bounty of beautiful beaches, majestic medieval fortification ruins and an enchanting Old Town to discover. Explore the labyrinth of quaint cobblestone streets that instantly transport you back in time to the days of the Byzantine Empire.

Day 14
Depart 17:00

Kusadasi

(Turkey)

The historically significant Turkish city of Kusadasi is bathed in glorious sunshine for 300 days of the year so make sure you wear plenty of sunblock and a hat as you explore the iconic ruins on our complimentary tour to ancient Ephesus. Before you come back onboard, feel free to browse the stalls for souvenirs and trinkets in the Grand Bazaar near the harbour.

Day 15
Arrival 07:00

Athens

(Greece)

Your epic journey comes to a close where it all began – in the legendary city of Athens. Our early arrival gives you plenty of time to explore the city’s famous archaeological sites in and around the Acropolis. Why not join our local experts to discover the highlights and learn how Greece inspired western democracy. Alternatively, explore our capital and all her charms on your own terms.

Amazing excursions carefully curated

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ATHENS TOUR AND THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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ATHENS MONUMENTS AND THE ACROPOLIS

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CORINTH CANAL, ANCIENT CORINTH, BEMA OF ST. PAUL

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PANORAMIC ATHENS AND CORINTH CANAL CROSSING

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THE ACROPOLIS & THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

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EXPERIENCE THE CRETAN COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFESTYLE

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KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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MINOAN PALACE OF KNOSSOS – 1ST EUROPEAN CIVILISATION

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VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF ELOUNDA AND SPINALONGA

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THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS & COSMOPOLITAN HERAKLION

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A DELECTABLE DAY IN CRETE

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RIVER TREKKING TOUR

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CRETAN JEEP SAFARI

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KAVALA – Prophets, Legends and the heroes of Philippi

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NOSTALGIC MILOS

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STEP BACK IN TIME

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STEP BACK IN TIME – (RELIGIOUS)

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THE AMAZING BEACHES TOUR

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CYCLADIC TASTES (FOOD ON FOOT)

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DELOS – SACRED ISLAND & APOLLO SANCTUARY

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MYKONIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND LITTLE VENICE

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MYKONIAN DINNER

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COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH CHORA AND THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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RELIGIOUS VISIT TO ST JOHN’S MONASTERY – GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE

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TRADITIONAL FEAST IN PATMOS

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MEDIEVAL TOUR – ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS AND THE CITADEL OF THE KNIGHTS

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PHILERIMOS CHURCH AND THE PALACE OF THE KNIGHTS

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WALKING TOUR IN THE MEDIEVAL CITY OF RHODES

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AKROTIRI VILLAGE EXCAVATIONS

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CRUISE TO SANTORINI’S ISLANDS AND VOLCANOES

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK – JEEP SAFARI ADVENTURE

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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THE ESSENCE OF SANTORINI

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WALKING TOUR IN SYROS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THESSALONIKI

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VERIA (BERROIA)

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PANORAMIC THESSALONIKI

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THE ROYAL TOMBS OF VERGINA

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LAND OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

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DRINK AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL

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LEGENDARY MOUTZOURIS (MOUNTAIN TRAIN RIDE)

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THE SPECTACULAR ROCKS & THE ‘HANGING’ MONASTERIES

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VOLOS & MT. PELION

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FULL DAY TRIP TO TROY & ASSOS

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GALLIPOLI

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GALLIPOLI, TROY AND THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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LEGENDARY TROY & THE NEW TROY MUSEUM

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ANCIENT PERGAMON

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A TASTE OF ISTANBUL: STREET FOOD TOUR

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SECRETS OF SULTAN AHMET SQUARE

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OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BYZANTINE LEGACY TOUR

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ISTANBUL

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TURKISH BATHS

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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ANCIENT EPHESUS AND THE TERRACE HOUSES

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ANCIENT EPHESUS THROUGH THE AGES – HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN

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HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY & ANCIENT EPHESUS

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CLASSIC CAIRO

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CURIUM, THE WINE VILLAGE OF OMODOS AND LIMASSOL

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EXPERIENCE THE TRADITION

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PAPHOS, THE CITY OF UNESCO

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PANORAMIC LIMASSOL & CURIUM

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UNESCO CHURCHES IN SOLEA REGION – 2 CHURCHES

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JAFFA & TEL AVIV

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JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

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ELOUNDA AND BEYOND

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CLASSIC CAIRO

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ANCIENT EPHESUS & MILETUS

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND THE SPICE MARKET

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SPECTACULAR OIA VILLAGE PERCHED ON THE CALDERA RIM

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