Eclectic Aegean & Three Continents - 14 Nights
Eclectic Aegean & Three Continents - 14 Nights
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 tours.
You can 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. Join us on our amazing excursions to delve deeper into the Pyramids of Giza, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The ultimate escape for true adventurers.
Cruise itineraryAt-a-Glance Itinerary
Your Eclectic Aegean escape begins in the majestic city of Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the world, the vibrant modern metropolis boasts an intriguing and contrasting mix of old and modern architecture in perfect harmony and balance. Explore the city and soak up the atmosphere by the harbour’s edge as you wait to embark for your exciting adventure.
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. Reserve your spot on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion on private boat to sail down the Bosphorus and catch spectacular views of the Topkapi Palace and the Rumeli Hisari Fortress. No visit to Istanbul is complete without a wander around the historic spice market to set your senses ablaze.
The sun-drenched island of Mykonos is affectionately known as the ‘Island of the Winds’. Easily recognised by its iconic 16th-Century windmills perched high on the hill, the vibrant Mykonos Town is an alluring landscape of smooth sandy beaches dotted along a dramatic coastline. Indulge in the islands culinary delights or take a short boat trip to explore the sacred island of Delos.
The dynamic beach resort of Kusadasi welcomes you with its warm and friendly ambience. From here you will be whisked away for a guided tour round ancient Ephesus, one of the highlights of this Aegean cruise. Before rebounding the ship, take time to enjoy the scenic seafront promenade and the town’s impressive Grand Bazaar.
The stunning landscape of Greece’s largest Dodecanese island, Rhodes, seamlessly incorporates dramatic ancient and historic sites with charming modern hillside villages. Here you will visit the majestic medieval fortification of the Acropolis at Lindos perched on the clifftop above the crystalline Aegean and explore the cobbled alleyways and narrow arteries in the Old Town where you will discover opulent architecture with Ottoman and Italian influence.
The mesmerizing landscape of Santorini is instantly recognizable all over the world with its sweeping cluster of traditional whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. Here you have the opportunity to experience the island’s charming villages on our unforgettable excursions to the picturesque beauty spot of Oia perched on the Caldera rim. You won’t want to forget your camera.
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bustling Limassol is Cyprus’ cultural hub and tourist center. Its streets are lined with colorful 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. You can discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site of Pafos and the legend of Aphrodite’s rock through our amazing excursions.
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.
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 sunscreen and a hat. Here, you have the chance to explore iconic ruins on a 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 harbor.
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 unforgettable sites. Why not join our local experts to discover the highlights of the Acropolis and learn how Greece inspired Western democracy. Alternatively, explore our capital and all her charms on your own terms.