Tour

Athens & Three Continents Cruise - Premium, Classic Group, Winter 2021 2022
from USD 3485

Insight Vacations

Tour Code: W9437AM16
Vacation Type: Regional Journey
Brochure: 2021 2022 Europe Winter
Duration: 11 Days
Countries: Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel

Discover the treasures of some of the world's most ancient civilisations in the Mediterranean as you explore history through archaeology, religion and culture on a 7-day, multi-continent cruise.



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Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • In Athens, your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in this city is seamless
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion
  • On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 7 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants
  • You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages
  • Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Supplement Cruise

  • Drinks Package 7 day Cruise

Transfer Airport

  • Arrival Incl Transfer Athens Airport to Hotel
  • Departure Incl Transfer Hotel to Athens Airport

Authentic Dining

  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 6 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athens: See the Arch of Hadrian, erected in honour of the Roman Emperor and used as a divider between the ancient city and the new Roman district, along with the remaining columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
  • Cairo: Admire the remaining Wonders of the Ancient World as you explore through the Pyramids of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. Hear about Egyptian history as you walk through the National Archaeological Museum and learn the art of making papyrus paper out of reeds when you visit a Papyrus Institute.
  • Rhodes : See the classical Acropolis of Lindos and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.

  • Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
  • MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 1 Arrive Athens

Welcome to Athens. Famed for its iconic ruins, delicious cuisine and its fascinating myths, where better to start your cruise? Once you arrive in the Greek capital, you’ll be transferred to your beautiful hotel, where you begin your Grecian journey in style. Meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink and rest up before your adventure begins tomorrow.

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.

Day 2 Athens Sightseeing

Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Delve into the history of Athens as you discover its iconic sights with a Local Expert. Take in the grandeur of former temple, Parthenon, and ancient citadel Acropolis, which is situated above the city.(Breakfast)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.

Day 3 Getting Ready To Sail

This afternoon, board your home for the majority of the trip, MV Celestyal Crystal. Settle into your stateroom cabin as tonight you set sail for Egypt.(Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 4 Sailing To Egypt

Today you continue cruising the Mediterranean as you make your way to Egypt. Make the most of your time relaxing on-board in the cruises spa and lounges. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard daily. Vegetarian options are available for those who require them. Your cruise includes a selection of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic hot and cold beverages are included.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 5 Port Said

Today you’ll arrive in Port Said where you have the choice to unwind or venture out and explore Cairo on an included full day experience. Marvel at the remains of the ancient world when you visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza, the mighty Sphinx and National Archaeological Museum.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Day 6 Discovering Ashdod

This morning disembark in Ashdod the gateway of Israel You may choose to explore Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, and vibrant Jerusalem.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 7 Adventures On Cyprus

Enjoy a relaxed morning and make the most of your vessel's facilities, before disembarking in Limassol. Perhaps explore Paphos, or spend the afternoon walking on Limassol's promenade.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 8 Myth And Legend Of Rhodes

Upon arrival at Rhodes, chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join an optional guided experience and walk the streets of the old town surrounded by medieval walls and explore the ancient buildings. In the evening, your cruise continues to Kusadasi.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 9 On To Kusadasi

Arrive in Kusadasi and embark on a half-day tour of Ephesus with a Local Expert. This ancient Greek city and UNESCO World Heritage site was founded by the Carian and Lelegs in the 10th century BC and is a must-see during your time here. End the day with a delicious meal onboard your ship.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine / Dinner with Wine)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).

Day 10 Disembark In Athens

You’ll end your trip in Athens where you’ll enjoy a final night in your beautiful hotel.(Breakfast)

Duration: 1 Day

Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.

Day 11 Depart Athens

Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.(Breakfast)

Duration: 1 Day

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