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Athens & Three Continents Cruise

Duration 11 days

Destinations visited :
  • Greece
    ,
  • Egypt
    ,
  • Turkey
    ,

Sail across the Aegean Sea on a one-week luxury cruise that takes you across three continents. Start in Athens, where a Local Expert will guide you through the Parthenon and Acropolis — and walk through the Arch of Hadrian, where the Roman Emperor of the same name once stood. Board your vessel and relax as you cruise the sea, sampling the spicy and aromatic dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Travel to Cairo and visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza, towering royal tombs where pharaohs have been laid to rest. And join a Local Expert at Ephesus, the remains of an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

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 being your Grecian journey in style. Meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink and rest up before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre, Athens.
Meal:

DAY 2

Ancient Athens.
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.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

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.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

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 complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 5

Alexandria and Port Said.
Today you’ll arrive in Alexandria 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. Once the day is complete you’ll meet the ship in Port Said before setting sail for Israel.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 6

On to Ashdod.
Enjoy a relaxed start this morning before the cruise sails from Israel to Cyprus.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 7

Adventures on Cyprus.
Indulge in another free day relaxing. Enjoy your vessel’s facilities, including its comfortable staterooms, elegant restaurants, bars and lounges.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

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. Take part in the included 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.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 9

On to Kusadasi.
Arrive in Kusadasi and embark on a half-day tour of Ephesus. 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.
Hotel: MV Celestyal Crystal (or similar).
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 10

Disembark in Athens.
You’ll end your trip in Athens where you’ll enjoy a final night in your beautiful hotel.
Hotel: Divani Caravel Hotel/Crowne Plaza Athens City Center, Athens.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 11

Depart Athens.
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. Your trip comes to an end with a transfer to Athens International Airport.
Meal: Breakfast

Authentic Dining

  • Cruising: 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 on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.

Insight Experiences

  • Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.

Stay in Style

  • Athens: A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Athens Divani Caravel Hotel offers comfort and style with fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. Admire breathtaking views of the ancient Acropolis from the rooftop terrace or relax in the refuge of the hotel’s spa with one of their many treatments.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • 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.

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.
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Athens & Three Continents Cruise

Sail across the Aegean Sea on a one-week luxury cruise that takes you across three continents. Start in Athens, where a Local Expert will guide you through the Parthenon and Acropolis — and walk through the Arch of Hadrian, where the Roman Emperor of the same name once stood. Board your vessel and relax as you cruise the sea, sampling the spicy and aromatic dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Travel to Cairo and visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza, towering royal tombs where pharaohs have been laid to rest. And join a Local Expert at Ephesus, the remains of an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.