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10 DAYS ATHENS, THREE CONTINENTS AND ISTANBUL CRUISE

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Tour Start Date:   Available every wednesday from 14. April - 13. October

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Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 1325.00   Single Room:  Not Available

10 DAYS ATHENS, THREE CONTINENTS AND ISTANBUL CRUISE SUMMARY:


Welcome to Greece! This itinerary starts and ends in Athens, Greece but visits the best of the Greek Islands and cultural capital of Istanbul on an amazing 7 night cruise. Greece and Turkey are the ultimate destinations for families, couples and singles of all ages, with a host of different and exciting activities to keep you busy, as well as a variety of cultures, histories, sights and experiences to tantalise even the youngest traveller. Onboard the cruise all staterooms are equipped with shower, WC, wash basin, air condition, telephone, hairdryer and TV. Facilities: 3 Lounges and Disco, 1 Restaurant, 2 Dining Rooms, Bar, Terrace Bar, Pool Bar, Casino, 2 Conference Rooms which can be connected, Internet Corner, Duty Free and Travel Value Shops, Photo Gallery, Shorex Office, Reception-Cruise Office, Beauty Salon, Wellness Centre, Swimming Pool, Whirlpool Bath, Telephone, Fax, Satellite Telephone, Doctor on Board.
 
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10 DAYS ATHENS, THREE CONTINENTS AND ISTANBUL CRUISE ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Wednesday - Athens - Arrival Day
Upon arrive in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transfered to your hotel. Once you settle in, you are free to stroll in the old Plaka district. Overnight in Athens.

Day 2 - Thursday - Athens - Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and depart for Panathinaikos Stadium which is the cradle of the first Olympic Games took place in 1896, after a short stop, we will pass by the Prime Ministers residence, Ex Royal Palace which is guarded by colourful Evzones and Zappion, the Conference and Exhibition Hall.

Proceed passing by Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. And then we continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman's House which is the Nomismatic Museum, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church and finally Acropolis, we will visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.

Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater in order to visit the New Acropolis Museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of daily life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. Overnight in Athens.

Day 3 - Friday - Athens - Cruise Ship Departure 11:00am
(Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast we will transfer you to port for embark on the cruise ship.Cruise ship which is departs at 11am for Istanbul. Piraeus is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a municipality within Athens urban area, located 10 km southwest of its centre. Piraeus has a long history, which dates back to ancient Greece. The effect of its natural space and geographical place has been critical factors for the configuration of the historical fate of Piraeus. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens. Consequently, it became the chief harbour of ancient Greece but declined gradually after the 4th century AD, and began to grow again in the 19th century, especially after the declaration of Athens as the capital of Greece. In modern era, Piraeus is a big city bustling with life and an integral part of Athens, having the biggest harbour in the country and all the typical characteristics of a huge marine and commercial-industrial centre. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.


Day 4 - Saturday - Istanbul -Turkey - Cruise Ship Arrival 09:00am Departure 19:00pm
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 09:00 the ship will arrive Istanbul which the most exotic city in Europe and the crossroad between two continents - Europe and Asia, a magical place of palaces, churches, mosques and minarets. you can take an optional excursion to some of the most wonderful sites in Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace or the magnificent Saint Sofia or you can expolre the city on your own.

At 19.00 the ship departs for Mykonos. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 5 - Sunday - Mykonos - Cruise Ship Arrival 15:00pm Departure 22:00pm
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At around 15.00, we will arrive in Mykonos, Mykonos is the most vibrant island of Aegean with its windmills and little Venice . You can have the free time to this little city until 22:00.

Mykonos (transportation with tender boats) is a Greek island and a top tourist destination, renowned for its cosmopolitan character and its intense nightlife. The island is part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. It is believed that the island was named after a local hero, who is considered an offspring of the god Apollo and was worshipped locally in antiquity. Archaeological finds indicate that the Ionians settled on Mykonos in the early part of the 11th century BC. More recent discoveries have uncovered remnants in Ftelia beach from the Neolithic Kares tribe dating back to as far as 3000 BC. In Greek mythology Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the Titan, and the island was named in honor of Apollo's grandson Mykons. Mykonos is known for its sandy beaches

At 22:00 we begin our journey to Ashdod. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 6 - Monday - At Sea
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we keep going to Ashdod. You can join different entertainment programme which organised by the cruise each day. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 7 - Tuesday - Ashdod - Cruise Ship Arrival 07:00am Departure 20:00pm
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At around 7.00 we will arrive Ashdod, until 20.00 we have the opportunity to explore Ashdod.
is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, with a population of 211,300 32 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and 20 kilometers north of Ashkelon. Ashdod is an important regional industrial centre. The Port of Ashdod is Israel's largest port accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods.

At 22:00 begin our journey to Cairo. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 8 - Wednesday - Port Said (Cairo) - Cruise Ship Arrival 06:00am Departure 07:30am
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
From 06:00 to 07:30 we will be at Port Said / Cairo. Literally means "The Vanquisher" or "The Conqueror"; is the capital of Egypt, and the largest city in Africa, and the Arab World, as well as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Cairo has been nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life.

Alexandria - Cruise Arrival 17:30pm Departure 20:30pm
We arrive Alexandria at 17:30. Alexandria with a population of 4.1 million, is the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the country's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and exports. Alexandria is also an important tourist resort. In ancient times, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world. It was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, It remained Egypt's capital for nearly a thousand years, until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641 when a new capital was founded at Fustat (Fustat was later absorbed into Cairo). Alexandria was known because of its lighthouse (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; its library (the largest library in the ancient world); and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.

At 20:30, we begin our journey to Crete. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 9 - Thursday - Crete - Cruise Ship Arrival 16:30pm Departure 20:00pm
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At around 16:30 We arrive in Agios Nicholas Port of Crete. Here you can take the optional excursions for guided tour to visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (circa 2600-1454 BC), the oldest Greek civilization. The island is the location of significant ancient history, which provides popular modern day tourist destinations. They include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian old city and port of Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno and the Samaria Gorge. For centuries Crete has held intact its own distinctive rich and proud culture. Cretan Greek has been maintained as the spoken dialect, and Cretan wine is a traditional drink. The island is known for its music, and it has many indigenous dances, the most noted of which is probably the Pentozali. Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece..

At last, we will depart for Athens at 20.00. Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 10 - Friday - Athens
Around 08.00, we will arrive Piraeus port and disembarkation after breakfast. Transfer from the port to Athens International airport for your flight back home. We hope your cruise was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



10 DAYS ATHENS, THREE CONTINENTS AND ISTANBUL CRUISE INCLUDES:
  • Airport transfer from Athens airport to hotel in private car
  • Accommodation in a double room with breakfast in Athens
  • Guided Half day Athens Sightseeing
  • 7 nights cruise including cruise ticket with full board while on cruise
  • (Breakfast,lunch, dinner and midnight snacks)
  • Different entertainment programme each day and port taxes
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees to Acropolis site and museum
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Return airport transfer from port to Athens airport




10 DAYS ATHENS THREE CONTINENTS AND ISTANBUL CRUISE PRICES IN EURO:

Per Person
Shared Double
Single
€  1325.00
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€  1489.00
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€  1635.00
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