GREECE, EGYPT, ISRAEL, CYPRUS & TÜRKIYE (TURKEY)
Visit Europe, Africa, and Asia on this 7-night Mediterranean cruise plus Athens. Along the way, we’ll marvel at ancient wonders like the famed Acropolis in Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Library of Celsus at Ephesus. We’ll also visit the Old City of Jerusalem, beautiful Cyprus, the island of Rhodes, and enjoy an excursion to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Napfolion. Consider an optional tour to Aegina Island, the largest of the Saronic Islands and home to the Temple of Aphaia.
For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.
- 1 night in Athens
- 7-night Mediterranean Cruise:
- Alexandria, Egypt
- Ashdod, Israel
- Limassol, Cyprus
- Rhodes, Greece
- Kusadasi, Turkey
- 2 nights in Athens
- Round-trip international airfare from the NY area (EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
- 7-night cruise on the Mediterranean
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 10 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Depart today on your overnight flight to Athens, Greece.
*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Athens on Day 2.
Arrive in Athens
Arrive in Athens, the capital of Greece, where you’ll be met at the airport and escorted to your conveniently located hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation at a local restaurant.
Electra Hotel Athens (or similar) | Dinner
Day at Sea
We’ll spend the day at sea as we make our way to Alexandria, Egypt. Enjoy some of the ship’s on-board activities and amenities.
Celestyal Crystal | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Giza & Cairo Excursion
Jerusalem & Bethlehem ExcursionAshdod
Today, we’ll enjoy free time in Limassol, home to the Cyprus medieval Museum and a short drive from the iconic Aphrodite’s Rock and Crusader castle at Kolossi. Explore Limassol independently or join an optional excursion.
Celestyal Crystal | Breakfast, Dinner
Mycenae, Epidaurus & Nafplio ExcursionAthens
Today is a full day at leisure to explore the city of Athens independently or to join an optional tour. This evening, we’ll join our fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Royal Olympic Hotel (or similar) | Breakfast, Dinner
Today, we’ll transfer to the airport in time for our return flight to the US. Arrive back full of memories of our Three Continent Cruise!
*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 12 in Athens.
Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $699
CABIN UPGRADE: Rates are based on inside cabin (without window).
Upgrade to higher category cabin!
- Outside cabin with a porthole: add $299 per person / $448 single
- Outside cabin with a window: add $349 per person / $498 single
- Upper Deck Outside cabin with a window: add $449 per person / $598 single
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Book optional tours onboard the cruise ship, operated by Celestyal Cruises. You may pay with Euros or with your credit card. Please note that you will likely incur a transaction fee from your credit card company if you pay by credit card. Tours are subject to availability and minimum participation. Please note that optional tours are non-refundable.
Panoramic Limassol & Curium
- From approx. $75 Per Person
- Limassol, Cyprus
- From approx. $110 Per Person
Curium, the Wine Village of Omodos & Limassol City
- Limassol, Cyprus
- From approx. $113 Per Person
- Athens, Greece
- From approx. $154 Per Person
Cooking Class Experience
- From approx. $150 Per Person
Electra Hotel Athens
5 Ermou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece
Celestyal CruisesGreek Island Cruise
smarTours® is delighted to partner with Celestyal Cruises, a Greek-based, award-winning cruise company that prides itself on offering authentic experiences. Operating mid-sized vessels that are ideal for navigating the Aegean Sea and accessing Greek Island ports, Celestyal offers onboard dining, bars, entertainment and activities, beauty salon, swimming pool, fitness center and more. All-inclusive meals and drinks, cozy cabins and warm Greek hospitality will enhance your cruising experience.
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey)
Flights from the U.S. and back are on the following schedules. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|2022: All Dates||Emirates Airline||New York (EWR)||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Our selected airlines do not assign seats in advance, and smarTours is not involved in seat assignments. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at Athens hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at Athens hotel on Day 12 of the itinerary listed on the tour page.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. U.S. citizens do not require visas to any of the included destinations on this cruise tour. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip. U.S. citizens do not require visas.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.
Immunizations are not currently required. However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Expect daytime high temperatures in the 60s in April and November; 70s in May and October and 80s in September. Evenings and early mornings may be cooler.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour offer several dining choices, with the average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in a casual restaurant about $20–$25 per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.