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Three Continents Mediterranean Cruise with Athens

From
  • $2999
     
  • 12
    Days

GREECE, EGYPT, ISRAEL, CYPRUS & 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.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 1 night in Athens
  • 7-night Mediterranean Cruise:
    • Alexandria, Egypt
    • Ashdod, Israel
    • Limassol, Cyprus
    • Rhodes, Greece
    • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • 2 nights in Athens

Tour
Highlights

  • Acropolis & Agora (Athens)
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • City tour of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
  • Rhodes Excursion

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip international airfare from the NY area (EWR)
  • 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

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Depart Newark today on your overnight flight to Athens, Greece.

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

Depart Athens

Enjoy some time to rest and relax in this morning or explore the city independently. This afternoon, our guided tour with lunch takes us to the famed Acropolis, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage site described as the “most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times.” Here, we’ll see the stunning Parthenon, dedicated to Athena, the Erechtheum with its graceful Porch of Caryatids, and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus before descending the Acropolis. Afterwards, we’ll stop at the Athenian Agora, which was once the marketplace of Ancient Athens….

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

Early this morning we’ll disembark in Alexandria, for our full-day excursion to Giza and Cairo by motor coach. Our first stop of the day will be at the Great Pyramids of Giza, built during the Third and Fourth Dynasties, these monuments stand as testimony to the skill and strength of their builders. Continue down the valley to the mighty Sphinx, which famously combines a reclining lion with the head of an Egyptian king. After a delicious lunch buffet, we’ll drive to Tahrir Square (Liberty Square) in the heart of downtown Cairo. We’ll visit the National Archaeological…

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Excursion

Ashdod

Early this morning, we’ll disembark in Ashdod for our full-day excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem which includes the Mount of Olives and the Church of Gethsemane. We’ll also explore the Old City of Jerusalem, including the colorful market and the Holy Sepulcher  before proceeding back to the market and the Via Dolorosa to the Wailing Wall in the Jewish Quarter followed by Mount Zion. Continue to Bethlehem, the city of David and Jacob and to the Church of the Nativity before we return to our ship docked in Ashdod.

Celestyal Crystal | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Limassol (Cyprus)

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

Rhodes

This morning, we’ll disembark in Rhodes and travel to see Lindos. Along the way, we’ll come across the captains’ mansions built between the 16th and 18th centuries and in the center of the village, the Church of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Lindos with its 15th-century frescoes. Ascend to the Acropolis of Lindos with its ancient Temple of Athena, of Doric order, built in 300 BCE on the location of an older monument. The ancient city-state of Lindos was for many centuries, the most important on the island with its heyday in the 6th century BCE. At the old city of…

Ephesus

Kusadasi

This morning we find ourselves in Kusadasi where we’ll disembark for a morning excursion to Ancient Ephesus. At the archaeological site we’ll have a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan’s Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of teh Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Great Theatre built in the 4th century BCE which could accommodate 24,000 spectators. During our excursion we’ll have an opportunity to shop for souvenirs. This afternoon…

Mycenae, Epidaurus & Napfolion Excursion

Athens

This morning, we’ll say goodbye to our crew as we disembark in Athens and depart for our full-day tour. First, we’ll drive to Epidaurus where we’ll visit the ancient teater which was built in the 4th century BCE. This theater is considered to be one of the best preserved of its kind and is known for its incredible acoustics that allow even those at the furthest rows to hear people on stage without any amplification. We’ll continue to Napfolion (also known as Nauplion), a picturesque town nestled at the foot of a cliff which is crowned by the mighty ramparts of the…

Athens

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

 

Athens/USA

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!

| Breakfast

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $699

Celestyal Cruises

CABIN UPGRADE: Rates are based on inside cabin (without window).

Upgrade to higher category cabin:

  • – Outside cabin with a porthole: add $249 per person / $398 single
  • – Outside cabin with a window: add $299 per person / $448 single
  • – Upper Deck Outside cabin with a window: add $399 per person / $548 single

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. A second non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $300 is due 60 days after the date of your reservation. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure. *If the reservation date is within 70 days of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

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.

Jaffa & Tel Aviv

  • Ashdod, Israel
  • From approx. $85 Per Person

Note: This optional tour would take place instead of the included Jerusalem & Bethlehem excursion on Day 6.

On this half-day tour, we’ll travel along the coastline to the Church of St. Peter in the Old City of Jaffa. Jaffa is an ancient, fortified city with one of the world’s oldest and still operating ports. This charming place if filled with narrow streets, ancient architecture, and beautiful views of Tel Aviv. We’ll climb up the hills of Jaffa for a nice panoramic view of Tel Aviv where we can take some photos. Next, we’ll visit the…

Panoramic Limassol & Curium

  • From approx. $75 Per Person

First, we’ll make our way to the center of Limassol where we have the opportunity to walk in the old city at the medieval fort and through the Fishing harbor area with a local guide. We’ll see the exterior of the medieval fort was built in the 14th century on the site of an earlier Byzantine Castle. It is believed that Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre here and crowned her Queen of England in 1191. After some free time to explore, we’ll continue to the archaeological park of Curium, an ancient city-kingdom founded by the Greeks in the 14th century…

Paphos Excursion

  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • From approx. $110 Per Person

Explore Pafos which is on the western coast of the island and one of the most important archaeological regions of the island. The whole town is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world heritage. First we’ll drive to “Petra tou Romiou”, which is where, according to Greek mythology, was where Aphrodite, the Goddess of beauty and love, was born. After a quick photo stop, we’ll continue to the Tombs of the Kings. Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BCE. Despite its name, high…

Aegina Island

  • Athens, Greece
  • From approx. $132 Per Person

We’ll meet our guide this morning at the hotel and travel to Piraeus port to take the ferry to Aegina on our full-day excursion. Aegina is the largest of the Saronic Islands with a glorious history dating back from antiquity. One of the the island’s fascinating highlights is the Temple of Aphaia which is situated on a pine-clad hilltop, and just north of Aegina town, a single column (Kolona) is all that is left of the ancient Temple of Apollo. We’ll visit Perdika village and have some free time to enjoy the beach and an independent lunch before continuing to the beautiful…

Curium, the Wine Village of Omodos & Limassol City

  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • From approx. $85 Per Person

On our tour we’ll first visit the Archaeological Park of Curium, an ancient city-kingdom founded by the Greeks in the 14th century BCE. We’ll visit the Greco Roman Theatre, and the House of Efstolios, which was originally a private Roman villa that became a public recreation center. It consists of a complex of baths and a number of rooms with beautiful 5th century CE mosaic floors. We’ll continue to the vineyard area of Limassol where we’ll visit one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of the island, the village of Omodos. Here, we’ll have free time…