Three Continents Mediterranean Cruise | smarTours

Three Continents Mediterranean Cruise with Athens

From
  • $3399
    Flights Included
  • 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.

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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) (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

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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!

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 12 in Athens.

| Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

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.

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November 18 November 29 Nov 18 - Nov 29 $3,499 $3,599 $3,899

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December 2 December 13 Dec 2 - Dec 13 $3,399 $3,499 $3,799

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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!

2021 Departures:

  • 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

2022 Departures:

  • 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

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm 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 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
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…

Paphos Excursion

  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • From approx. $110 Per Person
Explore Paphos 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…

Curium, the Wine Village of Omodos & Limassol City

  • Limassol, Cyprus
  • From approx. $113 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…

Aegina Island

  • Athens, Greece
  • From approx. $154 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…

Cooking Class Experience

  • Athens
  • From approx. $150 Per Person
Experience a cooking class in a local restaurant, a cozy environment to cook traditional Greek food the way our mothers and grandmothers do. You will be encouraged to participate and immerse yourselves in the cooking process. You will learn about Greek Mediterannean cuisine, prepare and taste traditional Greek food. Please Note: The Aegina Island optional tour and the Cooking Class Experience in Athens are all offered on the same day (Day 11) so only one…