Three Continents Mediterranean Cruise

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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 time in mainland Greece in Athens and Nafplio. Plus enjoy a visit to a family grove to learn about making olive oil and how to choose a quality olive oil.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Athens
  • 7-night Mediterranean Cruise to Cairo (Egypt), Ashdod (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Türkiye)
  • 1 night in Athens

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Three Continents in 8 Days
  • Acropolis & Parthenon
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • National Archaeological Museum (Cairo)
  • Old City Jerusalem with visit to Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem
  • Limassol (Cyprus)
  • Old City of Rhodes
  • Philermos Church & the Palace of Knights Excursion in Rhodes (2024)
  • Lindos
  • Ancient Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
  • Old quarter of Nafplio
  • Tasting at a family olive oil grove

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels
  • 7-night Celestyal cruise on the Mediterranean (includes unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks on board*, gratuities for crew and port charges). 2024 Departures include select alcoholic drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • 25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary

Flights

Day 1: Arrive in Athens

Day 2: Athens

Day 3: Athens – Embark on Mediterranean Cruise

Day 4: Day at Sea

Day 5: Giza & Cairo Excursion

Day 6: Jerusalem & Bethlehem Excursion

Day 7: Limassol (Cyprus)

Day 8: Rhodes

Day 9: Ephesus

Day 10: Nafplio & Olive Oil Excursion

Day 11: Depart Athens

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Cooking Class in Athens

Cyprus Culinary Tour

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Many of the shore excursions include walking tours that include stairs and uneven surfaces. It might not be best for those with walking difficulties. During the cruise, there are early wake-up calls as the touring starts as soon as the ship arrives at the port.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Reviews

Ezri A

2 months ago
The trip was very good, not a lot of time for relaxation, felt I was always on the go but it was exciting. It was a group of 18 of us, 11 were my family members. My only complaint was the guide in Egypt, we really had no free time. I know everyone has their people that they refer business to, but she was over the top. This was my second trip to Egypt and there were a lot of changes around the pyramid that were not there in 1996. All she was interested in was selling jewelry which in my opinion was over priced. She tried to sell a chain for $50.00 on the bus, but when my niece go to the store it was$25. A choice should be given to tourist about what they would like to see, do or purchase.
However, this would not deter me from travelling.

Roslyn M

3 months ago
Our guide Kostas made our travels and experiences memorable. He kept us engaged, informed and on point. He was an excellent guide and made us feel welcome and accepted everywhere we traveled. We could travel with him as our guide again.

Bertram C

3 months ago
The cruise package was great . The daily exercise was good.

Fernando A

3 months ago
highly recommended tour

Walt

3 months ago
Sites were awesome, most guides were good, expect for speech was hard to follow

Mary C

3 months ago
Good tour

Amelia R

3 months ago
Tour was excellent so was our tour guide Mary

Jasmin N

1 year ago
This was a great and amazing cruise tour especially all that you see with the days of the tour. Our hotel, Hotel Electra Palace in Athens was great and had amazing view of the Acropolis from the 8th floor restaurant. It was great. We truly had a great time especially having our tour director, Gina Agelopoulou, who was so amazing, attentive and very hospitable. She made our trip so amazing and so memorable. Thank you Gina. I would highly recommend this cruise tour to anyone. You will truly enjoy it. I would di it again. Thank you Smartours.

Jasmin V

1 year ago
This was a great and amazing cruise tour especially all that you see with the days of the tour. Our hotel, Hotel Electra Palace in Athens was great and had amazing view of the Acropolis from the 8th floor restaurant. It was great. We truly had a great time especially having our tour director, Gina Agelopoulou, who was so amazing, attentive and very hospitable. She made our trip so amazing and so memorable. Thank you Gina. I would highly recommend this cruise tour to anyone. You will truly enjoy it. I would di it again. Thank you Smartours.

Mavon

1 year ago
Just came back from my European Cruise I an awesome time and can't wait to be on my next trip with SmarTour.