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Insight - Athens & Three Continents Cruise - Premier, Classic Group, Winter 2022 2023 Premier Classic Group (W9437AAN17)

11 Days From Athens to Athens 
Tour Style: Eastern Mediterranean Cruising
Insight Brochure Price from $3,250.00
Brochures: Europe Summer 2021 V2, Europe Winter 2022-2023
Visits: Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey

Sail across the Aegean Sea on a one-week luxury cruise that takes you across three continents. Start in Athens, where a Local Expert will guide you through the Parthenon and Acropolis — and walk through the Arch of Hadrian, where the Roman Emperor of the same name once stood. Board your vessel and relax as you cruise the sea, sampling the spicy and aromatic dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Travel to Cairo and visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza, towering royal tombs where pharaohs have been laid to rest. And join a Local Expert at Ephesus, the remains of an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Choice Highlights

Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. In Athens, your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in this city is seamless.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Travel Director
  • : "I love how guests react to hearing the Zorba the Greek song. It’s amazing that one old song can still unite and spread so much enthusiasm."
  • : "One of the places I love to take our guests to that they would likely not find on their own or when travelling with anyone else is Nafplion, Greece. It's a beautiful seaside town with traditional Neoclassical buildings. I think it's the most charming town on the mainland of Greece."
  • : "Koshari is our national dish, and it never disappoints. Believed to have originated in the 19th century, this vegetarian street food staple is made of rice, pasta, lentils, and chickpeas, topped with delicious fried onions and a spicy tomato-based garlic sauce."

Authentic Dining
  • Athens: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 6 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights
  • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
  • Athens: See the Arch of Hadrian, erected in honour of the Roman Emperor and used as a divider between the ancient city and the new Roman district, along with the remaining columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
  • Cairo: Admire the remaining Wonders of the Ancient World as you explore through the Pyramids of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. Hear about Egyptian history as you walk through the National Archaeological Museum and learn the art of making papyrus paper out of reeds when you visit a Papyrus Institute.
  • Ephesus: Discover one of the world's finest ancient sites. Led by your Local Expert, walk the Arcadian Way, see the Library of Celsus and Amphitheatre and visit the House of the Virgin Mary.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Athens
Welcome to Athens. Famed for its iconic ruins, delicious cuisine and its fascinating myths, where better to start your cruise? Once you arrive in the Greek capital, you’ll be transferred to your beautiful hotel, where you begin your Grecian journey in style. Meet your fellow travellers for a Welcome Drink and rest up before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Visits: Athens
Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.
Day 2Athens Sightseeing
Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Delve into the history of Athens as you discover its iconic sights with a Local Expert. Take in the grandeur of former temple, Parthenon, and ancient citadel Acropolis, which is situated above the city.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.
Day 3Getting ready to sail
This afternoon, board your home for the majority of the trip, MV Celestyal Crystal. Settle into your stateroom cabin as tonight you set sail for Egypt.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 4Sailing to Egypt
Today you continue cruising the Mediterranean as you make your way to Egypt. Make the most of your time relaxing on-board in the cruises spa and lounges. While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served onboard daily. Vegetarian options are available for those who require them. Your cruise includes a selection of alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic hot and cold beverages are included.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 5Port Said
Today you’ll arrive in Port Said where you have the choice to unwind or venture out and explore Cairo on an included full day experience. Marvel at the remains of the ancient world when you visit the ancient Pyramids of Giza, the mighty Sphinx and National Archaeological Museum.
Visits: Port Said, Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 6Discovering Ashdod Relaxed Start
This morning disembark in Ashdod the gateway of Israel You may choose to explore Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, and vibrant Jerusalem.
Visits: Port Said, Ashdod
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 7Adventures on Cyprus
Enjoy a relaxed morning and make the most of your vessel's facilities, before disembarking in Limassol. Perhaps explore Paphos, or spend the afternoon walking on Limassol's promenade.
Visits: Ashdod, Limassol
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 8Myth and Legend of Rhodes Relaxed Start
Upon arrival at Rhodes, chosen by the Crusaders as their fortified headquarters, the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Perhaps join an optional guided experience and walk the streets of the old town surrounded by medieval walls and explore the ancient buildings. In the evening, your cruise continues to Kusadasi.
Visits: Limassol, Rhodes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 9On to Kusadasi
Arrive in Kusadasi and embark on a half-day tour of Ephesus with a Local Expert. This ancient Greek city and UNESCO World Heritage site was founded by the Carian and Lelegs in the 10th century BC and is a must-see during your time here. End the day with a delicious meal onboard your ship.
Visits: Kusadasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: MV Celestyal Experience (or similar).
Day 10Disembark in Athens
You’ll end your trip in Athens where you’ll enjoy a final night in your beautiful hotel.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens., Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre.
Day 11Depart Athens
Bid farewell to Athens. Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport.
Visits: Athens
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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