Greece & Turkey Cruise Eclectic Aegean - 8 Days

Greece & Turkey Cruise from only R27 260 per person sharing including flights!

On this Greece & Turkey Cruise, you’ll visit Istanbul, Canakkale, Volos, Crete, Santorini & Mykonos

Our 7 Night Eclectic Greece & Turkey Cruise itinerary is a dream come true.  It’s a stress-free cruise you can enjoy at your own pace.  Imagine walking in the streets of mystical Istanbul enjoying your overnight stay with your senses being more alive than ever.  Istanbul is a vibrant city that goes beyond its famous minarets. It’s a culinary experience with flavors and aromas in every corner. But our 7night cruise has a lot more to offer. Volos in Greece is situated very close to the world heritage listed Meteora – a site of unparalleled beauty that is mostly known for its hanging monasteries.

Our third new destination is Canakkale in Turkey, a place with a rich history that offers unique excursions. On top of that, we will continue visiting Heraklion, the city of myths that lives and breathes culture and we also have an overnight stay at cosmopolitan Mykonos and a half day stay at breath-taking Santorini so you can wind down and enjoy a stroll through the bustling towns.

The largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure point for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus is a hubbub of activity that will bring your senses to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it’s a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

Split between two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul is truly unique. It boasts lavish Byzantine architecture and imperial mosques with sky-high minarets that make up the city’s skyline; your first sight from the Bosphorus Strait on your Istanbul cruise. There’s an endless list of must-see sights to tick off, all conveniently packed into the Sultanahmet district.

Cruising in through the Dardanelles strait – straddling Asia and Europe – Çanakkale may sit at the narrowest part, but its history is one to broaden the mind. From the cruise ship, you can spot the wooden Trojan horse on the vast yacht-lined waterfront promenade – serving as a taster of what awaits.

Tucked in below Mt Pelion – the land of the mythical centaurs – Volos embraces the Pagasetic Gulf to one side and the dramatic, mountainous Pelion Peninsula to the other. Step off your Volos cruise, and you’re greeted by a thriving university city whose energetic pace will whisk you up into its whirlwind of activity, both at the port and in the tsipouradika – traditional tavernas – and set you on course to uncover some real architectural gems, both ancient and neoclassical.

Sailing into Heraklion port, the intimidating walls of Koules Fortress emerge from the sea to guard the ancient treasures found within the city. Capital of Crete, Heraklion is brimming with landmarks, world-class museums, golden beaches and a stylish nightlife scene that shape a destination to please everyone’s taste.

Cruising towards Santorini is like being swept away on a current to somewhere truly magical. You will its pull almost instantly. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs, promising adventure and legendary tales. The almost vertical towns of whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches will rise above the blue Aegean like an oasis of beauty and calm.

The Greek Island, Mykonos, flaunts its double personality the moment you set eyes on its coastline. Basking in year-round sunshine, its rugged rocky landscape blends seamlessly with smooth sandy beaches. In the distance, undulating hills host the island’s iconic windmills turning in symphony with the seasonal winds that have branded Mykonos ‘island of the winds’.

The largest port in the Mediterranean and primary departure point for Greek Island cruises from Athens, Piraeus is a hubbub of activity that will bring your senses to life. With a sun-soaked promenade, al-fresco cafes and bars and countless shops, it’s a place where you can easily relax with a glass of wine and watch the world go by.

Set Departure Cruise Departure date 28 October 2019
Book by 31 May 2019

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS:

Day 1
Athens

Day 2
Athens - Istanbul

Day 3
Istanbul

Day 4
Istanbul - Canakkale

Day 5
Canakkale - Volos

Day 6
Volos - Crete

Day 7
Crete - Santorini - Mykonos

Day 8
Mykonos - Athens

Includes

  • International Flights ex Johannesburg
  • Airport Taxes
  • Return transfers
  • 7 Night / 8 Day Eclectic Aegean Cruise on the Celestyal Crystal
  • Accommodation in an Interior Stateroom
  • All meals on board
  • Extensive choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All port Charges
  • Gratuities
  • ADDED VALUE : 3 Shore Excursions
  • Bosphorus Cruise and the Grand Bazaar
  • Spectactular Ola Village perched on the caldera rim
  • Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European civilization

Excludes

  • Meals not specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Tips and porters at the hotel
  • Extra Optional excursions
  • Prices advertised are based on the rate of exchange at the time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • The fare is based on Stateroom Category IA and subject to availability. Fares for other dates may vary.
  • All prices are per person sharing a double/twin room unless otherwise specified. Single supplements will apply and will be quoted on request.
  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
  • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.

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Price From ZAR R 27,260/person
27,260
Total R 27,260 ZAR