Vibrant Greece & Turkey

15 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul
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$ 10,297
Dates & Pricing

2023 Athens (Piraeus) > Istanbul

Tour Map
Tour Code:
E01E
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Istanbul

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Athens, Greece

    Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Athens, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and embark on your discovery of Greece and Turkey. The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.    

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense,must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to arrive into Athens prior to 03:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Transit the Corinth Canal & Itea

    Built during the 19th century, the Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Sail through to the waterfront town of Itea, to explore the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the Ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world. 

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Delphi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Pylos

    Historically known as Navarino or Port-de-Jonc, the city has been the witness of many wars, being part of the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, or the Republic of Venice. The city we know nowadays was built outside of the fortress walls by military engineers in the 1820’s. Discover the beautiful town of Pylos, which is full of history on your free day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Chania, Crete Island

    Chania is the central destination of the Western side of the island. It is located close to plenty of charming small villages and farms. In the area, you will find many attractions and lovely beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Santorini

    Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its aftereffects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful, rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches.

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    Oia and winery visit (extra expense)

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    Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Mykonos

    Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Mykonos

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    Discover the ancient and modern art of mosaic making (extra expense)

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    Ancient Delos (extra expense)

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    Island Tour of Mykonos and Ano Mera Monastery (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Patmos

    In the north of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, the sacred Aegean Island of Patmos is famous as the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. Patmos is a wonderful stop for those inspired by nature, architecture, history or, simply, for sun worshippers.  

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of the old town  

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    Photo safari in Patmos  (extra expense)

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    A glimpse of monastic life  (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amorgos

    The furthest eastern island of the Cyclades group, Amorgos is a secret, untouched hideaway where unique natural landscapes are dotted with Cycladic architecture. Here, beautiful beaches welcome relaxation and hiking trails awaken the adventurer in you.  

    Included Excursion

    Guided city tour of the old town 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Folklore show and local delicacies 

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    Highlights of Amorgos (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour   (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Rhodes

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all. Lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Rhodes

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    Panoramic Rhodes (extra expense)

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    Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bodrum, Turkey

    Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353BC for Mausolus. While Bodrum has a rich history, the city is a modern playground for Turkish and foreign visitors alike, with two contrasting sides, east and west.

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    Guided tour of Bodrum with a visit to the Tomb of Mausolus (extra expense)

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    Guided Scuba diving experience (extra expense)

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    Farmers market visit followed by cooking class to learn how to make local delicacies (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kusadasi

    With a history which includes chapters of Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Venetian rule, Kusadasi is today a modern city that retains some of its vestiges from long ago and it is the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

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    Ebru Painting Workshop (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Canakkale & Cruising Dardenelles

    In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Gallipoli to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food. 

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Canakkale

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Mudanya

    Located in the Gulf of Gemlik, you will discover the authentic port town of Mudanya. Sharing a Greek and Turkish culture due to its population, enjoy the beauty of the area and its olive oil, produced in big quantities here.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Istanbul

    Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul connects Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.

    Included Excursion

    Istanbul city tour

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Istanbul

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    Whirling dervishes show (extra expense)

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    Turkish baths experience (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Istanbul, Turkey

    Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Istanbul. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

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    Topkapi Palace and cistern (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

    Please book your flight to depart out of Istanbul after 11:00 AM.

    *This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 14 nights on board your superyacht
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Delphi
  • Walking tour of Mykonos
  • Guided city tour of Amorgos old town
  • Walking tour of Patmos old town
  • Guided tour of Rhodes
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided tour of Anzac cove and Gallipoli peninsula
  • Istanbul City tour

EmeraldPLUS
  • Folklore show and local delicacies

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale
  • Guided bike tour of Istanbul

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 41 superb meals including 14 Breakfasts (B), 13 Lunches (L), 14 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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