7-night Aegean Allure Cruise

Cruise Line:
Seabourn
Ship:
Seabourn Encore
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Istanbul
Departure Date:
4/23/2023
Length:
7
Offer ID:
1431996
from
$4403

The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.


Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Local Highlights Tour (Value - Up to $700 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Customize Your Day Tour (Value - Up to $650 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $300 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Agios Nikolaos - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Kusadasi - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Mykonos - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Istanbul - Please click here for the tour descriptions.

Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/23/2023
4/23/2023 9:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Spetses
4/24/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/24/2023 5:00:00 PM

Spetses Island is located in southeast Europe and pertains to the Greek archipelago. Spetses Island is visited by many as a weekend destination for its closest proximity to Athens. This destination offers plenty of activities, such as swimming, a visit to the Bouboulina’s Museum or simply spending the day at one of their many spas.It also hosts the biggest Triathlon Sprint  attracting athletes from all over the world.

Agios Nikolaos
4/25/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/25/2023 5:00:00 PM

Agios Nikolaos lies picturesquely on Mirabello Bay in the eastern part of Crete. Its charming small town has developed into a popular holiday resort thanks to its beautiful beaches and its convenience as a center from which to explore eastern Crete. Visit the island's capital, Heraklion, and the famous site of Knossos. Many of the artifacts and frescoes unearthed at Knossos are now in Heraklion's renowned museum. Among the artists who came from this port city was El Greco, who was born near Heraklion in 1541. The area around the harbor and the side streets are lined with souvenir and handicraft shops. Tavernas along the harbor front offer tasty local dishes. Spinalonga Island is located 15 miles from Ághios Nikólaos. Formerly the site of a leper colony, the island is popular with sun worshippers who enjoy its picturesque setting. Other attractions include the remains of a 16th-century Venetian fort.

Kusadasi (Ephesus)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/26/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/26/2023 11:00:00 PM

Visitors come to Kusadasi for beaches and nearby ruins of Ephesus. The major attraction is the archaeological site of ancient Ephesus, considered to be most important in Turkey. The history of this ancient city dates back to 10th century BC; many remarkable structures seen today are result of an excavation and restoration program. Along a white marble road grooved by ancient chariot wheels, the two-story Library of Celsus presents a striking sight. There are temples, houses of noblemen, and community buildings lining ancient streets. Nestled in the mountainside is a 25,000-seat amphitheater, still used for performances during Festival of Culture and Art. Bible buffs may know Ephesus as inspiration for St. Paul’s Epistle to Ephesians and the site of one of the first seven churches of Asia Minor. Treasures are kept in the Seljuk Archaeological Museum. Among the better-known ancient sites near Kusadasi are ancient Miletus and Dydima. Remains include a well-preserved Roman theater at Miletus and Dydima's sacred temple of Apollo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kusadasi: Ancient Ephesus Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: Priene Day Tour - 7 hours

Kusadasi: The Greco-Roman City of Ephesus & the Wine-making Village of Sirince - 7 hours

Mykonos
Suggested Private Excursion
4/27/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/27/2023 9:00:00 PM

Mykonos's many captivating attributes make it one of the most celebrated Greek holiday islands. Its main village is a colorful maze of narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, many with bright blue doors and shutters. As an attractive backdrop, famous windmills are lined up like toy soldiers on the hillside, vestiges of a time when wind power was used to grind grain. Mykonos has churches and chapels scattered about the island; quite a number of them are located right in town. Radiant flowers spill over white-washed walls and shady courtyards. In addition to swimming, sunning, water-skiing and surfing, visitors find endless shopping opportunities. Artists have relied on Mykonos' beautiful setting to inspire them. The most photographed site is the Paraportiani, a cluster of white-washed churches resting below windmills. Mykonos's museums include an Archaeological Museum, which houses relics from the Trojan War, a Folk Art Museum and a Maritime Museum. The best beaches are Aghios Stephanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Onros, Panormos and Elia.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mykonos Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Mykonos: Stunning Mykonos - 4 hours

Delos island tour approx 4 hours

Mykonos full day cruise approx 9 hours

Skopelos Island
4/28/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/28/2023 5:00:00 PM

Skopelos Island is located in the western Aegen Sea, and belongs to the Greek archipelago. The population of Skopelos was recorded at 4,696 in the year 2001.This charming island is home to beautiful pristine beaches and hosts bright green terrain. Skopelos is abundant in trees, shrubs and a wide range of flora which makes this island an ideal home for migrating wildlife. There is so much to do in the island, whether you choose to sip coffee at a local coffee bar or enjoy one of the beautiful beaches nearby – Skopelos is sure keep you dreaming for months after.

Skiathos, Greek Isle
4/28/2023 7:00:00 PM
4/28/2023 9:00:00 PM

One of the Greek Sporades islands, its pine-clothed hills and lovely coves and beaches ringed by cobalt-blue seas, Skiathos is a fashionable Aegean haunt of great natural beauty. The only center of any size is Skiathos Town, whose pretty harbor is filled with graceful yachts, and its narrow streets and sunlit waterfront with stylish bars, restaurants and boutiques. In and around the walled town of Skiathos are several monasteries, reflecting the history of the islands from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. A short boat trip will bring you to the ruined clifftop citadel of Kastro,once a haven from pirates. Handicrafts are also still made including pottery, fabrics and furniture, and on Skiathos Island, boats known as caiques are built.

Bozcaada (Tenedos)
4/29/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/29/2023 5:00:00 PM

Bozcaada (Tenedos) is a 15-square-mile island off the western coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. Bozcaada is planted with fields of grapevines and is known for its excellent wine. The island also has many hidden beaches, swimming holes and cafes to explore. Fishing is popular in Bozcaada, and the Bozcaada Castle is not to be missed.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
4/30/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/30/2023

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, unless otherwise stated, based on double occupancy. Government fees and taxes of $220, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
4/23/2023
Number of Nights
7
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1431996

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Company Info

Express Travel
299 Alhambra Circle Suite 501
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
(305) 341-1200
(800) 544-1222
 
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