7-night Greek & Turkish Treasures Cruise

Cruise Line:
Seabourn Encore
Istanbul/Athens (Piraeus)
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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 $600 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Customize Your Day Tour (Value - Up to $550 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $300 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Santorini - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Athens - Please click here for the tour descriptions.


Suggested Private Excursion
4/30/2023 5:00:00 PM

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

5/1/2023 9:00:00 AM
5/1/2023 5:00:00 PM

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5/2/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/2/2023 6:00:00 PM

Cesme is a seaside resort town just west of Izmir, Turkey. Along the main square visitors will find a nice selection of restaurants, cafes, tea houses, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. You will find excellent shopping opportunities along the old main street, and good beaches just south of the city. There are also a number of Greek Island ferries that operate out of Cesme.  

Suggested Private Excursion
5/3/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/3/2023 11:00:00 PM

Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum is known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting villages of white painted houses trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal locations for water sports. On the southern coast of the peninsula lie the golden sandy beaches at Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent Yalisi, Karaincir, Bagla and Akyarlar, while on the western side are Gumusluk, Yalikavak and Turgut Reis.
For those who want seclusion, the northern coast boasts Turkbuku, Golkoy and Gundogan - all small simple fishing villages, ideal for those who want a subdued and relaxing atmosphere. While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded and vital, these smaller villages offer cozy taverns and restaurants over-looking quiet bays and can all be reached easily by car or even by boat.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bodrum and Halicarnassus - 4 hours

Symi (Simi Island)
5/4/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/4/2023 5:00:00 PM

Symi is an island and municipality located in southeastern Greece, just south of the country of Turkey. This unique island has been identified as a conservation village with an array of activities and history being offered to its visitors. The main economic contributor of Symi is tourism, but once was supported by shipbuilding and sponge industries that peaked around the 19th century. The island has no airport, the only way to travel here is by boat. In Symi, you will find plenty of attractions from kayaking, sailing, hiking and plenty of sightseeing opportunities around the Island. During the warmer months, many tourists come out to the island to enjoy their famous summer fun filled festivities. 

Suggested Private Excursion
5/5/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/5/2023 11:00:00 PM

Santorini is everything that has made the Greek islands legendary. The world famous island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea, and is located north of Crete. Its population is distributed among thirteen villages and just exceeds nine thousand. The marvelous dry climate and unbroken sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colors.

Suggested Private Excursions

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour approx 4 hours

Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours

Santorini's ancient Akrotiri excavation & Oia Tour approx 4 hours

Santorini cooking and wine tasting class approx. 4 hours

Megalochori village & the lost Atlantis Museum approx. 4 hours

Santorini Walking food tour approx. 4 hours

Santorini sunset cruise approx. 5 hours

Santorini caldera hiking trail OIa to Fira approx. 4 hours

Ermoupolis Syros
5/6/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/6/2023 6:00:00 PM

Ermoupolis offers the main sightseeing on Syros. The town is divided in to three parts - the waterfront and two hills each crowned with a church, the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox. The Orthodox part is topped with the beautiful Anastasi church and wonderful views over Tinos and Mykonos. The Catholic part with the medieval Venetian town and the nice maze of narrow lanes and archways is dominated by Cathedral of St George. The Capuchin Covent of St Jean is of special interest. Ermoupolis' central square, Plateia Mialoulis, with the town hall is impressive. Apollon Theatre is a miniature of La Scala Milan. The Archaeological Museum has finds from Syros and the Municipal Library with interesting and rare editions. Vaporia, Ermoupolis' district with painted ceilings and frescoes neo-classical mansions, is where sea-captains used to live. There are excellent churches such as church of Kimisis with an oustanding bell tower and icons painted by El Greco, the church of Agios Demetrios, and the church of Tris Hierarches and Metamorphosis - the Orthodox Cathedral.

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/7/2023 7:00:00 AM

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

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 $265, 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:
Number of Nights
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 7-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.


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