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Aegean Mosaic

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Variety Voyager
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Admire the stunning jewels of the Aegean Sea on this 8-day Turkey to Greece cruise. Beginning in cultural Istanbul, explore the Turkish coast before sailing the lesser-known islands of Greece. Disembark daily to explore the fascinating ports of call of Canakkale, Dikili, Kusadasi, Patmos, Santorini, and more. Fall in love with the magic of the islands as you sail across the Aegean to Athens.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Istanbul
Day 2 : Canakkale
Day 3 : Dikili
Day 4 : Kusadasi
Day 5 : Samos, Arki or Lipsi Islands / Patmos
Day 6 : Delos / Mykonos
Day 7 : Ios / Santorini
Day 8 : Athens

Highlights

  • Optional visits to Troy, Pergamon, and Ephesus
  • Explore Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island
  • Tour the ruins of Delos, a World Heritage Site
  • Swim and snorkel at Manganari, one of the most beautiful Aegean beaches

Ship

Variety Voyager

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Exterior image of the Blue Mosque. Pottery found during excavations on Delos Olive trees line ancient stone walls Mykonos windmills at sunset The whitewashed cliffs of Santorini

Day 1 Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the Variety Voyager. Settle in to your cabin, then attend dinner as the ship sets sail for Canakkale.

Day 2 Canakkale

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, arrive in Canakkale and enjoy an optional full day excursion to the cities of Troy and Assos. Troy, the legendary city of Homer's Iliad, fell during the Trojan War and have since been excavated. In the afternoon, visit the settlements of Alexandria Troa and Assos.

Day 3 Dikili

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Dikili and enjoy an optional excursion to the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, which is famous for its Asclepion, the Acropolis, the Altar of Zeus, and the Temples of Athena, Trojan, and Dionysos.

Day 4 Kusadasi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue your explorations of ancient civilizations with an optional tour of Ephesus, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time shopping in the bazaar.

Day 5 Samos, Arki or Lipsi Islands / Patmos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning at a secluded beach, either Arkous or Lipsous Island. After lunch, sail to nearby Patmos and join an optional excursion to the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic center of medieval Chora.

Day 6 Delos / Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the early morning, arrive in Delos, once the capital of Greece. Take an optional guided walking tour and visit the ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site which was unearthed in the 19th century. Return to the ship for an early afternoon swim, then sail for Mykonos. Arrive in the early afternoon and take the time to explore this glittering town.

Day 7 Ios / Santorini

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning at Manganari, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean, for excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities. Set sail for Santorini and enjoy an optional excursion to visit the Akrotiri excavations, the Museum, and the Villages. The tour ends in Oia just in time to experience one of Santorini's world famous sunsets.

Day 8 Athens

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in Athens in the early morning and disembark after breakfast. Transfer either into the city or the airport for your continued independent journeys.

Variety Voyager

Per person starting at
$3,190
Category C cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category C
Lower Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows, private bath facilities.
Category B cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category B
Lower/Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Port hole windows (Lower) or windows (Main), private bath facilities.
Category A cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category A
Main Deck, two twin beds or one double bed. Double windows and private bath facilities.
Category P cabin aboard the Variety Voyager.
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Category P
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities and private marble bath facilities.
Variety Voyager's Owner's Suite.
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Owners Suite
Upper "Horizons" Deck, double windows, special amenities, sofa, private marble bath facilities.

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.
- Please note that shore excursions are offered at additional costs.

Child Discount:
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 10-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount.

Please Note:
Single Supplement is 50% on this journey

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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