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Select one of the below 18 best Istanbul trips for 2022 and 2023. Your local English speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Istanbul. Our amazing trips to Istanbul for 2022 feature small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, small ship sailing, urban exploration, and village visits, and start from $3,030 for trips of 8 to 16 days. Most of the trips and itineraries below can be customized to meet your precise needs. Just contact one of Adventure Life's Istanbul trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Admire the ruins of a temple on Naxos
$5,875
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The Enchanting Island World of Cyclades

Istanbul to Piraeus - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Relax on the beach
  • Admire stunning views in Naxos
  • Explore Mycenean ruins
  • Wander ancient Athens
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Athens
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Sea Cloud II in Istanbul, Turkey's most populous city as well as its cultural and financial hub. Cruise to some of the marvelous destinations in the Mediterranean. Visit pastoral paradise with its wildflower meadows, olive groves, and vineyards, surrounded by spectacular white-sand …
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See the ancient world come alive in Athens
$5,875
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To Cultural Sites and Picturesque Aegean Ports

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • See the fortress city of Mycenae
  • Walk in the streets of Spetses
  • Enjoy the beaches of Skiathos
  • Tour Philippi Hellenistic walls
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the authentic windjammer atmosphere as you sail with the historical wind to the picturesque ports and cultural attractions of the Aegean Sea. Explore the wonderful city of Piraeus, rich in ancient history. Walk the streets of Spetses or ride a horse-drawn carriage reminiscent of Greece of …
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Beach town of Kusadasi
$5,385
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Aegean Reflections

11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Tour the diverse city of Istanbul
  • Relax in the resort city of Antalya
  • Explore UNESCO city of Rhodes
  • Cruise the Aegean Sea
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Limassol
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your 11-day Aegean adventure aboard the Emerald Azzurra starts from Athens and then takes you to the Greek island of Ermoupolis and then the coastal port of Volos before heading to Turkey and taking in Canakkale and the Turkish capital of Istanbul. Heading south you’ll visit Kusadasi, Rhodes …
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Historical Shipyard in Turkey
$5,840
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Turkish shores and Greek Archipelagos of the Aegean

Istanbul - Istanbul - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail through coasts of Turkey
  • Discover Çesme
  • Visit the historical Bodrum
  • Explore UNESCO sites in Istanbul
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Turkish and Greek coasts of the Aegean Sea on an 11-day cruise aboard Le Bougainville. Your journey starts on the Esme peninsula. The majestic Ottoman citadel dominates the azure sea, and the small multicultural city is shown by the charming alleyways of Alaçati and the gorgeous …
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Explore the rocky island of Corfu
$5,890
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From sublime Istanbul to Venice the Serenissima

Istanbul - Venice - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Experience sceneries and culture
  • See Istanbul's UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Explore the island of Hvar
  • Discover the coastline of Mljet
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your cruise begins in Istanbul, the gateway to the East between Europe and Asia, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. You then head for the region of Thessaly, at the foot of Mount Pelion, in the port of Volos. Take in the astonishing Corinth Canal, a famous sea channel dug out by men in the 19th …
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Sunset over Athens' port
$6,015
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Aegean Gems

Athens - Athens - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Tour the diverse city of Istanbul
  • Relax in the resort city of Antalya
  • Explore UNESCO city of Rhodes
  • Enjoy Mykonos' famous beaches
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your 12-day Aegean adventure aboard the Emerald Azzurra starts in Athens and takes you to the Greek island of Ermoupolis and then to the coastal port of Volos before heading to Turkey and taking in Canakkale and the Turkish capital of Istanbul. Heading south, visit Kusadasi, Rhodes, Santorini, and …
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Explore the ancient Acropolis
$4,330
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The Cyclades and Ancient Treasures: Athens to Istanbul

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Discover sites of ancient Greece
  • Visit cultural and historical sites
  • Explore the Mycenae ruins
  • View the windmills of Mykonos
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Jacques Cartier on this 8-day cruise exploring highlights of the ancient world. Begin with the exploration of Napflion, where you'll find UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as theMycenae ruinsand theEpidaurus theater. Next cruise toward Paros: in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, …
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White buildings on the Island Of Paros
$5,040
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Treasures of the Aegean Sea

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Cruise in the Aegean Sea
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Discover unspoiled Greek Islands
  • Explore Istanbul and Athens
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Le Bougainville explores the treasures of the Aegean Sea. Discover the volcanic, green, and lush islands of Limnos andunique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves of Patmos.Like an open-air museum, Delos offers unique testimony of the civilizations that …
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View of Valletta
$3,030
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Grand Voyage: Malta to Istanbul

14 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Learn about Malta's history
  • Discover sites of ancient Greece
  • Visit cultural and historical sites
  • Relax aboard a majestic tall ship
Starts/ Ends in:
Valletta / Istanbul
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join us for a delightful sailing experience and relax in some of the most historical and magical destinations in the Mediterranean. Start at the charming port of Valletta, Malta, featuring an abundance of museums, palaces, and grand churches to visit but be sure not to miss out on exploring one of …
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The famous windmills of Mykonos
$8,885
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Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea

15 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Discover Bartin and Amasra
  • Explore Sochi, Russia
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Tour Istanbul on a bike
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 15-day exploration begins in the historic capital of Athens, with a stop in Mykonos to see the whitewashed windmills. Following that, tour Canakkale Province, which is known for its tranquil beaches, unique local cuisine, and historic battlegrounds. Also, take advantage of the famed abundance …
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$4,880
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From Sublime Istanbul to Venice the Serenissima

10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Enjoy sceneries and cultural visits
  • See Istanbul UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Explore the island of Hvar
  • Discover the island of Mljet
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins in Istanbul, Europe's gateway to Asia, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You then make your way to the region of Thessaly, which is located at the foot of Mount Pelion and is home to the port of Volos. Take the remarkable Corinth Canal, a famous sea …
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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
$10,575
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Istanbul to Istanbul

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore Piraeus history
  • Walk in the streets of Spetses
  • Enjoy the beaches of Skiathos
  • Tour Amorgos & Panagia Hozovitissa
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend two weeks of summer sailing in the blue and white Greek islands while enjoying the authentic windjammer atmosphere aboard Sea Cloud II. Explore the wonderful city of Piraeus, rich in ancient history. Walk the streets of Spetses or ride a horse-drawn carriage reminiscent of Greece of yore, and …
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Sunset over Athens' port
$7,915
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Athens to Athens

16 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit the Heritage Site Mycenae
  • Walk in the streets of Spetses
  • Enjoy the beaches of Skiathos
  • Tour St. John's Monastery of Patmos
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel the Aegean Sea in style aboard the iconic windjammer Sea Cloud II. Discover the wonderful city of Piraeus, rich in ancient history. Stroll through the town of Spetses or ride a horse-drawn carriage reminiscent of ancient Greece. You can also relax on the beaches of Skiathos.
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Istanbul shoreline and ships
$6,595
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Island Charms and Ancient Treasures

9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Discover the Mediterranean
  • Visit Mycenae
  • Explore the Philippi
  • Immerse in the Greek islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Istanbul / Athens
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the fascinating and magnificent destinations in the Mediterranean.Visit the World Heritage Site Mycenae.Explore Philippi's Hellenistic walls, Roman amphitheater, and early Christian basilicas.Immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of the Greek island worlds of the Cyclades and …
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$5,755
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Following the Summer Breeze Through the Aegean Sea

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit Mycenae
  • Immerse in the Greek Islands
  • Explore ancient ruins
  • Discover Bosporus
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most significant archaeological sites and home to the fabled Lion's Gate, a World Heritage Site. Embrace the laid-back atmosphere of the Greek island kingdoms to experience divine tranquility. St. John's Monastery on Patmos, a significant pilgrimage …
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Visit charming Naxos
$5,857
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The Most Beautiful Places of the Aegean

Piraeus to Istanbul - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit the Mycenae
  • Enjoy Cosmopolitan Spetses
  • Relax on the beaches of Skiathos
  • Wander ancient Athens
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This is an 8-day cruise expedition where you will get to see the beauty of the Mediterranean. Start your journey in Athens then you will have your stops in amazing places: take a tour in Cosmopolitan Spetses, the insiders’ secret island tip with an aristocratic charm, visit the World Heritage …
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Sunset over Athens' port
$5,875
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Discover the Secret Tips of the Aegean

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Visit Lion's Gate in Mycenae
  • Walk in the streets of Spetses
  • Enjoy the beaches of Skiathos
  • Tour Philippi Hellenistic walls
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Istanbul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend eight days discovering the picturesque islands, quaint alleyways, and mythical ruins as you cruise the most beautiful places in the Aegean Sea.Explore the wonderful city of Piraeus, rich in ancient history. Walk the streets of Spetses or ride a horse-drawn carriage reminiscent of Greece of …
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Sunset over Athens' port
$5,999
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Aegean Gems & Ephesus

11 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Encore
  • Relax on the Aegean Sea beaches
  • Tour Greece's Tobacco Mecca
  • Marvel at Istanbul's Blue Mosque
  • Enjoy Kusadasi's turquoise waters
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Seabourn Encore's 11-day Aegean Sea and Ephesus trip takes you to the lovely Greek and Turkish islands. Your voyage begins in Piraeus, Athens' port since 482 BC. The harbor is packed with ferries and cruise ships bound for the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean destinations. Skiathos is …
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