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10-night Greece and Turkey Voyage

Cruise Line:
Azamara®
Ship:
Azamara Journey
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Istanbul
Departure Date:
5/29/2024
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1469945
from
$3119

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Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.


  • $250 per Couple Shipboard Credit

Note: Amenities are not combinable when booked in guarantee categories W, X, Y or Z.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/29/2024
5/29/2024 6:00:00 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

Syros
5/30/2024 8:00:00 AM
5/30/2024 6:00:00 PM

Syros (Siros) is an inhabited island in the South Aegean region of Greece. It is located just 144km south east of the famous island of Athens. Syros is one of the smaller islands belonging to Greece, one of the Cyclades Islands. It is a popular destination year round and attracts make visitors looking for amazing Mediterranean dining experience as well as it offers the best of everyday Greek living. Enjoy a day at one of the beautiful beaches, a tour of one of the many museums or visit the Saint Nicholas Church that is situated on the island.

Kusadasi (Ephesus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/31/2024 8:00:00 AM
5/31/2024 10:30:00 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

Bodrum
Suggested Private Excursion
6/1/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/1/2024 8:00:00 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

Marmaris
6/2/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/2/2024 6:00:00 PM

Despite the many tourists, Marmaris has managed to retain its charm. Marmaris is in the deep recesses of a pretty bay, framed by pine-clad mountains. The sheltered harbor provides ideal anchorage for boats, which are protected from the stiff breezes out at sea. Secluded coves around Marmaris offer nice beaches with hotels and resorts. Many visitors use Marmaris as a starting point for trips to Caunos, an important ancient city famed for its rock tombs. Attractions include the statue of Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic. Also interesting to see is Menzilhane, an Ottoman version of a pony express station, dating back to the days of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, who ordered the station built in 1545. Beyond that, one can spend a lazy day in the sun or join locals and fellow visitors in a waterfront taverna. It's fun to stroll along the palm-lined waterfront promenade. Approximately 10 minutes away are good, sandy beaches, backed by green mountains. The clear waters of the Aegean are ideal for swimming and watersports, including scuba diving offered at Hotel Mares.

Agios Nikolaos
6/3/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/3/2024 6:00:00 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.

Santorini
Suggested Private Excursion
6/4/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/4/2024 8:00:00 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

Mykonos
Suggested Private Excursion
6/5/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/5/2024 10:00:00 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

At Sea
6/6/2024
6/6/2024

No information currently available.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/7/2024 8:00:00 AM
6/7/2024

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

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
6/8/2024
6/8/2024

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, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $334.42 additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
5/29/2024
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary internet minutes, per guest
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
  • $300 Onboard Credit per person
    • (Club World Owners, Club Ocean & Spa Suite categories only)

 

Available Addons:

Optional Roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional for all guests. Pricing for 3rd and 4th guests are available upon request and are subject to stateroom category availability. Prices change frequently

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1469945

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Company Info

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
2074770-40