GREECE VIA THE CORINTH CANAL & TURKEY: THE MARVELS OF ANCIENT RIVALS

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Greece via the Corinth Canal & Turkey: The Marvels of Ancient Rivals

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Delphi, Itea, Greece

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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Itea, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note: Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Itea, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note: Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1199
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Itea, Monastery of Ossios Loukas
Departing from the quayside, your motor coach will proceed along a picturesque and twisting road on a 45-minute drive where you can enjoy the relaxing views of the typical Greek countryside.  Standing impressively on the brow of a peaked hill facing south, the majestic Monastery of Ossios Loukas commands a spectacular view of the adjacent valley. In some ways surpassing the famous Byzantine Church at Daphne, the monastery forms one of the most impressive memorials to the artistic vitality of the empire, during the revival of prosperity under the Macedonian Dynasty (865 – 1059). The monastery bears the name of a local hermit, the Blessed Loukas (Ossios Loukas) of Stiri, who was famed for his austerity, the dignity of his life, his prophecies and the miraculous cures he performed. Departing the monastery your tour will return to the port via the town of Arachova, famous for its handmade woolen carpets. Here you will have some free time to browse the picturesque streets and shops.   

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The monastery is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Itea, Mythology of Delphi
In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds the ruins of Delphi,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exposed on a rocky slope. For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there is probably no other spot on earth that rivals Delphi. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where the celebrated oracle Pythia dwelt. Her ambiguous prophecies were known and respected all over the ancient world. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalian spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the oracle. In the Delphi museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. 

Please note: As this tour involves walking around the Archaeological Site and in Delphi, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $119
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Katakolon, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

essentials
Katakolon, Ancient Olympia
At ancient Olympia, 25 miles east of the small fishing village of Katákolon, you will step back 2,000 years into the past, to the days of the original Olympic games. Imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers. Picture the Temple of Zeus and its 40-foot statue of the god, which was one of the 7 Ancient Wonders. The ruins of the temple are still visible today. Deep in the past lies the roar of the spectators as the athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks that are still in place. Spectators looked on, surrounded by temples, treasuries, porticoes and statues that today are reduced to ruins. After your visit to Olympia, you will take the short walk to the newly renovated museum. The exhibits here are findings from the excavations at the site. The most prized exhibit is a 4th-century Parian marble statue of Hermes of Praxitelis, a masterpiece of classical sculpture from the Temple of Hera. Other exhibits to visit are a sculptured head of Hera and the pediments and metopes from the Temple of Zeus. Before returning to the port of Katakolon you will have some free time in the village of Olympia.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

unesco

walking

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Katakolon, Ancient Olympia and Zorba Event
The small fishing village of Katákolon will be your gateway to the mystical site of ancient Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  25 miles away. The sanctuary of Olympia has the appearance of a park, and as you step back 2,000 years into the past, imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers surrounding the Temple of Zeus with its 40-foot statue of the god, the ruins of which you will see today. It will be easy to imagine the roar of the spectators as the athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks, and to picture the temples, treasuries, porticoes and statues as your guide is telling you about it.  After your visit to Olympia, you will then proceed to a nearby restaurant and sample some traditional delicacies. Enjoy your refreshments as you are entertained by the sights and sounds of Greek music and Zorba dancing. Returning to Katakolon, if you wish to stay in town to shop or explore on your own you are welcome to do so, but then must return to the ship on your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $169
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6 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing

refreshments

wine

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Katakolon, Best of Olympia
At ancient Olympia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will step back 2,000 years into the past, to the days of the original Olympic games. Imagine the area crowded with athletes, orators, merchants and philosophers. Picture the Temple of Zeus and its 40-foot statue of the god, which was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The ruins of the temple are still visible today. After your visit to Olympia, you will take the short walk to the newly renovated museum. The exhibits here are findings from the excavations at the site. The most prized exhibit is a 4th century Parian marble statue of Hermes of Praxitelis, a masterpiece of classical sculpture from the Temple of Hera. Other exhibits to visit are a sculptured head of Hera and the pediments and metopes from the Temple of Zeus. At the Magna Grecia Farm located in the heart of a traditional agricultural region you will visit the olive grove and learn the history of the olive tree and the tasty, peppery fruit produced here. You'll see the vineyards and encounter farm animals as well. You are invited to immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this estate and in the delicious flavors of Greek cuisine by sampling a variety of mezes (appetizer dishes) along with local wine. Flirt with Greek culture as you watch a short demonstration of Syrtaki dance, and maybe try a few steps yourself. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. Expect dense crowding and congestion at the site.


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Katakolon, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Katakolon, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1119
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Chania, Greece



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

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Chania, Akrotiri and Chania City Tour
Your first stop will be at the tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos, a dominant figure in Cretan and Greek political life and from here you can enjoy wonderful views over Chania and the White Mountains. Your next stop will be in Chania, which stands on the site of the ancient city of Kydonia. Many of the Venetian buildings in the Old Town have been superbly restored, transporting you to the glamour of an earlier age. Set off on a walking tour, passing by the cathedral, which was dedicated to Panagia Trimartyri (Virgin of the Three Martyrs), the patron saint of Chania. Take a look at the mosque of Hassan Pasha, the lighthouse and the Forteza or fortress before heading to the Turkish sector of the town. Your final stop will be the Agora, the market hall influenced by the buildings of the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. Here, there will be time for a stroll through the romantic old town and an opportunity to perhaps pick up a souvenir, or enjoy refreshment at one of the many coffee houses. Before returning to the port, you will make a short stop at the British War Cemetery.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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9 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

dining

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Chania, Jeep Safari
Get ready for a completely novel experience. Hop in jeeps and go back in time.   Your first stop will be Deliana/ Mesavlia Gorge, a unique example of wild Cretan nature.  Then on to Floria with time for a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice!   After having an adventurous off road experience you will arrive at Milia Mountain Retreat. Time stops here: there is no electricity, cozy stone houses bring you close to the philosophy  of “back to the basics.” The place is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement which has been transformed into an eco-friendly tourist complex, one of the top 50 worldwide choices of National Geographic magazine, with respect to eco-tourism and agro-tourism. You will spend lunch time here and enjoy Cretan cuisine and local wine. Then it’s off to the wild scenery of Topolia Gorge -so worth seeing. Admire and take plenty of photos of wild landscape nature. The last stop of this safari trip, will be to Ano Vouves and the unique 3,000-year-old olive tree.

                                                                                                                                                    
Please note: Bring a bottle of water, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, and jacket (depending on the weather conditions). Sport shoes are recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


price $219
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8.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

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Chania, Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town
Today your tour will take you on a 2-1/2 hour drive via the National Road towards Heraklion City, to visit Knossos. Knossos is the site of the most important and best known palace of the Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary King Minos. The Palace is also connected to thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Icaros. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000-3000 B.C.) until Roman times. Second palaces (16th -14th centuries B.C.) were built along with luxurious houses, a hospice and various other structures.  You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion before you proceed to your traditional lunch at a restaurant before heading back to the port of Chania.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  


price $199
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

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Chania, Rethymno Town & Arkadi Monastery
You will depart from the Venetian port of Chania for a 1 ½ hour scenic ride to your first stop, the Monastery of Arkadi. The historical importance of Arkadi lies in the role it played in the Cretan war of independence against the Turkish conquerors. The actual Catholicon of this monastery was built in 1587. It is surrounded by a defensive precinct with two main entrances and one side entrance. There are also a two-story guest house, a refectory, store-houses, a cellar, a cook-house, and an oven. The Catholicon is a two-aisled church dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour and to the Saints Constantine and Helen. Inside the Monastery there are also an ossuary and stables. Next you will take a drive to Rethymnon, the capital of the prefecture of the same name. Rethymnon became a city during the Venetian occupation. The town with its buildings dating from the 16th century, the small Venetian harbor and the narrow streets will certainly charm you. There will be some free time to wander round, have a coffee or a shopping stroll for souvenirs and presents.

Please note: This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.  


price $149
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Santorini, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1549
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1649
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1099
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Island Overview and Oia Village
Santorini, in the Cyclades Islands, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in all Greece. Traditional villages built on tall cliffs offer breathtaking views over a former volcanic crater, now submerged by the sea. Your island orientation begins with an ascent of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Mountain, for unparalleled panoramic views encompassing the whole island. Back aboard the coach, you will admire a range of inspirational views en route to the village of Oia. With its picturesque blue-domed churches, old 2-story mansions, and narrow cobblestone streets, Oia is the perfect place to fully appreciate the beauty of this remarkable island. There is no guided sightseeing during your 1¾-hour stay at Oia, so you are free to admire the picture-perfect views or perhaps browse among the tiny shops selling handmade ceramics, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Finally, there’s a 30-minute drive to the village of Fira where the tour concludes. Once there, your guide directs you to the cliff road from where you may proceed to the cable car at your leisure to return to the ship.    

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude. 

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

boating

outdoors

essentials
Santorini, Sailing the Caldera
Get ready to set sail on the exquisite Santorini during this scenic, relaxing ride around the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia. You will board a Catamaran sailing vessel for a 3.5-hour tour . Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni represent the volcano’s most recent activity. Palea Kameni, or Old Burnt Island, is less than 2,000 years old, while Nea Kameni, or Young Burnt Island, began forming just 425 years ago. Your boat will drop anchor into the green sulfur waters where you will enjoy an opportunity to swim in the warm waters of the thermal spring. A delicious Greek lunch  of chicken, pasta, Greek salad, fruit and beverages will be served on board while sailing.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and your camera.


price $299
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4 HRS

Moderate

unesco

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Santorini, The Ancient City of Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum
You will be transferred from the ship by local tender boat to Athinios port, where you will join the waiting motor coach. From here you will proceed toward the southern part of the island where you will make a quick photo stop at the ruins of an old windmill that has a panoramic view. You’ll re-board the coach and continue on your short narrated journey to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the covered excavations of this advanced Bronze Age civilization. You will be taken back in time as these amazing ruins leave you to imagine what life was like before the village was destroyed around 1650 B.C., by the eruption of the volcano.  It remains a question why there were no people left in the village at the time of the eruption, as it was abandoned for reasons unknown.  It is often said in a whimsical way that perhaps Akrotiri is really the lost city of Atlantis. Next, visit the Prehistoric Museum located in the town of Fira.  In this remarkable museum, you will see an exhibition of artifacts and frescoes which were excavated from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, including the gold Ibix, one of the most famous recent discoveries of antiquities at Akrotiri.  When you leave the museum your tour will end and then after a 5-minute walk you will be at the cable car. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.


price $129
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6 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Wineries of Santorini & Oia Village
You will be transferred from the ship by a local tender to Athinios where you will join the waiting motor coach.  A short journey brings you to one of Santorini’s foremost wineries where you will be able to sample some of the most famous wines of Santorini. Leaving Santo Winery you will travel to Venetsanos Winery, located in a breathtaking location offering incredible vistas over the caldera and volcanic islands.  The winery offers you a chance to walk through and discover the history and tradition of this important wine producer and learn new wine making techniques. Your detailed tour of the winery will include tasting their exceptional wines. Next you will visit the   unique, underground labyrinth Wine Museum of Santorini where you will navigate the history of wine and have the opportunity to try four of the best wines.  Board your coach and travel to the most northern point of the island, Oia Village. This dramatic little village, has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock.  As you traverse its narrow cobbled streets you will come across many tiny shops which offer an unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano. Finally, you will board your coach and go to Fira town where your tour will end after a short walk to the Metropolis Church. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below.

Please note: None of these destinations are wheelchair accessible. 


price $159
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Mykonos, Greece



6 HRS

Easy

beach

boating

sightseeing

essentials
Mykonos, Delos and Rhenia Island with Private Rib Boat
This private cruise to Delos & Rhenia islands guarantees vast doses of relaxation, culture and unique moments. Departing from Mykonos on a short and enjoyable boat trip, you will reach the small port of Delos Island, from which you can see the ancient monuments of the island. This holy island for Ancient Greeks, according to mythology, was revealed through the waves of the Aegean Sea by Poseidon, when Leto – persecuted by Hera – arrived there to give birth to Apollo and Artemis. You will leave Delos and head for the nearby Rhenia island, transformed into a vast necropolis when the Athenians imposed clearance on the island of Delos, ordering no one to give birth or die on the holy island. But it is all in the past and today Rhenia is a true heaven on earth. This magnificent island possesses virgin beaches with crystal blue turquoise waters that magnetize anyone who is fortunate to see them. The most famous one that you will be heading to is Skinos, known as “Blue Lacuna.” Here you will have the time to swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbathe on the beautiful golden sandy beach, stroll around the coast and enjoy your stay on the boat with the drink and snack that will be served. After Skinos, you will also explore some nearby beaches of Rhenia such as Lygia, Glyfada, Strada, Lia and Ambelia, which stand out for their unique beauty.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring sunscreen. Beach towels, snorkel equipment, cool beverages, fruit and snacks will all be included on the boat.


price $2999
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Mykonos, Delos Discovery
Explore the tiny uninhabited island of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in all Greece. Start your journey with a 45-minute ferry ride to this richly historic site. Delos was the major center of the ancient Greek world and the mythical birthplace of the god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis. Your 2½-hour guided stroll includes such attractions as the Sanctuary of Apollo with its three temples dating from the 6th and 5th centuries B.C. To the west of this sanctuary lies the Sacred Lake, where Apollo was reputedly born. Standing guard over the Sacred Lake are nine replicas of the famous marble lions, which were a gift from the people of Naxos in the 7th century B.C. Other attractions include the amphitheater and the nearby theater quarter where wealthy owners built opulent houses with grand colonnaded courtyards. The island’s checkered history finally led to its destruction in 88 B.C. by Mithridates, the King of Pontus. Large-scale restoration work has continued for many years and in 1990 the island was declared a World’s Cultural Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO. Your guided walk concludes back at the ferry, for direct return to Mykonos. On arrival there, you are free to return to the yacht at your leisure.

Please note: As there is extensive walking on this tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.  



price $99
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

culture

sightseeing
Mykonos, Five Senses of Mykonos
Join in an adventure to discover a different face of Mykonos. You will visit Little Venice on a walking tour and see Mykonos Castle, where you can take pictures of the famous windmills of Mykonos. You will pass by the most photographed church of Paraportiani and then visit a traditional pastry shop where you can taste amigdalota, a local sweet delicacy made of almonds.  Then you will board your bus for a short drive to Agios Giannis Beach, a traditional small port. Wander around this beautiful bay and take pictures of Delos island, lying just opposite. Re-board the bus for a drive to the center of the island, and a traditional Mykonian farm. Here you will do some wine tasting. Visit the traditional village of Ano Mera. Continue with a walk to the main square with its marble patio and mingle with the locals to get acquainted with the history of the village. You will then continue to the local traditional Taverna of Apostolis, to enjoy a glass of ouzo and homemade meze, prepared especially for you by the owner’s wife, accompanied by a live Greek music show.  On the way back to Mykonos you will receive a small gift, to take with you - the unique fragrance of Mykonos. Upon arrival you have some free time to walk around the narrow streets of Mykonos with its charming whitewashed houses.

Please note:  There is no wheelchair access to Agios Giannis Beach or the monastery.  During the summer there is not much shade so it is advisable to wear a hat or visor, sunglasses, and bring sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

beach

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Mykonos, Resort Day Pass
Try to imagine a perfect Cycladic village - it would probably look exactly like Agios Ioannis. Then step into a 5-star luxury resort in Mykonos and you’ll immediately sense: this isn’t Mykonos as you know it. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of a private oasis within a cosmopolitan destination. Embracing the best that Mykonos has to offer the resort will showcase an unconventional “made in Greece “ concept of luxury. You will spend relaxing time at a luxurious resort which includes:pick up from  and drop off  back to  your cruise ship, use of the resort’s facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas,  the gym, sauna, Turkish bath, swimming pool and private beach.

Please note:  Bring your swimsuit, towel, exercise wear, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

price $99
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Kusadasi, Turkey



4.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Archaeological Ephesus & Museum
Meet your professional guide and set off to visit the ruined city of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by the Carians and Lelegs. Today, this is one of the most magnificent and best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. You will see the glorious Celsus Library façade, restored and reconstructed in the 1970s, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Great Theatre with a seating capacity of 25,000 people. Then, you will visit a new ongoing excavation site of the Church of Mary inside Ephesus. The church is located in the south stoa of the Olympian next to the harbor of Ephesus. This is a very important church for Christianity because it was the first one devoted to the Virgin Mary. The Council of Ephesus and the Synod declared that church as the center of Christianity in 449 A.D.  Your guide will share some little-known details about the life and times of the ancient city. You will also visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. This small museum in Selcuk boasts an incredible collection of Hellenistic and Roman statues, carved reliefs and artifacts unearthed from the ruins of Ephesus. The famous statue of Artemis (goddess of fertility) is housed here. At the end of your tour, you will stop for refreshments and a carpet demonstration at a local weaving village. Enjoy watching the skilled artisans spinning and dyeing yarn and weaving carpets. From here you can either return directly to the ship or stay in Kusadasi. Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore on their own are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own.

Please note: This tour involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. Comfortable walking shoes with non-skid soles are highly recommended.


price $79
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Best of Ephesus
The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be the Virgin Mary’s House. Archaeological evidence shows that the little house dates from the 6th century but that the foundations were from the first century. Next you will visit the Ephesus ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site predominantly from the later Roman period. Next, you will visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. This small museum in Selcuk boasts an incredible collection of Hellenistic and Roman statues, carved reliefs and artifacts unearthed from the ruins of Ephesus. The famous statue of Artemis (goddess of fertility) is housed here. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of the Basilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Under the central dome was the grave of St John. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant on the way back to Kusadasi. You will have a fabulous view of the harbor and the ship.Upon your return to Kusadasi, you may enjoy a carpet weaving demonstration and some time for shopping. Explore the town and return to the ship.

Please note:  There is a lot of walking on this tour with many steps and rough and uneven terrain.  Flat, comfortable shoes are highly recommended.  The last 3 miles to the Virgin Mary’s House is a winding road up to an altitude of 1,250 feet. 


price $119
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6.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

wine

culture

unesco

walking
Kusadasi, Concierge Collection: Ephesus & Private Lunch at Sirince Village
Visit the ruined city of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded by the Carians and Lelegs. You will see the glorious Celsus Library façade, restored and reconstructed in the 1970s, the Grand Amphitheater and the Temple of Hadrian. Visit the “Terrace Houses” located opposite Hadrian’s Temple, a newly excavated area. Next you will discover the beauty of Sirince Village, the perfect synthesis of Turkish-Greek culture where you will stroll through the streets and see the typical Greek houses. You will have time to purchase some local handicrafts that the village ladies sell on the streets. The  tour features a charming church dedicated to St John that you can view high above the village. A private lunch has been arranged for you in a beautifully restored local building, with spectacular views overlooking an amazing valley of fruit and olive trees and lots of grapevines. Here you will experience the local cuisine with the best of Turkish hospitality. Taste a few of the local wines throughout your private lunch. Upon your return to Kusadasi, you may enjoy a carpet-making demonstration and have some time for shopping. Explore the town and return to the yacht on your own.

Please note: This tour involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Ephesus & Ancient Houses
Ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the greatest outdoor museums in Turkey and perhaps in the world. Although now in ruins, it was originally founded by the Carian and Leleg native peoples. Your two-hour walking tour begins after a 30-minute drive from the pier. Magnificent vistas await – including the glorious Celsus Library façade, the Grand Amphitheater and the Temple of Hadrian. The Terrace Houses owned by the wealthy and influential lie opposite Hadrian’s Temple, in a newly excavated section. Their fine decorative mosaics and frescoes give a fascinating insight into ancient lifestyles. Terrace Houses on the slopes of Bulbul Mountain are accessed by steps, with their roofs forming terraces for those houses above them. Back in Kusadasi, there’s an opportunity to see a carpet-making demonstration, to independently explore the town or perhaps browse among the shops before taking an easy stroll back to the ship.

Please note: As this excursion involves extensive walking, comfortable shoes with non-slip soles are recommended. At Terrace Houses, guests will walk on glass-covered platforms. 

price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

unesco

walking
Kusadasi, Ephesus and Virgin Marys House
Take a step back in time on this excursion to the Virgin Mary’s House and ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 30-minute drive will bring you to the House of the Virgin Mary, where she is said to have lived the last years of her life. This hallowed site, which has been officially declared a Roman Catholic shrine, has hosted three Papal visits since 1967.  Then you will take a 10-minute drive to Ephesus, where you will see with the Odeon Theatre, the Celsus Library and Hadrian Temple. This impressive Corinthian-style temple was dedicated in A.D. 118 and reconstructed in the 4th century. You will see the Great Theatre, dating back to the Hellenistic period. It was at this monumental site that St. Paul preached. As its acoustics remain excellent, this theatre is still in use today. The Marble Road which runs between the Theater and the Celsus Library is part of a sacred walkway. On your return, you will sip apple tea as a myriad of colors unfold before your eyes during a carpet-making demonstration.  Or, you may return directly to the yacht, or remain in Kusadasi to shop or explore the town independently. 

Please note: Although there are no uphill surfaces, this excursion does involve extensive walking. Comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles are therefore recommended.

price $79
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1 - 10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Kusadasi, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1 - 10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $599
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Istanbul, Turkey



4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Istanbul, Bazaars of Istanbul
This is a great opportunity to visit the most famous and unique bazaars of Istanbul. After a short panoramic drive to the old city, your first visit will be the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Built in 1663, the Spice Market is still the 2nd-largest covered bazaar in Turkey and it is still the best place to buy Turkish delight, dried fruit, exotic herbs and all the spices of the East including cardamom, turmeric, saffron, rose water and much more. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered bazaar in Turkey, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship..

Please note: All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $39
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Istanbul, Bosphorus Cruise & Grand Bazaar
This relaxing tour features a motor yacht cruise along the Bosphorus, during which you can discover the history of this fascinating city.  Take a short scenic drive to embark on your private motor yacht to sail on the famous Bosphorus waterway, from where there are excellent views of the Asiatic and European shores. Magnificent 19th century palaces are dotted along both banks and, as you cruise along, enjoy views of the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar. Passing beneath the great Bosphorus Bridge, you will be rewarded with the sight of curving domes and rising minarets, wrapped in a hazy veil. Istanbul has one of the loveliest skylines in the world and is without doubt a city built to be appreciated from the water. A refreshment of coffee, tea or a local soft drink will be served during your cruise. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Byzantine Treasures of Istanbul
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, where the historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. You will see Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Constantine Column which are remaining from the original Hippodrome. Next, you will visit one of the greatest buildings in the world: St Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom. It was built during the reign of Emperor Justinian (AD 537) and remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. The great dome, the semi-domes, the north and south tympana and the vaults of the narthex, aisles and gallery were all covered with gold mosaics, many of which are still intact today.  You will visit the Underground Cistern. This amazing underground cavern measures roughly 210 feet wide and 420 feet long, with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters of water. The 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern were salvaged from pagan temples destroyed during the Roman Empire’s conversion to Christianity. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets and more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving.

Please note:  All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. The covered section of the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; shopping will take place in stores just outside the Grand Bazaar. Professional photography and flash are not allowed.


price $79
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Istanbul, Concierge Collection: Sunset Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner on Asian Side
Meet your guide at the pier for an evening out on the town in Istanbul—the only city in the world that is located in both Europe and Asia. You will have an opportunity to view both sides of this marvelous city from an exclusive private yacht. Leave the port and travel a short distance to board a yacht for a cruise along the shores of the stunning Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy a welcome cocktail while cruising. On the European side, you will view many palaces, old mansions, and modern villas. Watch for the first intercontinental bridge that connects Europe and Asia. You will spot Dolmabahce Palace, formerly an opulent 19th century Rococo palace, and now a museum.  After your experience, you will disembark the yacht on the Asian side. Dinner will be served at one of the most famous fish restaurants on the Bosphorus strait.  After enjoying the delicious menu, you will drive to the European side via the Bosphorus Bridge and return to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a shawl, light jacket.


price $249
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Dinner at Tugra Restaurant at Ciragan Palace
Dress for a spectacular dinner at Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski overlooking the Bosphorus Strait. Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the only Ottoman Imperial Palace & Hotel on the Bosphorus. It is a landmark reflecting the legendary opulence of the Ottoman Empire. This former residence of the Sultans has retained its one-of-a-kind glory and has integrated it seamlessly into the present day. It is the perfect combination of renowned Turkish hospitality, luxury and exclusive personalized service. Dinner will be served at the Tugra Restaurant located on the first floor of the original Ciragan Palace and featuring rich Ottoman décor. Delicious Turkish and Ottoman recipes, designed by the chef exclusively, will take you on a culinary journey back to the golden era of the Sultans. At the end of the evening, return to the ship, viewing the magnificent city of Istanbul by night with many of the famous monuments lit up.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a shawl, light jacket.


price $179
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

dining

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Highlights of Istanbul
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, where the historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.  Next, visit Blue Mosque, also known as The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, a true study in color. It displays a multitude of domes and over 20,000 shimmering blue Iznik tiles in more than 50 different tulip designs, and 216 stained glass windows, on the interior. After a short walk, you’ll enter the awe-inspiring Topkapi Palace Museum, a huge walled complex that hugs the Bosphorus and is displaying an extraordinary collection of art, artifacts, and jewels, including the famed Topkapi Diamond. The windows promise breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. A delightful lunch, featuring Turkish specialities and beverages, will be served in a local restaurant. You will taste delicious Turkish cuisine cooked in Ottoman and Turkish styles. Arrive at Hagia Sophia, also known as St. Sophia, the Church of Holy Wisdom with its rich mosaics and marble pillars and coverings. You will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving.

Please note: Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided for mosque visits. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flash are not allowed. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic.  


price $169
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8.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

walking

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Istanbul Deluxe Part I
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986.  You’ll see the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life, and monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor. From there it is a short walk to the Blue Mosque. This incredible monument was completed in 1616 and is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. Nearby is the Topkapi Palace, the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans. The palace consists of courts, pavilions, mosques, fountains.  Lunch will be served at Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet. You will eat traditional Turkish cuisine in a lovely atmosphere.  After lunch, you will visit the famous St. Sophia Museum, built during Emperor Justinian’s reign in AD 537. St Sophia’s dome was then the largest in the world and it remained the greatest church in Christendom for centuries. Next, visit the magnificent Underground Cistern, built during the reign of Justinian. This 6th century subterranean water reservoir feature a ceiling supported by 336 Corinthian columns and is known as the Underground Palace. Last, you will visit the world famous Grand Bazaar. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: This excursion can be taken as a standalone tour but for the best experience should be combined with Istanbul Deluxe Part II—an unforgettable combination and by far the best way to fully experience this marvelous city. Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided for mosque visits. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flashes are not allowed. Expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $179
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

walking

unesco

essentials
Istanbul, Ottoman Wonders
A scenic drive will take you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The historic area of Istanbul was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Your first stop on this fascinating tour will be at the Blue Mosque, named for its richly adorned interior of magnificent Iznik tiles. Next, you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace - residence of the sultans for almost three centuries. It is located on the promontory between the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This setting provides a magnificent view. As the imperial residence of the Sultan and his court, the palace was also the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. Then, you will continue to the famous Grand Bazaar, where you will explore some of its 64 streets. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered bazaar in Turkey, with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. You may also enjoy a demonstration on the art of carpet weaving. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul. Modest attire is required; when visiting the Blue Mosque, knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered and women must cover their head with a scarf, which will be provided at the Mosque. Shoes must be removed to enter mosque(s). Shoe bags will be provided. Blue Mosque is undergoing a major restoration inside and areas may not be open to visit. Lines to enter may also be long. There is ongoing restoration of the Topkapi Palace, which may result in some exhibits being closed. Professional photography and flash are not allowed. All tours in the Old Town require considerable walking, as it is closed to traffic. The covered section of the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; shopping will take place in stores just outside the Grand Bazaar.


price $79
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Evening Car
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Evening Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Full Day Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Full Day Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1 - 10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Half Day Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Whirling Dervish Show
A short drive through the electric and atmospheric Istanbul city by night will whisk you to the Galata Mevlevihanesi for a Private Whirling Dervish Show (The Sema Ritual).  The son of Mevlana, Sultan Veled, and his associates considered the day of death a day of celebration and founded the Mevlevi Order on the thoughts of Mevlana. The Mevlevi Ritual has been performed in Mevlevi Temples (or lodges) for hundreds of years. The whirling dance, which is performed by Semazens, is proverbially associated with dervishes, the practice of the Mevlevi order in Turkey, and is part of a formal ceremony known as Sema, a means for man to reach actual existence. The Mevlevi ritual symbolizes the mystical meaning of divine love, passion and spiritual maturity. The ritual whirling of the Semazens is an act of love and a drama of faith. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests have dinner prior to the tour. Flash photography is not allowed during show.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

culture

essentials
Istanbul, Istanbul Deluxe Part II
Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located on two continents, and today you will experience both sides of the city. After a short drive to the pier, you will board a private motorboat for a 1.5-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait—without a doubt one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. During the cruise you will notice that the Bosphorus shoreline is bedecked with numerous traditional, wooden Turkish villas, 19th century Ottoman palaces, fishing villages, and green hills on both sides. Enjoy refreshments during your cruise. Your next stop will be at the Spice Market where you will walk past a myriad of stalls selling ancient spices such as frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cumin and rice spice. Take a moment to watch the trading, which occurs the same way today as it has been done for centuries. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. This excursion can be purchased as a standalone tour but for the best experience should be combined with Istanbul Deluxe Part I—an unforgettable combination and by far the best way to fully experience this marvelous city.


price $69
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Palaces of Istanbul
After boarding your motorcoach at the pier, make the short journey to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace. Stretching over 1,960 feet on the shore of the Bosphorus Straight, the palace stands as a symbol of glamour and decadence of the Ottoman Empire of the 19th century. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the Palace, explaining the many sumptuous and magnificent details. Built for the Sultan Adbulmecit and his family, the Palace is considered the grandest of all the Ottomon imperial palaces and boasts 43 large salons, a 4.5 ton Bohemian crystal chandelier and a glass façade that measures over 3,000 feet long.  Your next destination will be the stunning Beylerbeyi Palace. Built between 1861 and 1865, Beylerbeyi was used by Sultan Abdul Aziz as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. Designed in an ornate Baroque style the palace features 26 rooms, 6 sitting rooms, a valide sultan room (used for the mother of the sultan) and 2 bathing pavilions - one for the men and the other for the sultan's harem. On your tour you'll marvel at the extravagant pool and fountain that resides inside the reception hall, the large Bohemian crystal chandeliers and the intricately woven Turkish carpets.  At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to the ship.

Please note: Not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. Flash photography is not allowed in the Palaces; a fee applies to all video and still cameras. There are approximately 52 steps inside the Beylerbeyi Palace. Protective over-shoes will be provided at Beylerbeyi Palace entrance for use inside.  


price $69
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Private Half Day Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Istanbul, Turkish Bath Experience
Your scenic drive will take you through the old town to reach your destination of relaxation, Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Turkish bath. It was built by Mimar Sinan by order of Hurrem Sultan, wife of Suleyman the Magnificent, near Hagia Sophia in the 16th century (1556 – 1557). The building is in the shape of a classical period Ottoman bath and is a type of double bath. Women and men sections were built on the same axis in this bath for the first time, which was a new idea in Turkish bath architecture. You’ll be welcomed in the Hammam Square and directed to the changing room and provided with takunya (wooden sabots) and pestemal (loincloth). Relax on the marble ‘kurna,’ a marble platform, to help you unwind, before being taken to the heated ‘gobektasi’ for a rub down massage and bubble bath. The steamy atmosphere and relaxing rub down will help your mind and body drift away in the fantastic surroundings of authentic Turkish interiors.

Please note: Minimum age is 6 years. Male and females bathe in separate areas. Towels will be provided and a thin bath towel will be available to wear in the bath over swimwear if you choose. Guests must be physically fit for this tour with no breathing or cardio problems. A Turkish bath is a hot and steamy environment.  


price $229
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Myrina, Lemnos, Greece



4.25 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Myrina, Discover Limnos by 4x4
Get behind the wheel of a 4x4 vehicle (two guests per vehicle; at least one person must drive) to experience this great way to get off the beaten track and explore the untouched areas of Lemnos. Head off in a convoy from the port along the scenic beach roads and climb up to the Church of Aghios Thanassis, 1,000 feet above sea level. Take in the stunning views of Myrina, the castle and port in the distance and learn about the history of the island and the Orthodox religion and culture of Greece. Continue on, with a stop to pick some of the wild oregano that grows on the side of the mountain, and follow picturesque mountain roads to Gomati Beach for a swim and a beverage. After a short break, visit the natural phenomenon of the Gomati sand dunes and then stop in taverna in Gomati for a home-cooked lunch.

Please note: The self-drive 4x4 vehicles are manual (stick shift) and must be driven by one of the participants. Bring a valid driver's license. There is a lead vehicle with a professional English-speaking guide. Minimum and maximum of two guests per vehicle. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Bottled water.

price $299
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Myrina, Highlights of Limnos
This tour will commence with a drive to the East coast of Lemnos where the island’s most important archaeological site of Poliochni lies. Here the Italian Archaeologists discovered back in 1930 seven different layers of civilization, one on the top of the other. Poliochni is considered one of the largest urban centers of the Early Bronze Age and the first city in Europe with a basic social and civic structure. The Neolithic town predates the Egyptian dynasties, the Minoan Kingdoms of Crete, and even the earliest level of Troy. Following your visit to Poliochni board your coach and head for Moudros, the second biggest town of the island and the first capital of Lemnos. There you will have some free time for a stroll along its seafront or to enjoy a coffee in one of the cafés. You will continue to the Allied Cemetery in Moudros. It is one of the two most important monuments the island has, of the Allied Expedition versus Gallipoli. Many victims of the 1st World War were buried here in clusters depending upon their nationality. From there you will return to Myrina and visit The Archaeological Museum of Lemnos, founded in 1961. In the museum you will see exhibits from excavations of the Italian Archaeological School in the ancient sites of Poliochni, Kavirio, Ifestia, and other spots all over the island. Also you will be acquainted with various historical periods of Lemnos (prehistoric, Age of Copper, Classical period).  From the museum you will return to the port.

Please note: Due to some walking on uneven surface in Poliochni, it is advisable to wear non-slip, comfortable shoes.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

beach

dining

outdoors

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Myrina, Limnos by Traditonal Caique
Board a traditional caique boat for a cruise along the coast of Limnos to the magnificent sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the northeastern cape. Cruise from one secluded beach to the next. Upon reaching a private beach, you will have about 1 ½ hours to relax on the sand and enjoy the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea. A traditional Greek lunch with refreshments awaits you back on board the boat before you cruise back down the coast to your waiting ship.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. This tour is weather dependent.


price $129
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Athens, Greece



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.



price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $549
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $649
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