Aegean Gems

12 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Athens (Piraeus)
From (USD)
$ 6,015
$ 5,754
Dates & Pricing

2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Athens (Piraeus)

Explore the wonders of the Aegean Sea on an exciting journey beginning and ending in Greece. Sail to Istanbul, with its Old City before onward to Canakkale and Kusadasi in Turkey, before returning with visits to the stunning Greek islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
E14D
Duration:
12 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Athens (Piraeus)

12 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece

    Upon your arrival in Athens, you’ll board your spectacular super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, to commence your yacht cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Ermoupolis, Nisos Syros

    The capital of the Aegean island of Syros, Ermoupolis is a stunning town. Architectural splendour is a striking reminder of a brilliant past, as a neo-classical influence combines with that of Ancient Greece and western Europe.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Ermoupolis

    EmeraldPLUS

    Concert at Apollo Theatre

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Volos

    Built near the site of ancient Iolcos, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion.

    Included Excursion

    Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries with Greek Lunch

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Istanbul

    Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe.

    Included Excursion

    Istanbul city tour

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    Whirling dervishes show (extra expense)

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    Turkish baths experience (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Istanbul

    Meet open-minded locals as you immerse yourself in their light-hearted spirit, learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.

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    Tour of Topkapi palace and cisterns (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Canakkale

    In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Troy and Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food.  

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Canakkale

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kusadasi

    This beach resort town on Turkey’s west coast dates back to 3000 BC and is now a busy cruise port, with a renowned nightlife. Home to a small, Byzantine castle, the Grand Bazaar, selling the wares of numerous merchants, and much in the way of monuments to the past.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Ephesus

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

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    Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Rhodes, Greece

    The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all - lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Rhodes

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    Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense)

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    Panoramic Rhodes (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Santorini

    Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its after effects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches.

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    Greek cooking class (extra expense)

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    Oia and winery visit (extra expense)

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    Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Mykonos

    Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop.

    Included Excursion

    Gastronomic tour of Mykonos

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    Discover the ancient and modern art of mosaic making (extra expense)

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    Ancient Delos (extra expense)

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    Island tour of Mykonos and Ano Mera monastery (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Athens (Piraeus)

    Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 11 nights on board Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Walking tour of Ermoupolis
  • Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries
  • Istanbul city tour
  • Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula
  • Guided tour of Ephesus
  • Guided tour of Rhodes
  • Gastronomic tour of Mykonos

EmeraldPLUS
  • Concert at Apollo Theatre in Ermopoulis

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale
  • Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 32 superb meals including 11 Breakfasts (B), 10 Lunches (L), 11 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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