Discover the Ionian & Aegean Seas

19 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Dubrovnik
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$ 10,810
$ 8,400
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2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Dubrovnik

Departing from Athens, take in Ermoupolis and Volos. Explore Istanbul before heading to Canakkale and Kusadasi in Turkey. Uncover Greece with visits to the stunning islands of Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos and Cephalonia. Visit the picturesque town of Parga and the cobblestone streets of Kerkira. Visit Sarande on the Albanian Riviera, and Kotor on Montenegro’s Adriatic Coast. Conclude in Dubrovnik.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
2D09
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Dubrovnik

19 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)

    The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.   

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    Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Corinth Canal & Itea (Delphi)

    Built during the 19th century, the Corinth Canal connects the Adriatic and Aegean seas. Sail through to the waterfront town of Itea, to explore the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Delphi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cephalonia Island

    Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Island and arguably the most beautiful. The island was also made famous when is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.

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    A taste of Cephalonia (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Párga

    Párga brings island life to mainland Greece, with its collection of pristine beaches and historic landmarks. The Castle of Párga, which overlooks the town, dates back to the 11th century.  

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    Full day sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries including Greek lunch (extra expense)

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    Kayaking tour (extra expense)

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    Hiking tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Kérkira (Corfu)

    A rich artistic heritage and spellbinding vistas entwine in Corfu. The impeccably preserved Old Town showcases Renaissance and Baroque influences in its architecture, including the Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans.

    Included Excursion

    Guided walking tour of Corfu Town

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    Greek cooking class with a local chef (extra expense)

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    Jeep tour of the Corfiot countryside (extra expense)

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    Kayaking sightseeing tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Sarandë, Albania

    Regarded as the capital of the Albanian Riviera, Sarandë is a bustling coastal town brimming with pebble beaches and historic landmarks. Its pretty old town is characterised by the magnificent 14th century Lekuresi Castle and the poignant Forty Saints Monastery.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Butrint

    EmeraldPLUS

    Mussel cooking demonstration and tasting in a local restaurant

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Kotor, Montenegro

    There are not enough words to describe the beauty of Kotor. Nestled between imposing mountains and the blue of the Adriatic Sea, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed setting is awash with Venetian palaces, cobblestone streets and cute cafés.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Kotor

    EmeraldPLUS

    An exclusive concert in a local church featuring a guitar duo

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided hike of Kotor’s city walls

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    Visit to the island of Our Lady of Rocks (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Your time aboard Emerald Azzurra comes to an end in the city of Dubrovnik. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers, you will 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
  • 18 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
  • A guided tour of Delphi
  • Guided walking tour of Corfu Town
  • A guided tour of Butrint
  • Walking tour of Kotor

EmeraldPLUS
  • Concert at Apollo Theatre in Ermoupolis
  • Mussel cooking demonstration and tasting in a local restaurant
  • An exclusive concert in a local church featuring a guitar duo

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour of Canakkale
  • Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas
  • Guided hike of Kotor’s city walls

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 53 superb meals including 18 Breakfasts (B), 17 Lunches (L), 18 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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