Aegean Gems 2021

Aegean Gems 2021

2022 Athens (Piraeus) > Athens (Piraeus)

Overview

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.

12 Day Itinerary

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

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Volos
Built near the site of ancient Iolcos, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - At sea
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Istanbul
Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Athens (Piraeus)
Today you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
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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