Escape to the blue waters of the Mediterranean to explore Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey by land and by sea. Begin in legendary Athens—site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature. Your off-season escape to Greece is packed with iconic historical sites, including Olympia’s Gymnasium, temples of Hera and Zeus, and other fascinating ancient ruins. Take in spectacular views of the sea on your way to Delphi. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn to make traditional tzatziki. Raise a glass of Ouzo while learning the dance of Zorba the Greek—the Sirtaki. Explore Delphi’s mountainside sanctuary of the god Apollo. Tour the archaeological excavations and museum, home to the extraordinary 5th-century-BC bronze statue of The Charioteer. Return to Athens to embark on your 4-night, 3-continent Mediterranean cruise.
You’ll visit historic and cultural sites in Egypt, Israel, Cyprus Greece, and Turkey, while sailing on the glimmering Mediterranean Sea. Answer the riddle of the Sphinx and see the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world. In Cairo, peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun. When docking at Ashdod (Israel) and Limassol (Cyprus), a selection of optional excursions are offered. In Rhodes, explore the Old Town with its ramparts and palaces, then head to Lindos to see the fabulous temple of Athena. Dock in Kusadasi to discover the amazing excavations of Ephesus that go back approximately 3,000 years. Return to Athens to visit the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and more. Join us to take advantage of fewer crowds and lower prices on this spectacular Greek vacation and Mediterranean cruise.