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Aristotle's Treasures

  • Departure Date15 Jul 2024
  • Oceania Cruises Riviera
  • 9 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,799 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Istanbul
  • Enjoy Istanbul & Full Day Tour
  • Istanbul
  • Kavala, Greece
  • Kusadasi
  • Rhodes
  • Antalya
  • Bodrum
  • Santorini
  • Athens

Istanbul without a doubt, is one of the world’s greatest cities with a real fusion of east meets west. You will spend 2 nights seeing the ancient and oriental domes in the skyline, visit the famous Blue Mosque and learn how to haggle at one of the oldest markets in the world.Set sail on board Oceania's Riviera for a luxurious experience. Take a trip to the historic site of Ephesus from Kusadasi before visiting medieval Rhodes and see where the Colossus once stood. Experience beautiful beaches and traditional Turkish culture in Antayla. Enjoy views of St. Peter’s Castle in Bodrum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World before admiring the pretty whitewashed towns, blue-domed churches and world-famous sunsets. Finally port in Athens which roundsup this wonderful itinerary. 

Highlights

  • FREE Istanbul Stay
  • FREE Spice Bazaar, Bosphorous Cruise, Turkish lunch, Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Tour
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $600 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining Included

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Istanbul on bed & breakfast basis
  • Spice Bazaar, Bosphorous Cruise, Turkish lunch, Dolmabahce Palace & Asian Side Tour
  • 7 night cruise on board Riviera on all inclusive basis
  • Simply More: Champagne, Wine & More, $600 Shore Excursion Credit, Unlimited WiFi & Gourmet Speciality Dining
  • Baggage Allowance
  • Transfers

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Jul 2024-£2,799£3,179£3,889

Price based on flying from London. suite price is based on Penthouse Suite. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Aristotle's Treasures

Day 1 - Fly UK to Istanbul / Enjoy Istanbul

Day 2 - Enjoy Istanbul

Day 3 - Embark Riviera in Istanbul

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Day 4 - Kavala, Greece

Built on a promontory on the site of ancient Neapolis, Kavala offers fine beaches and numerous historic sites. A Byzantine castle lords over Kavala, and its 16th century aqueduct is still intact. The ruins of nearby Philippi include a Roman forum and a 5th century cathedral.

Day 5 - Kusadasi

Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and Didyma - renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Day 6 - Rhodes

Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master's Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.

Day 7 - Antalya

Discover this delightful ancient town and its many treasures, from the superb artifacts in the museum to Ottoman mansions, Byzantine churches and mosques, Hadrian's Gate, and the ancient Roman harbor now restored and alive with caf├ęs and pleasure boats. Or head for the magnificent ruins of Perge and Aspendos and imagine the history of these cities, from Alexander to St. Paul and from the Romans to the Arabs. Stand in awe of the huge Roman theater and the crumbling aqueduct.

Day 8 - Bodrum

A playground for yachters, tourists and jet setters, modern Bodrum stands on the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus. You can still see the foundations of the mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which was destroyed by earthquakes. The Knights of St. John used its stones to build Bodrum Castle, fascinating not only as a medieval monument but also for the Museum of Underwater Archaeology within its walls, which includes a display of the oldest known shipwreck.

Day 9 - Santorini

Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

Athens, disembark & fly UK

Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon overlooking the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock.

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