Islands of the Aegean
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Braemar • M1724
From Piraeus – the gateway to Athens – tour to the incredible Greek capital and tick world-famous ancient ruins off of your ‘must-visit’ list. The magnificent structures of the astonishing Acropolis, including the 2500-year-old Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike; the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896; and the ruined Temple of Olympian Zeus are just a selection of the Athens unmissable highlights. Elsewhere in Greece, admire the fine Cycladic architecture of Mykonos Island, where beautiful beaches and clear aquamarine waters also await your discovery; uncover the Byzantine and Ottoman ruins of Old Town Kavala; and soak up the glorious sunshine of Rhodes. Be sure to visit the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri in Santorini – said to be an inspiration for the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’ – on a tour from Thira.
Call into Kusadasi for tours to the ancient site of Ephesus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – in Turkey; visit Antalya, the gateway to the Turkish Riviera; and have a full-day to discover the wealth of attractions in Istanbul, the only city in the world that’s split over two continents. Visit the beautiful Blue Mosque and the glittering UNESCO-listed Topkapi Palace; stroll around Sultan Ahmet Square to see ancient Obelisks and statues; or perhaps experience the the iconic Grand Bazaar. On this 28-night attraction-packed cruise you’ll also discover the beaches, bars and boutiques of Limassol in Cyprus; enjoy Spanish cuisine and culture in Malaga and Cartagena; see delightful palaces, churches and castles in Lisbon; and cruise into the beautiful Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta’s stunning walled capital.
Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).
Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.
Itinerary & Port Information
DateArriveDepartDestinationSeptember 2017Mon 11Late PMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 15Early AMLate PMMalaga
In the fabulous city of Malaga – the birthplace of Picasso – visit the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, try authentic Spanish tapas or take a tour to Granada and the Alhambra Palace. This 14th century structure, is Spain’s finest expression of Moorish art.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 18Early AMLate PMValletta, Malta
A tiny island with an epic and heroic history, Malta is one of the most scenic ports of arrival anywhere. The 16th century walled capital of Valletta, with its Grand Harbour, is a treasure-chest bristling with baroque architecture. See the St. John’s Co-Cathedral and its incredibly ornate chapels created by the Knights Templar.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Wed 20Early AMLate NightPiraeus (for Athens), Greece
Piraeus (for Athens), Greece
From Piraeus, take a tour to Athens, where you can step back in history to the heights of the Acropolis. Below, in the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district’s honeycomb of streets, little shops and tavernas.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Thu 21Early AMLate PMTourlos (Mykonos), Greece
Tourlos (Mykonos), Greece
Tourlos is the cruise gateway to many of Mykonos Island’s best-known attractions and highlights. Just a short distance south from Tourlos is picturesque Mykonos Town. Known locally as Chora, the town is the island’s largest and one of the Aegean’s busiest.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 22Early AMEarly PMKavala, GreeceSat 23Early AMLate NightIstanbulMon 25Early AMLate PMKusadasiWed 27Early AMLate PMLimassolThu 28Early AMLate PMAntalya, TurkeyFri 29Early AMLate PMRhodes, Greece
With its miles of sun-kissed beaches, remarkably well-preserved ancient towns and historic monuments, spectacular scenery and natural treasures, it’s no wonder the gorgeous Greek island of Rhodes – the largest island of the Dodecanese chain – is one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Sat 30Early AMLate PMThira, SantoriniOctober 2017Wed 04Early AMLate PMCartagena
Cartagena’s Old Town is protected by the city walls. There’s a natural harbour that is watched over by the medieval Castillio de la Concepcion, from which there are superb views. Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre dating from around 100BC.Read more about this port and its shore tours >Fri 06Early AMLate PMLisbon, Portugal
Spread out over seven hills on the north of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a delightful mix of palaces, art-nouveau cafés, museums, gardens, ancient castles and splendid bridges. Don’t miss a visit to the Centro Commercial Colombo – the biggest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula!Read more about this port and its shore tours >Mon 09Early AMSouthampton
We offer a range of fantastic cruises from Southampton. Sail to the warmth of the Canaries, the majestic Norwegian Fjords, the wonderful American Deep South or the vibrant cities of the Far East. Wherever you want to visit, we have a cruise for you.Read more about this port and its shore tours >
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