Here you can enjoy the excellent shopping and nightlife, or perhaps take in a meal at a local café. Spend 2-nights in this enchanting city, where the lifestyle of the East meets the West. You will take a tour and visit St. Sophia Mueseum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grande Bazaar.
6-Day Cruise - After leaving Istanbul, you will stop in Kusadasi, where you can take an excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. Next stop you will sail to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk the narrow streets of Fira or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera, offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty. From there you will sail to Crete (Agios Nicolaos). Take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Arrive in Rhodes next morning and opt to take an excursion to the city of Rhodes or the rocky Acropolis of Lindos. This afternoon you will sail to the scenic island of Symi. Next morning you will arrive in Chios, the fifth largest island in Greece known for its many medieval villages and monasteries. Make an afternoon stop in Mykonos, known for its hundreds of chapels that dot the island. Visit the many chic boutiques or find a table at a taverna on the harbor and enjoy the serenity of Cycladic island life.
Spend 2-nights in Athens. Visit the ancient Mediterranean metropolis highly recognized for its unique place in history. Spend your time at leisure or take advantage of the many optional excursions. Perhaps a one-day cruise around nearby islands, or take a tour of the city including the Acropolis and the Panathenaikon Stadium, the place of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Don’t forget to visit the Plaka (old city) to wander the cobblestone streets, peruse in the shops or dine in one of the many traditional Greek Tavernas.
Spend 3-nights in Tel Aviv . Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel and the Christian Quarter. Continue to Bethlehem and visist the Church of the Nativity . The next day you will visit Masada and The Dead Sea.