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.
4-Day Cruise - After leaving Athens, you will stop in Kusadasi, where you can take an excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus. Next stop you will sail to Patmos where you can take an optional excursion to the Monastery and Cave where John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. From there you will sail to Crete (Heraklion). Take an optional excursion to the Palace of King Minos at Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Sail on 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.
Spend 3-nights in Cairo. You will visit the Egyptian Museum, the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. You may wish to join one of the optional tours.
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.