Advaia, Inc.

29-night Gems of the Ancient World Cruise

Cruise Line:
Seabourn
Ship:
Seabourn Encore
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Dubai
Departure Date:
10/23/2021
Length:
29
Offer ID:
1374961
from
$11999

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/23/2021
10/23/2021 11:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Ermoupolis Syros
10/24/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/24/2021 6:00:00 PM

Ermoupolis offers the main sightseeing on Syros. The town is divided in to three parts - the waterfront and two hills each crowned with a church, the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox. The Orthodox part is topped with the beautiful Anastasi church and wonderful views over Tinos and Mykonos. The Catholic part with the medieval Venetian town and the nice maze of narrow lanes and archways is dominated by Cathedral of St George. The Capuchin Covent of St Jean is of special interest. Ermoupolis' central square, Plateia Mialoulis, with the town hall is impressive. Apollon Theatre is a miniature of La Scala Milan. The Archaeological Museum has finds from Syros and the Municipal Library with interesting and rare editions. Vaporia, Ermoupolis' district with painted ceilings and frescoes neo-classical mansions, is where sea-captains used to live. There are excellent churches such as church of Kimisis with an oustanding bell tower and icons painted by El Greco, the church of Agios Demetrios, and the church of Tris Hierarches and Metamorphosis - the Orthodox Cathedral.

Bodrum
Suggested Private Excursion
10/25/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/25/2021 5:00:00 PM

Situated on a beautiful peninsula, Bodrum is known as a popular holiday resort. Enchanting villages of white painted houses trimmed with purple bougainvillea together with miles of sandy beaches and ideal locations for water sports. On the southern coast of the peninsula lie the golden sandy beaches at Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent Yalisi, Karaincir, Bagla and Akyarlar, while on the western side are Gumusluk, Yalikavak and Turgut Reis.
For those who want seclusion, the northern coast boasts Turkbuku, Golkoy and Gundogan - all small simple fishing villages, ideal for those who want a subdued and relaxing atmosphere. While the nights in Bodrum town itself are noisy, crowded and vital, these smaller villages offer cozy taverns and restaurants over-looking quiet bays and can all be reached easily by car or even by boat.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bodrum and Halicarnassus - 4 hours

Bodrum Port - Private Culinary Experience (Full Day Tour)

Izmir
Suggested Private Excursion
10/26/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/26/2021 8:00:00 PM

Izmir is a major seaport in western Turkey, on the Aegean Sea and is the gateway to Ephesus and Sardis. Ephesus is one of the ancient world's largest and most important archaeological and religious sites. Some of the site's most significant structures included the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Basilica of St. John, where the Apostle is buried and the House of the Virgin Mary. Other highlights include the Great Amphi-theatre where St Paul was arrested, Kuretes Street and the Library of Celsus. Sardis was an ancient city of Asia Minor, and the recently uncovered remains lie to the north-east of Izmir. The city attained its greatest prosperity during the reign of Croesus, king of Lydia, and after his overthrow in 546 BC by Cyrus the Great of Persia, it became the western capital of the Persian Empire.

Suggested Private Excursions

Izmir: The Greco-Roman City of Pergamum - 7 hours

Bozcaada (Tenedos)
10/27/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/27/2021 5:00:00 PM

Bozcaada (Tenedos) is a 15-square-mile island off the western coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. Bozcaada is planted with fields of grapevines and is known for its excellent wine. The island also has many hidden beaches, swimming holes and cafes to explore. Fishing is popular in Bozcaada, and the Bozcaada Castle is not to be missed.

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
10/28/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/28/2021

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)

Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit

Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
10/29/2021
10/29/2021 11:00:00 PM

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbul Port - Treasures of Istanbul (Full Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Byzantine Highlights- (Half Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Cultural Istanbul-(Full Day Tour)

Istanbul Port - Ottoman Collection - (Half-Day Tour)

Istanbull: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul Port - Private Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day)

Istanbul Port - Private Cooking Class in a Local Home with Market Visit

Istanbul Port - Private Culinary Walking Tour ( Half Day Tour)

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

At Sea
10/30/2021
10/30/2021

No information currently available.

Skopelos Island
10/31/2021 8:00:00 AM
10/31/2021 5:00:00 PM

Skopelos Island is located in the western Aegen Sea, and belongs to the Greek archipelago. The population of Skopelos was recorded at 4,696 in the year 2001.This charming island is home to beautiful pristine beaches and hosts bright green terrain. Skopelos is abundant in trees, shrubs and a wide range of flora which makes this island an ideal home for migrating wildlife. There is so much to do in the island, whether you choose to sip coffee at a local coffee bar or enjoy one of the beautiful beaches nearby – Skopelos is sure keep you dreaming for months after.

Santorini
Suggested Private Excursion
11/1/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/1/2021 9:00:00 PM

Santorini is everything that has made the Greek islands legendary. The world famous island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea, and is located north of Crete. Its population is distributed among thirteen villages and just exceeds nine thousand. The marvelous dry climate and unbroken sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colors.

Suggested Private Excursions

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours

Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours

Spetses
11/2/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/2/2021 5:00:00 PM

Spetses Island is located in southeast Europe and pertains to the Greek archipelago. Spetses Island is visited by many as a weekend destination for its closest proximity to Athens. This destination offers plenty of activities, such as swimming, a visit to the Bouboulina’s Museum or simply spending the day at one of their many spas.It also hosts the biggest Triathlon Sprint  attracting athletes from all over the world.

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
11/3/2021 7:00:00 AM
11/3/2021 6:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Agios Nikolaos
11/4/2021 9:00:00 AM
11/4/2021 7:00:00 PM

Agios Nikolaos lies picturesquely on Mirabello Bay in the eastern part of Crete. Its charming small town has developed into a popular holiday resort thanks to its beautiful beaches and its convenience as a center from which to explore eastern Crete. Visit the island's capital, Heraklion, and the famous site of Knossos. Many of the artifacts and frescoes unearthed at Knossos are now in Heraklion's renowned museum. Among the artists who came from this port city was El Greco, who was born near Heraklion in 1541. The area around the harbor and the side streets are lined with souvenir and handicraft shops. Tavernas along the harbor front offer tasty local dishes. Spinalonga Island is located 15 miles from Ághios Nikólaos. Formerly the site of a leper colony, the island is popular with sun worshippers who enjoy its picturesque setting. Other attractions include the remains of a 16th-century Venetian fort.

At Sea
11/5/2021
11/5/2021

No information currently available.

Haifa
Suggested Private Excursion
11/6/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/6/2021 11:00:00 PM

Holy Land to three of the world's major religions, Israel has a great emotional and spiritual effect on its visitors through its magnificent religious shrines and tenacity of a nation that, against all odds, made the desert bloom. As a center of shipping, banking, foreign commerce and wholesale trading, Haifa boasts institutions for higher education and for scientific research, a theater, a concert hall, museums and places of culture and entertainment. The residential areas and major hotels are situated along the ridge of Mount Carmel, about 900 feet above sea level. Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum features the ship which ran the British blockade during the Mandatory period. Mane Katz Museum is dedicated to the world-renowned Jewish artist of the same name who left his home, paintings and other works of art to the city. Gan Ha-Pesalim, a lovely garden overlooking the bay, is home to over 20 bronze sculptures by Ursula Malbin. Elija’s Cave, known as the center of the prophet’s activities, is holy to Jews, Christians, Moslems and Druze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port

1-day Shore Excursion from Haifa: Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee

1-day Shore Excursion from Haifa: Akko Caesarea

2 days/1 night Shore Excursion from Haifa - Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
11/7/2021 6:00:00 AM
11/7/2021 2:00:00 PM

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

2 days/1 night shore excursion from Haifa or Ashdod - Jerusalem and Masada

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem Old & New

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Suez Canal
11/8/2021 5:00:00 AM
11/8/2021 6:00:00 PM

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

At Sea
11/9/2021
11/9/2021

No information currently available.

Aqaba
11/10/2021 7:00:00 AM
11/10/2021 6:00:00 PM

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

At Sea
11/11/2021
11/11/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/12/2021
11/12/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/13/2021
11/13/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/14/2021
11/14/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/15/2021
11/15/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/16/2021
11/16/2021

No information currently available.

Muscat
11/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
11/17/2021 8:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
11/18/2021
11/18/2021

No information currently available.

Sir Bani Yas
11/19/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/19/2021 5:00:00 PM

Sie Bani Yas is an island located off the southwestern coast of Abu Dabi. This desert island is one of the largest of the eight islands belonging to the Emirate. It is home to one of the oldest archeological Christian sites; here you will find a 4000 year old circular tomb, a mosque as well as ruins of the ancient pearling industry. There is an abundance of amazing wild life such as the onyx, wild birds, dolphins and turtles. Visitors can explore a range of activities in Sie Bani Yas, such as archery, hiking and adventure safari tours that are very popular in the area.

Abu Dhabi
11/20/2021 8:00:00 AM
11/20/2021 11:00:00 PM

Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world. It is the center of government and business life in the UAE. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to a Singaporean status in the region. Large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, state-of-the-art communication services and transport, the presence of all the international luxury hotel chains, rich shopping malls, cultural centers and events provide tourists a one-of-a-kind experience all the year round.

Dubai
11/21/2021 7:00:00 AM
11/21/2021

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, unless otherwise stated, based on double occupancy. Government fees and taxes of $1195, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
10/23/2021
Number of Nights
29
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 29-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1374961

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