Legendary islands, a relaxed way of life, sophisticated ports and the bustling city of Istanbul: discover the perfect recipe for a dreamlike holiday in the Aegean.
from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul
|Cruise dates:||from 30.04.2016 to 07.05.2016 (7 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA 2|
| Cruise number:|| EUX1610|
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
On our pre-cruise programme, you can get into the spirit for your cruise while in Athens.
The narrow streets and alleyways of the medieval old town are ideal for taking a stroll. Our tip: the Scarabee Lounge Cafe, which has a wonderful view of the Palace of the Grand Master. Alternatively, hone your culinary skills in a cookery course for connoisseurs* with fresh fish and seafood.
White villages and a rugged coastline: Santorini is one of the highlights of Greece. Set out on a walking tour with our photography expert Pavel Kaplun*, who can show you how to capture the best images. Just as fascinating: a hike from Thira to Oia* before the setting sun bathes the island in magical light.
Explore the waters around Santorini from Caldera Beach. A myriad of fish, starfish and, if you have sufficient diving experience, also a shipwreck are waiting to be discovered by PADI-certified divers.
Vibrant and authentic: a lively atmosphere is prevalent in the street cafes and bazaars of Kusadasi. Set out from here for the ruins of Ephesus* with the impressive amphitheatre and well-preserved Library of Celsus.
The Meteora monastery complex* is perched several hundred metres in the air on gigantic boulders. Visit the nuns and monks in their unusual domicile. Alternatively, take a trip on the historic narrow-gauge railway* and relax as you pass through the impressive scenery of Mount Pelion.
Enjoy the night life of one of the most fascinating metropolises in the world. Perhaps at the club Reina, a hotspot on the Bosporus. The following day, it will be time to leave the EUROPA 2. Alternatively, intensify your impressions with our post-cruise programme*.
Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – whether Greeks, Ottomans or Turks, they have all left their marks, with the result that the city can offer sights from all cultures and eras. Visit the fascinating old town of Istanbul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, to name just a few of the highlights.
* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ATHENS – QUINTESSENTIALLY GREEK
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ISTANBUL – MODERN LIFESTYLE AND ORIENTAL TRADITION