On board MS EUROPA 2 from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul

Fascination of the Aegean

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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

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Sat, 30.04.2016

Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens
and transfer to embarkation point
Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 0.00 hrs

Piraeus (Athens)
On our pre-cruise programme, you can get into the spirit for your cruise while in Athens.

Sun, 01.05.2016

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 02.05.2016

Rhodes/Dodecanese/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Rhodes
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.

Tue, 03.05.2016

Santorini/Cyclades/Greece , 8.00 – 20.00 hrs

Santorini
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.

OUR TIP:
Diving

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.

Wed, 04.05.2016

Kusadasi/Turkey, 7.00 – 17.30 hrs

Kusadasi
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.

Thu, 05.05.2016

Volos/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Volos
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.

Fri, 06.05.2016

Passage through the Dardanelles, morning
Istanbul/Turkey, arrival 19.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Istanbul
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*.

Sat, 07.05.2016

Istanbul
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

* 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