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Mediterranean Greece & Turkey Cruise

From $2899

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

17 Days
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Mediterranean Greece & Turkey Cruise Vacation Details

Cruise through six Mediterranean countries as the ancient world comes alive on this Mediterranean Greece and Turkey cruise tour rich with scenery and history. See Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. This is your chance to explore and discover the distinctive cultures, customs, and cuisines that were influenced by the world’s earliest civilizations.

The Eternal City is a fine place to start the land portion of your tour. Everywhere you look you’ll see evidence of Rome’s time as the most important city in the world. The Roman Forum, Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain, and remarkable ancient innovations have been dazzling visitors for many hundreds of years.

After embarkation, you’ll visit Naples, Sicily, and the stunning Greek islands of Zakynthos and Rhodes, where the legendary Colossus once stood sentry.

Coastal Israel, the Egyptian city of Alexandria (founded 2,300 years ago by Alexander the Great), tiny Limassol, and ancient Ephesus round out your time at sea.

Your final two nights will be spent on a land tour of Istanbul, the cultural bridge between East and West whose unique influences make it a must-see for global travelers. You can look forward to a city tour, the spectacular Hagia Sophia mosque, and more!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Mediterranean tour!

Tour Includes

6 Countries
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Rome
  • Civitavecchia
  • Naples
  • Taormina
  • Zakynthos
  • Alexandria
  • Port Said
  • Jerusalem (Ashdod)
  • Limassol
  • Rhodes
  • Kusadasi
  • Istanbul
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's Gem
Cruise Accommodations
  • 11 Nights
  • Cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Gem
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Moderate activity level

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Tour Highlights

  • Included city tours of Rome & Istanbul
  • Spend two days in Istanbul, the world’s only city that spans two continents
  • Discover Philistine history in Ashdod, Israel
  • Visit the exotic city of Alexandria, Egypt
  • Visit Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace

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Free Onboard Credit and Free Balcony Upgrade Set Sail Offers

*$50 per person Free Onboard Credit for Balcony cabins only. Free Balcony Upgrade available for Ocean View Cabins only. Balcony Upgrade valued at $800 per couple. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Mediterranean Greece & Turkey Cruise

Tours Starts: Rome, Italy

Tours Ends: Istanbul, Turkey

Day 1

Depart for Italy

Your adventure begins as you depart on your overnight transatlantic flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Arrive in historic Rome. This evening meet your fellow travelers and learn about the exciting days ahead, then relax over a tasty Italian dinner. (D)

Ergife Hotel or similar

Day 3

A full-day sightseeing tour includes the highlights of this Eternal City. Today’s sights include outside views of the Roman Forum, once a marketplace and center of daily Roman life, the Piazza Navona and the renowned Spanish Steps along with the fabled Trevi Fountain. (B)

Ergife Hotel or similar

OPTION: Ostia Antica & LunchOPTION: Ostia Antica & Lunch

Join your fellow travelers for a guided tour of Ostia Antica, Rome's seaport that lies at the mouth of of the Tiber River, after enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel. $109 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 4

Rome and Embarkation in Civitavecchia (Departs at 5:00 PM)

Spend the morning at your leisure in Rome. Is there anything better than an authentic Italian breakfast in this legendary city? Rome is known for its spectacular culinary offerings, and a traditional meal of a sweet pastry and steaming cappuccino is the perfect way to start your day. Transfer to Civitavecchia for an afternoon departure aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s spacious Gem. Get settled into your comfortable state room and set sail for Naples. (B)

Day 5

Naples, Italy (6:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

Naples was first settled by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited urban areas in the world. It is home to the largest historic city center in Europe, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the stunning Amalfi Coast or picturesque Sorrento on an optional shore excursion.

Day 6

Taormina (Sicily), Italy (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Enjoy a relaxing day in the Sicilian resort city of Taormina. Founded in the 4th century BC, this cliffside escape has breathtaking ocean views and an irresistibly chic atmosphere. Visit its ancient amphitheater, sample its outstanding cuisine, or simply lounge on its pristine sandy beaches and enjoy the salt-scented good life.

Day 7

Zakynthos, Greece (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

While you spend a blissful day on one of Greece's prettiest islands, don't miss Shipwreck Beach, the photogenic secluded cove named for the smuggling ship washed up on its sandy shores.

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

Alexandria, Egypt (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM)

Experience the wonders of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. Enjoy the Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches, or visit the Citadel of Qaitbay which is a 15thcentury defensive fortress that is now a museum.)

Day 10

Port Said, Egypt (7:30 AM - 9:00 PM)

Port Said transformed from an expanse of desert into a city during the construction of the Suez Canal in the 1860s, and many of its original buildings still stand.

Day 11

Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel (7:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

Ashdod, found on Israel’s sunny Mediterranean coast, is a vital part of this area’s ancient history. Ashdod was founded in the 17th century BCE, and is mentioned over a dozen times in the Bible. The port city was ruled for many years by the Philistines, and houses the world’s only museum dedicated to the Philistine culture. Just an hour away is one of the oldest and most holy cities in the world, Jerusalem. Venture to the capitol of Israel and immerse yourself with a visit to the Temple Mount, a walled compound in the old city home to Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

Day 12

Limassol, Cyprus (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Limassol is home to many archaeological sites, as well as plentiful contemporary boutiques. Don’t miss the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum’s collection of pottery and tombstones.

Day 13

Rhodes, Greece (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

The remarkable walled city of this Greek island just off the coast of Turkey is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Discover the old fortified city on your own.

Day 14

Kusadasi, Turkey (6:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus, now known as Kusadasi. An important city to the Ancient Greeks, Ephesus was built, destroyed, and rebuilt again. You can visit the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, or the Basilica of St. John.


Disembarkation in Istanbul, Turkey (Arrives at 7:00 AM)

Disembark the ship and enjoy a city tour of Istanbul with highlights such as the Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. Immerse yourself in history as you are guided through the Hippodrome and Obelisk. This afternoon, you'll have an included lunch before continuing to the hotel. (L)

Renaissance Bosphorus Hotel or similar

OPTION: Turkish Dinner with Belly Dancing & Anatolian Cultural ShowOPTION: Turkish Dinner with Belly Dancing & Anatolian Cultural Show:

Enjoy belly dancers and Anatolian Cultural show, while you dine at a first class restaurant. Starts at $99 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 16

Istanbul, Turkey

This morning you will visit the Underground Cistern, which was built during the reign of Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century, as well as the Hagia Sophia, a mosque which was built as the Christian cathedral of Constantinople. Centuries later it was converted into a mosque and is now one of the most visited museums in the world. (B)

Renaissance Bosphorus Hotel or similar

Day 17

Depart for Home

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

Decks 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11

These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. You'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. Approx. 138 sq ft.

Oceanview Porthole Stateroom

Deck 4 & 5

These Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. You'll have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view, and of course you'll have access to room service and tons of other great amenities on board. Approx 155 sq ft.

Balcony Stateroom

Deck 8, 9 & 10

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, one Pullman, and one single sofabed. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx 200 sq ft.

Norwegian Gem's Deck Plans

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