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Ancient Greece & Aegean Allure - 22 Nights Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Athens to Istanbul (SBN39109)

Step aboard Seabourn Encore and enjoy 18 nights cruising from Athens to Istanbul and explore megalithic temples and monument-topped acropolises.


Tour Departure: Jun 12, 2023

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Explore megalithic temples, monument-topped acropolises, cities built by Knights, and elegant Baroque towns seemingly lost in time as you step aboard Seabourn Encore and enjoy 18 nights cruising from Athens to Istanbul.


22 Night Package Includes:
  • 2 nights 5-star accommodation in Athens, including breakfast
  • BONUS: A Taste of Athens Tour
  • 18 night cruise from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul onboard Seabourn Encore
  • All on-board meals, entertainment and crew gratuities
  • All dining venues and specialty restaurants are complimentary
  • All premium spirits and fine wines are available at all times
  • Complimentary WII-FI with unlimited minutes for all
  • 2 nights 5-star accommodation in Istanbul, including breakfast
  • Transfers between port, hotel and airport throughout
  • All port charges and government fees

  • 18 night cruise from Athens to Istanbul aboard Seabourn Encore
  • Plus 2 nights in a 5 star accommodation in Athens and Istanbul, BONUS Taste of Athens Tour!
  • Visit: Poros, Nisos, Syracusa, Lipari, Chania, Bodrum & more !


Valid until 10 February 2023, unless sold prior.


Day 1:Private standard car transfer from Athens airport to hotel
Private standard car transfer from Athens airport to hotel
Mon 12 Jun 2023
Day 1 - 3:Divani Palace Acropolis
Divani Palace Acropolis
This hotel is set within easy access of the Acropolis, in the charming city of Athens. Guests will find themselves surrounded by one of the most exclusive shopping and commercial areas of the city. The ruins of the Parthenon are located just a few minutes' walking distance away. Links to the public transport network within easy access of the hotel. Guests can explore the many attractions that this mesmerising city has to offer. This wonderful hotel enjoys a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary designs. The guest rooms are elegantly presented, showcasing luxury and decadence. The hotel features a boundless choice of facilities and services, meeting the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers alike.

Estimated total amount of taxes & fees for this booking: 8.00 Euro payable on arrival.
Mon 12 Jun 2023
Day 2:Taste of Athens Tour
Taste of Athens
Kotzia Square, Athina , 105 51 (GR), Greece
  • Included Wine tasting
  • Included Local products and beverages. Products tasting, Cheese tasting, Tasting of Olive Oil
  • NOT INCLUDED Additional food beyond included samples.
  • Included Guide
Starting points
  • A. Kotzia Square, 105 51, Athina, Greece Please be at Kotzia Square, in Athina Avenue between the metro stations of Omonia and Monastiraki, in front of the Mayor Building.</br> Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time.
End point
  • · Monastiraki square.
  • Safe2Stay
About this tour
Thought Greek food was just feta, olives, and a truck load of moussaka? Wrong! This Athens food tour sets the story straight on the varied food scene in this ancient city with a modern twist, and you’ll leave full of tasty treats and local knowledge on one of the most underrated cuisines in the world. You’ll meet your local guide and begin this Athens tour by exploring Kotzia Square, located in the heart of Athens. The square is surrounded by gorgeous neoclassical buildings, which were constructed in the early 18th century, and also some ancient ruins of old houses that you will have a peek at on your way to the market. Your local guide will show you around the best of the Central Market, taking you to places few tourists venture and helping you to discover a variety of delicious Greek specialties.

From the simple koulouri (a round-shaped bread with sesame seeds) and delicate local pastries, to the Greek staples of feta and olives, the Central Market is a feast for the senses. We also try either an invigorating Greek coffee (in the winter) or a cold frappe in warmer days, which are popular local beverages. Athens food is a rich mix of old and new, traditional and modern, and this tour is the perfect way to discover all these aspects. Next on this culinary tour of Athens, we then drop by a Greek deli that sells traditional produce and is a popular shopping place for locals. Here you can chat to the shop owner and ask him about all of his produce — and taste some of course!

This spot sells the best seasonal food available, perfect for a picnic in the city if you’d like to return another time during your stay in Athens. Finally on this Athens tour, you’ll make your way to Monastiraki Square where your adventure will end. Your guide will be happy to recommend other places to see in this ancient city and where some of the best local restaurants are located, if you can stomach even more Greek deliciousness! If you feel like slipping into a food coma, your local guide will also give you hand in finding your way back to your accommodation.

Tue 13 Jun 2023
Day 3:Private standard car transfer from hotel to Piraeus port
Private standard car transfer from hotel to Piraeus port
Wed 14 Jun 2023
Day 3:Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Wed 14 Jun 2023
Depart 9:00 PM
Day 4:Poros, Nisos Poros, Greece
Thu 15 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 5:Day At Sea
Fri 16 Jun 2023
Day 6:Syracusa, Sicily, Italy
Sat 17 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 7:Lipari, Italy
Sun 18 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 8:Valletta, Malta
Mon 19 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 9:Day At Sea
Tue 20 Jun 2023
Day 10:Chania, Crete, Greece
Wed 21 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 11:Bodrum, Turkey
Thu 22 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 12:Marmaris, Turkey
Fri 23 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 13:Naxos, Greece
Sat 24 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 14:Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Sun 25 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 15:Spetsai, Nisos Spetsai (Spetses), Greece
Mon 26 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 16:Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Tue 27 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 17:Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Wed 28 Jun 2023
7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Day 18:Mykonos, Greece
Thu 29 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Day 19:Skopelos, Greece
Fri 30 Jun 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 19:Skiathos, Greece
Fri 30 Jun 2023
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Day 20:Bozcaada, Bozcaada (Tenedos), Turkey
Sat 1 Jul 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 21:Istanbul, Turkey
Sun 2 Jul 2023
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 21:Private standard car transfer from Istanbul port to hotel
Seabourn Cruise line to provide from Istanbul port to hotel
Sun 2 Jul 2023
Day 21 - 23:Lionel Hotel Istanbul
Lionel Hotel Istanbul

Lionel Hotel, located in Bayrampasa, is right at the city centre and metro stations in 2 minute or 10-minute walking distances offer ease of transportation to guests visiting as for business and leisure travels. The hotel shines out with its welcoming and sincere service approach that takes care of each detail for the comfort of our guests and with its modern and chic decoration.  

Sun 2 Jul 2023
Day 23:Private standard car transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport
Private standard car transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport
Tue 4 Jul 2023
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.


*Prices are per adult in AUD, based on lead-in twin share accommodation in each of the specified categories. Valid for a limited time only, is capacity controlled, subject to change/availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Flights not included. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency even after the deposit is paid. Please note Guests will be required to pay a city tax direct to the hotel at time of check-in. ^ Savings based on Category V1 Veranda suite. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Discount/savings already applied. Offer is on selected categories: V1, V2,V3, & V4. Offer valid until 10 February 2023. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply.  

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