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9 Day Cruise of Greece and Turkey - Golden Fleece

Greek CruiseVisit Istanbul, home of the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, Kusadasi, Patmos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini - the Volcanic Isle. Sail aboard Louis Cruises, a respected and well established cruising company.

Please note: your cruise ship will not be exclusive to Contiki and therefore you will have the opportunity to mix with a wide range of people. The order of ports of call on some days may be reversed.

Day 1 - Arrive Athens
Make your own way to your hotel then the day is free to explore at leisure. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink and the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.

Day 2 - Athens at Leisure and Sail to Istanbul
This morning is free - later we board our cruise ship to set sail for Istanbul. Cruise (B,D,S)

Day 3 - Cruising to Istanbul
Today enjoy the amenities of our cruise ship as we sail through the Dardanelles arriving in Istanbul in the early evening. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 4 - Istanbul and the Bosphorus
Explore this exciting city or shop in the Grand Bazaar where there are more than 4,000 shops. Istanbul is a breathtaking sight where East meets West. Why not visit the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace museum. We depart this evening for Mykonos. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 5 - Mykonos
We arrive at the island of white-washed houses and blue domed churches. Enjoy the sunset over “Little Venice” and soak up the atmosphere before returning to the ship to sail for Patmos. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 6 - Patmos and Kusadasi (Turkey)
We arrive at Patmos, where St John is reputed to have written the book of Revelation. This afternoon we dock at Kusadasi, explore the bazaar or take an excursion to the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 7 - Kusadasi to Rhodes
A day to explore this island, home to the Colossus of Rhodes. Legend says it was over 100ft high and straddled the harbour. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 8 - Rhodes to Santorini via Heraklion (Crete)
We dock in Crete, the biggest of the Greek Islands before sailing for Santorini. This spectacular volcanic island is in the Cycladic chain of islands. Enjoy Fira and its narrow paved streets with plenty of opportunity to shop in the many boutiques. Cruise (B,L,D,S)

Day 9 - Depart Athens
After breakfast we disembark for our transfer to our centrally located Athens hotel where your tour ends. (B) Please Note: When booking twin-share both passengers must book at the same time.

Whats Included?

7 nights on board a cruise ship based on your choice of quad or twin-share inside cabin with private facilities * Buffet Breakfasts (B),Lunches (L), Dinners (D) and Suppers (S) - as per itinerary * Representative on board ship * Fun-filled entertainment on every night of every cruise * Welcome drink

Departures?
From April - Mid-October 2007. Please enquire for available dates

Prices?
From £399 (quad share) or from £535 GBP (twin share) per person
Port taxes and gratuities - £140 GBP
Single Supplement - £85 GBP - BOOK NOW

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