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Vibrant Greece and Turkey - Istanbul to Rhodes

Join us on this spectacular 7-night cruise along the Turkish Coast, visiting a wealth of ancient historic sites such as Ephesus, before arriving in outstanding Rhodes in Greece.

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Your luxurious yacht cruise begins in Rhodes and you will journey through to the sacred Aegean island of Patmos where you can enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town.

The stunning twin bays of Bodrum in Turkey are your at your next stop, Bodrum is rich with history and has so much for you to explore. After stopping in Kusadasi with a guided tour of UNESCO listed Ephesus, your next stop is Bozcaada Island. Bozcaada Island is a small island lined with beautiful beaches and land covered with vineyards.

Spend the next day cruising Dardenelles before arriving in the bustling city of Istanbul. Here you can visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazar where you can pick up some fine jewellery or unique, authentic spices.

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Vibrant Greece & Turkey - Istanbul to Rhodes Itinerary

Day 1 - Istanbul, Turkey

Your Black Sea cruise starts in the historic city of Istanbul, where you’ll board your luxury superyacht.Please book your flight to arrive into Istanbul prior to 03:00 PM.

Day 2 - Istanbul

Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul connects Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity.Included ExcursionBlue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Grand BazarDiscoverMOREWhirling dervishes show (extra expense)DiscoverMORETopkapi palace and ancient cisterns (extra expense)

Day 3 - Cruising Dardenelles & Canakkale

In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Gallipoli to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food. Included ExcursionGuided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsulaDiscoverMOREThe legendary city of Troy (extra expense)

Day 4 - Bozcaada Island

Bozcaada is a small island of 39 km2, lined with beautiful beaches and land covered with vineyards. It is well  preserved and protected by its inhabitants. The sea is crystal clear, the cuisine simple and healthy where mezzes are honored while tasting a local wine.DiscoverMOREWalking tour and wine tasting

Day 5 - Kusadasi

With a history which includes chapters of Persian, Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Venetian rule, Kusadasi is today a modern city that retains some of its vestiges from long ago and it is the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city.Included ExcursionGuided tour of EphesusEmeraldPLUSFolklore show with local tastingDiscoverMOREPriene, Miletus & Didyma (extra expense)

Day 6 - Bodrum

Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353BC for Mausolus. While Bodrum has a rich history, the city is a modern playground for Turkish and foreign visitors alike, with two contrasting sides, east and west.DiscoverMOREAegean Feast-From farmers' market to table (extra expense)DiscoverMOREKnights' Castle and Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (extra expense)

Day 7 - Patmos

In the north of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, the sacred Aegean Island of Patmos is famous as the place where Saint John wrote the Book of Revelation. Patmos is a wonderful stop for those inspired by nature, architecture, history or, simply, for sun worshippers.  Included ExcursionWalking tour of the old townEmeraldACTIVEDownhill hike from the Monastery of St John to the cave of the Apocalipse 

Day 8 - Rhodes, Greece

Your time aboard your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht comes to an end in Rhodes. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow guests, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight homePlease book your flight to depart out of Rhodes after 12:00 PM.The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

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