Central Holidays

Program Highlights

  • Experience Athens, Greece on an insightful city tour, discover the awe-inspiring Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, and savor the lively culture in the “Plaka” pedestrian center or at a local taverna
  • Embark on the “Classic Cairo” excursion in Egypt that takes you to visit the mighty Pyramids of Giza, see the massive Sphinx, and explore the National Archaeological Museum with the treasures of King Tutankhamen
  • Join an optional pilgrimage excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod in Israel
  • Bask in the glittering warmth and seaside splendors of Cyprus’ Limassol and enjoy a “Medieval tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights” in Rhodes
  • Sail to Turkey’s Kusadasi and explore Ancient Ephesus through the ages on an included tour that showcases Hellinistic and Roman tales before returning to Athens


  • Hotel accommodation for 3 nights
  • 8 days/7 nights cruise on Celestyal Cruises, inside cabin, category IB
  • 23 included meals consisting of:
    - 10 buffet breakfasts
    - 6 lunches during cruise
    - 7 dinners during cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Half day city tour of Athens, including entrance fees for Parthenon and Acropolis Museum
  • Three shore excursions:
    - Full day Cairo
    - Half day Rhodes
    - Half day Ephesus
  • Complimentary drinks throughout the cruise
  • Transfer from Athens hotel – Piraeus – Athens hotel
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Small Groups


Single supplement: On Request

Reduction for third and fourth person sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request

Reduction for children sharing twin-bedded cabin: On Request

Price is per person based on double occupancy

A selection of different hotels, cabin categories, additional nights and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.


Departures & Rates

First class hotel & Cat IB inside cabin: $2,230

Port taxes and fees: $359

Please click here to request a quotation for your preferred dates of travel, or contact your Travel Agent


Arrival into Athens. Balance of the day is at leisure for you to get acquainted with Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece.

Half day morning city tour includes highlights of Athens and the Acropolis plus the new Acropolis Museum. Afternoon and balance of day is at leisure. (B)

This afternoon, transfer to Piraeus and embark on your cruise ship. (B,D)

Today take the time and get to know your ship as you cruise from Piraeus towards the port of Alexandria. Entertainment and music performances, fine dining, games and much more are on board for everyone. (B,L,D)

Welcome to Egypt! Cairo, the largest city in Africa, and all its top sights are waiting to be discovered on this full day excursion from Alexandria. Leaving the port in a luxury air-conditioned coach, you’ll journey south towards Cairo. Your first stop will be the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the mighty Pyramids of Giza. Then, continuing through the valley, you’ll spot the supreme Sphinx guarding the land. A buffet lunch will be served at a 5-star hotel, after which, there’s more sightseeing on the agenda – this time in the heart of Cairo. From the bustling Tahrir (Liberty) Square, you’ll head to the National Archaeological Museum. After visiting a Papyrus Institute, there’s some time dedicated to souvenir shopping before travelling back to the cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Welcome to Israel! Located on the sun-soaked Mediterranean coastline, Ashod is the starting point for a pilgrimage all of your own. A melting pot of religious monuments and cultural offerings can all be found within a short trip. Time to relax or to take one of the optional excursions available. (B,L,D)

Welcome to Cyprus! Your first glimpse of Limassol from the cruise ship is its shiny, modern marina, filled with row upon row of yachts and fishing boats. Time to relax or to take one of the optional excursions available. (B,L,D)

Welcome back to Greece! Approaching the island of Rhodes by sea is an experience all of its own. Morning call at Greece’s largest island. Centuries of culture and layer upon layer of extraordinary civilizations await to be discovered through impressive Lindos and within the awe-inspiring structure of the Acropolis of Lindos. Follow the footsteps of heroes as you walk along Knight’s Street in the heart of historical Rhodes. Sitting at the top of Knights Street, the Grand Master’s Palace is well worth its name. You will be awed by the fort’s imposing Gothic architecture and strength displayed throughout its court structures. End your tour of historical Rhodes with free time. (B,L,D)

Welcome to Turkey! Morning arrival in Kusadasi. A huge covered Bazaar stretches out in front of you, and the buzz from trendy seaside bars and restaurants floats through the air. Visit nearby Ephesus, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Built 3,000 years ago, Ephesus shaped the history of Greek, Turkish and Christian civilizations from its privileged location, chosen (according to legend) by the oracle of Delphi. In the evening, sail for Athens. (B,L,D)

Disembark in Athens this morning and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this lively city on your own. (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home and say “kali antamosi” to Greece or extend your stay. (B)

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