|Oct. 7-18, 2013|
Follow the echoes of ancient civilizations as you cruise the Mediterranean on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking services and amenities. Immerse yourself in the ancient legends, traditions and cultures of Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey, each destination with a different story to tell. Beginning in Athens, cruise the Aegean Sea to the island of Crete. Take in its picturesque landscapes dotted with villages and windmills, or get a glimpse of ancient Minoan civilization at the reconstructed Bronze-Age Palace of Knossos. Sail to Israel and the holiest city on earth for three major religions, Jerusalem; explore the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, part of a legacy lasting 5,000 years. There are more wonders in Haifa, the traditional home of the prophet Elijah and the land of the Jordan River and Galilee. Next is Limassol, Cyprus, a town central to the exploits of Richard the Lionheart during the Third Crusade. Then cruise to the Greek island of Rhodes, where the fabled Colossus once stood. Continue to Turkey and walk mosaic sidewalks in the ruins of Ephesus before concluding your journey in Istanbul, the magnificent city that straddles two continents.
Pricing starting at $3,499 per person, based on double occupancy (airfare included).
This trip is offered by Go Next.