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Adventures Afloat: Voyages to Antiquity: Great Empires of Greece and Turkey

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Program #21236RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
At the height of its power, the Athenian Empire built the Parthenon in tribute to its patron goddess. As the Romans expanded their massive empire, they made Ephesus the prosperous capital of their Asian province. For 400 years, the Ottoman Sultans oversaw their empire from the opulent Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Explore these places and many more as you learn about the great empires that shaped the history of the Mediterranean.


Highlights

• Explore the ancient Acropolis of Athens and visit the spectacular new Acropolis Museum, whose glass floors allow you to float above current excavations.
• Walk the narrow streets of medieval Rhodes, built as a stronghold by the Knights Hospitaller — today it’s protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• In Istanbul, discover underground cisterns dating to the Byzantine Empire and enjoy a private boat excursion on the Bosphorus Strait.


Activity Notes

Walking up and downhill, up to two miles per day. Standing up to four hours per day, with breaks; uneven terrain and steep stairs without railings at historic sites.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Athens (Greece), 2 nights; embark Aegean Odyssey, 12 nights (ports of call include Syros, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Antalya (Turkey), Fethiye, Bodrum, Izmir, Canakkale); disembark Istanbul (Turkey), 3 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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17 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips

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4.7
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