Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 1st July 2014 to 31st May 2015.
There are few journeys in the world that can compare with this cruise which combines Jordan with the Greek Islands and Turkey. The quality of the light, the clear waters of the Mediterranean, and drama of the landscapes have inspired writers, poets and artists since the time of Homer. Your journey starts in Jordan with a 3-night stay in cosmopolitan Amman for a chance to see the ancient city of Jerash and a night in Petra to see the Nabataean rose-red city. In the Aegean, you will visit some of the finest Hellenistic and Roman ruins to be found anywhere including one of the best preserved classical sites, Ephesus, the Minoan site of Akrotiri in Santorini and the splendid monuments in Delos. It is then on to Athens for a tour of the Acropolis and the other wonderful sites that bless this city.
Cruise & Stay package includes:
– 3 night hotel stay in Amman incl sightseeing
– 1 night hotel stay in Petra incl tour to the ancient rose-red city of Petra
– 12 night aboard Aegean Odyssey
– 2 night hotel stay in Athens incl Acropolis & Museum
– A full included excursion programme with sightseeing in each port of call (where available) and overland excursions
– All meals whilst onboard the Aegean Odyssey
– Selected beer, wine and soft drinks with dinner onboard
– Comprehensive shore excursion programme
– Expert guest speakers & lecture programme
– Transfers^, gratuities and port charges
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11 Night Cruise sailing from Aqaba to Athens aboard Aegean Odyssey. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Jordan and post-cruise in Athens.
AEGEAN ODYSSEY is a premium class ship that was rebuilt to cater for cruising in the coastal waters of the central and eastern Mediterranean. The vessel provides the best features of a mid-size ship such as passenger space, a choice of restaurants and stability in inclement weather.
Originally a vessel carrying up to 570 passengers, Aegean Odyssey’s new configuration includes generously-sized suites, junior suites and staterooms with balconies. She now carries an average of 350 passengers. By creating these new staterooms we have added a dimension of spaciousness to the vessel and this has enabled us to create a special level of accommodation entitled “Balcony Class”.
Classically elegant, but far from stuffy and formal, Aegean Odyssey has been designed to offer the sophisticated traveller every comfort at sea.
Highlights of this cruise:
Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. It is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan’s only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the most southern part of Jordan and the capital of Aqaba Governorate.
Aqaba is one the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also as a home for Jordan’s mega projects.
The Island of Rhodes is the sunniest place in Europe; it averages 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the fourth largest island in Greece. Occupied by Italy until only 56 years ago, it is now “occupied” by thousands of enthralled international visitors.
The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes, surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging
The New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. A walk in Rodini Park is a must. This park is perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. It is a couple of kilometers away from the Old Town, and one can see part of the ancient aqueduct system of Rhodes within it.
No visit of Rhodes is complete without visiting Lindos. You’ll find Lindos at a distance of 55 kilometers from Rhodes town, on the eastern side of the island. Built in the 12th Century B.C., it is now a top-class resort, with a fine sandy beach and a tiny lagoon, which reflects the whitewashed houses and the Lindos Acropolis above. The village contains many houses dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which are known as “the houses of the captains.” Their architecture and decoration are unique in the Greek world.
The port of Piraeus is one of the last old-style Mediterranean ports from where you can catch ferries to all of the Greek islands and travel a short distance to Greece’s capital city Athens.
In the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district, with its honeycomb of streets, little shops – and tavernas that come alive at night. Situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, it is rich with historic sites, such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis, and on the outskirts, Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos surround the city. A trip to Athens’ most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least.
There are an extraordinary number of historic tourist sights in Athens and many of these are known world-wide. Some of the top Athens attractions include the Agora – a grand, ruined Roman building, Hadrian’s Arch – originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with original town of Athens and the stunning Dionysos Theatre – the world’s oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years.