New! Ancient Mediterranean treasures

Witness the origin of civilisation as you cruise the fabled Aegean Sea.

Members from: $3,915 P.PNon-members from: $3,995 P.P

  • Type

    Ocean Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier


  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    29 December 2021


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Free wi-fi (connection speed may vary)

  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge

  • 24-hour room service

  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner

  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas and bottled water

  • Access to top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre

  • Self-service launderettes

  • Port taxes and fees

  • Private veranda

  • King-size viking explorer bed with luxury linens and pillows

  • Separate seating area

  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote and complimentary movies on demand

  • 110/220 volt outlets and USB ports

  • Spacious closet and drawers

  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer

  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower

  • Heated bathroom floor and anti-fog mirror

  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes and slippers

  • Stateroom steward and twice-daily housekeeping

Begin your journey with an overnight in Istanbul, with its Byzantine treasures and intriguing blend of Eastern and Western influences. Travel to the ruins of Troy, long steeped in myth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See biblical legends unfold in Ephesus before marveling at the gorgeous islands of Rhodes and Crete. Your voyage concludes with an overnight stay in ancient Athens.


Day 1: Istanbul, Turkey

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul exudes a heady mix of Western and Eastern cultures.

Day 2: Istanbul, Turkey

Long a significant center of trade, Istanbul was a major cultural crossroads along the world-famous Silk Route.

Day 3: Troy (Canakkale), Turkey

Ancient Troy boasts remarkably preserved structures that span Greece and Rome.

Day 4: Ephesus (Kuşadasi), Turkey

Rich in biblical history, remarkably preserved Ephesus offers an unparalleled look into the lives of the ancients.

Day 5: Rhodes, Greece

The lush, fertile island of Rhodes is home to Europe’s largest active medieval town.

Day 6: Heraklioin, Greece

Heraklion, Crete was once the strongest fortified city in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Day 7: Athens, Greece

The legacy of ancient Greece looms large atop Athens’s Acropolis Hill.

Day 8: Athens, Greece

From the city’s colonnaded Parthenon, Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle debated the role of government in civic life before captivated audiences.

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*All fares and offers are for new bookings made between 27 December 2019 and 31 March 2019. Deposit is due within 3 days to confirm a booking. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure. Prices include port charges and shipboard gratuities. Viking Cruises reserves the right to correct or revise pricing or dates throughout the season. Conditions apply. Price listed above are subject to seasonality and availability, and may change without prior notice.