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Aegean Awakening

Nov. 8–21, 2020

Tour Operator: Go Next

Activity Level: Easy

To learn more, call Go Next at 1-888-918-8954.

Discover Jerusalem, one of the holiest cities on Earth. See Aphrodite’s Sacred City in Paphos and lounge on the beaches of Marmaris. Visit the ruins of an Ancient Wonder in Bodrum and climb the Acropolis in Athens. Explore the Library of Celsus in Ephesus and in Istanbul, stroll the Grand Bazaar.


  • Discover the historic wonders of Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, and Greece on this incredible twelve-night cruise.
  • Embark in Haifa, a center of arts and culture and explore treasures like Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, or the Dead Sea.
  • In sunny Paphos, the birthplace of Aphrodite, check out UNESCO-listed sites dedicated to the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
  • Travel to Alanya and explore its sprawling citadel or Kleopatra Beach, where the famous Ptolemaic ruler is said to have bathed.
  • Cruise the Turkish Riviera to Marmaris, a hodgepodge of energetic marinas, red-roofed homes, and secluded bays.
  • Head to Bodrum, a Turkish beach town often likened to vacation hot spots like Saint-Tropez and Mykonos.
  • In Chania, wander the narrow streets of the old town or explore the small shops and waterfront restaurants that line the Venetian Harbour.
  • In Athens, discover ancient treasures like the Parthenon and the Olympic stadiums.
  • Whisk off to Kuşadasi, a chic resort town that’s a jumping-off point to explore the legendary ruins of Ephesus.
  • Spend a full day in Istanbul, a magnificent city astride two continents. Peruse wares at the expansive Grand Bazaar or tour the famed Blue Mosque.
  • Ports of Call: Jerusalem, Paphos, Alanya, Marmaris, Bodrum, Chania, Athens, Ephesus, Istanbul

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

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