Follow the echoes of ancient civilizations as you cruise the Mediterranean on Oceania Cruises Riviera, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking amenities and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the ancient legends, traditions and cultures of Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt, where each destination whispers an intriguing tale. Begin in Istanbul, the magnificent city that straddles two continents, and take in its legendary sites before departing for Kusadasi, where you can walk mosaic sidewalks in the nearby ruins of Ephesus. Cruise to the Greek island of Rhodes, a sun soaked canvas of age-old white-washed towns and dazzling, turquoise waters, and then on to Limassol and the ancient riches of Cyprus. Continue to Haifa, Israel, a picturesque city built on the slopes of Mount Carmel offering spectacular hanging gardens and ancient temples. More wonders await in Jerusalem, the holiest city on earth for three major religions, including the legendary Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Next, sail to the beautiful and serene Greek island of Patmos, where magnificent frescoes adorn the Monastery of St John, before concluding your journey in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities.
Tour Dates: May 4 – 15, 2014
Tour Cost: From $3,499 USD per person, double occupancy, including air from select cities
Ship: Oceania Cruises Riviera
Activity Level: Moderate
Reservations: Call Queen's Alumni Travel office at 1-800-267-7837 or Go Next at 1-800-842-9023