12-night Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria Voyage

Cruise Line:
Azamara®
Ship:
Azamara Pursuit
Destination:
Istanbul/Athens (Piraeus)
Departure Date:
5/2/2023
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1438210
from
$1610

The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.


Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Local Highlights Tour (Value - Up to $600 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Customize Your Day Tour (Value - Up to $525 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $250 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Istanbul - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Athens - Please click here for the tour descriptions.

Note: Amenities are not combinable when booked in guarantee categories W, X, Y or Z.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
5/2/2023
5/2/2023

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Istanbul
Suggested Private Excursion
5/3/2023
5/3/2023 6:00:00 PM

This centuries old capital guards the slender waterway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and is the doorway between the East and West. Visitors can explore remnants of Byzantine Constantinople in the Sultanahmet district, where you will have the chance to see ancient splendors, such as the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. At night the city boast a lively nightclub scene and excellent Turkish dining options that may include cultural entertainment and dancing. Istanbul also features splendid shopping malls, boutiques, and hand crafted items can be found all over the city.



 


 

Suggested Private Excursions

Istanbul: Highlights - 7 hours

Istanbul: Jewish Heritage Tour - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Art Collections - 7 hours

Istanbul: Private Yacht Cruise along the Bosphorus - 7 hours

Istanbul: The 16th Century Masterpieces of Sinan the Architect - 7 hours

Istanbul: Edirne Highlights - 11 hours

Burgas
5/4/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/4/2023 8:00:00 PM

Burgas is located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. There are many tourist attractions including The Sea Garden, many beautiful churches, The Natural Science Museum, an ethnographic museum, and an art gallery.


The warm sea with dark healing sands and pleasant climate make Burgas a great vacation spot. Water-skiing, yachting, paragliding, tennis, horse riding, ocean fishing and boating are among the many sports available on the island. In addition, there are many fabulous restaurants and bars to visit.

Varna
5/5/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/5/2023 8:00:00 PM

Varna has a cosmopolitan atmosphere where visitors can mingle with uniformed sailors as they promenade along shady boulevards lined by 19th and early 20th century buildings. Attractions include the 19th century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin; the 2nd century thermae, the remains of the largest Roman public building in Bulgaria; the granite monument commemorating the 1444 Battle of Varna. The Varna Museum is full of historical treasures of interest. Other museums include Ethnographic Museum, with interesting displays of costumes, masks, and jewellery, and Natural History Museum of coastal flora and fauna. The chief attraction is Botanical Garden, which surrounds the small summer palace of the Romanian Queen Marie. Euxinograd Palace, a royal summer residence built in 1882, and its wonderfully kept formal gardens resemble a French chateau set in beautiful wooded parkland which reaches down to a fine sandy beach.

Constanta
5/6/2023 7:00:00 AM
5/6/2023 7:00:00 PM

Romania's second largest city, Constanta attracts by the harmony between ebulient business world and intense cultural life.
Developed upon the ancient ruins of the Greek stronghold Tomis, Constanta has always been a centre of ethnic and spiritual diversity, a pole of economic exchanges in the Black Sea region and in South-Eastern Europe

At Sea
5/7/2023
5/7/2023

No information currently available.

Canakkale (Kepez)
5/8/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/8/2023 4:00:00 PM

Kepez is located in the historic province of Canakkale. Kepez is the best starting point from which to visit the site of ancient Troy and the Gallipoli battlefields. There is also an interesting archaeological museum and the nearby village of Behramkale offers breathtaking panoramic views over the Gulf from its Acropolis. The remains of Assos, surrounding the acropolis are also worth visiting.

 

Kavala
5/9/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/9/2023 8:00:00 PM

Kavala is one of Greece's most attractive large port cities. The large community squares, modern buildings and shopping districts on the west side of the city are a pleasant contrast to the traditional homes and small gardens of the eastern side. Visitors will find charming alleyways and picturesque views of the harbor on the more traditional side of Kavala. There is also an archaeological museum containing ancient finds from Greece's past. Villages adjacent to Kavala are filled with treasures such as Early Christian Basilicas, a Roman Forum, the acropolis and a theater. Performances of ancient dramas are held in the renovated theater every summer.

Thessaloniki
5/10/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/10/2023 10:00:00 PM

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city, busiest seaport after Piraeus, major cultural center in northern Greece, and capital of Macedonia. Prehistoric remains in the city’s vicinity show the area was settled as far back as 1000 B.C. Thessaloniki is considered more cosmopolitan than Athens. In 1997, the European Community honored the city with title of “Cultural Capital of Europe.” Although many older buildings were destroyed in a 1917 fire and during bombing attacks in World War II, the city still has historical landmarks ranging from the 15th century Venetian Tower to the Arch of Galerius. There are also magnificent churches. The main hub centers around Aristotle Square, a traffic-free area surrounded by arcades with cafes and restaurants. The pedestrian strip along the water’s edge is a popular seafront promenade. Main thoroughfares, Odos Mitropoleos and Odos Tsimski, are lined with luxury shops and boutiques. On Aristotle Street is the picturesque Central Market. Paradise Baths, a Turkish bathhouse dating from 1444, is still in use today.

Volos (Meteora)
5/11/2023 8:30:00 AM
5/11/2023 7:00:00 PM

Volos is a commercial and industrial city; it is Greece’s third-largest port. The location in the gulf of the same name and near scenic Mount Pelion ensures this town an attractive setting. Interesting sites in the surrounding areas include imposing monasteries perched atop craggy mountains and a fine Archaeological Museum. Remains of Mycenaen buildings have been discovered near the river, where a palace stood around 1400 B.C. The main reason visitors come to Volos is to depart on excursions to the monasteries of Meteora.

Mykonos
Suggested Private Excursion
5/12/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/12/2023 10:00:00 PM

Mykonos's many captivating attributes make it one of the most celebrated Greek holiday islands. Its main village is a colorful maze of narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, many with bright blue doors and shutters. As an attractive backdrop, famous windmills are lined up like toy soldiers on the hillside, vestiges of a time when wind power was used to grind grain. Mykonos has churches and chapels scattered about the island; quite a number of them are located right in town. Radiant flowers spill over white-washed walls and shady courtyards. In addition to swimming, sunning, water-skiing and surfing, visitors find endless shopping opportunities. Artists have relied on Mykonos' beautiful setting to inspire them. The most photographed site is the Paraportiani, a cluster of white-washed churches resting below windmills. Mykonos's museums include an Archaeological Museum, which houses relics from the Trojan War, a Folk Art Museum and a Maritime Museum. The best beaches are Aghios Stephanos, Psarou, Kalafatis, Onros, Panormos and Elia.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mykonos Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Mykonos: Stunning Mykonos - 4 hours

Delos island tour approx 4 hours

Mykonos full day cruise approx 9 hours

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/13/2023 8:00:00 AM
5/13/2023

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/14/2023
5/14/2023

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $337.37 additional for all guests. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
5/2/2023
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:

INCLUSIVE AMENITIES FOR ALL GUESTS:

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

 

PLUS ADDITIONAL INCLUSIVES FOR SUITE GUESTS:

  • English butler service
  • 235 complimentary internet minutes, per guest
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
  • $300 Onboard Credit per person
    • (Club World Owners, Club Ocean & Spa Suite categories only)

 

Available Addons:

Optional Roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

Remarks:
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses are additional for all guests. Pricing for 3rd and 4th guests are available upon request and are subject to stateroom category availability. Prices change frequently

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1438210

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Company Info

Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
5811 Pelican Bay Blvd, #201
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 261-1177
(800) 523-3716
 
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