DAY 1 | ATHENS
From the Greek capital, we embark in the evening on this exciting and evocative journey incorporating Africa, Asia and Europe, setting sail for Alexandria. Your first night onboard will give you the opportunity to relax, indulge in our All-Inclusive hospitality and anticipate the many adventures ahead on your very own voyage of discovery across Three Continents that captures the spirit of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Day 2 | AT SEA
Time to enjoy the onboard activities.
Day 3 | PORT SAID
Sitting on the coast of the Mediterranean, the city was established in 1859 during the construction of the Suez Canal. It flourished for decades but its glory is a little faded. It still has an allure but the main attraction is the Suez Canal, with a raised pedestrian boardwalk running along the waterfront. If you want to travel a little further please join us on a complimentary excursion to Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza, the only one of Seven Great Wonders still standing. You will rejoin the ship in Port Said.
DAY 4 | ASHDOD
Today is a fleeting visit to the Holy Land. Diverse, modern-day Ashdod covers the land of two ancient twin towns, it’s the largest port in Israel and one of the oldest cities in the world. It was inhabited by the Philistines in Biblical times and when they captured the Ark of the Covenant from the Israelites, they brought it here (although they had to give it back.) Ashdod is only 33 miles from historic Jerusalem so a trip to see the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa and more of the most celebrated sites and buildings anywhere, can be arranged.
DAY 5 | LIMASSOL
This bustling tourist heart of Cyprus is full of character and history, not least the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. A short drive away is iconic Aphrodite’s Rock and the striking Crusader castle at Kolossi. The centre of Limassol buzzes with cafes, bars and restaurants that are as popular with locals as with visitors. You can take an excursion to Pafos to visit the UNESCO archaeological site and Aphrodite’s Rock.
DAY 6 | RHODES
The Colossus of Rhodes, the third of our Seven Wonders, once bestrode the harbour but he is long gone. So you can take in the lovely Old Town, a maze of atmospheric cobbled streets that will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire and beyond. From Rhodes, we recommend you take a half-day tour of the Acroplis of Lindos. We’ll show you what life was like centuries ago.
DAY 7 | KUSADASI
We arrive in Kusadasi in the morning and enjoy a full day in this colourful Turkish beach town. This is the coastal gateway to the Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, famed for the fourth of our Seven Wonders, the Temple of Artemis. A complimentary excursion is included and this is one of the numerous undoubted highlights of our trip
DAY 8 | ATHENS
We return to Athens after an epic journey. We hope it will have been a ‘Wonder’ for you.