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Save up to £1,695pp on Cruising Greece, Turkey and Saudi Arabia 2024

Valid for travel 16 - 30 October 2024

Save up to £1,695pp. Valid for travel 16 – 30 October 2024. Offers can be withdrawn at any time. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.

Capacity

148

Passenger capacity is 184 but limited to 148 exclusively on A&K charters. This allows us to deliver an authentic small-ship cruising experience, optimised to offer comfortable, uncrowded access to beautiful public spaces.
Holiday Length

14 nights

Price guide

From £20,320

The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and excluding international flights. Please reference the Departure dates & prices box below for more details and ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type

Cruise

Highlights

Cruising Greece, Turkey & Saudi Arabia 2024

Explore a crossroads of cultures spanning the ancient and contemporary worlds as you sail a route less travelled, pausing in evocative ports from Greece, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

Gain insider access to the treasures of ancient Egypt, from exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza to viewing the treasures of Tutankhamun at the new Grand Egyptian Museum (due to open shortly).

Venture down the Suez Canal and uncover the remnants of lost civilizations in Saudi Arabia. Step back in time at Hegra in the ancient city of AlUla, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Delve into a legacy of ancient myth on the Greek island of Samos and delve into the winding canyons of Jordan and visit the rose-red city of Petra - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Inclusions

  • An Exclusively Chartered, All-Inclusive Voyage Led by A&K’s Expedition Team
  • Cruise for 14 nights from the Mediterranean transiting the Suez Canal on an exclusively chartered, all-inclusive A&K expedition featuring Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt and Saudi Arabia
  • Post-cruise stays at stylish, ideally located hotels and A&K-led city tours 
  • Airport meet and greet and transfers  
  • Private balcony with every onboard accommodation and butler service with every suite  
  • Maximum personnel-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3  
  • Culinary programme featuring French-inspired cuisine, including house drinks, afternoon tea and pastries 
  • 24-hour room service and breakfast in bed  
  • Choice of curated, included shore excursions with expert guides  
  • Traveller’s Valet® laundry service  
  • All gratuities, port charges and taxes
  • Complimentary wifi on board and in hotels 
  • Onboard service from English-speaking staff, Including an accredited physician  
  • 24/7 A&K on-call support 
  • Experience all-inclusive cruising with included gratuities, unlimited house drinks, every onboard meal, and most meals ashore and port charges
 

2024

   
Cabin Per person from Special offer price
Classic stateroom £22,015 £20,320
Deluxe stateroom £23,705 £22,015
Prestige stateroom £25,400 £23,705
Deluxe suite £33,020 £31,330
Privilege suite £36,410 £34,715
Prestige two-room suite £42,335 £40,640
Grand deluxe suite £48,260 £46,570
Owners suite £50,805 £49,110

 

Single supplement from £16,510

Departure dates

October 16 - 30 2024 (15 days)

Accommodation

This departure is aboard Le Dumont D’Urville 

Journey details 

Due to the nature of Luxury Expedition Cruises, itineraries are for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain onboard.

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Cruising Greece, Turkey & Saudi Arabia 2024

Arrive Athens 

Arrive in Athens, where you meet with your A&K expedition team and fellow guests. Later, board your luxurious ship Le Dumont D’Urville and set sail towards the Greek islands. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board.

Samos

Come ashore at your first port of call, Samos, a Greek island paradise of quaint fishing villages and pristine beaches. Once on land, you might explore local villages, archaeological museums, wineries, castles, or monasteries.

Ephesus, Turkey

Continue to the Turkish port of Kusadasi and head to nearby Ephesus, an ancient city renowned for its Roman ruins and biblical ties. Here, you might tour the iconic terrace houses, Ephesus Museum or Isa Bey Mosque. Alternatively, head inland to visit the farming communities of Birgi and Tire, or take in the archaeological wonders of Ionia, including the Temple of Apollo at Didyma.

At sea

As you cruise southeast toward Antalya, enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean scenery, the ship’s luxurious amenities and the expedition team’s enriching presentations.

Antalya

Arrive in Antalya, the gateway to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Stroll through the old town’s historic edifices and swim at a local beach. Alternatively, head inland to see the archaeological sites of Pamphylia, hike among ancient ruins on the trails of Termessos National Park or follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great on the peninsula of Lycia.

Paphos, Cyprus

Come ashore in Paphos, a historic coastal enclave renowned for its archaeological site. Here, you might tour ancient Roman villas, a 13th-century castle, the Pillar of Saint Paul or the Tombs of the Kings. Alternatively, head east to Limassol to explore the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion, visit two family-run wineries in the Troodos Mountains or embark on a Land Rover and hiking excursion through the Avakas Gorge.

Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Port Said and transfer to Cairo, home to some of the world’s most celebrated antiquities. Here, be among the first to view the entire collection of Tutankhamun treasures at the new Grand Egyptian Museum (due to open shortly), explore the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, or visit the Tomb of Wahtye and the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Suez Canal

Today, cruise toward the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea beyond, as your captain navigates the narrow span of the Suez Canal. A common sight to the world’s merchants and navies since 1869, this arterial waterway is rarely glimpsed by western travellers.

Sharm El Sheikh

Arrive in Sharm El Sheikh, a seaside resort town renowned for its beautiful beaches and spectacular reefs. Here, embark on a panoramic tour highlighting nearby monasteries, mosques, and cathedrals. Alternatively, discover a Bedouin tented oasis by camel and 4x4 or snorkel the reefs of Ras Mohamed National Marine Park.

Petra, Jordan

Arrive in Aqaba and transfer inland to Petra, a sprawling Nabataean complex of dwellings, baths, temples, tombs, and markets chiseled from the red cliffsides of a winding gorge some 2,000 years ago. Discover a new façade around every bend, with your exploration culminating at the towering edifice of the Treasury. Alternatively, stay in Aqaba to enjoy a beach break on the Red Sea coast.

Red Sea

Sail south toward Al Wajh today, taking the opportunity to rest, relax and reflect.

AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Coming ashore in the port of Al Wajh, transfer to AlUla, one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula. Visit Hegra, the recently rediscovered second city of the Nabataean kingdom; the mountains of Jabal Ikmah; and the Lion Tombs of Dedan. Alternatively, remain in Al Wajh to learn about the city’s distinctive Hejazi architecture of Saudi Arabia.

At sea

As you cruise south toward Jeddah today, reflect on your voyage and prepare for your next port of call with enriching lectures presented by your expedition team.

Jeddah

Today, explore Jeddah, a historic crossroads of pilgrims and merchants. Here, you might tour the Al-Rahmah Mosque, Abdul Raouf Khalil Museum or Jeddah’s old town. Alternatively, visit a former royal summer residence, the Al Gadhi Rose Factory or the Taif Souq. You might also opt for a culinary excursion in Taif and a dune bash through Daka Mountain Park. Later, mark your final evening aboard with a farewell dinner.

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