Flight Centre has its biggest cruise sale, including incredible savings of up to $1700* per person on an award-winning Viking voyage to the Mediterranean on this epic Aegean cruise.
Cruise the fabled Aegean Sea on an incredible 8-day journey from Athens to Istanbul, taking in the most important sites of antiquity in Turkey and Greece, and enjoy the cosmopolitan side of the capitals of these incredible countries.
Discover the architectural gems of ancient Athens. See historic sites in Ephesus and the medieval marvels on the islands of Rhodes and Crete. Travel to the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy. Then bask in the majestic mosques and souks of Istanbul, with its Byzantine treasures and intriguing blend of East meets West origins.
Trace ancient history
Boarding in Athens, first explore this ancient city’s wonder, be it the Panathenaic Stadium or the Temple of Zeus or climb 80 steps to the entrance for an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.
Explore the bustling old streets of Plaka District under the shadows of the iconic Acropolis. Visit the Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma (Constitution) Square for the changing of the guards. Sample local Greek fare before heading off on your sailing adventure.
Discover a Venetian Empire past
In Crete, uncover its Venetian Empire past. Admire the Koules Fortress, known to the Venetians as the Rocca al Mare, or fortress by the sea, at the Old Port. Explore the café-lined Lions Square and the arched gallery of the celebrated Loggia. Venture to the ancient Palace of Knossos and end the day with a glass of tsikoudia, a grape-based brandy distilled in the hills above Heraklion.
Explore the Island of Knights
In Rhodes, discover the Old Town and its connection to the Holy Land and the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem. Visit the Palace of the Grand Masters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander the city’s historical quarter or visit the Acropolis of Lindos. Kniwn as the ‘Island of Knights’ who prospered from the wealth brought here from the Follow the Street of the Knights, Rhodes offers many magnificent discoveries throughout this stunning Greek island.
Onward to Ephesus
Onward to Turkey and one of antiquity’s best-preserved cities, Ephesus. Once one of the largest metropolises of the ancient world, its many ruins dating back to the 10th century BC. Towering facade of the Library of Celsus, the massive amphitheatre that once sat 25,000 spectators and residences adorned with frescoes.
The history of Troy
Çanakkale has always been a destination city for its location on the Dardanelles, a critical waterway linking the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean Sea. Today it is a popular destination en route to see the ruins of Troy, once a powerhouse city during the reign of Alexander the Great and the Roman emperor Augustus. With its remarkably preserved structures, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a glimpse into the city’s former glory from centuries past.
Where East meets West
Then on to Istanbul, a spectacular city that straddles two continents across the Bosphorus Strait is bursting with East meets West charm. Its stunning sites, like the spectacular Blue Mosque and the legendary Hagia Sophia, dominate the Old Quarter skyline. Explore the souks and sample delicious cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean with spices from the Far East and Asia.
Ancient Mediterranean Treasures
8 days, 6 guided tours, 2 countries, 7-nights from Athens to Istanbul. Viking Inclusive Value means everything you need is included in your fare.
- Shore excursion in every port of call
- All veranda staterooms
- On board meals and beverages
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Complimentary speciality coffee, tea and bottled water
- Choice of 8 dining options with no charge for alternate dining
- Complimentary 24-hour room service
- Unlimited Wi-Fi
- Cultural Curriculum: lectures and performances of art, music, cooking, dance and history
- All onboard gratuities, port charges and taxes
- Unlimited access to the LivNordic Spa
- Self-serve laundries
- No kids and no casinos
All veranda staterooms come with King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linen, 42″ flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror, hair dryer and premium Freyja toiletries.
Pre and Post Cruise Extensions
Take a few extra days to further explore Europe and its historic cities pre or post your Aegean cruise. Extension packages mean enjoying additional days to investigate your embarkation or disembarkation city or see a new destination with a choice of exciting cities with Viking.
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