MEGA YACHT CRUISE - BEST OF GREECE & TURKEY
Travel dates: APRIL 7 to OCTOBER 20, 2023
9 days, 7 nights, including round trip air from most East Coast gateways,
4+* cabin on the M/Y VOYAGER, some meals, sightseeing and taxes.
9 days - 7 nights starting at:
in DBL occupancy
from EAST COAST
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the wonders of Greece & Turkey. The beautiful Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos, the Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches.
Imagine a place far from home that feels just like home, where the borders are delineated by the golden shores of the sea; and home is wherever the anchors drop. Imagine 223 feet of comfort, beauty, and safety classified by the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards. Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, contemporary state of the art Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name VARIETY VOYAGER, waving her flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 13 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Variety Voyager loves to seduce her select 72 guests with her sleek lines and ample deck space redefining what yachting was meant to be. Warm fabrics, rich marbles, ax minster carpeting, and soft tones wood-paneling are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360º views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with like-minded travelers in our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to your cabin sanctuary all offering windows or portholes connecting you with Mother Nature’s wonders. Variety Voyager’s experienced crew of 32 is trained with hospitality at heart to pamper her guests and guarantee the ultimate home away from home experience.
Main program includes:
Round trip airfare from U.S East Coast, airport. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)
First class cruise accommodations for 7 nights on the M/Y Voyager (7 nights) or similar including hotel tax and service charges.
Private cabin with SH/WC & air conditioning
Services of an English-speaking cruise escort throughout the program.
Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions.
Guided tours as per program
Admission as mentioned in the itinerary.
Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail,, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner. (mineral water and a glass of wine are included)
All VAT, city, Port charges and local Tax, baggage handling at hotels. (Based on one bag per person).
Headsets on guided tour
WIFI: Extra Charge
Day 1: | Thursday. Departure from the USA on your overnight flight to Greece
Day 2: | Friday. Athens - Cape Sounion
Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. A Jet Vacations professional guide will personally greet you. Departure and transfer by deluxe coach to your Mega Yacht. Embarkation 2pm-3pm. We sail to Cape Sounion. Late in the afternoon, we reach Cape Sounion for Welcome Cocktails & dinner at anchor under the Temple of Poseidon. Departure and overnight at sea to Ios.
Day 3 | Saturday. Ios - Santorini
In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. After midday, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional tour to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sun set. Overnight at sea to Rhodes.
Day 4 | Sunday. Rhodes - Simi
Morning arrival in Rhodes. The island’s medieval Old Town is one of the best preserved mediaeval settlements in the world and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Morning Optional excursion and early afternoon sailing to nearby Simi Island, with a swim stop on the way. Late afternoon arrival at Simi, evening at leisure. Overnight in port.
Day 5 | Monday. Simi - Bodrum - Kos
Early morning sailing to Bodrum- Turkey. Optional tour to Halicarnassus, famous for the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, also known simply as the Tomb of Mausolus, whose name provided the origin of the word "mausoleum". Early afternoon sailing to Kos, lying on the edge of the Dodecanese. Afternoon at leisure to explore the island’s tall palm trees, endless sandy beaches, alternating landscapes and numerous archaeological sites and attractions left by ancient Greeks, Romans, mediaeval knights, Venetians and Ottomans. Overnight in port.
Day 6 | Tuesday. Kos - Lipsi - Patmos
Morning sailing from Kos. Swim stop and beach BBQ in Lipsi island, before sailing to Patmos. Early afternoon arrival in Patmos and optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora. Evening at leisure to discover Scala, the capital, or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.
Day 7 | Wednesday. Delos - Mykonos
This morning, enjoy breakfast at anchor in Delos. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our tour, we enjoy a refreshing swim stop and deck BBQ lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbor. While exploring the town, you can visit the Archaeological museum or the Maritime museum, and make sure you enjoy Mykonos world famous night life! Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 8 | Thursday. Syros
After breakfast, we sail towards Syros. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Early afternoon arrival at Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Discover Ermoupoli, port and capital of Syros, with her marble flagstones paving its spacious main square, presided over by the grandiose Town Hall, one of the 19th-century masterpieces of Ernst Ziller, the famous Saxon architect who became a Greek national. Optional afternoon walking tour. Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board and overnight at sea to Marina Zea, Athens.
Day 9 | Friday. Athens, Greece
After breakfast, disembark at 9:00am and transfer to Athens airport for your return flight back home! (Breakfast)
Call us for air pricing (all U.S. gateways available, optional Business - First class upgrades - adding extra nights to the above program).