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Queen's University

Pearls of Antiquity - Tour Summary

Explore the charming, white-washed islands of the eastern Mediterranean as you cruise from Athens, Greece, to Istanbul, Turkey. Spend two nights in Athens and visit the renowned Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Then, board MV Aegean Odyssey, a boutique ship that offers unique access to remote inlets and quiet harbours, and set sail for some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey. Explore the islands of Delos and Santorini, and step into myth and legend at the Palace of Knossos. Cruise to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates. Walk through the ancient city of Ephesus to admire the amazing collections of ruins and ride a cable car to the hilltop capital of Pergamon. Visit the archaeological remains of Troy, immortalized in Homer’s “Iliad.” Conclude your odyssey in Istanbul, the exotic crossroads of Europe and Asia. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other impressive landmarks. This unique adventure includes excursions, first-class hotel accommodations, an extensive meal plan and most gratuities. 

Tour Operator:  AHI Travel

Tour Dates:  April 17 - May 2, 2015

Tour Cost:  From $4,645 USD per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare from select cities*
*Canadian departure gateways include: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver

Activity Level:  Low to Moderate

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Reservations:  Call the Queen's Alumni Educational Travel office at 1-800-267-7837 or AHI Travel at 1-800-323-7373

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000

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