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No-Fly 2026 Grand Mediterranean

Aurora 19 Aug 2026 21 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Cartagena, Spain - Tunis - Palermo - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Istanbul - Valletta, Malta - Gibraltar - Southampton
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(full fare £2,249) Inside from £2,019pp

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Azamara Pursuit 29 Sep 2024 13 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Athens (from Piraeus)

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Itinerary: Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Chania,Crete - Agios Nikolaos - Crete - Rhodes - Patmos, Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Istanbul, Turkey
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(full fare £3,049) Inside from £2,499pp

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Azamara Pursuit 29 Sep 2024 13 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Athens (from Piraeus)

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Itinerary: Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Chania,Crete - Agios Nikolaos - Crete - Rhodes - Patmos, Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Istanbul, Turkey
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What to see in Istanbul

Istanbul, where continents collide, is a city of enchanting contrasts. Straddling Europe and Asia, it bridges ancient history with vibrant modernity. Its skyline boasts iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, while bustling bazaars, delectable cuisine and the shimmering Bosporus add to its rich tapestry of culture and charm.

Sultanahmet, the heart of historic Istanbul, is home to some of the city's most iconic landmarks, offering a captivating journey through the layers of its rich history. Begin your exploration at the Hagia Sophia, a majestic structure that has witnessed over a millennium of history. Originally built as a cathedral in 537 AD, it later served as an imperial mosque and is now a museum. Admire the grand dome, intricate mosaics and awe-inspiring architecture that showcase the fusion of Byzantine and Ottoman influences.

The Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and most famous covered markets, offers a sensory overload of sights, sounds and scents. It's a place to shop for treasures, experience Turkish hospitality and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Istanbul. Wander through the labyrinthine alleyways of the Grand Bazaar, where you'll find a staggering array of goods, from colourful textiles and intricate carpets to exquisite jewellery and fine ceramics. Bargaining is expected, so feel free to negotiate while sipping on traditional Turkish tea.

A cruise along the Bosporus Strait is an unforgettable way to experience Istanbul's unique geography and breathtaking scenery. Along the way, you can explore the Dolmabahce Palace, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. Board a Bosporus cruise and sail through the narrow strait that divides Europe and Asia. As you glide along the shimmering waters, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Istanbul's skyline, historic waterfront mansions and the picturesque hillsides that frame the city. Sunset cruises offer a particularly magical experience.


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