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Ancient Treasures Trip

Istanbul to Venice

September, 2001

MS Rotterdam VI

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Monday 3 Depart Washington, DC   British Airways Flight 216 (747), departs Washington Dulles at 6 PM, arrives London Heathrow at 6:20 AM (9/4)
Tuesday 4

Royal Mews-10:30 AM

Buckingham Palace State Rooms--11:45 AM


Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

London Commentary

Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace

British Airways Flight 680 (767), departs London Heathrow at 5:05 PM, arrives Istanbul at 10:45 PM


Four Seasons Hotel

Fodor's Istanbul

Wednesday 5 Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Photos

Fodor's Four Seasons Review

Thursday 6 Embark onto MS Rotterdam-2 PM   MS Rotterdam
Friday 7 Depart Istanbul-1PM  
Saturday 8 Cruise Sea of Marmara Sea of Marmara
Sunday 9

Arrive Alexandria, Egypt-6 AM

Depart Alexandria, Egypt-8 PM

(Optional trips to Cairo/Pyramids/Sphinx)





Fodor's Cairo

Monday 10

Arrive Limassol, Cyprus-9 AM

Depart Limassol, Cyprus-5 PM

Tuesday 11

Arrive Rhodes, Greece-7:30 AM

Depart Rhodes, Greece-6 PM


Rhodes Photos

Wednesday 12

Arrive Santorini, Greece-7 AM

Depart Santorini, Greece-6 PM

Thursday 13

Arrive Kusadasi, Turkey-7 AM

Depart Kusadasi, Turkey-6 PM

(Optional trip to Ephesus)



Friday 14

Arrive Piraeus (Athens), Greece-7 AM

Depart Piraeus (Athens), Greece-11 PM

(Optional trips to Athens, Delphi)



Fodor's Athens

Saturday 15 Cruise Mediterranean Sea    
Sunday 16

Arrive Dubrovnik, Croatia-7 AM

Depart Dubrovnik, Croatia-5 PM

(Optional trip to Korcula)


Monday 17 Arrive Venice, Italy-8 AM


Venice Photos

Tuesday 18 Disembark from MS Rotterdam-7 AM Pensione Accademia

Fodor's Venice

Wednesday 19 Venice, Italy Pensione Accademia
Thursday 20 Venice, Italy Fodor's Accademia Review
Friday 21 Fly to London Final Commentary British Airways Flight 2581 (737), departs Venice at 7:05 AM, arrives London Gatwick at 8:15 AM
Friday 21 Fly to Washington, DC British Airways Flight 217 (747), departs London Heathrow at 12:30 PM, arrives Washington Dulles at 3:35 PM