“With these new Cruise & Land programs by Louis Cruises, you don’t just visit Greece and Turkey; you enjoy an authentic Hellenic experience, both on board and at our incredible destinations,” says Nicholas Filippidis, director of product development in North America, Louis Cruises. “We take great pride in revealing the splendors of our home waters and lands to travelers. From the most popular cities to off-the-beaten-path towns, each of our Cruise & Land packages is designed to give travelers an in-depth and up-close understanding and enjoyment of the treasures that this magical region has to offer beyond any other cruise line in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
These new programs, offered in cooperation with Karavan Travel, will be bookable online only by travel agents. Packages include accommodations at four- and five-star properties; sightseeing tours; entrance fees to attractions; select domestic flights in Turkey; Louis Cruises’ Greek islands cruise if included in the itinerary, with a limited beverage package; and meals listed on the itinerary and on board the 3-day cruise.
One of the new programs, Treasures of Turkey & Greece Land & Cruise, is a 13-day trip that starts in Istanbul before flying to Ankara. Visitors also spend a day sightseeing in Cappadocia, stop in Konya and Pamukkale, and spend a night in Kusadasi. Travelers then take a 3-day cruise to the Greek isles of Patmos, Crete/Heraklion, Santorini, Athens and Mykonos. Rates start at $2,025 pp.