7-Night Trip on Viking Venus

Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

Athens to Istanbul

Ancient Mediterranean Treasures
Athens to Istanbul

Witness the origin of civilization as you cruise the fabled Aegean Sea.

Witness the origin of civilization as you cruise the fabled Aegean Sea. Spend two days in majestic Istanbul, with its Byzantine treasures and intriguing blend of Eastern and Western influences. Travel to the ruins of Troy, long steeped in myth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See historic sites in Ephesus and marvel at the gorgeous islands of Rhodes and Crete. Discover the architectural gems of ancient Athens during an overnight stay.



Starting At
December 09, 2022 through N/A
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About Viking Venus

Ship Overview
Viking Venus
Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Norway
Year Built
2021
Ship Length
745 feet
Ship Beam
94.5 feet
Cruising Speed
20 knots
Gross Tonnage
48000
Total Capacity
930
ADA Rooms
2
Hot Tubs
2
Pools
2
Laundromats
Number of Decks
9
Deck Plan Details
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The Viking® Difference

Destination focused & culturally enriching.
At Viking, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. You sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.

We have fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. From our Viking Longships® on Europe’s rivers to our elegant sister ships on the world’s great oceans and seas, our award-winning vessels have been thoughtfully engineered by nautical architects to bring the outside in. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed with your comfort and serenity in mind, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey. 

The Thinking Person’s Cruise®
Travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why our itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs.

Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional tours provide the perfect overview of must-see cultural and historic highlights. But The Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences. While on board, our enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.

Our destination-focused approach to river and ocean cruising has earned us a place in the industry as the world’s leading small ship cruise line. In 2021, Viking was named both the #1 River Cruise Line and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the first time Viking has scored higher than all other cruise lines in both of these categories in the same year.

Sail with Viking and experience a journey of discovery created for curious travelers like you, with true explorer spirits.

*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests

Ship Overview
Ship Overview
Viking Venus
Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Norway
Year Built
2021
Ship Length
745 feet
Ship Beam
94.5 feet
Cruising Speed
20 knots
Gross Tonnage
48000
Total Capacity
930
ADA Rooms
2
Hot Tubs
2
Pools
2
Laundromats
Number of Decks
9
Deck Plan Details
Symbol Legend
ADA stateroom
Deck plans are not yet available

Destination focused & culturally enriching.
At Viking, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. You sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.

We have fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. From our Viking Longships® on Europe’s rivers to our elegant sister ships on the world’s great oceans and seas, our award-winning vessels have been thoughtfully engineered by nautical architects to bring the outside in. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed with your comfort and serenity in mind, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey. 

The Thinking Person’s Cruise®
Travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why our itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs.

Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional tours provide the perfect overview of must-see cultural and historic highlights. But The Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences. While on board, our enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.

Our destination-focused approach to river and ocean cruising has earned us a place in the industry as the world’s leading small ship cruise line. In 2021, Viking was named both the #1 River Cruise Line and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the first time Viking has scored higher than all other cruise lines in both of these categories in the same year.

Sail with Viking and experience a journey of discovery created for curious travelers like you, with true explorer spirits.

*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests

About Viking Ocean Cruises
EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Viking®, rated the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards 5 years in a row, offers destination-focused itineraries across Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North and South America, Africa and beyond. Travel with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help you explore and engage with your destination—with enriching shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking classes and regionally inspired cuisine. Plus, with Viking Inclusive Value, just about everything is covered so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey. All this is complemented by elegant, award-winning sister ships that have redefined ocean cruising with all veranda staterooms, the most al fresco dining on the seas and more.

*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests

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About Viking Ocean Cruises
EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Viking®, rated the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards 5 years in a row, offers destination-focused itineraries across Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North and South America, Africa and beyond. Travel with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help you explore and engage with your destination—with enriching shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking classes and regionally inspired cuisine. Plus, with Viking Inclusive Value, just about everything is covered so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey. All this is complemented by elegant, award-winning sister ships that have redefined ocean cruising with all veranda staterooms, the most al fresco dining on the seas and more.

*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.