Flying Wheels Travel provides arrangements for individual or group cruise experiences around the world. We arrange fully accessible shore excursions and customized itineraries to meet your needs and provide you with the best cruise experience possible.


Upcoming Cruises

Istanbul and Eastern Mediterranean cruise tour

Sep. 20 to Oct. 5, 2012

September 20, 2012 - October 5, 2012

15 nights departing from Rome

Discover exoctic Istanbul and the wonders of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is one of the most culturally rich and exotic destinations in the world, from the ancient stone villages and sunny beaches of Italy, the mystical eastern flair of Turkey, to the ancient ruins of Rome. Whether you are seeking stunning landscapes, splendid cuisine, or a new cultural experience, there is something for everyone on a Mediterranean cruise.

Join Flying Wheels Travel on the Celebrity Equinox as we begin our journey with three nights in Rome and then depart for a cruise of a life time.

Interior stateroom - $3,740.72*
Ocean view stateroom - $4,040.72*
Balcony stateroom - $4,230.72*

Reservation deadline: May 11, 2012

Download a printable .pdf

What makes this cruise special? 

  • Fully-accessible shore excursions and tours (additional cost, above cruise price)
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Rome which includes Vatican City and ancient Rome
    • Wheelchair accessibel tour of Istanbul featuring the Hagia Sophia and the Grans Bazaar
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Ephesus
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Athens which includes the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum
    • Wheelchair accessible tour of Naples which includes Pompeii and Sorrento
  • Experienced travel hosts to assist you with all your travel needs
  • Three-night hotel in Rome included in package price
  • Fees, taxes and shipboard gratuities included in cruise price
  • Personal care attendants (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
  • Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
  • Security and social opportunities of group travel experience
  • Accessible transfers from hotel to pier and pier to Rome airport included in package price

Sailing itinerary

Day Port/location Arrive Depart
Sep. 20 Depart US    
Sep. 21 to 24 Rome   5 p.m.
Sep. 25 Cruising    
Sep. 26 Santorini, Greece 2 p.m. 10 p.m.
Sep. 27 Cruising    
Sep. 28 Istanbul 7 a.m.  
Sep. 29 Istanbul   1 p.m.
Sep. 30 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 10 a.m. 7 p.m.
Oct. 01 Athens 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Oct. 02 Mykonos, Greece 7 a.m.  6 p.m.
Oct. 03 Cruising    
Oct. 04 Naples 7 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 05 Rome 4:30 a.m.  

Reservation deadline for this cruise tour is May 11, 2012. A fully refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $2,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by June 29, 2012.

*Rates are per person, based on double occupancy and include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible staterooms. The number of accessible staterooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your stateroom preference or contact us to establish an interest fee monthly payment plan. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. 

About the ports




Rome is a magnificence of the ancient city. Whether it is the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon or St. Peter's Basilica that sparks your interest and intellect, Rome is home to a lifetime's worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites.

Santorini, Greece

On the island of Santorini, you will find a classic Greek seascape-whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. Santorini is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul

Istanbul is not only where Europe meets Asia - it is where history, built upon empire after empire, meets modern-day commercialism. Explore Old Istanbul's mosques, hippodrome and opulent palaces. Discover remnants of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Test your bargaining shrewdness with the merchants at the Grand Bazaar and visit the awe-inspiring Church of Holy Wisdom. Istanbul is the perfect place to step far back in time and admire incredible cultural accomplishments.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), TurkeyEphesus

Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century BC and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle.


Athens is the biggest city in Greece, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea. See the glories of ancient Greece and enjoy the view of this beautiful city from the top of Acropolis.

Mykonos, GreeceMykonos

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It is also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.


Naples is not only picturesque, it is also one of the world's greatest cultural centers, filled with extraordinary works of art and architecture in the classical Greek and Roman styles. Several interesting tours are available of the city itself and the fascinating places that lie just outside of Naples. 

Customized travel

Flying Wheels Travel provides more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to make your dream vacation a reality. We will provide customized fully-accessible group shore excursions for you and those traveling with you. We also arrange your flight accommodations and ground transportation.

Tell us you want to come!

Please direct all inquires and reservations to Timothy Holtz at Flying Wheels Travel, e-mail or call 612-381-1622.





See All Ideas »

Travel Photos: See the Gallery »

Vineyards along the Rhine
Wool making demonstration at the Amaru community
Feeding the elephants bananas at Nong Nuch Village Thailand.
Picnic lunch outside of Cusco


Scandinavia and St. Petersburg Cruise Tour

Jul 28, 2018 to Aug 11, 2018

Western Mediterranean cruise tour

May 06, 2018 to May 20, 2018

2018 Alaska cruise options

Jun 07, 2018 to Aug 30, 2018

Norwegian Fjords Cruise Tour

Aug 31, 2018 to Sep 12, 2018

Riverboat Tours

Escorted Tours

Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

Apr 03, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018

Belgium and Netherlands tulip tour

Apr 07, 2018 to Apr 20, 2018

Deluxe Portugal and Spain tour

May 05, 2018 to May 20, 2018

Highlights of Poland tour

Jun 05, 2018 to Jun 14, 2018

Ireland tour

Jun 23, 2018 to Jul 07, 2018

Great Britain Tour

Jul 28, 2018 to Aug 11, 2018

Black Forest and Switzerland tour

Aug 28, 2018 to Sep 08, 2018

Peru and Machu Picchu Tour

Oct 28, 2018 to Nov 08, 2018

South Africa Tour

Nov 03, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018


Global Destinations

Reservation Deadline Fast Approaching:

Japan cherry blossom tour

Apr. 3 - 15, 2018
Once in your life, visit Japan!
Read more and book your trip now  »


Upcoming Opportunities

All Tours, Cruises and Excursions »

make reservations

Complete the online form to provide us with all the information to make your dream vacation a reality.

where do you want to go?

XML Sitemap