Offers :: Voyages to Antiquity

Classic Civilisations of the Southern Mediterranean

Cruise: Malaga to Athens Duration: 14 days Date: 13-Apr-2019

This springtime voyage departs from Malaga to chart a course through what was known in centuries past as the Middle Sea, beginning with the fabulous island of Sicily and the ancient temples at Segesta. You’ll also explore the sparkling mosaics of Monreale Cathedral and tour the palaces of Palermo. Sail into the Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta and visit the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri as well as the Cretan Palace of Knossos, home of the legendary Minotaur’s labyrinth. You may also see the outstanding collection of Greek and Roman ruins in Syracuse, or the delightful medieval character of Taormina. Step ashore in Chania’s Old Town and learn more about the architectural legacies of its turbulent past. Relax and enjoy the stunning views from Santorini’s beautiful clifftop village of Oia, then end your journey with a two-night hotel stay in the Greek capital, for the very best of its ancient sights, including the Acropolis and Parthenon.

A, Owner's Suites 6250
B, Junior Suites 5795
C, Deluxe Balcony 5250
D, Deluxe Balcony 4995
E, Deluxe Outside 4250
F, Deluxe Outside 4095
G, Premium Outside 3850
H, Premium Outside 3650
I*, Premium Outside 3450
J, Standard Outside 3250
K, Premium Inside 2995
L, Premium Inside 2850
M, Standard Inside 2695
CC, Deluxe Balcony 5450
EE, Deluxe Outside 4750
GG*, Premium Outside 4295
HH*, Premium Outside 4095
II*, Premium Outside 3895
JJ, Standard Outside 3650
KK, Premium Inside 3395
LL, Premium Inside 3250
MM, Standard Inside 2995
Third/fourth person 1595
Air Credit (no air included) 300
Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included) 600
8 included tours

Day 13 Apr SatArrive and embark Aegean Odyssey. - Malaga, Spain
Day 14 Apr SunLectures and activities at sea. - At sea
Day 15 Apr MonLectures and activities at sea. - At sea
Day 16 Apr TueVisit the ancient Doric temple of Segesta or the exquisite hill-top town of Erice. - Trapani, Sicily
Day 17 Apr WedA choice of three included tours are available today: The Palatine Chapel and Cathedral, Monreale Cathedral or a more relaxed panoramic tour of Palermo taking in Monte Pellegrino. In the evening a special optional visit to the Palazzo Gangi is also available. - Palermo, Sicily
Day 18 Apr ThuHalf day sightseeing tour to Syracuse or Taormina. Alternatively, take a more leisurely panoramic tour of Catania and the Cyclops Riviera. - Catania, Sicily
Day 19 Apr FriEnter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta at breakfast, after which a choice of half day tours are available today. Discover the cities of Valletta and Mdina, or take a more leisurely panoramic tour by coach across some of the most well-known highlights on the island. The afternoon is then free to explore. - Valletta, Malta
Day 20 Apr SatLectures and activities at sea. - At sea
Day 21 Apr SunTake a half day tour to discover Chania. - Chania, Crete, Greece
Day 22 Apr MonTour the Minoan Palace of Knossos. - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Day 23 Apr TueEnjoy the spectacular views of Santorini and Akrotiri, with a choice of tours. - Santorini, Greece
Day 24 Apr WedDisembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens and your centrally located hotel via one of the included excursions on offer. - Athens, Greece
Day 25 Apr ThuEnjoy an optional tour of the National Archaeological Museum or explore the Greek capital at your leisure. - Athens, Greece
Day 26 Apr FriTransfer to Athens Airport for flight home. - Athens, Greece