Ancient Greece With Mediterranean Odyssey

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Ancient Greece With Mediterranean Odyssey
Thessaloniki to Livorno
14 days
Tour code: NOBLTL14

Discover ancient Greece including incredible Zagorohoria , then embark on a luxury small ship cruise through the Mediterranean. Traverse the Corinth Canal, uncover Malta’s Anzac history, spend a full day on Sicily and be dazzled by the Amalfi Coast.

What's included?

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 15 destinations
  • Expert services of APT Cruise and Tour directors
  • Seven nights aboard the luxurious Le Bougainville
  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals
  • Finest dining - a total of 33 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion while on board*
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Accommodation

The Luxurious Le Bougainville

Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Thessaloniki
Upon arrival into Thessaloniki, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Thessaloniki, Makedonia Palace Hotel

Meals: dinner

Day 2
Thessaloniki
Enjoy a tour of Thessaloniki, including the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Here, wander the 11 rooms that depict life in Byzantium and gain insight into ancient daily and private life, worship and burial customs, as well as architecture and art. Enjoy an authentic lunch in a traditional taverna followed by the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Vergina, Kalambaka
Stop in the small town of Vergina, which houses the Archaeological Site of Aigai. Here, one of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus belongs to Philip II, who conquered every Greek city, which allowed his son Alexander the Great to further expand the Hellenistic world. Arrive in Kalambaka.

Stay: Kalambaka, Hotel Meteora

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Kalambaka, Metsovo, Ioannina
Experience Kalambaka's incredible rock formations at the Monasteries of Meteora. Originally formed by monks in the 14th century, they have now become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed. Afterwards, continue to Metsovo, a picturesque village Arrive in Ioannina in the late afternoon in time for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Ioannina, Hotel Du Lac

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Ioannina, Zagorohoria
Embark on a journey to the mesmerising region of Zagorohoria, which houses 46 traditional stone and slate villages in the Pindos Range. Discover this special place that only the locals have known about, as you traverse bridges and monasteries, which offer breathtaking mountain views at every turn. A visit would not be complete without exploring the dramatic Vikos Gorge, whose depths reach up to 900 metres. Savour lunch in one of the local villages before enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 6
Ioannina, Athens
Take a morning sightseeing tour of Ioannina. Continue to Athens and stop at a seaside port town. Tonight, absorb sensational views of the city as you are treated to a fun and authentic dining experience, filled with tasty cuisine and live entertainment.

Stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Athens

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Athens, Embark Ship, Corinth Canal
Today, embark on a city tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel situated high above the city. Here, see the incredible remains of the site, including the Parthenon, Propylaia, Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the New Acropolis Museum and view its magnificent galleries, including the Gallery of the Slopes, which houses finds from the ancient sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis, as well as objects that Athenians used in everyday life from all historic periods. After lunch, transfer to your luxurious small ship. Commence cruising in the late afternoon. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Le Bougainville

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Ithaca, Zakynthos
This morning, dock at the picturesque Ionian island of Ithaca, which has remained unspoilt with clear blue seas and lush green valleys and mountains. Here, disembark for a walking tour of its charming township. In Greek mythology, the island was home to Odysseus, a legendary Greek king who was the hero of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. This afternoon, cruise to Zakynthos, where you will be able to explore its secluded Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves, a visual masterpiece surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. Your ship will depart in the late evening.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
At Sea
Make the most of your luxurious ship with a day at sea. Perhaps take in an informative onboard lecture, relax and unwind in the revolutionary Underwater Lounge, or make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine and dine al fresco.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Valletta
Spend a full day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta's Valletta. Disembark your ship for a city tour. After lunch back on your ship, embark on your Signature Experience. Tonight, step off the ship into the heart of town to absorb Valletta's charm.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
Taormina
Arrive in Taormina on the isle of Sicily, a spectacular city perched on the side of a mountain founded in the 4th century BC. From here, choose your sightseeing. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
Amalfi, Positano
Upon arrival at Amalfi pier, board a private boat to Positano to take in spectacular vistas of the famed Amalfi coastline from the sea. While in Positano, enjoy a visit to this fascinating small village. After lunch, embark on a scenic drive along the coastline back to Amalfi, where you will enjoy a walking tour around the town, including seeing the lovely mosaic facade of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the beautiful township on your own before returning to your ship.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 13
Elba
Disembark in Portoferraio, the charming capital of the island of Elba. Enjoy a drive of this charming island, teeming with rocky beaches and magnificent views over the Bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella. Visit Napoléon's House, which was the seat of exile for France's Napoléon Bonaparte I. Continue to the charming village of Porto Azzurro, where you will enjoy some free time to explore the ancient medieval fortress and picturesque harbour. Stop at an old country wine farm overlooking the ocean, where you will delight in a wine tasting accompanied by local Tuscan produce, including salami, cheese and traditional cantuccini (almond biscuits). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 14
Disembark Ship, Depart Livorno
Disembark your ship in the Tuscan town of Livorno and be transferred to Pisa airport.

Meals: breakfast

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