Mediterranean Odyssey with Athens and Tuscany

Mediterranean Odyssey with Athens and Tuscany
Athens to Siena
13 days
Tour code: NOBLAS13

Explore ancient Athens, then embark on a luxury small ship cruise. Traverse the Corinth Canal, uncover Malta’s Anzac history, spend a full day on Sicily and be dazzled by the Amalfi Coast. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the wonders of Tuscany.

What's included?

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations
  • Expert services of APT Cruise and Tour directors
  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals
  • Seven nights aboard the luxurious Le Bougainville
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion while on board*


The Luxurious Le Bougainville

Room types available

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


Day 1
Arrive Athens
Upon arrival into Athens, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening during a Welcome Dinner, be treated to a fun and authentic dining experience.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Athenaeum Athens

Meals: dinner

Day 2
Embark on a city tour of Athens. After lunch, choose your sightseeing.

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Athens, Embark Ship, Corinth Canal
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel situated high above the city. Here, see the incredible 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. Later, transfer to your small ship and commence cruising in the late afternoon. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Le Bougainville

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
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, enjoy a coastal cruise to north 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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
Disembark Ship, Livorno, Pisa, Siena
Disembark your ship in the Tuscan town of Livorno and travel to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. Later, traverse the rolling hills of Tuscany on your way to your accommodation in Siena, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Siena, Grand Hotel Continental

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
Siena, San Gimignano
Discover San Gimignano your way with a choice of sightseeing inclusions.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 12
Siena, Florence
Be guided by a historical lecturer as you enjoy a morning visit to Florence, including a visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Later, visit Florence’s Central Market. Here, you'll have a chance to meet local artisans and sample delicious delicacies during some free time. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends this evening.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Depart Siena
Be transferred to either Florence, Pisa or Rome airports for your onward flight.

Meals: breakfast

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