For thousands of years, waves of civilizations have passed over the lands of the Mediterranean. Embark on this 8-day European cruise to discover the lands of Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, and more. Discover extraordinary archaeological sites as you travel to some of the best-preserved ancient monuments in the Mediterranean.
Day 1 : Rome / Civitavecchia / Embark Day 2 : Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi Day 3 : Marsala, Sicily / Selinunte Day 4 : Valletta, Malta Day 5 : Messina, Sicily / Taormina Day 6 : Palermo / Monreale Day 7 : Salerno / Pompeii & Ravello or Paestum & Agropoli Day 8 : Disembark in Civitavecchia / Rome
Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia's capital. Drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex. After enjoying lunch on board the ship, spend some time exploring the city on your own. Or, take an optional excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods.
Take a morning excursion to Selinunte, Sicily's most westerly ancient Greek colony. A highland overlooking the sea provides a tranquil setting for the expansive ruins of what was once among the island's most impressive cities. Enjoy the afternoon on your own and explore Marsala, or drive to Motyam, an ancient city which was founded in the 8th century B.C. Visit the museum, then drive to Erice, a mountainous town.
Use the morning to explore the Palace of the Grand Masters and the National Museum of Archaeology. Later, take a short drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples and on to Hagan Qim, which stands atop a hill and overlooks the sea.
Palermo, one of Europe's greatest cities in the 12th century, has inherited a rich and tremendous legacy. Take a morning tour and visit the Archaeological museum, La Martorana church, and the glorious Cappella Palatine, one of Italy's finest works of art. In the afternoon, drive to the medieval town of Monreale to visit its famed Norman Cathedral and elegant Cloister. Return to Palermo in the evening and enjoy the city as the sun sets.
Day 7 Salerno / Pompeii & Ravello or Paestum & Agropoli
From Salerno, choose between two excursions. Travel to Pompeii, the Roman city which was destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. And later visit Ravello, a medieval hillside town which offers stellar views of the area. Alternatively, visit Paestum, an ancient city which was founded by the Greeks around 600 B.C. and later taken over by the Romans.
Day 8 Disembark in Civitavecchia / Rome
Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome for your independent onward journeys.
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Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks, windows and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view
Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks with window and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433.
Deluxe suites, Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq ft. Suites 246 - 252
Deluxe suites, Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq ft. Suites 336 - 341
Deluxe suites, Leto Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431
Deluxe suites, Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq ft. Suites 505 - 506
Deluxe Veranda Suites, Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq ft. Suites 507 - 518
Deluxe Penthouse Suites, Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area. 260 sq ft. Suites 601 - 604
Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.
*Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
*All meals aboard ship including: early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
*Wine with lunch and dinner aboard ship
*Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
*Professional tour staff
*Complete pre-departure materials
*Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
*Gratuities to guides and drivers
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.