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Embark on a journey through time in Sicily, where our 28 archaeological site visits invite you to uncover the layers of history that this enchanting island holds. In 2024, set sail on small ship cruises that weave through the Mediterranean, offering intimate glimpses into ancient civilizations and their enduring legacies. Over a diverse range of days, from 8 to 12-day itineraries, these tours will lead you to explore magnificent ruins like the Valley of the Temples and Syracuse's Archaeological Park. Prices for these immersive experiences start at $1,880 to $36,890. Whether it's marveling at Byzantine-Arab mosaics or savoring local cuisine after a day of discovery, Sicily offers an unparalleled tapestry of cultural riches awaiting your curiosity. To delve into an odyssey rich with historical splendor and Mediterranean charm, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,130
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Rome - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy one of the most stunning destinations in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,130
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Rome to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit the medieval city of Kotor
  • Cruise through Venice's canals
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice on this 12-day expedition. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the …
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$18,602
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,830
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Barrel under full sail through the narrow Strait of …
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Beautiful Amalfi Coast
$2,080
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Amalfi & Sicily

Rome Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit a snorkeling heaven Palmarola
  • Join Pompeii's historical excursion
  • Wander through the grand Duomo
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an 8-day trip onboard Royal Clipper to experience the stunning Amalfi Coast and the amazing Italian Rivera, seeing Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, and intriguing history... capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is …
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Visit charming Sicily
$2,499
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Treasures of Sicily

Small Group Departure in Italy - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the Island of Sicily
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples
  • Visit Taormina's ancient ruins
  • See the Mount Etna in Sicily
  • Explore the coastal town of Cefalu
  • Visit Syracuse's Archeological Park
  • Discover the Zingaro Nature Reserve
Starts / Ends:
Viagrande / Taormina
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Treasures of Sicily on this 9-day small group tour from Viagrande to Taormina, a collection of extraordinary wonders found on the beautiful Italian island of Sicily. Sicily is home to well-preserved Greek temples showcasing the island's ancient past. The Valley of the Temples in …
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Tour the charming city of Valletta, Malta.
$7,420
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A Circumnavigation of Sicily with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Take a loop around Sicily
  • Discover Sicily's beautiful cities
  • Visit Syracuse
  • Explore Palermo
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Cruise around Sicily aboard the new luxury expedition ship Le Bougainville, while exploring mythical places at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations. Discover Sicily's most beautiful historic cities and ancient sites. Valletta, the capital of Malta, is the departure point. Then, …
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Colorful villages line the shores of the Italian riviera
$4,309
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Aeolian Archipelago

Lipari to Salina - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Lipari and Salina
  • Visit a local winery
  • Enjoy a scenic hike in Vulcano
  • Swim in Cala Junco nature reserve
  • Take a walking tour in Stromboli
  • Relax on the beaches of Salina
Starts / Ends:
Milazzo / Milazzo
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Aeolian Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily and are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this 8-day tour, explore the beautiful towns of Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, and Salina. Experience nature and culture, and see the …
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Cruise into charming Sicily
$2,190
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Amalfi & Sicily

Civitavecchia Round-trip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit historical Pompeii
  • Wander through the grand Duomo
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard Royal Clipper through Amalfi and Sicily! Explore Rome's iconic landmarks like St. Peter's and the Colosseum before hitting Sorrento's stunning coast. Dive into history at Pompeii and relish Amalfi's medieval charm, from its Duomo to the picturesque …
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Hydra Island, Greece
$2,170
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Sicily & Greece

Piraeus to Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Ride a donkey on Hydra
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Discover Gozo, a diving destination
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in the ancient city of Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, a city for all eternity. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, …
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Enjoy the rugged landscape and charming city of Zadar
$11,420
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Back to Summer On The Azure Adriatic

Venice - Valletta - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore the charm of Rovinj
  • Journey through streets in Korcula
  • Witness Lecce's Baroque charm
  • Experience Roman-Venetian fusion
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard Sea Cloud II, back to summer on the azure Adriatic. Starting in Venice, a city of canals, palaces, and art, welcomes you with its charm. Rovinj, a slice of Venetian history, offers Mediterranean delights and Istrian wines. Zadar showcases its rich history through …
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Coast of Ortigia island at city of Syracuse
$4,840
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Ancient Jewels of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Meet a famous puppeteer in Syracuse
  • Immerse in Southern Italy
  • Wander through the ancient streets
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an enchanting 8-day Ancient Jewels of the Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville. Starting in Valetta, indulge in included excursions at each port. Meet a famed puppeteer in Syracuse, explore quaint villages in Paros, and visit the historic Rodolico shipyard. Discover the …
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Explore ruins in Sicily
$5,340
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Cruising the Mediterranean: Sicily, Sardinia, and Mallorca – with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Tarragona - 8 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit UNESCO charm in Valletta
  • Explore Tarragona's Roman ruins
  • Indulge in Sicilian seafood
  • Stroll Mahon's colorful streets
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Tarragona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on an unforgettable 8-day Mediterranean journey aboard L'Austral. Begin your cruise in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its majestic streets and historic landmarks. From the Grandmaster's palace to Saint John’s cathedral, immerse yourself in the rich history …
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Beautiful Amalfi Coast
$1,880
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Amalfi & Sicily

Rome Roundtrip - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore Rome
  • Discover Sorrento
  • Explore Lipari
  • Explore Amalfi
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 7-day cruise aboard the Royal Clipper starting from Civitavecchia, where historic landmarks like St. Peter's and the Colosseum await. Explore Sorrento's coastal beauty, Pompeii's ancient ruins, and the medieval charm of Amalfi, then journey to Taormina for stunning views of …
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Visit charming Sicily
$11,425
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Fiery Sicily and Charming Adriatic Sea

Catania - Dubrovnik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Marvel at volcanic soil in Catania
  • Explore Sicily's poetic masterpiece
  • Learn about Europe's Mount Etna
  • Step into Bari's historic old town
Starts / Ends:
Catania / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud II, exploring Sicily's fiery landscapes and the Adriatic Sea's charming beauty. Begin in Catania, where Goethe found inspiration amidst vibrant orange and lemon trees. Discover Taormina's elegance with a view of Mount Etna. Sailing becomes …
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Wander through Rome
$7,590
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From the City of Gods to the Eternal City

Athens - Civitavecchia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Explore the Mediterranean
  • Explore notable stops
  • Explore southern Aegean Sea
  • Explore Civitavecchia
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day From the City of Gods to the Eternal City cruise from Athens to Civitavecchia aboard Le Bougainville, exploring the Mediterranean's ancient wonders. Travelers enjoy one complimentary excursion per port of call, with highlights including Taormina in Catania, Chania's …
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An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily
$4,760
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Islands and cities of the Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail from Greece to Malta
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Hydra
  • Visit the island of Kythira
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join Le Bougainville on an 8-day cruise between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, exploring the Islands and cities of the Mediterranean. Leaving Athens and traveling towards Paros. Explore the little island of Hydrabefore sailing south to the picturesque Monemvasia. The ship calls at …
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View of Valletta
$6,740
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The artistic Adriatic and the Pinault Collection - Palazzo Grassi

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Explore Valletta
  • Experience Syracuse
  • Discover Otrante
  • Admire Dubrovnik
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day cruise to explore the cultural and artistic treasures of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas aboard the Le Bougainville. Along the way, enjoy captivating lectures from Pinault Collection experts. The journey will take you to Malta, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy, with private visits to …
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