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Take a trip back in time on one of these 22 Sicily archaeology tours in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Taormina, Syracuse, Trapani, Catania, and Porto Empedocle on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 22 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, small ship cruises, cruises, small ship sailing, and luxury. Simply tell one of our Sicily travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,070
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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
$3,070
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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
$16,950
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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
$2,780
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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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Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily
$2,040
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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
Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, intriguing history... capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for small ship exploration. Enjoy the best of the region — from the ancient ruins of Rome and …
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Explore the colorful city of Valletta
$5,285
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Sicily & the Gulf of Naples

11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Discover Rome
  • Explore Sorrento
  • Admire the Capella Palatina
  • Visit La Valletta, Malta
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Western Mediterranean during this unique 11-day cruise aboard the Emerald Azzurra. Explore Sorrento, located on Italy’s southern coast, for a sun-kissed introduction to an itinerary celebrating Sicily. Enjoy Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle, plus a stop-off in Malta's …
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Tour the charming city of Valletta, Malta.
$5,860
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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:
Relaxed
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, will be the departure point. …
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Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily
$6,195
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Sicily's Rich Cultural Heritage

Valletta to Syracuse - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • View the Cappella Palatina
  • Visit Syracuse, a UNESCO site
  • Take a cable car up Mt. Etna
  • Join a cooking class at Lipari
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Malta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be a part of this exclusive 8-day cruise and discover the most beautiful sights of Sicily, a magical place full of royal palaces, ancient temples, and heavenly panoramas. Delight yourself with the many facets of the largest Mediterranean island, a fabulously diverse microcosm in its own right with …
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Ancient ruins in Athens
$1,590
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Sicily & Greece

Valletta to Athens - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Walk in the Acropolis
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in Valletta, a European Art City, and a World Heritage City. city of Athens. 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, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can …
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Relax on France's colorful coast
$4,520
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Island Hopping in the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Visit historic cities of Sicily
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins inNice, the glittering jewel of the French Riviera. Set sail from this sun-soaked port to the island of Elba, where Napoleon spent a period of exile. Sail to Corsica, where the charming Porto Vecchio invites exploration of its historic sites and its surrounding natural beauty. In …
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Stop in beautiful Malta
$4,190
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The Charm of Italian Shores

Civitavecchia - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Cruise the Italian coast
  • Discover Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Sicily
  • Sail by Stromboli volcano
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Italy's treasures by taking a cruise along its coast. The first stop on your journey from Civitavecchia is Sorrento. Byron, Tolstoy, Dickens, and Goethe were all enchanted by the town's calm way of life and lovely environment, which clings to the cliffs overlooking the Bay of …
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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$5,960
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From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast

Valletta - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • Tour the city of Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days cruising through the Mediterranean, taking in the stunning scenery and visiting some of the most interesting cities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.From Valletta, proceed to Trapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau dropping 750 meters down to the sea, this medieval city is a maze …
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Woman traveling in Cannes
$5,280
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From the French Riviera to the Turkish Riviera

Nice - Antalya - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • View major ancient civilizations
  • Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Discover Petra and Wadi Rum
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Antalya
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on Le Jacques-Cartier for an 11-day Mediterranean cruise between the coasts of France and Turkey. Embark in Nice, the capital of the Cote d'Azur, and walk around Château Hill,the entrance to theold city,with its bustling markets and regional products along the main street, the …
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View of Valletta
$3,970
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Grand Voyage: Athens to Malaga

19 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Admire romantic town Nafplio
  • Explore Syracuse's ancient ruins
  • Enjoy leisurely discovery
  • Visit Palma's Gothic cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Malaga
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the stunning Balearic Islands to quixotic tiny port towns along the Italian Riviera, this 19-day sailing cruise takes you to an impressive collection of ports. Sailthrough an iron fortress gate to the town of Monemvasia, a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port with tons of history and …
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Stop in beautiful Malta
$3,390
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Sicily, Malta & The Aeolian Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Variety Voyager
  • Enjoy beautiful Gozo Island
  • Visit the Greek city of Syracuse
  • Discover Lipari, Italy
  • Explore the Etna Volcano
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This stunning 8-day Mediterranean cruise on Variety Voyager takes you to history-rich Malta and Sicily. The unique and different peninsulas of both countries offer a natural playground that is best experienced aboard a small ship, with your comfort and safety in mind. The Unesco-protected Aeolian …
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Hydra Island, Greece
$2,090
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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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The stunning blues and scattered islands of the Mediterranean
$5,270
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Splendors of the Western Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Visit Valletta, Malta's capital
  • Admire picturesque Katakolan
  • Discover Sicily 's treasures
  • Cross the unique Corinth Canal
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on Le Jacques-Cartier for an 8-day voyage between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, departing from Athens. Explore the monastery and cave where Saint John received his visions on the island of Patmos. This itinerary also includes a tour to Hydra, a lovely island with no motorized …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$3,670
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Wild and volcanic coasts of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Explore Ponza and Taormina
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
  • Discover the wonders of Amalfi
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magnificent volcanic islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea on your 7-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Lyrial. Your voyage will begin at Valletta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site capital contains numerous historical structures, including St John's Cathedral, the Grandmaster's Palace, …
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