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Take a trip back in time on one of these 30 archaeology tours to Italy in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Civitavecchia, Taormina, Venice, Syracuse, and Sorrento on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 30 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, village visits, small ship sailing, and urban exploration. Simply tell one of our Italy 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
$3,010
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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 in:
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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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$15,270
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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 Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
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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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,010
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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 in:
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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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,730
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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 in:
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
$2,000
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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 in:
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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Relax on the Italian coast
$3,795
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Ionian Sea Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Tour Delphi's archaeological site
  • Visit the Aeolian Island of Lipari
  • Explore Cephalonia
  • Cruise the Corinth Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this idyllic 8-day itinerary aboard the Emerald Azzurra sailing the Ionian Sea. Transit the Corinth Canal from Athens, before sailing onwards to the Greek town of Itea for a tour of thearchaeological site of Delphi and the village of Fiskardo in Cephalonia which is considered as the largest of …
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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 in:
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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Beautiful Amalfi Coast
$3,965
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Highlights of Southern Italy

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the town of Sorrento
  • Explore Apollo’s temple in Crotone
  • Wander the Church of the Purgatory
  • Explore Italy's beautiful coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Italy’s breathtaking southern coasts with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone, Otranto in Italy’s Apulia region and Monopoli on the …
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Korcula Island
$4,190
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$3,600
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From the French Riviera to Italian Shores

7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore colorful Nice, France
  • Wander charming Italian villages
  • See where Napoleon was exiled
  • See historic Civitavecchia
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Mediterranean's sun-drenched beaches on this 7-day journey from the French Riviera to the Italian Riviera onboard the luxury Le Lyrial. Begin your journey in Nice, a jewel of the French Riviera renowned for its beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Sail to Calvi, Corsica, and explore …
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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 in:
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 in:
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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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 in:
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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Portovenere, Italy
$4,280
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Tuscan Shores and Dolce Vita

Nice - Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail along the Cinque Terre
  • Visit Portofino
  • Explore Porto Santo Stefano
  • Walk by The Château hill
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Porto Santo Sefano
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a glimpse into La Dolce Vita on this 8-day journey along Italy's beautiful coastlines. Sail down Italy's south coast, visit a charming tiny town known for its Duomo, and discover a city known for its Renaissance-era defenses. After a long travel, you'll arrive at Livorno full of …
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Explore ruins in Sicily
$7,115
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On a Course of Longing through Bella Italia

Civitavecchia to Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore the Vatican State
  • Admire beautiful Bonifacio
  • Discover Corsica's history
  • Visit the royal Capella Palatina
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Malta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the historical wonders of the Mediterranean on this 8-day small ship cruise sailing from Rome. Enjoy thepicturesque Corsica Coast with its houses perched upon cliffs like swallows’ nests, and perron stairs with views out over the turquoise sea. Discover Taormina, a stunning town in …
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Relax on the sunny beaches of Spain
$5,999
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Western Mediterranean Gems I

11 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Sojourn
  • Explore Civitavecchia
  • Walk through the coves of Sardinia
  • Enjoy the sights of Monaco
  • See medieval to modern architecture
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your 11-day Seabourn Sojourn Western Mediterranean voyage in Civitavecchia, where Michelangelo completed Bramante's Renaissance fortifications. Sardinia's coastline is filled with deep-cut bays, rocky outcrops, and excellent beaches for strolling and playing. An explosion of color …
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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 in:
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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Donkeys are a traditional form of transportation in Greece
$2,760
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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

Piraeus to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • View beautiful Mykonos
  • Walk through sacred temples
  • Discover historic Dubrovnik
  • Bike around Mali Losinj
  • Visit inviting Korcula
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most breathtaking destinations in Europe on this incredible 12-day voyage. The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Hvar is idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and …
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