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Experience the enchanting Mediterranean on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life's array of 18 diverse tours for 2024. Sail through historic destinations in Malta, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Sicily, Greece, and more, immersing yourself in the region's rich cultural tapestry and stunning landscapes. Explore ancient archaeological sites, relax aboard majestic tall ships, and engage in small ship sailing adventures while discovering the hidden wonders of the Mediterranean. Whether you're gazing upon Gothic cathedrals, roaming local markets, or enjoying village visits, each moment offers a unique opportunity to delve into the captivating history and beauty of these destinations. With activities like wine tasting, wildlife viewing, and archaeological site visits, these tours offer a relaxed pace suitable for all travelers. Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a seamless journey filled with adventure options and unforgettable experiences. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next Mediterranean cruise.
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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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An aerial view of the city Malaga
$2,590
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Malta, Balearic Islands & Spain

11 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Relax aboard a majestic tall ship
  • Gaze upon Palma's Gothic cathedral
  • Visit the World Heritage City
  • Explore Cagliari, Sardinia
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join us on a delightful sailing experience and relax in some of the most historical and magical destinations in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the easy-going informality aboard your tall ship, finding that there are no rigid schedules and you are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Start …
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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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Explore historic Bonifacio atop the cliffs of Corsica
$7,690
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Mediterranean Island Voyage: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba – with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Mediterranean islands
  • Experience ancient ruins
  • Admire Byzantine-Arab mosaics
  • Explore medieval towns
  • Discover local cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 8-day Mediterranean Island Voyage with Smithsonian Journeys from Valletta to Nice on Le Bougainvillewhere you can engage in discussions with two Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard.Explore five Mediterranean islands on one itinerary, starting from Malta and moving on to Sicily, …
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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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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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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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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$6,880
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From Malta to the Adriatic Coast

Valletta - Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Explore Dubrovnik
  • Explore Lecce
  • Visit Bay of Kotor
  • Experience the Adriatic islands
  • Explore Syracuse
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 9-day cruise in partnership with Relais & Châteaux. L’Austral will take travelers on a cultural and artistic trip through Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, and Italy. Starting in Valletta, set sail toward the Sicilian city of Syracuse. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous …
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View of Valletta
$4,060
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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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Sorrento Landscape
$8,400
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Civitavecchia to Fusina

Rome - Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Cruise Venice waterways by gondola
  • Marvel in Kotor's charming old town
  • Explore Trapani's historic ruin
  • Visit the stone-clad city Sibenik
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Rovinj
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 12-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Silver Whisper, from Civitavecchia to Fusina. This enchanting voyage explores exquisite destinations, including the ancient city of Rome, the colorful facades of Sorrento, the historic ruins of Trapani in western Sicily, Tunisia's …
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The beautiful port city of Cadiz, Spain
$4,390
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Grand Voyage: Malta to Las Palmas

20 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Explore Valletta
  • Experience Gozo
  • Discover Cadiz
  • Enjoy Ibiza
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Las Palmas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 20-day cruise aboard the Star Flyer. Discover the Mediterranean and Atlantic, exploring historic treasures like Valletta in Malta and Cagliari in Sardinia. Discover the charm of the Balearic Islands, from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza's unique culture and coastlines. Explore …
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Beautiful Positano on Italy's Amalfi coast
$6,299
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Italian Treasures

Valletta - Rome - 9 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Explore Syracuse
  • Discover Sicilian cuisine
  • Explore history of Aeolian Islands
  • Witness the Stromboli volcano
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 9-day Italian Treasures Cruise from Valletta to Rome aboard the World Traveller, experience the enchanting Amalfi Coast by spending nights in Positano and Capri, to fully immerse in its beauty. Explore the historical city of Syracuse, which boasts a history spanning over thousands of years. …
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Greek-Roman Theatre of Taormina
$6,610
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Ancient Wonders and Culinary Delights: Cruising Southern Italy and Sicily - with Smithsonian Journey

Valletta - Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Roman Empires of Italy
  • Explore well-preserved Greek sites
  • Visit vineyards
  • Experience Mediterranean foods
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Livorno
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
This 8-day cruise on Le Bougainville through Sicily and Southern Italy stops at some of the most fascinating ancient, medieval, and Renaissance sites in the Mediterranean. It also provides numerous opportunities to sample the foods and wines that have made this region of the world-famous for its …
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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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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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Admire the iconic whitewashed architecture of Santorini
$9,499
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Splendid Italian Escapes

Athens - Rome - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Visit Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum
  • Wander around Valleta
  • Explore Aeolian Islands and Lipari
  • Discover the island of Capri
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 10-day Splendid Italian Escapes cruise from Athens to Rome aboard World Traveller. Travel through the Italian countryside to reach the medieval town of Tarquinia for a farmhouse pasta workshop with fellow culinary connoisseurs during an overnight in Civitavecchia. Visit Valletta's …
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The towering cathedral of Palma de Mallorca
$2,590
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Malta, Balearic Islands & Spain

Valletta - Malaga - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Relax aboard a majestic tall ship
  • Gaze upon Palma's Gothic cathedral
  • Visit the World Heritage City
  • Explore Cagliari, Sardinia
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Malaga
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 11-day Malta, Balearic, and Spain cruise aboard Star Clipper.Enjoy the easy-going informality aboard your tall ship, finding that there are no rigid schedules and you are free to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Start at the charming port of Valletta, Malta, featuring an …
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Beautiful Taormina, Italy, with Mt. Etna in the background
$4,830
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Ancient Jewels of the Mediterranean

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Meet a famous puppeteer in Syracuse
  • Immerse in Southern Italy
  • Wander through the ancient streets
  • Visit the Taormina in Sicily
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 Bougainville. 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 ancient …
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