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The Hidden Wonders of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Lisbon - Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Experience the best of the Mediterranean on this 11-day cruise from Valletta to Lisbon aboard Scenic Eclipse. Your trip begins in Valletta and takes you through the Maltese archipelago to Sicily and the Spanish coast, passing through some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in the region. On Gozo, explore a megalithic UNESCO site before cruising along the picturesque Andalucian coastline. In Tangier, discover an enchanting mix of cultures and influences and be captivated by the passionate operatic heroines, Roma singers, and guitar-playing troubadours. Enjoy the best of Mediterranean hospitality and explore the scenic beauty of Malta, Sicily, and Spain.
View of VallettaRuins in IbizaSan Pedro Claver Plaza, CartagenaSunset over Cartagena, ColombiaAncient fortress tower in Tangier, MoroccoPlaza in Lisbon, PortugalExplore beautiful LisbonEivissa ibiza town from red lighthouse port entrance beacon
Highlights
  • Visit the idyllic Mediterranean island, with green rolling hills of Gozo
  • Explore the unfinished temple dating back to 424 BC
  • Discover the long-standing tradition of wooden boatbuilding in Carloforte
  • Tour the historic center of Portimão, full of local shops and restaurant
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Valletta, Malta | Embark

Welcome to The Fortress City of Valletta. Board Scenic Eclipse and join your captain and new friends and toast the beginning your Mediterranean voyage.
Please book your flight to arrive into Valletta prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2: Gozo

Gozo is an idyllic Mediterranean island, with green rolling hills of small farms, quaint fishing villages, small coves and sandy, sheltered beaches. Its crystal clear waters invite you to explore. Complete with historical sites, forts, and phenomenal panoramas, this sleepy island is just waiting for you to explore it. Gozo has earnt the reputation of being one of the Mediterranean’s top outdoor adventure playgrounds, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Today choose one of Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Join a panoramic tour taking in the incredible scenery of Gozo, or learn the history from the Ggantija Temples to the Ta' Pinu Basilica. Alternatively, experience Gozo’s artisan food-making and cottage industries.

Discovery
Kayak the crystal waters of the Mediterranean along towering cliffs.

Day 3: Trapani, Italy

Boasting a long history, Trapani was previously an agricultural center for the hilltop fortress town of Erice. The city between two seas became a very important center due to its strategic position. Walk around the narrow streets filled with refined baroque buildings with their typical wrought-iron balconies, picturesque restaurants and antique shops. Visit the unfinished temple dating from 424 BC for excellent views of the countryside and distant coastline. Today choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Explore the preserved medieval town of Erice, or visit the temple of Segesta. Choose a walking tour of Trapani, or discover Marsala and its famous wine. 

Discovery
If you’re feeling active, enjoy a bike tour of Trapani.

Day 4: Carloforte

Graceful palazzi, crowded cafés and palm trees line the busy waterfront. Slowly wander through the quaint, cobbled old town, admiring the red-roofed architecture rising amidst the green hillside. Lying just off the coast of Sardinia, Carloforte is the only town of the small Isola di San Pietro. Carloforte boasts a long-standing tradition of wooden boatbuilding, with traditional lateen sail fishing boats still spotted in the harbor.

Freechoice
Discover the beauty of the island, or enjoy a cooking class with fresh du paize pasta. Alternatively, visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

Day 5: Mahon

Known for its British-style Georgian houses and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Mahon is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. Today, choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story.  

Discovery
Discover the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.

Day 6: Ibiza

Whilst Ibiza is known for its dazzling sunsets and thriving nightlife scene, there is more to this island than meets the eye. Home to beautiful nature and superb beaches, you also discover archaeological sites and small villages almost untouched by modern life. Today, choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

Freechoice
Visit a small farm run by a local family where you get back to the roots making food from scratch in a fun and relaxed cheese making workshop, or discover the medieval charms of Old Town Ibiza, otherwise known as D’Alt Vila, on a narrated walking tour. Alternatively, discover Bibo Park and enjoy a Aloe Vera workshop, or enjoy a beach day in Playa de Talamanca, a long, curved beach with soft white sand and clear turquoise water. 

Discovery
Explore the sites of Ibiza on a bike tour.

Day 7: Cartagena

A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbors at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena is a delight. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognized for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join the ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution.

Discovery
Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.

Day 8: Puerto Banús (Marbella)

Puerto Banús is known for its luxurious cars, exclusive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, and a luxurious port with sophistication and elegance. Against the backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, relish the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús both by day and night. Today choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.

Discovery
Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.

Enrich
Witness the authentic flamenco ballet production Carmen. Set in Seville in 1830, this thrilling performance walk you through many emotions, while giving you an insight into the Spanish culture. 

Day 9: Tangier, Morocco

At the southern tip of the Mediterranean Sea lies Tangier. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tangier is Europe’s gateway to Africa. Influenced over its history by many cultures and civilisations, Tangier has a strong Spanish influence making it an excellent showcase for Spanish-Moorish architecture.  Known as the white city for its whitewashed houses strewn along the winding streets, Tangier is today a city undergoing significant development and modernisation. 

Day 10: Portimão, Portugal

On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic center. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colorful contemporary structures creating the Portimão you know today. Today choose one of the Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves

Discovery
Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve.

Day 11: Lisbon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Today you bid farewell to fellow shipmates and crew and leave with a treasure-trove of fond memories.
Please book your flight to depart out of Lisbon after 11:00 AM.
 

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Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse Lumière Restaurant
Scenic Eclipse Cabin
Scenic Eclipse Chef's Table Restaurant

Dates & Prices

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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.
Included
  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • 10 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions
  • Submersible experience
  • Helicopter experience

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