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Athens - Rome - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard World Traveller
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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 limestone streets and colorful apartments. Then, from Syracuse, visit the Gulino Winery for a wine tasting and Sicilian specialties. Discover the beauty of the Aeolian Islands and Lipari before indulging in Sicilian pizza and creating your own with an expert's guidance. Experience Monte Solaro's summit with prosecco and breathtaking views, followed by a visit to Capri. Stay overnight in Athens and explore the land soaked in history and mythology.
View from mount Solaro of Capri island at summer day, ItalySunset over Athens' portStop in Piraeus, the port of AthensEnjoying the view from SantoriniRelax on beautiful SantoriniHome in Oia Village, SantoriniCoast of Ortigia island at city of SyracuseVisit Rome's famed ColosseumExplore the ancient Roman ForumAdmire the iconic whitewashed architecture of Santorini
Highlights
  • Visit the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum and taste vineyard's Volcan wines
  • Walk along Valleta's limestone streets and gaze at the colorful apartments
  • Explore the volcanic Aeolian Islands and Lipari, a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Discover the island of Capri, gem of the Bay of Naples
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Day 1: Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Embark

Arrive in Piraeus (Athens), and check into your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to do as you please before resting up for your journey the next day.

Day 2: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Athens is still as iconic as ever. Winding pathways from ancient times transformed into modern-day roads and streets lead you to the monumental gateway of the Acropolis and other archaeological sites. It is a land soaked in history and mythology, but not stuck in the past.

As you wend through back alleys, passing the street art and getting serenaded by street musicians, you are never lost. You are simply taking a journey to an unknown destination. You may find yourself at the likes of the Church of Agioi at the southeast corner of the Holy Apostles Ancient Agora, a less-crowded historical site away from the flocks of tourists.

Try your hand at haggling with local vendors at the Plaka or Monastiraki flea market. There are so many handmade wares and trinkets to peruse and purchase. Keep an eye out for the more risqué souvenirs if you want a good laugh.

Aside from venturing through the cradle of Western Civilization, you can explore the port of Piraeus. It is the biggest port in Greece and one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. Centuries of history have transformed this seaside town from a wartime fortress to a major shipping and transportation center.

Day 3: Santorini, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When you think of the quintessential whitewashed houses of Greece with blue domes and windmills sprinkled throughout the landscape, it’s Santorini that comes to mind. This island of the Cyclades contains lush scenery, a quaint charm, and a cosmopolitan feel all at once.

Just 300 steps down from the northern city of Oia you'll find Amoudi Bay, an exquisite vista of vibrant red cliffs and the caldera that demands you stop and take in the view. In the little village of the bay, you'll find the Greek island life thriving amid the local tavernas serving the catch of the day.

Discover one of the most prominent excavations of prehistoric settlements in the Aegean at the Akrotiri archaeological village. Ruins from the ancient city date back as far as 1700 BCE before it was buried by a volcanic eruption. But the first inhabitants date even further back to the Late Neolithic period (fourth millennium BCE).

For wine lovers who are curious about the history and process of their favorite drink, the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum is a must-visit. Nestled within a natural cave six meters underground, a tour of the museum and tasting of the vineyard’s Volcan wines is an experience like none other.

A visit to Santorini is not complete until you sample the local fare – fava me koukia. Mashed fava beans are prepped with lemon, parsley, dill, and fennel for a delectable Greek dish popular among the islanders. Or opt for tomato keftedes (tomato fritters) for another savory selection.

Day 4: At Sea

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore.

Day 5: Valletta, Malta

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital of Malta, Valletta, is a treasure trove of architecture and art. The sight of this fortress city immediately astounds the senses. For the pop culture aficionado, Valletta’s scenery served as the backdrop for the Streets of Flea Bottom in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Along the Grand Harbor travelers can capture spectacular views of the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea. As you walk along its limestone streets gazing at the colorful apartments, it is easy to get lost in wanderlust.

Day 6: Syracuse (Sicily), Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Syracuse holds many wonders for the venturesome traveler seeking something far from the ordinary. From archaeological parks to World War II battlefield remnants to the Plemmirio Nature Reserve, the vast and diverse environment contains any level of challenge for the explorer at heart. It holds 2,700 years of history with influence from other cultures like Spanish, Greek, Norman, and Arabic that have made a mark on their cuisine. It is also a gateway to various small villages that are perfect for a leisurely stroll through local history. Among the most notable is Noto, the “Baroque Capital” of the world. This UNESCO-protected city holds all the charms of small-town living on the island.

Day 7: Lipari Island (Sicily), Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Off the coast of Sicily, you find the volcanic Aeolian Islands, the largest of which is Lipari. But not to worry, as the island’s last eruption took place over 1,000 years ago and the only signs of volcanic activity today are fumaroles and thermal springs. From a place in ancient Greek mythology to UNESCO World Heritage status, the Aeolian Islands and Lipari hold a rich and intriguing history. Seek the ultimate views with an invigorating hike through Monte Rosa. Archaeological excavations within the citadel tell a story dating as far back as the Neolithic era.

Day 8: Capri, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Capri is the gem of the Bay of Naples. In Capri, you can marvel at the whitewashed homes and villas, fragrant lemon trees, and flower-filled courtyards. From the water, be sure to visit the Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), which is only accessible by boat. Once inside the cave, you can marvel at the water’s sapphire color, which is caused by the light refraction from the hidden opening in the rock. Also from the water, see the Arco Naturale on the east coast of the island. Dating from the Paleolithic age, the limestone arch is the remains of a collapsed grotto.

Day 9: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Civitavecchia acts as the main terminal for all cruises heading into Rome or the less-crowded, nearby Tarquinia. From there, a shuttle bus takes you to the Service Center of Largo della Pace where you can embark on adventures through the Eternal City. Rome maintains its position in the world as a powerful influence in religion, politics, and art, as it is well known as the site for intellectual and artistic achievements past. From the iconic Roman Coliseum aboveground to the mysterious catacombs of the Capuchin Crypt below ground, the capital of Italy beckons the adventurous to discover its many secrets and stories. The city holds a certain cosmopolitan feel as well with countless rooftop bars that are a prime location for an evening sunset. For explorations further off the beaten path, Tarquinia offers historic treasures such as the Monterozzi Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an authentic, Italian small-town feel.

Day 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Disembark

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After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travelers as you disembark in (Destination) today. Then, head to the airport for your flight home.

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Adventure Oceanview Stateroom (AO)
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Horizon Stateroom (A2)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette Balcony with top-drop electric window • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Horizon Stateroom (A1)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette Balcony with top-drop electric window • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Veranda Stateroom (B2)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Veranda Stateroom (B1)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 270 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Sitting area with sofa and TV
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Veranda Deluxe Stateroom (E2)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 300 sq. ft. (including balcony) • Living room with sofa and vanity
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Horizon Deluxe Stateroom (E1)
Located: Deck 6 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 300 sq. ft. including floor-to-ceiling Juliette • Balcony with top-drop electric window • Interior seating area with sofa and TV
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Journey Suite (JS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 382 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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Discovery Suite (DS)
Located: Deck 5 Occupancy: Up to 2 guests • 445 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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Navigator Suite (NS)
Located: Deck 5 and 6 Occupancy: Up to 3 guests • 465 sq. ft. • Oversized private balcony with teak furnishings • Double sinks and tub • Walk-in closet and wardrobe • Living room with sofa and vanity • Includes 2 wall-mounted TVs with “infotainment” system
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  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • Open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapes
  • In-room minibar with your preferences
  • Specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • Champagne and gourmet canapes during meet and greet
  • 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • Josper Grill Dining Experience at 7-AFT Grill
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages backpack
  • Use of marina water toys on select sailings
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  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Medical and Evacuation insurance coverage.
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