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49-night Sacred Paths & Ancient Empires Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Symphony®
Destination:
Athens (Piraeus)/Dubai
Departure Date:
9/20/2020
Length:
49
Offer ID:
1311685
from
$11699


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/20/2020
9/20/2020 6:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Santorini
Suggested Private Excursion
9/21/2020 9:00:00 AM
9/21/2020 6:00:00 PM

Santorini is everything that has made the Greek islands legendary. The world famous island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea, and is located north of Crete. Its population is distributed among thirteen villages and just exceeds nine thousand. The marvelous dry climate and unbroken sunshine create year around conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colors.

Suggested Private Excursions

Santorini Island Tour - Half Day Tour

Santorini - Traditional Cooking Experience - 5.5 hours

Santorini- Akrotiri Excavations and Traditional Village of Oia (4hrs)

Santorini Wine Roads Tour (Private) - 5 hours

Crafting Day - Santorini - 5 hours

Santorini Island Discovery - 5 hours

Private Catamaran Cruise - Santorini - 5 hours

Private Cooking Class - Santorini - 5 hours

Santorini: Sunset Private or Semi Private Catamaran Cruise - (6 Hrs)

Santorini: Volcano & Hotsprings by private traditional boat - (4 Hrs)

Santorini: Santorini Highlights - 4 hours

Lindos
9/22/2020 7:00:00 AM
9/22/2020 6:00:00 PM

Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands at the top of sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Excavations at the beginning of this century brought to light a plaque inscribed by a priest of Athena in 99 B.C. listing the dignitaries who visited the Temple of the Lindian Athena - Hercules, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Alexander the Great and the King of Persia. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and a wide range of souvenirs.

At Sea
9/23/2020
9/23/2020

No information currently available.

Valletta
9/24/2020 8:00:00 AM
9/24/2020 6:00:00 PM

Valletta is the capital of Malta. This remarkable fortified city with its massive bastions followed the most advanced Renaissance ideas in town planning, with streets laid straight on a grid looking over the Grand Harbour. Outside the 'City Gate' is the famous Triton Fountain. 'City Gate' has public buses and vendors selling soft drinks and all sorts of traditional fresh Maltese bread and sweets. Freedom Square shows an extraordinary capital with buildings of fine architecture of different tastes and styles ranging from the Mannerism to Baroque to Rococo to Neoclassicism. Valletta is a fascinating city for wandering around looking at what used to be the Knight's own cathedrals and Auberges. The city's backbone is Republic Street, which runs straight through the city center to Fort St. Elmo. Valletta has several narrow, steep side streets decorated with traditional Maltese pastel colored balconies and a statue on almost every street corner. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants to choose from.

Taormina (Giardini Naxos)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/25/2020 7:00:00 AM
9/25/2020 6:00:00 PM

It is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. It has a small, but prosperous fishing port. There are many hotels and restaurants and the town is ten minutes away from another of Sicily's most important tourist destinations Taormina.

Suggested Private Excursions

Giardini Naxos: Greek Taormina Walking Tour - 3 hours

Giardini Naxos: Syracuse & Ortigia Island - 8 hours

Giardini Naxos: Catania and Piazza Armerina - 8 hours

Sorrento
Suggested Private Excursion
9/26/2020 7:00:00 AM
9/26/2020 6:00:00 PM

Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty and is known as a popular gateway to Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline - the Amalfi Drive lined with fishing villages and famous resorts. The seaside resort of Amalfi sits with weathered houses scrambling up steep cliffs. Visitors marvel at its location and its magnificent cathedral. The religious sanctuary of Cloister of St. Francis is worth a visit. The tiny, exclusive resort of Positano has its famous world-class hotel, San Pietro. Excavations of the ruined city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 A.D. during the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, give visitors a vivid impression of life in a very wealthy ancient city and the tragic end of its population. The Isle of Capri ranks as one of the most beautiful islands and has captured visitors for centuries with excellent climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns. Capri has lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants. Museo Correale contains a death mask of poet Torquato Tasso and some special editions of his works, pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours

Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours

Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/27/2020 10:00:00 AM
9/27/2020 6:00:00 PM

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

Sorrento
Suggested Private Excursion
9/28/2020 7:00:00 AM
9/28/2020

Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty and is known as a popular gateway to Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline - the Amalfi Drive lined with fishing villages and famous resorts. The seaside resort of Amalfi sits with weathered houses scrambling up steep cliffs. Visitors marvel at its location and its magnificent cathedral. The religious sanctuary of Cloister of St. Francis is worth a visit. The tiny, exclusive resort of Positano has its famous world-class hotel, San Pietro. Excavations of the ruined city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 A.D. during the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, give visitors a vivid impression of life in a very wealthy ancient city and the tragic end of its population. The Isle of Capri ranks as one of the most beautiful islands and has captured visitors for centuries with excellent climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns. Capri has lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants. Museo Correale contains a death mask of poet Torquato Tasso and some special editions of his works, pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours

Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours

Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours

Sorrento
Suggested Private Excursion
9/29/2020
9/29/2020 2:00:00 PM

Sorrento is a town of extraordinary beauty and is known as a popular gateway to Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline - the Amalfi Drive lined with fishing villages and famous resorts. The seaside resort of Amalfi sits with weathered houses scrambling up steep cliffs. Visitors marvel at its location and its magnificent cathedral. The religious sanctuary of Cloister of St. Francis is worth a visit. The tiny, exclusive resort of Positano has its famous world-class hotel, San Pietro. Excavations of the ruined city of Pompeii, which was destroyed in 79 A.D. during the disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, give visitors a vivid impression of life in a very wealthy ancient city and the tragic end of its population. The Isle of Capri ranks as one of the most beautiful islands and has captured visitors for centuries with excellent climate, spectacular landscape and fantastic sea caverns. Capri has lavish villas, elegant hotels, chic boutiques and quaint restaurants. Museo Correale contains a death mask of poet Torquato Tasso and some special editions of his works, pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Suggested Private Excursions

Sorrento: The Ancient City of Pompeii - 6 Hours

Sorrento: The Iconic Amalfi Coast - 6 Hours

Sorrento: Capri Exploration by Private Motorboat – 8 hours

At Sea
9/29/2020
9/29/2020

No information currently available.

Florence/Pisa (Livorno)
Suggested Private Excursion
9/30/2020 8:00:00 AM
9/30/2020

Livorno serves as a convenient gateway to Tuscany - which is known for classic landscapes and lush vineyards. Visitors come to see great art centers of Florence, Lucca and Pisa - where names like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Boticelli, da Vinci, Donatello and Dante come to mind. Pisa is known for its brilliant monuments, which include the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery and the leaning Bell Tower. Lucca is one of the most handsome Romanesque cities in Europe. Its historic center features several fine old churches and lovely squares. Lucca is also known as home of composer Giacomo Puccini, whose birthplace is now a museum. Walking in the historic center, shopping in its elegant stores and enjoying a meal of renowned Tuscan cuisine are some highlights of this area. Downtown Livorno has a fine local market and a variety of fine shops and restaurants. Sights include the 14th-century Loggia della Signoria assembly hall in Florence; the Uffizi Gallery, which houses one of the world's famed museums and the Accademia best-known for Michelangelo's sculptures.

Suggested Private Excursions

Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Livorno: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

Livorno: Best of Florence & Pisa - 8 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Lucca - 8 hours

Gastronomic and historical tour in Pisa countryside - 8 hours

Florence/Pisa (Livorno)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/1/2020
10/1/2020 7:00:00 PM

Livorno serves as a convenient gateway to Tuscany - which is known for classic landscapes and lush vineyards. Visitors come to see great art centers of Florence, Lucca and Pisa - where names like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Boticelli, da Vinci, Donatello and Dante come to mind. Pisa is known for its brilliant monuments, which include the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery and the leaning Bell Tower. Lucca is one of the most handsome Romanesque cities in Europe. Its historic center features several fine old churches and lovely squares. Lucca is also known as home of composer Giacomo Puccini, whose birthplace is now a museum. Walking in the historic center, shopping in its elegant stores and enjoying a meal of renowned Tuscan cuisine are some highlights of this area. Downtown Livorno has a fine local market and a variety of fine shops and restaurants. Sights include the 14th-century Loggia della Signoria assembly hall in Florence; the Uffizi Gallery, which houses one of the world's famed museums and the Accademia best-known for Michelangelo's sculptures.

Suggested Private Excursions

Livorno - Lucca - One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Walled Towns in Tuscany - 5 hours

Livorno -Pisa and Lucca - Two Very Different Yet Important and Beautiful Tuscan Towns - 8 hours

Livorno- Florence - A Day of Culture, Art, History and Shopping - 9 hours

Livorno - Florence and Pisa - The Highlights of Northern Tuscany - 9 hours

Livorno - Siena and San Gimignano - Two Simply Beautiful Typical Tuscan Towns - 10 hours

Livorno-The Hill Towns of Tuscany - 10 hours

Livorno -The Cinque Terre - 10 hours

Livorno: Cycling Lucca's Medieval Walls - 5 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Florence - 9 hours

Livorno: Chianti Countryside & Wine Tasting - 8 hours

Livorno: Best of Florence & Pisa - 8 hours

Livorno - Pisa & Lucca - 8 hours

Gastronomic and historical tour in Pisa countryside - 8 hours

Corsica (Ajaccio)
10/2/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/2/2020 6:00:00 PM

On the French island of Corsica, Ajaccio is famous as the birthplace of Napoleon. Visit the Bonaparte family home and the 16th century church where he was baptized. Or, take a tour into the wild and rugged outback countryside they call the maquis.

Provence (Marseille)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/3/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/3/2020 6:00:00 PM

Marseille is a vibrant, cosmopolitan port in the Provence region of France. Craggy mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. As a Mediterranean melting pot, the port virtually rubs shoulders with intimate, picturesque old harbor, the Vieux Port. Packed with watercrafts, this is the heart of Marseille. Two fortresses guard the harbor: Fort Saint Nicolas and Fort Saint Jean. Several vantage points offer spectacular views, including the impressive Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde - a prominent landmark overlooking the city that is crowned by a monumental, gilded statue of Virgin Mary. Marseille boasts numerous fine museums well worth a visit. Sitting at one of the many outside cafes or strolling the streets of the old port area lets you experience the unpretentious charm of this city. Other sights include Chateau d'If - a 16th century fortress-turned-prison; Basilica St-Victor - Marseille's oldest church with the appearance of a fortress; and La Canebiere - a broad boulevard with everything from hotels to cafes and shops.

Suggested Private Excursions

Marseille Shore Excursion - Marseille - 8 hours

Marseille Shore Excrusion - Alpilles - 8 hours

Marseille Shore Excursion - Chateauneuf du Pape - 8 hours

Marseille - Shore Excursion - Green Provence Tour - 8 hours -

Marseille - Shore excursion Aix en Provence - 8 hours

Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
10/4/2020 10:00:00 AM
10/4/2020

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
10/5/2020
10/5/2020 6:00:00 PM

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Corsica (Ajaccio)
10/6/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/6/2020 5:00:00 PM

On the French island of Corsica, Ajaccio is famous as the birthplace of Napoleon. Visit the Bonaparte family home and the 16th century church where he was baptized. Or, take a tour into the wild and rugged outback countryside they call the maquis.

Alghero
10/7/2020 7:30:00 AM
10/7/2020 4:00:00 PM

Alghero is the tourist capital of the so-called Coral Riviera. Its Spanish heritage is reflected in many buildings, including the church of San Francesco and the towers and bastions remaining from Spanish fortifications. With its 22 impressive columns, the Church is an outstanding example of Catalan-Gothic architecture. Grottoes and caves attract the adventurous visitor; fishing boats and pleasure craft crowd the colorful harbor; and the crystalline sea is ideal for coral and lobster fishing. Old Town is the site of seven defensive towers that dominate the walls surrounding Alghero. One of the most prominent is Porta Terra, known also as Jewish Tower. At Via Umberto stands Alghero’s 16th-century cathedral. One of the finest examples of Alghero’s Catalan-Gothic architecture is Palazzo d’Albi on Piazza Civica. Nearby stands the elegantly austere palace Palaua Reial. Two-story massive stone towers of Nuraghe Palmavera are characteristic of the island’s numerous prehistoric settlements.

Palma de Mallorca
Suggested Private Excursion
10/8/2020 9:00:00 AM
10/8/2020 6:00:00 PM

The Balearics are comprised of 16 islands; the three principal ones are Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Lying just 60 miles off the Spanish mainland, the islands’ lush and rugged landscape combined with an extremely mild, sunny climate prove irresistible. The Balearics boast cosmopolitan resorts with lively nightlife and plenty of sports activities. Palma de Majorca is the capital of the archipelago. A cosmopolitan city with sophisticated shops and restaurants, it also offers buildings of spectacular Moorish and gothic architecture. Museo de Mallorca housed in the Palacio Ayamans boasts an interesting collection of Moorish, medieval and 18th- to 19th-century art. Those who wish to explore the northern end of the island will enjoy the dramatic land and seascape of Cabo Formentor at the end of a long, narrow peninsula. A winding road with magnificent views leads to the luxury Hotel Formentor, beautifully situated above the bay. The lighthouse of Cabo Formentor is the most northerly point on Majorca.

Suggested Private Excursions

Palma De Mallorca: Historic Half Day City Tour

Palma De Mallorca: Valldemosa, Deia & Soller Full Day Excursion

Valencia
Suggested Private Excursion
10/9/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/9/2020 7:00:00 PM

Valencia is one of the biggest, liveliest cities in Spain. It is located at the Mediterranean sea with beaches right in its heart that offer every kind of sports. With its active nightlife and various cultural offerings, Valencia is one of the most dynamic cities in Spain. One of the most famous buildings in Valencia is the Cathedral and its tower named, "El Miquelet" (Little Michael) which was built between 1381 and 1424. Try Spain's most famous food right where it was born: "Paella Valenciana". Valencia is the city where "El Cid", Spain's national hero, fought against the Moors, and popular festivals in the city and many villages around still remind of this epoch.

Suggested Private Excursions

Valencia: Cultural Valencia Half Day City Tour

Valencia: Artistic Valencia Half Day City Tour

Valencia: Historical Valencia Half Day City Tour

Barcelona
Suggested Private Excursion
10/10/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/10/2020

Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital of Spain, is a tremendous place to be. Though it boasts outstanding Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, and some great museums – most notably those dedicated to Picasso and Catalan art – it is above all a place where there's enjoyment simply in walking the streets, stopping in at bars and cafés, drinking in the atmosphere. A thriving port and the most prosperous commercial centre in Spain, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of the country. In part this reflects the city's proximity to France, whose influence is apparent in the elegant boulevards and imaginative cooking. But Barcelona has also evolved an individual and eclectic cultural identity, most perfectly and eccentrically expressed in the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Scattered as Barcelona's main sights may be, the greatest concentration of interest is around the old town (La Ciutat Vella). These cramped streets above the harbor are easily manageable, and far more enjoyable, on foot. Start, as everyone else does, with the Ramblas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Bike Tour

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses

Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day

Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours

Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours

Barcelona
Suggested Private Excursion
10/11/2020
10/11/2020 9:00:00 PM

Barcelona, the self-confident and progressive capital of Spain, is a tremendous place to be. Though it boasts outstanding Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, and some great museums – most notably those dedicated to Picasso and Catalan art – it is above all a place where there's enjoyment simply in walking the streets, stopping in at bars and cafés, drinking in the atmosphere. A thriving port and the most prosperous commercial centre in Spain, it has a sophistication and cultural dynamism way ahead of the rest of the country. In part this reflects the city's proximity to France, whose influence is apparent in the elegant boulevards and imaginative cooking. But Barcelona has also evolved an individual and eclectic cultural identity, most perfectly and eccentrically expressed in the architecture of Antoni Gaudí. Scattered as Barcelona's main sights may be, the greatest concentration of interest is around the old town (La Ciutat Vella). These cramped streets above the harbor are easily manageable, and far more enjoyable, on foot. Start, as everyone else does, with the Ramblas.

Suggested Private Excursions

Barcelona: Historic Barcelona Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking Tour with Picasso Museum and Medieval Quarter

Barcelona: Walking Tour of the Gothic and Jewish Quarters

Barcelona: Barcelona Full Day City Tour

Barcelona: Flamenco Show Evening

Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Excursion

Barcelona: Wine / Cava Cellar And Sitges Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Girona, Figueres & Dali Theater-Musem Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Bike Tour

Barcelona: Tapas Tour (tapas & wine)

Barcelona: Gaudi & Domenech Masterpieces Half Day City Tour

Barcelona: Walking tour of Gaudi Houses

Barcelona: Cooking Class Half Day

Barcelona: Wine-Cava Cellar Half Day

Barcelona: Girona & Besalú Full Day Excursion

Barcelona: Gaudi’s Barcelona – 4 hours

Barcelona: Art and Architecture in Barcelona – 8 hours

At Sea
10/12/2020
10/12/2020

No information currently available.

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/13/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/13/2020 7:00:00 PM

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

At Sea
10/14/2020
10/14/2020

No information currently available.

Soudha Bay (Chania)
10/15/2020 1:00:00 PM
10/15/2020 7:00:00 PM

Soudha Bay (Chania) is located in the western region of the island of Crete, Greece.  Chania (located only 7km from the bay) is the second largest city in the island, which makes it the perfect place to spend your day. This destination, offers its visitors an array of attractions including the respected Soudha Bay War Cemetery, wonderful beaches and plenty of shopping opportunities.

At Sea
10/16/2020
10/16/2020

No information currently available.

Haifa
Suggested Private Excursion
10/17/2020 6:00:00 AM
10/17/2020 10:00:00 PM

Holy Land to three of the world's major religions, Israel has a great emotional and spiritual effect on its visitors through its magnificent religious shrines and tenacity of a nation that, against all odds, made the desert bloom. As a center of shipping, banking, foreign commerce and wholesale trading, Haifa boasts institutions for higher education and for scientific research, a theater, a concert hall, museums and places of culture and entertainment. The residential areas and major hotels are situated along the ridge of Mount Carmel, about 900 feet above sea level. Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum features the ship which ran the British blockade during the Mandatory period. Mane Katz Museum is dedicated to the world-renowned Jewish artist of the same name who left his home, paintings and other works of art to the city. Gan Ha-Pesalim, a lovely garden overlooking the bay, is home to over 20 bronze sculptures by Ursula Malbin. Elija’s Cave, known as the center of the prophet’s activities, is holy to Jews, Christians, Moslems and Druze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
10/18/2020 7:00:00 AM
10/18/2020

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
10/19/2020
10/19/2020 6:00:00 PM

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

Larnaca
10/20/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/20/2020 6:00:00 PM

Lanarca is renowned for it's pristine beaches. Some of the most famous beaches, including Phinikoudes, have water sport activities as well as fishing and boating excursions. Phinikoudes also boasts a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants on the beach front, which particularly gets crowded during the summer months. Lanarca is also an excellent snorkeling and diving location with some of the finest shipwrecks in the world.

At Sea
10/21/2020
10/21/2020

No information currently available.

Lindos
10/21/2020 12:00:00 PM
10/21/2020 10:00:00 PM

Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands at the top of sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Excavations at the beginning of this century brought to light a plaque inscribed by a priest of Athena in 99 B.C. listing the dignitaries who visited the Temple of the Lindian Athena - Hercules, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Alexander the Great and the King of Persia. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and a wide range of souvenirs.

Patmos
Suggested Private Excursion
10/22/2020 7:30:00 AM
10/22/2020 3:00:00 PM

This island is known as the site of the apocalyptic Revelations of St. John the Divine, written here during his exile from the Roman Empire. The cave where he lived is near the site of the Monastery of the Apocalypse. The Monastery of St. John, built on one of the island's highest points, houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its Treasury.

Suggested Private Excursions

Patmos- Patmos Island Tour (5 Hrs)

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/23/2020 10:00:00 AM
10/23/2020

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/24/2020
10/24/2020 5:00:00 PM

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Lindos
10/25/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/25/2020 6:00:00 PM

Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands at the top of sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Excavations at the beginning of this century brought to light a plaque inscribed by a priest of Athena in 99 B.C. listing the dignitaries who visited the Temple of the Lindian Athena - Hercules, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Alexander the Great and the King of Persia. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and a wide range of souvenirs.

At Sea
10/26/2020
10/26/2020

No information currently available.

Suez Canal
10/27/2020
10/27/2020

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Eilat
10/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
10/28/2020


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Eilat
10/29/2020
10/29/2020 6:30:00 AM


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Petra (Aqaba)
10/29/2020 8:00:00 AM
10/29/2020

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Petra (Aqaba)
10/30/2020
10/30/2020 9:00:00 PM

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

At Sea
10/31/2020
10/31/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/1/2020
11/1/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/2/2020
11/2/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/3/2020
11/3/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/4/2020
11/4/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
11/5/2020
11/5/2020

No information currently available.

Muscat
11/6/2020 8:00:00 AM
11/6/2020 6:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Dubai
11/7/2020 5:00:00 PM
11/7/2020

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai
11/8/2020
11/8/2020

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

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Cruise port, security and handling fees of $2597, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
9/20/2020
Number of Nights
49
Cruise Inclusions:
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  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
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  • Optional shore excursions
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