Mediterranean & Aegean Cruise
From €1254pp including flights
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Rome
- Departure Date
- 27 Jul 2019 - 03 Aug 2019
- 7 Nights
- Italy, Montenegro, Greece
- From €1254pp including flights
Ports of call: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Salerno, Italy | Kotor, Montenegro | Corfu, Greece | Crete (Chania), Greece | Mykonos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Fly from Dublin to Rome and board the wonderful Emerald Princess to cruise the eastern Mediterranean this summer.
Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications.
Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter.
Inhabited since antiquity, Salerno found its place as a Roman colony in 197 B.C. After the fall of Rome, a who's who of European kingdoms conquered the city including the Goths, the Byzantines and the Lombards. It's easy to see why. The warm Mediterranean sun and rolling hillsides beckon with new adventures and pinch-me-I must-be-dreaming experiences.
Hike the jaw-dropping Mount Vesuvius, feel the centuries unfold as on a guided walk through the amazing cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, or soak up the scenery with a cruise along the dazzling Amalfi Coast. Whatever you choose, Salerno offers precious memories that will last a lifetime.
Kotor lies at the head of Boka Bay. Bordered by towering limestone cliffs, the winding bay is actually Southern Europe's longest and most dramatic fjord. The port itself is a medieval gem: its narrow, asymmetrical streets are lined with ancient stone houses, old palaces, and churches dating from the 12th century. Kotor is also your gateway to the cultural and scenic wonders of Montenegro, from the old royal capital at Cetinje to the marshes and wildlife of Lake Skadar National Park.
The lush and verdant island of Corfu lies in the Ionian Sea, midway between Greece and Italy. The island has a long and colorful history. First colonized by the city-state of Corinth, Corfu has been ruled by the Romans, the Venetians, the French and the English. Corfu's old town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The Esplanade, planted with palms and eucalyptus by the French, leads to the English cricket pitch.
Weaving a tapestry of awe and wonder, Chania is a centuries-old mix of Minoan myths, well-preserved Venetian mansions, a mesmerizing Old Town complete with labyrinthine passageways, and atmospheric Kastelli Hill, once the site of a Roman acropolis.
Thanks to its proximity to the mainland, Mykonos was one of the first Greek islands to become an international travel destination. During the late '60s and early '70s, Mykonos was famed as a haunt for the rich. Mykonos town features hip boutiques, restaurants, jewelry stores, souvenirs, taverns and cafés. The island's famed windmills are found just south of the waterfront.
The past maintains a vibrant presence in Athens- the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. Then, there is the hustle and bustle of the modern city, a metropolis of 4.5 million that spreads out from the foot of Mt. Lycabettus and across the plain. Packed with busy shops and lively tavernas, modern Athens is a colorful counterpoint to classical Greece. From Athens, board your homeward flight to Dublin.
Sat, Jul 27th: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Sun, Jul 28th: Salerno, Italy
Mon, Jul 29th: At Sea
Tue, Jul 30th: Kotor, Montenegro
Wed, Jul 31st: Corfu, Greece
Thu, Aug 1st: Crete (Chania), Greece
Fri, Aug 2nd: Mykonos, Greece
Sat, Aug 3rd: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- Return flights and charges from Dublin
- Overseas transfers
- 7 night cruise on board the Emerald Princess, in an inside cabin
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
- Upgrade to a balcony cabin from €1812pp
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
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