Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Medley
From €1359pp including flights
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Athens
- Departure Date
- 03 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
- 7 Nights
- Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, France
- From €1359pp including flights
Ports of call: Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Santorini, Greece | Kotor, Montenegro | Sicily (Messina), Italy | Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii) | Barcelona, Spain
Fly from Dublin to Athens and board the Emerald Princess for a 7 night cruise to Greece, Montenegro, Italy and Spain.
In Athens, the past maintains a vibrant presence in the cradle of Western civilization. Atop the Acropolis, the serene Parthenon sails above the commotion of the modern city. The tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in the Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. On Pnyx Hill, citizens of a fledgling democracy gathered to cast their votes on Athens' destiny.
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.
On Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to vertiginous cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveler with unforgettable vistas.
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.
Messina has played a major role in European history since its founding as a Greek colony in the 8th century B.C. During the Roman Empire, the city was a major port and commercial center, during the Middle Ages, Messina was the major port of departure for Crusaders. Messina is also your gateway to the rugged beauty of southeast Sicily, from the seaside resort of Taormina to Mt. Etna.
Italy's third-largest city, Naples is a bustling metropolis famed for it stately buildings, crowded streets, pizza - and notoriously bad traffic. However, this beautiful city is rich in centuries-old culture and customs. Naples is also your gateway to the Isle of Capri, the fabled Amalfi Coast and the ruins of Pompeii, buried in ash by the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. In Barcelona, board your homeward flight to Dublin in Rome.
Sat, Aug 3rd: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Sun, Aug 4th: Santorini, Greece
Mon, Aug 5th: At Sea
Tue, Aug 6th: Kotor, Montenegro
Wed, Aug 7th: Sicily (Messina), Italy
Thu, Aug 8th: Naples, Italy (for Capri & Pompeii)
Fri, Aug 9th: At Sea
Sat, Aug 10th: Barcelona, Spain
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- Return flights and charges from Dublin
- Overseas transfers
- Pre-cruise hotel where flight time requires
- 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 €1879pp
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
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