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2018 2019
FROM $ 2,959 per person

Exclusive cruise: Mediterranean Colors through Sicily, Greece, the Corinth Canal and Cyprus

10 Days - CLA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

CATANIA - KATAKOLON - ITEA - Corinth Canal - PIRAEUS - SANTORINI - RHODES - LIMASSOL - LARNACA

Go on an exclusive cruise to discover the Mediterranean through Sicily, Greece and Cyprus through the fabulous Corinth Canal. This unique itinerary will immerse you in the heart of ancient Greece and Sicily. Two excursions are offered in Delphi and the Archaeological Park of Paphos, this for sure an opportunity not to be missed!

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Original and exclusive itinerary
  • Unforgettable passage through the Corinth Canal
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Delphi, legendary relics of ancient Greece
    • Paphos and its archaeological park
  • Crossing the Mediterranean
  • From Sicily to Cyprus, bask in the ancient treasures of Greece
  • Great discoveries:
    • The charm of Sicily and the power of Mount Etna, the island's symbol
    • The ancient Greek sites, masterpieces of world history
    • Santorini, a small corner of paradise
    • Rhodes, once the site of the great Colossus of Rhodes 

Cruise

Day 1

CATANIA

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board this evening. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 2

CATANIA (Sicily)

In the morning, join us for a tour of Catania. Located on the banks of the Ionian Sea and dominated by Mount Etna, you'll discover vast squares, wide streets and lava rock buildings in this splendid city. Its historical and artistic heritage is just waiting to be discovered.
This afternoon, join us for an excursion to "The Cyclopean Coast,” a fantastic mix of legends and history. Our first stop will be Aci Trezza, a small fishing village known for the three tall, column-shaped islands right off its coast. In Homer's Odyssey, Cyclops Polyphemus hurled these large boulders at Ulysses' vessels. After a stroll through seaside village, we'll head to Aci Castello. From a panoramic observation point, you'll be able to admire the lava rock castle perched above the sea. We'll then continue on to Acireale, an elegant baroque town at the foot of Mount Etna. You'll discover the historical heart of the town and its lava rock architecture.
OR join us on an excursion to Mount Etna (lunch included)(1). We'll set out to visit one of the most famous volcanos in Europe. Century after century, the eruptions have modified the slopes of the mountain, forming unique sculptures of lava and ice. Our coach will climb the mountain to the Sapienza refuge, at about 6,234 feet high (1,900 m.). From there, we'll continue our ascent by aerial tram and then in a four-wheel drive bus to the "Tower of the Philosopher.” From the ancient and monumental "Valle de Bove” caldera, you'll take in the superb view across the valley to the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 3

At sea

We'll spend the entire day at sea.

Day 4

KATAKOLON (Greece)

In the morning, we'll set out on a tour of Olympia, the birthplace and host of the Olympic Games beginning in 776 B.C. Running, wrestling, boxing and chariot racing were all once part of this legendary event. The Altis - the sanctuary to the gods - contains one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. Enclosed within the area are the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion, and the altar where the sacrifices were made. The museum presents some of the most beautiful objects and remarkable sculptures found in the ruins.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 5

ITEA - CORINTH

Join us for an excursion to Delphi (lunch included), a sacred site said to have been founded by Zeus. In ancient Greece, thousands upon thousands of pilgrims flocked here to hear the Oracle give her predictions. Although the Sanctuary of Apollo is arguably one of the most important historical sites in Greece, only the monumental pedestals remain today as silent witnesses to a lost grandeur. We'll visit the museum housing many of the important relics discovered in the area. Our tour will continue at Hosios Loukas, one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, which has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After our day, we'll begin to cruise to Corinth. Join us for an evening of entertainment.

Day 6

CORINTH - Corinth Canal - PIRAEUS

We'll spend the morning cruising, passing through the Corinth Canal. After a failed effort to build it in the 1st century, the project finally saw the light of day in the 1800s. It is 4 miles long (6.4 km) and 70 feet wide (24.6 m) at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships.
Our afternoon excursion will be a tour of Athens and the Acropolis. We'll explore the Acropolis, an ancient religious center in Athens including the Temple of Athena Nike and the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion. Of course, the Parthenon dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron, is not to be missed. After our visit to the Acropolis, enjoy a coach tour of the capital of Greece. Tonight's festivities will have a Greek flair!

Day 7

SANTORINI

This morning, join us for a tour of Santorini. Santorini's intrigue reaches deep into the past. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets, white eggplants, and its very own active volcano. The small island cradles a rich variety of landscapes and bright white village architecture. We'll stop at a local winery to have a taste* of the island's famous wine. We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Join us for an evening of entertainment.

Day 8

RHODES

This morning, join us for a visit to ancient and medieval Rhodes. We'll first visit the oldest part of the city, surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates. Strolling its hauntingly pretty cobbled lanes is an experience not to be missed. The Old City of Rhodes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, remains one of the most impressive places in Greece. Within the enormous castle "The Palace of the Grandmaster” are relics from the medieval period as well as ancient sculptures and beautiful 1st century floor mosaics brought to Rhodes from the island of Kos. A stroll through the castle will bring you through several thousand years of history. Our tour will continue on the Street of the Knights: Completely restored or preserved beautifully, it is lined by the buildings where holy warriors spent their time in prayer or military practice. Each building is an ‘inn' for each language spoken according to the knights' birthplace: England, France, Germany, Italy, Aragon, Auvergne or Provence. What we see now, though, owes much to Italian restorations during the 1930s. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Day 9

LIMASSOL

We'll spend the morning cruising.
This afternoon, join us for a visit to the archaeological site in Paphos. Kato Pafos Archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, with most dating from the Roman period. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. The remains of villas, palaces, theaters, fortresses, and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value. We'll visit the impressive, underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC and sporting a distinct Egyptian influence. Afterwards, we'll continue on to the coastal town of Yeroskipou and visit a Loukoum (Turkish Delight) factory for a tasting. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 10

LARNACA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

Departure 11/29/2018
Arrival 12/08/2018
FROM $ 2,959 per person
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - excursions mentioned in the program - travel assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfers - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Day trip to Mount Etna Olympia Delphi Athens and the Acropolis Santorini Island Rhodes Paphos
Classic

Full day excursion to Mount Etna

We’ll leave from the port of Catania for Mount Etna, one of Europe’s most famous volcanoes. Century after century, the eruptions have modified the slopes of the mountain, forming unique sculptures of lava and ice. Our coach will climb the...

Duration 7h30

Olympia

Departure by coach with your guides for Olympia, birthplace of the famous Olympic Games, whose watchwords were "physical and intellectual prowess, spirit of friendship and peace". First you will visit the Palestra. It was in the courtyard o...

Duration 4h30

Paphos

We’ll leave from Limassol by coach and head towards Paphos. On our way, we’ll stop off at Rotsa tou kalamara, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, a popular attraction because its status in mythology as her birthplace. We’ll then c...

Duration 5h00

Santorini Island

Santorini is the most famous of the Cyclades and also the most beautiful. Its earthquake crater is invaded by the sea, and the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. At the very top of the island you can make out dazzlingly white villages. The immense,...

Duration 4h30

Rhodes

The "island of roses" is one of the golden Dodecanese islands, which cultivate their originality: Hellenic in their soul, Byzantine in their memory, Oriental in their character and yet definitively Greek. Rhodes is an important cultural and...

Duration 3h00

Delphi

Departure by coach with your guides for the Delphi site. The site was dedicated to the god Apollo and characterized by the presence of an oracle, the Pythia, a young virgin installed on a tripod seat in an "oracular pit", just over a cleft...

Duration 10h00

Athens and the Acropolis

We’ll set off by coach with our guides for the Athens Acropolis, situated on a 150m-high rocky plateau and which in Ancient times was a vast sanctuary for the worship of the Goddess Athena and numerous other gods in Greek mythology. You will ha...

Duration 4h30
8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Catania The Cyclopean Coast Olympia Delphi Athens and the Acropolis Santorini Island Rhodes Paphos
Classic

Paphos

We’ll leave from Limassol by coach and head towards Paphos. On our way, we’ll stop off at Rotsa tou kalamara, also known as Aphrodite’s Rock, a popular attraction because its status in mythology as her birthplace. We’ll then c...

Duration 5h00

Excursion to the Cyclopean Coast

Join us for an excursion to “The Cyclopean Coast,” a fantastic mix of legends and history. Our first stop will be Aci Trezza, a small fishing village known for three tall, column-shaped islands right off its coast. According to Homer&rsqu...

Duration 4h30

Santorini Island

Santorini is the most famous of the Cyclades and also the most beautiful. Its earthquake crater is invaded by the sea, and the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. At the very top of the island you can make out dazzlingly white villages. The immense,...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Catania

Located on the banks of the Ionian Sea and dominated by Mount Etna, you’ll discover vast squares, wide streets, and lava-rock buildings in the splendid city of Catania. Its historical and artistic heritage is just waiting to be discovered. As w...

Duration 3h30

Delphi

Departure by coach with your guides for the Delphi site. The site was dedicated to the god Apollo and characterized by the presence of an oracle, the Pythia, a young virgin installed on a tripod seat in an "oracular pit", just over a cleft...

Duration 10h00

Rhodes

The "island of roses" is one of the golden Dodecanese islands, which cultivate their originality: Hellenic in their soul, Byzantine in their memory, Oriental in their character and yet definitively Greek. Rhodes is an important cultural and...

Duration 3h00

Olympia

Departure by coach with your guides for Olympia, birthplace of the famous Olympic Games, whose watchwords were "physical and intellectual prowess, spirit of friendship and peace". First you will visit the Palestra. It was in the courtyard o...

Duration 4h30

Athens and the Acropolis

We’ll set off by coach with our guides for the Athens Acropolis, situated on a 150m-high rocky plateau and which in Ancient times was a vast sanctuary for the worship of the Goddess Athena and numerous other gods in Greek mythology. You will ha...

Duration 4h30

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS La Belle de l'Adriatique

5 Decks

Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. 2018 PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM (subject to changes).

(1) Subject to favorable weather conditions. We recommend closed-toe footwear and clothes properly adapted to weather conditions.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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