ENCHANTING GREECE & THE AMALFI COAST

Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, and intriguing history. Capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for small cruise ship exploration. Enjoy the best of the region — from the ancient ruins of Sparta and Mystras to the pure indulgence of the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Information

JUNE 22 – JUNE 29, 2021

Price:
Perpetual members: from $3,079 pp (excl. airfares, taxes and fees)
All other passengers: from $3,179 pp (excl. airfares, taxes and fees)
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Price Includes:
$100 pp shipboard credit

Deposit:
15% per reservation
Final payment: March 15, 2021

Tour Features: Athens • Monemvasia • Gythion • Messina (Taormina) • Sorrento

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Highlights:

• View the extensive collection of artifacts at the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.
• Let your imagination go at the romantic ancient castles of Monemvasía.
• Relax with the locals on Ponza, where Romans vacation.
• Discover how history reveals itself in Taormina’s still-used Greek Theatre and its charming village streets.
• Steeped in history, Rome must-sees include the Forum, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, and Vatican City.

Itinerary

Tuesday, June 22

Athens, Greece

With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed.

Wednesday, June 23

Monemvasia, Greece

This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach.

Thursday, June 24

Gythion, Greece

Cheerful pastel houses are littered among intriguing whitewashed lanes and staircases. Playful sculptures welcome you to the harbor’s cheerful shops, coffeehouses, and waterfront cafés. This is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of rich coffee while you watch the world go by. You may also go exploring on an optional tour of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Friday, June 25

At Sea

Saturday, June 26

Messina (Taormina), Italy

The cobblestone streets of Messina, Sicily, are the perfect launching point for an optional visit to nearby Taormina. Stroll along flower-filled streets in search of a delightful lunch or an artist’s palette of colorful gelati. The ancient Greek Theatre is an ideal place to sit back and admire shimmering waters below and Mount Etna, languidly smoking in the distance.

Sunday, June 27

Sorrento, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Sorrento. Optional tours will take you to the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Torre Annunziata, or the 4th century B.C. city of Herculaneum. Perhaps your choice will be a boat ride to Positano, the legendary home of the Sirens. Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.

Monday, June 28

Ponza, Italy

Welcome to the island where real Romans go to vacation. Cars are scarce here and with only one main street and a casual, laid-back atmosphere, you will feel relaxed in no time. There is little shopping available here and simplicity of the island adds to its charm. Check out the Botanical Gardens or the Blue Grotto. Take the bus around the entire island, find a beach to enjoy or sit with the locals and watch the fishing boats come and go.

Tuesday, June 29

Rome, Italy

In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: skyscrapers, cafes, and boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history. A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins — the Colosseum, Forum, and Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coin toss promising your return to the Eternal City.

Accommodation Options

There are many accommodation options on the ship. Prices listed below do no include the $120 in additional taxes per person.

Category B: $3,179 per person (Regular Price)
Category B: $3,079 per person (Perpetual Member Price)
Category BX Deluxe: $3,379 per person (Regular Price)
Category BX Deluxe: $3,279 per person (Perpetual Member Price)
Category A: $3,479 per person (Regular Price)
Category A: $3,379 per person (Perpetual Member Price)

Category AX Deluxe: $3,679 per person (Regular Price)
Category AX Deluxe: $3,579 per person (Perpetual Member Price)
Category TX Deluxe: $3,979 per person (Regular Price)
Category TX Deluxe: $3,879 per person (Perpetual Member Price)
Suite: $5,379 per person (Regular Price)
Suite: $5,279 per person (Perpetual Member Price)