Luxury Journey Around the Mediterranean vacations

Journey Around the Mediterranean

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Set sail on a captivating cruise adventure that weaves the historical charm of Athens with the serene beauty of the sparkling Mediterranean. This journey invites you on an exciting exploration that’s as culturally enriching as it is luxurious.

Your adventure begins in the heart of Athens at the King George Hotel, where the echoes of ancient history meet modern luxury. Here, you’ll uncover the city’s storied past with a private history tour and savor the authentic flavors of Greek cuisine on a delightful food walking tour.

Then, step aboard the Seabourn Sojourn, your home for an exquisite Mediterranean cruise. In your Ocean View suite, you’ll travel in style to mesmerizing destinations, each with its own unique story and charm. From the hidden fortress town of Monemvasia to the architectural wonders of Valletta, and the tranquil beauty of Mgarr, every port of call invites you to immerse yourself in its unique culture and scenery.

Your journey culminates in the vibrant city of Barcelona, where you’ll stay at the elegant Mandarin Oriental. Here, explore the artistic masterpieces of Park Güell and bask in the glow of the setting sun on a sailing experience along the coast.

Experience the Mediterranean through this bespoke journey of discovery, connection, and remarkable moments. This customized odyssey flawlessly blends the region’s essence with high-end travel, creating a voyage you’ll never forget.

*Please note this itinerary and its starting price is based on a Seabourn sailing taking place from 5th-15th June 2024. Other Seabourn cruises are available; simply speak to our luxury travel experts to find out more.

In detail

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Day 1-2 Athens

Begin your Mediterranean odyssey in Athens, the cradle of civilization, with a stay at the illustrious King George Hotel. This hotel, a synthesis of regal history and contemporary luxury, is ideally situated to explore the city’s vibrant heart.

Your journey through Athens starts with a full-day private tour, led by an expert guide. Delve deep into the city’s ancient roots as you wander through the Acropolis, stand in awe before the Parthenon, and stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood. Uncover hidden treasures and stories that bring the city’s mythology to life.

In the evenings, embark on a culinary adventure with an authentic Greek food walking tour. Navigate through bustling markets, savoring traditional dishes like moussaka and baklava. Engage with local chefs and artisans, understanding the soul of Greek cuisine. This experience is not just about tasting but also about connecting with the rich cultural and gastronomic heritage of Athens.

Day 1-2 Athens

Day 2-12 Seabourn Cruise

Aboard the intimate Seabourn Sojourn cruise ship, your floating haven for the next ten days. This ship is limited to just 229 guests, so you can expect unparalleled service. From dining on delicious cuisine and catching world-class shows to joining enriching activities, experience it all while cruising to new destinations daily.

Your lavish accommodations onboard will be an Ocean View Suite spanning 295 sq ft. Greet shoreside vistas from the living and dining area, or relax in the queen bed, appreciating the refined touches throughout your home on the sea. With ample space and amenities, your suite provides a luxurious oasis between some of the Mediterranean’s most captivating destinations.

Day 2-12 Seabourn Cruise

Monemvasia, Greece

Your first port of call is the enchanting fortress town of Monemvasia, Greece. This medieval island city appears to dramatically emerge from the Aegean Sea. Though connected to mainland Greece by a causeway, this great rocky outcrop maintains the allure of an island.

Once famed for producing Malmsey wine during the Middle Ages, Monemvasia remains a rugged and romantic retreat. The city’s cobbled streets and Byzantine churches offer a journey through the past. Explore the fortress’ walls and discover hidden cafes, with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea as your backdrop.

 

Monemvasia, Greece

Valletta, Malta

Sail to Valletta, Malta’s storied capital. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a treasure trove of baroque buildings, historical sites, and vibrant street life.

Malta’s rich history unfolds in its architecture. The capital still displays the legacy of the medieval Knights of St. John, seen in masterpieces like St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grand Masters Palace.

For courageously resisting WWII German occupation, Malta was awarded the George Cross. Now independent since 1964, Malta continues to captivate with its war-worn fortifications still guarding the island’s magnificent harbors.

Valletta, Malta

Mgarr (Victoria), Gozo, Malta

Experience the serene beauty of Mgarr (Victoria) on the island of Gozo. This port isn’t often visited by cruise ships – more likely fishing boats and private yachts – such is the added luxury of Seabourn cruises. Uncover Gozo’s rich history, explore the Ggantija Temples, and enjoy the island’s unspoiled beaches and charming villages.

Known for its ancient temples and beautiful landscapes, nearby Mgarr offers a tranquil escape. It boasts elaborate churches, adorned with intricate carved stone, giving you a glimpse into the village’s history.

Mgarr (Victoria), Gozo, Malta

Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy

Nestled on Sicily’s eastern shores near Messina, the harbor at Giardini Naxos offers easy access to the island’s dazzling ancient ruins and natural wonders.

The nearby cliffside town of Taormina captivates with its seaside Greco-Roman temples, streets, and grand amphitheater – making it one of Italy’s foremost archaeological sites. Enjoy a stroll through Taormina’s vibrant streets, lined with boutiques and cafes.

For beachgoers, Giardini Naxos itself charms with the lovely sands at Lido Europa. And adventurous travelers can climb Mount Etna to observe the active volcano’s awe-inspiring power up close.

Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Italy

Ile-Rousse, Corsica, France

Your journey continues to Ile-Rousse in Corsica, France, a gem with sandy beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. Discover the town’s bustling market, stroll along the marina, and explore the rugged, mountainous interior of the island, offering stunning scenery and unique cultural experiences.

In the hushed main square, 120-year-old palms shade locals playing petanque. Explore inland through Corsica’s rough maquis backcountry – the fictional refuge of The Corsican Brothers.

Whether basking in historic charm or venturing into the wild interior, L’Ile-Rousse encapsulates Corsica’s diverse allure.

Ile-Rousse, Corsica, France

Toulon, France

Next, explore Toulon, a city rich in maritime history and the gateway to the French Riviera.

Narrow lanes and quaint squares dotted with fountains characterize the atmospheric Old Town by the waterfront. Visit the naval museum, and enjoy the region’s famed cuisine. Take the cable car up Mont Faron for panoramic views, bypassing the winding road infamous amongst cyclists.

Toulon’s vibrant port and Provençal culture provide a captivating insight into French Mediterranean life.

Toulon, France

Palamos, Spain

The final stop is Palamos, Spain, a picturesque coastal town in Catalonia, located at the foot of the mountain’s on Spain’s rugged Costa Brava. This destination boasts seven superb beaches, as well as some historic hot-spots such as the Church of Sant Esteve, a 16th-century cathedral and Iberian archeological remains from the year 6 BC.

Known for its fishing heritage, Palamos offers pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a taste of authentic Spanish life. Sample the local seafood, explore the winding streets, and soak in the Mediterranean sun.

The ship will drop you in Barcelona on the last day of the cruise, for the next part of your Mediterranean adventure.

Palamos, Spain

Day 12-14 Barcelona

Your journey culminates in the dynamic and artistic city of Barcelona, staying at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental. This haven of sophistication blends the essence of Barcelona’s artistic spirit with the utmost luxury and comfort. Discover the city’s architectural marvels with a private tour of Park Güell, Gaudí’s fantastical park where whimsy and nature merge in a colorful mosaic landscape. Wander amidst its serpentine benches and gingerbread-like houses, gaining insights into Gaudí’s visionary mind.

Enhance your Barcelona experience with a sunset sailing adventure along the city’s stunning coastline. Feel the Mediterranean breeze as you gaze out at the Barcelona skyline, illuminated by city lights. As the sun dips below the horizon, the city’s lights begin to twinkle, providing a magical backdrop to your sailing journey. This moment, a blend of tranquility and beauty, is the perfect culmination of your luxurious Mediterranean adventure.

Day 12-14 Barcelona
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