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Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery

18 Day
Between Lisbon and Athens
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This handcrafted journey introduces you to the history and culture of the Portuguese, Moors, Spaniards, French, Romans and Greeks. Experience the treasures of the Mediterranean first hand and discover the dramatic beauty of ports big and small.
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* From price is for a 24 April 2020 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly from the UK to Lisbon for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports are available on application.

Day 2
Lisbon

Welcome to Lisbon, where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting from your crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Portimão

On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. The architecture is a blend of 19th and 20th century mixed with colourful modern constructions.

Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the pretty beaches of Praia da Rocha, go hiking or kayaking.

Freechoice

Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Seville

On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

Freechoice

Explore the monuments including the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

Enrich

Relish a private performance of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Seville

Explore Seville at your leisure today.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Gibraltar

At the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, the southernmost point of Europe, lies Gibraltar. This British Overseas Territory is strategically positioned at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules.

Discovery: The more active may take a guided Scenic Discovery bike or hiking excursion.

Freechoice

Set foot on the Rock of Gibraltar and see the cheeky Barbary macaques or tour the WWII tunnels and learn about the city’s defense system.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Málaga

Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Freechoice

Uncover the secrets of the historic city centre and the Picasso Museum or take a panoramic tour and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas Pueblo. Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery hiking or bike excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cartagena

A prized location for millenia with one of the world’s great natural harbours and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians and conquered by the Romans, leaving a wealth of ancient sites in and around the city.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion.

Freechoice

Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to 831AD. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Valencia

Boasting 300 days of sunshine, the contemporary architecture of Valencia is merged with more than 2,000 years of history.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion of the city.

Freechoice

Take a walking tour to discover the city or uncover the vibrant art and science scene. Food lovers will delight in a tasting tour of local cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Barcelona

Enjoy a full day to explore this colourful city at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Cassis

The coast of Provence boasts this small coastal fishing port in the heart of the glamorous French Riviera.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion or hiking tour along the coast and around Cassis.

Freechoice

Uncover the secrets of Cassis on a walking tour or visit nearby Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Cézanne. Alternatively, explore the city of Marseille.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Monte Carlo

Experience the glamour and wealth of the Principality of Monaco and the jewel in the crown, Monte Carlo.

There is plenty of free time this afternoon to wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

Freechoice

Discover Monte Carlo including the State Apartments or explore the medieval village of Èze.

Enrich

Be treated to an exclusive classical concert in the opulent Salle Garnier auditorium, at the prestigious Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Portovenere

The entry point to the colourful villages of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere is also one of the ports of the World Heritage-listed ‘Bay of Poets’.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

Freechoice

Take a walking tour to discover the port of Portovenere or explore one of the Cinque Terre villages.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Amalfi

Italy’s World Heritage-listed Amalfi Coast is an extraordinarily stunning Mediterranean landscape where great mountains plunge into the sea and the azure waters are sparkling and clear.

Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

Freechoice

Let your local guide introduce you to the small village of Amalfi or discover colourful Positano. Alternatively, visit historic Ravello and admire the sweeping views over the coastline, or explore the Emerald Grotto.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Messina

The city of Messina is the gateway to the treasures of the island of Sicily with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop.

Freechoice

Acquaint yourself with the city on a guided walking tour or discover enchanting Taormina and visit the impressive Greek Theatre. Alternatively, explore Mount Etna.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
At sea

Take a cooking class in Scenic Epicure, a yoga class in the studio or relax on your verandah, taking in the views as your butler serves afternoon tea to your suite, the choice is yours.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Santorini

A former volcano, Santorini’s cliffs soar out of the sparkling waters of the ancient caldera, contrasting with whitewashed buildings and blue domed roofs.

Discovery: If you’re feeling active, take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak around the craggy coastlines of the island or spend time at the beach with a chef-prepared picnic.

Freechoice

Explore the ancient site of Akrotiri, or take an exciting jeep adventure tour. Alternatively, visit picturesque Oia or sail the caldera in a catamaran.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Athens > UK

The ancient and modern city of Athens signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals included: Breakfast
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