Great Civilisations Mediterranean Discovery

Discover the Europe of your imagination and experience a moving ANZAC Day in Gallipoli on this luxurious 15 day cruise from Barcelona to Athens

15 Days
Barcelona to Athens
From (GBP)
£ 8,795
Dates & Pricing

2019 Barcelona > Athens

Sacred pilgrimage

This unique 15 day itinerary explores the north Mediterranean coastline following in the footsteps of some of the great conflicts of the French and Bonaparte, the Romans and the Ancient Greeks. Culminating in witnessing the moving ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli.
Journey along the Spanish, French and Italian coasts before arriving in the Greek Islands and Turkey. Along the way discover some of the most celebrated landscapes in Europe in complete luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
401M
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Athens

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board. Raise your glass and toast to the days ahead where many wondrous moments await. Please book flights to arrive by 12pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Monte Carlo

    Discover glamorous Monte Carlo, or explore the Medieval village of Èze.

    This evening wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Calvi, Corsica

    Lying on the northern coastline of the island of Corsica, this small port is waiting for you to discover its secrets.

    Discover this small port city on a walking tour or explore the well-preserved Sant’Antonino perched on a hilltop. Feeling active then join a local guide to hike the mountainous hinterland or take a guided bike tour.

    Tonight, explore the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Ajaccio, Corsica

    Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, or visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Alternatively discover Corsica’s wine making heritage. For a more active option, join a guided bike tour or hike the scenic coastal Route des Cretes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rome

    Marvel at the iconic Roman monuments including the Colosseum, or visit Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Alternatively, take a walking tour of the historic city centre. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sorrento (Pompeii)

    Visit the ruins of Pompeii, or take a guided tour of Sorrento. Alternatively, visit a local farm or explore the island of Capri.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Messina

    Take a walking tour of Messina, or visit enchanting Taormina. Alternatively visit Mt Etna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Messina > Zakynthos:

    Cruise the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and relax on board. You may choose to create an Italian masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. This evening explore the town of Zakynthos at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Zakynthos

    Take a tour of the town, or visit an olive factory and winery. Alternatively visit a traditional farm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Milos:

    Take a tour of the island and explore the volcanic rock formations. Alternatively take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion or sit back and relax by the beach. 

    Tonight be welcomed to Milos with a lively performance of traditional Greek dances.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Naxos

    Tour the island, or take a walking tour of the city centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Bozcaada Island

    Enjoy a walking tour of this colourful island, or discover historic Troy. Alternatively, explore the island by e-bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Canakkale

    Witness a moving ceremony paying tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I as dawn breaks over the Gallipoli peninsula. Alternatively take a tour of Canakkale.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Canakkale

    Visit the ANZAC battlefields and see the poignant memorials, historic monuments and key battle sites of the peninsula. Alternatively take a tour of Canakkale or a tour of the historic village of Cardak. For a more active option, join a guided bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Athens

    Disembark after breakfast. Athens is the end of your cruise but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
  • 100% spacious verandah suites
  • An exclusive Enrich experience in Milos
  • 42 Freechoice shore excursions in 11 ports
  • Discovery Leaders on board
  • Broad range of active discovery excursions
  • ANZAC Day Dawn Service
  • Explore by night at your leisure in six ports
  • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

Pricing & Availability