Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery

Uncover the history and culture of the Portuguese, Moors, Spaniards, French, Romans and Greeks during this 18 day Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery cruise.

18 Days
Lisbon to Athens
From (GBP)
£ 9,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Lisbon > Athens

Uncover the history and culture of the Portuguese, Moors, Spaniards, French, Romans and Greeks during this 18 day Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery cruise.
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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
D32M
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Lisbon
Return City:
Athens

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Fly UK > Lisbon

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 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.

    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.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Seville

    Explore Seville at your leisure today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 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.

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Málaga

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

    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

  8. 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.

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

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery bike excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Valencia

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

    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.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Barcelona

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Cassis

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

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Monte Carlo

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

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

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

    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

  13. 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’.

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

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. 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.

    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.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 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.

    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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. 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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