Ultimate Mediterranean Treasures

Follow in the footprints of the great civilizations as you uncover the true essence of the Mediterranean. With plenty of late evening departures you'll have time to explore at a leisurely pace.

21 Days
Athens (Piraeus) to Barcelona
From (GBP)
£ 10,395
Dates & Pricing

2020 Athens (Piraeus) > Barcelona

Tour Map
Tour Code:
D12M
Duration:
21 days
Departure City:
Athens (Piraeus)
Return City:
Barcelona

21 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Piraeus (Athens)

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

  2. Day 2 - Piraeus (Athens)

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the picturesque village of Oia and learn about the wine industry with a tasting, or see the black sand Perissa Beach and the enormous Mesa Vouno. Choose to see the islands volcanic history, or explore the prehistoric city of Akrotiri with buildings 4,000 years old. Alternatively, sail to thermal springs of Palea Kameni. Alternatively, tour the island and see some Santorini’s volcanic history and panoramic views.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking with a guide

    Enjoy time at leisure to explore by day and by night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Milos

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a tour of the island and learn the history, or take the opportunity to swim in one of the beautiful beaches on the island. Alternatively, visit some of the villages on the island and taste the local food.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak around the spectacular beaches, or hike along the western cost of Milos.

    Enjoy the atmosphere of this charming port after dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Chania

    Known as the Venetian harbour, Chania is located on the northwest coast of Crete.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the city of Chania on a walking tour and visit the Maritime Museum, or see the traditional villages on your drive to local olive mills for a tasting. Choose to learn the history of the island, or visit a farm in the Akrotiri where you will have the opportunity to make and taste unique Cretan cuisine. Alternatively, discover Cretan wild flora and fauna at the nature reserve before planting an olive tree, or explore mountainous villages on a jeep safari tour.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak as you paddle in the crystal clear waters of the Akrotiri Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Fiskardo

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    See all the highlights of the island of Kefalonia.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak or guided hike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kotor

    Startlingly beautiful, the Bay of Kotor has been inhabited since antiquity and is often described as the Mediterranean’s only fjord.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a guided walking tour of this world heritage listed city, or visit Perast with architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, before boarding a boat to Our Lady of the Rock island to visit the chapel filled with magnificent paintings by local Baroque artists. Alternatively, visit the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, and the village of Njeguši.

    Discovery

    Join a guided hike of the Kotor city walls to St John’s Fortress and be awed by the views of Kotor and Boka Bay.

    Time at leisure this evening to wander along the waterfront, before experiencing a folklore show on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Dubrovnik

    The historic walled city of Dubrovnik will be a highlight of your cruise. World Heritage-listed, it has remained largely unchanged since medieval times.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the historic city centre and visit some of Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks, or see the Croatian country side with a tour to the Konavle Valley, taste local wines and discover the tradition of silk weaving.

    Discovery

    Take a Discovery excursion by kayak and see the medieval walls from the sea, or walk the city walls, climb the Minceta Tower and hear fascinating stories.

    Enrich

    Be enthralled by a moving private concert set in a magnificent Baroque church in the historic precinct.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hvar

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion..

    Freechoice

    Visit World Heritage-listed Starigrad or explore the picturesque medieval centre of Hvar. Alternatively, visit a family owned cellar for an olive oil tasting and see the magnificent views from the Fortica fortress.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak and discover the beautiful surroundings of Hvar and Pakleni islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Split

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Step into the past as you explore the historic city of Split with your experienced local guide, or visit the UNESCO World-Heritage site Trogir, the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe. Alternatively, step back in time in the village of Stella Croatica and taste local delicacies. 

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery trek up Marjan Hill for spectacular views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Rovinj

    This fishing village on the Croatian Adriatic is famous for the St. Euphemia Cathedral, the highest church tower in Istria.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the well-preserved historic centre that started developing in the 3rd century, or visit the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula built at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome in the 1st century.

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak with a local or a guided bike tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Venice

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of Venice and explore some of its most historical districts, or experience a gondola ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Zadar, Croatia

    Explore the old town of Zadar complete with narrow cobblestone streets, quaint wine bars, a plethora of coffee shops and restaurants and hidden historical gems. Not as crowded as other Croatian cities, Zadar has a unique life and vibrancy of its own.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Learn the history of Zadar on a walking tour and visit the remains of the biggest Roman Forum in Croatia, or explore the waterfalls of Krka National Park. Choose to join a sailing tour of Zadar Archipelago or enjoy shopping through the markets to gather food for your cooking class. Alternatively, tour the island of Pag and its rich cultural heritage, or discover the town of Nin and taste some traditional Croatian wine

    Discovery

    Kayak down the rapids of the Zrmanja river, one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Dubrovnik

    The historic Old Town has remained largely unchanged since medieval times.

    Freechoice

    Discover the historic city centre and visit some of Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks, or see the Croatian country side with a tour to the Konavle Valley, taste local wines and discover the tradition of silk weaving.

    Discovery

    Take a Discovery excursion by kayak and see the medieval walls from the sea, or walk the city walls, climb the Minceta Tower and hear fascinating stories from your guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    Make the most of the amazing facilities of your luxurious floating resort, perhaps enjoy a Scenic Epicure class or relax on your verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Giardini Naxos (Taormina)

    Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations, and the gateway to the treasures of Sicily with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the historic city of Messina on a walking tour, or explore the medieval centre of Taormina. Alternatively, drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, or delve into the Sicilian atmosphere of the classic film trilogy The Godfather as you drive through this idyllic Italian isle.

    Discovery

    Explore the Alcantara Gorges and the Alcantara River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Sorrento

    A resort town with a huge reputation, Sorrento, is known as the land of lemons and orange groves, and is the birthplace of Limoncello.  Gateway to the Amalfi Coast and perhaps the most stunning stretch of coast line to be found anywhere in Europe if not the world, Sorrento is a bucket list stop.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Drive along the coast of Sorrento to the miraculous ruins of Pompeii, or relish the view as you take a funicular ride to the town of Capri. Choose to walk through the historical centre of Sorrento before cooling off with Sorrento’s favourite homemade ice cream, or experience a local farm in the Sorrentine hills.

    Discovery

    Enjoy kayaking in the Bay of Ieranto, the heart of a protected marine area, and visit caves and spectacular cliffs with your guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Portoferraio

    Portoferraio is the fabled landing spot of the Argonauts, whilst the island of Elba was home to Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the historic city centre on a walking tour or ascend the tallest mountain on Elba Island, Monte Capanne, and experience the unique ‘baskets’ while admiring the view of the Tuscany Archipelago. Alternately, explore Marciana Marina and Porto Azzurro.

    Discovery

    Admire the crystal clear waters on a kayak tour, or enjoy a bike tour of the north coast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Monte Carlo

    Spend the day and night exploring this glamorous enclave.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the old city of Monaco and Monte Carlo, or visit the medieval village of Eze. If you’re a fan of Formula One, take the opportunity to follow your guide and walk the track, visiting the famous Rascasse Chicane and the Top Car museum.

    Discovery

    Hike to Monaco Rock through the Old City.

    There is plenty of time to wander the elegant streets.

    Enrich

    Savour an exclusive classical concert from The Harpsody Orchestra, performed in one of the historic halls of the Oceanographic Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Saint-Tropez

    In St. Tropez, at the heart of the French Riviera, you will find picturesque pastel-colored houses, narrow cobblestone streets, and shady squares adding to the charm of this gorgeous city. Besides the mesmerizing azure blue seas, Saint-Tropez also boasts a verdant countryside typical of the Provence region.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Join a walking tour of Saint-Tropez, the most celebrated city on the French Riviera, or drive to the unique marina village Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’. Enjoy a panoramic scenic drive along the coastal road and take in the stunning views of rugged shores, sandy beaches and lush vegetation, or visit Gassin and a family run winery for a tasting of the local wines.

    Discovery

    Join an experienced guide for a coastal hike around Cap Camarat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Barcelona

    The bustling city of Barcelona 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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