Classical Greece and Southern Italy

Aerial view of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Exceptional small-ship cultural cruising combined with unforgettable city stays. 15 days, 3 countries, 4 hotel nights, 11 shore excursions, 4 ‘Only with Andante’ extras.

Reserve your space with a £750pp deposit available to book online or via our sales team. For online reservations a member of our sales team will be in touch to confirm the specific details of your cabin choice.

‘Only with Andante’ extras

  • A visit to the little-known ancient sanctuary of Eleusis, where the cult of Demeter and Persephone was centred
  • An extended tour of the Colosseum, including subterranean areas and Belvedere
  • A tour of both Rome’s ancient ports, Portus and Ostia Antica
  • Excursions led by an Andante Guide leader, expert archaeologists and academics to inspire and enlighten your visits

Please see the travel information tab for the different cabin types.

Themes

  • Romans
  • Great Cities
  • Cultural Excursion
  • Ancient Greek

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

Athens

Fly to Athens. Our exploration of this historic city begins with visits to the Athenian Agora, the social and political centre of ancient Athens, and the Roman Agora.

Day 2

Athens

No stay in Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis and its extraordinary temples, including the iconic Parthenon. In the afternoon, we visit the grand new Acropolis Museum, housing precious statuary from the ancient site.

Day 3

Athens

Join us on a guided visit to Eleusis, now little-known but in ancient times a religious shrine equal of Delphi, before embarking Aegean Odyssey in the nearby port of Piraeus.

Day 4

Sparta

A choice of shore excursions to legendary Sparta and the fortified town of Mystras or the spectacular Caves of Diros.

Day 5

Olympia

Walk in the footsteps of sporting heroes past in Olympia, home of the ancient games.

Day 6

Delphi

A further choice of shore excursions to the breathtaking site of the oracle at Delphi or the historic walled monastery of Osios Loukas, renowned for its Byzantine works of art.

Day 7

Corfu

Another choice of shore excursions to the elegant, myth-inspired Achilleion Palace or a tour of the highlights of Corfu Town.

Day 8

Dubrovnik

A walking tour is the best way to appreciate the stunning city of Dubrovnik, likened to ‘paradise on earth’ by George Bernard Shaw.

Day 9

Lecce

Yet another choice of shore excursions invites appreciation of the myriad architectural treasures of Lecce, or the traditional white-washed houses (trulli) of Alberobello.

Day 10

Taormina

From Catania choose an afternoon walking tour of Taormina, so renowned for its glorious ancient theatre, or an excursion to the impressive classical ruins of Syracuse.

Day 11

Pompeii

Both Pompeii and Herculaneum perished in the same calamitous Vesuvian eruption. You have the choice of which of these poignant sites to visit.

Day 12

Sorrento

A day at leisure in Sorrento.

Day 13

Rome

Disembark in Civitavecchia and visit Portus (Trajan’s Harbour), followed by an exploration of Nero’s palace - the Domus Aurea - and a walk to the Basilica of San Clemente.

Day 14

Rome

Explore ancient highlights including the Colosseum (with Belvedere and underground areas), the Imperial Forums, Trajan’s Column and the Pantheon.

Day 15

Rome

After a visit to Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome’s harbour city, transfer to Rome Airport for your flight home.

What's Included

  1. International flights and transfers
  2. Full board cruise accommodation
  3. Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner onboard
  4. Gratuities onboard
  5. Shore excursions in every major port of call
  6. The onboard enrichment programme, including lectures by internationally-renowned experts
  7. Quality hotels pre-and post-cruise
  8. Guided Andante Travels excursions and visits pre-and post-cruise with an expert guide

Travel Information

Cabin M
Standard Inside - £3,475

Cabin J
Standard Outside - £3,995

Cabin H
Premium Outside - £4,495

Cabin F
Deluxe Stateroom Outside - £4,995

Cabin MM
Standard Inside (Single) - £3,995

Cabin JJ
Standard Outside (Single) - £4,695

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2019 Tour Details

Mon 13th May - Mon 27th May

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£3,475

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£3,995

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