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Mediterranean Delights: Greece, Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain - 2021

Athens • 14-night expedition cruise to Nafplion, Monemvasia, Gythion, Pylos, Katakolon, Giardini Naxos/Taormina, Lipari, Castellamare/Pompeii, Porto Vecchio, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Sète • Barcelona
  • DISCOVER THE MEDITERRANEAN ON THE INAUGURAL SEASON OF THE OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEAN CRUISING EXPEDITION VESSEL
  • JOURNEY TO CARCASSONNE, FRANCE — THE LARGEST AND BEST PRESERVED FORTIFIED MEDIEVAL TOWN IN EUROPE
  • VISIT TAORMINA, THE GEM OF SICILY, SPECTACULARLY SET ON A CLIFF WITH ASTONISHING VIEWS OF MOUNT ETNA
  • EXPLORE MONTE CARLO, THE PLAYGROUND OF WELL-HEELED EUROPEANS THAT HAS BEEN RULED BY THE GRIMALDIS SINCE THE 13TH CENTURY
  • ENJOY TWO DAYS IN ATHENS, THE SOPHISTICATED GREEK CAPITAL WHERE MYTHOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY COME ALIVE
DATES & PRICES
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$8,199
  • $431
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  • 19
    DAYS
  • 35
    TOURS
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Barcelona, Spain

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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING
  • This adventure is moderately paced.
  • We spend 14 nights cruising aboard the Ocean Explorer, 2 nights in a Deluxe hotel in Athens, and 2 nights in a Moderate Deluxe hotel in Barcelona.
  • Most sightseeing is done on half-day tours that conclude by lunchtime. There is one port at which we need to tender to shore.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • This is a tour for moderately active travelers. There are several walking tours throughout.
  • Footing can be uneven or challenging in some of the ancient sites we visit. The cobbled streets of medieval Old Towns will also require care.
  • Travelers must be able to climb in and out of our tender and, in one case, in and out of a small excursion boat.

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION
  • Most shore excursions, especially those at ancient and medieval sites and in rural areas, require walking on uneven terrain.
  • Shore excursions utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches. During the hotel-based land portion of this trip, a walking tour might leave directly from the hotel, or it too might utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches.
  • The tour along the Corsican coast past sea caves and cliffs utilizes a small excursion boat.

CLIMATE
  • Due to the climate, we advise you to pack sunscreen and moisturizer (in the amounts permitted by TSA regulations), and bring a hat and sunglasses as well. If you’re traveling in summer, be sure to bring very cool cotton or linen clothing.
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please use the chart on the "Before You Go" page as a general guideline and check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly.

Important Note: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

Please Note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

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