October 14-26, 2019
Tour Status - Available
Ancient cities preserve the best of both old-world and modern splendor, and sun-soaked countrysides produce some of the world’s best wines and foods. The worldwide reputation of the Mediterranean as a traveler’s delight is well earned. These shores are home to a myriad of enchanting ports, each with its own unique cultural grace and charm.
Lawrence is turning 80 on October 19th, 2019. Come, join this cruise and celebrate with him!
· INCLUDED Air Fare
· INCLUDED Unlimited Shore Excursions
· INCLUDED 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package
· INCLUDED Unlimited Beverages on Cruise
· INCLUDED Pre-Paid Gratuities
· INCLUDED Specialty Restaurants
· INCLUDED Transfers Between Airport and Ship
· INCLUDED Unlimited Wi-Fi
Oct 14, 2019 - Depart North America
Depart North America for an overnight flight to Athens, Greece.
Oct 15, 2019: Arrive Athens, Greece
Arrive and transfer to hotel for the night.
Oct 16, 2019: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Enjoy a city tour before boarding Regent Seven Seas “Voyager” for 10 wonderful cruising days.
Oct 17, 2019: Mytilini (Lesbos), Greece 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Officially named Lesbos, more often called Mytilini after its principal city, the island is the third largest in Greece, famed for its olive oil. Its undulating hills are said to support 11 million olive trees, which glisten silver in the sunlight, while the higher peaks are swathed in deep pine forests. It was the birthplace of leading figures in the intellectual world, such as Sappho, the world’s greatest lyrical poetess; Pittacus, one of the Seven Sages of antiquity; the poet Alcaeus and many, many others.
Oct 18, 2019: Istanbul, Turkey Arrive 8:00 AM
Once serving as the capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, Istanbul today offers impressive architecture, historic sites, dining, shopping, nightlife and exotic atmosphere.
Oct 19, 2019: Istanbul, Turkey Depart 1:00 PM
Spend time in the Old City to explore renowned places, like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
A special birthday party is planned for this day.
Oct 20, 2019: Mykonos, Greece 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Steeped in Greek mythological history, Mykonos was named after Apollo’s grandson, Mykons, and was the location of the grand battle between Zeus and the Gigantes. Today, this island is one of Greece’s most adored destinations due to its picture- postcard setting and growing nightlife. Mykonos is a superb example of Cycladic architecture, and by law even new buildings have to be built in the same style of whitewashed, organic, cube-like buildings. Be sure to plan a day trip to take in picturesque Little Venice, the unique Paraportiani church, and the archeological dig at Delos.
Oct 21, 2019: Cruising the Ionian Sea
A day at sea to acquaint yourself with the amenities. Watch the world go by, enjoy a coffee, or just watch people as they go by.
Oct 22, 2019: Naples, Italy 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Spend a day exploring the fabulous ruins of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum with their stunning temples, frescoes and mosaics. Explore fascinating Naples and its famed museums, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri.
Oct 23, 2019: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Whether enjoying the street performers at the Spanish Steps and people-watching over a fine glass of wine in colorful Trastevere, or taking in the historical and architectural glory that is Rome, visitors are spoiled for choice in this truly Eternal City. St. Peter’s Basilica is a full-day outing, featuring the Sistine Chapel and panoramic city vistas for those willing to climb to the top of the dome. Other landmarks not to miss include the renowned Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, and Aventine Hill, which provides you with a grand view of the imposing remains of the Imperial Palaces and the Circus Maximus, of Ben Hur fame.
Oct 24, 2019: Monte Carlo, Monaco 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tiny, but packed with fun, Monte Carlo offers a wonderful combination of history, beauty, entertainment and leisure. The wealthiest spot in Monaco, Monte Carlo is an enchanting place, known as the international capital of luxury and for its celebrity-sightings, casinos and nightlife. Yet the old world shines through in its art and architecture. Palaces, cathedrals and museums dot this small municipality in an old town full of rich history. Be sure to catch the once-daily changing of the guard, then tour the public areas at the Palais du Prince, home to the royal family, whose most famous resident was famous actress Grace Kelly.
Oct 25, 2019: Provence (Marseille), France 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Located in southeastern France, today’s Marseille is a far cry from the sleepy villages it once inspired in Cézanne’s paintings. With more than a million people, the city remains the cosmopolitan and exuberant capital of southern Europe, with its picturesque Old Quarter, lively sidewalk cafes and shops, and Romanesque-Byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, overlooking the steep cliffs and offering a bird’s eye view of the city’s colorful “quartiers” stretching down toward the sea.
Oct 26, 2019: Barcelona, Spain Disembark 7:00 AM
All too soon, your wonderful cruise comes to an end. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to North America.
Why not extend your vacation with an overnight stay in Barcelona?
Ask about adding the Italian Villa at the end of the cruise. CLICK HERE for details.