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Greek Adventure with Lake Garda

Nieuw Amsterdam • Fly from Gatwick

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  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Uncover the wonders of ancient Greece

Discover the artistic influence of the Venetians on this cruise from Rome sailing to Greece and her picturesque islands, with stops in the historic ports of Naples, Kotor and Kusadasi, before arriving in Venice where an overnight stay gives you plenty of time to explore this fascinating city. Complete your cruise with a three-night hotel stay at Lake Garda where you’ll discover the astounding scenery of north Italy’s lake district is hard to beat.

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Room service
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

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01/10/2020 UK-Rome, Italy

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Rome. Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Nieuw Amsterdam.

Depart 1900.

Rome Lazio Italy Europe Civitavecchia

02/10/2020 Naples (Pompeii), Italy

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Naples, set on the coast overlooking the beautiful bay of the same name, is the most important port in Southern Italy. Even today, this hectic city retains its ancient Roman layout and there are many historic buildings to discover, including the oldest castle in Naples, Castel dell'Ovo – Egg Castle – built on an island, the cathedral and the huge Castel Nuovo, built in 1279-1282, in Town Hall Square. Perhaps join an excursion to the world-famous archaeological site of Pompeii, buried under pumice and volcanic ash for 1700 years when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. This preserved the buildings and many inhabitants in a frozen 'moment in time'. See shops, taverns and a covered market, but probably the most touching sights are the homes.

Pompeii Campania Italy Europe

03/10/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

04/10/2020 Thira ⚓ (Santorini), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

An optional tour shows you the magnificent Santorini landscape whose deep lagoon and unusual cliffs were the result of a volcanic eruption around 1500 BC. Perhaps visit one of the most photographed villages in Greece, Oia, where whitewashed houses and bright-blue domed churches cling to the steep hillside.

Thira Santorini South Aegean Greece Europe

05/10/2020 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Arrive 0700. Depart 1830.

Don't miss the chance to step back in time to the days of Antony and Cleopatra on a visit to Ephesus. It's home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Temple of Artemis – and the Library of Celsus.

Kusadasi Izmir Turkey Europe

06/10/2020 Iraklion (Crete), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Iraklion, by far the biggest city on Crete, is one of the five largest in Greece. See the port, arsenals and the Cathedral of St Minas. Visit the town centre, still surrounded by huge walls built by the Venetians and browse one of its lively markets.

Heraklion Heraklion Crete Greece Europe

07/10/2020 Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Arrive 0700. Depart 2300.

Piraeus has been the main Athenian port since antiquity, as Athens is the capital of the wealthy Attica region as well as the country. The city sprawls around a rocky hill called the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon Temple, dedicated to the city’s patron, the ancient goddess, Athena. The amazingly well-preserved Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus, also on the hill, is a 4th-century BC auditorium, built to hold 17,000 people.

Piraeus Attica Greece Europe

08/10/2020 Nafplion ⚓, Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Explore this beautiful town's medieval castles, Ottoman fountains and Venetian buildings during a walking tour of modern Greece's first capital. Stroll the cobbled streets to see the historic old town and the elegant Venetian fortress set on the top of the hill.

Nafplion Peloponnese Greece Europe

09/10/2020 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

You don't have to be a sports fan to be fascinated by the birthplace of the Olympics. The quaint fishing village of Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, where you can visit the original site of the Olympic Games and the ruins of the Temple of Zeus.

Katakolon Greece Europe

10/10/2020 Kerkira, (Corfu), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

UNESCO-listed Kerkira is the capital of the island of Corfu, but is also often called Corfu. The city was founded in the 6th century BC, and has been controlled since by Venetians, Ottomans, Romans, Russians and been a protectorate of the British, all of whose influences can still be seen here. Venetian forts dominate the city, and the characterful pedestrianised old town packed with elegant Italianate architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The British contributed the Palace of St Michael and St George, and the small palace of Mon Repos, summer residence of Corfu’s British governors until the Ionian islands were united with Greece and it was given to King George I of Greece. It was the birthplace of Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Kerkira Corfu Ioanian Islands Greece Europe

11/10/2020 Kotor ⚓, Montenegro

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

Discover the UNESCO-listed old town of Kotor, as you explore its labyrinthine medieval quarter, bustling market and beautiful Renaissance architecture. Kotor is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic and its architecture is heavily influenced by its past Venetian occupiers.

Kotor Montenegro Europe

12/10/2020 Venice, Italy

Arrive 1300.

A city built against the odds on water, Venice is a romantic’s dream come true. Its canals are a labyrinth of grandiose monuments, such as the Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge. Enjoy a stroll around St Mark’s Square or hire a gondola for a memorable trip along the two-mile Grand Canal, lined with breathtaking Renaissance architecture. An overnight mooring means you can watch the sun set over this enchanting city.

Venice Veneto Italy Europe

13/10/2020 Venice-Lake Garda, Italy

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Lake Garda to your hotel for a three-night stay on a half-board basis.


14/10/2020 Lake Garda, Italy

Desenzano del Garda is located on the southern shore of Lake Garda, and has a rich artistic, historic and archaeological heritage. Today enjoy an included tour of Lake Garda.


15/10/2020 Lake Garda, Italy

Spend the day at leisure.


16/10/2020 Lake Garda-Verona, Italy-UK

After breakfast, transfer to Verona airport for your return flight and included door-to-door travel service home.


Please note

⚓ Land by launch or tender. All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently. This cruise also operates on May 22, 2020. Cruise code: HA075.


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