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Mediterranean Empires with Venice

Nieuw Amsterdam • Fly from Heathrow

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The ancient kingdoms of the Mediterranean await…

Embark in Venice and cruise east to skirt the coasts of Greece and her islands, whose historic cities tell tales of ancient times. Explore the famous ruins of Olympia, stroll among the wonders of the Acropolis in Athens, see where East meets West in the former Roman city of Constantinople, before discovering the glorious Venetian architecture of Korcula. Complete your holiday with a two-night stay in the timeless city of Venice, where the Byzantine and gothic style palaces and the Palladian churches illustrate the grandeur of Venice’s past.

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And on your cruise…

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

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09/07/2020 UK-Venice, Italy

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Venice where you embark Nieuw Amsterdam.

Depart 1600.

Venice Veneto Italy Europe

10/07/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

11/07/2020 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Katakolon is the gateway to the ruins of Olympia, where the ancient games began in around 776BC. The modern Olympic flame is lit here every four years, before beginning its journey to the host nation.

Katakolon Greece Europe

12/07/2020 Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

Head to the bustling capital to follow in the footsteps of the Ancient Greeks, see the incredible architecture of the Acropolis and discover more about Greek mythology in the fascinating museums.

Piraeus Attica Greece Europe

13/07/2020 Cruising The Dardanelles

13/07/2020 Istanbul, Turkey

Arrive 1600 on July 13. Depart 1600 on July 14.

Past and present, and East and West collide in the former Roman city of Constantinople. Balanced on the threshold between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city bursting with life and colour. Discover the fabulous architecture, from its distinctive mosques to the ancient city walls, and spend a few lira in the enticing bazaars.

Istanbul Marmara Turkey Europe

15/07/2020 Mykonos ⚓, Greece

Arrive 1200. Depart 1800.

The island is characterised by brilliant blue-domed roofs on whitewashed churches, and windmills that slowly spin in the breeze. Spend the afternoon roaming the labyrinth of streets designed to foil pillaging pirates in times of yore.

Mykonos Mikonos South Aegean Greece Europe

16/07/2020 Rhodes, Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Once the site of the fabled Colossus of Rhodes, there are still plenty of historic sites to see, including the Temple of Venus and a palace fortified by the Knights of St John.

Rhodes Greece Europe

17/07/2020 Souda (Chania), Greece

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

Chania, four kilometres from the cruise port of Souda, is Crete’s second-largest city and arguably its most attractive. Its most famous feature is the Venetian harbour with its distinctive lighthouse, built between 1320 and 1356. Visit the Maritime Museum or head to the Old Town to browse the impressive covered market.

Souda Chania Crete Greece Europe

18/07/2020 At sea

Spend the day at sea.

19/07/2020 Korcula ⚓, Croatia

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Arrive at the island of Korcula, Croatia’s sixth largest island. Explore the town that claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, which in medieval times fell under the rule of the Venetian Republic. You’ll see the glorious architecture dating from this period, including the walls that encircle the old town, the towers that defend it, and the Gothic-Renaissance cathedral.

Korcula Korčula Korcula Island Dubrovnik-Neretva County Dalmatia Croatia Europe

20/07/2020 Venice, Italy

Arrive 1000.

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. An overnight mooring means you can watch the sun set over this enchanting city.

Venice Veneto Italy Europe

21/07/2020 Venice, Italy

Disembark your ship after breakfast and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Carlton for a two-night stay with breakfasts included.

22/07/2020 Venice, Italy

Today is at leisure to continue exploring Venice. Perhaps 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.

23/07/2020 Venice, Italy-UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight and included UK 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.

Mediterranean Empires with Venice

Nieuw Amsterdam • Fly from Heathrow

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