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Historical cities of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Athens

Dates:
15/4/2024
to  23/4/2024

9
days
8
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$8,270
What's Included

With featured guest Léonor de Récondo, writer and violonist, and Rupert McCall, internationally renowned Australian poet.

Between Greece and Italy, set off a board Le Bougainville for a cruise discovering two civilisations that have left traces of their intertwined presence in the Mediterranean. During an extraordinary nine-day odyssey, you will hear accounts of the history and secrets of the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy, with its ancient archaeological sites, Renaissance palaces, citrus perfumes and internationally recognised cuisine, will welcome you for a few days of unforgettable visits. In the southernmost part of the Boot, you will sail towards Sicily, the Puglia region and Calabria, with three ports of call. Stroll the paved streets with their unique charm in Syracuse, walk on the lungomare, the sea front promenade, in Reggio di Calabria with the majestic Etna as a backdrop, and travel through time and history as you discover the former Greek city of Gallipoli.

It will now be time to set sail towards Greece . The legendary Peloponnese will plunge you into the country’s tumultuous and glorious past. Nafplio is an opportunity to discover the mythical sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae, respectively a ancient theatre and a pre-Hellenic city, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Monemvasia, a gem breathing poetry and revealing its Venetian and Byzantine architecture, commingles with the hustle and bustle and charm of Gythio, which was a former seaport of Sparta then a Roman naval base. In Epirus, you will be transported by your exploration of Parga, bathed by the Ionian Sea, with its fortress, built by the Normans in the 14th century, overlooking the pretty fishing port.

 


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With featured guest Léonor de Récondo, writer and violonist, and Rupert McCall, internationally renowned Australian poet. A cruise between Greece and Italy, to discover some of the most beautiful sites on...


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Partner - Léonor de Récondo

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Partner - Léonor de Récondo

Léonor de Récondo

The Mediterranean Sea is our cradle of travel and beauty, it is also the place of escape and dreams. Many artists, since the Greeks and Romans, following the path of spices, have crossed it in search of a new art, a new technique. I suggest we stop for a few moments at the beginning of the 18th century and follow the ardent life of Ilaria, who was Vivaldi's pupil behind the walls of the Pietà.

Léonor de Récondo

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Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m²)

From AU$9,200

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m²)

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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(19 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m²)

Fully booked

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m²)

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Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m²)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m²)

From AU$24,720



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Complete your trip

Shore Excursions, Overlands & Pre/Post Programmes
To complete your voyage, PONANT can organise a range of shore excursions, pre & post cruise activities and packages, plus transfers.


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