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Ultimate Mediterranean Discovery 2021

16 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

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Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal
Welcome to Lisbon where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. (Dinner)

Day 2 Portimão
On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. The architecture is a blend of 19th and 20th century mixed with colourful modern constructions.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.

Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Seville, Spain
On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.

Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Tangier, Morocco
At the southern tip of the Mediterranean Sea lies Tangier. Guarding the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Tangier is Europe’s gateway to Africa. Influenced over its history by many cultures and civilisation Tangier is today a city undergoing significant development and modernisation.

Freechoice: Explore Tangier on a panoramic tour including a camel ride, or learn how the locals live during a visit to a local village for coffee and cake.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Málaga, Spain
Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and one of the oldest cities in the world.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.

Discovery: Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Cartagena
A prized location with one of the world’s great natural harbours and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians and conquered by the Romans, leaving a wealth of ancient sites in and around the city.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum.

Discovery: Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Soller de Mallorca
The township of Soller sits in a valley of oranges of ‘valley of gold’. Made up of narrow streets lined with traditional Mediterranean townhouses, Soller is a beautiful old town well worth exploring.

Freechoice: Discover the beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana as you tour the region, or explore Soller village on a walking tour. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to Barcelona where you have a full day to discover this fascinating city at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Saint-Tropez, France
Famous for its azure blue seas, stunning beaches and a rich connection with a cool local art scene, Saint-Tropez, at the heart of the French Riviera, is synonymous with images of Bridget Bardot and the international jet set of the 1950 and 1960s.

Freechoice: Join a walking tour of Saint-Tropez, the most celebrated city on the French Riviera, or drive to the unique marina village Port Grimaud, known as the ‘Venice of Provence’. Enjoy a panoramic scenic drive along the coastal road and take in the stunning views of rugged shores, sandy beaches and lush vegetation. Visit Gassin and a family run winery for a tasting of the local wines. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Monte Carlo, Monaco
Luxurious high-rise hotels, super yachts and beautiful people at every turn, Monte Carlo is Europe’s centre of elegance, glamour and opulent wealth

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Explore the old city of Monaco and Monte Carlo, or visit the medieval village of Eze. If you’re a fan of Formula One, take the opportunity to follow your guide and walk the track, visiting the famous Rascasse Chicane and the Top Car museum.

Discovery: Hike to Monaco Rock through the Old City.

Savour an exclusive classical concert in the Oceanographic Museum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Calvi, France
Recognised as the home of Christopher Columbus, Calvi, a small town on the north west coast of Corsica sits in an idyllic harbour, watched over by a medieval Citadel. Calvi is home to superb traditional cuisine, pure white beaches and a vibrant culture

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Learn of Calvi’s history on a walking tour through the narrow lanes and ancient ramparts, or explore the villages through the hinterland of the Balagne region and taste some of the local delicacies. 

Discovery: Hike through the abandoned village of Occi to see stunning views across the Bay of Calvi and out to the Punto di Spano (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Sorrento, Italy
A resort town with a huge reputation, Sorrento, is known as the land of lemons and orange groves, and the birthplace of Limoncello.  Gateway to the Amalfi Coast and perhaps the most stunning stretch of coast line to be found anywhere in Europe, if not the world, Sorrento is a bucket list stop.

Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Drive along the coast of Sorrento to the miraculous ruins of Pompeii, or relish the view as you take a funicular ride to the town of Capri. Choose to walk through the historical centre of Sorrento before cooling off with Sorrento’s favourite homemade ice cream, or experience a local farm in  the Sorrentine hills.  

Discovery: Enjoy kayaking in the Bay of Leranto, the heart of a protected marine area. Visit caves and spectacular cliffs with your guide. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Giardini Naxos (Taormina)
Taormina is one of Sicily’s most popular summer destinations, and the  gateway to the treasures of Sicily with Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, dominating the backdrop.

Freechoice: Delve into the Sicilian atmosphere of the classic film trilogy The Godfather, or explore the medieval centre of Taormina. Alternatively, drive to Mount Etna, Europe’s largestactive volcano. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 At sea
Spend a day relaxing on board and taking advantage of all the facilities of your floating resort. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Santorini, Greece
As part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is an island like no other. This volcanic island is home to white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches and offers stunning views across the turquoise waters.

Freechoice: Visit the picturesque village Oia and learn about the wine industry with a tasting, or see the black sand Perissa Beach and the enormous Mesa Vouno. Alternatively, explore the prehistoric city of Akrotiri with buildings 4,000 years old, or sail to thermal springs of Palea Kameni. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Piraeus (Athens)
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward. (Breakfast)

All This Included
Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain and Portugal and great coastlines of France and Italy.

Like the explorers of old, set sail from Portugal’s capital Lisbon and follow the Atlantic coast past the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean. Along the way you will discover stunning Seville, Italy’s Amalfi and Sicily. Every day will be filled with wonder and discovery.
  • 44 meals including 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
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