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Viking Ocean Cruises: Empires of the Mediterranean

A Luxury Cruise with savings of up to £500pp if booked by 31st March 2019!

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£3,490

CRUISE FARE INCLUDES...
  • Return travel from the UK, with no regional flight supplements from selected airports.+
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (subject to certain usage policies)
  • Complimentary enriching shore excursions in each port of call, led by knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks with on board dinner and lunch service
  • Complimentary 24-hour speciality coffees & teas
  • Specialty restaurants without extra charge
  • Complimentary self-service laundry facilities on multiple decks
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • All port charges & government taxes included
DATES & FARES...
Date Ship Fare from (pp)
06 Apr 2020 Viking Sea DV2 Deluxe Veranda
£4,190
15 Apr 2020­* Viking Sea DV2 Deluxe Veranda
£4,390
29 Jun 2020 Viking Sea DV5 Deluxe Veranda
£4,540
08 Jul 2020* Viking Sea V1 Veranda
£4,340
21 Sep 2020 Viking Sea ES2 Explorer Suite
£7,690
30 Sep 2020* Viking Sea DV4 Deluxe Veranda
£4,590
16 Oct 2020 Viking Jupiter DV6 Deluxe Veranda
£4,190
28 Mar 2021 Viking Sea V2 Veranda
£3,490
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9 nights • Various dates 2020-2021
Ten days. Nine magnificent destinations. One epic journey. Cruise the Adriatic and Aegean, taking in all the riches of this fabled region. On an exploration bookended by iconic Venice and Athens, discover the ancient ruins of Olympia and the Acropolis. Explore the medieval warrens of Zadar, Dubrovnik and Kotor. Delight in the beauty of Corfu. And for the first time, Viking takes you to Koper for an in-depth exploration of picturesque Slovenia.


Itinerary

Day 1: Fly UK » Venice, Italy
Fly from the UK to Venice, Italy. Embark your ship in the magical city renowned for its art, architechture and culture. Watch the sunlight dapple on the water as we ease our way through the archipelago. We remain docked here today, providing you with ample time to explore the city.

Venice

Day 2: Koper, Slovenia
Call on the Slovenian port of Koper, gateway to the unspoiled Istrian region. Your tour of this historic city reveals the rich architectural legacy of the Venetian Republic. In Tito Square, admire the Venetian-Gothic Praetorian Palace with its crenallated facade and the elegant Loggia where lively town debates once took place. Take the time to ascend the tower of the Cathedral of the Assumption for splendid views of the city and Gulf of Trieste.

Day 3: Zadar, Croatia
Explore remarkable Zadar, once an island separated from the mainland by a deep moat. The capital of independent Dalmatia for a millenium, Zadar's impressive city walls attest to its might. A walking tour leads you along a maze of cobblestone streets through its magnificent Old Town, a remarkable repository of red-roofed, medieval stone houses. During your tour, stop to admire its three stunning churches in bold Romanesque. Perhaps you'll also stroll the Riva, the picturesque seafront promenade where acoustical tubes embedded beneath large marble steps sing the song of the city with every lashing wave.

Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Where city meets coastline, you will sail to this beautiful 12th-century walled city in Croatia. And as it happens, George Bernard Shaw declared, "Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik." We think he has a point. Enjoy an entire day to take an inclusive tour with a drive high up to catch the magnificent views of the city and countryside. Or descend to the coast and enter the city on foot through the historic Pile Gate, passing by the Sponza Palace, the 15th-century Onofrio's Fountain and stop inside the Dominican Monastery to see Renaissance paintings. You may also wish to consider exploring the famed Dubrovnik Riviera with a cruise along the Lapad peninsula.

Dubrovnik

Day 5: Kotor, Montenegro
Spend the day traversing the medieval steets of this historic Montenegro town with a walking tour. Pass by Venetian walls constructed in 1420, en route to the Catedral of St. Tryphon, built in 1166. Notice its mismatched towers, the result of an earthquake and a budget too small to rebuild properly. Included on this tour is a visit to the Maritime Museum, which documents Kotor's heritage. As an option, venture to the small towns of Budva and Sveti Stefan, the latter once a hideaway for the rich and famous.

Day 6: Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece
Spend the entire day on the romantic island of Corfu, resplendent with charming pastel town houses and pristine white beaches. Our included tour takes us on a drive to Kanoni, where we will make a photo stop to view tiny Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery. Following the coastline through Garitsa Bay, you will reach the UNESCO Site of the Old Town. See the fabled Esplanade, one of Europe's largest public squares, and the Liston Promenade, once the exclusive preserve of the local aristocracy.

Day 7: Olympia (Katakolon, Greece
Visit the quaint Greek port of Katakolon, huddled around a pretty little harbour dotted with colourful fishing boats. During your visit, venture into the fertile valleys of the western Peloponnese to the legendary city of Olympia, classical birthplace of the modern-day Olympic Games on the slopes of Mt. Kronos. Walk among the ancient city's ancient ruins with an expert guide and historian, admiring the remains of temples, the Palaestra, or wrestling school, and the Gymnasium. You will gain insight into the very firsty Olympic Games at the fascinating museum.

Day 8: Santorini (Thira), Greece
Gliding toward a full day in Santorini, prepare for tis spectacular caldera and looming cliffs. Once anchored, embark a local boat for the island's main port of Athinios. On your included excursion, drive with a local guide to the top of Mt. Profitis, where you can take in spectacular views of the island, the Aegean Sea and the summit's monastery. En route to clifftop Oia, take in the beauty and charm of the countryside and traditional villages. Then enjoy time in the capital of Thira. Alternatively, visit the hot thermal springs of Palea Kameni island and enjoy the most remarkable swim of your life. Or, choose to visit a Greek vineyard for a tour and tasting.

Santorini

Day 9: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Today, you will have the pprtunity to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano as you enter the city's heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka district at the base of the Acropolis. Or as an potion, explore the interior of this UNESCO Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.

Day 10: Fly Athens (Piraeus), Greece » UK
Awake in Athens, where you will disembark your ship. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this historic city, or transfer to the airport for flight home to the UK.

T&Cs: On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. The up to £500 discount is considered a single offer. Offer expires 31 March 2019. *Itinerary runs in reverse on dates indicated. Airfare and airport-to-ship transfers are included in the price of your cruise or cruise and stay package. Should you decide to make your own air arrangements, you will need to also arrange for transfers. One shore excursion included per port as indicated (included); all others available at an extra charge. Depending on your stateroom category, shore excursions may be reserved beginning 90 days before your cruise sails. Not all excursions will be available for all sailings. Full details of the excursions available on your specific departure date can be viewed at My Viking Journey once your cruise booking has been made. Viking Cruises reserves the right to withdraw, change, and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, conditions warrant it. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (22 March 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. E&OE

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