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Mediterranean in Depth

Barcelona to Dubrovnik
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBCBD18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 11 destinations
  • At the Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Fréjus, try your hand at the traditional game of pétanque
  • Sit down to a gourmet lunch at a traditional Tuscan farmhouse
  • Locally inspired dining – 50 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • 17 night cruise aboard the elegant MS Caledonian Sky
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team

Map & Itinerary

Europe map NOBCBD18 2021
Barcelona to Dubrovnik

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

In Barcelona, you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your ship. Your first night starts as it should, with sparkling and dinner on board.

Stay: 17 Nights, MS Island Sky

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps head inland via Languedoc’s wine country to spend time in Montpellier on a guided discovery. If you’d prefer to stay in Sète, why not join a cruise along the city’s canals or take a cycle tour.


This morning, from Sète, on France’s Côte d’Azur, set out on your chosen activity.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The fishing port of Cassis is an ideal stop-off before heading to the university town of Aix-en-Provence, for a full day exploring with a guide. Piece together the storied past of noble pavilions, cathedrals and museums, in this elegant city which made such an impression on the painter Cézanne.

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  • Lunch
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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In the Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Fréjus, try out the traditional game of pétanque, similar to bowls.


Discover the Roman history of Fréjus with a guide. Later, sail to Saint-Tropez and enjoy a late departure to explore.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Wake in the town of Antibes, for a morning of local discoveries. This French Riviera town was once home to the artist Picasso with a museum in his honour.


Detour via Antibes’ Provençal Market, before visiting nearby Nice or Cannes this afternoon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On the island of Corsica, the busy northern port of Bastia welcomes you today. This lively city has history at its core, you’ll learn on this morning’s walking tour. Later, in the Citadel, in the newer part of town, sample Corsican cuisine. Following lunch back on board, choose how you spend your afternoon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy’s signature landmarks. Beyond this distinctive 14th-century bell tower with its world-famous tilt, the historic university city of Pisa is packed with charm highlights to explore.


From the Tuscan port of Livorno, you’ll be treated to a special Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Portoferraio, the island of Elba’s charming capital. A drive takes you across the bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella, with a stop at the coastal town of Porto Azzurro, to explore its medieval fortress and harbour. Continue to a country farm for a wine-tasting paired with local produce.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, as you disembark in the Corsican capital’s natural harbour, Bonifacio’s clifftop citadel looks on from above. Once the home of the French General Napoléon Bonaparte, enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating Old Town, where medieval houses perch on limestone cliffs. Later, you are free to continue exploring as you choose.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

From Sardinia’s capital Cagliari, travel to Nora with a local expert to see the excavations of Nora and the Tower of Coltellazzo. Dating back to Phoenician times, get a feel for how this ancient civilisation once lived. Later, return to Cagliari for an afternoon’s guided exploration which includes its medieval walled Castello and the 13th-century Cagliari cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Step foot on the shores of North Africa this morning, with a guided discovery of the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Here, medinas, museums and souks all nod to this sprawling city’s Islamic heritage layered with a history of colonisation. Break for lunch back on board, before you head to the coastal clifftop village of Sidi Bou Said, to wander cobbled streets and take in glittering Mediterranean views.

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  • Dinner

In Trapani, set out for the medieval mountain town of Erice, with a visit to Sicily’s most famous pastry shop. Further on in Saline, see the region’s salt flats and Salt Museum, with a stop for lunch at Trattoria del Sale. Then onwards to the port of Mazaro del Vallo.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of Corfu in Greece.

Spend the day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta. Disembark for a guided discovery of Malta’s tiny capital Valletta. You’ll hear about Anzac history, finding traces of World War I’s legacy throughout the city. Lunch is back aboard before time in Valletta to soak up Maltese culture.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps first visit the Archaeological Park Neapolis, before moving on to the isle of Ortigia, to explore Syracuse’s historic centre. Then, over lunch at a local restaurant, decide how you’ll spend the rest of today. Or take the hour-drive to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque style for a tour, with a trip to the fishing village of Marzamemi.


In Syracuse, choose how your day evolves with a number of experiences on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

The city of Taormina was founded in the 4th century BC and perches spectacularly on a mountainside. Discover this beautiful area, filled with noble palaces and a Greek amphitheatre. Or, head to Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, which you’ll reach via tiny villages and lunch at a local winery, handed down through generations.


In Sicily, head to either Taormina or Mount Etna.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Calabria’s ancient port of Crotone today. Later, drive to Santa Severina, to discover one of Italy’s prettiest towns with a guide. On your return to the ship, stop off for a wine and local produce tasting at Ciro vineyard, known for its Calabrian wine.

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Aerial view over Nafplio, in Greece.

From Otranto, transfer to Lecce, a city renowned for its beauty. With a guide, explore the city’s architectural styles, from Roman to baroque. After lunch back on board, choose how you spend your time in Otranto.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Dubrovnik where we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

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