Enjoy a full day exploring Valletta, Malta’s capital, with a guide
Spend a full day exploring Sicily, accompanied by an expert guide
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Welcome to Rome! We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Stay: Rome, Hotel Bernini Bristol or similarDaily :
After breakfast this morning, transfer from Rome to the port city of Livorno, which overlooks the Ligurian Sea. Board your ship and enjoy time to settle in. This evening, meet with your fellow guests during a welcome dinner on board.
Stay: 11 Nights, MS Caledonian SkyDaily :
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 an old country farm with ocean views to enjoy a wine-tasting paired with local Tuscan produce, including salami, cheese and cantuccini (almond biscuits). Later, return to your ship for dinner, as it sets sail for the French island of Corsica.Daily :
This morning, as you disembark in the Corsican capital’s natural harbour, Bonifacio’s clifftop citadel looks on from above. Enjoy a guided tour of Bonifacio’s fascinating Old Town, where medieval houses perch on limestone cliffs. Later, continue exploring this historic fortress town, once the former home of Napoléon Bonaparte, at your leisure.Daily :
Perhaps join a guide on a city tour, including the medieval walled Castello and the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Or, 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.
Arriving at Sardinia’s capital Cagliari, the choice is yours as to how your day unfolds.Daily :
Explore the Tunisian capital of Tunis on a guided discovery today Unearth the treasures of the city’s Bardo Museum, spanning civilisations. Visit the Heritage-listed maze-like Medina and enjoy a guided walk through its colourful, spice-laden souks. With a break for lunch back on board, you’ll then head to the coastal clifftop village of Sidi Bou Said, for glittering Mediterranean views.Daily :
Disembark in the sickle-shaped harbour of Trapani in Sicily. Today’s adventure takes you to the medieval mountain town of Erice. If you can drag yourself away from blissful sea and valley views, there’s a sweet treat in store at Sicily’s most famous pastry shop. Then continue to Saline where the region’s salt flats and salt mounds resemble snow. Visit the Salt Museum of Nubia and stop for lunch at Trattoria del Sale before setting off for the port of Mazara del Vallo, home to Italy’s largest fishing fleet.Daily :
Spend the day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta. Disembark for a guided discovery of Malta’s capital Valletta. You’ll hear all about Anzac history, finding traces of World War I’s legacy scattered throughout the city. In 1915, 57,950 service men from the Gallipoli expeditionary forces were evacuated to Malta, which earned the nickname the ‘Nurse of the Mediterranean’. Afterwards, enjoy lunch back on board, before making the most of free time to stroll through the streets of Valletta and soak up Maltese culture.Daily :
Either visit the Archaeological Park Neapolis, before moving on to the island of Ortygia, to explore Syracuse’s historic centre. Or take a tour of Noto, known as the capital of Sicilian baroque style, with a trip to the fishing village of Marzamemi.
In Syracuse, spend your day one of two ways.Daily :
The city of Taormina was founded in 4th century BC and perches spectacularly on a mountainside, filled with noble palaces and a Greek amphitheatre as its centrepiece. Or, Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano, which you’ll venture to via tiny villages and lunch at a local winery, handed down through generations.
Sicily’s dramatic landscapes are the perfect backdrop for today’s adventures. Will you head to Taormina or Mount Etna?Daily :
Learn how Calabria’s port of Crotone is also the site of the ancient Greek city of Kroton, where philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras set up a school in 530BC. Later, travel to Santa Severina, one of Italy’s prettiest towns overlooking the Neto River valley. Visit the Norman Carafa Castle, the cathedral, the Byzantine baptistery and explore the town. On your return to the ship, stop off at a vineyard famous for its Calabrian wine, Ciro. Join a tasting accompanied by typical Calabrian food.Daily :
Find yourself in the port of Otranto today, in the southern region of Puglia. From here, transfer to Lecce, a city renowned for its beauty. With a guide, explore Lecce’s flourish of architectural styles, from Roman to baroque. After lunch back on deck, discover Otranto, which gazes out over the Adriatic Sea. You might also like to take a dip at one of the beaches nearby.Daily :
This morning, disembark in Dubrovnik and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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