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Luxury

Shores of the Mediterranean with Athens & Tuscany

Athens to Siena
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Trip Code: NOBLAL15AS
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

On The Island of Corfu

Head to Ambelonas Farm to see its wine estate and enjoy lunch in a stunning setting.

The Corinth Canal

Traverse the narrow Corinth Canal, a feat only possible when travelling aboard a small ship.

Mediterranean Islands

Experience the best islands this region has to offer including Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 35 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe NOBLAL15AS Map 2020
Athens to Siena

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

Upon arrival into Athens, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. This evening during a welcome dinner, be treated to a fun and authentic dining experience.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Athenaeum Athens or similar

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You have the choice of seeing the Corinth Canal from above before you sail through it tomorrow, or alternatively learn the secrets of tasty Greek cuisine with a lively cooking class.


Embark on a city tour of Athens. After lunch, choose your sightseeing. The evening is yours at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
View through a narrow canal towards the ocean, Greece

Visit the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel situated high above the city. Here, see the incredible Parthenon, Propylaia, Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the New Acropolis Museum and view its magnificent galleries, including the Gallery of the Slopes, which houses finds from the ancient sanctuaries that were founded on the slopes of the Acropolis. Later, transfer to your small ship and after capturing a majestic sunset, commence cruising in the early evening, where you’ll transit through the Corinth Canal, only accessible by small ship. Later this evening, enjoy your first dinner on board your luxurious vessel.

Stay: Nine Nights, Le Bougainville

Cruise to Katakolon, where you will visit the site of Ancient Olympia, one of the venues used for the original Olympics. Once upon a time, it was a small regional festival in the 11th century, which was dedicated to the God Zeus. At the main site, you will see the main temple devoted to the god, featuring a statue made out of ivory and gold. A local expert guide will also show you around the gymnasium where the athletes trained, as well as the main stadium where the games were held. Afterwards, you will enjoy a visit to a farm for lunch and a wine tasting straight from the oak barrels produced on the estate. You will be able to wander the property and see the animals.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Ambelonas Farm, whose history dates back to the 1600s. Meet the estate’s owner, who will offer you an insight into the farm’s vineyard, then enjoy lunch within this stunning setting.


Disembark your ship and travel to the picturesque village of Gastouri, where you will visit the Achilleion Palace. Here, admire intricate statues of the nine Greek muses. You’ll also have time to explore the palace rooms and take in exceptional views of the Ionian Sea. Afterwards we have prepared a special lunch for you.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Make the most of your luxurious ship with a day at sea. Perhaps take in an informative onboard lecture, relax and unwind in the revolutionary Underwater Lounge, or make the most of the sunshine and dine al fresco.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend a full day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta’s Valletta. Disembark your ship for a city tour. After lunch back on your ship, head out on an Anzac history tour, finding traces of World War I scattered over the island. In 1915, 57,950 servicemen from the Gallipoli expeditionary forces were evacuated to Malta, which earned the nickname the ‘Nurse of the Mediterranean’. Tonight, step off the ship into the heart of town to absorb Valletta’s charm.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Travel to Modica, where you will embark on a walking discovery of the village. Conclude at the Cioccolateria Bonajuto, where you will sample some of the finest Italian chocolate. Afterwards you will have some free time to explore before returning to your ship. Alternatively, you can embark on a walking discovery of Ragusa, where you will explore its historic district, medieval streets, St George’s Gate and Pola square.


From Sicily’s Pozzallo, choose your sightseeing inclusion.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On the other side of Sicily is Palermo, one of the island’s most colourful cities. During a walking exploration, your guide will show you through the medieval quarters, the Spanish courtyards and the Arab-style street markets, where history, tradition and street food are mixed with voices of the locals. Continue through Cassaro and venture through narrow streets and ancient buildings to reach Norman Cathedral. Later, visit Palatine Chapel, dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle and famous throughout the world for its Byzantine mosaics. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to further explore.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Nuraghe, a settlement dating back to the Nuraghic era. Then in Barumini, visit the Casa Zapata Museum and Giovanni Lilliu Centre. Or travel to Nora with a local expert to explore the excavations of Nora and the Tower of Coltellazzo.


From Sardinia’s Cagliari, choose your morning inclusion. On an afternoon discovery, see the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, Poetto Beach and Molentargius Lagoon with its pink flamingos, before reaching the historic Castello district.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, arrive at the fashionable French island of Corsica. Enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Old Town, where medieval houses are perched on limestone cliffs.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a traditional Tuscan farmhouse that produces its own wine and olive oil, where you will sit down to a gourmet Tuscan lunch.


Disembark your ship in the Tuscan town of Livorno and travel to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, traverse the rolling hills of Tuscany on your way to your accommodation in Siena, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Siena, Grand Hotel Continental or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to San Gimignano for a sightseeing discovery, including a tasting at the world-famous Gelateria Dondoli, owned by gelateria master Sergio Dondoli, a two-time winner at the Gelato World Championship. Alternatively, travel to Val d’Orcia, one of the most attractive areas in Tuscany. Here, visit the Renaissance town of Pienza, famous for its Pecorino cheese and truffle production. After a brief stroll, continue to the countryside farm of Podere il Casale, where you will enjoy a visit to its cheese factory, seeing the production process of their specialty cheeses. You will also have the opportunity to see the wonderful animals that call the farm home. A third option is to embark on a guided hike followed by a picnic lunch.


Choose your included Tuscan adventure today.

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  • Breakfast

Be guided by a historical lecturer on a morning visit to Florence, with a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Later, visit Florence’s Central Market. Here, you’ll have a chance to meet local artisans and sample delicious delicacies during some free time. Back in Siena, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of church in distance over rooftops, Italy

After breakfast, be transferred to Rome Airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

View of ship in blue water with blue sky in background, Greece

The Luxurious Le Bougainville

With just 184 guests on board, the brand new Le Bougainville charts a course across the glittering Mediterranean waters.

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The Heart of Tuscany

Throughout your journey, APT cruise and tour directors are always on hand to ensure your journey runs smoothly.

Floating Five-Star Hotel

All 92 staterooms and suites feature private balconies in addition to being well-equipped and spacious.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family