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Luxury

Mediterranean Odyssey with Athens and Tuscany

Athens to Siena
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Trip Code: NOBLAS13
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Trip Highlights

The Majestic Corinth Canal

Experience sunset as you cruise along the Corinth Canal, which is only accessible by a small ship

Anzac History Tour in Malta

On an Anzac history tour, learn about Malta's role as an evacuation location in the First World War.

Traditional Tuscan Farmhouse

Visit a local farm that produces its own fine wine and olive oil, where you will sit down to a gourmet Tuscan lunch

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations
  • Expert services of APT Cruise and Tour directors
  • Finest dining - a total of 29 meals
  • Seven nights aboard the luxurious Le Bougainville
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion while on board*

Map & Itinerary

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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

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


Embark on a city tour of Athens. After lunch, choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Capture a majestic sunset as you cruise through the Corinth Canal, only accessible by small ship.


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 commence cruising in the late afternoon. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Le Bougainville

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, dock at the picturesque Ionian island of Ithaca, which has remained unspoilt with clear blue seas and lush green valleys and mountains. Here, disembark for a walking tour of its charming township. In Greek mythology, the island was home to Odysseus, a legendary Greek king who was the hero of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. This afternoon, cruise to Zakynthos, where you will be able to explore its secluded Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves, a visual masterpiece surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. Your ship will depart in the late evening.

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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 Mediterranean sunshine and dine al fresco.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head out on an Anzac history tour, finding traces of World War I scattered over the island, including remaining structures such as Australia Hall. In 1915, 57,950 servicemen from the Gallipoli expeditionary forces were evacuated to Malta, which earned the nickname the 'Nurse of the Mediterranean'.


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, embark on your Signature Experience. Tonight, step off the ship into the heart of town to absorb Valletta's charm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a full day to explore Taormina, which includes a visit to its incredible Greek Theatre. Walk along the main street that is free of traffic as you take in the ancient noble palaces of the town. Enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant, before returning to your ship. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to take in Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Visit some of Sicily's small villages, where you will stop at a local winery that has belonged to a family since ancient times. Here, enjoy a tasting and buffet lunch, before heading back to your ship.


Arrive in Taormina on the isle of Sicily, a spectacular city perched on the side of a mountain founded in the 4th century BC. From here, choose your sightseeing. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Upon arrival at Amalfi pier, board a private boat to Positano to take in spectacular vistas of the famed Amalfi coastline from the sea. While in Positano, enjoy a visit to this fascinating small village. After lunch, embark on a scenic drive along the coastline back to Amalfi, where you will enjoy a walking tour around the town, including seeing the lovely mosaic facade of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Enjoy some time at your leisure to explore the beautiful township on your own before returning to your ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Disembark in Portoferraio, the charming capital of the island of Elba. Enjoy a drive of this charming island, teeming with rocky beaches and magnificent views over the Bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella. Visit Napoléon's House, which was the seat of exile for France's Napoléon Bonaparte I. Continue to the charming village of Porto Azzurro, where you will enjoy some free time to explore the ancient medieval fortress and picturesque harbour. Stop at an old country wine farm overlooking the ocean, where you will delight in a wine tasting accompanied by local Tuscan produce, including salami, cheese and traditional cantuccini (almond biscuits). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • 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. 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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to San Gimignano for a sightseeing tour, 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 the lovely 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 through the town, 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, which also includes a picnic lunch.


Discover San Gimignano your way with a choice of sightseeing inclusions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be guided by a historical lecturer as you enjoy a morning visit to Florence, including 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. On the way back to Siena, enjoy a Farewell Lunch.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Be transferred to either Florence, Pisa or Rome airports for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

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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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All-Inclusive Lifestyle

All onboard meals and beverages, plus all shore excursions, transfers, port charges and tipping, are all included.

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

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