On the isle of Lesbos, take a special after-hours visit to this museum for dinner and a folk dance performance.
On the islands of Paros and Naxos, admire quintessential whitewashed Greek archietcture.
Explore a different side to the Balkans as you traverse through the rarely visited Serbia and North Macedonia.
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Upon arrival into Istanbul, be met at the airport and transfer to your luxurious small ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Stay: Nine Nights, Le BougainvilleDaily :
You'll have a choice of which ancient city you wish to explore – Troy or Assos.
Experience Anzac history during a morning on the Gallipoli Peninsula. See the memorials that stand as tribute to those who fought in World War I. The historic wonders continue in the afternoon, where you’ll have a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
Spend the day in Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos. Admire the 19th-century mansions and the Byzantine castle of this port. This evening, we have arranged something special for you.
Spend the day in Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos. Admire the 19th-century mansions and the Byzantine castle of this port. This evening, we have arranged something special for you.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Dikili and travel to ancient Pergamon to explore its incredible Acropolis, including its Pergamon Altar, Temple of Athena and Gymnasium.Daily :
From the port of Kuşadası, drive to the ancient city of Ephesus today. One of the best preserved classical cities of the Eastern Mediterranean, Ephesus is a stunning, partially excavated site, complete with iconic wonders and impressive architecture. Broad streets are lined with impressive buildings including the Library of CelsusDaily :
On the edge of the Aegean you will find the island of Symi, your next port of call. With a more sophisticated ambience than other islands and retaining its historic architecture, you will feel a sense of old world glamour. A local guide will show you around the town today. From the first sight of Gialos Harbour, you will fall in love with the pastel-coloured houses that line the shores. Almost a century ago, this special place was under Italian rule, who introduced the neoclassical architecture that Symi has adopted ever since. Later, take some time to explore on your own.Daily :
Perhaps visit the impressive ruins of the palace of Knossos and gain an insight into ancient Minoan culture. Or retrace parts of the Battle of Crete today and learn about the soldiers who fought valiantly against the forces of Axis. Otherwise, explore Rethymno and enjoy lunch at a local farm.
Arrive in Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. Here, select your inclusion.Daily :
Today is all about island discoveries. From the bustling ports to fishing villages, Paros does not disappoint. See the traditional whitewashed houses of Nausa, before delving into Parikia’s fourth-century Byzantine complex. Continue to Naxos and explore the old villa houses of Halki. Later in Apiranthos, discover the village’s unadorned stone houses and marble-paved streets.Daily :
Your first option is to embark on an island discovery, teeming with dozens of picturesque beaches and a series of charming villages. Start with a scenic drive overlooking the Gulf of Milos, before arriving at the village of Plaka. Here, you will gain an insight into a true Cycladic village with white-washed houses, cobblestone lanes and bougainvillea flowers spiralling the walls. Your final stop is the port fishing village of Pollonia before returning to Adamas. Alternatively, should you feel like taking it easy, we will transport you to the crystal-clear waters of Paliohori Beach. In style, you will be ushered to a shaded area under a beach umbrella, with a drink in hand. You’ll return to your ship in time for lunch.
Disembark your ship in Adamas situated on the volcanic isle of Milos. Here, you will be able to choose the sightseeing that takes your fancy.Daily :
Disembark your ship for the final time and enjoy a tour of Athens. 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.
Stay: InterContinental Athenaeum Athens or similarDaily :
From Athens, continue to continue to Kalambaka. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
Stay: Kalambaka, Divani Meteora Hotel or similarDaily :
Experience Kalambaka’s incredible rock formations at the Monasteries of Meteora. Originally formed by monks in the 14th century, they have now become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed. Afterwards, arrive in Thessaloniki for the evening.
Stay: Makedonia Palace Hotel Thessaloniki or similarDaily :
Enjoy a tour of Thessaloniki, including the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Here, wander the 11 rooms that depict life in Byzantium and gain insight into ancient architecture and art. It's then time to sample Tsipouro – the local Greek brandy during lunch. Depart Greece for North Macedonia this afternoon stopping in at the town of town of Bitolj on route to Ohrid.
Stay: Two Nights, Ohrid, Hotel Metropol or similarDaily :
Spend a full day discovering Ohrid. From traditional cobblestone streets with taverns and restaurants, to incredible architecture, Ohrid is a sure to leave you spellbound.Daily :
See Mavrovo National Park on the way to Skopje, with views of impressive forests and the highest mountain peaks in North Macedonia.
Stay: Two Nights, Stonebridge Hotel Skopje or similarDaily :
Get to know Skopje, Mother Teresa's birthplace. The city has a distinct old-world charm evident in places such as the Čaršija, Stone Bridge, Tvrdina Kale Fortress and Old Bazaar.Daily :
Depart Skopje for Niš in Southern Serbia. On the way, stop at Djavola Varos – meaning Devil’s Town. A nominee for the New Seven Wonders of Nature, it is made up of 202 unique 'earth pyramids', towering up to 15 metres high.
Stay: Two Nights, Niš, New City Hotel or similarDaily :
We have planned a special lunch at a winery that blends winemaking traditions with a rich cultural heritage. Taste some local delicacies before sampling some wines.
Explore Felix Romuliana, an archaeological World Heritage-listed site. It was an imperial palace built on the orders of Galerius Maximianus. Then it’s time for your Signature Experience.Daily :
From Niš visit the health resort town of Vrnjacka Banja, a favourite for European aristocracy due to its seven mineral springs. After a sightseeing discovery, head to Zlatibor.
Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Zlatibor Mona or similarDaily :
Embark on a ride aboard the Šargan Eight Railroad, a heritage narrow-gauge railway. Learn about this engineering accomplishment, originally built by Austro-Hungarian forces during World War I. Continue to the traditional village of Drvengrad for lunch, where filmmaker Emir Kusturica made his film, Life is a Miracle. Afterwards, spend the afternoon in Tara National Park. Here, you will see some of Serbia's most stunning scenery. Forested slopes, breathtaking ravines, crystal-clear waters and the dramatic Drina River canyon, the third largest of its kind in the world.Daily :
Venture to Belgrade today, on the way, stop in a winery that has been family-owned for generations.
Stay: Two Nights, Belgrade, Hilton Hotel or similarDaily :
See Belgrade on a walking discovery, including the Bohemian Quarter. Stroll down the curved street of Skadarlija, dotted with taverns, art galleries and antique shops. You'll also visit the burial place of Josip Broz Tito, Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park and the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest in the world.Daily :
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Throughout your journey, APT cruise and tour directors are always on hand to ensure your journey runs smoothly.
Ride aboard Serbia’s historic Sargan Eight steam train along a narrow-gauge railroad through beautiful landscapes.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.