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Luxury

Aegean and Mediterranean Grand Odyssey

Istanbul to Livorno
Trip Code: NOBLIL19
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Museum of Olive Oil Production

On the isle of Lesbos, take a special after-hours visit to this museum for dinner and a folk dance performance.

Gallipoli Peninsula

Experience the ANZAC legend first-hand with a moving excursion to Gallipoli.

On The Island of Corfu

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 21 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 52 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe NOBLIL19 Map 2020
Istanbul to Livorno

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 Istanbul, be met at the airport and transfer to your luxurious small ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Stay: 18 Nights, Le Bougainville

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Graves of Anzac soldiers

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take an exclusive after-hours tour of the Museum of Olive Oil Production, where you will enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal and a folk dance show.


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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship in Dikili and travel to ancient Pergamon to explore its incredible Acropolis, including its Pergamon Altar, Temple of Athena and Gymnasium.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 Celsus

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The ruins of Ephesus Celsus Library, Turkey

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The first part of your grand small ship cruise draws to a conclusion. Disembark your ship and 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, return to your small ship and commence cruising in the late afternoon through the Corinth Canal, only accessible by small ship. Later this evening, enjoy dinner on board.

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

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Pool on top deck of boat with deck chairs alongside it and blue cloudy 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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Floating Five-Star Hotel

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

In Expert Hands

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

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.

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