Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land

4 November - 18 November 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

4-5 November

Setting sail from Athens (Piraeus)

Athens is a city awash with historical and cultural significance. Towering over the city are the gleaming columns of the Parthenon, surely one of the most iconic sights in the whole of Europe. And yet Athens is much more than an open air museum; this is a dynamic, bustling metropolis, and a place where history is still very much unfolding. For all its faults, the Greek capital possesses an energy and an optimism that are manifest in everything from the burgeoning art scene to the restaurants and bars that continue to pop up on a regular basis.

Don't miss

Obviously don’t miss the Acropolis, nor the new adjacent museum, where space has pointedly been left for the frieze we call the Elgin Marbles – it is really excellent. Then take time to stroll on the hills and slopes around the outcrop.

6 November

Greece: Mykonos

7 November

Greece: Rhodes

8 November

At sea

9 November

Cyprus: Limassol

10-11 November

Israel: Haifa (Jerusalem)

12 November

Israel: Ashdod

13 November

At sea

14 November

Greece: Heraklion

15 November

At sea

16 November

Italy: Naples

17-18 November

Arriving in Rome (Civitavecchia)

One of the world's great cities, Rome continues to dazzle and delight visitors with a potent mix of architectural marvels, continent-defining history and buzzing nightlife. As the saying goes, the city wasn't built in a day, and if you want to make the most of Rome you'll need to spend at least a couple of nights here. The Colosseum, the Vatican and the Forum are among the big ticket items, with the crowds to match, though in truth you will find history around almost every corner.

Our tip

Plan ahead to make the most of your time – Rome is an exhausting city to visit so you need to pace yourself. There are plenty of parks, gardens and squares to relax and enjoy time out.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star in Venice
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star main pool with roof open

Viking’s hugely successful river cruise operation is now expanded with contemporary 930 guest ocean ships – three lovely sisters to start with – featuring attractive inclusive pricing and interesting itineraries.

What we love

The airy contemporary style of the ships, with fresh Nordic décor, is most appealing. Add to that the huge choices in dining and other facilities, and veranda staterooms throughout, not to mention included shore excursions and an excellent spa, and you have a winner.

Capacity 930 Guests
Crew 602 International Staff
Style

On Viking it is all about the destination. Back on board, expect to socialise with like-minded travellers, in an easy, spacious and understated hotel style environment.

Year Built 2015 (Viking Star) / 2016 (Viking Sky & Viking Sea)
Tonnage 47,800 grt
Length 748 feet
Breadth 95 feet
Cruising Speed 20 knots
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

Extend your stay in Athens

At Mundy, we have long been hunting for the perfect Athenian hotel - our favourite so far is the Electra Palace in Plaka.

Amphitheatre at Delphi, Greece

Excursions from Athens

Delphi is an absolute must – you’ll need a full day though, it’s quite a drive.

Hotel Campo de' Fiori, Rome

Extend your stay in Rome

There are so many great hotels but we particularly love the Campo de’ Fiori, for its great location in the centre of everything.

The Vatican City, Rome

Beat the queues

Get a private guide to help you jump the queues into the Vatican who can whizz you through the galleries to see the essentials and ensure your best view of the Sistine Chapel.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP