Empires of the Mediterranean

20 March - 29 March 2018

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Italy

Ports

9 Ports

20 March

Setting sail from Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Don't miss

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses an eclectic assortment of works from the likes of Picasso, Magritte and Jackson Pollock. There is also a lovely garden facing on to the Grand Canal, with a rather rude sculpture of a rider on horseback.

21 March

Slovenia: Koper

22 March

Croatia: Zadar

23 March

Croatia: Dubrovnik

24 March

Montenegro: Kotor

25 March

Greece: Corfu

26 March

Greece: Olympia

27 March

Greece: Santorini

28-29 March

Arriving in 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.

Our tip

Once you have seen the essentials, explore further afield and you will immediately escape the tourist crowds. Visit Kerameikos cemetery, for example, or Mount Lycabettus.

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
More about Viking Star

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.

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.

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