Ancient Vignettes: barcelona-athens-riviera

8. Oceania Cruises – Ancient Vignettes (10 days, Barcelona to Athens on the elegant ship the Riviera)

This amazing Mediterranean adventure takes you to Barcelona, Spain; Provence (Marseille), France; Florence/Pisa/Tuscany (Livorno), Italy; Rome, Italy; Sorento/Capri, Italy; Valletta, Malta; Santorini, Greece; Rhodes, Greece and Athens (Piraeus), Greece!

As you take in the breathtaking landscapes and historic architecture, you will easily understand why these locales have been continuously inhabited for centuries. Marvel at the panoramic views as you take the Gineste Road from Marseille to Cassis, a beautiful, romantic town at the base of a castle. Meander through the grounds at Villa San Michele, a gorgeous home-turned-museum with spectacular gardens located high above Capri. In Valletta, visit the Mosta Dome, a decorative 19th-century church that can be seen from almost anywhere on the island. After a stop at a winery in the whitewashed town of Santorini, continue on to the village of Oia, nestled into the slope of a caldera. You can experience even more with pre and post cruise land/tour options. 

Oceania Cruise’s small and unique luxury fleet (Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Sirena, Marina and Riviera) can call on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities and modern meccas to charming seaside villages. On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, each day offers the exciting opportunity to experience the history, culture, art and cuisine of a new destination. Whatever corner of the globe beckons, Oceania Cruises will take you there in comfort and style. Oceania also offers spectacular itineraries to: Alaska; Africa; Asia; Australia & New Zealand; Baltic & Scandanavia; Canada & New England; Caribbean, Panama Canal & Mexico; Mediterranean; South America & Amazon; South Pacific & Tahiti.