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Ultimate Great Civilisations Discovery

This 23 day cruise will sail to some of the most iconic sites in Europe as well as the chance to experience a moving ANZAC Day service in Gallipoli.

23 Day
From (AUD)
$ 25,345
  • 2019 Tenerife > Athens

    History comes alive

    This 23 day journey introduces you to the history and culture of the Moors, Portuguese, Spaniards, French, Romans, Greeks and Turks. The fitting conclusion is a powerful memorial of more recent history, the opportunity to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service.

    Explore the islands of Spain and Portugal, hop along the coast of Morocco, visit the great Rock of Gibraltar and follow the Roman trail across Europe’s coast to Greece and Turkey in complete luxury on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Tour Code:

    302M

    Duration:

    23 Days

    Departure City:

    Tenerife

    Return City:

    Athens

  • 23 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife

      Welcome to Santa Cruz de Tenerife where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass to toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Funchal

      With craggy cliffs rising steeply from the sea, the Portugese island of Madeira sits in the Atlantic Ocean at the top of an extinct underwater volcano. The capital Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. Admire the beauty of this spectacular harbour as Scenic Eclipse cruises into port.

      Freechoice

      Discover the history of the city dating back five centuries or explore the Botanical Gardens before taking a ride in a traditional sledge back to the waterfront. Alternatively tour the island and visit a sugarcane factory.

      Enjoy time at leisure this evening to stroll the elegant streets of Funchal.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - At sea

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort and perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian-inspired spa pools. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options or create your own masterpiece in Scenic Epicure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Safi

      Appreciate an intriguing insight into the daily life of a Moroccan city in the port of Safi today with free time to wander the Medina at leisure.

      Freechoice

      Discover the alleys and walkways of the fortified Medina, its souk and the pottery works, or visit Essaouira and its World Heritage-listed Medina before meeting the workers at a nearby Argan Oil collective.

      Enrich

      Immerse yourself tonight in Moroccan culture with belly dancing performances accompanied by singers, drums, Henna painting and a traditional tea ceremony.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Casablanca

      Be swept away by the nostalgia and romance of this former pirate’s lair, now considered Morocco’s most modern metropolis, and discover this city of contrasts.

      Freechoice

      Explore the heart and soul of Casablanca including the imposing Hassan II Mosque or visit the nearby capital Rabat including the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Or choose to delve into Casablanca’s Jewish Heritage including the synagogue.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Gibraltar
      Freechoice

      Step foot on the Rock of Gibraltar and meet the resident Barbary macaques or tour the rock and the WWII tunnels. The more active may take a guided bike exploration.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Cartagena

      Inhabited for over two millennia, Spain’s port city of Cartagena with its stunning natural harbour is also an archaeological marvel.

      Freechoice

      Discover the magnificent Roman Amphitheatre and Underwater Archaeological Museum or visit nearby Murcia, founded by the Moors in the 1st century.  Alternatively uncover the rich mining history at La Unión open-air museum or take a guided cycle tour of the city.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Palma de Mallorca

      This Mediterranean jewel boasts stunning coastlines, timeless terracotta hues and the mesmerizing backdrop of the deep azure of the sea.

      Freechoice

      Visit the city centre and the magnificent Cathedral built on a former mosque or explore the impressive Caves of Drach and the underwater Lake Martel. Alternatively tour Valldemosa and Cartuja Monastery.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Barcelona
      Freechoice

      Explore the city or visit Gaudi’s Casa Batlló. Alternatively tour the Football Stadium or discover Poble Espanyol de Montjuic.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Monte Carlo
      Freechoice

      Discover glamorous Monte Carlo, or explore the Medieval village of Èze.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      This evening wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Calvi, Corsica

      Lying on the northern coastline of the island of Corsica, this small port is waiting for you to discover its secrets.

      Freechoice

      Discover this small port city on a walking tour or explore the well-preserved Sant’Antonino perched on a hilltop. Feeling active then join a local guide to hike the mountainous hinterland.

      Tonight, explore the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Ajaccio, Corsica
      Freechoice

      Follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, or visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Alternatively walk the scenic coastal Route des Cretes or discover the wine making heritage. Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Rome
      Freechoice

      Marvel at the iconic Roman monuments including the Colosseum, or visit Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Alternatively, take a walking tour of the historic city centre. 

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Sorrento (Pompeii)
      Freechoice

      Visit the ruins of Pompeii, or take a guided tour of Sorrento. Alternatively, visit a local farm, or take the ferry to the island of Capri.
      Or choose one of the discovery excursions by Zodiac or kayak.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Messina
      Freechoice

      Tour Messina, or visit enchanting Taormina. Alternatively visit Mt Etna.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Messina > Zakynthos:

      Cruise the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and create an Italian masterpiece in Scenic Epicure. In the evening explore the town of  Zakynthos at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Zakynthos
      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the town, or visit an olive factory and winery. Alternatively visit a traditional farm, or choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak or go snorkelling.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Milos:
      Freechoice

      Take a tour of the island or explore the volcanic rock formations. Alternatively take a discovery excursion by Zodiac, kayak or go snorkelling.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions available^.

      Enrich

      Tonight be welcomed to Milos with a lively performance of traditional Greek dances.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Naxos
      Freechoice

      Tour the island, or take a walking tour of the city centre. Alternatively choose a discovery excursion by e-bike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Bozcaada Island
      Freechoice

      Enjoy a walking tour of this colourful island, or discover historic Troy. Alternatively, explore the island by e-bike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Canakkale

      Witness a moving ceremony paying tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I as dawn breaks over the Gallipoli peninsula.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Canakkale
      Freechoice

      Visit the ANZAC battlefields and see the poignant memorials, historic monuments and key battle sites of the peninsula. Alternatively take a tour of Canakkale or explore by e-bike.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Athens

      Disembark after breakfast. Athens is the end of your cruise but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences in Safi and Milos
    • 64 Freechoice shore excursions in 18 ports
    • Discovery Leaders on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • ANZAC Day Dawn Service
    • Explore by night at your leisure in seven ports
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore