Toronto, Ontario, November 7, 2012:
The Mediterranean and its rich history remain an enduring fascination for travellers from around the world. While many have had a chance to see mainstream popular sights, the opportunity to explore the true origins and genius of these ancient civilizations more deeply is a privilege that Voyages to Antiquity can exclusively offer their guests. In the spring and summer of 2013, six enriching cruise-tour itineraries to classical civilizations are offered, ranging from the fascinating Greek Isles and mysteries of Turkey, to the wonders of Italy, highlighting Rome, Sorrento and Sicily. Guests who book their stateroom before December 31st 2012 will be rewarded with early bird savings of between $300 and $1000 and roundtrip air from just $595.
“Voyages to Antiquity strive to offer their guests an enriching immersion into the destinations, combining in depth shore excursions, informative lectures and cuisine and wine influenced by the ports visited,” says Michael Geske, Managing Director of Exclusive Tours.
Mitchell J. Schlesinger, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Voyages to Antiquity, “The six itineraries offered for April-July 2013 are an opportunity for guests to explore the history and culture of these ancient civilizations, while enjoying the advantages only available with Voyages to Antiquity: more ports, more time in each port, internationally renowned guest lecturers aboard each cruise and more thoughtfully planned shore excursions than any other cruise line.”
Voyages To Antiquity cruise-tours take place aboard the 350 guest Aegean Odyssey, a smaller ship with the agility to explore ports unreachable by even medium-sized liners. Guests enjoy a casual ambience onboard featuring open seating dining in multiple locations with cuisine enhanced by regional foods and wine. Seasoned travellers who seek an enriching and educational experience will appreciate the boutique-style cruising experience with its personal service and renowned lecture program.
Voyage to Antiquity offers a ‘virtually all inclusive’ program. Cruise-tour fares include; pre and/or post-cruise hotel stays, shore excursions, gratuities to onboard staff and wine/beer/soft drinks at dinner.
The six new cruise-tours to classical destinations are;
• The Isles of Greece, a 14 day cruise-tour from April 12-25, 2013 visiting Istanbul, Lemnos, Skiathos, Izmir (Ephesus), Izmir (Pergamon), Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Rethimnon (Knossos), Nauplia (Mycanae), and Athens
• God Created the Kornati Islands, a 14 day cruise-tour from April 14 – May 7, 2013 visiting Athens, Nauplia (Mycenae), Monemvasia, Katakolon (olympia), Ithaca, Corfu, Sarande, Kotor Bay, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Venice
• Italy, From Designs by Michelangelo, a16-Day Cruise-Tour from May 6 - 21, 2013, visiting Venice, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Syracuse, Palermo (Monreale), Sorrento (Pompeii), and Civitavecchia/Rome
• The Shores of the Mediterranean, a 14-Day Cruise-Tour from May 16 -29, 2013, visiting Rome, Civitavecchia, Elba, Livorno (Florence), Bonifacio, Palma, Barcelona, Sete (Carcassonne), Marseilles (Avignon), and Cannes
• Sicily is the Key to Everything, a 16-Day Cruise-Tour from June 23 -July 8, 2013, visiting Athens, Nauplia (Mycenae), Syracuse, Trapani (Segesta), Palermo (Monreale), Sorrento (Pompeii & Herculaneum), Bonifacio, Livorno (Florence), and Rome
• Rome, A City of Marble, A City of Marvel, a 18-Day Cruise-Tour from July 3 - 20, 2013, visiting Rome, Civitavecchia, Sorrento (Pompeii), Palermo (Monreale & Segesta), Taormina, Nauplia (Mycenae), Piraeus (Athens), Delos, Mykonos, Izmir (Ephesus), Lemnos, and Istanbul
Prices range from $3,845 to $6,045 depending on the voyage and stateroom. Air from major Canadian gateways from just $595 taxes included. For more information please follow this link.