Voyages to Antiquity is pleased to present our 2018 Europe cruise season, offering a delightful blend of new discoveries, past favorites and hidden gems.
We have introduced an inaugural cruise to the fjords of Norway, as well as a combined small-ship voyage to the great rivers of France, Spain and Portugal in one unforgettable cruise.
From the great sites of the Renaissance and the natural wonders of the Canary Islands to enchanting ports of call in Norway, Iceland and the British Isles, each unique voyage has been carefully curated to explore the most extraordinary destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Aegean and northern waters.
We have also further developed our range of itineraries to Classical Greece and the Greek Islands, to offer you our most complete Aegean Experience yet.
From the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, to the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the Palace of Knossos, to the Acropolis of Lindos, and the sacred island of Delos - this voyage is Greek Island cruising at its very best.
Combine the sites of Greece and the Dalmatian Coast on this grand voyage, exploring Athens, Crete, Karpathos and Nisyros before cruising past Kotor Bay to the walled city of Dubrovnik and the Italian city of Trieste. Your journey ends with an overnight stay in incomparable Venice.
Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history, Athens and Venice. Explore Athens and Corfu before admiring the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, then sail to Dubrovnik and visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split. This voyage also includes a visit to the Italian city of Trieste and an overnight stay in Venice.
Start with an overnight in Venice and then join Aegean Odyssey to cruise to the Renaissance treasures of Urbino and the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to ancient Lecce. This voyage also includes visits to Corfu, Butrint, Taormina and Sorrento, before your final port of call, Rome, for a 2-night hotel stay.
This voyage traces the artful history of the Renaissance throughout Italy and the Adriatic before concluding in the vibrant city of Seville. Along the way visit Urbino, birthplace of the great master painter Raphael, as well as iconic Florence, the Sicilian landscapes of Taormina, and the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
Begin your voyage with a two night stay in Rome, giving you plenty of time to see the great sites, including the Vatican, Colosseum and Ostia Antica. Sail to Florence, Pisa and Elba, before cruising the Italian Riviera to France, where Bonifacio and Ajaccio await you. Continue onward to Spain and Cadiz before completing your journey in Seville.
Cruise to the best of Europe on this epic grand voyage, including the European capitals of Rome, Seville, Lisbon, Bordeaux and London. Scenic cruising of the Maddalena Archipelago, Spain's Guadalquivir River, and the Gironde River in France is the perfect cherry on top of this visually beautiful and historically significant itinerary.
Starting in Seville, this cruise visits the magnificent city of Cordoba, the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and visit England’s West Country.
This maiden cruise to Norway begins in London before sailing to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Cross the North Sea to Norway and enter one of the largest fjords in the world, Hardangerfjord. You will also have the opportunity to visit the village of Geiranger, capital Oslo, and the fun-loving city of Amsterdam.
Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland with gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The other remote and equally beautiful Shetland also feature in this itinerary.
After a two-night hotel stay in London, this fabulous cruise sets sail beneath the gaze of London’s Tower Bridge, on a circumnavigation of the scepter'd isle beginning with the cobblestone streets of St Peter Port in the Channel Islands. You will also enjoy the world's largest global garden, the Eden Project in Cornwall, explore the Abbey Gardens of Tresco and step ashore on the Isle of Angelsey in Wales, before cruising to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, followed by York.
Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland with gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The other remote and equally beautiful Shetland and Orkney Islands also feature in this itinerary.
No maiden cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen, the capital of Normandy, for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris, the City of Lights. This cruise also includes a stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur, wine tasting in Bordeaux and sightseeing in the Spanish province of Galicia, ending with a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.
From sherry tasting in Jerez and the remarkable architecture of Barcelona to elegant evenings in the South of France and the Italian Riviera, taste and style feature on this voyage. Also, enjoy the historical treasures of Florence and Rome.
Historical and architectural treasures abound on this grand voyage, from the gothic cathedrals of Lisbon and Spain's magnificent Alhambra to the Papal Palace in Avignon and the stunning Santa Croce Basilica in Lecce.
Sail from the treasures of Imperial Rome to the canals, palaces and museums of Venice. Other highlights include the magnificent Amalfi Coast, the evocative ruins of Pompeii, the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik and the Renaissance art of Urbino.
This is an unforgettable voyage sailing between the two great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, stunning coastal cruising in Dalmatia, the sites of ancient Olympia and a call at Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.
Ancient empires collide on this fascinating cruise - visit the Temple of Jupiter in Split and the birthplace of Achilles, Delos, in Greece. The Baroque church of St Blaise in Dubrovnik and the Minoan site of Akrotiri are also featured.
From the world-famous Acropolis, site of the Parthenon, to the monastery of Osios Loukas, the Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus and the Palace of Knossos, to the Acropolis of Lindos, and the sacred island of Delos, this voyage is Greek Island cruising at its very best.
A dedicated Greek cruise, where you will see the capital’s many wonders, including the world-famous Acropolis and Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas and Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. You will also visit the Temple of Apollo, the island of Tinos and the spectacular Byzantine Monasteries at Meteora.
Our second dedicated Greek grand voyage, beginning with two nights in Athens to explore the great sites of antiquity, of which the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon is a must. You will also enjoy a sightseeing drive to the monastery of Osios Loukas followed by Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and Corinth, one of the largest cities of the ancient world.
Begin your cruise with a two-night hotel stay in Athens for the capital’s many wonders, including the majestic Parthenon. You'll also explore one of the greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, Mycenae and The Greek amphitheater of Epidaurus. This voyage also includes visits to Heraklion, Crete and Cairo for an overland trip.
This grand voyage across the Mediterranean begins with a four-day tour of Classical Greece, featuring hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia, before cruising through what has been known historically as the Middle Sea.
A voyage from Athens to Malaga, along the way visiting the Minoan settlements of Akrotiri in Santorini and Knossos in Crete, as well as Catania, the Maltese capital of Valletta. Enjoy a walking tour of Sicily’s Greek and Roman ruins, and the Palatine Chapel and Cathedral in Palermo, before disembarking in Malaga or an optional 2-night hotel stay post-cruise.
Explore the contrasts and connections of history's most enduring civilizations, from ancient Greece and the Roman ruins of Sicily to the moorish heritage of Spain, the exotic sites of Morocco and the flourishing landscapes of the Canary Islands.
Sail the Guadalquivir River in Spain before crossing the mouth of the Mediterranean to the souks, markets and palaces of Morocco, including Marrakesh, the walled city of Taroudant and Casablanca. Explore the volcanic landscapes and parks of Lanzarote and La Palma in the Canaries, before completing your journey in Tenerife.