Greece, Malta, Italy

Begin a captivating Italian journey in the medieval town of Tarquinia, followed by an authentic pasta-making experience in Civitavecchia. Explore the historic allure of Valletta and savor the sophisticated flavors of wine at the Gulino Winery near Syracuse. Dive into the culinary arts with a Sicilian pizza-making session in the Aeolian Islands and Lipari. Relish breathtaking views and a glass of prosecco atop Monte Solaro, wander through the scenic village of Capri, and wrap up your adventure in the historically vibrant Athens. This journey explores Italian culture and culinary excellence, ideal for those seeking a profound travel experience.


Departure Date: July 15, 2024
Return Date: July 24, 2024



This Italian journey presents a fantastic opportunity for couples, friends, or families looking to create unforgettable memories together. 

Imagine wandering through the medieval town of Tarquinia, bonding over an authentic pasta-making experience in Civitavecchia. Together, you can explore the historic charm of Valletta and indulge in the exquisite flavors of wine at the Gulino Winery near Syracuse. 

Share the joy of crafting Sicilian pizza in the Aeolian Islands and Lipari, and cherish the moment with a glass of prosecco while admiring the views from Monte Solaro. Stroll through the picturesque village of Capri and conclude your adventure in the vibrant city of Athens. 

This journey, rich in Italian culture and culinary delights, is perfect for those who seek a meaningful and shared travel experience.

Set sail on a shared Italian adventure - perfect for couples, friends, and families.

 Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Athens, where ancient allure meets modern energy, is perfect for couples or groups seeking a mix of history and vibrant culture.

Stroll through its evolving streets, from historic paths to the majestic Acropolis and other archaeological marvels. The city's back alleys, filled with street art and music, lead to hidden spots like the tranquil Church of Agioi near the Ancient Agora.

Try the lively experience of haggling at the Plaka or Monastiraki flea markets, which are great for finding unique, handmade souvenirs. These markets offer a glimpse into the lively Athenian spirit.

Extend your exploration to Piraeus, Greece's largest port, showcasing its transformation from an ancient fortress to a bustling maritime hub. This journey through Athens is an ideal blend of the city's rich past and dynamic present. It offers a memorable experience for those seeking to immerse themselves in one of the world's most iconic cities.

Day One: July 15, 2024

Athens, Greece

Spending an extra day in Athens allows for deeper exploration of this enchanting city. You can delve into lesser-known neighborhoods, each brimming with their own unique character, from the artistic streets of Metaxourgeio to the chic boutiques of Kolonaki.

Take the opportunity to visit world-class museums like the Benaki Museum or the Museum of Cycladic Art, offering insights into Greece's rich artistic heritage. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at a rooftop bar in Monastiraki sipping Ouzo savoring Greek culinary delights.

Day Two: July 16, 2024
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Depart: 7:00 pm

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, with its iconic whitewashed houses, blue domes, and picturesque windmills, is a dream destination.

In the charming village, you can immerse yourselves in Greek island life, enjoying fresh seafood at local tavernas. From the northern city of Oia, descend 300 steps to Amoudi Bay, where breathtaking red cliffs and the caldera views await. 

Explore the Akrotiri archaeological site, where ruins, buried by a volcanic eruption, offer a glimpse into ancient civilizations. History enthusiasts will be captivated by the layers of time evident in this remarkable site.

Wine enthusiasts will love the Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum, a unique experience in a natural cave, complete with tastings of the vineyard's exquisite Volcan wines. 

Culinary adventures abound with local dishes like fava me koukia and tomato gefthedes, offering a taste of authentic Greek cuisine. Santorini is an enchanting blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, making it unforgettable for your group.

Day Three: July 17, 2024
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

Sea Day

Indulge in a luxury day on the open ocean, treating yourself to some spa relaxation or basking in the sun on deck.

This is a perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow travelers, share tales of your adventures, and brainstorm ideas for future escapades once you reach land.

Day Four: July 18, 2024

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta's capital, is a stunning showcase of architecture and art, captivating visitors at first glance with its fortress-like grandeur. 

Strolling along the Grand Harbor, travelers are treated to breathtaking views of the Mediterranean's deep blue waters. Wandering through the city's limestone streets, lined with vibrant apartments, it's easy to become enveloped in a sense of wanderlust.

Day Five: July 19, 2024 
Arrive: 10:00 am
Depart: 11:00 pm

Photo by Artur Roman

Syracuse (Sicily), Italy
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 6:00 pm

Syracuse is ideal for couples or groups seeking adventures beyond the ordinary. This city offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from exploring archaeological parks and World War II sites to the natural beauty of the Plemmirio Nature Reserve. 

Its 2,700-year history, influenced by Spanish, Greek, Norman, and Arabic cultures, is vividly reflected in its diverse cuisine. Syracuse also serves as a gateway to quaint villages, perfect for leisurely strolls and immersing in local history. 

A highlight is the visit to Noto, known as the “Baroque Capital” of the world. This UNESCO-protected city embodies the charm of small-town life on the island, making it a captivating stop for those traveling together.

Day Six: July 20, 2024

Lipari Island (Sicily), Italy
Arrive: 7:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm

Located off the Sicilian coast, the Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago, with Lipari being the largest island. Rest assured, its last volcanic eruption occurred over a millennium ago, leaving only fumaroles and thermal springs as gentle reminders of its fiery past. 

These islands, steeped in ancient Greek mythology and now boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, offer a fascinating historical tapestry. 

For those seeking breathtaking vistas, an exhilarating hike up Monte Rosa awaits. Within the citadel of Lipari, archaeological sites reveal stories that stretch back to the Neolithic era, offering a unique glimpse into ancient civilizations.

Day Seven: July 21, 2024 

Capri, Italy
Arrive: 7:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm

Capri, nestled in the Bay of Naples, is a picturesque destination for couples or groups. As you explore the island, you'll be enchanted by its whitewashed homes and villas, set amidst fragrant lemon trees and vibrant flower-filled courtyards. 

The Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto) is a must-visit, accessible only by boat. Inside this cave, you'll be mesmerized by the water's stunning sapphire hue, a magical effect of light refraction. 

Also, from the sea, witness the breathtaking Arco Naturale on the island's east coast. This limestone arch, dating back to the Paleolithic age, stands as the majestic remains of a collapsed grotto, offering a unique glimpse into natural history and a perfect backdrop for shared memories.

Day Eight: July 22, 2024

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Arrive: 7:00 am
Overnight stay

Civitavecchia serves as the primary gateway for cruises to Rome and the charming, less-traveled town of Tarquinia.

From the port, a shuttle bus whisks you to the Service Center of Largo della Pace, the starting point for your explorations of Rome, a city that continues to wield significant influence in religion, politics, and art.

Rome invites the adventurous to uncover its layers of history, from the majestic Roman Coliseum to the enigmatic catacombs of the Capuchin Crypt. The city also offers a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere, with numerous rooftop bars providing the perfect setting for an evening sunset.

For those seeking experiences off the beaten path, nearby Tarquinia awaits with its own historic wonders, including the UNESCO-listed Monterozzi Necropolis, and the charm of a quintessential Italian small town.

Day Nine: July 23, 2024 

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Disembarkation Day

As disembarkation day arrives, it marks the end of your enchanting Greek Island adventure. This journey, filled with breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, has hopefully left you with a treasure trove of memories and stories to share. 

As you bid farewell to the islands, each with its own unique charm and beauty, carry with you the spirit of Greece - its warm hospitality, the taste of its exquisite cuisine, and the serene beauty of its shores. Though this particular adventure concludes, the experiences and connections made will linger, inspiring future travels and a lasting bond with the magical Greek Isles.

Day Ten: July 24, 2024

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July 15 - July 24, 2024

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  • FREE cultural immersion
  • FREE dining venues with ever-changing menus
  • FREE unlimited beverages, including fine wines, spirits and craft beers
  • FREE open bars and lounges, including 24-hour bar service with specialty canapés
  • FREE stocked in-room minibar
  • FREE specialty coffees, teas and fresh-pressed juices
  • FREE afternoon and high tea
  • FREE champagne and gourmet canapés during meet and greet
  • FREE 24-hour room service, including spirits, wine and beer
  • FREE L'OCCITANE bath amenities
  • FREE pre-paid gratuities
  • FREE use of walking sticks and binoculars
  • FREE reusable water bottle
  • FREE butler service and expanded room service menu in suites

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