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Ultimate Great Civilisations Discovery

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Between Tenerife and Athens
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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.
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* From price is for a 05 April 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

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. Please book flights to arrive by 12pm at Tenerife North Airport.

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.

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

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.

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

Helicopter excursions are available^.

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.

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.

Helicopter excursions are available^.

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.

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.

Helicopter excursions are available^.

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.

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.

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

Helicopter excursions are available^.

This evening wander the elegant streets at your leisure.

Freechoice

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

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.

Tonight, explore the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

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.

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^.

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. 

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)

Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Messina

Helicopter excursions are available^.

Freechoice

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

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

Helicopter and submarine excursions available^.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Milos:

Helicopter and submarine excursions available^.

Freechoice

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

Enrich

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Naxos

Helicopter excursions are available^.

Freechoice

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

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.

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.

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. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

^ At additional expense

Meals included: Breakfast
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