September 21–29, 2013
Discover the splendors of ancient Greece and Rome on a circumnavigation of Sicily. Embark Sea Cloud II in Malta and sail first to Syracuse, one of the most important cities in antiquity, to see its well-preserved theaters. On beautiful Ortygia Island, view the cathedral built on the ruins of the Temple of Athena, as well as Caravaggio's The Burial of St. Lucy. Stroll through the lovely town of Noto, tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and walk among the antiquities of Segesta. Continue to Palermo to admire the golden mosaics in the Palace of the Norman Kings and visit the magnificent Norman cathedral in Monreale. During a leisurely day at sea, experience the thrill of cruising aboard the four-masted Sea Cloud II as she travels under a full set of billowing sails. Disembark in Catania.
Land/cruise rates: from $5,995
Featured by National Geographic Traveler as a Top 50 Tour of a Lifetime
(May 2013 Issue)
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Above: Palatine Chapel in the Palace of the Norman Kings, Palermo, Italy. Photograph by Allie Caufield