Western Europe
Voyages to Antiquity: Magnificence of the Mediterranean
Discover the palaces and fortresses of the Mediterranean on a voyage from Lisbon to Rome. With local experts, learn about Moorish architecture, medieval cities and Renaissance art.
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Program No. 22688RJ
18 days
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18 days
17 nights
41 meals
16B 10L 15D
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At a Glance

The port cities from Lisbon to Rome are home to some of the greatest art and architecture ever created in the Western world. Join scholars of this region aboard a premium boutique-style vessel as you sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean to discover its treasures. Explore sprawling citadels and learn about Gaudí’s unique architecture. Marvel at the French Riviera and the picturesque cliffs of Cinque Terre, and delve into Renaissance art and Roman history amid the icons of Florence and Rome.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
In addition to walking up to two miles per day over some hilly and uneven terrain, and up and down steep stairs without railings at historic sites, you may stand up to four hours per day, with breaks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the story behind the Moorish palace of Alhambra, a majestic citadel in use since the mid-13th century.
  • Discover the historic highlights of Rome, including the mighty Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
  • Walk through the fortified city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with massive stone walls and defenses dating back to the pre-Roman period.

General Notes

The August 2018 departure of this program visits Valencia, Spain instead of Tarragona, Spain.
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