Ancient Mediterranean: Italy, Malta and the Holy Land
Step back in time to discover the social, cultural and religious legacies of some of the world’s oldest civilizations in Italy, Israel, Cyprus and Malta aboard the Crystal Serenity.
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Program No. 23010RJ
17 days
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Shrouded in mystery, rich in tradition and overflowing with history, the eastern Mediterranean is a historian’s and archaeologist’s dream come true. Some of the world’s most elusive and renowned ancient cultures and civilizations developed along sandy coastlines of the Italian peninsula, Mediterranean islands and the Holy Land. With acclaimed experts by your side, sail to the home of ancient cults, megalithic temples, terraced gardens and sites sacred to three of the world’s major religions on a unique voyage into antiquity.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about some of the earliest known human habitation in Europe in Cyprus and Malta, home to the Cult of Aphrodite and some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.
  • Walk through the streets of Naples’ historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing 27 centuries of history.
  • Embark on an expert-led field trip to Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest cities and a place that is central to the three major Abrahamic religions.
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