Ancient Empires Cruise Overview

From the ‘Eternal City’ Rome to the ancient city of Athens. Starting in the Italian capital, with nearly 3000 years of history, home to the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and Pantheon which evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Set sail with Princess Cruises through the eastern Mediterranean calling in at the fortified Montenegrin city of Kotor and the Greek islands of Corfu, Crete and Mykonos before arriving the Greek Capital - Athens.  Heart of the Greek empire, the city is still dominated today by the 5th-century BC Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with historical buildings including Parthenon temple.

Athens City Tour with Acropolis Museum 

Learn all about Athens’ ancient and modern history on this half-day tour of the city. Take a trip alongside expert guides, who will knowledgeably let you in on all there is to know and more about this fascinating city, in which past and present constantly blend. Begin by spending some time at the breath-taking Panathenaic Stadium, a magnificent construction erected on the remains of an ancient stadium. This is where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896.

Then, as you continue, pass by the Royal Palace, the private residence of Greece’s Prime Minister. Keep a lookout for the Euzones, the Palace’s guards in their colourful uniforms! You will also be able to appreciate many incredible landmarks drenched in history, such as Hadrian’s Arch, the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square and Athens’ memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Also discover the beauty of world-renowned modern institutions such as the University, the National Library and the Academy, named after the famous Academy founded by the philosopher Plato in the classical Greek era.

Last but not least, you will visit the Acropolis, an old plateau abundant with various symbols of ancient Greece, the most magnificent of which are the remains of the Parthenon. You will be able to contrast this wonder of antique architecture with its modern attaché, the New Acropolis Museum, also an aesthetically astounding construction, as is, perhaps, the whole city of Athens, or at the very least, its history.

  • Ancient Empires
  • Princess Cruises
  • Enchanted Princess
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • 06 August 2021
  • 11 nights
  • Rome (Civitavecchia)
  • CDT71491
  • Cruise and Stay

      Included in this Package

    • International flights from London
    • Private transfers
    • One night four-star hotel Rome
    • Seven night full board cruise aboard Enchanted Princess
    • Three nights four-star hotel Athens
    • Athens city tour with Acropolis museum

1 London Heathrow Airport / London

Fly from London to Rome. Private transfer on arrival to 4* hotel.

2 Rome (Civitavecchia)

Private transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia port. Embark Crown Princess and depart.

3 Salerno
4 At Sea
5 Kotor
6 Corfu
7 Khania
8 Mykonos
9 Athens (Piraeus)

Private transfer to 4* Hotel.

10 Athens, Greece

Athens city tour and Acropolis museum.

11 Athens, Greece

Day at leisure, Athens

12 London Heathrow Airport / London

Private transfer to the airport for your return flight to London.

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.

What's Included

  • City Tour
  • Full Board Cruise & Taxes
  • Post Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Pre Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Private Transfers
  • Scheduled Flights

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.
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