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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Empires of the Mediterranean

Join brand new Viking Star journeying from Venice along the Croatian coast and on to the idyllic Greek islands, visiting ancient ruins, charming towns and medieval cities. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2490pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Gondolas, Venice
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Athens, Greece

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Viking Ocean Cruises

Save £500pp PLUS gratuities included! Book by 31 Mar 2018

Empires of the Mediterranean Special Offer

Cruise from Venice along the picturesque Adriatic coast and across to the Aegean Sea, discovering the vast historic architecture and idyllic towns of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Leave the beautiful city of Venice behind and look forward to discovering the highlights of Croatia and Montenegro. Admire Zadar's impressive city walls, stroll around the red-roofed city of Dubrovnik and explore the well-preserved medieval centre of Kotor which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spend a full day on the beautiful island of Corfu with its traditional pastel houses, discover the legendary city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, and visit the idyllic island of Santorini with its whitewashed villages and bright blue roofs. Enjoy an overnight stop in ancient Athens, home to the Temple of Zeus and famous Acropolis, before this magnificent discovery of the Mediterranean comes to an end.

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Empires of the Mediterranean Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Venice (Italy)

Fly from the UK to Venice and transfer to the port to embark Viking Star. Travel via water taxi or public vaporetto to the fabled island on your own, and stroll along the beautiful byways. There is an optional nighttime gondola ride along the Grand Canal and an optional opera performance at the Palazzo Zeno.

Day 2 - Koper (Slovenia)

Koper is the gateway to the beautiful Istrian region. A guided tour showcases the architectural treasures of the Venetian Republic, from Tito Square, home to the Praetorian Palace to the impressive Cathedral of the Assumption.

Day 3 - Zadar (Croatia)

Zadar was once separated from the mainland by a deep moat. Admire the magnificent city walls and enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful Old Town with its red-roofed medieval houses. There is also the opportunity to stroll the Riva, the seafront promenade.

Day 4 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', is considered the most beautiful city in Croatia with well-preserved medieval palaces and city walls. Drive high up and admire the magnificent views across the city and scenic countryside then explore the city on foot passing the Sponza Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Dominican Monastery which is home to some oft the best Renaissance works of art. Optional excursions include a cable car ride down to the Old Town.

Day 5 - Kotor (Montenegro)

Kotor's city walls enclose a well-preserved medieval centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the medieval streets on a guided tour to the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, built in 1166. See the effects of an earthquake in the town and visit the Maritime Museum to discover the area's history. Optional tours include a visit to the ancient town of Budva.

Day 6 - Corfu (Greece)

Enjoy a full day on the stunning island of Corfu, with its pastel houses and white sandy beaches. Today's guided tour includes a drive to Kanoni with a photo stop to admire Mouse Island and the spectacular Vlacherna Monastery. Continue allow the coastline to the UNESCO Site of the Old Town, and disocver one of Europe's largest public squares, the Esplanade.

Day 7 - Katakolon (Olympia)

The Greek port of Katakolon is the gateway to the legendary city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Discover the city's ruins, including the Palaestra and Gymnasium and learn about the city's first Olympic Games at the museum.

Day 8 - Santorini

Enjoy a full day in the picture postcard island of Santorini with its whitewashed villages that cling to cliff sides and bright blue roofs. Embark a local boat and head to the island's main port of Athinios. Drive with a local guide to the top of Mount Profitis for spectacular views of the island. Optional tours include a visit to the hot thermal springs of Palea Kameni island.

Day 9 - Athens

Enjoy a panoramic drive of ancient Athens, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano. You'll also see the Constitution Square and the Panathenaic Stadium before arriving at the ancient Acropolis. There is the chance to explore the interior of the Acropolis on an optional excursion.

Day 10 - Athens - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9 night full board accommodation on Viking Star
  • Scheduled flights from London to Venice and return from Athens
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours
  • Wi-fi throughout the ship
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Additional Information

  • Included excursions:
  • Old Koper walking tour
  • Walking Tour of Zadar
  • Dubrovnik walking tour
  • Kotor walking tour
  • Panoramic Corfu
  • Ancient Olympia and the Archaeological Museum
  • Summits and Countryside, Santorini
  • Panoramic Athens

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Venice to Athens

Departure Date Price from Blue Water price from
Viking Star
Mar 20£2990£2490
May 03£3990£3490

Athens to Venice

Departure Date Price from Blue Water price from
Viking Star
Mar 29£2990£2490
May 12£3990£3490

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin
  • Cabin upgrade supplements:
  • Deluxe Veranda - from £375-£500pp
  • Penthouse Veranda - from £1125-£1300pp
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - from £1775-£2500pp
  • Explorer Suite - from £3150-£3700pp
  • Owner's Suite - from £9300-£12900pp
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