Islands & Cities of the Mediterranean
Embark Boudicca in Cyprus and sail west through the sun-kissed Mediterranean on a cruise packed with highlights and scenic delights. Calls at beautiful islands and stunning cities in Spain, Malta and Greece will present historical, architectural and natural treasures galore, showcasing the rich diversity of one of the world’s most captivating regions.
Spending a wonderful weekend in Greece offers opportunities to enjoy plenty of memorable experiences, during calls at the gorgeous island of Crete and the port of Piraeus. From Heraklion, Crete’s capital, you can delve into the island’s extensive, over 5000-year-old history on tours to fascinating ancient sites such as the pre-historical Palace of Knossos and the Caves of Zeus – birthplace of the God of Thunder. An abundance of incredible ancient wonders await on the Greek mainland too, in the remarkable city of Athens. World-famous attractions here include the ruins of the Acropolis and its temples, including the mighty Parthenon; the ancient Plaka district; and Agias Apostoli, one of the oldest churches in Greece. Piraeus is the starting point for tours to the engrossing Greek capital. [ReadMore]
Malta boasts many impressive sights too. Valletta’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour is a sight to behold as you sail into the island’s enchanting capital. Once docked you could head into the city to see St John’s Cathedral and the Presidential Palace; or perhaps take tour to the medieval city of Mdina. The Spanish leg of your voyage begins at another picturesque Mediterranean island, Mallorca. Here you can explore Palma’s maze of delightful streets and squares; or even opt to visit the traditional village of Valledemossa. Then it’s on to Cartagena, where the medieval castle, Roman amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos feature high on the ‘must-visit’ list, before Malaga awaits. The diverse attractions of this Andalusian city include the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle and the Picasso Museum, a celebration of Pablo Picasso’s life and works. Granada, home of the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and the mountaintop 9th century city of Ronda are within reach on tour from Malaga too. Before finally heading home you’ll also make a call at the Portuguese port of Leixoes, for tours to the nearby Oporto – a city famed for its baroque architecture and port wine.