Piraeus

Steeped in ancient history, view of buildigs in the hills of Athens
Steeped in ancient history, view of buildigs in the hills of Athens
Stunning view of Piraeus and harbour in Greece

The port city of Piraeus has a vast, interesting history that extends back to the Ancient Greeks. From its beginnings in the 5th Century BC handling the country’s growing import trade to one of the most important passenger ports in Europe today, Piraeus has long served as a gateway to Athens.

The biggest port in the Mediterranean, the most attractive quarter of Piraeus lies around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano harbour.[ReadMoreMob] The latter is lined with welcoming cafes, restaurants and bars. Most visitors’ experience of the port, however, is when briefly passing through for the Greek capital.

Athens – one of the world’s oldest cities, is mystical and engrossing, a city that’s steeped in ancient history and antiquity. Over 3000 years old, the city serves as the world centre for archaeological research. Its ancient alleyways and winding streets lead to an impressive array of must-visit museums, ancient churches and some the world’s most significant historic sites.

Athen’s landmarks include the Acropolis, the hilltop citadel stood proudly above the city and topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon Temple. This iconic temple was built in dedication to the Greek goddess of strategy and tactics, Athena, and is over 2500 years old. The National Archaeological and Acropolis Museums preserve priceless sculptures, vases and jewellery from the site.

Below, in the heart of the city, lies the ancient Plaka District. A popular tourist spot, Plaka is home to some fine examples of neoclassical architecture, pretty pedestrianised streets and charming shops and cafes. There are also a number of historic Roman ruins here, as well as the Agias Apostoli – one of the oldest churches in Athens, and the Temple of Hephaestus from 5BC.

Cruises to Piraeus

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Black Sea Discovery & Mediterranean Adventure

Departs: Dover • Tue 01 Sep 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D2023

  • Visiting five stunning cities in five different countries, you have a chance to delve deep into the remarkable ancient history, authentic flavours and breathtaking beauty of the Black Sea.
  • Step back to the days of Ottoman rule in Istanbul, home to famous landmarks such as Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque; and take the chance to visit wine valleys and tea plantations in Russia and Georgia.
  • You can explore Odessa’s labyrinth-like Catacombs, and the Danube Delta – on boat tour from Constanta – too. What’s more, Boudicca will also help you to experience the best of the beautiful Mediterranean.

From £3,999pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

  • Experience a stunning 70-night voyage to some of the world's most fascinating and awe-inspring destinations, offering amazing wildlife, outstanding scenery and local cultures and traditions.
  • Learn of historic Japanese events which changed history, explore the hustle and bustle of Singapore, relax on the beaches of Thailand or marvel at more than one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Explore the high-speed energy of Mumbai, or venture to Elephanta Island, set in lush green vegetation - a peaceful contrast to the commotion of inner Mumbai.

From £9,399pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Departs: Muscat • Thu 25 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210405

  • Visit incredible destinations in the ancient Middle East and the Mediterranean, for unmissable opportunities to step back in time amongst centuries-old wonders and revel in the architectural, cultural and scenic delights of these captivating regions.
  • Seek-out some of the world’s greatest ancient sites, including the Pyramids of Giza and ‘Lost City’ of Petra, in Egypt and Jordan; and explore the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod and Haifa in Israel.
  • Delve into the legendary ancient history of Greece in Crete and Athens, with its famous temples and ruins; sail into Valletta’s magical Grand Harbour; and uncover the attractions of three stunning Spanish cities.

From £3,499pp

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Mediterranean Medley

Mediterranean Medley

Departs: Limassol • Thu 11 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2105

  • Sail from Cyprus through the sun-kissed Mediterranean and discover historical, architectural and natural delights in this diverse and beautiful region.
  • A weekend in Greece offers the chance to delve into Crete's 5,000-year-old history. Tour to Athens to uncover world-famous ancient sites such as the Acropolis or the mighty Parthenon.
  • Delight in the UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour in Valletta. In Spain visit the Roman sites of Cartagena and discover diverse Andalusian attractions from Malaga.

From £1,799pp

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Voyage Around the World

Voyage Around the World

Departs: Dover • Mon 18 Oct 2021
169 nights • Boudicca • D21GV

  • This around the world voyage is an unforgettable discovery of spectacular islands, iconic cities, famous historical, cultural and spiritual sites, amazing wildlife and more.
  • Taste Cuban life in Havana; indulge in the paradise of South Pacific Islands; learn of New Zealand’s Maori culture; and see Sydney’s icons, meet Koalas and celebrate New Year’s in Hobart.
  • Encounter Bornean orangutans; delve into Vietnamese war history; explore Singapore and bustling Mumbai; seek-out Egyptian wonders; and even walk hallowed ground in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £14,999pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Ancient Civilisations & the Med

Departs: Fujairah • Thu 17 Feb 2022
31 nights • Boudicca • D220304

  • Cruising through the Middle East and sun-soaked Mediterranean on board Boudicca, you’ll seek out magnificent ancient wonders, fascinating holy sites and authentic experiences.
  • Tour to some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including the Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.
  • Enjoy less-crowded explorations of Athens and Istanbul; discover the ruins of Ephesus from Kuşadası; see Valletta’s iconic Grand Harbour; and enjoy a taste of Morocco in Tangier.

From £3,899pp

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Uncrowded Mediterranean

Uncrowded Mediterranean

Departs: Limassol • Fri 04 Mar 2022
16 nights • Boudicca • D2204

  • Visit beautiful islands and stunning cities – at a time of year with less tourists around – to discover highlights aplenty and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean’s rich diversity.
  • Experience less-crowded discoveries of Istanbul’s grand mosques, glittering palaces and bazaars, and the ancient Acropolis and temples of the Greek capital, Athens.
  • Visit the ancient wonder of Ephesus on tour from Kuşadası; behold the sight of Valletta’s Grand Harbour in Malta; and taste authentic Moroccan culture during a call at Tangier.

From £1,999pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
37 nights • Braemar • M220608

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, you’ll navigate the Corinth Canal; and get to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the ancient city of Athens too.

From £5,049pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
59 nights • Braemar • M220610

  • Discover the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, Adriatic and Greek Islands, join a spectacular Spanish celebration, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising on one incredible itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise the remarkable Corinth Canal and uncover iconic ancient sites; then in Spain, visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.

From £7,899pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
47 nights • Braemar • M220609

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £6,649pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220708

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £3,599pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220709

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £5,249pp

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Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
44 nights • Braemar • M220710

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic packed with highlights; discover iconic sites, be part of spectacular celebrations; and experience unforgettable scenic cruising.
  • Sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.
  • Seek-out the historic sites of Dubrovnik, Split and ancient Greek islands and cities including Rhodes, Crete and Athens, plus capture the magic of Venice with its legendary landmarks and canals.

From £6,549pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2208

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £2,099pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
20 nights • Braemar • M220809

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis.

From £3,749pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Wed 13 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220810

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience two unforgettable navigations of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £5,049pp

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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Greek Islands and Corinth Canal

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
10 nights • Braemar • M2209

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, only possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the centuries-old wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete and Kefallonia too.
  • On the mainland, Katakolon and Piraeus are your gateways to the iconic ancient sites of Olympia and Athens, home of the awe-inspiring Acropolis and mighty Parthenon.

From £1,999pp

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Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Corinth Canal & Greek Islands with Andalusia

Departs: Valletta • Sat 23 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220910

  • Featuring an itinerary packed with highlights, this specially crafted cruise is a chance to enjoy outstanding experiences in Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region and Greece.
  • You’ll experience an unforgettable navigation of the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time for the final day of the annual Feria de Abril celebrations.
  • Braemar will also take you closer to the ancient sites and beaches of Greek islands, and the attractions of Cádiz and Malaga, famed for their historic, aesthetic and artistic treasures.

From £3,349pp

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