Viking Sky, Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities ex Istanbul to Rome

EU Mediterranean


14 Night Cruise sailing from Istanbul to Rome aboard Viking Sky.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Istanbul to Rome aboard Viking Sky.

Travel back in time on this enriching cruise through the legendary ports of three fascinating countries that combines Ancient Mediterranean Treasures and Journey to Antiquities. Begin with an overnight stay in Istanbul, where East meets West along the Bosphorus Strait. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins of ancient Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy two nights in iconic Athens. Your journey concludes amid the cultural splendor of southern Italy.

Highlights of this cruise:

Istanbul, Turkey
Spend a second day in Istanbul as you immerse yourself in local life and Turkish traditions. Visit a hamman and partake in a centuries-old wellness ritual. Or, you can relax and take in the sights as you cruise the Bosphorus Strait, where old-world ships once sailed as they delivered spices to Istanbul’s lively bazaars.

Rhodes, Greece
Discover the Old Town of Rhodes today. This “Island of Knights” prospered from the wealth brought here from the Holy Land by the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem. Follow the Street of the Knights to the most imposing building in Rhodes: the Palace of the Grand Masters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour this fascinating building, which was first a castle, then a royal palace. Our berth is near the city’s historic quarter, allowing you to linger at your leisure after your included walking tour. Or, opt to visit the Acropolis of Lindos; from its rocky perch, you will have magnificent views of the whitewashed village and harbor below.

Crete (Souda Bay), Greece
Explore Souda Bay today, an important port since antiquity because of its natural harbor and location along Mediterranean trade routes. Visit the remnants of the once-grand Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan kingdom that ruled over the island of Crete from approximately 2600 to 1100 BC. Or, tour an olive oil factory and winery to learn how these ancient Cretan traditions have been influenced by modern production techniques. Alternately, see the influences of former rulers such as the Venetians and Ottomans during a walking tour of Chania’s Old Town.

Naples, Italy
In Naples, your choice of excursions abounds. Take in magnificent examples of Greek and Roman architecture and the Piazza del Plebiscito, the grandest public square in the city, facing the former Royal Palace of the King of Naples. Optionally, also explore Herculaneum, Italy’s “other” Pompeii, drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or take a trip to the summit of Vesuvius. In your spare time, sample a hot espresso, a slice of pizza (the world’s first pizzeria opened here in 1830) or a locally made limoncello.

Pricing (per person)

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Quad Triple Twin Single

V2 - Balcony

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V1 - Balcony

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DV6 - Balcony

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DV5 - Balcony

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DV4 - Balcony

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DV3 - Balcony

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DV2 - Balcony

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DV1 - Balcony

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PV3 - Balcony

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PV2 - Balcony

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PV1 - Balcony

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PS3 - Suite

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PS2 - Suite

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PS1 - Suite

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ES3 - Suite

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ES2 - Suite

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ES1 - Suite

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OS - Suite

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