NEW ! Mediterranean Antiquities

NEW ! Mediterranean Antiquities

2020 Mediterranean Antiquities Itinerary Map

Cruise a richly historic canvas

Combine Journey to Antiquities and Iconic Western Mediterranean for a magnificent 15-day cruise from Athens to Barcelona. Explore the storied sites of ancient Greece and Rome, the glamour of Monte Carlo and the rich history of Marseille, uncovering classical treasures and vibrant cultures at every turn. Overnight stays in Athens, Florence and Barcelona give you ample time to immerse yourself in the culture, allowing for the most enriching discoveries.

Expired on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Expired on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Day 1 Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Step on board to begin your journey. The ship will be berthed in Piraeus, the close to Athens. Relax and settle in to your stateroom, perhaps also unwinding at our Infinity Pool.

Today, you will have the opportunity to journey into ancient Athens via a panoramic drive, passing the promenade at Mikrolimano as you enter the city’s heart. There, you will see the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus and the iconic Acropolis. Explore the bustling Plaka District at the base of the Acropolis. Or as an option, explore the interior of this UNESCO Site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.

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.

Journey into the ancient world today with a visit to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved cities of antiquity in the world. Stroll the uneven streets of this once-powerful metropolis and pass sights such as the massive Great Theater and the magnificent Library of Celsus. Visit the remains of the Byzantine Basilica of St. John and see the modest home where, according to legend, the Virgin Mary lived out her final days. Or, take a scenic drive to the Oracle of Didyma and the Temple of Apollo, part of a once-elaborate Hellenic sanctuary.

As you cruise to your next port, spend the day savoring the amenities of your elegant ship. Indulge in Nordic-inspired treatments at The Spa or find your inner calm with some yoga on the Sports Deck. Tonight, dine on thoughtfully prepared cuisine that connects you to the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean and watch a movie beneath the stars at the Main Pool.

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.

Explore the “Eternal City” today with a local guide. Marvel at the magnificent Colosseum, where gladiators once battled; the historic Roman Forum, gathering place and political center of the ancients; and Vatican City. You might also choose one of our fascinating tours that highlights Rome’s treasures. Alternately, visit Tarquinia’s Etruscan necropolis or the excavated town of Ostia.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany with an included, well-curated tour of Pisa. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day tour that combines Pisa and Florence. Begin with a scenic drive through the countryside to Florence, where you will stroll by the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then on to the medieval Ponte Vecchio, and the attractive Basilica di Santa Croce, resting place of Michelangelo. In Pisa, you will have time to explore the Square of Miracles, including the famous Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery.

Enjoy a full day in Monaco, the playground for the rich and famous, as well as the gateway to the beautiful South of France. Visit medieval Monaco, stopping at the Prince’s Palace and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the burial site of the royal family, including American actress Grace Kelly. You will have time to step inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and celebrated gambling mecca on Earth. As an option, venture out of town to the legendary perfumeries in Grasse, or stroll along the English promenade in glamorous Nice.

Visit Marseille, France’s oldest city, rich in timeless treasures. Discover its atmospheric Old Port, overseen by two 17th-century fortresses. The picturesque quay was built on the order of Louis XII and Louis XIII and is one of the world’s most romantic walks. As you explore, take in the beauty of its natural harbor, dotted with elegant yachts. Marvel at the church of Notre Dame de la Garde and Palais Longchamp, or venture to Aix-en-Provence with its tree-shaded squares and wide boulevards.

Enjoy a day on board as you cruise the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the sea views from the Explorers’ Lounge or reserve a soothing massage at The Spa. Linger over tea and scones in the Wintergarden or soak up the sun on deck.

Awake in Barcelona and further explore the Catalonian capital. Start on Las Ramblas, the mile-long leafy pedestrian boulevard. Or take a turn through the myriad side streets of the Gothic Quarter, where the ancient and the modern sit side by side, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Or head to the Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard renowned for its architecture, including works by Antoni Gaudí. Or opt for one of the many optional tours.

Awake in Barcelona, where you will be finishing your journey. From here, you can easily spend a few extra days to further explore this city and its world-class culinary delights, or discover other areas of Spain.

EXPLORER SALE

SAVE UP TO $1,000 PER COUPLE

Must book by 31 March 2019 unless sold out prior

On-board: Viking Star

Start/End Date: 20 December 2019 – 03 January 2019
Stateroom Cruise Fare Offer Availability
OWNER’S SUITE (OS)
1448 SQ. FT.
$26,290
$25,290
Save up to $1000 per coupleple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS1)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,690
$12,690
Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS2)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,390
$12,390
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS3)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,090
$12,090
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV1)
338 SQ. FT.
$11,290
$10,290
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV2)
338 SQ. FT. 
$10,990
$9,990
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV3)
338 SQ. FT. 
$10,690
$9,690
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
DELUXE VERANDA (DV1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,890
$8,890
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
DELUXE VERANDA (DV2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,590
$8,590
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV3)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,390
$8,390
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV4)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,190
$8,190
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV5)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,990
$7,990
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV6)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,790
$7,790
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
VERANDA (V1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,490
$7,490
Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
OWNER’S SUITE (OS)
1448 SQ. FT.
$27,495
$26,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES1)
757+ SQ. FT.
$18,395
$17,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
EXPLORER SUITE (ES2)
757+ SQ. FT.
$17,295
$16,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
EXPLORER SUITE (ES3)
757+ SQ. FT.
$16,595
$15,595
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS1)
405 SQ. FT.
$14,495
$13,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS2)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,995
$12,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS3)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,495
$12,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV1)
338 SQ. FT.
$11,995 
$10,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV2)
338 SQ. FT. 
$11,695
$10,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV3)
338 SQ. FT. 
$11,395
$10,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
DELUXE VERANDA (DV1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,695
$9,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
DELUXE VERANDA (DV2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,495
$9,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV3)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,295
$9,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
DELUXE VERANDA (DV4)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,095
$9,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV5)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,895
$8,895
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV6)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,695
$8,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
VERANDA (V1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,395
$8,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
OWNER’S SUITE (OS)
1448 SQ. FT.
$26,795 
$25,795
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES1)
757+ SQ. FT.
$18,195
$17,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
EXPLORER SUITE (ES2)
757+ SQ. FT.
$17,095
$16,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
EXPLORER SUITE (ES3)
757+ SQ. FT.
$16,395
$15,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS1)
405 SQ. FT.
$14,195
$13,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS2)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,695
$12,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS3)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,195
$12,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Limited Availability
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV1)
338 SQ. FT.
$11,595
$10,595
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV2)
338 SQ. FT. 
$11,295
$10,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV3)
338 SQ. FT. 
$10,995
$9,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,395
$9,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,195
$9,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV3)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,995
$8,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV4)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,795
$8,795
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV5)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,595
$8,595
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV6)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,395
$8,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,095
$8,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,895
$7,895
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
OWNER’S SUITE (OS)
1448 SQ. FT.
$25,795
$24,795
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES1)
757+ SQ. FT.
$17,295
$16,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES2)
757+ SQ. FT.
$16,195
$15,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES3)
757+ SQ. FT.
$15,495
$14,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS1)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,295
$12,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS2)
405 SQ. FT.
$12,795
$11,795
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS3)
405 SQ. FT.
$12,295
$11,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV1)
338 SQ. FT.
$11,095
$10,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV2)
338 SQ. FT. 
$10,795
$9,795
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV3)
338 SQ. FT. 
$10,495
$9,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,895
$8,895
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,695
$8,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV3)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,495
$8,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV4)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,295
$8,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV5)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,095
$8,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV6)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,895
$7,895
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,595
$7,595
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$8,395
$7,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
OWNER’S SUITE (OS)
1448 SQ. FT.
$27,495
$26,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES1)
757+ SQ. FT.
$18,395
$17,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES2)
757+ SQ. FT.
$17,295
$16,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
EXPLORER SUITE (ES3)
757+ SQ. FT.
$16,595
$15,595
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS1)
405 SQ. FT.
$14,495
$13,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS2)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,995
$12,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE JUNIOR SUITE (PS3)
405 SQ. FT.
$13,495
$12,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV1)
338 SQ. FT.
$11,995
$10,995
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV2)
338 SQ. FT. 
$11,695
$10,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
PENTHOUSE VERANDA (PV3)
338 SQ. FT. 
$11,395
$10,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,695
$9,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,495
$9,495
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV3)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,295
$9,295
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV4)
270 SQ. FT. 
$10,095
$9,095
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV5)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,895
$8,895
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
DELUXE VERANDA (DV6)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,695
$8,695
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V1)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,395
$8,395
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available
VERANDA (V2)
270 SQ. FT. 
$9,195
$8,195
 Save up to $1000 per couple Available

*All prices are per-person based on double occupancy and reflect our current offers. Strikeout prices reflect brochure pricing.

BOOKING DISCOUNT
All fares and offers are for new bookings only as of 27 December 2018. Book by 31 March 2019 to qualify. Offers expire 31 March 2019. Deposit is due within 3 days to confirm a booking. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure. Prices include port charges and shipboard gratuities. Viking Cruises reserves the right to correct or revise pricing or dates throughout the season. Conditions apply. Price listed above are subject to seasonality and availability, and may change without prior notice.

BOOKING DISCOUNT
All fares and offers are for new bookings only as of 27 December 2018. Book by 31 March 2019 to qualify. Offers expire 31 March 2019. Deposit is due within 3 days to confirm a booking. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure. Prices include port charges and shipboard gratuities. Viking Cruises reserves the right to correct or revise pricing or dates throughout the season. Conditions apply. Price listed above are subject to seasonality and availability, and may change without prior notice.

Expired on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Viking Inclusive Value

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Your Stateroom Includes

  • Private veranda
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42″ flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Spacious closet & drawers
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

Expired on Saturday August 31st, 2019

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