Arrive Rome

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Majestic Roma. A transfer from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino to Hotel Majestic Roma is included; your hotel is ideally located on the fashionable Via Veneto. Join us this evening for a welcome...


Rome & the Vatican Museums after hours

Get a good overview of some of Rome’s landmark sights on a sightseeing tour with a local guide, including St. Peter's Basilica, and pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum for admission to this Roman wonder without the wait; keep your cameras handy!...


Explore Herculaneum & embark Le Ponant

Travel to the Mediterranean coast for a visit to the ruins of Herculaneum. The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD is infamous – and while the ruins of famous Pompeii are well known, those of the upscale city of Herculaneum, buried under ash that...


Spectacular Amalfi Coast & Ravello or Positano

Le Ponant anchors and you travel by Zodiac to the picturesque town of Amalfi – with two different sightseeing excursions to choose from. You can explore today on a guided walk in Amalfi, including a drive on the mountainous route along...


Lipari by day and a night sail by fiery Stromboli

The largest of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari sits on red volcanic rock and looks like “a wall of bronze” according to the Greek poet Homer. Archaeological remains found have yielded clues to civilizations which date to 1700 BC, including...


Segesta and Erice or the Salt Route

Anchor in Trapani for a choice of sightseeing excursions. First choice is a visit to ancient Segesta where antiquities include the unfinished temple encircled by 36 massive Doric columns, which was started in 426 BC and is remarkably preserved. Continue...


Explore Palermo or Monreale

Wake up docked in Sicily’s capital city of Palermo for your choice of guided shore excursions. One choice takes you to visit the domed Cathedral of Monreale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the pearl of Arab-Norman art and architecture, followed...


Cliff-top Taormina or Mount Etna on Sicily

Anchor in Giardini-Naxos, a lovely beach resort, and transfer ashore by Zodiac for a choice of sightseeing excursion. First possibility is a visit to Taormina, a terraced town clinging to high cliffs on the east coast of Sicily with Mt. Etna towering...


Antiquities and more on Ortigia Island

Le Ponant docks at Ortigia Island this morning, lined with 18th- and 19th-century townhouses, for a visit to Siracusa on the Sicilian mainland. You have a choice of shore excursions. Drive to Neapolis Parco Archeologico to see the Teatro Greco,...


A day well spent on Malta

Early this morning Le Ponant docks in the Grand Harbour (Port of Valletta) where you’ll disembark. Rich in historic treasures, Valletta was founded by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century.  A guided tour of Malta includes...


Journey home

Tour ends: Valletta, Malta. A transfer from Phoenicia Hotel Malta to Malta International Airport is included. Please allow 3 hours for flight check-in.


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