In Athens, join us aboard Le Bougainville for an unforgettable 9-day cruise to discover numerous famous ancient sites and landmarks.
It will be an opportunity to discover major ancient sites from the great civilisations that were spread across the Mediterranean and contributed to shape our modern world.
Le Bougainville will take you to Patmos, also known as the ‘Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea’. You will visit its monastery and the cave where Saint John is said to have received his visions. The next stop will be Rhodes, where you will fall under the charm of the Gothic architecture in the medieval city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will cross the world-famous Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and widened recently to facilitate trade, before arriving in Ain Sukhna, the gateway to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the new Grand Egyptian Museum of Cairo.
Your last port of call will be Eilat in Israel. Nestling at the northern tip of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aqaba, this popular resort is especially renowned for its sublime coral reefs, guaranteeing dazzling dives in warm waters brimming with life. It’s also an opportunity for a trip to the Dead Sea and the fabulous site of Masada.
Finally, you will reach Aqaba, in Jordan, the gateway to the magnificent Wadi Rum desert and the stunning archaeological site of Petra.