Saturday, 15 June 2013

A Historical Odyssey With Voyages of Discovery & Swan Hellenic

History enthusiasts and fans of the British Museum’s celebrated ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’ exhibition (running until September 29) can see the real ruins for themselves this year with Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic.  

Join Voyages of Discovery’s 15-day Mediterranean Medley cruise on September 12 to the Italian port of Castellammare di Stabia, where passengers can enjoy a guided tour of the ruined cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii on foot, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. Prices start from £1,399 per person (Saver Fare, based on two sharing an inside cabin).  

The voyage departs from Marseille and calls at Nice, Livorno, Civitavecchia (for Rome), Castellammare di Stabia, Messina, Brindisi, Ancona, Venice, Sibenik, Hvar and Dubrovnik (overnight). NB: The ‘Herculaneum and Pompeii’ excursion is subject to a supplementary charge of £75 per person.

Alternatively, join Swan Hellenic’s 14-day cruise, Through the Pillars of Hercules, on November 5. As well as visiting Pompeii, passengers will be able to listen to special guest lectures from Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, a renowned expert in archaeology. Other highlights of the cruise include a full day visit to the Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada and a chance to explore Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Prices start from £1,395 per person (Saver Fare, based on two sharing an inside cabin).  

The voyage departs from Naples (with an overnight stay), and calls at Catania, Palermo, La Goulette, Malaga, Cadiz, Funchal and Tenerife (overnight). 

Prices for both cruises include return flights, all overseas transfers, meals and entertainment and the Guest Speaker programme on board. Cabin numbers will not be allocated at the time of booking. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line, the UK's leading cruise-agent specialists.