Eastern Mediterranean Cruise & Lake Garda

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Eastern Mediterranean Cruise & Lake Garda

Explore the highlights of the eastern Mediterranean on the stylish MSC Poesia before transferring to glorious Lake Garda for a seven night stay.

15 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 07/10/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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  • Venice Venice
  • Venice Venice
  • Bari Bari
  • Castel del Monte, Bari Castel del Monte, Bari
  • Olympia Olympia
  • Mykonos Mykonos
  • Mykonos Mykonos
  • Athens Athens
  • Sarande Sarande
  • Burtrint Burtrint
  • Burtrint Burtrint
  • Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Dubrovnik
  • Lake Garda Lake Garda
  • Lake Garda Lake Garda
  • Lake Garda Lake Garda

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Venice.

Travel to Venice where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship, MSC Poesia, for embarkation. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Bari.

Perched on Italy's heel, Bari is the capital of Apulia, a region celebrated for its hill towns and culinary delicacies. Something of a hidden gem, the city has roots in Byzantine, Norman and Arabic culture, a rich heritage reflected in its architecture. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Katakolon (for Olympia).

This charming Greek port is your starting point for Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Perhaps join an optional excursion to visit the arena where the ancient Olympic games were first held in 776 BC. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Mykonos.

Often called the 'Black Pearl of the Aegean', this beautiful, crescent shaped island is blessed with dramatic black sand beaches, a sparkling Caldera bay, and sheer cliffs crowned with radiant white villages and blue-domed churches. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Piraeus (for Athens).

Today brings an opportunity to visit Athens on an optional excursion to the Greek capital - home to some of the world's most celebrated ancient sites and monuments. Climb up to the Acropolis to see its glorious marble Parthenon and smaller temples before visiting the new Acropolis Museum, where over 4,000 classical artefacts and sculptures are displayed in stunning glass halls. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Saranda.

Today, cruise into Saranda, one of Albania's fastest-growing seaside resorts, which fringes a horseshoe-shaped bay. Just a short drive away is the incredible, ruined ancient city of Butrint, which dates back 2,500 years. Founded by the Greeks and Romans, this fortified settlement was buried under silt before being rediscovered in the 1900s. Why not join our optional morning excursion to witness its remains, including its crumbled acropolis, Greek theatre and Roman baths? Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Dubrovnik.

Enjoy beautiful scenery en route to Dubrovnik - an area dubbed 'Heaven on Earth' by the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Exploring at leisure or join a guided city tour. Take a walk through the legendary Stradun, located within the city walls. If you are feeling particularly energetic, why not walk along the top of the 1940 metre long city walls, for an alternative view of the enchanting city? Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Venice - Lake Garda.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the Grand Hotel Liberty, here time is yours to unwind in your beautiful setting or explore the treasures of the picturesque surroundings. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 to 14 : Lake Garda.

Enjoy time at leisure to soak up the scenery in one of Europe's most beautiful areas. Lake Garda is Italy's largest lake, surrounded by citrus and olive groves, whilst the Alps forms a backdrop to charming old towns. Why not pay a visit to the historic parish church of Nago, San Vigilio? If you're feeling ambitious, try a walk up to the Saint Andrea church, where your efforts will be rewarded with views overlooking Torbole. The ruins of Penede castle, destroyed in the eighteenth century, are also within reach. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15 : Lake Garda - Verona - UK.

After breakfast transfer to Verona Airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Riva del Garda:Grand Hotel Liberty (4*)


Book by 28th February 2017 and receive a FREE ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE worth £140 per person.

What's Included

  • Flights UK - Venice; Verona - UK
  • Accommodation Interior stateroom on cruise and standard room in hotel
  • 34 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 14 dinners
  • All Inclusive Drinks Package on Cruise
  • Transfers
  • All local, port and airport taxes
  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)

Holiday Highlights

  • Venice
  • Bari
  • Katakolon for Olympia
  • Mykonos
  • Piraeus for Athens
  • Saranda
  • Dubrovnik
  • Lake Garda Seven night hotel stay

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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