Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Deals from Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic

Extend that summer feeling by escaping to the Mediterranean this autumn with Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic. With great saver fares currently being offered by both of these cruise brands, there has never been a better time to think ahead to the end of summer.

Embark on a Voyages of Discovery cruise that takes in destinations steeped in the rich history of Christianity with an In the Footsteps of St Paul 13 day cruise, departing on 21 October. Visit sacred destinations in Turkey and Greece, including the renowned archaeological sites of Ancient Ephesus and Ancient Corinth -where St Paul lived and preached - as well as Antalya Museum, regarded one of the most notable archaeology museums in the world.  Prices start from £1,299 per person (saver fare). 

The Voyages of Discovery Adriatic and Aegean Odyssey 13 day cruise, departing on 26 September from Dubrovnik, explores the historical city of Kotor in Montenegro and UNESCO listed Butrint in Albania. Following these ports of call, the cruise then begins a tour around the stunning Greek islands, calling at picturesque islands such as Cephalonia, Mykonos and Santorini. Key destinations on the Greek mainland are also included, such as the awe inspiring Meteora Monasteries in Volos. Prices start from £1299 per person (saver fare). 

Fly from London to the port of Piraeus, Athens, to join the Minerva on the Swan Hellenic Italy and the Dalmatian Coast 14 day cruise, departing on 23 October. Highlights of this cruise, which takes in Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy, include a journey along the Corinth Canal at dusk, a tour of magnificent Venice and a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Prices start from £1575 per person (saver fare).

Embarking in Naples, the Swan Hellenic Through the Pillars of Hercules 14 day cruise, departing on 5 November, takes passengers on a journey to Sicily, Tunisia, Spain, Madeira and Tenerife. Discover the city of Catania, constructed from Mount Etna lava and cruise south across the Mediterranean to La Goulette, the gateway to Tunis. Following a leisurely couple of days at sea, stop off at Funchal, the capital of Madeira, famed for its beautiful flowers, before the final port of call on the island of Tenerife where you can discover the fertile Orotava Valley, or visit the Teide National Park. Prices start from £1395 per person (saver inside cabin).
Prices for all cruises include return flights to/from the UK (for fly cruises), onboard gratuities, all relevant overseas transfers, meals and entertainment and the Guest Speaker programme on board the ships. Cabin numbers will not be allocated at the time of booking. Prices for Swan Hellenic also include a comprehensive programme of shore excursions worth up to £650 per person and all gratuities both onboard and ashore.

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