Fly-cruise out to the Mediterranean and sail back in style
fly-cruise takes in spring in the Mediterranean from Cyprus in the east to
Málaga in the west. It is a cruise rich in history and beautiful scenery. Visit
ancient cities and walk ancient trails.
SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION
- Cyprus’ second city, situated on a vast sweeping bay. After a night in a
hotel we visit the Troodos Mountains, passing through traditional villages on
the way, to visit the Byzantine Kykkos Monastery. We then visit Limassol’s old
town before boarding Boudicca.
- We spend the day with a local guide visiting the ancient Minoan site of
Knossos (was this the origin of the legend of Atlantis?), then wander the
streets of the old town and port area of Heraklion.
One of the most amazing things you will ever do is stand beside the Parthenon
on the Acropolis, the cradle of Western civilisation, with the city of Athens
spread out below you. Experience too the buzz of the Plaka and Monastiraki
where ancient ruins mingle with small shops and typical Greek tavernas.
- Much coveted through the millennia and with a rich cultural legacy of many
civilisations. Explore the honey-coloured old town with a local guide then
enjoy a coastal walk to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
We head north to the town of Sóller and walk along the Cami de Castello, an
ancient path through olive and citrus groves. There are excellent views of the
Tramuntana mountains before we descend to the sea at Port de Sóller.
- In the Spanish province of Murcia, this is a city where you can peel back the
layers of over 2000 years of history. We explore the city and walk a section of
the coastal path.
A journey inland brings us to Ronda, spectacularly perched above the Tajo
gorge. We tour the sites of the old town and walk in the gorge.
Portugal’s second city is undergoing a chic makeover, but still retains its
timeless charm – the narrow streets of the Ribeira district, restaurants
serving beans and tripe, façades of glazed ‘azulejo’ tiles and wine lodges
where port wine matures in oak barrels.