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Kora La serves Asian dishes, with interiors that echo the exotic menu. Just so you know, a cover charge applies.
When it comes to extravagant dining, this place is a real gem. Pick the likes of lobster thermidor and lamb rack from the à la carte menu, and enjoy attentive waiter service in contemporary surroundings. Just so you know, a cover charge applies and you’ll need to make a reservation.
There’s a laid-back and friendly feel to this self-service buffet restaurant, which has an indoor and an outdoor dining area. It offers a huge choice of hot and cold meals, from full-cooked breakfasts first thing in the morning to lunchtime carveries and curries for late-night munchies.
As your ship cruises into Valletta, a magical skyline of soaring steeples and bulbous church domes rises to greet you. This is Malta's quintessential capital, a captivating…Time in port: 08:00 - 17:00
This driving tour takes in some of Malta’s most famous sights – everything from bomb-proof buildings to natural wonders are on the agenda. First up, you’ll set off on the coach and head for the historic city of Vittoriosa, where you’ll get to see the Church of St Lawrence, which is home to the observation tower used by Grand Master La Vallette during the siege of 1565. From here, it’s on to Marsaxlokk, Malta’s largest fishing village, where you’ll have some time to explore before getting back on the coach. Next up, you’ll drive through some tiny villages before reaching the Blue Grotto – a cluster of picturesque sea caverns on the south coast. Then, you’ll pass through the town of Girgenti, home of the Prime Minister’s summer residence, before making tracks for the Dingli Cliffs – Malta’s highest point. From here, you’ll drive through Rabat, and around the edges of Mdina, Malta’s old capital city. Lastly, there’s a stop in the town of Mosta, which is famous for its church, which was hit by a shell bomb in World War II. The bomb went through the property but, miraculously, didn’t explode.
Your tour kicks off just a short coach ride from the capital with a visit to the ‘Malta Experience’ - a spectacular show bringing to life more than 7,000 years of history, followed by a visit to the Barrakka Gardens, Valletta’s most beautiful garden with a breath-taking view of the Grand Harbour and the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to walk the main attractions of Valletta like the exterior of the Grandmaster’s Palace, the House of Parliament and the outside of Castille Palace. You then make your way to Mdina, the ancient capital city, for a wander around the bastions and ramparts. You’ll also get the chance to go inside the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral. Next comes Rabat, a town just outside Mdina, famous for its crafts and local trades. Here, you’ll make one last stop at the ‘Tales of the Silent City’, where you’ll get some free time to shop for take-home trinkets, before re-boarding the ship.
Set off on a cruise round Valletta’s two natural harbours. This is the ultimate chill-out experience, so just sit back with a drink and watch as you float past Malta’s capital. You’ll drift by historical forts, battlements and creeks that can only be seen from the sea. Back on dry land, you’ll have some free time for retail therapy in Sliema. You can dip in and out of boutiques selling shoes, jewellery and bastketware. Simply sit beneath a parasol and sip a cup of coffee at one of the charming cafeterias dotting the seafront or just enjoy a local ice-cream on the Sliema promenade.
Built out of limestone and lava, this black and white city’s the second biggest in Sicily. Think palazzo-lined boulevards, shop-fringed squares and designer bars stuffed…Time in port: 08:00 - 17:00
Today, you’ll head up the slopes of Europe’s tallest volcano, the 3,350-metre-high Mount Etna. From the port, you’ll be taken on a 90-minute panoramic drive through the countryside to the Crateri Silvestri, a giant crater 1,950 metres above sea level. Up here, you can take in views of the city of Catania down on the coast, as well as the surrounding gulf. After a photo stop, your guide will help you get your bearings, after which you’ll have free time to explore. You can hike along the former lava streams, and there’s a restaurant that serves snacks and soft drinks. Before the return journey back to the port, you’ll have a chance to visit the souvenir shop for some trinkets made out of volcanic rock, too.
This tour’s one for history fans, because you’ll tick off two of Sicily’s most impressive ancient sights. You’ll kick things off by travelling to Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse, where you can explore 240,000 square metres of ancient ruins. During your visit, you’ll pass a giant 16,000-seater Greek amphitheatre. Afterwards, you’ll head to Ortygia, an old city that’s packed with so many important historical points of interest that the whole place has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will point out some of the main attractions, then you can explore the area at your own pace. The go-to spot’s Piazza Archimede – the water fountain here’s one of the biggest in the city. Plus, the Cathedral of Syracuse is a five-minute walk away. This giant sandstone-coloured building sits on the ruins of a former temple that was built in the 5th century. Inside, you can take a look at the 500-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary that was made by Antonello Gagini, a famous Renaissance-era sculptor.
You’ll hit the streets of Sicily’s most visited town during a trip to Taormina, passing Mount Etna on the way. Taormina’s in a clifftop spot, so the drive up to its centre serves up great views of the coast. When you arrive, you’ll follow your guide for a tour of the city’s standout sight, the Teatro Greco. It’s a 5,400-seat ancient Greek amphitheatre. From the top of the seating area, you can take in panoramic views of Mount Etna and the Gulf of Catania in the distance. After you’ve taken some photos, you’ll then have some free time to wander around on your own. Taormina’s main public park is a 10-minute walk away, and it offers up plenty of spots that are ideal for a picnic. You can grab some food from the nearby supermarket. There’s also an 18th-century church a 10-minute walk away, too, which has a golden Baroque-style altar that’s worthy of a few photos. After a chance to shop for some authentic Sicilian almonds, you’ll then head back to the port.
It’s no wonder the makers of Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin chose Kefalonia as one of the film’s backdrops. The island is all tree-studded hills, which…Time in port: 11:00 - 20:00
Like the old saying goes, ‘beauty comes from within’. Today, you’ll find out why, as you explore some of Kefalonia’s most famous caves. Researchers believe Drogarati Cave is around 150-million-years-old, but it was only discovered 300 years ago. You’ll find orange and yellow-tinted stalactites and stalagmites inside. It’s also got a 900-square-metre great hall, which regularly holds musical events, thanks to the excellent acoustics. Opera singer Maria Callas was one of the famous names that sung in the chamber. Next, you’ll visit the subterranean Melissani Lake, where you hop on a boat across its bright blue waters. Here, you can see the sun’s rays hit the lake, giving the whole cave a blue-coloured glow. Look up and you’ll see trees ringing the cave’s opening, over 100 feet up. On your way back to port, keep your eyes peeled for sheer white cliffs and crescent-shaped beaches.
Legend has it the Monastery of Agios Andreas houses the sole of Saint Andrew’s right foot. You’ll get to inspect for yourself on this tour. The church is believed to date back to the 13th-century. Inside, everywhere you turn is painted with colourful biblical scenes and there’s a huge chandelier hanging from the ceiling. But, the highlight is the silver casket containing the remains of the church’s saint. Next, you’ll head around the corner to the Robola Wine Cooperative. Here, you’ll be taken through the wine-making process from grape-picking to bottling, before tasting a selection of white, red and rosé wine. Your final stop is in Kourkoumelata – a picture-perfect village with a heart-warming history. After the 1953 earthquake destroyed most of the village, a local ship-owner paid to reconstruct all the buildings to their neo-classical glory. You can wander through and admire the beautifully-tended gardens, elegant villas and sweeping sea views.
It’s often hailed as Captain Corelli’s Kefalonia. And you’ll get to visit one of the blockbuster’s most memorable locations, the world-famous Myrtos Beach. You’ll start with a trip to underground Melissani Lake. It was only discovered in 1951, but artefacts from the 3rd-century BC have been recovered here, from animal horns to tiles and slates. The 1953 earthquake caused the cave’s roof to fall in, so you’ll get an impressive light display as the sun reflects off the turquoise waters. You can take a boat out onto the lake, to get a closer look at the cave’s stalactites. Next, it’s time for a photo stop at Myrtos Beach. This mile-and-a-half-long curve of white pebbles is the setting for several scenes of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Your final stop is in Fiskardo village, where you’ll stroll past brightly-coloured Venetian buildings and waterfront tavernas, before heading back to port.
Flanked by aquamarine waters, olive groves and vineyards, Brindisi is certainly easy on the eye. The city itself is a picturesque mishmash of whitewashed houses and Roman…Time in port: 09:00 - 18:00
On this tour, we’ll take you to the town of Alberobello, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s known for its unusual cone-shaped rooftops, which are called ‘trulli’, and it’s so unique it’s been given UNESCO World Heritage status. Whitewashed, limestone houses line the streets, topped with the trademark ‘trulli’ and covered in ivy. And, in between them, spindly pathways wind upwards, freckled with potted fuchsia blooms. You’ll get a chance to explore the place on foot, before making your way to the Church of Saint Anthony. Perched on a hillside, the structure overlooks the entire village, offering up the best views of Alberobello.
The town of Lecce is set on the south-eastern tip of Italy’s boot, and it showcases some of the most impressive Baroque architecture in the country. The sandstone buildings are tinged a warm pink, and adorned with statues of cherubs, monsters, flowers and fruit. Today, you’ll pick a path through the ancient streets, as an expert guide fills you in on Lecce’s back story. Your first stop is the town’s centrepiece – a 25,000-seat amphitheatre that dates all the way back to the 1st century BC, if you're lucky, you may also get to take a peek inside. Stroll a few metres from the theatre, and you’ll come to the Church of Santa Croce – its Baroque front is as lavish as its large Renaissance interior is simple. Next to the church is the Palazzo del Governo, an imposing structure that looks out over the main square. Finally, you’ll be led on a walk through the quiet streets of the Old Town, passing delicate wrought-iron railings, curving whitewashed arches and soft amber street lamps.
On this tour, you’ll discover Ostuni, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy’s Puglia region. It’s draped over three hills, and it looks more Greek than Italian, thanks to its bright whitewashed houses. Things start with a photo stop outside the old city walls, where you’ll stop to soak up the vistas of the olive groves that stretch all the way down to the Adriatic coast. You’ll then walk to Piazza della Liberta, Ostuni’s main square, to admire its ornate town hall and the Sant’ Oronzo monument, before delving into the narrow lanes of the Medieval quarter. After a while, you’ll come to the impressive 15th-century Cathedral of Assunta. Take a moment to gaze up at its beautiful Romanesque facade before heading off for a spot of souvenir shopping. Rounding your trip off you'll also get the chance to try some locally produced wine.
For years, the travel-savvy have kept Montenegro under their sunhats. But now the cat’s creeping out of the bag – and it’s hardly surprising. A tiny republic in southeast…Time in port: 08:00 - 18:00 | Tender to shore
The port of Kotor finds a home on the world’s southernmost fjord - or the ‘Bride of the Adriatic’, as it’s also known. As places go, it’s beautiful. Think blue seas. A stony shore. Green mountains. All drenched in the heavenly scent of lemons, oranges, mimosas and camellias. And here’s your chance to explore this gorgeous part of the world. First you’ll stop at the mountain village of Njegusi to taste the region’s delicious smoked ham and cheese. Stomach full, you’re ready for Cetinje. Known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, it was once the smallest European capital and it’s filled to bursting with beautiful buildings. Here you'll visit the King Nikola's palace before having some free time to stroll around. Next you’re off to Budva - the most popular tourist destination on Montenegro’s map. And quite rightly so. Beautiful architecture meets seductive sandy beaches in this spot. Perhaps that’s why lots of millionaires decide to live here. Want to join them?
Sit back & relax as we transport you around the stunning bay of Kotor to Perast. This Baroque town packs plenty of charm and has a really interesting past. Due to its position nestled on the water front the town used to be known as the ‘defender of the bay’. Take a quick look round the maritime museum before heading out on a boat to one of the two magical islands found in the bay. One island is all natural, while the other is man-made. According to legend the island, the Lady of the Rock, was made over the centuries by seamen who kept an ancient oath. After each successful voyage they placed a rock in the bay until the island was formed. After a look around the Lady of the Rock, you’re off to Budva with a hop, skip and a jump across the bay on a ferry! Budva is the most popular tourist destination on Montenegro’s map. Split your stop here between free time or join your guide on a walking tour. Your day doesn’t end there - last stop is the historical town of Kotor for a guided tour. Prepare to fall in love with Montenegro!
When a town is two thousand years old like Kotor there are plenty of stories to tell. Its ancient Roman beginnings. Its Middle Ages struggle of ownership between Goths, Saracens and Serbians. Its Venetian past. With a history like this, it’s no surprise Kotor has got itself a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And what better way to explore it than with a guided walking tour? In every stone of its timeworn walls, on every fresco painting and every hidden alley, you’ll relive its glorious past. The old town centre is still really well preserved and the criss-crossed narrow streets and squares have monuments at every corner. From Prince’s Palace and Napoleon’s Theatre to the most recognisable symbol of the city - the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Tryphon – you’ll be mesmerised from the word go. And how many towns in this part of the world have preserved their fortifications from the Middle Ages? Not many. But Kotor is one of the few. The chunky walls surrounding the old town are impressive to say the least - at some places they reach 20 metres in height and 16 metres in thickness. If you don’t believe us, you’ll have plenty of time to measure them in the free time you’ll get here. Have we given you enough reasons to join our guided visit to Kotor? We think so.