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85 Days | 47 Guided Tours | 19 Countries 

Barcelona to Sydney OR Sydney to Barcelona

Embark on a memorable journey to 48 ports across Europe, Asia and Australia. Admire France’s scenic southern coast, and Catalonian and Tuscan art. Uncover the ancient history of Greece, Israel and Egypt, and experience the cultural diversity of Singapore and Bangkok. Discover Komodo National Park and experience charismatic Darwin and cosmopolitan Brisbane. Overnights in vibrant cities such as Bali, Mumbai and Venice give you more opportunity to explore.

Itinerary 

1

Barcelona, Spain Visit Barcelona’s cultural gems and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.

Viking Venus will call at Tarragona on September 30, 2024.

2

Barcelona, Spain Stroll Las Ramblas, admire Gaudí’s architecture, see the Arc de Triomf and sample tapas.

Viking Venus will call at Tarragona on October 1, 2024.

3

Montpellier (Sète), France Walk along Sète’s main canal or visit nearby Montpellier, Carcassonne or Canal du Midi.

4

Marseille, France Absorb the pleasures of Marseille’s historic treasures; see the scenic Old Port and 17th-century fortresses.

5

Monte Carlo, Monaco Discover Monaco’s medieval quarter and Prince’s Palace, or visit the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

6

Florence/Pisa, Italy Visit Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower or venture to Florence to revel in its art and architecture.

7

Florence/Pisa, Italy Journey through rolling hills to Florence, home to fine art such as Michelangelo’s David.

8

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Marvel at antiquities, such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Sistine Chapel.

9

Naples, Italy Uncover Naples’s history and culture or venture to Pompeii, Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast.

10

Sicily, Italy Visit Messina’s many piazzas in Old Town or venture out to explore UNESCO-listed Mt. Etna.

11

Crotone, Italy Marvel at its impressive cathedral, browse the Pythagoras Museum or stroll the waterfront.

12

Bari, Italy See Bari’s castle and churches, or visit Alberobello’s UNESCO-listed trulli houses.

13

Šibenik, Croatia Stroll Old Town’s narrow streets and squares; visit St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO Site.

14

Venice (Fusina), Italy Discover St. Mark’s Square, visit the Doge’s Palace or see the famed Bridge of Sighs.

15

Venice (Chioggia), Italy Explore Venice and cross the famed Rialto Bridge or learn about Venetian mask crafting.

16

Venice (Chioggia), Italy Take a ride in a Venetian gondola or witness the centuries-old tradition of glassmaking.

17

Split, Croatia Explore the city center and Diocletian’s Palace; journey to Trogir or the Krka Waterfalls.

18

Dubrovnik, Croatia Walk the marbled Stradun, pass Sponza Palace and see the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain.

19

Kotor, Montenegro Explore the medieval streets; visit the Cathedral of St. Tryphon and the Maritime Museum.

20

Corfu, Greece See Mouse Island and the Vlacherna Monastery; stroll the streets of Old Town, a UNESCO Site.

21

Katakolon, Greece Visit the Olympic park, see the Temple of Zeus and browse the Olympia Archaeological Museum.

22

Athens, Greece See the Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus and Acropolis or shop in the Plaka District.

23

Sail the Aegean Sea Sail the Aegean Sea, a setting for ancient histories and epic mythologies.

24

Haifa, Israel Capture the vistas from Mount Carmel and tour Acre or visit Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.

25

Haifa, Israel Follow in the footsteps of Bahá’í pilgrims, to the hanging gardens on Mount Carmel’s slopes.

26

Cairo, Egypt Admire the Sakkara Step Pyramid, and in Giza, witness the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx.

27

Scenic Sailing: Suez Canal Sail the Suez Canal, an engineering marvel surrounded by desert sands that stretch into Egypt.

28

Luxor, Egypt Walk among the monumental peristyles and obelisks at the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.

29

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Observe underwater marine life or immerse yourself in Bedouin customs in the Sinai Desert.

30

Aqaba, Jordan Discover the gateway to the lost city of Petra and the spectacular canyons of Wadi Rum.

31

Sail the Red Sea Sail the Red Sea, rich in history and legend from the ancient Egyptians to Napoleon.

32

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Visit Jeddah, a vibrant Red Sea port whose historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

33

Sail the Red Sea Cross the Red Sea and trace the route of explorers in search of gold, incense and ebony.

34-35

Sail the Gulf of Aden Sail a major trade route plied for centuries by merchant ships.

36

Salālah, Oman Explore historic Salālah and learn about the legendary 13th-century frankincense route.

37

Sail the Arabian Sea Traverse the Arabian Sea, originally named after the mythic King Erythras of ancient Greece.

38

Muscat, Oman Visit the Islamic treasures of Muscat, Oman’s capital; see traditional dhow fishing boats.

39-40

Sail the Arabian Sea Follow the ancient trade route that carried spices to the Levant and beyond.

41

Mumbai, India See iconic landmarks, such as the glamorous Taj Mahal Palace hotel and Gateway of India.

42

Mumbai, India Explore Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, and savor delicious flavorful regional fare.

43

Mumbai, India Admire the array of architectural styles that grace Mumbai’s skyline and neighborhoods.

44

Goa (Mormugao), India Discover Portuguese-influenced Goa, home to magnificent colonial-era architecture.

45

Sail the Laccadive Sea Sail the warm waters of the Laccadive Sea, a haven for pearl fishing for 2,000 years.

46

Colombo, Sri Lanka Discover Colombo’s cultural treasures and take an exhilarating ride in a tuk-tuk.

47

Colombo, Sri Lanka Explore Sri Lanka’s colonial architecture or visit a tea plantation and sample a cup.

48-49

Scenic Sailing: Bay of Bengal Sail the Bay of Bengal, the world’s largest bay, considered sacred by many Hindus.

50

Scenic Sailing: Strait of Malacca Navigate the narrow Strait of Malacca, dotted with alluring emerald-green pulaus, or islands.

51

George Town, Malaysia Explore the sights of George Town by trishaw and discover its hidden cultural gems.

52

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Witness a blend of architecture, from colonial gems to its modern-day skyline.

53

Singapore, Singapore Visit Singapore’s varied districts, Botanic Gardens or the futuristic Gardens by the Bay.

54

Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand Sail the Gulf of Thailand, set amid mountains and home to Chinese white dolphins.

55

Koh Samui, Thailand Relax in pristine surroundings in this paradise of coconut trees, reefs and sandy beaches.

56

Bangkok, Thailand Explore Thailand’s capital and its Chao Phraya River, Grand Palace and flavorful cuisine.

57

Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand Visit golden pagodas and spiritual shrines as you explore the streets of the Thai capital.

58

Bangkok, Thailand Experience Thailand’s spiritual side during visits to soaring temples.

59

Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand Sail the Gulf of Thailand, set amid mountains and home to Chinese white dolphins.

60

Scenic Sailing: Strait of Malacca Navigate the narrow Strait of Malacca, dotted with alluring emerald-green pulaus, or islands.

61

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Celebrate Malaysia’s cultural diversity during a visit to a street food market.

62

Singapore, Singapore Visit Singapore’s varied districts, Botanic Gardens or the futuristic Gardens by the Bay.

63

Sail the Java Sea Sail in the wake of the Dutch East India Company’s merchant ships in the Java Sea.

64

Jakarta, Java, Indonesia Encounter Indonesia’s colorful culture; browse the Wayang Museum of shadow puppetry.

65

Jakarta, Java, Indonesia Explore Jakarta’s rich tapestry of native and colonial traditions; sample local cuisine.

66

Semarang, Indonesia Admire colonial architecture in this cosmopolitan city and venture to Borobudur Temple.

67

Surabaya, Java, Indonesia Learn about the history and people; visit a local market and see a cultural performance.

68

Bali (Benoa), Indonesia Immerse yourself in nature, discover Bali’s heritage and explore spiritual temples.

69

Bali (Benoa), Indonesia Sample delights of Balinese cuisine and discover its influences, and relax on pristine shores.

70

Lombok, Indonesia Walk along the white sands of Senggigi Beach or meet local artisans at nearby craft villages.

71

Komodo, Indonesia Encounter the indigenous Komodo dragon at Komodo National Park or snorkel at Pink Beach.

72

Sail the Timor Sea Cross the Timor Sea, traveled by Indonesia’s indigenous people for centuries.

73

Darwin, Australia View the iconic Christ Church Cathedral or see wildlife including the jumping crocodiles.

74

Darwin, Australia Explore Darwin, a relaxed city, and the largest in Australia’s Northern Territory.

75

Sail the Arafura Sea Travel through the Arafura Sea, whose floor once formed a dry land bridge between continents.

76

Thursday Island, Australia Stroll this charming island town, meet the locals and learn about its history and culture.

77

Sail the Coral Sea Traverse the Coral Sea and admire the azure waters, a paradise for divers.

78

Cairns, Australia See Cairns’ highlights, from the Botanic Gardens to the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef.

79

Townsville, Australia Admire the mix of old and new architecture, stroll The Strand or learn about Aboriginal culture.

80

Whitsunday Islands (Airlie Beach), Australia Indulge in the region’s breathtaking scenery by coach, plane or catamaran in the archipelago.

81

Sail the Australian Coast Learn more about Australia’s intriguing history as you trace its scenic coastline.

82

Brisbane, Australia See Queenslander and modern architecture, or venture to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

83

Sail the Australian Coast Discover the Australian coast that lures surfers and beach lovers with its dramatic waves.

84

Newcastle, Australia Witness the scenic coastline with its ocean baths, or experience Hunter Valley’s viniculture.

85

Sydney, Australia Pass the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, or admire the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains.
Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
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