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New! 2018 Mediterranean Cultures & Islands: A Voyage from Barcelona to Athens

Spain: Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca • Sardinia: the Barbagia • Sicily: Trapani, Erice, Agrigento, Siracusa • Malta: Valletta • Greece: Zakynthos Island, Delphi, Corinth Canal crossing, Athens

EXPLORE IN SMALL GROUPS OF 25 ABOARD OUR PRIVATELY OWNED 89-PASSENGER M/V CLIO—OPERATED BY GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE

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Activity Level:

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Moderately Easy

Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

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Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

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Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Discover the M/V Clio

See how our 89-passenger small ship—the M/V Clio—will enhance your cruise experience from the Suez Canal to the Red Sea.

NEW Itinerary

Discover the experiences that await from Spain to Greece.

New Stories, New Inspiration

Take a look at the films that inspire filmmaker David Conover—and preview the stories to come.

Climate Change & Travel

Travel with David Conover to see how people—from street protesters to Heads of State—respond to a changing climate and ocean.

Sharing Travel Moments

Hear why visual storytelling helps to build a conversation about the world from filmmaker David Conover.

Produced for CuriosityStream
Big Picture Earth Trailer

David Conover's newest television series takes us from Stonehenge to Petra, from Iceland to the Oracle at Delphi ... and beyond.

Produced with Lisa Genasci
A Boat for Bangladesh

How can healthcare reach the remote coasts of Bangladesh? Watch a Greenpeace vessel transform into a hospital boat.

©2014 The New York Times
36 Hours in Madrid

Discover the cultural, culinary, and commercial innovations of modern Madrid.

Courtesy Small World Productions
Athens and the Peloponnese

Get to know iconic Athens and discover the legendary locales beyond its borders with travel expert Rudy Maxa.

Courtesy CNN
Barcelona's Best

In Barcelona—our pre-trip extension—there’s always something new to find, from little ice cream shops to trendy gin bars.

Courtesy of Michael Paulis
Life in Malta

From a peaceful pace to friendly neighbors, hear why locals love living in Malta.

Courtesy Small World Productions
Sicily

Join travel expert Rudy Maxa for a tour of Sicily’s timeless treasures, from the ancient temples of Segesta to Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.

Courtesy of Silvia Santamaria and Ian Cross
Metropolis: Barcelona

Witness Barcelona's ancient neighborhoods and modern highlights—and learn the history that shaped them.

Courtesy of Malcom Debono
No Place Like Malta

Soar high above the island of Malta—from its placid turquoise coves to its gleaming white cities.

Courtesy of Matt Devir
Spain & the Basque Country

Take a journey through Spain and the Basque country, from its coastal marinas to its architecturally-rich city streets.

Courtesy of Giorgio Litt
The Real Sicily

Enjoy this heartfelt personal journey from the vibrant streets of Palermo to a tiny Sicilian hill town where change takes centuries.

The Grand Circle Cruise Line Experience

Travel aboard Grand Circle Cruise Line’s selection of river and small ships—from the Adriatic Sea to the Danube River.

Solo Traveler Experience

Hear about one solo traveler’s experiences in Turkey and Greece.

Harriet Lewis: Traveler to Traveler

Hear what real travel means to Harriet—unique experiences, connecting with others, and learning about yourself .

Travel Protection Plan

Learn about the benefits of Grand Circle's plan—and how you can protect your entire trip investment.

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