Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Malta

May 30 – Jun. 7, 2021

Tour Details

Number of days: 
From $4,795
Activity Level: 
Level 2
Max Passengers: 
140 (ship capacity)
Tour Operator: 
Thomas P. Gohagan
Tour Brochure 
Preliminary Brochure: Ancient Empires496.66 KB
Tour Description 

  • Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.
  • Cruise for seven nights from Valletta, Malta to Rome, Italy along two of Europe’s most dramatic coastlines, aboard the Five-Star expedition ship, Le Bougainville, with only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.
  • Our outstanding, custom-designed itinerary features the quintessential seaside villages and monumental antiquities of this historic region at the ideal time of year—affording a unique opportunity to travel with a small group that visits seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Experience the rich history of Malta, the island nation where Saint Paul was shipwrecked.
  • Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina, the legendary city of Syracuse and the classical perfection of Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples.
  • Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, legendary Capri and charming Positano.
  • Gain insight into the Roman way life in A.D. 79 in the superbly excavated city of Pompeii.
  • Malta Pre-Program and Rome Post-Program Options are available

  • COVID-19 Update: Gohagan takes your health and wellness very seriously. Click here to learn about their enhanced COVID-19 protocols.


Day 1: Depart the U.S.

Day 2: Valletta, Malta/Embark Le Bougainville

Day 3: Valletta

Day 4: Porto Empedocle, Sicily for Agrigento 

Day 5: Syracuse

Day 6: Naxos for Taormina/Cruise past Stromboli, Italy

Day 7: Isle of Capri/Sorrento for Amalfi Coast and Positano

Day 8: Sorrento for Pompeii

Day 9: Civitavecchia/Disembark ship/Rome/ Return to the U.S.

*Itinerary is subject to change.