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Mediterranean Tours & Packages

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On one of our Mediterranian trips, you might find yourself strolling along the sun-kissed shores of Italy's Almafi Coast, sunning yourself on the French Riviera, cruising the cerulean waters of Greece, strolling the ancient streets of Croatia, visiting Egypt's "second city," Alexandria, or enjoying a drink at the famous Rick's Café in Casablanca, Morocco. There's much to discover on any of our 7-26 day Mediterranean tours.

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Twenty countries across Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa have coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea and make up the Mediterranean region, with each location differing in culture, tradition, and identity.

Here are some of the top places along the Mediterranean that you want to add to your list when planning a Mediterranean tour and booking a trip with us.

Mediterranean Southern Europe Trips

If you're looking for a great Europe tour, you can't miss out on visiting the southern countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the eastern regions of Italy to float along the Grand Canal of Venice and see the Trulli of Alberobello. Spain's Barcelona offers Europe travelers sunny days surrounded by the surreal works of Antoni Gaudi. Follow the footsteps of the rich and famous and spend time along the coastline of the French Rivera, touring through posh cities like Nice, Cannes, and maybe even St. Tropez. Step back in time and visit the famous walled town of Dubrovnik in Croatia; its red rooves a bright contrast to the clear aquamarine waters below. Cruise the islands of Greece, aiming for the perfect photo of the whitewashed buildings of Santorini surrounding crystalline waters. It's no wonder Europe travel in the Mediterranean region is always popular.

Middle East Travel Along the Mediterranean

Middle East tours along the Mediterranean might find you in the Land of the Prophets, touring Israel, visiting vibrant Tel Aviv, and walking the streets of humbling Jerusalem. Or, you might want to explore the Wonders of Turkey, trace down Troy, and see a Whirling Dervish show. Traveling through the Middle East on the Mediterranean coast, you'll take in gorgeous scenery and beaches, ancient histories, and the varied traditions that make this region famous.

North Africa Excursions in the Mediterranean

The northern coast of Africa stretches along the Mediterranean from Egypt to Morocco. Traveling to Egypt on tour will take you back in time to explore the icons of one of the world's first civilizations. Cruise down the Nile river, see temple hieroglyphics, and marvel at the Step Pyramid of Doser, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx, the world’s oldest sculpture. Follow in the footsteps of the pharaohs to explore the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun was found buried in gold. On a Morocco tour, delve into the intrigue and romance of Casablanca, explore the Medina, one of the largest thriving medieval centers in the world, and take in the ‘Red City’ of  Marrakesh. Cross the Straight of Gibraltar to the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula to see the famous Rock of Gibraltar, a symbol of British naval strength. Meet the Barbary macaques on “the Rock” and take in St. Michael’s Cave and Europa Point.

Can't decide which cities and places you want to visit on one of our Mediterranean tours? Make it simple by starting with the Mediterranean Fables tour to help narrow your search.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mediterranean Tours

  • When is the best time to tour the Mediterranean?
    Generally, the best time to tour the Mediterranean is during the summer months of June to August. Summer travel ensures you have the most beautiful skies with tranquil sea tides. However, if you’re booking a cruise, you may want to try traveling in the Spring or the Fall instead, as rates are lower, and you won’t have to worry about as many travelers at the sites.
  • What places should you visit in the Mediterranean?
    The answer is certainly not uniform, as it depends on what you are looking for in your trip. We suggest visiting Cairo and Jerusalem if you’re looking for a deep dive into ancient civilizations and cultures. You can explore temples, icons, and relics in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. For those wishing to be moved by faith, we suggest an Israel and Jordan tour that visits the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jericho. If you’d like to delve into more recent history, Morocco is a beautiful country with intriguing desert fortresses, as is Gibraltar a part of mainland Spain yet an overseas territory under British control since 1704. Relax as you travel the scenic route along the Mediterranean, on tour through high-end resort towns like Monte Carlo, Nice, Saint-Tropez, and Aix-en-Provence, on the coast of southern France, where the rich and famous holiday. Spain’s Costa del Sol is also a lovely place to relax by the blue Mediterranean waters. If it’s not, cruising those cerulean waters on a tour of the Greek Islands should top your bucket list.
  • How many days should I spend in the Mediterranean?
    We recommend staying at least ten days in the Mediterranean if you aim to experience the region to the fullest. Ten days is plenty to enjoy multiple days on the beach, sightsee numerous historic landmarks, and get a ‘taste’ of the local cultures. If you can stay longer, though, do it. We genuinely believe that you can't spend enough time in this stunning region. 
  • Is there a rainy season in the Mediterranean?
    There is usually little to no rain during the summer in the Mediterranean, making this an excellent time to travel. Typically, rainfall begins in the winter months due to cold currents.

Why Should You Visit the Mediterranean?

Mediterranean travel includes traversing the coasts of Italy and France, the islands and mainland of Greece, gorgeous Croatia, sunny Morocco, and ancient Israel, or traveling to incredible Turkey. The honest answer is we can't come up with a reason not  to explore everything the Mediterranean offers travelers. It is truly a place like no other that combines sunny days along gorgeous coastlines, beautiful blue seas, fantastic local fare, and unforgettable moments at the hands of its impressive landmarks and unforgettable sights. If you can travel to the Mediterranean, we highly recommend doing so sooner rather than later.