Vatican City

Linger at a sidewalk café in the early evening and take in the pageant: the taste of your cappuccino, the kiss of warm air, the immaculately attired locals just getting their evenings started. Rome is nicknamed the Eternal City, and rightly so, for the array of icons – the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica – and for the role it played shaping the Western world. But there is perhaps a less-recognized genius in the way the city embraces the sensual side of life, as if to acknowledge there's no eternity like the present.

Saturday, June 30 - NAPLES, ITALY
Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old center will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.

Naples, Italy
Santorini, Greece

Sunday, July 1 - At Sea
Monday, July 2 - SANTORINI, GREECE
Come ashore to one of the most iconic locales for the well-heeled in royalty, international finance, Hollywood, casino culture, and celebrity with a capital C. Wasn’t it only yesterday that marrying a prince on the French Riviera defined the fairy tale-wedding of Grace Kelly? Nevertheless, Monaco never lost its magical attraction for grand yachts, buzzing nightclubs, and haute couture. Join the revelry, or simply find a spot by the sea for more contemplative pursuits. Consider touring the Cote d’Azur and its medieval relics.

Tuesday, July 3 - RHODES, GREECE
Ancient Rhodes was a bridge between Europe and the east. The walled medieval Old Town reveals the heritage of Byzantines, Christian knights and Ottomans. Venture outside town to enjoy the island's beaches or explore ancient ruins.

Rhodes, Greece
Iraklion, Crete, Greece

Wednesday, July 4 - IRAKLION (CRETE), GREECE
Although it's on the Greek Island of Crete, Iraklion offers a wealth of Venetian architecture from their rule in the 13th century, including magnificent fortified walls. Don't miss the Minoan Palace of Knosos Knossos, immortalized in Greek Mythology by the legend of the Minotaur.

Thursday, July 5 - Athens, Greece 
This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping.

Athens, Greece
Nafplion, Greece

Friday, July 6 - NAFPILION, GREECE
Set on a scenic bay in the eastern part of the Peloponnese, Navplion, Greece, is a captivating town. During the 1800s, it was the first capital of liberated Greece. The town is filled with Venetian and neoclassical buildings and has a relaxing atmosphere made to soak up time.

Navplion can be seen on a long day trip from Athens or combined with the attractions of Argolis or Bourdzie—a tiny offshore island with a 15th-century fortress that looks absolutely stunning at sunrise or sunset. The most popular site is the Palamhidi Fortress, which may be a difficult hike for some. The Archaeological Museum contains many of the interesting relics from the fortress.

Use the town as a base to see Corinth, Epidaurus and Mycenae.

Saturday, July 7 - ARGOSTOLI, GREECE
Argostoli is the capital of Cephalonia. The harbour front is worth a walk. There is an excellent market for buying fresh fruit and veg, and the traffic free shopping area running parallel to the harbor front is also well worth visiting. Spend a Saturday evening in the main square over an ouzo, watching the local populace taking their volta. The whole family comes out to play. There are balloon sellers and amateur entertainers. Children race around on tricycles and on foot while their older brothers and sisters play the age old game of eyeing each other from the safety of their own peer groups. All this while the parents look on indulgently.

Marseille, France
Corfu, Greece

Sunday, July 8 - CORFU, GREECE
Corfu is a magical mix of history, culture and nature that has enchanted great powers from the Byzantines to the British. Visit the countryside and beaches, explore elegant palaces or stroll the streets and lanes of the Old Town.

Monday, July 9 - KOTOR, MONTENEGRO
Located where the Balkans meet the Adriatic, Kotor sits on a deep bay surrounded by soaring cliffs. A hilltop fortress stands guard over the walled medieval Old Town, where you'll find small piazzas, elegant palazzos, lively cafes and shops.

Barcelona, Spain
Venice, Italy

Tuesday, July 10 - VENICE, ITALY - OVERNIGHT
Wednesday, July 11 - VENICE, ITALY
Discover the magic and mystery of Venice, a city built entirely on water. Along the iconic Piazza San Marco, elaborate buildings attest to its splendor and elegance. But the city's character lies along crooked calli and across little bridges.