Gippsland Travel Centre Pty. Ltd.

ITALY with a difference, MALTA plus a GREEK ISLAND cruise

ITALY with a difference, MALTA plus a GREEK ISLAND cruise
Includes 7 night Greek Island cruise on Harmony V Yacht

Escorted by Jacquey Turner
23 May – 21 June 2025

About this trip

Starting in Bologna, we explore the less visited regions of Italy, along the Adriatic Sea to the heel of the boot, the Salento Peninsula. 
Taking in Bologna, Ascoli Piceno, Ostuni and Lecce before heading west to Matera, a Basilicata’s jewel, a town built on carved caves.
We reach the rugged Amalfi Coast with a visit to Naples.
Malta is a history-rich small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the smallest countries in Europe.
There is glorious variety in its small archipelago; prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, and a history of remarkable intensity.
Experience a Greek Islands cruise combining amazing destinations on a mega yacht with professional crew and exquisite cuisine. Each day discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters, a glimpse of ancient history and rich cultural diversity.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Depart Australia

Day 2: Bologna, Italy

Day 3: Bologna, Italy

Day 4: Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Day 5: Ostuni, Italy

Day 6: Ostuni, Itay

Day 7: Ostuni, Italy

Day 8: Lecce, Italy

Day 9: Lecce, Italy

Day 10: Matera, Italy

Day 11: Matera, Italy

Day 12: Naples, Italy

Day 13: Naples, Italy

Day 14: Naples, Italy

Day 15: Malta


Day 16: Malta

Day 17: Malta 

Day 18: Malta

Day 19: Athens

Day 20: Athens

Day 21: Athens 

Day 22: Athens  – Board Yacht

Day 23: Delos – Mykonos

Day 24: Santorini

Day 25: Crete

Day 26: Kythira

Day 27: Monemvassia – Nafplion

Day 28: Hydra

Day 29: Disembark Yacht – Athens 

Day 30: Arrive Australia


Your Tour Guide

JACQUEY TURNER has more than 40 years’ experience as a highly successful travel agent and tour guide.  Jacquey’s attention to detail and personal care ensures that everyone travelling in her group will have a most enjoyable holiday experience.

“I am so looking forward to revisiting these wonderful places. The lesser known areas of Italy are an absolute delight and then the fascinating island of Malta followed by a leisurely Greek Island cruise will create lifelong memories and some fabulous experiences.

“I thoroughly enjoy escorting tour members to so many wonderful places in the world. The sights, sounds and history all contribute to a fabulous experience but most importantly it is the people that you meet and have the privilege of travelling with that has the most lasting impression.

We always have lots of fun and continue to enjoy the memories for many years.”