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Escorted Rail Tours to Kefalonia

The largest of the Ionian islands

Stretching out from the rugged, towering mountain range in its centre, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, boasting a long and rich history. Remains relating to Greek royal burials from thousands of years ago have been discovered on the island, suggesting that it was one of the country's important centres as far back as the Palaeolithic Era. There have also been discoveries of unclassified Roman ruins, implying that there were Roman settlers here between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC.

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Premium Danube to the Black Sea

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest and Bratislava; from rural Romania to lively Serbia, and the beautiful gorge between them.

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Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean

Combining culture, exploration and sightseeing, this wonderful Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Jade begins and ends in the romantic city of Venice. We explore the Dalmatian coast visiting Dubrovnik and Split, head to the ancient city of Athens and enjoy time at sea to make the most of the ship's excellent on board facilities.

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Greek Islands Cruise

Embark on a Mediterranean voyage aboard Norwegian Jade, discovering the delights of romantic Venice as well as exploring some of the most enchanting Greek Islands, with centuries of history and culture at every turn. Relax on ship and enjoy wonderful views of the sparkling Aegean sea as well as the excellent facilities available throughout our cruise.

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Premium Grand Voyage - Venice to Nice

Enjoy a truly grand voyage through some of Italy's most exulted locations as we sail aboard the MV Aegean Odyssey. Marvel at Venice's shimmering lagoon adorned by marble palaces and stately piazzas, experience Dubrovnik's charm and watch Mount Etna's monolithic glory approach as you sail towards Sicily. See the eternal grandeur of Rome and Florence on a cruise that inspires at every turn.

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More about Kefalonia

Kefalonia through the ages
By the Middle Ages this prosperous island had become a major centre for the Venetian Republic, who also laid claim to all of the other Ionian Islands. In the 18th century Kefalonia was handed to the French, before being annexed by the British in 1809. The island finally became part of a united Greece in 1864; by this time, each period of its history was apparent in the array of beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, August 1953 saw one of the region's worst ever earthquakes and a significant number of Kefalonia's buildings were destroyed.

Yet Kefalonia quickly rose from the ashes and emerged once again as a popular holiday destination not only for Greeks, but for tourists from all over the world. Nowadays, with its beautiful harbours, appealing coastline and sprawling vineyards, Kefalonia is a delight to explore.

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