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Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, has announced a new collection of distinctive Destination Experiences in the Mediterranean for 2024, with curated adventures on EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II designed to immerse travelers in the mosaic of diverse heritage and authentic traditions and to unveil the essence of the Mediterranean.

Highlights include:

Rovinj, Croatia: Truffle Hunting in Istria

Guests can join an old Istrian family of truffle harvesters for a truffle hunt in their private wood, accompanied by specially trained dogs, then sample artisanal truffle-laced products while exploring the medieval town of Motovun, known for panoramic views of the Mirna River valley.

Casablanca, Morocco: Invigorating Hammam and Lunch at a Historic Palace

Guests will visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, Africa’s largest, and indulge in a traditional hammam experience using clay from the Atlas Mountains. Afterward, a lavish lunch at a historic palace in the heart of the Casablanca Medina includes refined Moroccan cuisine within ornate surroundings.

Mykonos, Greece: Vineyards and Villages of Mykonos

Mediterranean towns await discovery on Explora cruises.

An experience to showcase a different side of Mykonos, guests will venture to a family-owned organic vineyard to learn about biodynamic wine crafting and sample a selection of wines paired with local delicacies.

Delicious Food & Drink in Spain & Italy

Malaga, Spain: Secrets of Granada

Travelers delve into the hidden gems of Granada, from the barrio culture of Albaicin, to the Roma community of Sacromonte, wandering through winding cobbled alleys, sampling delicious local food and drink, and immersing themselves in the history and vibrancy of this distinctive Spanish city.

Livorno, Italy: Lucca by Bike and Picnic on the Ramparts​

Guests are guided on a leisurely pedal through the city, enveloped by its medieval charm within the ancient city wall. Highlights include visits to the Romanesque Cathedral of San Martino and the oval Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. A Tuscan-flavoured picnic atop the city walls precedes browsing local boutiques, cafes, and shops.

Brindisi, Italy: Trulli of Alberobello and Gleaming Ostuni

In Alberobello, travelers will visit the iconic traditional dry-stone huts with a corbelled roof, known as Trulli. After getting a taste of local gelato, guests can explore the UNESCO World Heritage site before lunch at a Trullo restaurant. A picturesque 45-minute drive takes them to Ostuni, the ancient ‘white city’ overlooking the Adriatic.

The Destination Experiences are now available for booking. The brand has extended its “Total Luxury Offer”, until April 30, 2024, offering such additional benefits as onboard credit and additional inclusions.

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