Ancient Roman ruins and medieval cities, cliff-top castles and picturesque ports—the treasures of the Mediterranean are seen in their full splendor on a Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyage. Guided by our experts, explore the roots of civilization in Dubrovnik and Santorini, snorkel amid vibrant sea life in Turkey, or hike majestic national parks in Albania. Discover iconic cities and little-known villages aboard the National Geographic Orion, expertly built to navigate these idyllic waters in comfort and style. Or, encounter vestiges of antiquity aboard an elegant tall ship from the Sea Cloud fleet—traditional square-riggers that harken back to the Golden Age of Sail.
“When you think of Lindblad you often think of wild and exotic places—but it’s also about culture and history. They’re uniquely qualified with small ships and expert staff to immerse you in cultures in a personal way so you get the most out of your voyage.”
Why Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Our Trips in the Mediterranean
Our Ships in the Mediterranean
Traveling aboard Sea Cloud, a historic four-masted barque, is an overall multisensory experience of the rarest kind—and this is true wherever you choose to explore.
Sea Cloud II
Sea Cloud II is an alluring sailing vessel perfectly suited to travel the scenic shores of Italy and Croatia, exploring little-seen archipelagos and anchoring in small coves.
National Geographic Explorer
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-engineered for blue water and polar exploration
National Geographic Orion
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-built for exploring the South Pacific, Asia, the Mediterranean, and beyond
Our Team in the Mediterranean
Every member of our team—from our naturalists and photographers to our expedition leaders—is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. Many are veteran guides chosen for their extensive knowledge of subjects like archaeology and photography, while special guests—including National Geographic Experts—offer additional insights into the region’s diverse natural and historical landscape. Exploring in small groups, you’ll hear different perspectives each day of your voyage, and because there are no assigned groups you can gravitate toward the experts who share your interests and inspire your curiosity.
Our knowledgeable and passionate expedition team is complemented by our dedicated hotel team who strives to ensure that your time on board is as comfortable and rewarding as your time on shore.
Photo Gallery: Highlights from the Mediterranean
The ruins of the 6th century-built Temple of Artemis stand in Delphi, Greece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.