CRUISETOUR

Under Sail – Greece to The Dalmatian Coast (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Ship: Sea Cloud  |  6 Reviews
Athens, Greece to Dubrovnik, Croatia
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Air travel
DAY 2
Air travel
Athens, Greece
Piraeus, Greece

Make your way to the Electra Metropolis Hotel for a buffet lunch. We'll then explore the new Acropolis Museum, which displays some of the finest sculptures and other art of Ancient Greece, including many items brought in from the Acropolis to protect them from the elements. We then transfer to Piraeus and embark the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon, and take in our first Greek sunset at sea. (L, D)
Depart on an overnight flight to Athens.

DAY 3
Day-at-Sea

Today the sails are set and will be up all day long as we sail along the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Sails are raised the old-fashioned way, by hand, and the excitement is palpable. Hear presentations from our historian and naturalist, catch-up on reading, and experience the 5-star service for which the Sea Cloud is famous. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Katákolon, Greece
Olympia, Greece
Katákolon, Greece

Dock at Katákolo and depart for the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Games that was held here every four years beginning in 776 BC. See the excavations of Olympia, the Temple of Hera, the famous Temple of Zeus in which the statue of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) stood, the Olympic Stadium, and the superb Archaeological Museum, along with other sites. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Itháki, Greece

Sail to Odysseus's home of Ithaca (Itháki). Today, the island remains off the beaten track, with gems of small Ionian villages. Drive around the island to explore the sites that link it to the era described by Homer. This afternoon we sail southward. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Butrint, Albania
Sarandë, Albania

Today we visit the ancient city of Butrint, one of the great sites of antiquity and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site where monuments date from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Its Hellenic theater, Byzantine basilica, and Venetian towers lie in a lakeside setting. Continue to Sarandë, with its blend of religions, cultures, and landscapes. Drive up to Lekursi Castle for a view of the harbor below. Set sail in the afternoon. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
Durres, Albania
Krujë, Albania
Durres, Albania

Dock in Durrës, drive to the ancient capital of Krujë, and visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Also visit the Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to Albania's national hero. Have lunch, and take in a display of traditional Albanian music and dance. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
Perast, Montenegro
Gospa od Škrpjela, Montenegro
Perast, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro

At Kotor we visit the historic town of Perast, and take a local boat to the islet of Gospa od Škrpjela, home to the Church of Our Lady of the Rock. This tiny islet was created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. See medieval Kotor or join us for a drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is regarded as the best-preserved medieval town in the world. Stroll marble paved streets to the 15th-century Rector's Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, then walk the ramparts that circle the town. This afternoon see a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music in a monastery courtyard. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
Korcula, Croatia

The walled medieval town on Korčula Island, also called Korčula, is exceptional even by the standards of the Dalmatian coast. It retains a strong Venetian influence, and strolling the town is a real pleasure. Visit the house said to be Marco Polo's birthplace, among other sites. Enjoy free time to take in cafés and the waterfront, with time for a drink in a local café if you wish. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
Hvar, Croatia

This morning we arrive at Hvar, one of the most attractive of Croatia's historic Venetian towns. A walking tour takes us through the Franciscan monastery, the stunning main street arsenal, and the oldest active theater in Croatia. Those who want some exercise can hike up to the Citadel. Today is a day to hoist the Sea Cloud's sails, an experience that is sure to have everyone on deck. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Air travel

Disembark for flights home, or join the optional extension to Mostar and Split. (B)

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What's Included

Included

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to Egyptologists and ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

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