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Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations: Cruising the Adriatic & Aegean Seas

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  • Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 05, 2018


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Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations: Cruising the Adriatic & Aegean Seas

Cruise from Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast through the Corinth Canal to Athens on this seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Lyrial. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations. Tour Split’s Diocletian’s Palace, Hvar’s Baroque-style St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Dubrovnik’s 15th-century walled city, Kotor’s medieval fortifications, the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint, Corfu’s Old Town and ancient Delphi. Enjoy a CoastalLife® Forum with local residents and a folk music performance. Venice Pre-Cruise and Athens Post-Cruise Options.

Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!

Study Leader
For the past 30 years, Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA, has focused her architectural career on the field of historic preservation. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and on the Boards of Directors of Preservation Action (past chair), of Cliveden of the National Trust and of Preservation Pennsylvania (currently vice-president and formerly president). She is a past chairman of the Historic Preservation Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1999, Ms. DeNadai was the recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award, Pennsylvania’s highest recognition for contributions by an individual for lifetime achievement in the field of historic preservation. She has led numerous international tours for the National Trust.

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Day 1 Depart the U.S.

2 Venice, Italy/Embark m.s. LeLyrial

3 Split, Croatia

4 Hvar/Korcˇula

5 Dubrovnik

6 Kotor, Montenegro

7 Sarandë for Butrint, Albania/Corfu, Greece

8 Itea for Delphi/Cruise Corinth Canal

9 Athens/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.

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Pre or Post Tours

Venice pre and Athens post cruise options will be offered