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Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations: Cruising the Adriatic & Aegean Seas

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Departure Dates

  • Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 05, 2018


Early booking discount of $2,000 per couple!


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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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1 Depart the U.S.

Pre-Cruise Venice Option* or

2 Venice, Italy (d)

◆◆ Embark Le Lyrial.

3 Split, Croatia (b,l,r,d)

◆◆Walking tour of Diocletian’s Palace.

◆◆ Visits to the Temple of Jupiter and Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

Cultural Enrichments:

◆◆ Visit to the Ivan Mesˇtrovi´c Gallery.

◆◆ Coastal Life® Forum.

4 Hvar/Korcˇula (b,l,d)

◆◆Walking tour of Hvar’s Old Town.

◆◆ Visits to Hvar’s Benedictine Covent and St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

◆◆ Visits to Korcˇula’s Cathedral of St. Mark and the Abbey Treasury.

Cultural Enrichment:

◆◆ Klapa folk music performance.

5 Dubrovnik (b,l,d)

◆◆Walking tour of the Old Town.

◆◆ Visits to the Rector’s Palace and Maritime Museum.

Cultural Enrichment:

◆◆ Afternoon free in Dubrovnik.

6 Kotor, Montenegro (b,l,d)

◆◆Walking tour of the Old Town.

Cultural Enrichment:

◆◆ Time at leisure in Kotor.

7 Sarandë, Albania, for Butrint /Corfu, Greece (b,l,d)

Cultural Enrichments:

◆◆ Excursion to the ruins of Butrint.

◆◆Walking tour of the Old City in Corfu.

8 Itea for Delphi /Corinth Canal (b,l,r,d)

◆◆ Tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

Cultural Enrichments:

◆◆Walking tour of Delphi.

◆◆ Cruise through the Corinth Canal.

9 Athens /Disembark ship (b)

Post-Cruise Athens Option* or ◆◆ Return to the U.S.