Ancient Civilizations Adriatic & Aegean Odyssey

Ancient Civilizations Adriatic & Aegean Odyssey



Cruise from Venice along the stunning Adriatic Coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens on this seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five‑Star small ship Le Jacques Cartier, with private balconies in all of its ocean-view Suites and Staterooms.
Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this comprehensive program featuring ports inaccessible to larger vessels, including the Bay of Kotor, Korčula and Hvar. In Greece, visit the ancient Greek site of Delphi and Corfu’s Old Town, rooted in the eighth century B.C.; in Albania tour the archaeological site of Butrint; in Montenegro visit Kotor’s medieval fortifications; and in Croatia, see Dubrovnik’s 15th‑century walled city and tour Split’s Roman Diocletian’s Palace.

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Early booking discount of  up to $4,000 per cabin!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022


Quintessential Venice – Pre-Program Option
Beloved worldwide for its extraordinary beauty, Venice is one of Italy’s premier cities for art and architecture. Tour the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including visits to the Doge’s Palace and Basilica di San Marco, a flamboyant example of Byzantine architecture. Enjoy a traditional gondola ride, cruise the Grand Canal and visit the charming archipelago
of Burano, known for its skilled fishermen, polychrome houses and intricate lace‑making. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe Hotel Bauer, located steps from the famous Piazza San Marco.

Wonders of Ancient Athens – Post-Program Option
Experience an ancient city unmatched in its contributions to the foundations of the Western world—Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Explore the enduring grandeur of the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the gracefully proportioned Parthenon—dedicated to the goddess Athena in 438 B.C. See the archaeological treasures of the Acropolis Museum. Accommodations are for two nights in the centrally located, Five‑Star Hotel Grande Bretagne.


  • Tom Moriarity

    Tom Moriarity

    Tom Moriarity is a nationally recognized preservationist and urban development specialist. Trained as an architect, Tom was one of the founders of the National Trust’s pioneering Main Street Program. As Managing Principal at Retail & Development Strategies LLC, Tom has been involved in major restoration and urban rehabilitation projects across the U.S. and the world. He will bring his expertise on architecture, architectural history, historic preservation and adaptive use that will help each traveler better understand the beauty and significance of the places we will visit.  Tom holds two degrees in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.



CANCELLATION FEES: Final payment due at least 95 days prior to departure. Cancellation fees and penalties apply as follows:


96 days or more prior*

95-61 days prior

60-45 days prior

44-0 days prior


Full refund

50% of program price

75% of program price

100% of program price

*In the event of a cancellation between 45 and 95 days prior to departure, the refund will be by credit, usable on a future Gohagan & Company trip which commences on or before December 31, 2023. In addition, for all bookings, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply. Click here for more information.


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  • day 1

    Depart the U.S.

  • day 2

    Venice, Italy/Embark Le Jacques Cartier

  • day 3

    Split, Croatia

    Walking tour of the complex of the Palace of Diocletian, including the Cathedral of St. Duje and Temple of Jupiter. Visit the Ivan Meštrović Gallery.

  • day 4


    Walking tour of the Old City, with visits to the Rector’s Palace and Maritime Museum. Klapa folk music performance.

  • day 5

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Walking tour of the Old Town, including a visit to the 12th-century St. Tryphon Cathedral.

  • day 6

    Corfu, Greece

    Visit to 19th-century Achillion Palace in Gastouri. Walking tour of Corfu’s Old Town.

  • day 7

    Itea for Delphi

    Enjoy the Delphi Archeological Museum.

  • day 8

    Katakolon for Olympia

  • day 9

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

    Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.

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