Ancient Civilizations Adriatic & Aegean Odyssey

Ancient Civilizations Adriatic & Aegean Odyssey



Cruise from Athens through the Corinth Canal to picture‑perfect Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast. Enjoy a custom‑designed, 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 $2,000 per cabin!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Sep 27, 2021 - Oct 5, 2021


  • Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck, M.A., is an arts and culture professional with extensive global experience. She is a lecturer, writer, independent researcher and adjunct instructor of art history, and has developed and teaches college and university-level art history courses, including “Arts of the Islamic World” and “Arts of the Ancient World.”  As Founder of Arts and Influences, Barbara developed the successful Food for Thought Lecture and Lunch Series and created a series of in-depth seminars covering a broad range of topics from “Arts of the Medieval World,” and “Arts of China, India and Japan” to “Collectors, Collections, and the Modern Museum.”  As a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for nearly 20 years, Barbara has led tours for educators, specialists and the general public. She has traveled in nearly 40 countries, including five continents and the North Pole, as well as Iran, India, Pakistan and China. Barbara loves helping travelers develop a deeper understanding of our rich artistic and cultural legacy while, at the same time, placing works of art and architecture in their rich historical context.



Cancellations for all or any part of the program including Pre/Post Program(s) reservation(s) will not be effective until received in writing in the offices of Gohagan. Should you have to cancel, the following terms will apply: reservation cancellation(s) are subject to a $200 per person administrative fee from the time of booking through 120 days prior to departure; from 119 through 95 days prior to departure, $800 per person; cancellations 94 days or less prior to departure, a no‑show or early return from the program will result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariffs. In addition, any applicable airline cancellation fees, optional excursion cancellation fees and administrative fees may apply.



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  • day Sept. 27

    Depart the U.S.

  • day Sept. 28

    Athens, Greece/Piraeus Embark Le Jacques Cartier

  • day Sept. 29

    Corinth Canal/Itea for Delphi

    Cruise through the Corinth Canal.  Tour of the Delphi Archaeological Museum. Guided tour of the Delphi archaeological site.

  • day Sept. 30

    Corfu /Sarandë, Albania, for Butrint

    Walking tour of Corfu’s Old Town. Excursion to the ruins of Butrint.

  • day Oct. 1

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

  • day Oct. 2

    Kotor, Montenegro

    Walking tour of the Old Town, including St. Tryphon Cathedral.

  • day Oct. 3

    Korčula, Croatia/Hvar

    Walking tour of Hvar’s Old Town with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
    Visits to Korčula’s Cathedral of St. Mark and the Abbey Treasury.
    Visit to Hvar’s Benedictine Convent, with an opportunity to view the
    handmade lace crafted there.

  • day Oct. 4


    Walking tour of UNESCO-designated complex of the Palace of Diocletian. Visit to the Ivan Meštrović Gallery.

  • day Oct. 5

    Venice, Italy

    Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.

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