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 Bougainville, 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 17, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 2, 2021
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.
- day Sept. 17
Depart the U.S.
- day Sept. 18
Venice, Italy/Embark Le Bougainville
- day Sept. 19
◆◆ Walking tour of UNESCO-designated complex of the Palace of Diocletian.
◆ Visit to the Ivan Meštrović Gallery.
- day Sept. 20
◆ 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 Sept. 21
◆ Walking tour of the Old Town, including St. Tryphon Cathedral.
◆ Coastal Life® Forum.
- day Sept. 22
◆ Visits to the Rector’s Palace and Maritime Museum.
◆ Walking tour of the Old City.
◆ Klapa folk music performance.
- day Sept. 23
Corfu /Sarandë, Albania, for Butrint
◆ Walking tour of Corfu’s Old Town.
◆ Excursion to the ruins of Butrint.
- day Sept. 24
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. 25
Athens, Greece/Piraeus/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S.
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