Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations: Cruising the Adriatic & Aegean Seas

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. Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!

Pricing from

Early booking discount of $2,000 per couple!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019


  • Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck

    Barbara Horlbeck is an adjunct instructor of art history, an independent researcher, lecturer, and writer. She developed and teaches innovative virtual and face-to-face college-level art history courses, including Arts of the Medieval World, Renaissance and Baroque Arts, Ancient Arts, and Arts of Asia. Founder of Arts and Influences, she gives lectures and seminars on a wide range of art historical and cultural topics including. She has been a docent at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for fifteen years, where she leads tours for educators and specialists as well as the general public. She has traveled in more than thirty countries, including five continents and the North Pole, throughout Europe, and from Iran to India and Russia to Pakistan and China.




  • day 1

    Depart the U.S.

  • day 2

    Venice, Italy/Embark Le Lyrial

  • day 3

    Split, Croatia

  • day 4

    Hvar/Korˇc ula

  • day 5


  • day 6

    Kotor, Montenegro

  • day 7

    Sarandë, Albania, for Butrint/Corfu, Greece

  • day 8

    Itea for Delphi/Corinth Canal Cruise

  • day 9

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

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