Venice ◆ Dalmatian Coast ◆ Bay of Kotor ◆ Albania
Corfu ◆ Corinth Canal ◆ Delphi ◆ Athens
Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship
Five-Star m.s. Le Lyrial
Explore dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations and their distinctive, deep-rooted cultures that flourished for more than three thousand years. This exciting, comprehensive and custom-designed small ship itinerary takes us along the pathway of these great civilizations into five countries––Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy––and to six UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Begin your journey in Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, where you will board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star m.s. Le Lyrial, an exceptional, state-of-the-art small ship featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Cruise from the Aegean Sea through the extraordinary Corinth Canal, an unrivaled experience possible only by a small ship that can maneuver this narrow passage between soaring, 300-foot limestone walls across the Isthmus of Corinth. Continue along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea through the stunning region of Dalmatia and on to Venice—known for centuries as La Serenissima, “the most serenely beautiful city.”
Call on splendid walled cities, medieval villages, picture-perfect islands and the spectacularly dramatic fjord-like Bay of Kotor while sailing these pristine azure waters. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of historic Split and the fourth-century Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, now home to a thriving 21st-century community; the seventh-century walled city of Dubrovnik; picturesque Kotor, Montenegro; the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Butrint, Albania; the Old Town of Corfu, Greece, settled in the eighth century B.C.; and Itea for the ancient Greek site of Delphi––cruising into many smaller, seldom-visited ports of call inaccessible to larger ships.
Discover hidden gems along the beautiful Adriatic and Aegean coastlines at just the right pace as daily life unfolds before you and the past and present coalesce. Enjoy our private, specially arranged lectures, exclusive Cultural Enrichments and the insightful Coastal Life® Forum featuring local Croatian residents who will provide their personal perspectives on contemporary life along the Dalmatian coast.
Join us for this exceptional, carefully planned cruise from Athens to Venice, two iconic centers of flourishing civilizations and remarkable culture. It is an excellent value and has a limited number of Suites and Staterooms. I encourage you to book now while Early Booking Savings and space are still available!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
Korčula Old Town, Croatia