Malaga, Spain / EmbarkArrive in Malaga and embark Corinthian. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew
At SeaSail along the coast of Spain, enjoying the ship’s amenities and lectures by our accompanying guest lecturers, including Yale Professor of Piano, Boris Berman.
Valencia, SpainExplore Valencia's Old Town, visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with paintings by Goya, and view the Generalitat Palace. Also visit La Lonja de la Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture built between 1482 and 1533. This group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk. In particular, the grandiose Sala de Contratacion illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the afternoon visit the remarkable City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural complex designed by native architect Santiago Calatrava.
Mahon, Menorca, SpainYour tour of Mahon, the island of Menorca's main port, reveals an unusual hybrid architectural style that combines classical Georgian sash-windowed town houses and traditional Spanish homes. After visiting Mahon's Museum of Menorca, continue to the site of Torralba d’en Salord, which contains the island’s largest and best-preserved prehistoric settlements.
Alghero, Sardinia, ItalyTour Alghero, one of Sardinia's most charming port town. A major fishing port, Alghero is known as "Barcelonetta" (little Barcelona) because of its predominantly Catalan flavor. Alghero is graced with picturesque cobblestoned streets and flamboyantly decorated churches in its historic core. Also visit the nearby Anghelu Ruiu Necropolis—a pre-Nuraghic cave complex with more than 30 hypogea (underground temples or tombs)—and the Nuraghe Palmavera before returning to Alghero. Enjoy a musical program aboard ship.
Bonifacio, Corsica, FranceMake it a point to be in deck as the Corinthian navigates the narrow waterway that leads to Bonifacio. Built on spectacular high cliffs on Corsica’s south coast, Bonafacio is undoubtably one of the Mediterranean's most notable landmarks. Stroll through the striking town, with its winding medieval lanes and brightly colored houses adorned with imaginative family crests. Admire the fine Gothic architecture and dramatic scenery from the limestone cliffs, facing the sea.
At SeaRelax aboard your luxurious vessel and enjoy the numerous on board amenities.
Valletta, MaltaSpend the day in Malta's historic capital. In the morning explore St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the National Museum of Archaeology. Then it’s a short drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples, which date back to 3150 B.C. and on to Hagar Qim, an even older temple that stands atop a hill on the southern edge of the island overlooking the sea. Enjoy a private musical performance at the 18th-century Palazzo Parisio.
Syracuse, Sicily, ItalyColonized by the Greeks in the 8th century B.C., Syracuse became one of the most powerful and prestigious cities of the ancient world, rousing the hostility of Athens. Discover the 15,000-seat Greek theater, among the most impressive to survive from antiquity, and the elliptical Roman amphitheater. After a visit to the Archaeological Museum, walk the winding lanes of Syracuse’s Old Town and explore the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Aretusa, and the Cathedral, which incorporates the remains of the famed Temple of Athena.
Otranto / Lecce, ItalyBuilt around an attractive bay, Otranto was the embarkation port of the Crusades and a leading trading center. Enjoy the 11th-century cathedral, known for its floor mosaic depicting biblical and other scenes, and the Byzantine church of San Pietro, whose interior is covered with frescoes. Alternatively visit the proudly Baroque town of Lecce and tour the Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral, Basilica di Santa Croce, and the Amphitheater in Piazza Oronzo.
Igoumenitsa, GreeceCall at Igoumenitsa on Greece's west coast and travel to Dodoni, the oldest oracular site in Greece, perhaps dating to 1000 B.C. Beautifully situated in a valley below Mt. Tomaros, the site includes a superb theater, built during the reign of King Pyrrhus (3rd century B.C.). With walls 65 feet high and a seating capacity of 20,000, it was the second largest theater in Greece, and was later used by the Romans for gladiatorial events. Continue to the charming old market town of Ioannia, beautifully built on the shores of a scenic lake.
Kotor, MontenegroCrusiing the 15-mile long Bay of Kotor is a memorable event. Towering mountains line the shores of the waterway that leads to Kotos, a walled medieval gem. Magnificently set amid Europe’s southernmost fjord, Kotor was well regarded for its masons and icon artists. On a walking tour through this car-free UNESCO World Heritage site, visit the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon as well as the Cathedral Square and the Lapidarium. Enjoy time at leisure to explore Kotor's narrow lanes followed by a wonderful, private musical performance at the Cathedral of St. Tryphon.
Dubrovnik, CroatiaFor hundreds of years, Dubrovnik (the "Pearl of the Adriatic") was an independent city-state set in competition with Venice for Constantinople’s trade routes. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, Dominican Monastery, and the Baroque Cathedral, containing works by Titian and Andrea del Sarto. Also view the wonderful courtyard of the Rector’s Palace. Enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own this unique city. Overnight aboard docked in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik, Croatia / DisembarkFollowing breakfast on board, disembark in Dubrovnik and transfer to airport to continue your travels.