Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast Cruise

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A boat sits in the still water outside a small eastern European town.
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Umbrellas on a beach in Montenegro.
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Two boys take a dive off the rocks.
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A small island sits out in the crystal clear waters of the sea.
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Athens Acropolis
David Vargas
Relax on the sun deck of the Sea Cloud.
David Vargas
Sea Cloud's delightful staff.
Spend 12 days immersed in the history and culture of some of Europe’s most spectacular places. Ply the waters of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas aboard the tall ship Sea Cloud on this exciting Mediterranean cruise. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites in one remarkable small ship voyage. Discover Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and revel in its historic sites. And, explore the delights of Montenegro, a city of surprising beauty, plus the incomparable Dubrovnik.

Day 1

    Athens / Embark

    Arrive in Athens and make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel, board Sea Cloud in Piraeus and sail into the Aegean for this exciting Greece cruise. (D)

    Day 2

      Sailing aboard the Sea Cloud

      Everyone’s sure to be on deck as Sea Cloud’s sails are hoisted the old-fashioned way: by hand. Sail around the Peloponnesian Peninsula while cruising the Mediterranean Sea. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Katakolon / Olympia

        Explore the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival held here beginning in 776 BC. Return to the ship and sail northward. (B,L,D)

        Day 4


          Spend the morning sailing toward the Ionian Islands. Few names elicit the intrigue and sense of adventure as Odysseus’s home of Ithaca. Today, the island remains off the beaten track, with gems of small Ionian villages. Drive around the island to explore the sites that link it to the era described by Homer. In the evening continue your small ship cruise while heading north to Albania. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Sarande And Butrint, Albania

            Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a World Heritage Site. Continue to intriguing Sarandë. In the afternoon stop for a swim and walk along Albania’s coastline. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Tirane, Albania

              From Durrës, drive to Albania’s capital Tiranë. Visit Skanderbeg Square and the National History Museum, and meet with a local luminary. Back on board unfurl Sea Cloud’s sails as you head northward. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Kotor, Montenegro

                Sail into the Gulf of Kotor. Visit Perast, then take a boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela. See medieval Kotor, and drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Dubrovnik, Croatia

                  Anchor off Dubrovnik’s city walls and land in the heart of Old Town. Stroll marble-paved streets and walk on the ramparts. There’s a private performance of traditional klapa music. Opt for an after-dinner stroll through town. (B,L,D)

                  Day 9


                    Sail in the morning, then explore beautiful Korcula. Visit the house believed to be Marco Polo’s birthplace; enjoy free time at Korcula’s cafés and waterfront; see a private performance of the traditional Moreska sword dance. (B,L,D)

                    Day 10

                      Hvar / At Sea

                      In Hvar, one of the most attractive and lively of Croatia’s historic towns, a walking tour shows key sites. You may also hike up to the Citadel. Head southward for a final afternoon’s sailing. (B,L,D)

                      Day 11

                        Dubrovnik / Disembark

                        Disembark for flights home or your continued journey. (B)
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                        * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                        Included in Cruise Fare:
                        Aboard ship
                        - All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
                        - Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
                        - 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand
                        - Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
                        - Fitness center
                        - Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
                        - The guidance and company of expedition staff

                        - Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
                        - Sightseeing & entrance fees
                        - Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
                        - The expertise of expedition staff

                        - All excursions
                        - Zodiac & kayak explorations
                        - Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel
                        Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

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                        49-31 days40%
                        30-0 days100%