Venice and Athens Cruise

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Athens Acropolis
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Umbrellas on a beach in Montenegro.
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Ancient ruins in Athens
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Locals sitting at a cafe in Croatia.
Relax in the salon aboard the Tere Moana.
Enjoy a massage in the spa aboard Tere Moana.
Wonders of the Adriatic Sea are yours to explore on a spectacular itinerary that touches the shores of four lands. From romantic Venice, the “City of Canals,” travel eastward to charming Zadar, Croatia. Over the following couple of days, discover why the historic Old Towns of Kotor, Montenegro, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, revel in the beauty of Corfu, one of the most popular Greek isles, before continuing on to Delphi, where the oracle once prophesied. You’ll also enjoy a transit of the historic Corinth Canal en route to the pedestrian-only island of Hydra, now an artists’ colony. Your voyage culminates in Piraeus, jumping-off point for mighty Athens—the heart of the ancient Greek civilization and capital of modern Greece.

Day 1

    Embark the Tere Moana in Venice, Italy

    The romantic “City of Canals” and capital of the Veneto region of northeast Italy, Venice was also once the capital of the Republic of Venice, a major power during the medieval and Renaissance eras. Embark the Tere Moana here, and be sure to behold the beauty of Venice from the perspective of the sea as your ship sets sail this evening.

    Day 2

      Zadar, Croatia

      The former capital of Dalmatia, Zadar showcases centuries of history in its charming city streets. An important educational and literary center, it is best known for its Romanesque churches and the pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donat.

      Day 3

        Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic” by George Bernard Shaw, Dubrovnik is Europe’s best-preserved walled city. The heart of the city is the Stradun (also known as the Plaka), the gleaming, wide, marble-paved thoroughfare that dates to the 13th century, and the Stari Grad—the extraordinarily well-preserved old city—has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is helping to restore the city’s beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains.

        Day 4

          Kotor, Montenegro

          Situated on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world—one of the most beautiful bays in the world—spectacular Kotor captures the spirit of Montenegro with its blend of exuberant youth and ancient traditions. Explore the Old Town, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its amazingly well-preserved medieval architecture.

          Day 5

            Corfu, Greece

            One of the most popular Greek islands, Corfu is revered for its lush mountainous landscape, golden beaches, traditional villages, Venetian fortresses, and some of the most beautiful beaches on the Ionian Sea. In Corfu Town, admire a charming mix of architectural styles, as well as welcoming French-designed city squares.

            Day 6

              Delphi (Itea), Greece

              In ancient times, Delphi was considered the center of the world: the place where heaven and Earth met. Today, this town in the valley of Phocis in central Greece, built on terraces in the foothills of Mount Parnassus, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece: home of the Temple of Apollo, where the oracle prophesied, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other magnificent ruins here include a 4th-century amphitheater, the Treasury of Athens, the stadium, the Tholos (a circular building), and the Sacred Way leading to the temple.

              Day 7

                Transit the Corinth Canal, Hydra, Greece

                Built between 1881 and 1893, the Corinth Canal cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth, effectively separating the Peloponnesian Peninsula from mainland Greece. Although not completed until the late 19th century, the canal was first attempted as early as the 7th century BC, by the Corinthian tyrant Periander, and the Roman emperors Julius Caesar (44 BC), Caligula (37 BC), and Nero (AD 67) also made the attempt. Less than four miles long and less than 70 feet wide, it is too narrow for a modern freighter to navigate. You, however, will have an up-close look during today’s transit of this marvel of engineering.

                Tere Moana will then continue on to Hydra, a small, picturesque island where motorized traffic is banned and donkeys are the primary means of transportation. Admire the red-tiled homes and narrow stone-paved alleyways of this thriving artists’ colony.

                Day 8

                  Disembark in Athens (Piraeus), Greece

                  Your European idyll draws to a close in the port city of Piraeus, where you’ll enjoy breakfast before bidding your captain and crew a fond farewell. If you choose to stay on in Greece after your cruise, it’s only a short distance to one of the world’s great cultural centers: mighty Athens, heart of the ancient Greek civilization and capital of modern Greece.
                   C - Window StateroomB - Window StateroomA - Balcony Stateroom
                  2014-Jul-19*$3,795$4,095$4,995
                  Port charges: $395
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  - Please note: Cruise fare does not include optional shore excursions, available to purchase an additional fees.
                  - Cruise fuel surcharges may apply.
                  - Rates are posted as double occupancy, and single supplements are available at 100%.
                  - Optional hotel stays and land programs are available, please contact us for details.
                  Additional Fees:
                  Port, security and handling charges are additional per person. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 25%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by Visa, Mastercard or AmEx.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  121 days or more$300
                  120-91 days15% total fare
                  90-61 days25% total fare
                  60-31 days55% total fare
                  30-0 days100% total fare