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Immerse yourself in the romance of Italy

From the Canals of Venice to the Stones of Athens

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Le Lyrial (CDP)
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From Corinth to Athens, sail in the footsteps of the Greek Gods and discover their most remarkable legends as well as their sumptuous dedicated temples. Discover the heart of the Cyclades, a string of islands scattered on the azure waters of the Aegean Sea like precious gemstones. Sail in the splendid Bay of Kotor and pass through the Corinth Canal, ending in Athens.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice | Embark
Day 2 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 3 : Mljet | Dubrovnik
Day 4 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 5 : Zakynthos, Greece
Day 6 : Corinth Canal | Hydra
Day 7 : Delos | Mykonos
Day 8 : Piraeus | Disembark | Athens

Highlights

  • Tour the Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery, and baroque cathedral
  • Sun bathe and swim at Nagagio Beach in Zakynthos
  • Sail through the Corinth Canal, that separates the Greece from the Peloponnese
  • Walk the sacred island of Delos and visit the shrines of Apollo and Artemis

Ship

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Immerse yourself in the romance of Italy Join a tour of the cities A small island sits out in the crystal clear waters of the sea. Mikrolimano, Athens Witness the Changing of the Guard in Athens

Day 1 Venice | Embark

Arrive in Venice and transfer to the pier to embark Le Lyrial.

Day 2 Hvar, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today discover Hvar, a fertile island of pale stone houses surrounded by rosemary, lavender, and laurel. Drive to the 16th century hill top Spagnola Fortress for spectacular views of Hvar Town and Pakleni Island. Enjoy a walking tour of Hvar including a visit to the 17th century Municipal Theater; the Franciscan Monastery and its small gallery; the Venetian Loggia; and the Benedictine Cloister and Arsenal.

Day 3 Mljet | Dubrovnik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning explore the exceptionally scenic Mljet Island, which local legend identifies with Calypso and Odysseus’s seven year dalliance. Then sail to Dubrovnik, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city contains within its ramparts the Rector’s Palace; the Franciscan Monastery, which houses a 13th-century pharmacy (the oldest in Europe); and the baroque Cathedral, with works by Renaissance painters Titian and Andrea del Sarto. There is time at leisure for independent exploration.

Day 4 Kotor, Montenegro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail the deep, fjord-like Bay of Kotor to reach the port town of the same name, located at the head of the bay beneath towering mountains. One of the most striking and best-preserved towns along the Adriatic coast, Kotor is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. A tour of this delightful town reveals its magnificent walls, palaces, and churches, including the 12th century St. Tryphon Cathedral, Lapidarium and the Maritime Museum.

Day 5 Zakynthos, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure to sunbathe and swim at the beautiful Nagagio Beach on the coast of Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands.

Day 6 Corinth Canal | Hydra

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning the ship passes through the Corinth Canal, the narrow waterway that separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnese. In the afternoon, arrive at Hydra, the only Greek island free of wheeled vehicles. Walk along its gorgeous port, view the exquisitely preserved stone architecture, and browse the shops.

Day 7 Delos | Mykonos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Call at the sacred island of Delos, which legend identifies as the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. A walking tour leads to the excavation of the main shrines of Apollo and Artemis, as well as to the Terrace of the Lions, guardians of the Sacred Lake. Continue to the island of Mykonos with its white cubic houses, characteristic windmills, and numerous chapels. Formerly a quiet fishing town, Mykonos is now a sophisticated island resort with smart cafes and boutiques. Enjoy time relaxing and swimming on this beautiful island.

Day 8 Piraeus | Disembark | Athens

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Le Lyrial (CDP)

Per person starting at
$6,890
Cabins on the Le Lyrial
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq. ft. located on Deck 3. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, desk, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. balcony located on Deck 3. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, desk, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
35 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
37 cabins, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
1 cabin, 200 sq. ft. + 43 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Deluxe Suite
3 cabins on Deck 6, 290 sq. ft. + 54 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually-controlled A/C, en suite shower, sofa, armchair and pedestal table, Wi-Fi access, TV, and stereo.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
11 cabins, 398 sq. ft + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with shower, desk, sofa, armchair & table, 2 TVs, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Privilege Suite on the Le Lyrial
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Privilege Suite
8 cabins, 398 sq. ft + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with shower, desk, sofa, armchair & table, 2 TVs, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
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Grand Deluxe Suite
1 cabin, 484 sq. ft. + 96 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and shower, desk, TV, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Grand Privilege Suite on the Le Lyrial
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Grand Privilege Suite
7 cabins, 398 sq. ft. + 86 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, desk, minibar, TV, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.
Owner's Suite on the Le Lyrial
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Owner Suite
On Deck 6, 592 sq. ft. + 129 sq. ft. private balcony. Individually controlled A/C, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and shower, desk, sofa, table with 4 chairs, armchair and table, 2 televisions, stereo, Satellite telephone, Wi-Fi access.

Notes

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24h room service (special selection)
• Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team.
• Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected areas

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations, and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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