From Barcelona to Dubrovnik Cruise

Day 1

    Arrive Barcelona / Embark

    Arrive in Barcelona and embark the Corinthian.

    Day 2

      Mahon, Menorca, Spain

      Your tour of Mahon, Menorca’s main port, reveals an unusual hybrid architectural style comprised of classical Georgian sash-windowed town houses and traditional Spanish homes lining its narrow streets and bustling waterfront. After visiting Fort Marlborough, the 18th-century British Fortification, continue to the site of Torralba d’en Salord, which contains the island’s largest and best-preserved prehistoric settlements.

      Day 3

        Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

        Tour Alghero, the region’s major fishing port. Known as “Barcelonetta” 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) before returning to Alghero.

        Day 4

          Bonifacio, Corsica

          Call in Bonifacio, built on spectacular high cliffs on Corsica’s south coast. 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.

          Day 5

            Trapani / Erice / Segesta

            Drive up winding roads to the medieval town of Erice. The town was known for its temple to the fertility goddess, Astarte. Look around the 12th-century Venus Castle and continue to Segesta for a glimpse of its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 b.c. and among the best-preserved ancient Greek sites.

            Day 6

              Messina / Taormina

              Corinthian will anchor in Messina for your excursion to Taormina. Clinging to the edge of Mount Tauro, Taormina looks out to sea and the dramatic cone of Mount Etna. A Greek colony was founded here in 403 b.c. and prospered throughout the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Visit the magnificent Greek theater before spending time exploring on your own.

              Day 7

                At Sea

                Enjoy the day at sea for lectures and relaxation.

                Day 8

                  Kotor, Montenegro

                  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 towns along the Dalmatian coast, Kotor is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The town’s fortifications and most of its monuments, which we will visit on a walking tour, date from the time of Venetian rule.

                  Day 9

                    Dubrovnik, Croatia

                    Dubrovnik is one of the most spectacular and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Once ruled by Venice, the city contains within its ramparts the Rector’s Palace, the Gothic cloister, the garden of the Dominican Monastery, and the baroque cathedral, which contains works by Renaissance painters Titian and Andrea del Sarto.

                    Day 10

                      Dubrovnik / Disembark

                      Disembark in Dubrovnik and transfer to the airport for your return flights home.

                      Cabin Information:
                      Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.

                      PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
                      • 9-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
                      • Complete program of tours and excursions
                      • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                      • All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
                      • Open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise
                      • Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leader
                      • Professional tour staff
                      • Complete pre-departure materials
                      • Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated arrival and departure dates
                      • Port and embarkation taxes
                      • Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers