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Under Sail: Greece and the Dalmatian Coast

11 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Cloud (LI)
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Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites in one remarkable small ship voyage on the Sea Cloud. Discover Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and revel in its historic sites. Explore the delights of Montenegro, a city of surprising beauty, plus the incomparable Dubrovnik.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens | Embark in Pireaus
Day 2 : Sailing aboard the Sea Cloud
Day 3 : Katakolon | Olympia
Day 4 : Ithaca
Day 5 : Sarande and Butrint, Albania
Day 6 : Kruje
Day 7 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 8 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 9 : Korcula
Day 10 : Hvar | At Sea
Day 11 : Disembark in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Highlights

  • Ply the waters of the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic seas
  • Tour the ruins of Olympia, Greece and Albania’s historic city of Butrint
  • See Lady of The Rocks, a tiny islet formed of sunken fishing boats
  • Spend a day among the marble-paved lanes of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

Ship

Sea Cloud (LI)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

A boat sits in the still water outside a small eastern European town. Umbrellas on a beach in Montenegro. Two boys take a dive off the rocks. A small island sits out in the crystal clear waters of the sea. Athens Acropolis

Day 1 Athens | Embark in Pireaus

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Athens and make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel. Transfer to Piraeus and board the Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon, and take in your first Greek sunset at sea.

Day 2 Sailing aboard the Sea Cloud

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Hear presentations from your onboard historian and naturalist, catch-up on reading, and experience the excellent amenities on your ship.

Day 3 Katakolon | Olympia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dock at Katákolo and depart for the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival that was held here every four years beginning in 776 BC. See the excavations of Olympia, the Temple of Hora, the famous temple of Zeus in which the statue of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) stood, the Olympic Stadium and the superb Archaeological Museum, along with other sites.

Day 4 Ithaca

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Odysseus’s home of Ithaca (Itháki). 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. This afternoon sail southward.

Day 5 Sarande and Butrint, Albania

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit the ancient city of Butrint, one of the great sites of antiquity and now a UNESCO World Heritage site where monuments date from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Its Hellenic theater, Byzantine basilica, and Venetian towers lie in a lakeside setting. Continue to Sarandë, with its blend of religions, cultures and landscapes. Drive up to Lekuris Castle for a view of the harbor below. Set sail in the afternoon.

Day 6 Kruje

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dock at Durrës and drive to the ancient capital of Kruje. Visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Also visit the Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to Albania's national hero. Have lunch, and take in a display of traditional Albanian music and dance.

Day 7 Kotor, Montenegro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail into the Gulf of Kotor. Visit Perast, then take a boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela, home to the Church of Our Lady of the Rock. This tiny islet was created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. See medieval Kotor, and drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view.

Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is regarded as the best‐preserved medieval town in the world. Stroll marble paved streets to the 15th‐century Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, then walk the ramparts that circle the town. This afternoon see a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music in a monastery courtyard.

Day 9 Korcula

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The walled medieval town on Korčula Island, also called Korčula, is exceptional even by the standards of the Dalmatian coast. It retains a strong Venetian influence, and strolling the town is a real pleasure. Visit the house said to be Marco Polo’s birthplace, among other sites. Enjoy free time to take in cafés and the waterfront, with time for a drink in a local café if you wish.

Day 10 Hvar | At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning arrive at Hvar, one of the most attractive of Croatia’s historic Venetian towns. A walking tour takes you through the Franciscan monastery, the stunning main street arsenal, and the oldest active theater in Croatia. Those who want some exercise can hike up to the Citadel. Today is a day to hoist the Sea Cloud’s sails, an experience that is sure to have everyone on deck.

Day 11 Disembark in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark for flights home or join an optional extension to Mostar and Split.

Sea Cloud (LI)

Per person starting at
$12,210
Relax in the Sea Cloud's comfortable cabins.
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Category 1
Cabins 28-29 on Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category 1S Cabin.
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Category 1S
Cabins 16-17, Promenade Deck. Upper and lower single beds, window. These cabins once housed the ship's officers.
Relax in the Sea Cloud's comfortable cabins.
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Category 2
Cabins 18-25 on the Promenade Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Relax in the Sea Cloud's comfortable cabins.
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Category 3
Cabins 32-37 on Captain's Deck. Cabins have two single beds, a window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category 1-4 Cabins.
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Category 4
Cabins 30-31, Captain's Deck. Cabins have a queen bed, forward-facing window and private bath facilities.
Sea Cloud's Category B Cabin.
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Category B
Deluxe Cabins 3-10, Main Deck. Large original cabins have a mix of bed types and decor motifs. All have portholes.
Sea Cloud's Category A Cabin.
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Category A
Deluxe Cabins 3-10, Main Deck. Large original cabins have a mix of bed types and decor motifs. All have portholes.
Sea Cloud's Owner's Suite.
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Category OS
Original owners suites 1-2, Main Deck. King sized beds, grand marble bathrooms with bathtubs.

Notes

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • Accommodations aboard ship
  • Meals indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad Expeditions’ leader, historian & naturalist staff and expert guides
  • All port charges and service taxes
Not Included:
  • Air transportation
  • Extensions
  • Passport, visa, immigration fees
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel protection plan
  • Items of a personal nature such as e-mail and laundry 

Included

  • 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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