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11 Day Sample Cruise aboard Corinthian
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Imagine a glorious spring voyage that combines visits to some of the loveliest destinations in the Mediterranean with the pleasure of music. During the voyage, travelers are treated to superb exclusive recitals performed by accomplished local musicians in unique and historic venues. Embarking in Lisbon, Portugal, your journey encompasses a true cross-section and crossroads of the Mediterranean.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Lisbon, Portugal
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Motril, Spain / Granada
Day 4 : Alicante
Day 5 : Valencia
Day 6 : Alcudia, Majorca, Balearic Islands
Day 7 : Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
Day 8 : Cagliari / Su Nuraxi / Nora
Day 9 : Trapani, Sicily / Erice / Segesta
Day 10 : Naples / Pompeii
Day 11 : Disembark in Civitavecchia / Transfer to Rome, Italy

Ship

Corinthian

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Plaza in Lisbon, Portugal Sicilian landscape in the early evening Couple walking through the streets of Europe The sprawling ruins of Pompeii Wander the typical streets of Italy

Day 1 Embark in Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive in Lisbon and embark Corinthian. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail along the coast of Spain, enjoying the ship’s amenities and lectures by our accompanying guest lecturers, including Yale Professor of Piano, Boris Berman.

Day 3 Motril, Spain / Granada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Granada exemplifies the best of Moorish art, architecture, and culture. Tour the Alhambra, a striking 13-th century palace begun by the caliphs of the Nasrid dynasty and an architectural marvel of lacy arches, filigreed ceilings, slender columns, and romantic courtyards adorned with lovely fountains. Also stroll through the splendid Generlife Gardens, adjacent to the Alhambra, once the retreat of the caliphs.

Day 4 Alicante

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A morning tour of the town includes the imposing Castillo de Santa Barbara and the Cathedral of San Nicolas. In the afternoon, drive to Elche (Elx), fames for its exotic palm forest, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a visit to the Huerta del Cura garden.

Day 5 Valencia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Valencis' Old Town, visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with paintings by Goya, and view the Generalitat Palace. Also visit La Lonja de la Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading silk. The grandiose Sala de Contratacion, in particular, illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the afternoon, visit the remarkable City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural complex designed by native architect Santiago Calatrava. Enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue.

Day 6 Alcudia, Majorca, Balearic Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning take a walking tour of this quaint, well-preserved walled town, with time to explore on your own before an early afternoon departure. Enjoy the remainder of the day at sea to relax or attend a presentation by one of the ship's guest lecturers.

Day 7 Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From Oristano, explore Sinis, a beautiful strip of beaches and wetlands dotted with Neolithic villages and nuraghi, peculiar Bronze Age towers found only in Sardinia. Visit the peninsula's most important archeological site, the city of Tharros, founded by the Phoenicians around the 8th century BC. Among its remains are the well-preserved thermal baths, with adjoining dressing rooms, saunas, and hot and cold water pools. In the afternoon, enjoy Oristano's lively Piazza Roma, whose Tower of St. Christopher dates back to the 13th century. Explore the town's museum, housed in a 19th-century palazzo, and the Pisan-style Basilica of Santa Giusta.

Day 8 Cagliari / Su Nuraxi / Nora

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia's capital, built on a hill facing the sea. Disembark and drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex and a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity site. After lunch aboard the ship, spend some time at leisure to explore Cagliari on your own, or take an excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods.

Day 9 Trapani, Sicily / Erice / Segesta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 visit to its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 BC and among the best-preserved ancient Greek sites. This evening enjoy a performance aboard ship.

Day 10 Naples / Pompeii

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning explore the fabled city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and frozen in time. In the afternoon visit the National Archeological Museum of Naples. A splendid Baroque palace is the setting for a private musical performance this evening.

Day 11 Disembark in Civitavecchia / Transfer to Rome, Italy

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive in port at Civitavecchia. Disembark the Corinthian and transfer to the airport to continue your travels homeward.

Corinthian

Per person starting at
$8,780
Corinthian's Category D & E Suites.
Category E
$8,780
Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks, windows and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view
Corinthian's Category D & E Suites.
Category D
$9,480
Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks with window and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433.
Corinthian's Category C Suite.
Category C
$10,180
Deluxe suites, Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq ft. Suites 246 - 252
Corinthian's Category AA, A, and B Suite
Category B
$11,180
Deluxe suites, Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq ft. Suites 336 - 341
Corinthian's Category AA, A, and B Suite
Category A
$11,980
Deluxe suites, Leto Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431
Corinthian's Category AA, A, and B Suite
Category AA
$12,480
Deluxe suites, Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq ft. Suites 505 - 506
Corinthian's VS and PHS Suites.
Category VS
$13,380
Deluxe Veranda Suites, Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq ft. Suites 507 - 518
Corinthian's VS and PHS Suites.
Category PHS
$14,380
Deluxe Penthouse Suites, Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area. 260 sq ft. Suites 601 - 604

Notes

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:
• 10-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
• Complete program of tours and excursions
• Private chamber recitals performed by accomplished classical musicians
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• All meals aboard ship including: early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea,and dinner
• Wine with lunch and dinner
• Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
• Professional tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
• Gratuities to guides and drivers

Included

  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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