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Fall in love with the Mediterranean on this exclusive 10-day cruise from Piraeus to Venice. Sail through one of the most desierd destinations in the world and explore the magnificent landscapes that make this region famous. Opt to join diverse Land Adventures designed for your maximum enjoyment. Practice some water sports or stroll around the narrow streets of famous cities and villages. Don't miss the chance to make your dreams come true!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Embark
Day 2 : Hydra, Greece
Day 3 : Corinth Canal (Transit), Greece | Itea (Delphi), Greece
Day 4 : Gaios, Paxoi Island, Greece
Day 5 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 6 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 7 : Korcula, Croatia
Day 8 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 9 : Chioggia, Italy
Day 10 : Venice, Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy amazing aerial views of Athens and its famous landmarks
  • Discover natural beauty combined with ancient ruins at Delphi
  • Visit charming Chioggia, also called "the little brother of Venice"
  • Kayak and swim along the beautiful coastal scenery of Hvar

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The ancient library at Ephesus Corinth Canal, Greece Hydra, Greece View of Hvar, Croatia The sprawling canals of Venice

Day 1 Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Embark

Athens is the capital as well as the largest city in Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.
 
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Athens (Piraeus) - The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum: This Land Adventure is perfect for first time visitors to get to explore the city’s most important highlights: the famous Acropolis site and the most impressive New Museum. Athens is renowned as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world and the birthplace of western civilization. During your drive through the city, pass some of the most important sites of Athens such as Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, and the Olympic Stadium. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, walk up the uneven footpath leading to the summit. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, the Erectheum, and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon. Following your visit to the Acropolis, walk to the New Acropolis Museum, an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the Acropolis. At the end of your visit, board your motorcoach for the drive back to Piraeus.
Duration: 5 hours
 
Athens (Piraeus) - Mountain Biking on Hymettus: Ride your mountain bike and follow the beautiful tracks on the slopes of Mount Hymettus while enjoying nature, fresh air, and panoramic views of Athens and its suburbs. Due to Greece being a mountainous country and offering ideal weather conditions, mountain biking has become particularly popular among Greek people. Experienced mountain bike cyclists guide you through beautiful tracks.
Duration: 3 hours
 
Athens (Piraeus) - The Flavors of Athens: Discover the secret places of Athens and get familiar with the typical Greek flavors while enjoying a relaxing and fun walk in its colorful streets. This Land Adventure offers you the chance to discover places in Athens which are known only by the locals and also get familiar with typical Greek flavors during a relaxing and fun walk. Beginning in the center of Athens, the first stop is one of the oldest, a traditional pastry shop where you can taste “loukoumades”, a traditional fried dough sweet with honey syrup and cinnamon. The next stop is at the town’s oldest bakery to taste its cruller, or wheel-shaped bread with sesame, a very common delicacy sold every morning by local outdoor vendors in all parts of Athens. Visit the Central open-air Market of Athens where one can find local products of very good quality. Now it’s time to taste the famous Greek liquor “Ouzo” at a traditional liquor store with the typical Greek snacks known as “mezedes”. Your adventure would not be complete without the chance to taste the most famous Greek snack “souvlaki” (gyros wrapped in pita bread) at the well-known area of Monastiraki Square. Full of flavors and images, return to the pier.
Duration: 3.5 hours
 
Athens (Piraeus) – Amazing Aerial Views of Athens: Enjoy the amazing aerial views of Athens and its landmarks. Departing Piraeus port, pass by the Zea and Microlimano marinas, and after approximately 30 minutes of driving, arrive at Agios Kosmas helipad where you board a private helicopter. During the guided sightseeing tour, you have the opportunity to observe the Historical Center of Athens, the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the Kallimarmaro Old Marble Stadium. After the flight land again at Agios Kosmas helipad where the private vehicle waits for you to return to Piraeus.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Day 2 Hydra, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There is one main town on Hydra, known simply as "Hydra port". It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots). Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port, and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes, and makes the perfect place for some self-exploration.
 
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Hydra – Bisti Beach Transfer: From the port of Hydra, board a water taxi to Bisti Bay and Saint George Church. Bisti is a fantastic beach renowned for its turquoise waters and its unique natural scenery. Enjoy plenty of time to swim and relax before you board your water taxi again for the return trip to the port, where you can either explore the charming town or if you choose to, take the tender back to the yacht for lunch.
Duration: 3 hours
 
Hydra – Donkey Ride & Walking Tour of Hydra: The charm of Hydra town certainly lies in her rich history, beautiful port, and waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles, but the island itself offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenes. The adventure begins as you mount a donkey to explore the island views. As your sure-footed steed carries you along the narrow winding streets, pause to look at the architecture of the ship owners’ homes that line your path. The first stop is to the Koundouriotis Mansion, one of the finest examples of the traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture of Hydra. Continue on your ride to reach a high vantage point and the Monastery of St. Constantine, with breathtaking views of the entire harbor area. Inside the Monastery, an interesting collection of frescoes awaits. Leave your donkeys and walk down the narrow streets while stopping to admire the picturesque little alleys and the impressive Hydra mansions, offering great photographic opportunities. Upon your return to the port, visit the Church of the Dormitian, which houses splendid icons, chandeliers, and other offerings from the wealthy seafarers of the island. After your exploration, have ample time to shop, have lunch on the waterfront, or return to the yacht for water sports.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Day 3 Corinth Canal (Transit), Greece | Itea (Delphi), Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
So narrow! So dramatic! Expect the unexpected as your yacht transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times, the first plans being from 602BC. The Roman emporer Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal you transit is 6.3 kilometers (3.9 mi) in length. Before the canal, ships sailing between the Aegean and the Adriatic had to circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula, adding about 185 nautical miles to their voyage.

Itea is a small town situated on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. The town has a nice beach along with some shops, cafes, and restaurants. It allows the closest access to the incredible sight of Delphi which is within the top three archeological attractions in Greece and in 1987 was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Optional Activities:
 
Itea (Delphi) – UNESCO Awarded Delphi: For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there are few spots that rival UNESCO listed Delphi. Your guides are waiting just for you to see you on your way to the Oracle; in antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds these sites, exposed on a rocky slope. An approximate 40-minute motor coach drive through the region offers a fast overview of the local flora before arriving at Delphi. Your guided visit highlights the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where Pythia the celebrated Oracle dwelt, the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best-preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalia Spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the Oracle. In the Delphi Museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. After the museum enjoy some free time to visit the village of Delphi.
Duration: 4.5 hours
 
Itea (Delphi) – The UNESCO Site of Lucas Monastery & Arachova Village: St. Lucas is a historic walled monastery and has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage listing. Enjoy a wonderful walk around the picturesque streets of Arahova village. Board your deluxe a/c motor coach at Itea port and after passing by Delphi & Arachova villages, arrive at the St. Lucas monastery. This incredible site is an historic walled monastery and one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art. Following your visit to the monastery proceed to Arachova, a traditional mountain village of 3,000 inhabitants with its quaint houses built up on the north slopes of Mount Parnassos and at an altitude from 2,700 to 3,600 feet. Today Arachova, the 'jewel' of Parnassos, remains vital because it keeps its traditions alive and the residents remain simple and hospitable. From the first moment feel a different wind blowing up here, and understand why the locals work so hard to upkeep the natural beauty of the area! Browse through its narrows streets with the numerous souvenir and local products shops before your return to the yacht.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 4 Gaios, Paxoi Island, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gaios is a charming port town on the east coast of Paxoi Island, the smallest of the seven principal Ionian Islands (the Heptanese) in Greece. It is named after a homonymous pupil of Paul the Apostle, who brought Christianity to the island. You can enter Gaios town from a northerly or southerly direction passing two small islands - the first at the mouth of Gaios harbor is called Panayia (Virgin Mary) on which there is a beautiful white monastery. Depending on local conditions, the yacht can anchor on the north side or south side of the town and offers water sports in some of the clearest waters imaginable.
 
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Gaios, Paxoi Island – Falling In Love with Paxoi, Captivating Landscapes & Villages: Today's adventure allows you to see more of this lovely island beyond the port town. Come join this adventure and see why this island is so popular with its upscale repeat visitors. Start out from the small fishing harbor of Gaios, pass through the tiny traditional town, and drive along the eastern coastal road for about 30 minutes, passing several scenic photo opportunities before arriving to Lakka. There take some time for a relaxing walk around the village before continuing your drive until you get to Magazia. During a relaxing stop visit the old traditional olive press for an insight into the old methods of olive oil production. This stop would not be complete unless you tried some of the delicious village wine, fresh bread, olive oil, and sweet paprika. Following this visit, return back to Gaios. Once back, take a stroll on the cobblestoned little streets around the small Venetian-built town and stop for a visit at the old church of Agia Triada. Do not miss the impressive Byzantine icons as well as at the small Folklore Museum, whose exhibits depict life on the small island in the 18th century. At the conclusion of this pleasant half day, you may select to return to your yacht  or remain in town for some independent explorations, or maybe enjoy a coffee or a drink at one of the local seafront cafes.
Duration: 2 hours
 
Gaios, Paxoi Island – Swimming & Boating in the Ionian Sea, Checking out Poseidon’s Cave: Bring your family, bring your friends, and join this Greek Adventure! Don't forget your camera! Once ashore from your yacht, a small boats awaits you by the harbor. You start your journey heading northeast, sailing along the eastern coast of the island, past the coastal resorts of Loggos and Lakka. Then continue your sail to Xerolitharo, the northwestern-most cape of the small cave where during the 2nd World War, Captain Iatridis and his crew used to hide the small submarine “Papanikolis”. Your first stop is at the large sea cave of Ortholithos. Tradition has it that at this very cave, the God of the Sea, the fearsome Poseidon, met his lover the beautiful Amfitriti, daughter of King Aheron. Your Odyssey continues to the rest of the beautiful sea caves of the area, known as the Galazio, the Tripito and the Sterna, before sailing to the smaller uninhabited isle of Antipaxoi, known as the emerald isle, thanks to its amazing crystal-clear turquoise waters similar only to those of the Caribbean Sea. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful sea as well as to have a refreshing glass of local village wine at the coastal tavern before getting back on the small boats. Your return journey takes you sailing in between the tiny isles of Katsonissi and Moggonissi and through the picturesque sea-canal of Aghios Nikolaos. Here have some free time to enjoy a walk around the small Venetian-built town and do some souvenir shopping before returning back to the pier.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 5 Kotor, Montenegro

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice, and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architecture. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor, and the surrounding territory were listed with UNESCO Heritage as a Cultural Site.
 
Optional Activities: 
 
Kotor - Pearls of the Adriatic: Depart Kotor for a one-hour scenic drive along the coast to Sveti Stefan. Pass beautiful sandy beaches and small coastal towns. Since the 1960s Kotor has been endorsed as a world-famous resort among international jet-setters with comfortable villas and luxurious apartments. Its warren of stone paths, stairways, tunnels, and tiny gardens is one of the most secluded and beautiful hideaways in an already secret place. Then drive back to Budva, which is considered one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans and is the most popular seaside destination in Montenegro. The town is surrounded by fortifications originating from the fifteenth century, including a medieval rampart system with city gates, defensive walls, and towers. Inside the walls the town is a combination of narrow streets and tiny squares with monuments testifing to the variety of Mediterranean cultures that marked its development. After the visit to Budva, return to Kotor and enjoy some exterior sightseeing of the Old Town. You then can return to the yacht or if you prefer, stay in the town for some more independent exploration.
Duration: 4 hours
 
Kotor- Tastes and Traditions of Montenegro: Start this Land Adventure by departing Kotor and the Old Town through a tunnel under the mountain-peninsula Vrmac. After a short drive through the Tivat municipality area, arrive at the Lustica Peninsula. Stunning photo opportunities are all around. Your visit to the Moric family property and other parts of this village starts in the olive grove where a welcome drink is served. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about olive cultivation, the olive harvest, and certain methods of olive oil production. This is followed by olive oil tasting, with a diversity of homemade food and drinks served in the form of a buffet. Enjoy homemade products and a variety of drinks.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Day 6 Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. 

Optional Activities: 
 
Dubrovnik – Buggy Safari with Srdj Views: Dubrovnik's Buggy Safari is the ultimate fun activity for people of all ages. Depart the Port of Dubrovnik by foot toward the lower cable car station for an enjoyable panoramic cable car ride toward Srdj Hill. Srdj Hill is the buggy tour starting point and today well known as the upper station from where from magnificent views of Dubrovnik Old Town and the entire Riviera can be enjoyed. Upon arrival meet the professional instructors who give a brief tour introduction and safety briefing. The program lasts about 1.5 hours and you get to drive off-road, seeing sites from the recent war, fortresses, villages, domestic animals, and lush vegetation. Enjoy amazing 360° views of the whole Dubrovnik area and the islands and mountains behind the hill. After your Buggy Safari have approximately 45 minutes to relax at the cable car upper station before going back to the Old Town.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Dubrovnik – UNESCO’s Walled City Walk with Oysters & Wine: Today, Dubrovnik is considered the place for all those who wish to renew themselves and their faith in human nature. When you arrive at the walled city of Dubrovnik, enter its fortress walls through the Harbor Gate. Once inside, you are sure to notice immediately the absence of signage and neon, with its stone-paved Stradun Avenue lined with graceful stone palazzos, shops, sidewalk cafes, and government buildings all looking as they did hundreds of years ago. Along the way visit The Cathedral built on the remains of another one from the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by a disastrous earthquake. Today its treasure contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe. Other fine buildings can be viewed from the outside: the Sponza Palace, notable for its column courtyard with elaborate stone carvings, The Church of Saint Blaise, Onofriou`s Fountain, and more. At the end of the walking discovery, the guide escorts you to a local oyster & sushi bar located close to the Old Town port where can taste delicious oysters from the Adriatic Sea and have a glass of wine before going back to the ship.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Dubrovnik – Adriatic Sea Adventure: Dubrovnik is a very popular destination. Board a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port, and cruise along Lokrum Island. Enjoy the possibility to admire the old city of Dubrovnik. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula and pass close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse toward Kolocep Island. The next stop is to the outer side of Kolocep Island where you can snorkel in the Modra Spilja Cave. The adventure continues towards the other side of the island of Kolocep, to the settlement Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you can take some free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on tubes through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. A light lunch and drink is served at the restaurant Gverovic-Orsan before returning to Dubrovnik. 
Duration: 2.5 hours

Dubrovnik – Traditional Dubrovnik: This is a incredible opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve Valley. Enjoy a scenic drive through the small and picturesque villages. Discover Ljuta and visit the Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Upon visiting Watermills and Stamp Mills continue your trip toward Gruda Village, where Antonia Ruskovic keeps the tradition of small handcrafted silk production. This Land Adventure enables you to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. The thread you produce is used to embroider new costumes. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering. Enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village and connect with some of this ancient country's profound cultural values as you actively participate in their rebirth and restoration. Upon this very unique experience continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for a guided tour of the Old Town.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Day 7 Korcula, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Korčula may be the actual birth place of Marco Polo! This is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia. As the island is relatively flat, this is a great biking destination as well.
 
Optional Activities: 
 
Korcula – Korcula Island Buggy Safari: Experience a Korcula Island off-road adventure - start the engines and hold on to your hats! Say hello to life in Korcula's hidden bays on this exciting journey in your own 2-seater buggy convertible. Discover the interior of the island, experience off-road excitement, feel the breeze in your hair, enjoy gorgeous landscapes full of olive groves, and pass vineyards with magnificent views of nearby islands. Swim and snorkel at a sandy beach and absorb the virgin landscape with the pounding Dalmatian sea. Last but not least enjoy a seasonal fruit platter and Dalmatian prosciutto and goat cheese served on a Motor Yacht on the way back to your yacht.
Duration: 4.5 hours
 
Korcula – Peljesac Wines & Vineyards: This is a perfect Land Adventure for wine lovers. Cross the channel by motorboat and reach the well-known seaside resort of “Orebic” wherefrom this excursion starts. Pelješac Peninsula is producing probably the best wines in Croatia. The best known are the red wines Dingac and Postup. Leaving the town of Orebic, visit the great new cellar of Korta Katarina wines. The winery and vineyards are perched on the edge of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and provide breathtaking views of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Upon visiting Korta Katarina Winery the tour continues to Potomje Village to visit the “Matusko” family winery. Enjoy the opportunity to taste some of the famous wines produced from the grapes that grow on the steep slopes close to the little village of Trstenik. Continue to the small village of Prizdrina, where you can enjoy local food specialties while being entertained by a group of local musicians performing local Dalmatian songs. Afterwards, rejoin your coach for the return drive along the Peljesac Peninsula to the seaside resort of Orebic to board a motor boat for the return transfer to Korcula.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 8 Hvar, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual, as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Kayak down the coastline or take an independent hike to the fortress for incredible views.
 
Optional Activities: 
 
Hvar – Best of Both Worlds, Hvar Island & Town: Should you remain in the town of Hvar, one of the best-preserved and historic towns along this coast? Or, explore the countryside of one of the most beautiful islands in all of Croatia? The answer is easy - do both! This Land Adventure also includes a visit to one of the island's most charming villages you would not want to miss. Come, and enjoy an informative guided walk through the town of Hvar. Two of the most charming and "rediscovered" Croatian towns along the Adriatic coast are yours to explore today. Begin from the anchorage off the Island of Hvar and tender into the town given the same name. Discover a fascinating array of sites within the thick-walled fortress town. Highlights include the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, very distinct marks of the former Venetian rule. After a visit of the city on foot take a scenic 40-minute drive through the Island of Hvar to the seaside village of Starigrad, where you can visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library containing priceless books and paintings. Upon your return to the town, stop at the Fortress above the Island for a magnificent view.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Hvar – Archipelago Kayak Adventure & Snorkel: Make the most of your visit by combining your shore-side visit with an offshore kayak and swimming exploration of the beautiful coastal scenery and the small islands just a short distance from Hvar. Delight yourself with the scenery of hidden coves, secluded pebble beaches, and caves. After reaching the beaches off the islands, the sparkling clear and warm clean waters of the Adriatic coast invite you for a refreshing swim. Departing by kayak from the town, the local leader guides you along the small picturesque island of Pokonji Do (lighthouse) and toward Mekicevica Bay. Enjoy a quick stop to swim and explore before returning to Hvar by kayak. This is a secluded bay where a small fisherman's house was converted into a small cafe where one can have a refreshing drink or coffee and use the restroom.
Duration: 3 hours

Hvar – Secret Hvar: The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. This guided adventure provides you the opportunity to visit the most beautiful parts of Hvar Island. Get to see places rarely visited by tourists, as even some of the locals don't know they exist - all completely inaccessible by regular buses or rental cars. H.O.T. off-road vehicle is suitable for people of all ages and is one of the best ways of discovering the island's hidden charms. Drive through typical old villages, see outstanding scenery, and capture the authentic Dalmatian charm of the island! Experience untouched nature, climb the hills for beautiful panoramic views, and then descend through olive groves and vineyards to the coast!
Duration: 4 hours

Hvar – Sailing Hvar Archipelago: Experience the Mediterranean 'chill' during this half-day sailing and snorkeling adventure. Visit the most beautiful parts of the island and see places rarely visited by tourists. Pakleni Islands Sail: Sail from Hvar town to the archipelago, and stop in several bays for exploration while letting the weather and winds guide you. Depending on the strength of the wind and general weather conditions, sail for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before reaching your first stop in one of the secluded bays surrounding the islands. Palmizana Bay: Slip in to the clear water to enjoy swimming or snorkeling before sailing on to your next stop at Palmizana Bay, where you may have the chance to visit the bay and if you wish perhaps purchase a refreshment at one of popular bars or restaurants located in the bay. Lunch On Board: Lunch is served on board your sailing vessel and includes cold buffet dishes consisting of different local island specialties of fish, vegetables, and pasta.
Duration: 5 hours

Day 9 Chioggia, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional Activities:  
 
Chioggia – Discover Chioggia by Foot: The charming town of Chioggia, often also called "the little brother of Venice", is perfect to explore by foot. Visit Campo Marconi with the ancient “Porta Garibaldi” (the old access to the city), the Riva Vena canal, Corso del Popolo, which is the main street and the heart of the city, the fish market, Vigo Square, and the island of San Domenico with its church. In between the beautiful sites, take a break in a local trattoria and enjoy some local refreshments and snacks.
Duration: 3 hours

Day 10 Venice, Italy | Disembark

Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Masks", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as an UNESCO Heritage site. Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.
 
Optional Activities:

Venice – Romantic Gondola Evening Serenade: Since Venice began there have always been gondoliers. Great skill is required to steer a boat through the narrow canals of Venice. Each gondola is 36 feet long, 4 feet wide, and weighs 1,100 pounds. A gondolier serves a 10-year apprenticeship under a padrone before getting his own permit. A licensee must be native-born, and, since new licenses are not issued, must wait until a colleague gives up a license before getting his own. Their union offers free courses in foreign languages, art history, and the history of Venice, but the gondoliers are not given singing lessons - every Italian seems to have a natural talent for song. Join this romantic tour through the canals of Venice. Riding four per gondola, traverse the smaller, less trafficked canals, enjoying the soft lights and balconied waterfront homes, and be serenaded as you glide along.
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
Venice – The Grand Canal & Guggenheim Museum: Travel by small motor launch from your yacht past Tronchetto Island before entering the renowned Grand Canal at Piazzale Roma. Discover that there is nowhere on earth like Venice. An English-speaking guide provides enriching insight into the great history and beauty of the city's main water thoroughfare as you slowly cruise along the many historical buildings. The list of fascinating palaces, bridges, and churches along this fabled route is lengthy. Among them is Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Here stop for an approximate 1.5-hour guided walk of the museum's priceless collection of modern art, noted as the finest of its kind in Italy. After this visit, continue your sightseeing by private motor launch and return to the pier via Canale della Giudecca.
Duration: 3 hours

Venice – Venetian Palaces: Grand structures emerge from busy canals - imposing, eccentric, and mysterious - the palaces of Venice! The history of great and powerful families and the opulence that characterized their lifestyles remain alive within their walls. Take this opportunity to visit two of the finest palaces in Venice and admire their peculiar architecture and lavish interiors. Traversing the canals by private motor launch, head first to Piazzo Pisani Moretta, one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture. Venice's major artists, including Piazzetta and Tiepolo, decorated the interior. It was here in the great reception hall celebrated for its Murano mirrors and chandeliers that Paolo Veronese did his "Family of Darius". Palazzo Querini-Stampalia is of Renaissance construction. The residence of the Querini family, it was home to the Patriarch of Venice. Today it houses an outstanding library and museum. More than 400 paintings and works of art attest to the artistic passion of the Venetians. Various rooms still have original 18th-century furnishings. At the end of your visit, return to the yacht via small motor launch.
Duration: 3.5 hours

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Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. All fares are posted in USD and are based off of double occupancy. Single and triple rates are available upon request.

Cruise fares do not include Governmental, Port, Document Issuance, Handling and Service fees. Please see pricing for additional fees.

Please note: Optional Activities are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

- All guests are required to have a valid passport while onboard. 

Rates Include:
  • Accommodations
  • All gourmet meals
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with selected premium brands
  • Gratuities
  • Use of water toys
  • Mountain bikes
  • Golf simulator
  • DVDs and more
Rates Exclude:
  • Optional land adventures. Contact us for pricing.
  • Air and ground travel arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Certain select premium liquor and wine cellar selections
  • Individual caviar requests
  • Communication costs
  • Use of satellite telephone
  • Internet access
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Casino play
  • Laundry
  • Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees

Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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