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Sail along the Grande Canal in Venice

Venice to Athens, Piraeus, Greece

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard SeaDream II
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From the port of Venice, set sail on your 8-day journey aboard the luxurious SeaDream II. The ship will sail across the Adriatic Sea and you will visit some of the most prominent destinations in the Mediterranean, making stops in some of the most beautiful coastal towns of Croatia and Montenegro, including Kotor, Dubrovnik, and Hvar. Cross the strikingly narrow Corinth canal to reach the sunny islands of Greece. Finally, disembark in the incredible port of Athens (Piraeus) in Greece and discover a city alive with Classical influence on vibrant modern life. This journey across the glittering Mediterranean is sure to delight!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 3 : Dubrovnik, Old Town
Day 4 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Itea | Corinth Canal, Greece
Day 7 : Hydra, Greece
Day 8 : Athens, Piraeus, Greece

Highlights

  • Admire the UNESCO-awarded city of Dubrovnik
  • Sail through the narrow Corinth Canal
  • Kayak and hike along the beautiful coastal scenery of Hvar
  • Enjoy a romantic evening exploring Venice's famous canals

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sail along the Grande Canal in Venice Kotor Corinth Canal View of Hvar harbor The caryatids of the Erechtheion in Athens City of Dubrovnik

Day 1 Venice, Italy | Embark

Venice has been given many names: the "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," among many others. It has been described as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man." Founded in the 5th century CE, the city spans 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987, Venice and its Lagoon was designated a UNESCO Heritage site. Explore this ancient and beautiful city before boarding your ship to begin your adventure in the afternoon. 

Day 2 Hvar, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. 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, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Kayak down the coastline, take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor, or bike across the island to Starigrad and meet up with the other guests to explore this beautiful island.

Day 3 Dubrovnik, Old Town

  • Ship
  • 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 is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world - for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Anchor off the walled city and explore the incredible old town. 

Day 4 Kotor, Montenegro

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
An old Mediterranean port, Kotor is surrounded by an impressive city wall built by the Republic of Venice, and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. In 1979 the Bay of Kotor, City of Kotor and the surrounding territory were listed with UNESCO as a Cultural Site. Dock close to town, and join an optional excursion: join a walking discovery tour, or learn about the heritage and countryside of Montenegro. For those seeking more activity, enjoy incredible biking along the coast as well as a hike up to the fortress. 

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax and enjoy the luxury of Sea Dream II

Day 6 Itea | Corinth Canal, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 ones of the top three archaeological attractions in Greece. It is believed that Zeus wanted to find the center of the Earth so he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities and where they met was Delphi – becoming the “navel of the earth.”
Enjoy a guided visit that 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 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 of sculpture surviving from the 5th century BCE. After the museum, enjoy free time to visit the village of Delphi. 

So narrow! So dramatic! This afternoon, marvel at the steep walls as your ship transits the Corinth Canal. The canal was first completed in 1893, despite previous attempts from ancient times. The first plans date to 602BCE, and the Roman Emperor Nero actually started construction in 67AD, making the first cut himself with a golden pick. The canal 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, which adds about 185 nautical miles to the voyage.

Day 7 Hydra, Greece

  • Ship
  • 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 both tourists and locals. Steep stone streets lead up and out from the harbor area. The charm of Hydra town lies in its rich history, beautiful port and charming waterfront unspoiled by motorized vehicles. The island offers a rugged charm and some spectacular scenery and makes the perfect place for some self-guided exploration.

Day 8 Athens, Piraeus, Greece

  • 1 Breakfast
Piraeus, roughly translating to “the place over the passage”, is an important Greek port located within the Athens agglomeration, in the Attica Basin. Inhabited since the 26th Century, it wasn’t until the 6th Century B.C.E. that Piraeus began catching attention. By the 5th Century B.C.E. it became a navy base for the Athenian fleet for the natural harbors and the strategic potential they carried. Athenian general and politician Themistocles fortified Piraeus’ three harbors Kantharos, Zea and Munichia, created ship houses and completed his walls in 471 B.C.E, which led to the port becoming a great military and commercial harbor. There are many archaeological sites, points of interest and entertainment available in Piraeus. Most famous for its taverns and cuisine, Piraeus is a bustling port city home to cultural festivals, historic theaters, and museums home to Classical treasures, in addition to incredible natural beauty. Be sure to catch the panoramic views available from the hill of Kastella, overlooking Athens and the Saronic Gulf! Explore after disembarking your ship and before continuing on your adventures or returning home. 

SeaDream II

Per person starting at
$4,599
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Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom
Ocean view staterooms with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
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Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom
Picture window ocean view staterooms with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
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Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom
Picture window ocean view staterooms with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
Commodore Suite on the Sea Dream
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Commodore Suite Deck 2
Comfortably appointed ocean view suite with a choice of two twin beds or a queen size bed. Cabin size: 390 sq. ft. / 36.23 sq. meters.
Commodore Suite on the Sea Dream
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Commodore Suite Deck 3
Comfortably appointed ocean view suite with a choice of two twin beds or a queen size bed. Cabin size: 390 sq. ft. / 36.23 sq. meters
Admiral Suite on the Sea Dream
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Admiral Suite
Suite with partitioned living and dining areas with ½ guest bath and closet. Separate and private en-suite master bedroom with permanent queen bed. Cabin size: 375 sq. ft. / 34.8 sq. meters.
Owner's Suite on the Sea Dream
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Owner's Suite
Premium suite includes a separate master bedroom suite with a permanent queen size bed. Cabin size: 447 sq. ft. / 41.53 sq. meters.

Notes

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
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