The Experience

DAY 1: Fly Overnight To Athens, Greece
Depart on an overnight flight to Athens.

DAY 2: Athens/Piraeus/Embark
Arrive in Athens and make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel, board Sea Cloud in Piraeus and sail into the Aegean. (L, D)

DAY 3: Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud
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. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Katakolon/Olympia
Explore the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival held here beginning in 776 BC. Return to the ship and continue northward. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: Ithaca
Few names elicit the intrigue and sense of adventure as Odysseus’s home of Ithaca. Today, the island remains off the beaten track, with gems of small Ionian villages. We’ll drive to explore the sites that link it to the era described by Homer. In the afternoon, we sail north to Albania. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Saranda And Butrint, Albania
Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a World Heritage Site. Later, we,™ll continue to Lekuris Castle for great views of Albania,™s coastline. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: Tirana, Albania
Dock in Durras, drive to the ancient capital of Kruje, and visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Continue to the contemporary capital, Tirana, scattered with the vestiges of one of the longest dictatorships in Eastern Europe

DAY 8: Kotor, Montenegro
Sail into the Gulf of Kotor. Visit Perast, then take a boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela. See medieval Kotor, and drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view. (B,L,D)

DAY 9: Dubrovnik, Croatia
We anchor off Dubrovnik’s city walls and land in the heart of Old Town. Stroll marble-paved streets and walk on the ramparts. There’s a private performance of traditional klapa music. Opt for an after-dinner stroll through town. (B,L,D)

DAY 10: Koraula
Sail in the morning, then explore beautiful Koraula. Visit the house believed to be Marco Polo’s birthplace; enjoy free time at Koraula’s cafe’s and waterfront; see a private performance of the traditional MoreÅ¡ka sword dance. (B,L,D) DAY 11: Hvar/At Sea
In Hvar, one of the most attractive and lively of Croatia,™s historic towns, a walking tour shows us key sites. You may also hike up to the Citadel. Head southward for a final afternoon,™s sailing. (B,L,D)

DAY 12: Dubrovnik/Disembark
Disembark for flights home, or to join the optional extension to Mostar and Split. (B) And while you are in the neighborhood consider these optional extensions for an additional fee: Athens
The center of the world during the reign of ancient Greece and home to some of the world’s finest ruins. See the Acropolis and benefit from knowledgeable, friendly guides and special access at renowned museums.
Mostar, Trogir and Split
Mostar, Trogir and Split
Begin in historic Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit the beautiful, renowned Old Bridge, whose rebuilding has come to symbolize the rebirth of the Balkan States.

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