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Croatia, Greece & Montenegro: Luxury Cruise by Tall Ship - October 2018

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Features/Highlights

Date: October 6-16, 2018 - SOLD OUT
Host: Licensed, certified onboard crew + trained onboard leaders and guides
Cost: Starting from CAD $3,720
Trip Type: Cruise Adventure 

 Features

  • The Star Clipper, a 4-masted clipper ship that carries up to 170 passengers.
  • See the stunning Dalmatian Coast the way it should be seen: on a tall-ship sailing adventure amid some 1185 islands!
  • Sail on a true clipper ship that melds traditions of the past with modern comforts and amenities.
  • Enjoy the casual luxury of the Star Clipper, known for its high service levels and highly trained crew.
  • Visit three countries and never unpack!

Highlights

  • The blue waters of the lonian and Adriatic seas.
  • The windmills and beaches of Mykonos.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Olympia can be seen on an optional tour and Corfu (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro) & Dubrovnik (Croatia).

Brief Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

This ten day tour will explore Venice, Mali Losing, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos and Piraeus. 

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October 6, 2018 Venice, Italy

Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

October 7, 2018 Cres, Croatia

Cres is joint largest of Croatia's 718 islands, of which only 47 are inhabited. It is excellent for hiking so be sure to bring good walking shoes. The highlight is the tiny deserted fort village of Lubenice, which is nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It sits 380m high above the Adriatic sea. The views from the site make the effort to get there worth it.

October 8, 2018 Hvar, Croatia

The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.

October 9, 2018 Dubrovnik, Croatia Swim stop weather permitting

It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.” Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colourful history.

October 10, 2018 Kotor, Montenegro

This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbours one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you'll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

October 11, 2018 Corfu, Greece

The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

October 12, 2018 Katakolon, Greece Optional Tour Olympia

The beach at little Katákolon is an inviting diversion, but you will surely want to go inland to Olympia for bigger game. Set in a stunningly lovely valley overlooked by Kronos Hill, Olympia began hosting athletic games in the 11th century BC. Walk through the sacred Temples of Zeus and Hera, stand on the still visible starting line in Stadium and imagine the chariots about to hurtle around the Hippodrome.

October 13, 2018 At sea

October 14, 2018 Santorini, Greece

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Greek Islands. Around 1500 BC, a volcanic eruption destroyed the centre of the island, leaving a crescent shaped rim of cliffs around a harbour formed in the volcano's caldera.

October 15, 2018 Mykonos, Greece

One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbour, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

October 16, 2018 Piraeus (Port of Athens), Greece

Walking in the shadow of the Acropolis in the Agora, you can almost hear the voices of Plato, Socrates and Aristotle arguing about who was the greatest philosopher. Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, is a city for all eternity.

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Not sure that 10 days is enough in this spectacular area of the world? Contact one of our experienced Adventure Travel Specialists to arrange excursions before or after the cruise. 

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