A Cruise from the Adriatic to the Aegean
From legendary Venice to fabled Athens, sail in the wake of Roman galleons to explore the treasures of the island-dappled Dalmatian Coast.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
The combination of big picture lectures on board and knowledgeable local guides in the towns was excellent. The very complex history of the area was brought into meaningful and sharp focus.”
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London to Venice Pre-Program Option — 4 Days, 3 Nights
Begin your travels in the world-class city of London, where history lives around every corner. Enjoy one night in the five-star Athenaeum Hotel in the heart of London, then board the opulent Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the journey of a lifetime—an overnight rail trip from London to Venice in a vintage cabin, impeccably restored to capture the bygone golden age of travel. This classic train is an alluring Art Deco icon in which no detail has been spared; from its marquetry and décor to gourmet dining, enjoy a legendary travel experience. On arrival in Venice, check into the The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, viewing a selection of the 14th- to 18th-century masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, and Longhi, to name a few. Then, cruise through the heart of Venice along the smaller canals to the Grand Canal, entering at Rialto Bridge.
London to Venice Pre-Program Pricing:
- Double Occupancy: $3,995
- Single Occupancy: $6,695
Venice Pre-Program Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights
The entire city of Venice is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece, from the marble Bridge of Sighs to the Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica, all amazingly constructed upon a unique lagoon landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this historical center of prosperity and culture is today one of Italy’s premier cities for the arts and architecture. Tour the Gothic Doge’s Palace, the lavish heart of the Venetian Empire; admire one of the finest collections of Renaissance art in the world in the Gallerie dell’Accademia; and cruise the legendary Grand Canal past the stately villas of Venice’s first families and alongside colorfully decorated gondolas. Accommodations for two nights are in the deluxe The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel.
Venice Pre-Program Pricing:
- Double Occupancy: $1,055
- Single Occupancy: $1,555
Athens Post-Program Option — 3 Days, 2 Nights
Follow your cruise with two nights in an ancient city unmatched in its contributions to the foundations of the Western world–Athens, Greece, the birthplace of democracy and home to many of history’s greatest philosophers and poets. Admire the stunning beauty of this celebrated seat of cultural inception with guided tours of the magnificent Parthenon atop the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and explore the glory of ancient Greece in the new Acropolis Museum. Visit the Temple of Poseidon, constructed in reverence to the ancient Greek god of the seas. Accommodations for two nights are in the deluxe Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Hotel.
Athens Post-Program Pricing:
- Double Occupancy: $640
- Single Occupancy: $940
The Pre- and Post-Cruise Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.