Set forth from the great maritime center of Barcelona to explore seldom-visited islands and sites that reveal the beauty and rich history of the Mediterranean. Cruise from the lovely Balearic island of Menorca, with its lush vegetation and inviting architecture, to the spectacular cliff-side setting of Corsica’s Bonifacio. Spend a magical day exploring Sicily, featuring the medieval town of Erice and the temple of Segesta, and time on the nearby island nation of Malta. Enjoy the rugged region of Calabria during a visit to Crotone, home of Pythagoras. Then cruise to the Dalmatian Coast and explore the dramatic fjord and seaways that lead to the medieval gems of Kotor. Join us in late spring for this remarkable cruise and discover some of the most stunning corners of the Mediterranean.
Throughout this cruise, travel in the company of exceptional speakers. Smithsonian Study Leader Charlie Ingrao is a professor at Purdue University, where he teaches modern European history. Other extraordinary speakers include Elizabeth Bartman, president of the Archaeology Institute of America and an independent scholar specializing in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Chris Corradino, a professional photographer will lead photography workshops for travelers interested in improving their photography.
Explore seldom-visited islands and sites that reveal the quintessential beauty and rich history of the Mediterranean.
Stroll through the winding medieval lanes and brightly colored houses of Bonifacio, perched high above the sea on spectacular limestone cliffs.
Tour the Segesta's magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 B.C., one of the best-preserved ancient Greek sites.
Sail along the Dalmatian coast to the deep, fjord-like Bay of Kotor to reach the port town of the same name, a World Heritage site.
World Heritage sites
This cruise visits the following World Heritage sites:
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