Bordering Greece and Macedonia and only a short distance away from Italy across the Adriatic, the land of Albania was long under the influence of Roman and Hellenic powers throughout antiquity. You will explore this ancient history at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint. This city is full of fascinating ancient monuments, whilst also boasting a wide variety of historical sites from the Middles Ages, Renaissance and beyond; testament to the region’s Byzantine, Slavic, Ottoman and Venetian periods of occupation.
Sail from the treasures of Imperial Rome to the canals, palaces and museums of Venice. Other highlights include the magnificent Amalfi Coast, the evocative ruins of Pompeii, the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik, followed by the Renaissance art of Urbino.
Our most complete cruise around the coast of Italy features a magical two-night hotel stay in Rome, two nights in the floating city of Venice and visits to the historic Dalmatian cities of Croatia. Then gaze in awe at the classical wonders of ancient Greece and across the beautiful capital of Athens.
This unforgettable voyage sails between the great cities of Venice and Athens. Along the way enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kotor Bay, cruise along the coast of Dalmatia, visit the sites of ancient Olympia, Monemvasia and the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming islands.
This classic Grand Voyage begins with an overnight stay in beautiful Venice, before cruising the Adriatic coast to the Dalmatian ports of Croatia. In Greece, gaze in awe at the classical wonders of the ancient world, from the stunning Acropolis of Athens to the shimmering islands of the Aegean and the evocative ruins of the Peloponnese.