Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast
May/June/Aug/Sep – 2017

Overview:

This expedition immerses you in the history and culture of some of Europe’s most spectacular places. Ply the waters of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas aboard the tall ship Sea Cloud. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites in one remarkable voyage. Discover Albania, cut off from the modern world for decades, and revel in its historic sites. And, explore the delights of Montenegro, a country of surprising beauty, plus the incomparable Dubrovnik. Aboard 58-guest Sea Cloud.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Fly overnight to Athens, Greece
Day 2: Athens/Piraeus/Embark
Day 3: Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud
Day 4: Katakolo/Olympia
Day 5: Ithaca
Day 6: Sarande and Butrint, Al
Day 7: Kruje
Day 8: Kotor, Montenegro
Day 9: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 10: Korcula
Day 11: Hvar/At Sea
Day 12: Dubrovnik/Disembark

Interested in more information? Please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast
May/June/Aug/Sep – 2017

Day-By-Day Itinerary:

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

DAY 2: Athens/Piraeus/Embark
Make your way to the Electra Palace Hotel for a buffet lunch. We’ll then explore the new Acropolis Museum, which displays some of the finest sculptures and other art of Ancient Greece, including many items brought in from the Acropolis to protect them from the elements. We then transfer to Piraeus and embark the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon, and take in our first Greek sunset at sea. (L, D)

DAY 3: Sailing Aboard Sea Cloud
Today the sails are set and will be up all day long as we sail along the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Sails are raised the old‐fashioned way, by hand, and the excitement is palpable. Hear presentations from our historian and naturalist, catch‐up on reading and experience the 5‐star service for which the Sea Cloud is famous. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Katákolo/Olympia

Dock at Katákolo and depart for the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival that was held here every four years beginning in 776 BC. See the excavations of Olympia, the Temple of Hora, the famous temple of Zeus in which the statue of Zeus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) stood, the Olympic Stadium and the superb Archaeological Museum, along with other sites. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: Ithaca
Sail to Odysseus’s home of Ithaca (Itháki). Today, the island remains off the beaten track, with gems of small Ionian villages. Drive around the island to explore the sites that link it to the era described by Homer. This afternoon we sail southward. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Sarandë and Butrint, Albania
Today we visit the ancient city of Butrint, one of the great sites of antiquity and now a UNESCO World Heritage site where monuments date from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD. Its Hellenic theater, Byzantine basilica and Venetian towers lie in a lakeside setting. Continue to Sarandë, with its blend of religions, cultures and landscapes. Drive up to Lekursi Castle for a view of the harbor below. Set sail in the afternoon. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: Krujë

Dock in Durrës, drive to the ancient capital of Krujë, and visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Also visit the Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to Albania’s national hero. Have lunch, and take in a display of traditional Albanian music and dance. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: Kotor, Montenegro

At Kotor we visit the historic town of Perast, and take a local boat to the islet of Gospa od Skrpjela, home to the Church of Our Lady of the Rock. This tiny islet was created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. See medieval Kotor or join us for a drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view. (B,L,D)

DAY 9: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is regarded as the best‐preserved medieval town in the world. Stroll marble paved streets to the 15th‐century Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, then walk the ramparts that circle the town. This afternoon see a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music in a monastery courtyard. (B,L,D)

DAY 10: Korčula
The walled medieval town on Korčula Island, also called Korčula, is exceptional even by the standards of the Dalmatian coast. It retains a strong Venetian influence, and strolling the town is a real pleasure. Visit the house said to be Marco Polo’s birthplace, among other sites. Enjoy free time to take in cafés and the waterfront; with time for a drink in a local café if you wish. (B,L,D)

DAY 11: Hvar/At Sea
This morning we arrive at Hvar, one of the most attractive of Croatia’s historic Venetian towns. A walking tour takes us through the Franciscan monastery, the stunning main street arsenal and the oldest active theater in Croatia. Those who want some exercise can hike up to the Citadel. Today is a day to hoist the Sea Cloud’s sails, an experience that is sure to have everyone on deck. (B,L,D)

DAY 12: Dubrovnik/Disembark
Disembark for flights home, or join the optional extension to Mostar and Split. (B)

*June and September Voyages travel from Dubrovnik to Athens

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. In the spirit of expedition travel, plans may change slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the destination and its people, culture, and wildlife.

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Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast
May/June/Aug/Sep – 2017

Rates:

May 24 / June 3 / August 30 / September 9

Category 1: $12,690
Category 2: $14,350
Category 3: $17,350
Category 4: $18,260
Category DB: $19,870
Category DA: $21,500
Category OS: $24,230

Single Supplement 1S: $18,990

Prices are person, based on double occupancy.

Please contact Expedition Easy for details and available cabin rates.

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

Aboard ship
• All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
• Cappuccinos, lattes & filtered water
• 24-hour coffee, tea & soda on demand
• Hors d’oeuvres & snacks during Recap
• Fitness center or exercise equipment, depending on the ship
• Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
• The guidance and company of our expedition staff
• The services of a physician on certain ships/destinations
Ashore
• Hotels ashore as indicated in itinerary
• Meals on land, as indicated in itinerary
• Sightseeing & entrance fees
• Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
• Transfers to and from group flights
• The expertise of our expedition staff
Activities
• All excursions
• Zodiac & kayak explorations (Kayaks not available on Panorama II)
• Snorkeling, including wetsuits, masks, fins & snorkel where relevant
• Presentations and guest speakers in the lounge

Not Included:

Airfare
• International and internal airfare
Pre- and post-expedition
• Additional hotel nights
• Private transfers
• Travel Protection Plan
• Passport, visa, and immigration fees
• Expedition extensions
• Gratuities
Aboard ship
• Spa treatments
• Gratuities
• Scuba diving
• Laundry
• Internet and phone
• Gift shop items and any other items of personal nature

Deposit & Payments

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

Reservations

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

May 24
June 3
August 30
September 9