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Dubrovnik to Athens
12 days
From $13,595
Tour code: NOBCDA12

Step foot in tiny ports alive with tavernas and the scent of lemon trees. Alight on islands steeped in tradition or glide into marinas oozing with Mediterranean chic. If ambrosia is the food of the gods, then this cruise is sustenance for the soul.

What's included?

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 29 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Watch the sun set as you cruise through the Corinth Canal
  • Two nights luxury land accommodation
  • Nine nights on a luxury small ship cruise, the MS Island Sky
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • On the island of Corfu, head to Ambelonas Farm to see its wine estate and enjoy dinner

Accommodation

Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Dubrovnik, Embark Ship
Welcome to the city of Dubrovnik, on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, where we’ll meet and transfer you to your ship. There’s time to settle in before dinner on board this evening.

Stay: Nine Nights, MS Island Sky

Meals: dinner

Day 2
Kotor
Head up on deck early, as your ship carves through Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor. Wrapped in medieval stone walls, the city of Kotor’s setting is as striking as its storied interior. As your ship docks in this World Heritage-listed site, it’s time to leaf through this living history book. The Cathedral of St Tryphon, the Maritime Museum and town gates, as well as Romanesque churches are just some of the discoveries on a guided wander through the town. After lunch back aboard, perhaps scale the heights of the Castle of San Giovanni for bay views or enjoy the afternoon as you like.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 3
Durres, Tirana
On Albania’s Dalmatian Coast, disembark in the seaside town of Durres and set out to discover the nation’s capital Tirana. Enjoy a city tour including a visit to the House of Leaves Museum. Located in the former headquarters of the Sigurimi, the Albanian secret service. The museum provides a fascinating showcase, from documents to surveillance equipment used by the Hoxha regime. Back on board for lunch, your ship gets underway for Corfu.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 4
Corfu
Enjoy a leisurely morning aboard. After lunch, travel to Gastouri to visit the Achilleion Palace. Here, admire statues of the nine Greek muses, explore the palace and take in views of the Ionian Sea. Round off the day with a Signature Experience.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Ithaca
One of the smallest of the Ionian isles, Ithaca remains wonderfully unspoilt, despite being home to the legendary Greek hero Odysseus. Today, this renowned setting for Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, is no less captivating. Lush pine and cypress forests carpet hills and cascade down to clear blue seas. This afternoon, explore the idyllic port of Vathy.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Katakolon
Cruise to Katakolon, to see the site of Ancient Olympia, a venue for the original Olympics. Once upon a time, it was a small regional festival in the 11th century, dedicated to the god Zeus. At the primary site, you’ll see the main temple devoted to the god, featuring a statue made of ivory and gold. A local guide will show you the gymnasium, where athletes trained, and the main stadium where the games were held. Later, visit a local farm for lunch and a wine tasting straight from oak barrels produced on the estate. There’s time to stroll here too.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Itea, Corinth Canal
From the Greek port of Itea, set out on your chosen activity. Later, a special Signature Experience awaits.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Hydra, Nafplion
Today, set your sights on the sleepy isle of Hydra, in the Saronic Gulf. After breakfast enjoy a gentle morning wandering the cobbled laneways and lemon-scented squares of Hydra’s horseshoe-shaped harbour. Meander back to your ship for lunch before cruising to the beautiful seaport of Nafplion in the Peloponnese archipelago. An overnight stay has been set aside for you here, for an evening walking tour around this enchanting city.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Nafplion
After breakfast, head off on your chosen sightseeing activity.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Disembark Ship, Athens
Disembark your ship for the final time and we’ll transfer you to your hotel. Tonight, you’ll be treated to an authentic dining experience.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Athenaeum Athens or similar

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 11
Athens
Today, discover Athens’ legacy of Greek antiquity with a guide on a sightseeing tour. You’ll visit the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel overlooking the Greek capital, which houses some of the world’s most enduring symbols of civilisation and the achievements of human spirit. Enjoy lunch at leisure, before selecting a sightseeing experience.

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Depart Athens
After breakfast we’ll transfer you to Athens Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: breakfast

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