Ancient & Medieval Gems of the Adriatic

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Exploring Croatia, Greece, Albania and Montenegro on a cruise

The Adriatic Coast has been occupied and conquered by an assortment of people over the millennia. Greek writers described the inhabitants living on the coast as Illyrians, an ill-defined population which didn’t share a common identity. Thracians, Greeks and, later, Romans shaped this coastline, leaving behind them sites, such as Butrint and Apollonia, which bear witness to their ancient splendour. More recently, it was the Venetian republic, which ruled much of the Adriatic coast from the 14th Century to the Napoleonic era, that left its imprint on the region’s cities, notably Dubrovnik, whose streets and monuments are so reminiscent of Venice itself. This cruise, meandering down the scenic Illyrian coast, explores these historical gems, from the charming island of Corfu to the well-preserved archaeological sites found in the enigmatic Albania.

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Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change before the cruise departs or during the cruise depending on adjusted sailing times/and or any port restrictions.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the magnificent monuments of Dubrovnik, including the Franciscan Church and Rector’s Palace
  • Examine Butrint, the most important archaeological site in Albania which has been UNESCO listed for its well-preserved remains
  • Visit the archaeological museum and Venetian fortress in Corfu to grasp the island’s long and varied history
  • Explore the medieval city of Budva with its Roman bath complex and magnificent fortifications

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary and specified drinks onboard
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • Port & city taxes
  • All taxes & gratuities
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