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Ancient Adriatic Treasures - Venice to Istanbul Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 11th Aug 2024
  • Viking Viking Jupiter
  • 14 Night Cruise From Venice
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Itinerary

  • Venice, Italy
  • Split
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
  • Corfu
  • Olympia, Greece
  • Athens
  • Heraklion
  • Rhodes
  • Kusadasi
  • Canakkale
  • Istanbul

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Day 1 - Venice, Italy

Arrive: Sun 11 August 2024

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Day 2 - Venice, Italy

Depart: Mon 12 August 2024

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Day 3 - Split

Arrive: Tue 13 August 2024 / Depart: Tue 13 August 2024

Split is Croatia's second-largest city and the largest city in the Dalmatia region. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings

Day 4 - Dubrovnik

Arrive: Wed 14 August 2024 / Depart: Wed 14 August 2024

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.

Day 5 - Kotor

Arrive: Thu 15 August 2024 / Depart: Thu 15 August 2024

The Bay of Kotor, also known as the Boka, is the winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro and the region of Montenegro concentrated around the bay. It is also the southernmost part of the historical region of Dalmatia. The bay has been inhabited since antiquity.

Day 6 - Corfu

Arrive: Fri 16 August 2024 / Depart: Fri 16 August 2024

Corfu Town is the capital of the Greek island of Corfu, in the Ionian Sea. It’s known for its cobblestone streets and pastel-colored Venetian architecture. To the west, the Venetian-built New Fortress has a network of tunnels underneath and views over the harbor. The 15th-century Old Fortress overlooks the town from the east and features a small chapel and mosaics. The Esplanade is a landscaped park near the water

Day 7 - Olympia, Greece

Arrive: Sat 17 August 2024 / Depart: Sat 17 August 2024

Katakolo is a seaside town in the municipality of Pyrgos in western Elis, Greece. It is situated on a headland overlooking the Ionian Sea and separating the Gulf of Kyparissia from the rest of the Ionian. It is 11 km west of Pyrgos.

Day 8 - Athens

Arrive: Sun 18 August 2024

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient

Day 9 - Athens

Depart: Mon 19 August 2024

Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient

Day 10 - Heraklion

Arrive: Tue 20 August 2024 / Depart: Tue 20 August 2024

Day 11 - Rhodes

Arrive: Wed 21 August 2024 / Depart: Wed 21 August 2024

Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, is known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The city of Rhodes has an Old Town featuring the medieval Street of the Knights and the castlelike Palace of the Grand Masters. Captured by the Ottomans and then held by the Italians, the palace is now a history museum.

Day 12 - Kusadasi

Arrive: Thu 22 August 2024 / Depart: Thu 22 August 2024

Ephesus is an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region, near modern-day Selçuk. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center – to the spread of Christianity. Paved streets wind past squares, baths and monumental ruins. The Temple of Hadrian was built before 138 A.D. for Emperor Hadrian’s visit

Day 13 - Canakkale

Arrive: Fri 23 August 2024 / Depart: Fri 23 August 2024

Day 14 - Istanbul

Arrive: Sat 24 August 2024

The Port of Istanbul is a passenger terminal for cruise liners, which is situated at Karaköy neighborhood of Beyo?lu district in Istanbul, Turkey

Day 15 - Istanbul

Depart: Sun 25 August 2024

The Port of Istanbul is a passenger terminal for cruise liners, which is situated at Karaköy neighborhood of Beyo?lu district in Istanbul, Turkey

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