A view of the Mediterranean coast as seen from the under sail small ship cruise from greece to the Dalmatian coast
a view of Old Town, Montenegro, as seen from the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
A group of men sword dancing in Old Town Korcula, as seen from the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
a male guest taking photos of statues in museum of Olympia Archaeological Site, Greece, seen from the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
Historic Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia at night. Glowing street lights light up a busy street square seen on the under sail small ship cruise from Greece to the Dalmatian coast
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Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast

From the ancient temples of Olympia to the medieval walled city of Hvar, immerse yourself in the history and culture of some of Europe’s most spectacular places. The 12-day Under Sail: Greece to Dalmatian Coast cruises along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece aboard the legendary 58-guest tall ship Sea Cloud.

The thrill of life under sail in the Mediterranean where the ancients sailed the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic seas millennia ago is an exhilarating experience like no other. Discover Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games and an important sanctuary of ancient Greece. Wander the medieval market in Kruje, Albania’s ancient capital. Drive to the top of Montenegro’s fjord for staggering views and boat to the tiny islet of Gospa od Skrpjela, created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. In Croatia, explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town and enjoy a private performance of klapa music, a traditional form of a cappella singing. Stroll the waterfront cafes at Korčula and see the stunning coastal town of Hvar. 

Each day offers half- or full-day explorations on land with historian, naturalist and local guides to ensure an insider’s perspective into the fascinating Dalmatian Coast. Unique among small ship cruises is the chance to relax on deck while watching the orchestrated frenzy of 16 crew members going aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set 30 sails. Experience Greece and the Dalmatian Coast in luxury and settle into the Sea Cloud’s unique and unforgettable style.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Mediterranean cruises.



Itinerary

Main Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast Itinerary

The main Under Sail: Greece to Dalmatian Coast cruise travels northbound along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece, beginning in Athens, Greece and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast route map from Athens to Dubrovnik.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Athens, Greece & Embark

Depart on an overnight flight to Athens. After some time at leisure in Athens meet for a buffet lunch at the Electra Metropolis Hotel before heading to 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. Transfer to Piraeus and settle into your cabin on the majestic Sea Cloud. Cast off this afternoon and take in your first Grecian sunset at sea.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Sea Cloud: Lindblad (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch and dinner (day 2)

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Day 3
At Sea

Today the sails are set and will be up all day long while sailing along the Peloponnesian Peninsula. Sails are raised the old‐fashioned way, by hand, and the excitement is palpable. Hear presentations from the onboard historian and naturalist, catch‐up on reading and experience the 5‐star service for which the Sea Cloud is famous.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Katakolo & Olympia, Greece

Dock at Katákolo and depart for the ancient site of Olympia, home of the Panhellenic Festival held here every four years beginning in 776 BC. See the birthplace of the Olympic Games and visit the legendary ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, the Olympic Stadium and the superb Archaeological Museum.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Ithaca, Greece

Sail to Odysseus’s home of Ithaca (Itháki). Today, the island remains off the beaten path, with gems of small Ionian villages. Visit gems of Ionian villages and explore sites that link to the era described in the epic poems of Homer. This afternoon set sail.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Sarande & Butrint, Albania

Cut off from the world for 50 years by its Stalinist dictator, Albania is now feeling its way into the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site, and return to Sarandë along the Ksamil peninsula, overlooking the Strait of Corfu. Set sail in the afternoon.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Kruje, Albania

Dock in Durrës and drive to the ancient capital of Krujë to visit the medieval market and Ethnographic Museum. Also visit the Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to Albania’s national hero. Have lunch and enjoy traditional Albanian music and dance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Kotor, Montenegro

At Kotor, 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 for a drive up the twenty-seven serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord for an unrivaled view.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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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, witness a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music in a monastery courtyard.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Korcula, Croatia

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.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Hvar, Croatia

At the height of Venetian rule, Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Take a walk along the marbled waterfront and the grand central square. Visit the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest active theater, and if you choose, hike up to the dramatically located citadel.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Disembark Dubrovnik, Croatia

Disembark for flights home, or join the optional post-cruise extension to Mostar, Trogir and Split or Athens.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; bar tab; tips for the crew.

Exclusions

Air transportation; extensions; passport; visa; immigration fees; meals not indicated; travel protection plan; and items of a personal nature such as e-mail, laundry, etc.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The main Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise begins in Athens, Greece (ATH), and ends in Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV), or reverse. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Athens before 3:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. Embarkation time on day 1 may vary based upon arrival of optional group flights from New York City, New York (JFK). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 12 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Dubrovnik after 12:00pm noon on day 12. Departure times may vary depending on optional group return flights to New York City, New York. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, historical site visits, village walks, swimming, guided walks and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Reverse Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast Itinerary

The reverse Under Sail: Greece to Dalmatian Coast cruise travels southbound along Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece, beginning in Dubrovnik, Croatia and ending in Athens, Greece.

Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmation Coast route map from Athens to Dubrovnik.
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Days 1 - 2
Fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia & Embark

Fly overnight to Dubrovnik. In the afternoon on day 2 board Sea Cloud and sail into the Adriatic.

Accommodations

n/a (day 1); Sea Cloud: Lindblad (day 2)

Meals

n/a (day 1); lunch and dinner (day 2)

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Day 3
Hvar, Croatia

At the height of Venetian rule, Hvar was the region’s most prosperous center. Take a walk along the marbled waterfront and the grand central square. Visit the arsenal and Croatia’s oldest active theater, or choose to hike up to the dramatically located citadel.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Korcula, Croatia

Anchor at the island port of Korčula, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in the Balkans. Visit the town’s sites, and see the house believed by some to be Marco Polo’s birthplace. Later, take some time to enjoy the waterfront.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Known as the “pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Spend the day exploring the marvelous old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa music.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Perast & Kotor, Montenegro

Sail into Montenegro via the magnificent Gulf of Kotor. Stop at the historic town of Perast before taking a local boat to the islet of Gospa od Škrpjela, or Our Lady of the Rocks. Steeped in lore, the tiny islet was created by fishermen dropping rocks from their rowboats. Explore medieval Kotor this afternoon or drive up 25 serpentine switchbacks to the top of the fjord.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Kruje, Albania

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. Take in a stirring folkloric performance.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Sarande & Butrint, Albania

Cut off from the world for 50 years by its Stalinist dictator, Albania is now feeling its way into the 21st century. Explore the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO Site, and return to Sarandë along the Ksamil peninsula, overlooking the Straits of Corfu. Set sail in the afternoon.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Ithaca, Greece

Sail this morning to Ithaca (Itháki), home to Odysseus. The island remains somewhat isolated and retains the sense of adventure associated with Homer’s hero. Visit gems of Ionian villages and explore sites that link to the era described in the epic poems.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Olympia, Greece

Dock in Katákolo and travel to the ancient site of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit the legendary ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Olympic Stadium, and the superb Archaeological Museum.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
At Sea

Round the southern coast of the Peloponnesus peninsula, enjoying a full day of sailing. Watch the crew hoist Sea Cloud’s many sails by hand. Relax with a book on deck, photograph our yacht, and attend talks by the expedition team.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Piraeus & Disembark Athens, Greece

Disembark in Athens and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; bar tab; tips for the crew.

Exclusions

Air transportation; extensions; passport; visa; immigration fees; meals not indicated; travel protection plan; and items of a personal nature such as e-mail, laundry, etc.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350 of deposit retained (may be applied to future trip by trip operator)
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast cruise begins in Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV), and ends in Athens, Greece (ATH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Dubrovnik before 3:00pm on day 1 of the itinerary. Embarkation time on day 1 may vary based upon arrival of optional group flights from New York City, New York (JFK). Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 12 of the outlined itinerary. Plan flights to depart Athens after 12:00pm noon on day 12. Departure times may vary depending on optional group return flights to New York City, New York. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit ourBooking Flights resource page.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, historical site visits, village walks, swimming, guided walks and market visits.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

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Sea Cloud: Lindblad

The 58-guest Sea Cloud: Lindblad is the historic Marjorie Merriweather Post sailing yacht Sea Cloud, chartered by Lindblad Expeditions for select Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries. Enjoy the grace and class of an extraordinarily elegant ship while relaxing in the casual atmosphere and informal style of expedition travel.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

In conjunction with this cruise, the following pre- and post-cruise options are available for a seamless land-and-sea group travel experience with National Geographic guides and fellow passengers. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing.

Athens Extension is a 3-day pre- or post-cruise exploration of the heart of ancient Athens and includes two nights at the fine Electra Metropolis Hotel in the shadow of the Acropolis. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Agora, many wonderful neoclassical buildings, antique shops and fine restaurants. Benefit from knowledgeable, friendly guides and special access at renowned museums.

Dubrovnik, Mostar, Trogir and Split Extension is a 5-day pre- or 4-day post-cruise exploration of four spectacularly beautiful, historic cities. Discover famous archaeological sites, stroll winding medieval streets and dine on superb regional cuisine. Learn the ancient and recent history of the region and add four UNESCO World Heritage sites to your life list.

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Antiquity to Byzantium

On this 8-day Athens, Greece cruise, circumnavigate the Peloponnese Peninsula, discovering treasures such as the Amphitheater of Epidaurus, the ancient tombs at Mycenae, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the spectacular Oracle of Delphi.

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The Dalmatian Coast Cruise sails along the charming Croatia coastline and islands. Explore the historical picturesque towns of Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet and Ston, plunge into the azure Adriatic Sea and relax aboard a deluxe yacht.

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