Luxury Cruise from Athens to Venice by Ritz Calrton Yacht

Athens | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice

Relish an itinerary so culturally rich, each of its ports has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander Corfu’s old town, Kotor’s medieval streets, the walled enchantress of Dubrovnik, and Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic

Level
Luxury USD 6,604
Season
June 2021
Duration
8 Days 7 Nights
Theme
Couple / Group Friend
Product Code
EA029

The Highlights of the Journey

  • A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town of Corfu includes the magnificent Esplanade,
  • Explore One of the world’s most breathtaking waterways, the fjord-like Bay of Kotor follows a winding path through the forested mountains that rise on all sides of the sparkling sea.

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Embark

Athens is the cradle of the Western democratic tradition, home to civilization as radiant as any before or since. Feel the pulse of history as you climb to the hilltop Acropolis, home to some of the city’s most renowned ancient sites. Gaze in amazement at the massive columns of the Parthenon, Pericles’ greatest monument. 

Embark to Ritz Carlton yacht and start your journey with Ritz Carlton Luxury Yacht

Day 2

at Sea

With a day at sea, enjoy the unique opportunity to unplug and relax into the unhurried life on board. Enjoy a workout with a view at the gym, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, watch the sky transform at sunset from The Observation Lounge, or find an intimate alcove in The Living Room and lose yourself in a favorite book

Day 3

Corfu, Greece

History oozes from every corner of Corfu, an island prize coveted by a succession of maritime powers since the Peloponnesian War in the 4th century BC. But who can blame them? This Ionian idyll is the greenest of all Greek islands, swathed in orange and olive groves and endless beaches bathed by a cerulean sea. 

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Old Town of Corfu includes the magnificent Esplanade, where you can watch a game of cricket from a sidewalk café. There are also beautiful palaces, castles, and archaeological sites to explore. Empress Elizabeth of Austria built the gorgeous Achillion Palace for her summer home, while the former Greek royal family used to vacation at Mon Repos. And don’t miss the lovely beaches of Paleokastritsa, where Odysseus was washed ashore.

Day 4

Kotor, Montenegro

Simply arriving in Kotor is an unforgettable experience. One of the world’s most breathtaking waterways, the fjord-like Bay of Kotor follows a winding path through the forested mountains that rise on all sides of the sparkling sea. Nestled along the most inland cove are the coral-tiled roofs of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Fortified during Venetian rule, medieval ramparts surround the Old Town, where visitors will find historic landmarks such as the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon and the Maritime Museum. The physically fit should climb the 1,350 steps to clifftop St. John’s Fortress for gorgeous views of the town and the bay. A more leisurely option would be a boat tour to the unique Our Lady of the Rocks Church, situated on a tiny manmade islet, or a drive to the charming medieval town of Budva.

Day 5

Kotor, Montenegro - Dubrovnik, Croatia

This afternoon leaving Kotor and continue sailing to Dubrovnik. Approximately in the evening, you will be an anchor in Dubrovnik.

It was George Bernard Shaw who famously described Dubrovnik as “the pearl of the Adriatic” and recommended that “those who seek paradise on Earth should come … and see Dubrovnik.” Coral-tiled roofs and a backdrop of green hills contrast sharply with the spectacular blue of the Adriatic Sea. 

Day 6

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thick medieval walls wrap around beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains. Dubrovnik is truly amazing, and it’s no wonder this UNESCO World Heritage site played a central role in TV’s popular Game of Thrones. Be sure to take a walk along the city walls. No matter how many times you’ve been to Dubrovnik, you can’t help being inspired by the ancient ramparts that survived sieges by countless invaders for centuries and still stand proudly today.

Continue Sailing to Venice.

Day 7 - 8

Venice | Disembark

You will have one more night to explore the city and the next day you will disembark.

Venice is one of the most enchanting cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Venice rises from a lagoon on more than a hundred tiny islands linked by the iconic network of canals. A romantic gondola ride provides the perfect introduction to the city, gliding underneath the Ponte di Rialto – the oldest and most famous of Venice’s hundreds of bridges – and past the ornate palaces lining the Grand Canal.