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Adventures Afloat: The Timeless Mediterranean: Ancient Towns and Islands from Spain to Dalmatia

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Program #21240RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jun 9 — Jun 20, 2013

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Day One: Sunday, June 09 - Overnight flights from US
Depart From: Depart US for flights to Barcelona

Type: Hotel

Description: Catalonia Berna is located in the heart of Barcelona, close to Passeig de Gracia and only a few minutes away from Plaza Catalunya and the city's old quarter. The hotel is situated in one of the first residential buildings built in Barcelona's Eixample district by Catalan architect Josep Cerda. Built in 1864 in an eclectic style of classical inspiration, it has been classified as a historic monument. The hotel is furnished in a modern and elegant style.

Contact info:
Roger de Lluria, 60
Barcelona, 08009 Spain
phone: +34 93 272 00 50
web: http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/es/nuestros_hoteles/europa/espanya/catalunya/barcelona/hotel_catalonia_berna/index.jsp

Room amenities: Air conditioning and heating Marble lined bathroom Safe-deposit box Free internet Magnifying mirror (bathroom) Pier-glass Hairdryer 24-hour room service Direct telephone Telephone in bathroom

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Safe, Heating, Air Conditioning, Snack Bar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Monday, June 10 - Arrivals
Arrive To: Arrive to Barcelona, Spain and transfer to hotel. Please take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Your Group Leader will reimburse you upon arrival. Taxi should cost no more than 35-45 Euro. Please refer to Arrival section of this packet.

Dinner: Dinner at 7:00PM at Divinius.

Lodging: Hotel Catalonia Berna

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, June 11 - Barcelona / Embark Corinthian
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel from 7:00-8:30AM.

Morning: Your morning at leisure to explore Barcelona on your own.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Meet back at the hotel at 2:00PM. This afternoon enjoy a field trip to view the Picasso Museum collections, which testify to the artist's strong ties with the city where he spent his artistic formative years. Gain an understanding of the artist's development by examining some of the 3,500 works that make up the museum's permanent collection. Following this you will transfer to board the ship in Barcelona.

Dinner: Dinner on board ship.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, June 12 - MAHON, Menorca, Balearic Islands
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy an expert-led trek through Mahon, Menorca’s main port, to see its unusual hybrid architectural style comprised of classical Georgian town houses and traditional Spanish homes. After visiting Fort Marlborough, continue to the site of Torralba d’en Salord, which contains the island’s largest and best-preserved prehistoric settlements.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, June 13 - BONIFACIO, Corsica, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Stroll through the striking town of Bonifacio, with its winding medieval lanes and brightly colored houses adorned with imaginative family crests. Admire the fine Gothic architecture and dramatic scenery from the limestone cliffs facing the sea.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Afternoon: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, June 14 - TRAPANI, Sicily, Italy
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Drive up winding roads to the medieval town of Erice. The town was known for its temple to the fertility goddess, Astarte. Look around the 12th-century Venus Castle and continue to Segesta for a glimpse of its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 b.c. and among the bestpreserved ancient Greek sites.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, June 15 - VALLETTA, Malta
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Valletta is renowned for its architectural beauty, medieval relics, and ancient monuments. The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem established a base here in the 16th century, and Valletta owes much of its charm and character to this religious order. Explore the Palace of the Grand Masters and the National Museum of Archaeology. Then drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples, which date back to 2800 b.c.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, June 16 - CROTONE, Calabria, Italy
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Corinthian will leave Valletta, Malta, as scheduled, in the late afternoon of June 15 and sail directly to Argostoli, Greece, arriving early in the evening of June 16. This port town has a beautiful seafront promenade lined with cafes and shops, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a stroll and perhaps have a coffee – or dinner – ashore.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, June 17 - IGOUMENITSA, Greece
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Call at Igoumenitsa, in northwest Greece, and travel to Dodoni, the oldest oracular site in Greece, perhaps dating to 1000 b.c. Beautifully situated in a valley below Mount Tomaros, the site includes a superb theater, built in the 3rd century b.c.

Lunch: Continue to the quaint town of Ioannina, built around a beautiful lake, to enjoy lunch.

Afternoon: Enjoy time atleisure to discover its characteristic old architecture and atmosphere. Then return to ship.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, June 18 - SARANDA, Albania
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city was founded by the Trojans, or so claimed the poet Virgil. Its ruins span 2,500 years and include the remains of a Greek acropolis, Roman theater, 6th-century baptistery, and 19th-century fortress.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: This private yacht-like cruise ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites.

Ship Information: Gross Tonnage: 4,077 Overall Length: 290 feet Beam: 50 feet Draft: 12 feet Flag Malta

Contact info:
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com/

Room amenities: All accommodations aboard the Corinthian are suites. And include a bedroom with two twin-sized beds or one queen sized bed, sitting area, mini bar, VCR/DVD/CD player, color TV, Marble appointed bathroom with spacious shower and other amenities.

Facility amenities: Public facilities include a restaurant that accomodates guests at a single, unassigned seating, two lounges, expansive library with Internet access, state-of-the-art gym/spa, beauty salon, boutique, jacuzzi, hospital and ample deck areas for sunbathing and relaxing.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, June 19 - KOTOR, Montenegro / DUBROVNIK, Croatia
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: One of the most striking towns along the Dalmatian coast, Kotor is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The town’s fortifications and most of its monuments, which we will visit, date from the time of Venetian rule.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Arrive in Dubrovnik in the early evening. Enjoy time to explore this spectacular medieval walled city on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: Corinthian

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Thursday, June 20 - DUBROVNIK / Disembark, flights home
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Disembark ship and transfer to airport for flights home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Barcelona
Casa BatlloThe Casa Batllo is a building designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi, leader of the Catalan Modernism. It is located at 43 Paseo de Gracia.
For additional information, visit: www.casabatllo.es
Cathedral of the Holy CrossThe Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is Barcelona's Gothic Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona in Spain. The cathedral was built in the thirteenth to fifteenth on the old Romanesque cathedral.
For additional information, visit: http://www.casabatllo.es/
Las RamblasLas Ramblas is the name of an emblematic boulevard in the city of Barcelona, ​​which runs between Plaza de Catalunya, the heart of the city, and the ancient port. The walk is crowded day and late into the night. It is dotted with newsagents, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops.
For additional information, visit: http://www.casabatllo.es/
La PedreraThe Casa Mila, La Pedrera popularly called, is the work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built between 1906 and 1910, in Art Nouveau style. Located at 92 Paseo de Gracia in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
For additional information, visit: http://www.casabatllo.es/
Paseo de GraciaThe Paseo de Gracia is Barcelona's main avenue and the most luxurious. One of the most famous avenues in the world, comparable to the Champs Elysees in Paris or the 5th Avenue in New York. Here you will find the best shopping and all major brands. Besides its importance for tourism and business is an architectural showcase, with prominent modernist works such as buildings of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, declared a World Heritage Site. The avenue is located in the central part of the city, the Eixample, and connects Plaza Catalunya, in the south, with street Gran de Gràcia, north.
For additional information, visit: http://www.casabatllo.es/

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