Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Up to 150 guests
Price: Starting from $5,550 per person
Co-sponsored with: Cal Berkeley, Dartmouth, Miami Ohio, Michigan, National Trust, North Carolina, South Carolina, Penn State

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Adriatic coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Jacques Cartier, featuring balconies in all of its ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this comprehensive program including ports inaccessible to larger vessels, including Hvar, Korčula and the Bay of Kotor. In Croatia, tour Split’s Roman Diocletian’s Palace; see Dubrovnik’s beautifully restored, 15th-century walled city; in Montenegro, see Kotor’s medieval fortifications and architecture; in Albania, visit the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint; and in Greece, visit Corfu’s Old Town, rooted in the eighth century B.C. and the sacred ancient Greek site of Delphi. To further enhance your cruise, enjoy an exclusive Coastal Life® Forum with local residents and a traditional folk music performance.

Schedule by Day

  • Sep 18: Depart the U.S. or Canada
  • Sep 19: Venice, Italy / Embark Le Jacques Cartier
  • Sep 20: Split, Croatia
  • Sep 21: Hvar / Korčula
  • Sep 22: Dubrovnik
  • Sep 23: Kotor, Montenegro
  • Sep 24: Sarandë, Albania, for Butrint / Corfu, Greece
  • Sep 25: Itea for Delphi / Corinth Canal
  • Sep 26: Athens, Greece / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada


Per person double occupancy:

  • Category 8: $5,550
  • Category 7: $6,150
  • Category 6: $6,750
  • Category 5: $7,350
  • Category 4: $8,350
  • Category 3: $9,050
  • Category 2: $9,750
  • Category 1: $10,450
  • Prestige Suite II: $11,450
  • Prestige Suite I: $11,950
  • Privilege Suite: $12,550
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: $13,550
  • Owner's Suite: $14,550

Single Occupancy:

  • Category 8: $8,880
  • Category 7: $9,840
  • Category 6: $10,800
  • Category 5: $11,760
  • Category 4: $13,360
  • Category 3: $14,480
  • Category 2: $15,600
  • Category 1: $16,720
  • Prestige Suite II: $18,320
  • Prestige Suite I: $19,120
  • Privilege Suite: $19,660
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: $21,680
  • Owner's Suite: $23,280


Seven nights on Le Jacques Cartier


Venice Pre-Cruise Extension
September 16-19, 2023

  • $1,395 per person double occupancy
  • $1,795 single occupancy

Athens Post-Cruise Extension
September 26-28, 2023

  • $995 per person double occupancy
  • $1,395 single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Many of the cities and towns being visited were founded centuries ago, and the terrain is rugged. Therefore, a fair amount of walking along narrow cobblestone streets, stone floors or uneven and/or slippery terrain and climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) is to be expected. Walking excursions often cover distances of at least one mile/1.6 km and are approximately three hours in length. Also please be advised that the ship may either dock in port or tender ashore by small boat.

Study Leader(s)

Ambassador to Hungary (2006-2009), Chair of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies

Mode of Travel

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites offers a truly unique cruising experience.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.