Historic Cities of the Sea:
From the Walls of Troy to the Canals of Venice aboard Corinthian
September 12 to 23, 2013
From mythic prehistoric sites to medieval villages that overlook azure waters, the Mediterranean features layer upon layer of history and culture. In these storied lands, art and architecture from a myriad of civilizations coexist. Centuries of history imbue these shores, from ancient structures that remain remarkably intact to beautiful seaside walled towns that have retained their original character and architecture.
On this voyage aboard Corinthian we will encounter the two main powers that coexisted, sometimes peacefully, at other times in sharp competition, in the eastern Mediterranean during the medieval period: the Byzantine Empire and Venice. Beginning in Istanbul— old Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire—we set sail for fabled Troy, where ongoing archaeological work has revealed the remains of a series of towns spanning the centuries, and will continue through the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic Seas to end our voyage in Venice, one of the world’s most unusual cities.
Art historian and professor at Occidental College, Eric Frank, Ph.D., will join the tour to lecture on board and captivate travelers with his insight along the way. From $7,990
No single supplement.
Free hotel stay in Istanbul when you book by June 18, 2013.
Click here for the full tour brochure.
Back to all travel itineraries