This upcoming June, I'm leading a photo workshop cruise from Barcelona to the walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia! This is a voyage that sails out of the mainstream, that travels off the beaten path, that carries you to some of the most wonderful sites in the Mediterranean, many of which are beyond the reach of today’s mega-cruise ships.
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Here's a detailed itinerary:
Monday, June 10
Fly to Palermo, Italy.
Tuesday, June 11
Barcelona, Spain | Embark
Arrive in Barcelona and embark Corinthian.
Wednesday, June 12
MAHON, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Our tour of Mahon, Menorca’s main port, reveals an unusual hybrid architectural
style comprised of classical Georgian sash-windowed town houses and traditional Spanish homes lining its narrow streets and bustling waterfront. After visiting Fort Marlborough, the 18th-century British Fortification, continue to the site of Torralba d’en Salord, which contains the island’s largest and best-preserved prehistoric settlements.
Thursday, June 13
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Tour Alghero, the region’s major fishing port. Known as “Barcelonetta” because of its predominantly Catalan flavor, Alghero is graced with picturesque cobblestoned streets and flamboyantly decorated churches in its historic core. Also visit the nearby Anghelu Ruiu Necropolis—a pre-Nuraghic cave complex with more than 30 hypogea (underground temples or tombs)—before returning to Alghero.
Friday, June 14
BONIFACIO, Corsica, France
Call in Bonifacio, built on spectacular high cliffs on Corsica’s south coast. Stroll through the striking town, 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.
Saturday, June 15
TRAPANI | ERICE | SEGESTA | TRAPANI
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 best-preserved ancient Greek sites.
Sunday, June 16
Corinthian sails into the dramatic Grand Harbor of Malta’s Valletta, renowned for its architectural beauty, medieval relics, and ancient monuments. The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, later the Knights of Malta, established a base here in the 16th century, and Valletta owes much of its charm and character to this religious order. In the morning explore the Palace of the Grand Masters and the National Museum of Archaeology. Then it’s a short drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples, which date back to 2800 B.C., and onto Hagar Qim, an even older temple that stands atop a hill on the southern edge of the island overlooking the sea.
Monday, June 17
CROTONE, CALABRIA, ITALY
Arrive in Crotone, in Italy’s rugged Calabria region. Pasta is a religion of its own on this “toe” of Italy’s “boot”; the cuisine also features tomatoes of spectacular ripeness, spicy sausages, and polenta dishes complemented by eggplant. Ancient Crotone was one of the most prominent cities of Magna Graecia and home of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras. Drive to the small town of Santa Severina, dramatically situated on an isolated outcrop of sheer rock, to see the Byzantine church of San Filomeno and the Norman cathedral with its 9th-century baptistery.
Tuesday, June 18
SARANDA, ALBANIA | BUTRINT | SARANDA
From Saranda, 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. A gem of an archaeological site, its ruins span 2,500 years and include the remains of a Greek acropolis, Roman theater, 6th-century baptistery, and 19th-century fortress.
Wednesday, June 19
KOTOR, MONTENEGRO | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Sail the deep, fjord-like Bay of Kotor to reach the port town of the same name, located at the head of the bay beneath towering mountains. 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 on a walking tour, date from the time of Venetian rule. Arrive in Dubrovnik in the early evening. Enjoy time to explore this spectacular medieval walled city on your own.
Thursday, June 20
DUBROVNIK | DISEMBARK
Disembark in Dubrovnik and transfer to the airport for return flights.
• 9-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
• Complete program of tours and excursions
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• Open bar aboard ship throughout the cruise
• Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leader
• Professional Travel Dynamics International tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated arrival and departure dates
• Port and embarkation taxes
• Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers