Venice, the Adriatic & Greece – Viking Cruise

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Venice, the Adriatic & Greece – Viking Cruise

Explore magnificent Adriatic shores

Trace spectacular Adriatic shores and uncover the glories of the Venetian and Hellenic Empires on this cruise between romantic Venice and classic Athens. Discover Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, explore the palace at Split and stroll Dubrovnik’s medieval streets. Sail through scenic fjords to remarkably preserved Kotor, Montenegro’s gem. On Greek shores, call on scenic Corfu, with its inviting Old Town, and Katakolon, gateway to the Peloponnese and Olympia.

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Expires 31st July 2024

Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024

Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024

Day 1: Venice (Chioggia), Italy

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Chioggia is a charming fishing community located at the southern end of the Venetian Lagoon and steeped in age-old seafaring traditions. Its combination of canals, bridges and fishing boats have lent it the nickname “Little Venice.” Lined with shops, bars and restaurants, the main pedestrian street of Corso del Popolo exudes a lively atmosphere amid the aroma of delicious fresh seafood dishes. Chioggia shares a long history of cultural and economic ties with Venice, dating back to the Middle Ages, and is a scenic journey by water taxi from the capital of the Veneto region.

The Venetian Republic ruled Adriatic waves for a millennium. During the 8th century as the Roman Empire began to decline, many Europeans fled to Venice and its neighboring towns, including Chioggia. Merchants put their skills to use, and the city-state was soon thriving. The Venetian Lagoon’s canal banks feature buildings influenced by Byzantine and Islamic architecture, reflecting Venice’s powerful trading network. The first vaporetto traversed the Grand Canal in 1881; alongside the gondolas, these iconic Venetian water buses are at the heart of Venice’s transport network.

Shore Excursions

SCENIC CHIOGGIA BY FOOT (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 1 HOUR

THE STREETS AND CANALS OF “LITTLE VENICE”
Explore lively Chioggia, set at the southern end of the Venetian Lagoon, during a brief walking excursion. One of Italy’s largest fishing communities and known as “Little Venice,” Chioggia exudes Italian charm, from its intriguing layout to its elegant palaces and colorful houses overlooking the canals. Transfer by boat to the Ponte di Vigo, where you will begin your tour admiring the views overlooking the lagoon. Set out with your guide through the narrow, cobblestone calli (“streets”) and learn about Chioggia’s history. See the 14th-century church of Saint Domenico and the fishing boats that line the nearby canal; the Gothic-style Palazzo Grassi, the Goldoni Palace and the St. Andrew Tower Clock—the second-oldest clock in the world. Cap your journey at the impressive Chioggia Cathedral, the most sacred building in the village, before returning to your ship at your leisure.

AT A GLANCE: ST. MARK’S SQUARE (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

A SCENIC TRANSFER TO VENICE’S RENOWNED PIAZZA
View this fabled city from the Venice Lagoon’s languid, stunning waters and explore legendary St. Mark’s Square. You will explore La Serenissima (the Most Serene) starting with a leisurely cruise, passing magnificent waterside palazzos and piazzas and peering down the lapping, narrow canals that weave their way into the city’s medieval corridors. Disembark at the landing pontoon next to Palazzo Cornoldi, meet your guide and take a short walk to beautiful St. Mark’s Square, crossing the four elegant bridges that link the waterfront. After a short orientation tour, enjoy free time to visit the splendid Gothic-Byzantine St. Mark’s Basilica and its grand Campanile bell tower and admire the Doge’s Palace and other nearby attractions. Enjoy a gelato here, sip an espresso or just soak in the medieval ambience. Return to your ship at leisure via a complimentary shuttle boat from the landing pontoon next to Palazzo Cornoldi.

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Built around the Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian, Split is one of Croatia’s oldest cities. Its promenade commands majestic views over a bay and the Adriatic Sea. Despite evidence of Split’s origins in the 6th century BC, the city is traditionally considered over 1,700 years old—counting from the construction of the palace. Its well-preserved remains have been seamlessly assimilated into the modern city. An Ethnographic Museum is found at the palace’s heart and shops line the passageways of its ancient basement. Diocletian’s ancient mausoleum is now a stunning cathedral.

Shore Excursions

SPLIT WALKING TOUR (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 2 HOURS

SEE THE BEST OF THIS CHARMING CITY
Walk through Split’s 17 centuries of architecture on this included walking tour. Because we are berthed close to the historic city center, you will stroll with your guide to the old quarter. Split is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic, built around the 4th-century palace erected for Roman Emperor Diocletian as a retirement haven. What is left of his sprawling home has been seamlessly incorporated into modern Split. Explore the city center around the palace and make your way along its charming cobblestone streets, passing beautiful pre-Romanesque churches and Gothic chapels. In the palace complex, you will descend into the well-preserved cellars. Stop to admire the stunning bell tower at the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the patron saint of Split. At the end of the tour, you will return to your awaiting ship.

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Dubrovnik is a historic jewel, with its spectacular Adriatic setting, 12th-century medieval streets and incredibly preserved structures. So stunning is its Old Town, the playwright George Bernard Shaw famously called it “paradise on Earth.” It is all spectacularly surrounded by a towering medieval wall. Inside, the ancient city’s Stradun is lined with authentic stone houses. The peaceful 14th-century Franciscan Monastery and Apothecary, housing the world’s oldest working pharmacy and fine collection of Renaissance paintings, provide insight into the ages.

Shore Excursions

DUBROVNIK WALKING TOUR (INCLUDE)
DURATION: 3 HOURS

A TOUR THROUGH PARADISE ON EARTH
See Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities, on this rewarding walking excursion. George Bernard Shaw famously called it “paradise on earth,” and you will see why during a visit to the Old Town district. Meet your guide and transfer by motor coach to the heart of the city; witness its beauty up close as you enter the cobblestoned Old Town on foot through the historic Pile Gate. Follow the Stradun—the marbled main pedestrian way that gleams from centuries of footsteps—to the Dominican Monastery, where you can view a fine collection of Renaissance paintings. You will also pass the Sponza Palace, the Church of St. Blaise and the 15th-century Onofrio’s Fountain. After your tour, enjoy free time to explore more on your own before returning to your awaiting ship.

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Kotor is Montenegro's picturesque capital set amid glorious mountains and dramatic scenery. Towering cliffs soar above the narrow Kotor ria—a submerged river canyon often called Europe’s southernmost fjord. Kotor is also home to one of the Adriatic’s best-preserved medieval Old Towns. The charms of this red-roofed city are endless, from the mismatched towers of its Romanesque cathedral to its narrow streets. Its stunning Venetian walls were built in 1420, remnants from Kotor’s nearly 300 years as a province of the Venetian Republic.

Shore Excursions

WALKING TOUR OF KOTOR (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

A TOUR OF THIS SECLUDED SEASIDE RESORT
Discover the charms of this medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled between limestone cliffs and a bay. From your ship, take the short walk with your guide to Kotor’s network of cobblestone streets. In the main square, you can admire the Venetian walls that surround the city. Constructed in 1420, they have been reinforced through the centuries and stand well preserved today. You will also visit the 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral of St. Tryphon, a remarkable repository of 14th-century frescoes and valuable artifacts. Over the centuries, the building has suffered earthquake damage—as evidenced by its mismatched towers, one of which was rebuilt with meager funds after a tremor. At the maritime museum, set in a lovely historic building, browse an engaging exhibit depicting the seafaring heritage of Kotor. At your tour’s end, return to your awaiting ship.

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Corfu has a rich history shaped by conquerors and by royalty seeking tranquility. Corfu’s Old Town and Fortress—fashioned by the once powerful Venetian Republic—comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its narrow warrens lead to one of Europe’s largest public squares and a lovely promenade once exclusively reserved for the local aristocracy. Everywhere, magnificent coastal views unfold and scenic byways lead to history-rich enclaves, from the archaeological site of Paleopolis and the stunning Vlacherna Monastery to a former Greek royal villa.

Shore Excursions

PANORAMIC CORFU & OLD TOWN WALKING TOUR (INCLUDE)
DURATION: 3 HOURS

ENJOY A TOUR OF CORFU’S MAIN SITES
Take in highlights of Corfu on a relaxing drive and a short walking tour of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a local guide, you will drive to Kanoni, a wonderful vantage point for photos of tiny Pontikonisi Island, or Mouse Island, and the Vlacherna Monastery. Pass the archaeological site of Paleopolis and the gates of the late Georgian Mon Repos Villa, once a residence of the Greek Royal Family and the birthplace of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Past Garitsa Bay, you will reach Corfu’s Old Town. Enjoy a guided stroll down the famous Esplanade, one of Europe’s largest public squares; elegant Liston promenade, once reserved for aristocracy; the Old Fortress; Durrell Gardens; and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, former residence of the British High Commissioner.

*Call us for for information regarding optional shore excursions

Katakolon is huddled around a pretty little harbor dotted with colorful fishing boats. Nearby, the fertile valleys of the western Peloponnese are a bounty of olive groves, vineyards and orchards, and lead to the legendary city of Olympia. The well-kept ruins here transport visitors back to the days of the earliest athletes who competed for nothing less than the favor of the gods. The remains evoke the glory of the Games, and the Olympia Archaeological Museum features statues that once overlooked the site.

Shore Excursions

ANCIENT OLYMPIA (INCLUDED)
DURATION: 4 HOURS

THE SITE OF THE FIRST OLYMPIAD
Step back in time to the first Olympic Games on an excursion to the magnificent setting in which they began. Drive with your guide into the breathtaking fertile valleys of the western Peloponnese, passing olive groves, vineyards and orchards. On a spectacular mountain plain in the shadow of Mt. Kronos, walk among the remains of the first Olympic Park, established in 776 BC. See the Temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and once home to a gold-and-ivory statue of the Greek god. Admire the Temple of Hera and circular Philippeion temple. Marvel at the stadium, the largest of its day with a capacity of 45,000 spectators. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore more. You may choose to visit the Olympia Archaeological Museum and its remarkable collection, including the stone head of Hera; or explore Modern Olympia on your own before returning to your ship.

*Call us for for information regarding optional shore excursions

Athens has been called the “birthplace of democracy.” Its legacy looms large from atop Acropolis Hill, the pinnacle of ancient Greece. This open air museum is an astonishing repository of once-mighty structures. From its colonnaded Parthenon—more than 2,600 years ago—revered Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle formulated new ideas of government and debated its role in civic life to captivated audiences. Remnants of spiritual life are also here in the several temples to Athena and Zeus. After breakfast, disembark your ship and journey home.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.

2025 DIRECTION FARE OFFER FARE
PER PERSON PER PERSON

Jan-27

Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,145 AU$7,145
Apr-07 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$7,395 AU$8,395
Apr-23 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$7,295 AU$8,295
Apr-24 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$7,395 AU$8,395
Apr-28 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$7,295 AU$8,295
May-14 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$7,395 AU$8,395
May-29 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$7,595 AU$8,595
Jun-19 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$7,295 AU$8,295
Jul-24 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$7,595 AU$8,595
Aug-14 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$7,295 AU$8,295
Aug-25 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Sep-15 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Sep-27 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Oct-02 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Oct-18 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Oct-20 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Oct-31 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Nov-08 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$5,995 AU$6,995
Nov-10 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$5,995 AU$6,995
Dec-15 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$5,145 AU$6,145
2026 DIRECTION FARE OFFER FARE
PER PERSON PER PERSON

Mar-23

Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Apr-04 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Apr-13 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Apr-25 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Apr-29 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
May-05 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
May-12 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Jun-09 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Jun-16 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995
Jun-30 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Jul-07 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$5,995 AU$6,995
Aug-04 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$5,995 AU$6,995
Aug-11 Venice to Athens (Piraeus) FROM FROM
AU$5,995 AU$6,995
Aug-25 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,495 AU$7,495
Sep-01 Athens (Piraeus) to Venice FROM FROM
AU$6,995 AU$7,995

 

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*All prices are in Australian dollars, per-person, based on double occupancy and reflect our current offers. Strikeout prices reflect brochure pricing.

Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024

MORE FEATURES, SERVICES AND EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Complimentary access to The Nordic Spa & Fitness Center.
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Onboard gratuities

 

YOUR STATEROOM INCLUDES:

  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linen
  • 42″ flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Ample USB ports

Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024

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