STAR COLLECTOR: GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR

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Star Collector: Grand European Tour

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SAT AUG 22
TO 5:00 PM Reykjavik

day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland


Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
SUN AUG 23
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Heimaey Island,

day 2 Heimaey Island, Iceland


Heimaey Island, Iceland
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973. 
MON AUG 24
6:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Seydisfjordur

day 3 Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
TUE AUG 25
12:01 AM TO 1:30 PM Seydisfjordur

day 4 Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
WED AUG 26
9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Akureyri

day 5 Akureyri, Iceland


Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle.  It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, at sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter.  Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street.This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
 
THU AUG 27
12:00 PM TO 8:30 PM Isafjordur

day 6 Isafjordur, Iceland


Isafjordur, Iceland
Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the sever decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians, band from around Iceland and the world to perform.
FRI AUG 28
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Grundarfjordur

day 7 Grundarfjordur, Iceland


Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea.  The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so snow does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Snæfellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such an award.
 
SAT AUG 29
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Reykjavik

day 8 Reykjavik, Iceland


Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
MON AUG 31
12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Torshavn

day 10 Torshavn, Denmark


Torshavn, Denmark
Dock within walking distance of Old Town and marvel at a place where people mow their roofs and 17th century buildings are considered young. Listen to echoes of Old Norse in the language of shopkeepers and passersby as you shop for warm knit sweaters made from the islands’ distinctive wool. 
TUE SEP 1
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Kirkwall

day 11 Kirkwall, Scotland


Kirkwall, Scotland
Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
WED SEP 2
8:00 AM TO 1:30 PM Lerwick

day 12 Lerwick, Scotland


Lerwick, Scotland
The Shetland Islands may only have one town, and it’s small, but as you already know, good things come in small packages. There are seabird colonies and sea mammals galore, along with a windswept beauty that’s refreshing in its simplicity. History buffs can investigate 400-year-old castles or Iron Age ruins. Or meet the tiny ponies that share the islands’ name.
THU SEP 3
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Alesund

day 13 Alesund, Norway


Alesund, Norway
At the entrance to spectacular Geirangerfjord, Alesund has been voted the most beautiful town in Norway, and not only because of its location. The town burned to the ground in 1904 and was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style, with a few added elements from Nordic mythology – a longboat here, an image of Thor there. 
 
FRI SEP 4
7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Geiranger

day 14 Geiranger, Norway


Geiranger, Norway
Visit tiny goat villages to sample homemade cheese. Take a RIB boat out on the spectacular Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buy yourself a mango ice cream cone and absorb all the beauty around you.
FRI SEP 4
3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM Hellesylt

day 14 Hellesylt, Norway


Hellesylt, Norway
En route to the Geirangerfjord, and at the mouth of the Sunnylvsfjorden, Hellesylt is a must-see stop according to UNESCO with its beautifully restored farmhouses strewn across the hills and mountains. Hiking here will reward you with extraordinary views of mountains and fjords. The waterfall in the center of the village cascades down between two bridges and is one of the most photographed sites of the area.
SAT SEP 5
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Bergen

day 15 Bergen, Norway


Bergen, Norway
Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
SUN SEP 6
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM Bergen

day 16 Bergen, Norway


Bergen, Norway
Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
TUE SEP 8
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Edinburgh

day 18 Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh, Scotland
From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
THU SEP 10
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ullapool

day 20 Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom


Ullapool, Scotland, United Kingdom
The scenic fishing town of Ullapool is nestled on the shores of Loch Broom and is the gateway to the Northern Highlands. The North Atlantic Drift passes by here bringing moderate temperatures. Described as an outdoor paradise, Ullapool was voted one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor destinations. It offers a delightful choice of varied walks and footpaths. Nearby is the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to pine martens, wildcats, and golden eagles and one of the most photographed hills in the area, Stac Pollaidh, with its unique shape.
FRI SEP 11
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Oban

day 21 Oban, Scotland


Oban, Scotland
Oban has developed into Scotland's most popular West-Coast holiday town. Just outside the town stands Dunollie Castle, on a site that overlooks the  bay and has been fortified since the Bronze Age. The charm of its Victorian harbor offers an excellent seafood scene, and is also a major gateway to the Hebrides.
SAT SEP 12
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Belfast

day 22 Belfast, Northern Ireland


Belfast, Northern Ireland
Probably best known as the birthplace of the Titanic, Belfast was a hub for not only shipbuilding but also tobacco processing, rope-making and Irish linen in the early 20th century. Today the old shipyards are giving way to luxury apartments in what is known as the Titanic Quarter, home to the Titanic Belfast Centre, a beautiful star-shaped building covering the Titanic’s construction. Other must-sees include the Ulster Folk Museum and the Belfast Cathedral, as well as numerous award-winning restaurants and bars.
SUN SEP 13
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Glasgow

day 23 Glasgow, Scotland


Glasgow, Scotland
The largest city in Scotland is famed for its Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture. Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow is proud of the 12th century Glasgow Cathedral, George Square with its 12 statues of famous people including Robbie Burns, Queen Victoria and Walter Scott, and the University of Glasgow, established in 1451.
MON SEP 14
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)

day 24 Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland


Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. And embrace the beauty of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
TUE SEP 15
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Ringaskidd (Cork)

day 25 Ringaskidd (Cork), Ireland


Cork, Ireland
Located on an island in the middle of the River Lee, Cork is a compact, friendly, laidback city with unique museums, like the Butter Museum, eclectic pubs and aroma-filled coffee houses all easily accessible by walking.  The recognizable icon of Cork, St. Anne’s Church and Shandon Steeple offers visitors the unique opportunity to ring the church bells.
WED SEP 16
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Fishguard

day 26 Fishguard, Wales


Fishguard, Wales
Welcome to the Gateway to West Wales and stunning Pembrokeshire National Park. This beautiful area provides breathtaking moments around every bend of the path as you cruise a coastline acclaimed as the world’s best and most beautiful. Don’t miss an optional visit to storybook Pembroke Castle, birthplace of Henry VII or Picton Castle with its 40 acres of gardens. Or head for the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where extensive waterscapes and the world’s largest single-span greenhouse (larger than a football field) frame a dazzling display of flora.
THU SEP 17
9:00 AM TO 4:40 PM Falmouth

day 27 Falmouth, England


Falmouth, England
This gem of the Cornish coast invites you to explore the jewel in Cornwall’s crown, St. Michael’s Mount. Built following the Norman conquest of 1066, invaders named this ancient island mount after their own Mont St. Michel and invited Normandy’s monks to build another similar monastery here. Leave some time to shop for a memento in the harbor boutiques and to stroll the lovely seaside town of Marazion, just down the causeway.
SAT SEP 19
8:45 AM TO 9:45 PM London

day 29 London, England


London, England
London, one of the world's top destinations, is a city begging to be explored. Steeped in history, the well-known sites of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square beckon, or get a modern perspective from the top of the London Eye. This cosmopolitan city offers all the world cuisines you’re used to, but there are still places to find traditional British fare like bangers and mash or shepherds’ pie.
MON SEP 21
6:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Honfleur

day 31 Honfleur, France


Honfleur, France
Sitting on the estuary where the Seine River meets the English Channel, the charming character of this harbor town has been the subject of artists like Claude Monet and Eugene Boudin. The 15th century St. Catherine’s church is an interesting vaulted timber structure built by shipbuilders. And a walk along the edge of the Honfleur Estuary will pass town gardens, beaches, and a view of the Normandy Bridge. You can also find the intriguing local cider along the Route du Cidre.
TUE SEP 22
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM St Peter Port

day 32 St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom


St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom
Positioned off the coast of France in the English Channel, St Peter Port’s cobblestone streets, picturesque marina and historic gardens have earned it the reputation of being Europe’s prettiest harbor town. Its centerpiece is the beautiful Salem Church with its classic stone architecture, believed to be the closest church to a pub in the British Isles. For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard of the town, home to the world-famous Guernsey cows. Victor Hugo also wrote Les Miserables while living here.
WED SEP 23
12:01 PM TO 6:00 PM Le Palais

day 33 Le Palais, Belle-Ile, France


Le Palais, Belle-Ile, France
Find yourself on one of France’s most beautiful islands with staggering cliffs, cheerful green country sides, jagged rocky coastlines, bright pastel houses and the bustling town of Le Palais. The island has been the inspiration for Flaubert and Dumas, Claude Monet and Matisse. And if you take a trek to Vauban’s Citadel you’ll quickly see why.
THU SEP 24
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM Le Verdon

day 34 Le Verdon, France


Le Verdon, France
The small coastal resort of Le Verdon faces across the Gironde Estuary to the town of Royan (Poitou-Charentes). This off-the-beaten-path place has long, clean, sandy beaches and the town itself is home to 19th century Church of Notre-Dame du Bon Secours et de Saint-Louis, known for its tall spire as a warning to ships.
THU SEP 24
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Bassens (Bordeaux)

day 34 Bassens (Bordeaux), France


Bassens (Bordeaux), France
Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
FRI SEP 25
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Bassens (Bordeaux)

day 35 Bassens (Bordeaux), France


Bassens (Bordeaux), France
Bordeaux has long been known as La Belle au Bois Dormant, Sleeping Beauty.  And while the beauty part is undeniable, the sleeping part could be argued. Sure, the region is filled with treasures from long ago, including more than 350 historic monuments and buildings in the city alone. But the capital of Aquitaine is also home to a vibrant culture and, as oenophiles well know, is the gateway to some of France’s most famous vineyards. In this UNESCO World Heritage city, 13th century cathedrals and 18th century palaces are commonplace. Venture beyond the city’s borders to the chateaux of the Médoc region or to Saint-Émilion, a breathtaking medieval village set among the vineyards that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SAT SEP 26
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Bilbao

day 36 Bilbao, Spain


Bilbao, Spain
The industrial port of Bilbao is surrounded by lovely green mountains, fertile landscapes with lush forests, steep coasts and the Bay of Biscay. Famed for the curvy, titanium-covered Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum, other sites of Bilbao include the Euskalduna Conference and Music Centre, Norman Foster’s Underground, towers designed by architects Arata Isozaki and Cesar Pelli, and an airport designed by Calatrava.
MON SEP 28
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Porto

day 38 Porto, Portugal


Porto, Portugal
Built into the granite cliffs at the mouth of the Rio Douro, the hilly city of Porto presents a heady juxtaposition of eras and styles. Here, medieval alleyways, orderly neighborhood squares, and ornate Baroque churches readily intermingle. Porto’s historic heart is a UNESCO site of winding lanes, zigzagging staircases and tiled churches. The highlight, though, is a taste of port wine at its best – a happy accident dating from the 17th century when brandy was discovered to preserve wine for transit. After your choice of palate-pleasing shore excursions, return for an onboard fado folk music performance. 
TUE SEP 29
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Lisbon

day 39 Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal
The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm. 
WED SEP 30
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Portimao

day 40 Portimao, Portugal


Portimao, Portugal
Follow the savory aroma of sardines grilling to the colorful quay, or let your lust for leather lead you to the old town’s shops and 18th century buildings. In ancient Silves, once a Moorish capital, the castle and cathedral are right next to each other in town. How thoughtful of them to make sightseeing so easy. 
THU OCT 1
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Cádiz

day 41 Cádiz, Spain


Cádiz, Spain
Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here including Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcornocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find their resting and feeding place here just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.
FRI OCT 2
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Málaga

day 42 Málaga, Spain


Málaga, Spain
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 
SAT OCT 3
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Gibraltar

day 43 Gibraltar, British Territory


Gibraltar, British Territory
It’s an odd bit of Britain here at the toe of Spain, with Barbary apes and miles of tunnels as well as traditional red phone boxes. Legend says Gibraltar was one of the two pillars erected by Hercules to mark the edge of the world. Take the cable car to the top to see if you can see it from here. No, that’s not it. That’s just Africa. What a view.
SUN OCT 4
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Almeria

day 44 Almeria (Granada), Spain


Almeria (Granada), Spain
Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city. If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent UNESCO site, the Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization. Or take an optional excursion into nature at one of three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. 
TUE OCT 6
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Palma de Mallorca

day 46 Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
WED OCT 7
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Barcelona

day 47 Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
THU OCT 8
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Palma de Mallorca

day 48 Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
FRI OCT 9
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Mahon

day 49 Mahon, Spain


Mahon, Spain
What an entrance you will make as you cruise into one of the deepest natural harbors in the world. Picturesque Mahon is home to lovely white-sand beaches and delightful architecture, a gin distillery, and a dairy plant where delicious white cheese is made.
SAT OCT 10
11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Alghero

day 50 Alghero, Italy


Alghero, Italy
A fortified wall complete with impressive towers heralds your arrival to the charming town of Alghero in Sardinia. Within the city walls, cobblestone streets lead to attractive little squares lined with lively shops and cozy tavernas. Enjoy the first signs of evening sunset from the landscaped esplanade along the Lido. 
MON OCT 12
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Amalfi

day 52 Amalfi, Italy


Amalfi, Italy
The town of Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. As part of the Amalfi Coast, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an important tourist destination. The whole region is famed for its lemons, which are about double the size of other lemons, and the production of the limoncello liqueur. An optional tour can take you to the UNESCO archaeological areas of Pompeii, Positano and Ravello. 
TUE OCT 13
1:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Catania

day 53 Catania, Italy


Catania, Italy
In this fascinating city nestled at the foot of Mount Etna you’ll find a thriving downtown that is not only the active city center, but a historic UNESCO World Heritage Site, combining the best of ancient and modern city style. Your options are as wide as your imagination. Explore the temperamental volcano that has reshaped the city many times, visit the beautiful setting of Taormina where stunning views and beautiful antiquities vie for your attention or the UNESCO site of Tantalica. If you prefer, explore the ancient city of Syracuse, called by Cicero himself “the most beautiful of all,” and another UNESCO site. 
WED OCT 14
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Valletta

day 54 Valletta, Malta


Valletta, Malta
Malta’s capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is among the world’s smallest, yet definitely most charming.  Graced with the paintings of Caravaggio and kissed by beautiful shorelines, you’ll find photographic icons at almost every turn.  Not to be missed is a visit to the stately Palazzo Parisio to glimpse the enchanting lifestyle of Malta’s nobility.  Our stay here also allows the exquisite romance of an evening walk through the beautiful lanes of Mdina, Malta’s enigmatic “Silent City.” 
FRI OCT 16
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Gythion

day 56 Gythion, Greece


Gythion, Greece
Cheerful pastel houses are littered among intriguing whitewashed lanes and staircases. Playful sculptures welcome you to the harbor’s cheerful shops, coffee houses, and waterfront cafés. This is a perfect place to enjoy a cup of rich coffee or a glass of ouzo while you watch the world go by.  Or go exploring on an optional tour of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
SAT OCT 17
7:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Athens

day 57 Athens, Greece


Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 
SUN OCT 18
8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM Corinth Canal

day 58 Transit Corinth Canal, Greece


Transit Corinth Canal, Greece
You’ll want to be on deck today as we transit the narrow Corinth Canal with other private yachts and Greek mail steamers. It’s a shortcut reserved for petite ships like ours, and as we cruise between the narrow limestone walls we are the envy of all the ancient Romans who once portaged their ships along this very route before there was a canal.
 
Canal transit time and duration is subject to change based on traffic and canal authorities.
SUN OCT 18
3:00 PM TO 9:00 PM Delphi

day 58 Delphi, Itea, Greece


Delphi, Itea, Greece
Before there were fortune cookies there was the oracle of Delphi, dating back to 1400 B.C. The oracle gave cryptic guidance to the leaders of the day and was so highly respected that Delphi, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, became known as the center of the world. An optional tour lets you go exploring, from the Temple of Apollo to the Delphi Archaeological Museum, which contains some of the finest works of art in Greece. 
MON OCT 19
8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Katakolon

day 59 Katakolon, Greece


Katakolon, Greece
Charming and scenic Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit this memorable site only 30 minutes away and see the fertile Peloponnese valleys along the way, full of strawberries, tomatoes, corn and olive trees.
TUE OCT 20
9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Chania

day 60 Chania, Greece


Chania, Greece
Hints of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul are everywhere in Chania, beginning with the old Venetian harbor. Go ashore and explore the harbor from the Arabian Lighthouse to the Kioutsouk Hassan Mosque. The architecture is never boring, with Turkish domes interspersed with intricate wrought iron balconies. Find the Venetian Donkey Steps at Plateia Aghiou, with their double-wide steps. Take time out in one of the picturesque tavernas for some dácos (Cretan bread) and mizithra cheese.

 

WED OCT 21
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Santorini

day 61 Santorini, Greece


Santorini, Greece
As our ship approaches the spectacular cliffs rising from the deep azure sea, you’ll understand the magic of this area, where some say the ruins of Atlantis remain hidden. Visit the village of Oia and see the iconic Santorini blue domes or take a guided tour of Bronze Age excavations at the UNESCO site of Akrotiri. Toast the day with a crisp, cold glass of local Assyrtiko wine.
THU OCT 22
8:30 AM TO 11:00 PM Kusadasi

day 62 Kusadasi, Turkey


Kusadasi, Turkey
Few places offer such a rich combination of history and scenic beauty. In Ephesus, one of the greatest outdoor museums in the world, you’ll explore legendary sites steeped in history. Also visit the houses of Bulbul Mountain, where the roof of one forms the terrace of the next. This evening we present our Destination Discovery Event -- dinner in the moonlight and a concert at Celsus Library in Ephesus. 


FRI OCT 23
4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Scenic Cruising Dardanelles

day 63 Scenic Cruising Dardanelles


Scenic Cruising Dardanelles
The Dardanelles, also known as Hellespont (Sea of Helle) is a natural strait and a significant waterway that  is 38 miles (61 km) long, almost 4 miles wide, and 180 feet deep. It forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia, and connects the Sea of Marmara with both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas while being a passageway to the Black Sea.
SAT OCT 24
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Istanbul

day 64 Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul, Turkey
Ah, Constantinople, Queen of Cities and the Door to Happiness. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents—Europe and Asia—and its appeal is truly universal. The Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans all ruled their empires from here, leaving behind some of their finest monuments and a fascinating blend of cultures. Visit the harem at Topkapi Palace, where the clatter of silver soles once warned concubines of the approaching sultan. Admire the Iznik tiles and stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque, and the mystical light bathing the nave of Hagia Sofia. Shop the Grand Bazaar for a coffee cezve, magic lamp, embroidered slippers, or hand-woven kilim. Temper a tiny cup of potent Turkish coffee with bites of sweet lokum (Turkish delight). 
SUN OCT 25
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Istanbul

day 65 Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul, Turkey
Ah, Constantinople, Queen of Cities and the Door to Happiness. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents—Europe and Asia—and its appeal is truly universal. The Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans all ruled their empires from here, leaving behind some of their finest monuments and a fascinating blend of cultures. Visit the harem at Topkapi Palace, where the clatter of silver soles once warned concubines of the approaching sultan. Admire the Iznik tiles and stained glass windows of the Blue Mosque, and the mystical light bathing the nave of Hagia Sofia. Shop the Grand Bazaar for a coffee cezve, magic lamp, embroidered slippers, or hand-woven kilim. Temper a tiny cup of potent Turkish coffee with bites of sweet lokum (Turkish delight). 
MON OCT 26
8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM Myrina

day 66 Myrina, Lemnos, Greece


Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
Lemnos is a delightful, off the beaten path island with wild mountainous geology and large, uncrowded, sandy beaches all along the coastline. Windsurfing is becoming increasingly popular here. Sites to see here include the Medieval Castle of Myrina, Ancient Poliochni, Ancient Kavirio and the legendary cave of Philocetes.
TUE OCT 27
5:00 AM TO Athens

day 67 Athens, Greece


Athens, Greece
With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 

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