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2018 2019

Butrint

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Butrint

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Description

For this excursion, we’ll leave Saranda and head inland, crossing the Bistricë River and the vast Vrina Plain before arriving at the salt lagoon known as Lake Butrint. We’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint, once part of the Greek and Roman colonies. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city experienced a great period of prosperity under Byzantine rule. The most ancient objects found at the archaeological site are a stone hammer and a shaft belonging to the latter part the second millennium BCE. There are also many extraordinary Greek objects, including statues of their gods. The first modern archaeological excavations began in 1928 when Benito Mussolini sent an expedition to extend Italian dominance into the area. The excavations, which continued through 1943, uncovered the Hellenistic and Roman part of the ancient city including the "Lion Gate" and the "Scaean Gate." The most interesting ancient Greek monument is the theater, which is fairly well preserved. The major ruin from the paleo-Christian era is the baptistery, an ancient Roman monument adapted to the cultural needs of Christianity. In the 5th century, Butrint became an Episcopal center, only to be abandoned several centuries later. It was reconstructed under Byzantine control in the 9th century.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 08/05/2019
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AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via  France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

11 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 08/05/2019
Arrival 18/05/2019
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Departure 23/06/2019
Arrival 03/07/2019
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Departure 09/09/2019
Arrival 19/09/2019
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Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 19/10/2019
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* Price based on double occupancy

From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 06/10/2018
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AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - BREISACH - BASEL

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story. To end your cruise in beauty we give you the sublime Rhine Falls.

 

9 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 06/10/2018
Arrival 14/10/2018
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 14/04/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 22/05/2019
Arrival 30/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/06/2019
Arrival 15/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/07/2019
Arrival 15/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/08/2019
Arrival 16/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

From Basel to Amsterdam : The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 14/04/2019
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BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAMBASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

 

9 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 14/04/2019
Arrival 22/04/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/04/2019
Arrival 08/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/05/2019
Arrival 22/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/05/2019
Arrival 07/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 15/06/2019
Arrival 23/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/06/2019
Arrival 07/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/07/2019
Arrival 23/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 31/07/2019
Arrival 08/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 16/08/2019
Arrival 24/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/09/2019
Arrival 09/09/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/09/2019
Arrival 23/09/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/10/2019
Arrival 09/10/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Cruise along 3 borders: France, Germany and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise)

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STRASBOURG - BASEL - BREISACH - RHINAU - STRASBOURG

Join us for a wonderful cruise through France, Germany and Switzerland in search of the most beautiful landscapes to be seen in the region! You'll take in the views of the Rhine Falls before exploring the Alsatian Wine Route and the north of the region, dotted with quaint villages. We'll finish up our cruise with a tour of the most picturesque neighborhood of Strasbourg, the European Capital.

6 Days Sold-out
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