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Butrint

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# Trip

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

Two-River Cruise: The magic of the picturesque Moselle and the romantic Rhine Valley

Next departure: 09/03/2019
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Strasbourg - COCHEM - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG

From Cochem to Strasbourg, explore the Moselle and the romantic Rhine Valley on a cruise. Visit Koblenz, one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Germany located between the Rhine mountains and the hills. You will be able to explore vineyards, castles and museums with more than 2,000 years of history to share.

4 Days FROM $ 1,115 PP
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START IN 2019
Departure 06/29/2019
Arrival 07/02/2019
FROM $ 1,546 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 07/19/2019
Arrival 07/22/2019
FROM $ 1,496 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 09/03/2019
Arrival 09/06/2019
FROM $ 1,115 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/19/2019
Arrival 09/22/2019
FROM $ 1,115 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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