2019 2018

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

The Royal Loire River

Next departure: 09/28/2018
NHN_AIPP

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Saumur - BOUCHEMAINE(2) - ANCENIS - NANTES

Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising  up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley.

8 Days FROM $ 3,170 per person
START IN 2018
Departure 09/28/2018
Arrival 10/05/2018
FROM $ 3,356 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/10/2018
Arrival 10/17/2018
FROM $ 4,317 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 10/22/2018
Arrival 10/29/2018
FROM $ 3,575 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Sold out
START IN 2019
Departure 04/06/2019
Arrival 04/13/2019
FROM $ 3,170 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 04/18/2019
Arrival 04/25/2019
FROM $ 3,170 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/08/2019
Arrival 10/15/2019
FROM $ 3,401 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/20/2019
Arrival 10/27/2019
FROM $ 3,170 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Châteaux of the Loire Valley Chambord and Chenonceau and Cruise on the Royal Loire River

Next departure: 09/07/2018
NSN_CLAIPP

Paris - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES - Paris(3)

7 Days FROM $ 2,623 per person
START IN 2018
Departure 08/23/2018
Arrival 08/29/2018
FROM $ 3,522 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 09/07/2018
Arrival 09/13/2018
FROM $ 3,023 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/04/2018
Arrival 10/10/2018
FROM $ 2,623 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/28/2018
Arrival 11/03/2018
FROM $ 2,817 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy

Next departure: 08/24/2018
NSN_AIPP

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - Angers - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their  gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park.

6 Days FROM $ 2,420 per person
START IN 2018
Departure 08/19/2018
Arrival 08/24/2018
FROM $ 3,922 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 08/24/2018
Arrival 08/29/2018
FROM $ 2,623 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 09/08/2018
Arrival 09/13/2018
FROM $ 3,023 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 09/13/2018
Arrival 09/18/2018
FROM $ 2,623 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/05/2018
Arrival 10/10/2018
FROM $ 2,623 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/29/2018
Arrival 11/03/2018
FROM $ 2,696 per person
$ 2,817
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
START IN 2019
Departure 04/25/2019
Arrival 04/30/2019
FROM $ 2,420 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 05/19/2019
Arrival 05/24/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 06/25/2019
Arrival 06/30/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 06/30/2019
Arrival 07/05/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 07/25/2019
Arrival 07/30/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 07/30/2019
Arrival 08/04/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 08/24/2019
Arrival 08/29/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 08/29/2019
Arrival 09/03/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 09/03/2019
Arrival 09/08/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 09/13/2019
Arrival 09/18/2019
FROM $ 2,666 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5
Departure 10/27/2019
Arrival 11/01/2019
FROM $ 2,420 per person
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

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