Rondó Veneziano cruise
An exciting adventure on the most artistic Adriatic
The blue, green, snowy, red and earthy colors typical of the shores of the Adriatic and Aegean seas are shown in their full splendor in the summer. For this reason, Pullmantur offers you the chance to visit the most spectacular natural enclaves and monument packed cities of Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy with the Rondó Veneziano cruise. As a result, during trips of eight days and seven nights you will witness the important marks that centuries of rich history have left in the architecture, gastronomy and customs of beautiful places like Athens, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Venice.
In addition, as the summer is very long, Pullmantur performs this cruise in three different batches. The first takes place from June 25 to July 9, 2017, the second from July 23 to August 6 and the third from August 20 to September 3. In each cycle there are two trips. One to Piraeus, the port of Athens, one to Triest, and another from that city to the capital of Greece. So the return is what you would get if you placed the first leg in a mirror.
The three-thousand-year-old charm of Greece infuses your trip with magic
Like we told you at the beginning of this text, the captivating route of the six Rondó Veneziano cruises that we offer during the summer of 2017 can be of two types. The first of each will take you to Piraeus, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Venice and Triest. The second goes to the same ports but does so in reverse. Therefore, from Greece to Italy or from Italy to Greece, this itinerary allows you to visit one of the areas with the highest concentration of monuments in the world.
Onto the Greek capital of Athens. You will arrive here after disembarking at the port of Piraeus. From here you will see a spectacular landscape dotted with unique hills lined with lush Mediterranean pine forests. At the top of one of them stands the thousand times photographed Acropolis. At its feet is the second of the most spectacular monument complexes of the former Hellenic imperial dynasty, the Agora, the ancient nerve center of Athens.
To the north-west of the peninsula, where most of Greece is located and with the view of Italy, lies the incomparable Corfu, the seventh largest island of that country. From a tourist point of view Corfu will enchant you with everything from dazzling natural spaces to the striking capital which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007.
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Travel to Italy. The perfect ending to a dream trip
Although on the Corfu horizon the beaches of Italy are visible, after the visit of the artistic island it is the turn of Montenegrin Kotor. The first thing that will catch your eye of this magical enclave is the deliciously colonial air that emanates throughout the whole historical quarter which is recognized as a World Heritage Site. And to soak up all that essence there is nothing better than to take a captivating walk through its winding alleys. Many of them will take you to the stylized Cathedral of St. Tryphon. In addition to monumental architecture, Kotor has an extraordinary natural heritage capped off by Mount Lovcen. At the top of this you will feel the fantastic feeling of almost touching the sky with your hands.
From one beauty to another. That will be one of your most occurring thoughts during the Rondó Veneziano Cruise. And of course, it is also what you'll be thinking after saying goodbye to Kotor and greeting Dubrovnik and Zadar, the two majestic gems Of Croatia. In the first you will discover why traveling to Dubrovnik is so fashionable. To begin with it has a spectacular walled city where magnificent buildings are concentrated such as the Onforius fountain, the Rectors' Palace or the cathedral. When you contemplate them you will feel transported to a sort of Middle Ages but with all the comforts of the twenty-first century. For its part, Zadar, although virtually destroyed by World War II, still has beautiful churches, arches and even a Roman forum.
Just at the moment when you might feel a bit sad about leaving Croatia, the port of Venice appears on the horizon. And as it does, that immense feeling of joy will flow into your chest again. Also known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic' or the 'Serenissima', Venice is made up of 120 small islands which are connected to each other by numerous bridges, rivers and canals of a beauty comparable only to its buildings. After Venice, your cruise will take you to Triestre, the final or starting point of your trip. This stands out for its valuable historical treasures and exquisite Central European character. These make it the ideal companion for an unparalleled cruise. Don't wait anymore. Come on board.