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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Within about 40 minutes' sailing time from Venice, you can reach the two most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon, Murano and Burano, noted for their craftwork. In Murano it's worth visiting the traditional glass-blowing shops and watch one of the glass-blowers at work. From the island it's just a short boat ride to Burano, a very picturesque and colourful town famous for its lace production.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In 776 BC the Olympic Games first started in Olympia and it is right here that the famous torch is lit at the start of the modern Games. The fascinating excursion to the archaeological digs of Olympia includes a visit to the monumental remains of the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera, the Gymnasium, and the Stadium. You can also visit the Archaeological Museum and the modern town of Olympia.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Agora on two floors, built by Marcus Aurelius, is the ancient heart of modern Izmir. In nearby Pergamum, it is well worth visiting Askelepieion, a place of worship and healing center dedicated to the god of medicine. A must-see is Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Do not miss the largest theater of Antiquity and the colossal temple of Artemis. Not far from there is Bulbul, where the Virgin Mary lived for 46 years.

»» Izmir Shore Excursion Details »»

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A bridge between Asia and Europe, Istanbul still has the atmosphere and mystery of the age of the Sultans. It might be the beauty of the Blue Mosque or the 86-karat splendour of the Spoonmaker's Diamond in the Topkapi Palace that make this city unique, but it is also pleasant to stroll around the streets of the Grand Bazaar and take in the aromas of the colourful Spice Bazaar.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

A charming port by the Dalmatian coast, set in front of a picturesque hillside, Dubrovnik is one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic Riviera. It has been extensively restored since suffering during the Balkan hostilities of the 1990s and, some would say, is more beautiful now than ever. The city's style and architecture is strongly rooted in its historical Venetian and, to a lesser extent, Turkish influence. This part of the Dalmatian coast played a vital role in the success of the Venetian Republic. The most attractive section of Dubrovnik is the old city, Stari Grad, lined with cobbled streets, fountains, museums and churches. Its Venetian heritage is apparent in the family names of many of the residents. The main division between the two sections of the old city is called 'stradun', a word of Venetian origin. The largely intact city wall, some of which was built 700 years ago, is one of the finest examples of its kind in the world. The importance of religion in the city's past and present culture is reflected in a number of impressive Franciscan and Dominican convents and churches.

»» Dubrovnik Shore Excursion Details »»

Sunday, April 27, 2008


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Cruise prices vary from $999 for an Standard Inside to $2,899 for a Grand Suite, per person. (Cruise pricing is subject to change. InSight Cruises will generally match the cruise pricing offered at the Costa website at the time of booking.) For those attending the conference, there is a $1,095 fee. Taxes are $179 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.

The classes offered are detailed on the SEMINARS page. Classes are only offered when we're at sea. For a detailed listing of the cruise itinerary, along with the class times, please review our ITINERARY page.

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