Greece & Mediterranean Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $8,699 - $10,999 /person

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ships

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Greece & Mediterranean Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

8 days

7 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Small Luxury Ships

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: Apr, Jun-Sep

From $8,699 - $10,999 /person

From Athens to Croatia’s Dubrovnik via Albania & Montenegro

Off the sleepy west coast of Greece, island-hop pastoral Lefkada and dramatic, palace-studded Corfu. Discover the wild hills of Albania. Marvel at Montenegro's fjord-like Bay of Kotor. And see why gleaming Dubrovnik has captured the world’s imagination. Let us show you these sun-kissed lands just off the beaten seaway, and they’ll live rent-free in your travel daydreams forever.

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Trace the footsteps of ancient travelers as you journey by sea from Athens, cradle of democracy, to Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic 
  • Bike to the ruins of Delphi, hike the crumbling fortress walls of Kotor and kayak in turquoise waters off the shores of Greek islands 
  • Delve into this region’s centuries-old history with insider archaeological visits, and its modern living culture with olive-oil tastings, chats with our local hosts and more 
  • Unpack only once as you watch the spectacular coastlines of four countries scroll by your window 

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Greece, Montenegro, Albania & Croatia Multi-Adventure Tour map

Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Greece

Start Athens, Greece

End Dubrovnik, Croatia

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Set sail from Athens’ port of Piraeus, home of the original pirates, on our intimate Emerald cruise liner • Bike in the footsteps of history’s first marathon in the town of Marathon and perhaps visit the Running Museum  • Olive groves, wild fennel and rocky mountains line our bike routes through rural western Greece • Enjoy lunch in a traditional country taverna • Tour the ancient city of Delphi, once home to the famous Oracle. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

Emerald Ship
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These luxurious and sleek vessels have an intimate atmosphere and boast an open-air bar, two lounges and a team of master chefs crafting gourmet dishes. (pool, spa) 

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Days 3-4

Description

Hike a forested island route through grottoes and springs that would be a nymph’s delight • Dine alfresco on the shady cobbled square of a Greek island village • Kayaks take us into a spectacular sea cave and to the secluded paradise of a white-sand beach • Stroll from cove to cove on Greece’s mainland coast, in the shadow of Orthodox church domes and Ottoman castles • Taste the local liquid gold at an olive oil factory. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

Emerald Ship
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These luxurious and sleek vessels have an intimate atmosphere and boast an open-air bar, two lounges and a team of master chefs crafting gourmet dishes. (pool, spa) 

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Days 5-6

Description

Hills and views await as we cycle a spectacular route through Corfu’s rugged mountains • An islander gives us a tour of fortified Corfu Town, whose colorful palaces and marble piazzas hark back to British, Venetian and Turkish rule • Explore the restaurant scene in Corfu Town’s moonlit alleyways • Go ashore in up-and-coming Albania to hike to the remarkable freshwater grotto of the Blue Eye. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

Emerald Ship
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These luxurious and sleek vessels have an intimate atmosphere and boast an open-air bar, two lounges and a team of master chefs crafting gourmet dishes. (pool, spa) 

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Days 7-8

Description

Cruise between the spectacular cliffs of the labyrinthine Bay of Kotor • Hike from the Old City of Kotor up a winding stair that links the lush port city to its mountaintop defenses • Wander Kotor’s mysterious alleyways, befriend a street cat or stop at a café for a rakija (grappa) or kava (espresso) • Toast to our week together with one of Croatia’s world-renowned wines • Stunning Dubrovnik welcomes you back to terra firma with its World Heritage monuments and Adriatic Sea vistas.

Accommodations

Nights 1-7

Emerald Ship
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These luxurious and sleek vessels have an intimate atmosphere and boast an open-air bar, two lounges and a team of master chefs crafting gourmet dishes. (pool, spa) 

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Ships

The ships we sail on are like floating luxury hotels, so you can visit a new destination each day without touching your suitcase once you've settled in. Our ships are custom‐designed with a variety of inviting spaces that offer plenty of room for both relaxing and socializing. These ships are much smaller than most cruise ships, with up to just 100 passengers.

Backroads Support On Board and On Shore
We sail with up to 30 Backroads guests per group. Occasionally there may be more than one Backroads group onboard and you may cross paths with the other group on routes or at restaurants. When this occurs, each group will have their own dedicated onboard Backroads leaders.
Backroads Cruising Life

If you're new to Backroads active cruise trips, there are a few things you need to know. We sail with up to 30 Backroads guests and although our average group size is larger than a typical Backroads tour, our ship-based trips feel smaller and much more intimate than a typical cruise.

Additionally, even with an itinerary subject to fixed nautical schedules, we get out and explore far beyond the cruise norm. Although our time ashore may be shorter than an average Backroads Hotel trip, you still have the option to select a route that matches your pace. In larger cities, you can decide to shift gears and opt for less active sightseeing activities. It's important to note, our time ashore can be limited due to changes in the nautical schedule and ship tendering.

Being onboard a ship provides the benefit of being able to take advantage of ship amenities: the fitness room, spa, sauna and swimming pool. In addition, there is the opportunity to relax in the inviting common spaces or the privacy of your room, complete with balcony. Your Trip Leaders will have information on the array of options to choose from.

If having longer routes or more flexibility to explore is important for you, we recommend choosing one of our River Cruise or Hotel trips. If you love meeting new people and having more time to relax aboard the ship, and enjoy the ease of unpacking once, you'll love our approach to active ocean cruising. Nobody does it like we do.

Meals
On our active cruises, we seek out diversity by including regionally authentic and inventive meals for onshore lunches, picnics and the occasional onshore dinner. On-ship meals, though delightful, are meant to appeal to a wide cross section of passengers and may at times feel more conventional and less reflective of the region than on Backroads hotel trips.
Stateroom Categories

In contrast to our Hotel trips, which typically have similar room categories, our ships offer a wide range of stateroom categories to choose from. The top-tier staterooms often fill fast, so book as early as possible if this is important to you.

From $8,699 - $10,999 /person

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Accommodations

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Our small ships feel more like boutique retreats, offering an experience a world away from the typical large cruise.

Ship may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-7

Emerald Ship
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These luxurious and sleek vessels have an intimate atmosphere and boast an open-air bar, two lounges and a team of master chefs crafting gourmet dishes. (pool, spa) 

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From $8,699 - $10,999 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $8,699 - $10,999 /person

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Note: You may only reserve one Stateroom Category at this time. Your stateroom will be assigned based on availability. Please contact us if you are interested in booking multiple Stateroom Categories for your party, selecting a specific stateroom, or Single Supplement pricing.

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