Perhaps best known for her role as the former chief news correspondent for the BBC, Kate Adie is one of the most respected reporters of her generation, having reported on some of the world’s most pivotal political and social events, including the Lockerbie Bombing, the Tiananmen Square Protests and the Gulf War. Acclaimed for her coverage of the Balkans conflict, Kate is the ideal expert to join you on this, our newest cultural and historical tour.

Departing from Rome, you will venture along the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast and explore the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum before sailing onwards to Taormina and Corfu. Here, you will be joined by Kate, who will share her recollections of the Balkans conflict and her time in Albania on an in-depth excursion to the Unesco world heritage site of Butrint and during two private talks. You will also enjoy a drinks reception and have the opportunity to pose your own questions to Kate during a private Q&A session and a special book signing.

Travelling onwards from Albania to Croatia and back into Italy, you will explore the ancient history and vibrant modern culture of Dubrovnik, Split, Lecce and Urbino, before discovering the fairytale beauty and wonderful art heritage of Venice, known as La Serenissima. With 12 nights aboard the boutique Aegean Odyssey, lectures from a range of onboard experts and a choice of wonderful included excursions, this promises to be a fascinating journey into the history and heart of three special coastal regions.

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