One of the world’s greatest classical ballet companies, the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, will be aboard Le Lyrial for this exceptional cruise around the Italian Peninsula. In the company of some of the troupe’s dancers and of Aurélie Dupont, former prima ballerina and now Director of Dance, discover the must-see cities of the Adriatic and Italy during this all-new 8-day cruise with dance as its central theme.
Your trip will be punctuated by solo performances, pas de deux and highlights of the most beautiful classical, romantic and contemporary ballets, as well as screenings of shows, encounters and interviews.
You will first stop in Hvar, the most famous and attractive of the Adriatic islands. Ringed by ramparts, the town has many remarkable monuments including its elegant cathedral, old arsenal and aristocratic palaces.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik will charm you with its palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters and fountains. Located in Croatia’s deep south, the Pearl of the Adriatic is a true gem.
Le Lyrial will then set sail for Parga, a charming little town nesting in the heart of an isolated bay. Its colourful houses, built on the hillside, enjoy a superb view over the Ionian Sea and overlook beaches of great beauty.
You will also visit Amalfi and its coast, which are magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Perched between sky and sea, Amalfi and the little villages hidden nearby present amazing landscapes.