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Adriatic Cruise with Romantic Venice

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Visit: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korčula, Hvar, Bol, Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Sali, Zadar, Opatija, Venice

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrive in Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from the airport or your hotel in Dubrovnik to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation will begin at noon. Later, join your fellow travellers and your cruise manager for an onboard welcome reception with dinner. This evening, you can relax on board, or take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korčula

We will start the day by having breakfast and going on a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll visit Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the ship. While we set sail for Mljet Island, lunch will be served. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many bird species, and two deep lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Spectacular scenery accompanies us all the way to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner at night will be on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): Korčula - Hvar

In the morning, after breakfast, we'll go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Korčula. We'll visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Then, you will enjoy lunch on board. A swimming stop follows en route to Hvar where you will arrive late in the afternoon. Among the many places you will see on our sightseeing tour, the Franciscan Monastery stands out. You will have a free evening in Hvar to explore even more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town.

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) the port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case, transfers by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Wednesday): Hvar - Bol - Split

We will sail to Bol, home of the Golden Horn, one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes its shape and position depending on the direction of the wind. During lunch on board, we will sail to Split. There, a walking tour will show you the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The evening will be free to discover more of Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Thursday): Split - Trogir - Sibenik

In the morning, we'll sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. You will have some free time there to explore on your own. Back on board, lunch will be served while we cruise to Sibenik. En route, we'll make a stop for a swim. In Sibenik, a walking tour will show the highlights of the city. You will have the evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Friday): Sibenik - Sali

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal- clear water. This day will be devoted to tour those scenic destinations. Then, we'll sail to Sali. At night, aboard our ship, enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Sali - Zadar

As we cruise, and weather permitting, we'll stop for a swim in the morning. After lunch, we'll arrive in Zadar. The city’s compact pedestrian zone is perfect to explore on foot. Admire the 16th century walls built by the Venetians as a defense against the Turks. We'll see the Port Gate, where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. After the tour, we'll stop for a tasting of the traditional Maraschino liqueur. Our evening will be free to explore Zadar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Sunday): Zadar - Opatija

After breakfast, we'll disembark and bid farewell to our crew. We'll journey north by motorcoach for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you will enjoy the breathtaking beauty while we walk around some of the lower lakes. The Park is a natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After, we'll motor on to Opatija where dinner will be served at our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Opatija - Pula - Rovinj

After breakfast, we'll drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We'll visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then, we will continue on to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There will be free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to Opatija.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Tuesday): Opatija - Postojna - Venice

After breakfast, we are goin to travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largests in Europe. We'll tour this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. Later, we'll continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 (Wednesday): Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we will see master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. Then, we are going to depart to St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We'll take in views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to enjoy Venice at your own pace, visiting its shops, or perhaps joining an optional gondola ride. In the evening, we'll gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Thursday): Depart from Venice

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. 

Meals: Breakfast

 

Please Note: for technical reasons the order of the program can be changed or reversed.

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • 7 night cruise on MS Premier in deluxe cabins with private bathroom, air-conditioning, LCD TV, Amenity kit, Bathrobe and slippers and daily housekeeping (fresh bed linen and towels midweek)
  • 2 nights at the GH Adriatic Hotel in Opatija
  • 2 nights at the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel in Venice
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Welcome reception with dinner on board
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches onboard 
  • 4 dinners including Captain's dinner with live music and a glass of wine, 1 Dinner on board and Farewell dinner in Venice
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout the cruise
  • Admissions included in the program: Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery's Pharmacy, Mljet National Park, Cathedral of St. Mark, Diocletian, Krka, Kornati, Captain's dinner, Church of St. Donat, tasting of the traditional Maraschino liqueur, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Amphitheatre, Postojna Cave, glass factory, St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Port taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

  

Land and Cruise Highlights:

  • Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic"
  • Mljet National park
  • Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Hvar: the sunniest Croatian Island
  • The Gold Horn beach on Bol Island
  • Split built around Diocletian's Palace
  • Sibenik's medieval Old Town
  • Krka National Park
  • Kornati National Park
  • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
  • Plitvice National Park
  • The Amphitheatre in Pula
  • Rovinj, and Adriatic gem
  • Postojna caves
  • The splendor and romance of Venice

 

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks on board, extra meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Opatija: GH Adriatic 4* 
  • Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal 4*  

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

Package Information

  • Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - October 2021
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korčula, Hvar, Bol, Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Sali, Zadar, Opatija, Venice
  • Price From: $ 4,329