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2018 Cruise Adriatic coast, to Slovenia & Venice, 12 Days

Category: Cruises

 

 

A 12-Day Adriatic Sea cruise & Land tour: including 8 Days Cruise aboard a smaller deluxe boat Plus 5 Days touring by land, visit landmark places in Croatia, Slovenia and Venice

 


Itinerary Overview:  - 

DubrovnikMljet - Korčula - Hvar - Bol - Split - Trogir - Sibenik - Sali - Zadar - Opatija - Pula - Porec & RovinjPostonja Caves - Venice  

 

 

Itinerary Map: Adriatic Croatia, Slovenia & Venice: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna, Venice

 

       
Day 1 SAT

Arrive in Dubrovnik

Embark on the deluxe MS Prestige
Day 2 SUN

Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korcula

MS Princess Aloha 
Day 3 MON

Korcula - Hvar

MS Princess Aloha 
Day 4 TUE

Hvar - Bol - Split

MS Princess Aloha 
Day 5 WED

Split - Trogir - Sibenik 

MS Princess Aloha 
Day 6 THU Sibenik - Sali MS Princess Aloha 
Day 7 FRI

Sali - Zadar 

MS Princess Aloha 
Day 8 SAT Zadar-Opatija

Disembark Ms Prestige

Overnight, Hotel Adriatic or Bristol ****, Opatija

Day 9 SUN Pula-Porec & Rovinj
Adriatic 1 or Bristol Hotel ****, Opatija 
Day 10 MON Opatija-Postonja-Venice   Carlton on the Grand Canal ****, Venice 
Day 11 TUE in Venice   Carlton on the Grand Canal ****, Venice 
Day 12 WED depart Venice   

 

 

 

Included Features:

  • 7-night cruise, Dubrovnik → Zadar, aboard MS Prestige in a cabin with private facilities
  • Plus: 4 nights in 1st class hotels, room with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Welcome cruise Reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches aboard the ship
  • One Captain's dinner with liver entertainment incl. wine, beer & soft drinks
  • 2 dinners as per itinerary 
  • Professional Cruise & Tour Manager
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets for included sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes


Sightseeing:

  • Dubrovnik
  • Mljet National Park
  • Korcula
  • Hvar
  • Split
  • Krka National Park
  • Kornati National Park
  • Zadar
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Opatija
  • Postojna
  • Venice


     

Day-By-Day Program: 

 

 

Croatia's most glamorous destination: Dubrovnik, Old Town

 

 

Day 1          SAT          Arrive in Dubrovnik

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik's pier for embarkation. Meet your Cruise Manager and fellow travelers at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik's vibrant streets (WR)

Day 2          SUN          Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korcula

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of Adriatic" and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Rector's Palace and Franciscan Monastery's Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. Set sail for Mljet Island as you dine. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board (B,L,D)


Day 3          MON         Korcula - Hvar

A walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the venerable Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Return to the boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise.

Later this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (even older than Shakespeare's theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening in Hvar is free for independent activities. You might choose to go out for dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in old town (B,L)


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

 

Day 4          TUE          Hvar - Bol - Split

Sail to Bol on Brac Island, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Relish lunch on board as you sail to Split. Here, a walking tour shows you the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Evening is free (B,L)


Day 5          WED          Split - Trogir - Sibenik

In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is at leisure to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, take in the highlights on a walking tour, then your evening is at leisure in town (B,L)


Day 6          THU           Sibenik - Sali

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, encompassing more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail on to Sali (B,L)


Day 7          FRI          Sali - Zadar

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late afternoon arrive in Zadar. A walking tour will introduce you to Zadar's historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Evening in Zadar is free (B,L)

Day 8          SAT           Zadar - Opatija

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your crew farewell. Journey north for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera at the ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then continue to Opatija for a walk along the "Lungo Mare" (Seaside Promenade), and see the city's famous villas and other noteworthy sights. Dinner is at hotel (B,D)


Day 9          SUN          Porec & Rovinj Excursion

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port. Visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to Porec, for a visit to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Continue to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. Free time to explore the Old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija. Your evening in Opatija is free for independent activities (B)

Day 10          MON           Opatija - Postojna - Venice

After breakfast, travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by a miniature electric train. Continue to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands (B,D)

Day 11          TUE            Venice

A walking tour of Venice begins in St. Mark's Square, visiting St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs before visiting a glass blowing factory for a demonstration of the traditional Venetian art. Balance of the day is free to discover Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. In the evening gather for a Farewell Dinner with your newly found friends (B,D)

Day 12           WED           depart Venice

You will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home. Ciao and safe travels (B)

 

Dates & Prices, 2018:  

 

Tour Dates2018 

In Twin, 
Per Person

Tour Dates, 2018

In Twin, 
Per Person

May 20-31 May  $ 4,475 Aug 05-16 Aug $ 4,795
June 03-14 June $ 4,475 Aug 19-30 Aug $ 4,795
June 24-05 July Sold Out Sept 02-13 Sept $ 4,975
July 08-19 July $ 4,795 Sept 16-27 Sept $ 4,795
July 22-02 Aug   $ 4,795  Sept 30-11 Oct $ 4,475
    Oct 14-25 Oct $ 4,975
       
Single Supplement:     $ 2,875  
Upgrade to Category A cabin, Main Deck    $ 295  
Port taxes   $ 167   
 
The above prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, in twin share

 

 

First Class Hotels:

  • Opatija, Grand Hotel Adriatic I 
  • Venice, Carlton On The Grand Canal ****

 

 

 

About the MS Prestige:  

Deluxe Category Cruise Boats

 

Boat Highlights: 

 The modern MS Prestige is classified as a Deluxe Category 5* vessel made by 2013 standards  

 Fully equipped cabins (AC, LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers, life jackets, cupboard and wardrobe cabinet)

Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) 

All Cabins are sound-proof; with internal communication system between room and a bar

Air-conditioned Upper deck Dining room with Bar are and LCD TV

PA system for announcements by the Captain or Cruise manager

Lounging Sun Deck of over 2,300 square feet, with deck beds for all passengers

Kitchen built to the latest HACCP standards

Rear access platform for easy access to / from the sea

Two outdoor showers and four deck toilets     



Technical Specifications:

MS PRESTIGE:Length: 160 feet | Width: 29.5 feet | Speed: 10 NM | Cabins: 20 | Capacity: 38 persons 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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