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New for 2018: Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

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2018 Adriatic Cruise: Croatia, Slovenia & Venice

 

 

Introducing a 12-Day Escorted tour, with 7 nights Adriatic Cruise, Plus 4 nights touring by land, in western Croatia, Slovenia and 2 nights in Venice 

 

 

 

 

Dubrovnik - MljetKorčula - Vela Luka - VisHvar - Stari Grad - Bol - Split - Plitvice Lakes - Opatija - Venice  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included Features:

 

· 7-night cruise, from Dubrovnik, aboard M/S Prestige in a cabin with private facilities

· Plus: 4 nights tour by land, with 1st class hotels, room with private facilities

· Arrival and departure airport transfers

· Welcome Reception

· Breakfast daily

· 6 lunches on board including wine, beer and soft drinks

· Captain's dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer and soft drinks

· 3 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

 

 

Included Sightseeing: 

 

• Hvar 

• Korčula

• Dubrovnik

• Mljet National Park

• Cetina River Canyon 

• Split 

• Plitvice National Park 

• Opatija

• Postojna

• Venice 

 

 

 Day-By-Day Program: 


Day 1: Arrive in Dubrovnik            Saturday 

Welcome to Dubrovnik, the darling of the Dalmatian Coast. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Gruz harbor where embarkation to your cozy deluxe boat begins at noon. Get settled and later attend a Welcome Reception on board

Day 2: Dubrovnik - Mljet               Sunday 

Start the day with a Walking tour of Dubrovnik with a walking tour of the its Old Town and visit the Rector's Palace and Franciscan monastery with the famous Pharmacy. Return to the boat for lunch. 

As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Evening at leisure. (B, L)

 

Return to the boat for lunch and leave for the island of Hvar.  Hvar is one of the most popular and longest islands in the Adriatic. Get introduced to the city's landmarks with a city tour featuring Europe's first theatre, the Franciscan monastery and much more. Evening is free for independent activities (B,L) 

  

Day 3: Mljet - Korčula          Monday 

 After breakfast set sail for Koula. Lunch on board. Early afternoon arrive in Korčula believed to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its winding cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Evening is free to explore the town on your own (B,L)

 

Day 4: Korčula - Vela Luka   Tuesday

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula with a scenic stop for swimming. After lunch on board, disembark in Vela Luka and depart form an afternoon Korcula Island tour featuring the visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo ethno museum and local winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to the ship for evening at leisure (B,L) 

 

Day 5: Vela Luka - Vis         Wednesday 
Cruise towards Vis island. The town of Vis, the antique Issa, was found around 397 BC. Our tour of Vis features town's waterfront. Evening at leisure (B,L)

Day 6: Vis - Hvar - Stari Grad       Thursday 
Continue our cruise towards Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The Croatian Madeira is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar features the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare's theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Sail on to Stari Grad for an overnight. Captain's dinner with live entertainment aboard the ship tonight (B,L,D)

 

Day 7: Stari Grad - Bol - Split         Friday 
Sail to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. 

Today arrive in Bol, a popular tourist destination and a cozy town on the island of Brač, for a short visit. Bol is also renowned as home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat, said to be the best in Croatia. Enjoy a relaxing swim here.   

 

The water at Zlatni Rat is clear and fun to swim in. The beach is famous for a phenomenon that tourists might be lucky to witness: the Cape is composed mostly of pebble rock that visibly shifts and changes its shape with the winds and a tide. Return to the boat for lunch. 

As you enjoy lunch on board, we continue sailing to Split. In Split enjoy a walking tour of the historic inner city built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World 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 8: Split - Opatija          Saturday 

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

   

Day 9: Pula, Rovinj & Porec day trip     Sunday 

Today the tour heads to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port. Also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. Free time to explore the Old Town and its narrow lanes before we continue to Porec, for a visit to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Opatija. Evening is free (B)

 

Day 10: Opatija - Postojna - Venice         Monday 

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 miniature electric train. Continue on to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands (B,D) 

Day 11: Venice                                 Tuesday 

We start our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano island famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glass blowing factory where master craftsmen will demonstrate to you their technique of traditional Venetian glass blowing. Then on to St. Mark's Square, for a walking tour visiting St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs.

Balance of the day is free to explore Venice on your own, shop or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. In the evening gather for a Farewell Dinner with your new friends (B,D)

 

Day 12: depart Venice                       Wednesday 

After breakfast your tour ends. Transfer to airport (B)

 

 

Dates & Prices, 2018:  


Tour Dates, 2018

Price

Cruise boat

28 April-09 May 

$ 3,375

M/S Prestige

12 May-23 May

$ 3,475

MS Prestige

26 May-06 June

$ 3,525

MS Prestige

09 June-20 June

$ 3,525

MS Prestige

23 June-04 July

$ 3,525

MS Prestige

18 Aug-29 Aug  $ 3,625 MS Prestige
29 Sept-10 Oct   $ 3,625 MS Prestige
13 Oct-24 Oct  $ 3,475   MS Prestige 

 

The above prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, based on a lower Deck, a twin cabin with potholes.

An upgrade to Category A, a twin cabin, in Main Deck: $ 325

Single Supplement: $ 2,345

Port taxes: approx. $ 174

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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