Adriatic Cruise with Croatia & Venice
12 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, to Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna & Venice

Features and Inclusions

  • 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar on Board M/S Prestige or President in cabin with private facilities

  • 4 nights first class hotel, rooms with private facilities

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Welcome cruise reception

  • Breakfast daily

  • 6 lunches on board nincluding wine, beer & soft drinks

  • 1 captain's dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer & soft drinks

  • Professional Cruise & Tours Manager

  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary

  • Luggage handling

  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

  • Service charges & taxes 

  • Sightseeing tours per itinerary

  • Not Included: Port Tax of $130.00 per person

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Preferred Hotels

Opatija:

GH Adriatic I or similar (F)

Venice:

Carlton on the Grand Canal or similar (F)

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

May 14

May 25

October 1

October 12

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 3338.00

Single Supplement

$ 2076.00

Supplement for cat A Main Deck per person

$192.00

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Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

July 23

August 3

August 6*

August 17

August 20

August 31

Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 3483.00

Single Supplement

$ 2076.00

Supplement for cat A Main Deck per person

$192.00

*on M/S President

 

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Split

You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception this evening. (O)

Day 2, Sunday: Split - Bol - Hvar

Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jetset. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own. (B,L,O)
Note: Due to the 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 3, Monday: Hvar - Korcula

After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants. (B,L,O)

 

Day 4, Tuesday: Korcula - Dubrovnik

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own. (B,L,O)

 

Day 5, Wednesday: Dubrovnik - Mljet

Today we turn our compass back north, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. 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). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Your evening is free in Mljet. (B,L,O)

 

Day 6, Thursday: Mljet - Pucisca

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pucisca, a beautiful little town on island of Brac. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. (B,L,D,O)

 

Day 7, Friday: Pucisca - Omis - Split

As you sail along the coast, stop at the ancient town of Omis. Its fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and the might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. After a short walking tour, board a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area. Continue to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. Return to Omis and your boat, and set sail during lunch. Arriving in Split, take a guided tour of the port, the seafront promenade, and Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split. (B,L,O)

 

Day 8, Saturday: Split - 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 interesting sights. Dinner is at your hotel. (B,D,O)

 

Day 9, Sunday: Pula, Rovinj & Porec Excursion

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port. You’ll also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s 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, where your evening is free. (B,O)

 

Day 10, Monday: 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 miniature electric train. Continue to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B,D,O)

 

Day 11, Tuesday: 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 glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is free to discover Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (B,D,O)

 

Day 12, Wednesday: Venice

Transfer to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)

 

 

 

Pre/Post Stay Rates:

Price per person per night in hotel Atrium, Split

5/1-10/15                      $131 in double; $215 in single

 

Price per person per night in hotel Carlton on Grand Canal, Venice

5/1-10/31                      $180 in double; $345 in single

 

B= Breakfast   L= Lunch   D= Dinner   O= Overnight             kits221