• Adriatic Cruise, Croatia and Venice, 12 days/11 nights

  • If you’re dreaming of an active coastal escape with seductive sandy shores, pebbly coves and historical sites on the background of sun-fried rocks, a voyage Adriatic Cruise, Croatia and Venice along the Croatian coastline might be the most idyllic solution. Traveling along the Adriatic coast aboard a small comfortable motor ship,  from Dubrovnik in the south to Venice in the north-west, enjoy incredibly beautiful of scenic views.  Make stops in amazingly preserved medieval towns, put your path throughout pristine nature, savor delicious Mediterranean food, and gather special memories!

    Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice, Opatija, Postojna, Venice

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ITINERARY:
Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Saturday

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. (WR)

Day 2, Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula, Sunday

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning 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). After, time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Korcula – Hvar, Monday

This morning, a walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B, L)

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 4, Hvar – Bol – Split, Tuesday

Sail to Bol, 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. Over lunch on board, continue sailing to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off 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. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)

Day 5, Split – Trogir – Sibenik, Wednesday

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

Day 6, Sibenik – Sali, Thursday

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Sali – Zadar, Friday

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar 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. Your evening is free in the city. (B, L)

Day 8, Zadar – Opatija, Saturday

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 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. Dinner is at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, Pula & Rovinj Excursion, Sunday

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port since the times of the ancient Romans. You’ll also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind to be preserved in the world today. Continue on to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow lanes before we return to Opatija. (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 to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B)

Day 11, Venice, Tuesday

We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glassblowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glassblowing by master craftsmen. Then, on to St. Mark’s Square, for the walking tour, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner with new friends. (B, D)

Day 12, depart Venice, Wednesday

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

2018 tour package price per person (based on double cabin):

May 12 – $2,798 USD
Aug 18 – $2,965 USD
Oct 13* – $2,977 USD – departures operated aboard M/S Adriatic Queen

Single supplement: $1,819 USD
Supplement for cat. A, Main Deck: $199 USD per person
Port tax: $95 USD per person

Your cruise includes:
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar on board M/S Karizma in a cabin with private facilities
  • 4 nights in first class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport arrival transfer in Dubrovnik and departure transfer in Venice
  • Professional Cruise & Tour Director
  • Welcome cruise reception 
  • Breakfast daily 
  • 6 lunches, and 1 dinner aboard the ship 
  • Captain’s dinner with live music 
  • 2 dinners at the hotels as per itinerary 
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard cruise ship 
  • Free Wi-Fi on board 
  • Luggage handling – one normal sized piece of luggage
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring (headsets)
  • Service charges and taxes
Your cruise does not include:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Departure taxes/fuel surcharges or airport improvement fees subject to change without prior notice
  • Insurance – premium not refundable
  • Documentation including passport fees
  • Single room supplement – a limited number of single rooms is available on payment of supplement indicated
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Beverages not specified
  • Optional tours not quoted
  • Gratuities for individual services such as laundry and valet service or any other items of a purely personal nature
  • Tips to the cruise staff per person. Tipping is at the discretion of the traveler, however, the following could be recommended: cruise manager $4-6 USD per day, local guide $4-6 USD per half day of sightseeing, ship crew $ 2-4 USD per member per day (approximately 7-8 crew members per ship), restaurants and cafes If not included, tip 10%-15% of the check, depending on the quality of service, taxis up to 10% of the fare (we suggest you book taxis via your hotel reception and pre-negotiate taxi fares to avoid an unpleasant surprise at the end of your journey). Tips are also given to hairdressers, beauticians and other places of service. 
  • E. & O.E.
Hotels within the cruise:

Opatija: GH Adriatic I (F)
Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal (F)

Note:
  • Although airfare is not included in this program, we are able to suggest economy class round trip airfares. Please note the airfare suggested is subject to change without prior notice and is not guaranteed until such time as the ticket has actually been issued.
  • Pre- and post- tours are available at the following hotels and rates:

Lacroma, Dubrovnik
Apr 28 – May 18 & Oct 13 – 31             at $85 USD per person in DBL,     $139 USD in SGL
May 19 – Jun 15 & Sep 29 – Oct 12   at $115 USD per person in DBL,   $182 USD in SGL
Jun 16 – Jul 8 & Sep 21 – 28                at $129 USD per person in DBL,   $210 USD in SGL
Jul 9 – Sep 20                                            at $145 USD per person in DBL,   $229 USD in SGL

Carlton on the Grand Canal, Venice
May 1 – Oct 31                                            at $153 USD per person in DBL,   $242 USD in SGL

Sightseeing tours included:
  • Dubrovnik
  • National Park Mljet
  • Korcula
  • Hvar
  • Split
  • Krka National Park 
  • Kornati National Park
  • Zadar
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Pula
  • Postojna
  • Venice