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Adriatic Cruise aboard small ship Stella Maris

  • Included Features:

    • Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel
    •  8-day/7-night guided tour featuring:
    •  Centrally located first class hotels:
    •  1 night in Zagreb
    •  2 nights in Ljubljana
    •  2 nights in Rovinj
    •  2 nights in Venice
    •  Breakfast daily
    •  A welcome reception in Zagreb (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
    •  A farewell dinner in Venice (coffee or tea included)
    •  Hotel taxes and service charges
    •  Touring by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
    •  Professional English-speaking tour director
    •  Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
    •  Admission included where indicated in bold letters
    •  Luggage handling at the hotels
    •  Whisper technology enhanced touring
    •  Departure transfer from Venice to Venice airport or continue on to join Kompas’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour

     

    Tour spotlights:

    • Zagreb, Croatia’s cultural center with a rich history and 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture
    • Ljubljana, one of Europe’s greenest capitals, a prehistoric history, scenic bridges and a rich arts scene
    • Postojna Caves, part of Slovenia’s natural wonders
    • Venice, a fabled city with palazzos, bridges, masks, churches, canals and gondolas


    Special features:

    • Boat ride on the river Ljubljanica
    • Tasting of Istrian truffles
    • Traditional lunch in a Pazin taverna
    • Tasting of the typical venetian aperitif Spritz

     

  • Day 1, arrive in Zagreb, Sunday

    Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until you gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for an orientation and welcome reception this evening. (WR)

    Day 2, to Ljubljana, Monday

    This morning we embark on a city tour in Zagreb featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. After our tour, we continue our journey to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. (B)

    Day 3, in Ljubljana, Tuesday

    We visit the most significant sights of the old city center: the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and the Robba’s Fountain. We conclude our tour with a boat ride on the river Ljubljanica. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

    Optional tour: Wine tasting

    Day 4, to Rovinj, Wednesday

    We journey south to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. We tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, we continue to Rovinj and enjoy some free time there. (B)

    Day 5, in Rovinj, Thursday

    Our full day of touring takes us through Istria where we marvel at the beauty of its rolling hills, silvery olive groves and hillside vineyards. Our first stop is in the town of Groznjan, home to many artist colonies. After our visit, we taste some famous Istrian truffles. Then we continue to the picturesque town of Motovun. After Motovun, we drive to Pazin where we enjoy a traditional lunch. We return to our hotel and the evening is at leisure. (B, L)

    Day 6, to Venice, Friday

    In the morning, we depart Rovinj and drive south to Trieste in Italy for an orientation tour and visit of Miramare Castle and its grounds. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. After our visit, we continue to the romantic city of Venice. (B)

    Optional tour: Pub crawl “Venetian style”

    Day 7, in Venice, Saturday

    We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour which includes visits of the St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. During our tour we stop for a tasting of Spritz, a typical Venetian aperitif. The balance of the day is at leisure. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. (B, D)

    Optional tour: Gondola serenade

    Day 8, depart Venice, Sunday

    One last breakfast in Italy before you are transferred to the airport in Venice. Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join Kompas’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour. (B)

  • Start DatesEnd DatesPrice per Person in Double OccupancySingle Room Supplement
    04/18/2021 04/25/2021$1,990$680
    05/02/2021 05/09/2021$1,990$680
    05/30/2021 06/06/2021$2,150 $750
    06/13/2021 06/20/2021$2,150$750
    08/01/2021 08/08/2021$2,150$750
    09/19/2021 09/26/2021$2,290$790
    10/03/2021 10/10/2021$2,290 $790
    10/31/2021 11/07/2021$2,290$790
    12/12/2021 12/19/2021$1,990 $680

     

  • Hotels

    • Zagreb: Sheraton (F) or similar
    • Ljubljana: Radisson Blu (F) or similar
    • Rovinj: Angelo d’ Oro (F) or similar
    • Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal (F) or similar
  • Route for “Discovery of 3 Adriatic gems: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy” Escorted Tour

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