Arrival shared transfer from Split Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from the hotel in Venice to the Venice Airport (on the first and the last days of the tour only)
2 nights in hotel in Opatija and 2 nights in hotel in Venice
7-night accommodation on board (supreme category boat) in a cabin with private bathroom, A/C and LCD TV
Daily buffet breakfast
6 lunches (4 courses) during cruise
Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner during cruise
Water dispenser during cruise
Complementary fresh fruits available daily during cruise
Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise
1 dinner at the hotel
Farewell dinner in Venice
air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
KOMPAS English speaking tour director throughout for land portion
Licensed Local Guides
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Sightseeing tours included:
Local guides for sightseeing tours of Plitvice National Park, Pula, Postojna, Venice
Entrance fees to Plitvice lower lakes, Pula Amphitheater, Postojna cave, Venice glass factory, St. Mark’s Basilica, Dodge’s Palace.
City tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park
Wine tasting in Korcula
Omis & Cetina River Excursion – river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) – $31 per person
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Drinks, extra meals
Port tax + Tourist tax $44 net per person (to be paid by invoice)
All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Day 1 Split, arrival, Saturday
You will be transferred from Split airport or your Split hotel to the harbour, where embarkation begins at 1 pm. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 Split – Stari Grad, Sunday
Morning sail towards Stari Grad, swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.
Day 3 Stari Grad – Hvar – Korcula, Monday
Morning departure towards Hvar, the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Afterwards we set sail for Korcula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch on board. Early afternoon arrival to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through this fortified town which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.
Day 4 Korcula – Dubrovnik, Tuesday
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5 Dubrovnik – Mljet, Wednesday
Today we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. Upon arrival join the Cruise Manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. 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). Your evening is free in Mljet.
Day 6 Mljet – Pucisca, Thursday
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. Pucisca, village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional), features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.
Day 7 Pucisca – Omis – Split, Friday
Next, we head to our final port Omis with its fortresses which are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack (optional). After visiting Omis set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a guided tour of the historical centre of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Day 8 Split – Plitvice – Opatija, Saturday
After breakfast, we disembark and bid farewell to our crew. We journey north by motorcoach for a visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking beauty while we walk around several of the lower lakes. The Park is a natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Afterward, we motor on to Opatija where dinner is served at our hotel.
Day 9, In OPATIJA, Sunday
After breakfast, we drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to Opatija.
Day 10, Opatija – Postojna – Venice, Monday
After breakfast, we travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. We tour this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. Later, we continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands.
Day 11, Venice, Tuesday
We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we see master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. We then depart for St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in views of the Bell Tower and the 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. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 12, Depart VENICE, Wednesday
You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home.
DATES AND PRICING
PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, PRICES
IN USD (LOWER DECK CABIN
ON A SUPREME BOAT)