Adriatic Cruise with Romantic Venice

14 days from Venice, Poreč, Pula, Rovinj, Postojna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, NP Krka, Šibenik, Zadar, Primošten, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Biševo to Split

Departure dates:
May 21, 2023
Aug 20, 2023
Oct 1, 2023

Day 1, Sunday, Arrival Venice
Upon arrival at Venice airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel and overnight. (D)

Day 2, Monday, Venice
After breakfast, we explore Venice by a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we observe master artisans demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. After, we depart for St. Mark’s Square for a walking tour with visits to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. Also, we will see the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is leisurely to enjoy even more of Venice. Later, we gather for dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 3, Tuesday, Venice-Poreč
We embark on the catamaran in the afternoon and sail directly to Poreč. After checking in at the hotel, explore the city with rich dining experiences. Overnight in Poreč (B)

Day 4, Wednesday, Poreč – Pula – Rovinj – Poreč
After breakfast, we make a short tour of Poreč, a city of stone streets, ruins of ancient temples, forums, and other beautiful buildings preserved from ancient times testify to the number of conquerors. The Euphrasian Basilica from the 6th century is the most valuable historical and cultural monument in Istria, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We drive then to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We will also visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue to Rovinj, the most romantic town in Croatia, a charmingly picturesque old town. One of the most famous attractions is the St. Euphemia Cathedral, the largest baroque building in Istria. Built according to plans by Venetian architect Giovanni Dizzi, the bell tower on the church is a copy of the one at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. Free time in Rovinj. Return and overnight in Poreč. (B)

Day 5, Thursday, Poreč –Postojna – Ljubjana– Zagreb
After breakfast, we depart to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. We will explore this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. We continue to Ljubljana. City tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world. Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside the majestic Ljubljanica River. Free time on your own and continuation to Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.(B,D)

Day 6, Friday, Zagreb
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, historical city center, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theater, and the University. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.(B)

Day 7, Saturday, Zagreb – Plitvice – Split
We continue our journey south by motorcoach to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Plitvice, 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. After our visit, continue to Split, where embarkation starts at 2 PM. Welcome reception followed by a dinner. Overnight onboard in Split.(B,WR,D)

Day 8, Sunday, Split – Split – NP Krka – Šibenik
Departure from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch, disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to Krka National Park. Its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical center and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance Cathedrals of the Adriatic. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 9, Šibenik – Galešnjak – Zadar, Monday
Early in the morning, we set sail for Galešnjak, a typical small Dalmatian Island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar harbor in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical center and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in the 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum, and the largest Cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Enjoy the sea organ, an amazing art installation, if there is a breeze. Overnight in Zadar.(B, L)

Day 10, Tuesday, Zadar – Primošten
Morning departure for Primošten, sailing through the Kornati National Park, which consists of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and rocks. Kornati National Park is often called a “nautical paradise” and is a rich marine ecosystem. Enjoy swimming in one of the hidden coves. Afterward, we continue to Primošten, built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St. George, built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 11, Wednesday, Primošten – Stari Grad
In the morning, we will continue toward the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. We will sail pass the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) near Bol – whose pebbles shift from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change shape. As the weather conditions can sometimes be very unpredictable or there can be crowds during the high season, you will be informed in time if a swim stop near Golden Horn (“Zlatni rat”) is possible. We head off to Hvar Island, where we’ll visit Stari Grad. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe, with many konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the senior town center of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. (B, L)

Day 12, Thursday, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis
Our morning cruise starts with Hvar Town. Hvar is a favorite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s also a charming seaside town with eight centuries of architecture. On a walking tour, visit the old city with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base is closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was,” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in the town of Vis, join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner on board. (B, L, T, CD)

Day 13, Friday, Vis – Biševo – Split
Early morning, we sail towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon, if weather permits. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city center around the stunning Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295–305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split Roman heritage. Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple, the Peristyle, and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 14, Saturday, Depart Split
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel. (B)

• Arrival shared transfer from Venice Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from the port to the Airport/hotel in Split on the first and the last days of the program.
• Catamaran transfer from Venice to Poreč
• Two nights in a hotel in Venice, two nights in a hotel in Poreč and two nights in a hotel in Zagreb
• Seven nights’ accommodation on board (supreme category boat) in a cabin with a private bathroom, A/C, and TV
• Daily buffet breakfast
• Six lunches (3-course meal and salad bar) during the cruise
• Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner with live music during the cruise
• Water dispenser during the cruise
• Complimentary coffee, tea, and fresh fruits available daily during the cruise
• Professional Cruise Manager
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen, and towels midweek during the cruise
• Luggage handling
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Two dinners at hotel
• One dinner in a local restaurant in Venice
• Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
• English-speaking tour escort throughout for land portion
• Licensed Local Guides
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Hotel taxes

Sightseeing tours included:
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Plitvice National Park, Pula, Postojna, Zagreb, Venice
• Entrance fees to Plitvice Lower Lakes, Pula Amphitheater, Euphrasian Basilica, Postojna Cave, Venice Glass Factory, St. Mark’s Basilica, Dodge’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy and Diocletian’s Palace
• City tours of Šibenik, Zadar, Vis, Hvar and Split
• Guided tour and entrance to Krka National Park
• Wine tasting in Vis

Supplements (optional):
• Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to 13 EUR per person (depending on the season)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s dinner, T-Tasting

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