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K221 - Deluxe

Adriatic Cruise,

Croatia & Italy

12 days from Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, to Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna and Venice

Day 5, Vela Luka – Vis, Wednesday

Cruise towards Vis island. The town Vis, the antique Issa, was founded

around 397 B.C. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront.

Evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 6, Vis – Hvar – Stari Grad, Thursday

Continue our cruise towards Hvar, one of the most popular islands

in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. 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. Sail on to Stari Grad for the night.

Captain’s dinner

with live

entertainment aboard our ship tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Stari Grad – Bol – Split, Friday

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 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, 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). Evening at

leisure. (B, L)

Day 3, Mljet – Korcula, Monday

After morning to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising

to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo.

Walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets

and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque

Cathedral of St.

Mark

. (B, L)

Day 4, Korcula – Vela Luka, Tuesday

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula, including

time for swimming. After lunch onboard, disembark in Vela Luka and

depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula tour’, featuring the

visit of the olive

oil factory, Barilo ethno museum and local winery

to taste some

local wine and cheese. Return to your ship, for evening at leisure. (B, L)

venice

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