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Adriatic Cruise: Croatia & Italy on MS Prestige

Stari Grad, Croatia

Cruise Details

Visit: Dubrovnik to Mljet, Korcula, Vela Luka, Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Bol, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna and Venice

 
Day 1 (Saturday): Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager later at an onboard Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Day 2 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Mljet

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Monday): Mljet - Korcula

After the 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Tuesday): Korcula - Vela Luka

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula, including time for swimming. After lunch on board, 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 an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Wednesday): Vela Luka - Vis

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Thursday): Vis - Hvar - Stari Grad

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Friday): Stari Grad - Bol - Split

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Saturday): Split - Plitvice Lakes - Opatija

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 at the 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 will be served at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Sunday): Pula & Rovinj Excursion

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Monday): Opatija - Postojna- Venice

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 (Tuesday): Venice

We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to the Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. Visit a glass-blowing factory, where you will watch a demonstration of traditional Venetian glass blowing 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Wednesday): depart Venice

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

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights Cruise from Dubrovnik on board MS Prestige in a cabin with private facilities
  • 4 Nights first class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Welcome cruise reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 Lunches aboard the ship
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Two dinners as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard the ship
  • Professional Cruise & Tour Director
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 

Hotels:

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

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (al)

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Package Information

  • Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Destination: Croatia, Italy
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