Divine Croatia cruise with Slovenia & Venice – AMTA

What's included ?

Vacation Highlights:

·         Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel (if hotel is booked through AMTA) to the port. Alternatively, you can join from any AMTA escorted tour.

·         12-day/11-night cruise and tour vacation from Dubrovnik to Venice:

o    7 nights aboard the beautiful M/S Prestige featuring:

§   Superior cabins with private bathroom, air-conditioning, and LCD TV

§   Free Wi-Fi

§   Daily housekeeping (fresh bed linen and towels midweek)

§   Amenity kit

§   Bathrobe and slippers

§   Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit

§   Daily breakfast

§   6 lunches on board

§   4 dinners:

¨        Welcome reception with dinner on board

¨        Captain’s dinner with live music and a glass of wine

¨        1 dinner at hotel

¨        Farewell dinner in Venice

§   2 nights at the GH Adriatic Hotel in Opatija

§   2 nights at the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel in Venice

·         Professional cruise and tour manager throughout

·         Hotel, service, city and port taxes

·         Luggage handling

·         Port taxes

·         Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides

·         Whisper technology enhanced touring

·         Admissions included where indicated in bold letters

·         Departure transfer from the hotel in Venice to Venice airport. Alternatively, you can stay on and join AMTA’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour.

 

M/S Prestiger Rating:

·         Superior

 

Cruise spotlights:

·         Dubrovnik, Croatia’s “Pearl of the Adriatic”

·         Mljet National park

·         Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo

·         Hvar: the sunniest Croatian island

·         The Golden Horn beach on Bol island

·         Split built around Diocletian's Palace 

·         Sibenik’s medieval Old Town

·         Krka National Park

·         Kornati National Park

·         Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar

·         Plitvice National Park

·         The Amphitheatre in Pula

·         Rovinj, an Adriatic gem

·         Postojna Caves

·         The splendor and romance of Venice

What's not included ?

Anything not mentioned in "Included"

Day 1, Arrive in Dubrovnik, Sunday

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik airport or from your hotel in Dubrovnik to Gruz Harbor where embarkation begins at noon. Later, you will meet your fellow travelers and your cruise manager for an onboard welcome reception and dinner. This evening, you can relax on board or take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old Town. (WD)

Day 2, Dubrovnik – Mljet, Monday

We start the day with breakfast followed by a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the ship. While we set sail for Mljet Island, lunch is served. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes called Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This amazing island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! The evening is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3, Mljet – Korcula, Tuesday

After breakfast, we enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, en route to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. A walking tour of Korcula takes us through its narrow, cobble-stone streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. (B, L)

Day 4, Korcula – Vela Luka, Wednesday

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula, where we have time to swim in the Adriatic Sea. After lunch onboard, we disembark in Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times, and we depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula island tour’. On the island, we visit an olive oil mill, the Barilo Ethno Museum, and a vineyard for wine and cheese tasting. Thereafter, we return to the M/S Prestige, for an evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 5, Vela Luka – Vis, Thursday

This morning, we cruise towards Vis Island, arguably one of the most beautiful islands off the Croatian coast. The small and historic town of Vis was founded around 397 B.C. In 2017 the movie “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” was filmed here. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront and its spectacular and unspoiled nature. The evening is at leisure. (B, L)


Day 6, Vis – Hvar – Stari Grad, Friday

Our cruise continues towards Hvar, one of the longest islands in the Adriatic. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town includes the first public theatre in Europe, the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. After our tour, we sail on to Stari Grad for the night. The Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine is happening aboard our ship tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Stari Grad – Bol – Split, Saturday

Today, we sail to Bol, home to one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia: the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. After Bol, we have lunch on board and we continue sailing to Split. Our walking tour in Split shows off the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The evening is free to explore even more in Split. (B, L)

Day 8, Split - Opatija, Sunday

We disembark after breakfast and bid our crew farewell. We journey north by motorcoach for a visit to 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, we motor on to Opatija where dinner is served at our hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, In Opatija: Excursion to Pula and Rovinj, Monday

After breakfast, we drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We also visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue on to the beautiful resort city of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to our hotel in Opatija. (B)

 

Day 10, Opatija – Postojna – Venice, Tuesday

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. Afterward, we continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B)

Day 11, Venice, Wednesday

We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we observe master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. We then depat for St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. En route, we take in views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy even more of Venice. Later, we gather for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 12, Depart Venice, Thursday

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your vacation by joining AMTA’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour. (B) 

   PACKAGE: Divine Croatia cruise with Slovenia & Venice

   Cities: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vela Luka, Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Bol, Split, Opatija and Venice

   Location: CROATIA, SLOVENIA, ITALY

   11 Days/ 10 Nights - Air & Land

   10 Days/ 9 Nights - Land Only

   Land Only: $2840


·         Opatija: GH Adriatic (F) or similar

·         Venice: Carlton on the Grand Canal (F) or similar

 

Departures from the Starting dates in Dubrovnik Sunday Ending dates in Venice Thursday Land Only
8 Aug 2021 8 Aug 2021 19 Aug 2021 $3080
22 Aug 2021 22 Aug 2021 2 Sep 2021 $3230
5 Sep 2021 5 Sep 2021 16 Sep 2021 $3230
19 Sep 2021 19 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2021 $3230
3 Oct 2021 3 Oct 2021 14 Oct 2021 $2840
17 Oct 2021 17 Oct 2021 28 Oct 2021 $2840
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