ADRIATIC CRUISE on M/S PRINCESS ALOHA or M/S KARIZMA and TOURING - K220

13 Days/10 nights - Dubrovnik to Zadar and Venice Touring


Highlights

Adriatic Cruise and Touring K220

An exciting new cruise option from Dubrovnik, which also includes two (2) nights in Opatija and Venice, Italy. A complete package that will bring you the best of the Croatian Coast and Venice!

Tour Highlights

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES.
  • Welcome Reception.
  • Twenty two (22) meals; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Sightseeing includes Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Bol, Split, Trogir, Sali, Zadar, Opatija, Postojna and Venice.
  • Unique small group cruising.

Adriatic Cruise and Touring K220 Tour Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Seven (7) nights accommodations aboard MS Princess Aloha or MS Karizma.
  • Four (4) nights first class hotel, rooms with private facilities; two (2) nights in Opatija and two (2) nights in Venice.
  • Breakfast daily, except for morning of arrival.
  • Welcome reception.
  • Six (6) lunches and five (5) dinners, including wine, beer and soft drinks.
  • Touring per itinerary.
  • Professional cruise manager throughout.
  • Luggage handling.
  • See Dubrovnik, National Park Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Opatija, Postojna and Venice.
  • Service charges and taxes.

About the Ship

Maximum capacity is 38 passengers in 18 twin or double beds cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. All cabins have been built by up-to-date standards. Each, fully equipped with A/C, LCD TV, mini bar, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar.

Additional Notes

Bristol Hotel may also be used in Opatija. It will be advised on your documents.

Itinerary

Day 01, Friday: U.S. to Dubrovnik

Overnight flight to Dubrovnik. Celtic Tours World Vacations will be delighted to book your air in conjunction with your tour, or purchase this tour on a land only basis, where your tour would begin on day 02, in Dubrovnik.

Day 02, Saturday: Arrive Dubrovnik

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 Director later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Day 03, 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 encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board.

Day 04, Monday: Korcula – Hvar

This morning, a walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town.

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 05, Tuesday: Hvar - 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.

Day 06, Wednesday: Split – Trogir – Sibenik

In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Sibenik, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights, then your evening is at leisure in town.

Day 07, Thursday: Sibenik – Sali

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board.

Day 08, Friday: Sali – Zadar

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is free in the city.

Day 09, Saturday: Zadar - 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 is at your hotel.

Day 10, 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.

Day 11, 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.

Day 12, Tuesday: Venice

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

Day 13, Wednesday: Depart Venice

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

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land/Cruise Only
May 19; Jun 2   3041
Jul 7   3343
Jul 21   3583
Aug 4 (Sold Out)   3343
Aug 18   3583
Sep 1; 15   3343
Sep 29   3041
Oct 13   3343

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. Triple rooms on request, as there is limited availability.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Port Taxes - are an additional $99
  • Tips to cruise and tour staff

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Europe one day later.

Arrival transfers are included on day 02. If a pre-night is booked, but not with Celtic Tours, then transfer is not included, and client must make their own way to the dock. Departure transfer is included at the end of the cruise to the airport.

 
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