Adriatic Cruise M/S Karizma with Croatia & Venice
12 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna & Venice

Features and Inclusions

  • 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar on Board M/S Karizma in a cabin with private shower/toilet

  • Four nights first class hotel, rooms with private facilities

  • Airport arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Welcome cruise reception

  • Breakfast daily

  • 6 lunches & 1 dinner on board ship

  • 1 captain's dinner with live music

  • 2 dinners as per itinerary

  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee & tea onboard cruise ship

  • Professional Cruise & Tour Director

  • Free Wi-fi on board

  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary

  • Luggage handling

  • Sightseeing per itinerary

  • Whisper technology enhanced touring 

  • Service charges & hotel taxes

  • Not Included: Port Tax of $130.00 per person

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Preferred Hotels

Opatija:

GH Adriatic I or similar (F)

Venice:

Carlton on the Grand Canal or similar (F)

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ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik's pier to embark. Later meet your fellow travelers and your cruise manager at onboard welcome reception. Evening time to relax and take a walk through Dubrovnik small and vibrant streets. Overnight on board. (O)

Day 2, Sunday: Dubrovnik - Mljet - Korcula

Morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic,
famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Inside visit to Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Lunch onboard. Then sail to National Park on Island Mljet. Arrival to the heart of Mljet National Park, where you could enjoy a beautiful walk around the Great and the Small Lake. Late afternoon we will continue cruising to Korcula, the acclaimed birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy dinner on board. (B,L,D,O)

 

Day 3, Monday: Korcula - Hvar

Morning walking tour of Korcula old town. It will take you
through narrow, cobbled streets and will include visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Followed by departure to Hvar island. En route lunch and stop for swimming. Late afternoon arrival to Hvar. Enjoy sightseeing tour of Hvar, town with the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare Theatre in the UK), Franciscan Monastery and many more. Evening at leisure in Hvar, dine at one of the many local family owned restaurants. (B,L,O)
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 4, Tuesday: Hvar - Bol - Split

After breakfast sail to Bol that has the best beach in Croatia- Golden Horn, for a swim. Golden Horn is a vast, golden pebble beach long some 580 yards. It is unique also by changing shape and position depending on the winds. Continue sailing to Split, with lunch onboard. Upon arrival afternoon walking tour of 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. (B,L,O)

 

Day 5, Wednesday: Split - Trogir - Sibenik

In the morning sail to UNESCO City Trogir. Free time in
Trogir to explore this unique city. Lunch onboard and we
continue to Sibenik with stop on the way for swim. After we arrive in Sibenik, enjoy your walk and dinner at one of many restaurants in Sibenik. (B,L,O)

 

Day 6, 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 a captain's dinner on dinner. (B,L,D,O)

 

Day 7, Friday: Sali - Zadar

Morning departure to Zadar, middle Dalmatia region. Stop
for swimming and “en route” lunch onboard. Late afternoon arrival in Zadar followed by a city tour. Zadar’s historical center is a compact pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot and admire defensive walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defense from Turks. You will see 16th century Port Gate where Venetian lion (symbol of Venice) still guards the entrance, Square of the 5 Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the biggest Cathedral in Dalmatia - St. Anastasia Cathedral. (B,L,O)

 

Day 8, Saturday: Zadar - Opatija

Disembarkation after breakfast. Journey north from Zadar,
and visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Continue to Opatija. Enjoy a walk along the “Lungo Mare” (Seaside Promenade), the city’s famous villas and other major tourist sights. Dinner at your hotel. (B,D,O)

 

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. (B,O)

 

Day 10, Monday: Opatija - Postojna - Venice

After breakfast we travel via Slovenia to Venice. En-route
stop and visit to Postojna Cave. With access to over five kilometers of caves, the Postojna Caves constitutes the world’s most extensive system open to the public. Continue toward Venice. (B,O)

 

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 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. (B,D,O)

 

Day 12, Wednesday: Venice

Transfer to Venice airport for your flight home. (B)

 

Start Date

End Date

Rate per person Double, lower Deck

May 4*

May 15

$ 3175.00

May 18

May 29

$ 3248.00

June 1

June 12

$ 3248.00

June 29

July 10

$ 3248.00

July 20

July 31

$ 3248.00

August 3

August 14

$ 3248.00

August 17

August 28

$ 3248.00

August 31

September 11

$ 3248.00

October 5*

October 16

$ 3248.00

Single Supplement: $2155.00

Supplement for the cat. A, Main Deck per person: $199.00

*May 4 & October 5 departures aboard MS Adriatic Queen

 

 

 

 

B= Breakfast   L= Lunch   D= Dinner   O= Overnight             kits220