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Venice to Dubrovnik

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Discover the marvels of the Dalmatian Coast on this wonderful 6-day cruise. Start at the Floating City, Venice, one of Europe's most romantic cities. Explore Krka National Park with its river and numerous waterfalls and cascades, enjoying the warm summer with many hours of sunshine, kayaking down the coastline, or taking an independent hike up to the fortress for some incredible views of the picturesque harbors. Make your way to one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea - Dubrovnik.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Piran, Slovenia
Day 3 : Sibenik, Croatia
Day 4 : Trogir, Croatia
Day 5 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 6 : Dubrovnik, Croatia | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Venice, also known as the "Queen of the Adriatic"
  • Observe the live production of the region's gastronomic delights
  • Discover Hvar, one of the most enchanting and well-preserved historic towns
  • Snorkel in the pristine waters of the incredible Modra Spilja Cave

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SeaDream II

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Activities

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  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Stone streets of Stari Grad on Hvar island Venice, Italy Sibenik, Croatia SeaDream Spa Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 1 Venice, Italy | Embark

Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic", "City of Masks", "The Floating City", and "City of Canals". Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man". Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987 Venice and its Lagoon was inscribed as an UNESCO Heritage site. Settle in to your cabin and attend a welcome dinner as the ship sets sail.
 
Optional Activities:

Venice – Romantic Gondola Evening Serenade: Since Venice began there have always been gondoliers. Great skill is required to steer a boat through the narrow canals of Venice. Each gondola is 36 feet long, 4 feet wide, and weighs 1,100 pounds. A gondolier serves a 10-year apprenticeship under a padrone before getting his own permit. A licensee must be native-born, and, since new licenses are not issued, must wait until a colleague gives up a license before getting his own. Their union offers free courses in foreign languages, art history, and the history of Venice, but the gondoliers are not given singing lessons - every Italian seems to have a natural talent for song. Join this romantic tour through the canals of Venice. Riding four per gondola, traverse the smaller, less trafficked canals, enjoying the soft lights and balconied waterfront homes, and be serenaded as you glide along.
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
Venice – The Grand Canal & Guggenheim Museum: Travel by small motor launch from your yacht past Tronchetto Island before entering the renowned Grand Canal at Piazzale Roma. Discover that there is nowhere on earth like Venice. An English-speaking guide provides enriching insight into the great history and beauty of the city's main water thoroughfare as you slowly cruise along the many historical buildings. The list of fascinating palaces, bridges, and churches along this fabled route is lengthy. Among them is Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Here stop for an approximate 1.5-hour guided walk of the museum's priceless collection of modern art, noted as the finest of its kind in Italy. After this visit, continue your sightseeing by private motor launch and return to the pier via Canale della Giudecca.
Duration: 3 hours

Venice – Venetian Palaces: Grand structures emerge from busy canals - imposing, eccentric, and mysterious - the palaces of Venice! The history of great and powerful families and the opulence that characterized their lifestyles remain alive within their walls. Take this opportunity to visit two of the finest palaces in Venice and admire their peculiar architecture and lavish interiors. Traversing the canals by private motor launch, head first to Piazzo Pisani Moretta, one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture. Venice's major artists, including Piazzetta and Tiepolo, decorated the interior. It was here in the great reception hall celebrated for its Murano mirrors and chandeliers that Paolo Veronese did his "Family of Darius". Palazzo Querini-Stampalia is of Renaissance construction. The residence of the Querini family, it was home to the Patriarch of Venice. Today it houses an outstanding library and museum. More than 400 paintings and works of art attest to the artistic passion of the Venetians. Various rooms still have original 18th-century furnishings. At the end of your visit, return to the yacht via small motor launch.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Day 2 Piran, Slovenia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Piran may be the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns. Perched on a tiny piece of land which juts into the sea, it feels like an Italian coastal town. Piran was part of the Venetian empire from the late 13th century to the end of the 18th century, and was also influenced by the Austria-Hungary Empire.
 
Optional Activities:

Piran – Piran Walking Tour: This delightful land adventure takes you into the heart of this Venetian harbor town. A local guide meets you at the pier and leads you into Tartini Square, the heart of Piran. The Square is named for the famous composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in Piran. The most beautiful building in this square is a Venetian Gothic house from the first half of the 15th century, with a typical balcony and window trifora in Venetian Gothic style. The picturesque background of the square is rounded off by the cathedral on a hill with a fine view of the Bay of Trieste. During the tour, walk through narrow streets and see typical houses, which are decorated with the traditional lion and book. During the adventure, make a short stop to taste the local wine and snacks of the area.
Duration: 2.5 hours
 
Piran – Home of the Lipizzaner Horses:  See the famous white horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Established during the Austrian Empire in 1572, it is the oldest riding school of its kind in the world. The school uses exclusively the Lipizzaner horse which for many years came from the Lipica Stud Farm in the picturesque Karst region of western Slovenia, which was part of the Austrian Empire at the time. For over four centuries, the farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. The tour to the Lipica Stud Farm is a unique experience to admire the white horses. Their elegance and beauty capture your attention with kindness and grace. On arrival at the stable, be able to observe a training session. The tour includes a guided visit of the stables and free time to explore the venue on your own. After the visit your coach drives you through pleasant countryside back to Piran.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Day 3 Sibenik, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The town of Sibenik is situated in one of the most well-protected natural harbors on the Croatian coast. While Sibenik is less well known than Dubrovnik and Split, it has its own personality and some great things to see and enjoy. The St. James Cathedral is one of the marvels of the Dalmatian Coast and, in the old town, little streets lead to attractive squares where modern shops blend into the stylish architecture of vanished centuries.
 
Optional Activities: 
 
Sibenik – Krka National Park Exploration: A short drive north of Sibenik takes you to Krka National Park. The park encloses an area of 42 square miles along the Krka River. Upon arrival at the park head for the last set of falls before the river meets the sea. The Skradinski Buk Falls form a spectacular multi-level cascade over travertine cliffs. Bring your bathing suit so that you can take a dip just below the falls. The area is rich in flora and fauna with well over 200 bird species living here, making it one of the most valuable ornithological areas in Europe. After a guided walking tour, have some time to explore the park on your own before boarding the bus for the return drive back to Sibenik.
Duration: 3 hours

Sibenik – Dalmatian Origins & Panoramas: Depart Sibenik by bus along the Adriatic Coast towards the Village of Stankovci. In the House of Dalmatian´s Prosciutto be able to see a live production of these gastronomic delights, learn about the method of production and specifics of Dalmatian prosciutto, taste it, and of course buy the products exactly where they're produced. On the way back to Sibenik, stop at Krka rest area, situated on the left side of the river Krka where the bridge connects two banks. On the rocks see a beautiful view extended to Lake Prokljan, magnificent bridges, the river Krka, and especially the town Skradin. Your tour includes a guided walking tour through the old part of the town where you can see the finest sites including the Cathedral of St. Jacob, one of the finest sacral monuments in Dalmatia. You can also observe from the outside the City Hall, the Baroque Orthodox Church, as well as the historic nucleus with its stone streets and commercial center.
Duration: 3 hours

Day 4 Trogir, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The UNESCO awarded city of Trogir is considered to be one of the oldest and most exciting villages along the Adriatic Coast. Located on a small island between the mainland and Ciovo, it sports some impressive medieval walls and a collection of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture
 
Optional Activities:  
 
Trogir – Rafting on The Centina River: A scenic journey brings you from Trogir into the beautiful countryside along the banks of the Cetina River. For those with an adventurous spirit and love for untouched nature, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a rafting experience and discover the magnificent canyons, waterfalls, and lush vegetation surrounding the Cetina. After a lot of excitement in the water, head to the Radmanove Mlinice restaurant for refreshments and lunch before returning to the ship. 
Duration: 6.5 hours
 
Trogir – The Birthplace of Zinfandel: Start your day with a scenic drive along the Riviera of Seven Castles (locally known as Kastela). After the drive, visit the Bedalov family vinery and their vineyards. The Kastela region is known as one of the most potent wine growing areas in Croatia. The view from the tasting room terrace, at approximately 400 meters altitude, provides the most spectacular panoramic view of Kastela, Split, and the entire Dalmatian Islands. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the vineyards over the whole Riviera while trying new tastes of wine accompanied with some typical homegrown and homemade snacks before you continue back to the yacht.
Duration: 3 hours

Trogir – Game of Thrones in Split: Croatia has increased its popularity in the last couple of years, not only because of its beauty, historical architecture, and natural wonders, but also because of HBO’s Game of Thrones series that was filmed in several Croatian cities. It seems Croatia offers everything the crew needs, as the number of filming locations in Croatia grow every year. Visit the Split locations appearing in the fourth season of Game of Thrones. All the scenes with Daenarys Targaryen and her Unsullied Army this season were filmed in Dalmatia, precisely the Split region. Start with Klis Fortress, which is located just a short drive from Split. Klis is a medieval fortress situated above a village bearing the same name. In modern times, this fortress has been a filming location for Danaerys’s stronghold. After the visit to Klis fort, embark your coach and continue driving towards Dugopolje. A visit to Vranjaca Cave with a guide gives you insight into the filming locations for the 5th season of the popular TV Show. After a short drive arrive to Antonica Mill. This mill is the last mill on Zrnovica River that is still in function, and has been working continuously for the last 100 years, although it is presumed that the mill is over 500 years old. After your tasty lunch, re-board the coach and head back. Next re-board the coach and go towards the town of Split, more precisely, visit Diocletian’s Cellars, built in the 4th century and also one of the filming locations of the fourth season of Game of Thrones. After the tour go back to your yacht (which is in the vicinity of Diocletian’s Palace), in case you decide to explore the town on your own.
Duration: 7 hours

Day 5 Hvar, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual, as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Kayak down the coastline or take an independent hike to the fortress for incredible views.
 
Optional Activities: 
 
Hvar – Best of Both Worlds, Hvar Island & Town: Should you remain in the town of Hvar, one of the best-preserved and historic towns along this coast? Or, explore the countryside of one of the most beautiful islands in all of Croatia? The answer is easy - do both! This Land Adventure also includes a visit to one of the island's most charming villages you would not want to miss. Come, and enjoy an informative guided walk through the town of Hvar. Two of the most charming and "rediscovered" Croatian towns along the Adriatic coast are yours to explore today. Begin from the anchorage off the Island of Hvar and tender into the town given the same name. Discover a fascinating array of sites within the thick-walled fortress town. Highlights include the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, very distinct marks of the former Venetian rule. After a visit of the city on foot take a scenic 40-minute drive through the Island of Hvar to the seaside village of Starigrad, where you can visit the Dominican Monastery, with its rich library containing priceless books and paintings. Upon your return to the town, stop at the Fortress above the Island for a magnificent view.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Hvar – Archipelago Kayak Adventure & Snorkel: Make the most of your visit by combining your shore-side visit with an offshore kayak and swimming exploration of the beautiful coastal scenery and the small islands just a short distance from Hvar. Delight yourself with the scenery of hidden coves, secluded pebble beaches, and caves. After reaching the beaches off the islands, the sparkling clear and warm clean waters of the Adriatic coast invite you for a refreshing swim. Departing by kayak from the town, the local leader guides you along the small picturesque island of Pokonji Do (lighthouse) and toward Mekicevica Bay. Enjoy a quick stop to swim and explore before returning to Hvar by kayak. This is a secluded bay where a small fisherman's house was converted into a small cafe where one can have a refreshing drink or coffee and use the restroom.
Duration: 3 hours

Hvar – Secret Hvar: The Island of Hvar boasts a mild climate and lush subtropical vegetation. This guided adventure provides you the opportunity to visit the most beautiful parts of Hvar Island. Get to see places rarely visited by tourists, as even some of the locals don't know they exist - all completely inaccessible by regular buses or rental cars. H.O.T. off-road vehicle is suitable for people of all ages and is one of the best ways of discovering the island's hidden charms. Drive through typical old villages, see outstanding scenery, and capture the authentic Dalmatian charm of the island! Experience untouched nature, climb the hills for beautiful panoramic views, and then descend through olive groves and vineyards to the coast!
Duration: 4 hours

Hvar – Sailing Hvar Archipelago: Experience the Mediterranean 'chill' during this half-day sailing and snorkeling adventure. Visit the most beautiful parts of the island and see places rarely visited by tourists. Pakleni Islands Sail: Sail from Hvar town to the archipelago, and stop in several bays for exploration while letting the weather and winds guide you. Depending on the strength of the wind and general weather conditions, sail for approximately 30 to 45 minutes before reaching your first stop in one of the secluded bays surrounding the islands. Palmizana Bay: Slip in to the clear water to enjoy swimming or snorkeling before sailing on to your next stop at Palmizana Bay, where you may have the chance to visit the bay and if you wish perhaps purchase a refreshment at one of popular bars or restaurants located in the bay. Lunch On Board: Lunch is served on board your sailing vessel and includes cold buffet dishes consisting of different local island specialties of fish, vegetables, and pasta.
Duration: 5 hours

Day 6 Dubrovnik, Croatia | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

Optional Activities: 
 
Dubrovnik – Buggy Safari with Srdj Views: Dubrovnik Buggy Safari is the ultimate fun activity for people of all ages. Depart the Port of Dubrovnik by foot toward the lower cable car station for an enjoyable panoramic cable car ride toward Srdj Hill. Srdj Hill is the buggy tour starting point and today well known as the upper station from where from magnificent views of Dubrovnik Old Town and the entire Riviera can be enjoyed. Upon arrival meet the professional instructors who give a brief tour introduction and safety briefing. The program lasts about 1.5 hours and you get to drive off-road, seeing sites from the recent war, fortresses, villages, domestic animals, and lush vegetation. Enjoy amazing 360° views of the whole Dubrovnik area and the islands and mountains behind the hill. After your Buggy Safari have approximately 45 minutes to relax at the cable car upper station before going back to the Old Town.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Dubrovnik – UNESCO’s Walled City Walk with Oysters & Wine: Today, Dubrovnik is considered the place for all those who wish to renew themselves and their faith in human nature. When you arrive at the walled city of Dubrovnik, enter its fortress walls through the Harbor Gate. Once inside, you are sure to notice immediately the absence of signage and neon, with its stone-paved Stradun Avenue lined with graceful stone palazzos, shops, sidewalk cafes, and government buildings all looking as they did hundreds of years ago. Along the way visit The Cathedral built on the remains of another one from the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by a disastrous earthquake. Today its treasure contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe. Other fine buildings can be viewed from the outside: the Sponza Palace, notable for its column courtyard with elaborate stone carvings, The Church of Saint Blaise, Onofriou`s Fountain, and more. At the end of the walking discovery, the guide escorts you to a local oyster & sushi bar located close to the Old Town port where can taste delicious oysters from the Adriatic Sea and have a glass of wine before going back to the ship.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Dubrovnik – Adriatic Sea Adventure: Dubrovnik is a very popular destination. Board a luxurious inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port, and cruise along Lokrum Island. Enjoy the possibility to admire the old city of Dubrovnik. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula and pass close by the charming Grebeni Lighthouse toward Kolocep Island. The next stop is to the outer side of Kolocep Island where you can snorkel in the Modra Spilja Cave. The adventure continues towards the other side of the island of Kolocep, to the settlement Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. Here you can take some free time to relax in the sun and swim or to ride on tubes through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. A light lunch and drink is served at the restaurant Gverovic-Orsan before returning to Dubrovnik. 
Duration: 2.5 hours

Dubrovnik – Traditional Dubrovnik: This is a incredible opportunity to explore the beautiful natural setting of the green and fertile Konalve Valley. Enjoy a scenic drive through the small and picturesque villages. Discover Ljuta and visit the Old Mill called Mlinica Dvori which is still in function today. Upon visiting Watermills and Stamp Mills continue your trip toward Gruda Village, where Antonia Ruskovic keeps the tradition of small handcrafted silk production. This Land Adventure enables you to share in this magnificent cultural endeavor as you produce a silk thread in the age-old, traditional manner. The thread you produce is used to embroider new costumes. Listen to an explanation of the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering. Enjoy the hospitality of a host in the village and connect with some of this ancient country's profound cultural values as you actively participate in their rebirth and restoration. Upon this very unique experience continue your trip toward Dubrovnik for a guided tour of the Old Town.
Duration: 4.5 hours

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