Day 1 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Arrive in Sarajevo and transfer to the Hotel Europe (or Hotel Astra Garni). Enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel with your fellow travelers.
Day 2 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Enjoy a day in one of the loveliest cities in southern Europe. Begin with a morning from from the port in Sarajevo to the Salvation Tunnel, constructed by the Bosnian Army in the midst of the Bosnia War to link the city of Sarajevo with Bosnia-help territory on the other side of the Sarajevo airport. See the tunnel and the War Museum. Return to the town center for a walking tour of Sarajevo, visiting the Begova Mosque (built in 1531); the 16th-century Orthodox cathedral and museum; and the Ulica Vase Miskina, the most typical Austrian street in the old town. Dine this evening in a local restaurant and spend another night in Sarajevo.
Day 3 Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina / Dubrovnik, Croatia
Wake up in Sarajevo and take an excursion to Mostar. Damaged during the conflicts of the 1990s, Mostar was carefully restored and eclared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a tour including the famed Stari Most ("the Old Bridge"), originally built in 1566, and lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the walled hill town of Pocitelj and the nearby ancient Roman settlement of Narona. Enjoy the scenic coastal drive to Dubrovnik and check into the Hilton Imperial Hotel (or similar).
Day 4 Dubrovnik, Croatia / Embark
Set on a rocky peninsula jutting in to the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city contains within its ramparts the Rector's Palace, the Franciscan Monastery, which houses a 13th-century pharmacy (the oldest in Europe), and the baroque Cathedral, with works by Renaissance painters Titian and Andrea del Sarto. Enjoy a morning walking tour of Dubrovnik and leisure time in the afternoon to explore on your own. Embark the Corinthian this evening.
Day 5 Dubrovnik, Croatia / Kotor, Montenegro
Drive to thei historic and elegant Cavtat. After exploring the town, sail the deep, fjord-like Bay of Kotor to reach the port town of the same name. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor's fortifications and most of its monuments date from the time of Venetian rule. A tour of this delightful town reveals its magnificent walls, palaces, and churches, including the 12th-century St. Tryphon Cathedral, which contains a rich collection of artifacts.
Day 6 Korcula Island, Croatia
Visit St. Mark's Cathedral and its Treasury, the Bishop's Palace, the Church of All Saints, the Icon Museum, and Marco Polo's home. Continue by bus to the village of Lumbarda and visit a family farm known for its production of white wine from the indigenous Korcula Grk grape. Taste the local wines as well as dry-cured ham, goat cheese, olive oil, and vegetables - all produced on site.
Day 7 Ploce, Croatia
Drive along the coast to the town of Makarska where you can visit a local museum, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore this delightful town at your leisure before returning to Place through the beautiful Biokovo Mountain Range.
Day 8 Vis & Hvar Islands, Croatia
Vis is one of Croatia's most beautiful and unspoiled islands. Dock at Vis Town and drive across the small island to quaint Komiza, which has retained its medieval character and architecture. Later discover Hvar, a fertile island of rosemary, lavender, and laurel. Hvar's architecture is unmistakably Venetian. Our tour includes a visit to the 17th-century Municipal Theater, the Franciscan Monastery, and its small gallery, the city's Loggia, and St. Stephen's Square. Continue by bus to the 16th-century fortress for spectacular views of the Hvar Town's rooftops and harbor.
Day 9 Split, Croatia
Split is an ancient city centered around the formidable Palace of Diocletian, built in A.D. 295-305. An extensive structure, much of which is well-preserved, the palace contains within its walls Split's medieval town, making it the only palace that had been continuously inhabited since Roman times. Our tour of this expansive structure includes a visit to its underground cellars, the Mausoleum, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Norther Gate. This evening experience a klapa performance, an tradition Croatian all-male a cappella choral groups.
Day 10 Kornati Archepelago, Croatia
In the morning, the Corinthian sails by the Kornati Archipelago, a national park of about 100 uninhabited islands, en route to Rab. Perched on a peninsula overlooking a spacious bay, Rab, the only town on the small island of the same name, is one of the most beautiful towns along Croatia's coast. A walking tour visits all its landmark sites, including the Cathedral of Sveta Marija (St. Mary the Great), and the magnificent Bell Tower, a masterpiece of 12th-century architecture.
Day 11 Venice / Disembark
Following breakfast on board, disembark in Venice and transfer to airport to continue your travels.