Explore the Adriatic Sea on board Sea Cloud II, where you may find the perfect mix of shore exploration and relaxing sails. This magnificent amphitheater in Pula is the gift of Vespasian, one of the most beautiful and best maintained in the world. Split, the Adriatic city where Roman and Venetian cultures meet, is a great place to explore. Walk along Zadar's coastline and listen to the waves soothing tones as the sea organ calms your senses with lovely sea music. Visit the stunning mosaic city of Ravenna, home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The journey is accompanied by a renowned speaker who provides entertaining discussions and anecdotes about the region.
Stroll along the waterfront of Zadar while the sea organ elicits soothing waves
Tour the legendary and best preserved amphitheater in Pula
Discover a blend of Roman and Venetian cultures in Split
Bari is a port city on the Adriatic Sea and the regional capital of Puglia in southern Italy. The town's confusing ancient section, Barivecchia, is situated on a promontory between two bays. The significant pilgrimage destination, the 11th-century Basilica di San Nicola, which is encircled by meandering roads, houses some of St. Nicholas' remains. The Murat sector is to the south and features opulent 19th-century structures, a promenade, and pedestrian-friendly shopping areas.
The Adriatic Sea is fronted by the city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia. It is renowned for its peculiar Old Town, which is ringed by enormous stone walls constructed in the 16th century. The baroque St. Blaise Church, the Renaissance Sponza Palace, and the Gothic Rector's Palace, which is now a history museum, are just a few of the well-preserved structures there. The pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa), which is paved with limestone, is flanked by businesses and eateries.
The Boka, often known as the Bay of Kotor, is a bay in the southwest of Montenegro. The bay serves as Montenegro's geographic core. In addition, it is Dalmatia's southernmost point historically. Since ancient times, people have lived close to the bay.
strong>Split, the largest city in Dalmatia and on the Croatian coast, is the second-largest city in Croatia. It occupies a peninsula in the center and the area around it on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea.
The Roman and Venetian ruins of Zadar's peninsular Old Town are the city's claim to fame. Zadar is located on Croatia's Dalmatian coast. The city walls have a number of Venetian gateways. The 11th-century St. Mary's Convent is located close to the Roman-era Forum and features religious artwork from the eighth century. Additionally, there is the massive St. Anastasia's Cathedral from the 12th century and the conical pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus from the 9th century.
In Italy's Emilia-Romagna region sits the city of Ravenna. It is well-known for the vibrant mosaics that adorn many of its key structures, including the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, the sixth-century Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale. The Mausoleo di Teodorico, a circular Gothic stone mausoleum with a monolithic dome that was constructed in the sixth century for King Theodoric the Great, is located to the north of the town.
Pula, a beachfront city on Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast, and Roman remains. Pula was established in the distant past and is esteemed for its advantageous location. It has been occupied, destroyed, and rebuilt numerous times. The Romans, Ostrogoths, Venetians, and the Allies World War II have all had control over the city.
Day 8: Venice, Italy | Disembark
The city of Venice, the administrative center of the Veneto region of northern Italy, is situated on more than 100 little islands in an Adriatic Sea lagoon. There are only canals, including the Grand Canal, which are surrounded by Renaissance and Gothic buildings. It has no highways. The main plaza, Piazza San Marco, is home to the Byzantine mosaic-tiled St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile bell tower, which provides views of the city's red roofs.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.