13 Day Croatia & Venice with 7 Day Adriatic Sea Cruise

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Sep 29  $5549* $3149
2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sep 29  $5749* $3349
Oct 13  $4559* $3909

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include Dubrovnik port to hotel transfer.

The following departures will be accommodated on MS Karizma: Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 1, Oct 13

Triple & Twin with Child rooms can only be accommodated on the lower deck.

All cruise ports are located in the city center, within easy reach of shopping, dining, and attractions.

Cruise itinerary is subject to change.

Small ship cruising offers a more intimate and personalized atmosphere. At the same time, onboard amenities are limited and functional. Cabins are typically compact with lower ceilings, while walkways are narrow, and stairs may be steep. Small ship cruising may not be suitable for some passengers with physical limitations.

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This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included, expect two to three hours of walking on touring days. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik! From the airport, transfer to Gruz Harbor as embarkation begins at 12 pm. Check-in and relax before the Welcome Reception where you will meet your cruise manager and travel companions for a briefing on the journey that lies ahead. The rest of the day is yours to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik
Overnight: Cruise

DAY 3, Sunday - Tour Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Arrive in Korcula
A morning walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the treasures within the 800-year-old walls of this spectacular city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, the world's third-oldest functioning pharmacy before returning to the ship for lunch. While dining, sail to Mljet, Croatia's greenest island abundant with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle, sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Visit Mljet National Park which encompasses the island's entire western wooded area. The two, deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel. The 12th century Benedictine Monastery is located in the larger of the bays. Later the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, as you enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Korcula Walking Tour, Hvar* Sightseeing Tour
Join the guided morning walking tour in Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and the 15th century Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated facade. After lunch on board, arrive at the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. During the sightseeing tour in Hvar, see the Renaissance Theatre and the cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble-paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the Hvar Town -- perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive at Bol, Walking Tour in Split
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac and home to the Golden Horn beach. After lunch, the ship arrives in Split, the spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectacular palace is the best preserved and largest antique palace in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Tour Medieval Trogir, Arrive in Sibenik
Morning arrival in Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches before rejoining the ship. The ship then heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour to discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Tonight dinner on your own. Perhaps, taste the regional cuisine that includes fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid) and enjoy the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - a local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Krka and Kornati National Parks, Arrive in Sali
This morning take an excursion to Krka National Park, known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. After lunch on board, sail to Kornati for a visit to Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. Sail to Sali where you can enjoy free time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Tonight, enjoy captain's dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Tour of Historic Zadar
Stop for a swim (weather permitting) and relax on deck admiring the magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast before docking in the town of Zadar. This afternoon, tour the historical center of the city. The architecture is dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians. A port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia -- an architectural masterpiece!. and St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront lined with charming cafes and restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Disembarkation in Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Seaside Opatija
Disembarkation this morning in Zadar. Bid farewell to the crew before heading north by motor coach to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, roaming wildlife and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Then travel on to the lovely seaside resort city of Opatija for overnight. Walk along the famous "Lungomare" coastal promenade that stretches for miles connecting the towns of the Opatija Riviera. Alongside, see beautiful specimens of plants and trees typical of the area and many magnificent villas, prime examples of Belle Époque architecture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Istrian Peninsula
Morning orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port dating back to the ancient Romans situated at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula; view the preserved Amphitheater. Located beneath seven hills and with stunning views of the Adriatic, Pula's unspoiled natural surroundings are magical. Known for its mild climate and beautiful seas, Pula also has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing and shipbuilding. The drive then takes you to the beautiful resort city of Rovinj that remains as one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Watch the fisherman hauling their catch and mending their nets. Time at leisure to explore on your own before you continue to the coastal town of Porec, the centerpiece of a vast system of tourist resorts that stretch along the west coast of Istria and home to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time to explore on your own before returning to Opatija. When the sun goes down, indulge yourself with a great meal at one of the best "foodie" spots in town, or, perhaps try your luck at the popular casino
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Postojna Caves, Arrive in Venice
Travel through the scenic Slovenian countryside stopping to visit the remarkable Postojna Caves, the best-known caves in the world. Tour this subterranean world by an interconnecting system of miniature electric trains that travel through a fantastic winding web of intricate tunnels, passages, galleries and magnificent halls with stalactites glistening on every corner. Afterwards, continue on to Venice, one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities with its gorgeous churches, impressive palaces, lively squares, endless bridges and winding canals
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Discover Venice
The exploration of Venice begins at St. Mark's Square. Visit the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons, and visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this Traditional Venetian Art. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently, or, participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Serenade - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Tonight, Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant on your last night in Italy
Optional: Gondola Serenade
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik! From the airport, transfer to Gruz Harbor as embarkation begins at 12 pm. Check-in and relax before the Welcome Reception where you will meet your cruise manager and travel companions for a briefing on the journey that lies ahead. The rest of the day is yours to relax or independently explore Dubrovnik
Overnight: Cruise

DAY 3, Sunday - Tour Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park, Arrive in Korcula
A morning walking tour of Old Dubrovnik highlights the treasures within the 800-year-old walls of this spectacular city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Visit the Rector's Palace, an outstanding blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Continue to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, the world's third-oldest functioning pharmacy before returning to the ship for lunch. While dining, sail to Mljet, Croatia's greenest island abundant with Mediterranean vegetation, a gentle, sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. Visit Mljet National Park which encompasses the island's entire western wooded area. The two, deep bays on the island are connected by a narrow channel. The 12th century Benedictine Monastery is located in the larger of the bays. Later the ship sails to Korcula, birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, as you enjoy dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Korcula Walking Tour, Hvar* Sightseeing Tour
Join the guided morning walking tour in Korcula that explores its medieval walled city, narrow cobbled streets and the 15th century Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark, with its beautifully decorated facade. After lunch on board, arrive at the enchanting island of Hvar, an international playground for the rich and famous with its lush vineyards and quaint fishing harbor. During the sightseeing tour in Hvar, see the Renaissance Theatre and the cherished 16th century St. Stephen's Cathedral, rising from the marble-paved Central Square with its massive four-story bell tower. Spend the evening exploring the Hvar Town -- perhaps dine at one of the family-owned restaurants before returning to the ship
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Arrive at Bol, Walking Tour in Split
You dock in Bol this morning on the island of Brac and home to the Golden Horn beach. After lunch, the ship arrives in Split, the spirited capital of Dalmatia. A walking tour along the cobbled streets of the Old Town takes you to the historic inner city built around the 4th century Palace of Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectacular palace is the best preserved and largest antique palace in the world, revealing a precious example of Roman architecture. See the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the unusual Cathedral of St. Domnius built in the Middle Ages and the Temple of Jupiter, with its headless black sphinx guarding the entrance. Afterwards, wander on your own or climb to the bell tower of St. Duje's Cathedral for fabulous panoramic views of the city. This evening, savor the delectable cuisine at a traditional seafood restaurant, or, join the locals at a café along Riva, the bustling seafront promenade
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday - Tour Medieval Trogir, Arrive in Sibenik
Morning arrival in Trogir, founded by the Greeks in 400 BC, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its tiny streets, surrounded by 15th century walls, wind through this enchanting town accented by Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Time on your own to explore the wide seaside promenade and stunning beaches before rejoining the ship. The ship then heads along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast to Sibenik, your next port of call. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour to discover the delights of this atmospheric Adriatic town nestled in a protected natural harbor. Tonight dinner on your own. Perhaps, taste the regional cuisine that includes fish or meat baked under a peka (a bell-shaped metal lid) and enjoy the tasty red wine from the local Babic vine - a local trademark
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday - Krka and Kornati National Parks, Arrive in Sali
This morning take an excursion to Krka National Park, known for its deep canyons and dramatic waterfalls including Skradinski buk Falls, one of Croatia's most famous sights. After lunch on board, sail to Kornati for a visit to Kornati National Park, one of the most magical places in Croatia. This group of more than 100 islands and cliffs is considered one of the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. Sail to Sali where you can enjoy free time to explore this tiny village on the island of Dugi Otok with its hidden coves, sheer cliffs, ancient ruins, and gorgeous white pebble beaches. Tonight, enjoy captain's dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Tour of Historic Zadar
Stop for a swim (weather permitting) and relax on deck admiring the magnificent views of the dramatic Adriatic coast before docking in the town of Zadar. This afternoon, tour the historical center of the city. The architecture is dominated by 16th century defensive walls built by the Venetians. A port gate flanked by a Venetian lion still guards the entrance. Visit Five Wells Square with its unique cisterns and the Church of St. Donat, one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia -- an architectural masterpiece!. and St. Anastasia, the largest cathedral in Dalmatia. Zadar is a perfect combination of superb Roman architecture, Habsburg elegance and a picture-perfect seafront lined with charming cafes and restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Disembarkation in Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Seaside Opatija
Disembarkation this morning in Zadar. Bid farewell to the crew before heading north by motor coach to striking Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Europe's great natural wonders, with its magnificent crystal blue waterways connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is enhanced by more than 16 terraced lakes surrounded by scenic wooded mountains, roaming wildlife and lush vegetation. Keep your cameras ready as you encounter vistas of breathtaking scenery in this natural wonderland. Then travel on to the lovely seaside resort city of Opatija for overnight. Walk along the famous "Lungomare" coastal promenade that stretches for miles connecting the towns of the Opatija Riviera. Alongside, see beautiful specimens of plants and trees typical of the area and many magnificent villas, prime examples of Belle Époque architecture. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Istrian Peninsula
Morning orientation tour of Pula, a strategic port dating back to the ancient Romans situated at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula; view the preserved Amphitheater. Located beneath seven hills and with stunning views of the Adriatic, Pula's unspoiled natural surroundings are magical. Known for its mild climate and beautiful seas, Pula also has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing and shipbuilding. The drive then takes you to the beautiful resort city of Rovinj that remains as one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Watch the fisherman hauling their catch and mending their nets. Time at leisure to explore on your own before you continue to the coastal town of Porec, the centerpiece of a vast system of tourist resorts that stretch along the west coast of Istria and home to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time to explore on your own before returning to Opatija. When the sun goes down, indulge yourself with a great meal at one of the best "foodie" spots in town, or, perhaps try your luck at the popular casino
Overnight: Opatija
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Postojna Caves, Arrive in Venice
Travel through the scenic Slovenian countryside stopping to visit the remarkable Postojna Caves, the best-known caves in the world. Tour this subterranean world by an interconnecting system of miniature electric trains that travel through a fantastic winding web of intricate tunnels, passages, galleries and magnificent halls with stalactites glistening on every corner. Afterwards, continue on to Venice, one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities with its gorgeous churches, impressive palaces, lively squares, endless bridges and winding canals
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Discover Venice
The exploration of Venice begins at St. Mark's Square. Visit the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons, and visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this Traditional Venetian Art. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently, or, participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Serenade - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Tonight, Farewell Dinner at a popular restaurant on your last night in Italy
Optional: Gondola Serenade
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor, the port of call may be substituted with Stari Grad/Jelsa. In this case, transfer by bus will be arranged to and from Hvar

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