Croatia and Adriatic Small Ship Cruise and Tour

ADRIATIC JOURNEY
from Dubrovnik to Porec

7 night cruise on board the ms Stella Maris

$2,690 *

per person twin share

Date: 27 April 2019
 Ship: ms Stella Maris

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

7-night cruise from Porec on board the M/S Stella Maris in a cabin with private facilities
Departure airport transfer in Dubrovnik
Welcome reception followed by dinner
Breakfast daily
6 lunches, 1 dinner aboard and 1 dinner in local restaurant as per program
1 Captain’s dinner with live music
Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
Professional Cruise Manager throughout
Luggage handling
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Service taxes and charges
Free Wi-Fi on board

 

Sightseeing Tours Included

Rovinj
Brijuni National Park
Pula
Mali Losinj
Zadar
Krka National Park
Split
Hvar
Korcula
Mljet National Park 
Dubrovnik

 

Itinerary:
 
Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Saturday
Upon arrival to Dubrovnik airport, transfer to Dubrovnik port, where embarkation begins at 2pm. Settle in your cabin, before attending a Welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. (WD)
 
Day 2, in Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula, Sunday
After breakfast, morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and an UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Return on board and set sail during lunch towards the beautiful Mljet Island. Visit Mljet National Park, featuring five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Big and Small Lake. Continue the cruise to the magical island of Korcula and it’s fairy-tale like walled town bearing the same name, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. The walking tour takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
 
Day 3, Hvar – Split, Monday
Welcome to Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island. Hvar is a favorite holiday destination for international celebrities and yachters; thus, beyond all the glitz and glamour, Hvar town is a charming seaside resort with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. On a walking tour, breathe in the pine-scented breeze, as you absorb vistas of the old town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. Enjoy some free time to pop into craft shops or cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Board back your ship in time for lunch, and cruise to Split. Afternoon walking tour, featuring 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 and the Cathedral. Evening is free, to stroll along Riva, try local cuisine and enjoy local vistas. (B, L)
 
Day 4, Primosten – Krka NP – Zadar, Tuesday
Morning sail from Split towards Primosten to visit the Krka National Park, with its magnificent waterfalls. Afterwards, coach to Vodice, and return to the ship. Lunch aboard while we enjoy sailing to Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Your evening is at leisure in Zadar. (B, L)
 
Day 5, Zadar to Mali Losinj, Wednesday
After breakfast, walking tour of Zadar historical center to admire the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Later on, we set our compass north, with a stop for swimming in one of the small islands. Lunch aboard, while continuing our journey towards Mali Losinj, located on the island with the same name. Thanks to its mild climate, pinewoods and air, the island of Mali Losinj is an ideal place to recreate your body and spirit. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment aboard our ship tonight. (B, L, D)
 
Day 6, Mali Losinj - Pula, Thursday
Morning sailing with lunch aboard. In the afternoon, visit of Pula, arguably one of the most beautiful of Istrian cities. Your guide will share some exciting stories of antiquity, as you walk the footsteps of the ancients and visit the Amphitheatre. The rest of the day at leisure to discover this Roman town on own. (B, L)
 
Day 7, Pula - NP Brijuni – Rovinj – Porec, Friday 
Continue sailing to the Brijuni National Park, once the personal State Summer Residence of President Marshal Josip Broz Tito. Arriving to the island, a part of heaven discloses in front of your eyes in the unique harmony of flora, fauna and heritage. Following the visit, lunch
aboard, before we reach a romantic town of Rovinj. Feel its past times as you walk around the Old town’s cobbled narrow streets, winding at the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia, the favorite gathering place of artists from around the world. Conclude your lovely cruise in Porec and say farewell to your new friends at dinner in the local restaurant. Return to your cabin for the last night onboard. (B, L, D)
 
Day 8, depart Porec, Saturday 
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. (B)

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