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VENICE AND THE DALMATION COAST

Tauck's Dalmatian Coast cruise explores six UNESCO World Heritage Sites on visits to Dubrovnik, Venice, Kotor, Sibenik's Cathedral and Diocletian's Palace.

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Venice

Finish

Venice

Trip Code

VATDC110

Countries

3

Number of countries visited

Days

10

Duration of the trip

Pace

2

Pace level 2: Light
$

Price

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Itinerary

VENICE AND THE DALMATION COAST
Trip Code: VATDC110

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Tauck
    • Countries: Italy, Croatia, Montenegro
    • Min/Max: 1-60 passengers
    • Style: Marine (Small Ship Cruising)
    • Duration: 10 days
    • Pace: 2 (Light)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ship(s): Le Lyrial
    • Arrive Venice
    • Embark Venice
    • Korcula
    • Sibenik / Split
    • Dubrovnik
    • Kotor
    • Hvar
    • Pula / Rovinj
    • Disembark Venice
  • Arrive Venice

    Day 1

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Danieli or Westin Europa & Regina. A transfer from Marco Polo Airport or Santa Lucia Train Station to the Hotel Danieli or the Western Europa & Regina is included upon your arrival in Venice. Both hotels are magnificent historic landmarks located in the heart of the city near Piazza San Marco. Welcome cocktail reception and dinner this evening will be held at the hotel.

     Dinner

  • Venice... An Artistic Achievement

    Day 2

    Spread across 118 islands, Venice and its Lagoon have been declared an extraordinary architectural masterpiece by UNESCO, with buildings that showcase works by some of the world's greatest artists. You'll get a sense of how opulent life was for the ruling elite of medieval Venice at the height of its power when you visit the Doge's Palace; Piazza San Marco, still the center of Venetian life; and St. Mark's Basilica, which blends architectural and decorative styles from the East and West to create what is wildly considered one of Europe's most beautiful buildings. Go inside the basilica to see its golden mosaics and other priceless treasures for yourself. The rest of your day is free to explore Venice as you wish. Hold on to your admissions ticket from Doge's Palace, and use it to visit the Museo Correr, which chronicles the history of the Venetian Republic in art and artifacts, on your own.

      Breakfast

  • Venetian Islands / Embark Le Lyrial

    Day 3

    The island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon became Europe's principal glass-producing center during the Renaissance, and its artisanss still craft glass in the traditional way. See how it's done during glassblowing demonstration at a Murano studio before visiting the island or Burano, known for its fishing villages, brightly painted houses, and the delicate lace made here. After exploring as you like, return to Venice and board Le Lyrial. Sipping cocktails on the deck as you sail pase Piazza San Marco into the Adriatic Sea is an unforgettable experience.

      Breakfast and Dinner

  • The Croatian Island of Korcula

    Day 4

    Welcome to Korcula, where the explorer Marco Polo was born. You have a choice of ways to discover the island. One choice is a guided walking tour of the walled town to see the Cathedral of St. Mark and the town's most famous house, on the site where Marco Polo's family home may have stood. Another choice is a visit to a wine-making estate in a stroll and a taste of local delicacies. You also have an opportunity to go kayaking through the Korcula archipelago with a local guide. Gather for a private Moreska sword dance presentation depicting a Moroccan folk story. Back aboard your ship, please join us for a welcome reception and dinner.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Sibenik and Split

    Day 5

    Dock in Sibenik, where your choice of sightseeing includes a walking tour of Sibenik plus a visit to a local Dalmation village; visits to the medieval town of Trogir and a local Dalmation village; or a drive along the Adriatic to Krka National Park for walks and swimming. After lunch, your ship docks in Split for your choice of explorations. One possibility is a walking tour focusing on the history of Split including a visit to the remains of Diocletian's Palace; built between the 3rd and 4th centuries, discover shops, homes, and one of the world's oldest cathedrals housed within ancient walls. Another choice includes the highlights of Split on a guided walk, including Diocletian's Palace, and a riverboat cruise on one of Croatia's most scenic rivers. Or, you can go on a guided bicycle tour of Split with some free time to explore Diocletian's Palace.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Dubrovnik, "Pearl of the Adriatic"

    Day 6

    Visit Dubrovnik, where you'll hear an exclusive lecture by a Croatia expert and experience the city in one of three ways. Choose to take a cable car ride for a panoramic view followed by a walking tour with a local guide of Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or, choose a guided walking tour of the City Walls of Dubrovnik, including a climb to the top of the walls and a visit to the Maritime Museum. Alternatively, do some wine tasting at a family-owned winery, take a scenic drive along the Croatian Riviera, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Dubrovnik's sights. Your afternoon is free.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Kotor in Montenegro

    Day 7

    Sail into the fjord-like Bay of Kotor. Morning shore excursion choices include a guided walking tour of Kotor along with a visit to the small village of Perast and a private boat trip on the Bay of Kotor, including a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks Church; a fascinating journey to Lovcen Mountain for a culinary tasting plus guided walking tour in Kotor; or a boat trip across Boka Bay to the seaside town of Prcanj, whose 17th-century prosperity is evident in its architecture. Spend the afternoon as you please in Kotor, returning to your ship for an evening sail for Hvar.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • The Ancient Island of Hvar

    Day 8

    Tender ashore to Hvar, a playground for celebrities and royalty, inviting with lush vineyards, fields of lavendar, and cultural gems. If you like, visit Stari Grad, dating back to 2 BC, for a walking tour that includes a visit to the Domonican Monastery, and take a scenic drive to Vrisnik for a special wine tasting. Another possibility is a cruise to the Pakleni Islands, a maze of small islands with perfect beaches and bays for swimming and snorkeling. Or you can choose to hike through villages to see the beauty of the traditional architecture and have lunch in a tavern in the village of Maio. This evening cruise on to Pula.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Pula and Rovinj

    Day 9

    Dock in Pula for your choice between a walking tour to its first-century amphitheatre along with other ancient Roman structures or, alternatively, a tour of the amphitheatre plus a visit to the village of Vodnjan for an olive oil tasting at an award-winning family-owned establishment. This afternoon, sail to one of the most romantic little towns in the world, Rovinj. Your sightseeing choices include a walking tour of Rovinj; a visit to the UNESCO town of Porec along with a wine tasting in the countryside; or a visit to the medieval town of Labin for visits to the Labin National Museum and an artisan workshop. Join us for a farewell dinner this evening onboard your ship.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Disembark Ship / Journey Home

    Day 10

    Tour ends: 9:00 AM at Venice's Marco Polo Airport. Disembark for an 8:00 AM coach transfer in Venice to Marco Polo Airport or Santa Lucia Train Station. Flights should depart after 12:00 PM due to disembarkation schedules which cannot be guaranteed; allow 3 hours for check-in.

      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at CAD $2,720
    • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, ship staff and local experts and guides
    • Exclusive lecture by a resident expert who shares insights on Croatia's modern history and the arts
    • Visits to six World Heritage Sites: Venice, Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Kotor, Stari Grad Plain, and Split; private Moreska folkloric entertainment and a visit to Krka National Park in Croatia
    • An a cappella performance aboard ship in Montenegro
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day, including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
    • Airport and train station transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
    • 23 meals on land and sea, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

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