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Adriatic Cruise And Italy (New 2011)
15 days, 14 nights featuring Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Italy
 
 Tour Features & Highlights:
 
7 nights cruise aboard m/v Arion in inside cabins Cat. 1; upgrades to categories 2 - 6 are available
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily onboard
First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
Service charges and hotel taxes
Land Tour: breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners including a welcome dinner in Venice and a farewell dinner in Rome
Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room and emergency washroom
Professional English speaking Cruise Manager/ Tour director
Airport transfers

Special Features: Inside visits and special features as shown in bold in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. Whisper technology enhanced touring

Sightseeing Tours Included: Venice: Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Florence: Michelangelo's David, Assisi: Basilica of St. Francis, Rome: Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, Forum and
Colosseum

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Venice or Ljubljana, Sunday

Transfer from the airport to the port of Koper, for embarkation between 4 PM and 10 PM. Late evening departure towards Zadar (overnight sailing). (D)

Day 2, Zadar, Monday

Monday morning arrival in Zadar, the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic, once famed cultural center. Optional tour to Plitvice National Park with breathtaking scenery of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation, also listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Optional tour of Zadar includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Church of St. Donat, the Church of St. Mary and Benedictine Convent.Depart Zadar at 8 PM sailing to Ploce. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Ploce, Tuesday morning

Morning arrival in Ploce, a large commercial port located in Central Dalmatia. Optional tour to Mostar, a famous old city in Bosnia and Herzegovina where you will see the reconstructed old bridge built by the occupying Turkish forces some 500 years ago.Depart Ploce at 2:30 PM sailing to Korcula. (B, L, D)

Day 3 (continued), Korcula, Tuesday afternoon

Arrive in Korcula, birth place of Marco Polo, on Tuesday afternoon. You can visit the main square and see the Cathedral Square and nearby Marco Polo’s family house. In the evening enjoy optional performance of Moreska, the island’s unique version of Morris Dance. Depart Korucla at 11 PM. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Kotor, Wednesday

Morning arrival in Kotor, Montenegro. The Bay of Kotor and the old town of Kotor are both on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bay of Kotor is actually the largest European Fjord outside of Norway. Optional tour to the former capital city of Cetinje or Montenegro’s Grand Tour of the Riviera.Leave Kotor towards Albania at 10:30 PM. (B, L, D)

Day 5, Durres, Thursday

Morning arrival in the port of Durres, the most important maritime gate of Albania, also well known for its nice Riviera. Optional tour to Tirana, the country’s capital city, only 40 kilometers away. Spend a full day discovering the city, including typical lunch in a local restaurant.At 10:00 start sailing towards Dubrovnik. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Dubrovnik, Friday

Arrive Dubrovnik in the morning. Entering the gates of this over 1000 years old architectural marvel is like a step back in time. Optional tour: City tour includes the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Also see the Dominican’s Monastery and Franciscan Monastery housing one of the oldest pharmacies in the world.Optional Folklore Performance. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Split, Saturday

Morning arrival in Split. Optional tour of Split features the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO world heritage sight. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Optional tour to nearby Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. In the afternoon sail back to Koper. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Koper to Venice, Sunday

Disembark after breakfast (after 9 AM). Transfer to your hotel in Venice. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Meet your fellow travelers for orientation meeting with the tour director, followed by a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 9, in Venice, Monday

Today begins with a sightseeing tour Venice. Start your walking tour in St. Mark’s Square, visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge's Palace and view the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Also visit a glass blowing factory where you will see the demonstration of a traditional Venetian glass blowing.Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop or join an optional gondola ride.(B)

Day 10, to Florence, Tuesday

Drive to Ferrara, a renaissance gem in the Emilia-Romagna region standing on the banks of the Po River. Orientation tour with your Tour Director. Continue to Pisa to view the famous Piazza del Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and Duomo. End your day in Florence with dinner in your hotel.(B, D)

Day 11, in Florence, Wednesday

Today’s morning city tour begins at the majestic Piazza del Duomo to see the Cathedral crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti’s bronze “Gate of Paradise”. Then, visit the Academy of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is displayed. Tour ends at the Piazzale Michelangelo with the most spectacular view over Florence. Remainder of the day is at leisure to independently savor the renaissance splendor of the Tuscan capital. (B)

Day 12, to Rome, Thursday

Traveling towards Rome through the stunning panorama of Tuscany, and afterwards, travel through Umbria to Assisi for a walking tour of the main square and a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Rome for dinner and overnight.(B, D)

Day 13, in Rome, Friday

A full day sightseeing tour shows you all the highlights of the Eternal city. Visit the Vatican M useums with Sistin Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica. Then continue on to visit the Colosseum, ancient Palatine Hill overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Imperial Palace, and the Roman Forum. Overnight. (B, L)

Day 14, in Rome, Saturday

A full day free in spectacular Rome. Y our Tour Director will have suggestions on how to spend your time. You might want to visit some of the wonderful shops, galleries and museums, or relax in a sidewalk cafe. An optional excursion to Pompei is available. Once a prosperous port city, it was buried under volcanic ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in late August of 79 A.D. Your excursion will bring to life the sights and history of this fascinating town. Tonight, a farewell dinner in a local restaurant, complete with wine and music, is the perfect way to celebrate your glimpse of Italy. (B, D)

Day 15, departing Rome, Sunday

Morning transfer to Rome airport. Your homebound flight arrives the same day. (B)

 

HOTELS:

  • Venice: Carlton (F)
  • Florence: Croce Di Malta (F)
  • Rome: Palatino (F)

 

 

Info on ship:

Arion is comfortable and friendly ship with only 162 cabins. She sails along Adriatic coast calling at enchanting ports and islands where larger ships can not. Built in 1965 and refurbished in 2000, sails under the Portugese flag. Cabins are comfortable with private facilities, telephone and adequate storage and wardrobe space. Cabins are nicely furnished and are all air-conditioned. The dining room has picture windows all around and provides good quality European style food. Service is attentive and friendly. The Lido lounge serves continental breakfasts and lunches and is a also cabaret lounge by night. The Main Lounge, which provides cabaret style entertainment, is on one level. Further entertainment is available in the piano bar. There is a small casino, a library and a beauty salon. All public rooms and cabins are air conditioned and smoking is restricted to designated areas in bar and lounge only. Please note that ship has one elevator.

Technical data:
Length: 118 m Breadth: 16.50 m Draught: 5.26 m Stabilizers Gross tonage: 5,888
Decks: 6 Cabins: 162 Crew: 130 Voltage : 220V Onboard Currency: Euro

 

Cabin upgrade supplements per person in twin:
Category 1 Inside (Ocean/ Main/ Upper Deck) $ 0
Category 2 Outside port-hole (Ocean Deck) $ 210
Category 3 Outside port-hole (Main Deck) $ 420
Category 4 Outside window (Upper Deck) $ 660
Category 5 Outside window (Promendade or Navigator Deck) $ 795
Category 6 Outside superior window (Navigator Deck) $ 960



Start Date End Date Per person double occupancy Per person single supplement
May 1 May 15 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
May 15 May 29 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
May 29 June 12 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
June 12 June 26 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
June 26 July 10 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
August 28 September 11 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
September 4 September 18 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
September 11 September 25 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
September 18 October 2 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
September 25 October 9 $ 3,645 $ 1,699
RATES BASED ON CATEGORY 1 INSIDE CABINS
Port Taxes: $ 78.00 NET per person
Gratutity: $ 60.00 NET per person – has to be pre-paid

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