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Slovenia And Adriatic Cruise (New 2011)
14 days, 13 nights featuring Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania
 
 Tour Features & Highlights:
 
First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
Service charges and hotel taxes
In hotels: breakfast daily and 2 dinners
Roundtrip airport transfers
Travel by modern air-conditioned motor-coach
Professional English speaking Cruise manager/ Tour director
Luggage handling
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 the ship

Sightseeing Tours Included: Ljubljana, Postojna cave and Predjama castle, Piran, Secovlje, Goriska Brda, Soca valley, Bled, Bohinj

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Venice or Ljubljana, Monday

Transfer to your hotel in Ljubljana. The rest of the day is free to relax. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for welcome orientation meeting including welcome drink.Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2, Postojna and Lipica, Tuesday

The day is reserved for the Karst region. Visit Postojna Cave and continue to Predjama medieval castle perched in the middle of a cliff. Drive to Slovenian coast. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Piran. (B, D)

Day 3, Piran, Portoroz & Goriska Brda, Wednesday

Morning tour of Piran followed with the visit of Portoroz, popular tourist resort and then continue to Secovlje Salt -pans. We will turn inland and travel to Nova Gorica. Rest of the day at leisure or you can take a part in an optional tour to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda where you will have the possibility to taste local cuisine and wines. Overnight in Nova Gorica. (B)

Day 4, Soca Valley, Thursday

Morning drive upstream the emerald green Soca river, through Kobarid (mentioned in Hemmingway’s Farewell to Arms) and visit of the WW1 museum. After the visit you will travel to Bled and end the day in this peaceful town beautifully situated in the Alps. Overnight in Bled (B)

Day 5, Bled, Friday

A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Skofja Loka – the medieval town with castle that rises above the confluence of the two Sora rivers. Overnight in Bled. (B)

Day 6, Bled and Bohinj, Saturday

Day at leisure in Bled. Possibility to join the optional tour to the other Alpine beauty – lake Bohinj. You will visit the Sheppard’s museum and taste the best Slovenian cheese. Return to Bled. Tonight enjoy dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Bled. (B, D)

Day 7, Bled to Koper, Sunday

Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Koper port for embarkation between 4 PM and 10 PM. Late evening departure towards Zadar (overnight sailing). (B, D)

Day 8, 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 9, 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 9 (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 10, 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 11, 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 12, 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 13, 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, it’s 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 14, Disembark, Sunday

Disembark after breakfast (9 AM). Transfer to Venice or Ljubljana airport for your flight home.

 

HOTELS:

  • Ljubljana: Hotel Central
  • Piran: Hotel Piran
  • Nova Gorica: Hotel Park
  • Bled: Hotel Golf / Park

 

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 9 May 22 $ 2,725 $ 1,542
June 6 June 19 $ 2,725 $ 1,542
June 20 July 3 $ 2,725 $ 1,542
September 5 September 18 $ 2,725 $ 1,542
September 19 October 2 $ 2,725 $ 1,542
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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