Croatia & Pearls of the Adriatic Coast - 2017

Zagreb • Dubrovnik • Ston • Korčula • Hvar • Split • Sibenik • Zadar • Opatija
  • IDYLLIC CROATIAN CRUISE ON THE 27-PASSENGER LA PERLA ALONG THE GORGEOUS CROATIAN COAST
  • DUBROVNIK CITY TOUR AND A PRIVATE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT
  • CROATIAN HOME-HOSTED DINNER IN A VILLAGE NEAR DUBROVNIK
  • TOUR OF HISTORIC MOSTAR, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, WITH TRADITIONAL LUNCH
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Moderate Deluxe
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Zagreb to Dubrovnik

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DAYS 1-2:

Depart USA / Overnight flight / Zagreb, Croatia

After an overnight flight (or a delightful pre-trip extension in Lake Bled, Slovenia), arrive in Zagreb on Day 2 and transfer to your Deluxe hotel. The day is yours to relax and unwind. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included Meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Zagreb

You'll be met by your expert local guide this morning for a tour of Zagreb to view the city’s impressive landmarks. As you explore this stunning city, you'll see the Croatian National Theater and Opera House, Croatian Parliament and Prime Minister's office, St. Mark’s Square, the Old City, the Stone Gate, and Zagreb Cathedral. 

Cultural Connection: Visit the famed Dolac market where locals from countryside come to sell their products. During your excursion, you'll have the opportunity to view unique reverse oil paintings on glass during a visit to the Croatian Naive Art Gallery. Here, you'll also be able to purchase unique Croatian products and souvenirs.

The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore Zagreb at your own pace. If you like, you may join your Cruise Director this evening to visit local pubs in Zagreb.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Zagreb

Head into the countryside to visit Kumrovec, the birthplace of Marshal Tito — the Yugoslavian statesman who led the resistance to Nazi and fascist forces during World War II and established a communist state. His home and village are maintained as museum of traditional rural life in northern Croatia. Cultural Connection and Unforgettable Moment: Enjoy a fascinating discussion on "Tito: The Bridge between East and West" followed by lunch at a private family-owned estate with traditional music. You’ll return to your hotel this afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 5:

Zagreb / Opatija, Croatia

Set off for the city of Opatija today. Cultural Connection: Along the way, get a glimpse of traditional Croatian life — and some local folklore — when you stop for lunch at Kezele Village Family Estate Upon arrival in Opatija, transfer to your elegant hotel. Once a simple fishing village, this city eventually grew to be a superb seaside retreat for Europeans and, eventually, people from all over the world. You'll get to know this charming town over the next couple of days.

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 6:

Opatija

After breakfast this morning, you’ll set off on a walking tour of this lovely seaside town, which once catered to European royalty, taking in Opatija’s stately villas, seaside promenade, and lovely gardens.

Next, you’ll enjoy a tour of the Opatija Riviera’s villages including Moscenice — one of the oldest settlements in the region. Lunch is on your own, and the afternoon is at your leisure.

Cultural Connections: Back at the hotel this evening, you’ll attend an insightful discussion about "Everyday Life in Croatia." You’ll then enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, where you’ll be entertained with a traditional performance of klapa singing — part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7:

Opatija

Explore Western Croatia on a full-day tour of the Istrian peninsula, with stops in the picturesque towns of Rovinj and Pula. Your tour includes lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy an evening at leisure to rest up or see more of Opatija.


Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 8:

Opatija / Zadar / Embark ship

Following breakfast this morning, you’ll head to Zadar — another coastal gem that is on the verge of becoming a tourist hot spot — with a scenic drive through the city of Rijeka, along the northern Croatian coastline, and through the mountains of central Croatia along the way. Cultural Connection: As you take in the passing scenery, you’ll be treated to a fascinating discussion about Croatian history. 

Upon arrival in Zadar this afternoon, you’ll savor an included lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying a walking tour of this Roman-era city, which boasts a historic blend of Renaissance, Romanesque, and medieval architecture. You’ll embark the Five-Star La Perla this afternoon and enjoy white-glove service as you gather for a Captain’s Welcome Dinner on board.

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9:

Sibenik

Keep your camera handy today as you explore some of the Adriatic's most stunning landscapes. Your first stop is Krka National Park, where waterfalls tumble through dramatic gorges. Your visit includes a boat ride from magnificent Krka Falls to Skradin (weather permitting). 

Cultural Connection: Your next stop is a Dalmatian village called Primosten Burnji, where you will feel that time has stopped. You'll visit a traditional stone house that is a birthplace of a local priest who preserved its traditions for decades. You'll also have the opportunity to view his private collection of indigenous art and enjoy a traditional lunch. 

Upon returning to Sibenik, you’ll set off on a walking tour among the ancient streets, where you’ll see the Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cultural Connection: Aboard your luxurious yacht this evening, you’ll enjoy entertainment by local musicians.


Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10:

Split

This morning, you’ll explore Split, one of the oldest cities in this historic region. In this exciting port, you’ll see the ancient Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which the emperor chose as his retirement home because of the spectacular beauty of the destination. You'll have the balance of the day free to explore this fascinating city on your own. Following dinner this evening, sit back and relax during a movie night with your fellow travelers.

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11:

Hvar

Your journey continues today in Hvar, an idyllic Mediterranean port known for its vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees, and fruit orchards. It's also a popular celebrity destination. 

This morning, set off on a guided sightseeing tour of Hvar. You'll learn about the town's history, hear some local legends, and visit one of the oldest theaters in Europe. 

Following your trek around the city, discover even more of what Hvar has to offer on an island tour, including a visit to Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll then return for lunch on your own and an afternoon to explore Hvar at your leisure.

Cultural Connection: Back on board the luxurious La Perla, you’ll attend an informative lecture about the Mediterranean diet and local products.


Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12:

Korcula

Farther along the Dalmatian Coast lies the island of Korčula, one of the greenest in the Adriatic. You’ll disembark your Five-Star yacht this morning for a tour that includes the Marco Polo House Museum, birthplace of the famed world traveler, as well as free time to explore on your own. 

Cultural Connections: As you cruise toward Slano this afternoon, you’ll enjoy a lecture about the Dubrovnik Republic. 

Cultural Connection: You'll be treated to some incredible regional flavors during dinner this evening, as a local fisherman comes aboard La Perla with his family-owned wine as well as oysters for you to sample. During the sampling, you'll learn about how they are farmed and the culture surrounding this popular shellfish.


Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 13:

Slano (Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovinia)

Today you'll visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, setting off for Mostar after breakfast with a photo stop in Počitelj en route. 

Cultural Connection: Upon arrival in Mostar, you'll enjoy a traditional Bosnian lunch, as well as an included visit to a "Turkish House" and a local Mosque.

Then, take a guided tour and visit the city’s famed Old Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic stone bridge crosses the Neretva River, dividing the city into Croat and Muslim sections. Constructed in the 16th century, the original bridge was destroyed by a bomb during the Bosnian conflict in 1993 and has since been reconstructed. 

You’ll sail onwards to Dubrovnik this evening, enjoying dinner on board.

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14:

Dubrovnik

You’ll arrive today in ancient and beautiful Dubrovnik. On an included tour the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll see the iconic fortified city walls. 

Cultural Connection: Following the tour, you’ll relax in a centuries-old church for a Vantage-exclusive private classical concert by the Sorkočević Quartet, who are members of the Croatian National Philharmonic Orchestra. 

You'll return to your luxurious ship for lunch, then enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Your Cruise Director will recommend things to do and see in Dubrovnik during your free time. If you like, you can take a ride on La Perla's private tender to visit nearby islands and beaches. 

Cultural Connection: In the evening, you’ll head to nearby Gromača for a home-hosted dinner, giving you the opportunity to dine with Croatian families and learn about life in the region, local customs, and their experiences.


Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15:

Disembark ship / Dubrovnik / Return home

You’ll disembark the Five-Star La Perla after breakfast and head to the airport for your flight home, or begin your extension in Budva, Montenegro. 


Included Meals:

Breakfast

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Tour Director or regional expert.

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