Croatia & Pearls of the Adriatic Coast - 2018

Dubrovnik • Slano • Korcula • Hvar • Split • Sibenik • Zadar • Opatija • Zagreb
  • Travel to Croatia
  • $307
  • 14
  • 30
Moderate Deluxe
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Base prices are factored using double-occupancy rooms; supplemental fees may apply for those traveling independently.
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Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Budva, Montenegro

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Budva, Montenegro

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Of the constellation of coastal towns in small-yet-beautiful Montenegro, Budva may very well be the brightest star. The town boasts an abundance of beaches, but it is perhaps the charming Stari Grad (Old Town) that impresses travelers most. As picturesque as it is historic, this part of Budva features a timeworn citadel as well as a quaint cluster of churches. The Old Town is adjacent to the marina, where jet-set yachters dock their ships to enjoy the upscale boutiques and eateries in town. Budva also serves as an excellent base from which to explore some of Montenegro’s other gems, which you’ll do on this extension. You’ll experience Cetinje – a city that once welcomed diplomats from all over Europe – as well as Sveti Stefan, a picturesque islet that has welcomed foreign dignitaries and Hollywood celebrities alike. You’ll also visit Kotor, a postcard-perfect medieval town, part of the spectacular Bay of Kotor UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Hotel Budva, with guaranteed sea-view rooms
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Tour of Budva, Cetinje, and Sveti Stefan
  • Tour of the medieval walled city of Kotor (UNESCO)
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
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DAY 15: Dubrovnik, Croatia / Budva, Montenegro

Heading into Montenegro, you’ll follow the winding Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its narrow profile and steep walls, it’s often called Europe’s southernmost fjord. Technically, however, the bay is not a true, glacier-carved fjord, but rather is a ria, or submerged river valley. Tucked away at the head of the bay is Kotor, a fortified medieval. Here you’ll learn the history of the town — which is believed to stretch back as far as the first century — while you walk the charming tangle of Old World streets. The views are sure to take your breath away. Arriving in Budva, check into your hotel, which is perfectly situated along the Adriatic Sea. Active Feature: Enjoy walking or biking along the seaside promenade from Budva to a nearby resort town. Dinner is included in a local restaurant this evening.

 Included meals: dinner

DAY 16: Budva

Today, enjoy a tour of this diminutive-yet-divine Balkan nation. In addition to exploring the quaint streets of Budva’s Old Town, you’ll venture to some of the country’s other gems. Visit the former capital, Cetinje — where grand mansions recall the city’s glory days as a meeting place for ambassadors from around Europe — as well as Sveti Stefan, an exquisite coastal community that has drawn luminaries ranging from Sophia Loren to Sylvester Stallone. After your return, enjoy the evening out in Budva on your own. 

 Included meals: breakfast & lunch

DAY 17 : Budva / Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Budva for your flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for April & October dates. Add $100 per person for Jun-Aug dates. Add $150 per person for May & Sep dates. Single Supplement $149.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Enhance your Adriatic cruise by stealing away to Lake Bled, Slovenia, for a four-day stay at a tranquil resort surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps. Take daily excursions to the region’s beautiful sights, such as Bled Castle, set on a cliff high above the lake. Cultural Connections — including visits to a mountain village and a gingerbread maker —  give you insight into the unique local lifestyle. Stay at a grand lakeside resort that offers unbeatable views and relax after each day of sightseeing. 

Your Price Includes:
  • Transfer between Zagreb and Lake Bled
  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Superior First-Class Grand Hotel Toplice (or similar)
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 5 sightseeing tours and Cultural Connections, including Bled Castle tour, tours of Bohinj Lake and Kranjska Gora, walking tour of Ljubljana, and traditional gingerbread-making demonstration
  • Services of your Vantage Cruise Director
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
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DAY 15 : Zagreb, Croatia / Ljubljana, Slovenia / Lake Bled

After breakfast, transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, for a sightseeing tour. Arrive in Lake Bled this evening and then gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner in your hotel’s lakeside restaurant.

 Included meals: dinner

DAYS 16-17: Lake Bled

Spend Day 16 exploring this scenic region, starting with a trip to the Bled Castle, set atop a cliff towering over the lake. Then, move on to the nearby Bohinj Lake, where you'll explore the village of Ribcev Laz and ride the cable car up Vogel Mountain for the spectacular views. You'll have time for lunch on your own, then return to Lake Bled for an afternoon at leisure. Active Features: Enjoy a boat ride out to the island in the picturesque lake or a walk around the perimeter. 

Day 17 takes you to the mountain town of Kranjska Gora, a four-season mountain resort that’s lively and green during the summer months. Active Features: Enjoy biking on the trails around Kranjska Gora or follow one of the scenic walking paths that crisscross the area. Later, back in Lake Bled, enjoy a walk or boat ride. Cultural Connection: This evening, enjoy dinner at a traditional local restaurant with a presentation on gingerbread making.
 Included meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

DAY 18 : Lake Bled / Return Home

Transfer to the airport for you flight home.

 Included meals: breakfast
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for April & October dates. Add $100 per person for all other dates. Single Supplement $149.

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