New Traveling Professor Destination: Croatia

We Go in September 2017

Author: The Traveling Professor/Wednesday, December 28, 2016/Categories: Croatia

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The beauty of Croatia is the blue Adriatic Sea.  We've combined that with a wonderful land tour of the best places in Croatia.  Here is the overview of the trip, but for COMPLETE details, including pricing, click HERE.

DAY 1, Friday:  Arrival in SPLIT

Check into the centrally located 4-star Marul Hotel.  Your hosts, Steve and Linda, will treat travelers to a get-to-know-you cocktail hour.

DAY 2, Saturday:  SPLIT (Breakfast and Dinner Included)

Enjoy the morning before checking in at 2pm on our cruise ship.   After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of the city.  Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor.  Afterwards return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail.  Overnight on ship in Split.

DAY 3, Sunday: Departure from SPLIT to TRSTENIK/KUNA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Early morning departure towards the little seaside village of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula.  It is well known for excellent wine and beautiful views.   Before lunch a short swimming stop at one of the bays and afternoon arrival to Trstenik.   Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas.   Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery followed by a visit to a local farm to indulge in a typical village feast with Croatian delicacies.  It’s an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes.   Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Trstenik.

DAY 4, Monday:  TRSTENIK - MLJET/DUBROVNIK (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Next morning we head further to the Island of Mljet. Join us for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars are available to rent to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch after which we depart towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruz harbor the captain will cruise alongside the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 5, Tuesday: DUBROVNIK (Breakfast Included)

It’s a day to explore the magical city of Dubrovnik, starting with a guided walk of the old town.  Then it is up, up, and away on the cable car from Old Town to Srđ Mountain.  Enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands with great photo ops overlooking Dubrovnik.  Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and find perfect spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with enthusiasm, we recommend walking the famous 1,940 m long city wall! Take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight on the ship in Dubrovnik.

DAY 6, Wednesday:  DUBROVNIK to KORČULA (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

In the morning we lift anchor and sail to the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo.   Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays.   Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls. On this Island more legends, tales and monuments can be found than anywhere else while wandering along the herringbone pattern streets. The guide will complete the tour in a local winery to taste local wines & appetizers.  Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to select a gourmet experience.  There are bars and lounges for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

DAY 7, Thursday:  KORČULA to HVAR (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Before disembarking there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town.  Found here are many historical landmarks:  the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612.  Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbor for scenic views of the ship and the Pakleni islands.  In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night.  Overnight in Hvar.

DAY 8, Friday: HVAR to BOL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included)

Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade and swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. Lunch on board and more time to explore the resort. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol.

DAY 9, Saturday:  BOL to SPLIT (Breakfast Included)

Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!  Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport.



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