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Sights of Montenegro: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,528

Cruise the southern Adriatic Sea on this journey through Croatia and Montenegro. Staying aboard an intimate cruise vessel, you’ll explore the historical landmarks of Montenegro, included the UNESCO-listed city of Kotor, before cruising the Dalmatian Coast around Dubrovnik.


This 8-day Croatian cruise begins and ends in Dubrovnik and takes you into Montenegro to visit Kotor and other historical towns before cruising the Dalmatian Coast. It features moderate accommodations aboard a cruise vessel, shared tours, and is a great add-on to a longer stay on the Adriatic Sea. 

Your journey begins in Dubrovnik, the picturesque coastal town known for its old city walls and for being the shooting location for King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. A city tour will introduce some of the medieval and renaissance highlights in the old town before you ride the cable car up Srd Mountain to enjoy gorgeous views over the coastal city and the nearby Elaphiti Islands. In Dubrovnik, you’ll board your 3-star cruise vessel from the Katarina Line. Your ship accommodates 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, ensuring an intimate experience as you explore Montenegro and the Dalmatian Coast. 

Head south along the coast and cross the border into Montenegro, catching a bus to Perast to then venture to the artificial island housing the Our Lady of the Rock church, home to magnificent religious tablets and paintings. Continue on to the UNESCO-listed city of Kotor, one of the best-preserved medieval centres in Europe. You’ll explore the city and spot historical landmarks from the Cathedral of St. Triphun, built in 1166, the ruins of a 9th century temple, and Napoloen’s Theatre from the 19th century. Spend the next day exploring historical towns and cities around Montenegro. Start in Budva, where you’ll see the citadel overlooking the Mediterranean and stroll through the narrow streets of the old town leading to historical landmarks like St. Trojica Church. Next stop is Cetinje, the spiritual centre sitting at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Contiune to Njegusi, home of the royal family, where you’ll enjoy a local lunch before heading back to the coast along the serpentine roads overlooking Boka Bay, eventually returning to Kotor. 

Turn back north and cross the border into Croatia to explore the Dalmatian Coast. You’ll stop off at the Elaphiti Islands, known for their sandy beaches and gorgeous scenery close to Dubrovnik, before continuing to Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town and learn about some of the island’s legends before having the evening to yourself to discover local delicacies in some celebrated restaurants or have some fun at a local club. The next day, continue to the island of Mljet, where you can stroll alongside the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park and enjoy a boat ride to St. Mary Isle, home to a Benedictine monastery. Then turn back towards Dubrovnik and enjoy a farewell dinner as you cruise along the coast, admiring the famous old city walls from their best vantage point. 

The next day, you’ll disembark, bid your group farewell, and head to the airport to connect to your next destination. 


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,528

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Day 1

Dubrovnik

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruz harbor for check in from 2pm onwards. After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd Mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome / meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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Katarina Line Deluxe Vessel

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    Katarina Line Deluxe Vessel



    Katarina Line Deluxe Ships are between 42m (138 ft) to 47m (164 ft) in length and 8m (2 6 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, these luxury …

    Katarina Line Deluxe Ships are between 42m (138 ft) to 47m (164 ft) in length and 8m (2 6 ft) to 9m (29 ft) meters wide vessels, with a minimum cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, these luxury vessels normally offer a capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for the passengers.

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Day 2

Dubrovnik to Perast to Kotor

After breakfast, we head to the town of Kotor. As we are traveling from one country to another, there will be some formalities at the border. Upon arrival, transfer to Perast (approximately 30 min) by bus. In Perast we take the boat to visit the artificial island Our Lady of the Rock, the church known for its tablet collection and magnificent paintings. Return to Kotor by bus, to visit old city of Kotor protected by UNESCO and described as "the most attractive corner of the old continent". The magnificent Cathedral of St. Triphun was built in 1166 on the ruins of the temple of the 9th century and is the beautiful example of sacred architecture. The Old City of Kotor is a well-preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Many other monuments include numerous churches, palaces, and Napoleon’s Theatre from the 19th century. Overnight in Kotor.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Kotor to Budva to Cetinje to Njegus to Kotor

A morning coach excursion to Budva. Visit old town ramparts and citadel that bordered by the waves of the Mediterranean. Budva is the capital of the Montenegrin Riviera with its 21 km long coast and numerous beaches. Old town of Budva lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings such as the St. Trojica Church. Departure towards old royal Cetinje magical city at the foot of the Mount Lovcen, the historical, cultural and spiritual capital of Montenegro. Guided visit of the city with entrance to the King Nikola's museum. Continue towards Njegusi, cradle of Montenegrin royal family. Lunch in a traditional restaurant, tasting local ham and cheese with red wine. Continue towards the coast, driving by the old serpentine road overlooking Boka Bay. Return to Kotor, where your vessel awaits. Dinner on board, overnight in Kotor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Kotor to Sipan

Early morning departure towards Croatia. After the formalities and crossing the border, we continue our trip towards the Elafiti islands, a group of islands west of Dubrovnik, which were a part of a glorious Dubrovnik Republic through centuries and therefore shared its wealth. After the Republic lost its significance, the residents left the Elaphiti and now only three islands inhabited. They include Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep (Kalamota) and attract numerous tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Sipan, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. Tonight you will get to enjoy Captain's dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Highlight Dinner
Day 5

Sipan to Korcula

In the morning, we continue our cruise towards the Island of Korcula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en-route. Afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this island, you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Korcula to Mljet

Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet with a swim stop on Peljesac peninsula. Part of Mljet Island is a National Park (entrance fee included) and, in the afternoon, we visit the seawater lakes, and then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s isle in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to continue around these stunning lakes. Dinner and overnight in the port of Polaca/Pomena depending on weather and space.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Mljet to Dubrovnik

There is no better way to catch first sight of famous Dubrovnik than from the sea and this is the final destination. It is one of the few walled cities on the sea in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as "heaven on earth". We cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of the majesty of this place. Once moored, you have an afternoon to wander and explore Dubrovnik on your own. Walk those famous ramparts (all 1940 meters long!) or any museums such as Sponza or Rectors, now is the time.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Dubrovnik

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

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DEPARTURES:

2021: Jul 31

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Dubrovnik airport and to Dubrovnik airport
  • 7 night cruise in deluxe cabin
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Daily buffet breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • A drink with lunch and unlimited water from the water dispenser
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
  • Lunch in Budva
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard
  • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Touring as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

 

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31 Jul 2021
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