Royal Clipper 8 Day Cruise

 

FEATURING VENICE, ROVINJ, ZADAR, SPLIT, KORCULA, KOTOR, DUBROVNIK, HVAR, MALI LOSINJ

 

Day 1, ARRIVE VENICE (Italy)

Transfer from the airport to the port of Venice, for embarkation between 4pm and 10pm. Late evening departure towards Rovinj (overnight sailing) (D)

 

Day 2, ROVINJ (Croatia)

Arrival late morning in Rovinj. Located on the shores of the peninsula of Istria, the town of Rovinj is clamped on a rocky islet and is one of the nest examples of the Venetian heritage. Fell under the power of the Serenissima in 1283, all in Rovinj recalls its brilliant past. You’ll have time to stroll through the narrow alleys of the city leading to the church of St. Euphemia which square commands a unique perspective on the whole city and the sea that surrounds it. Departure to Zadar at night. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3, ZADAR (Croatia)

Arrival in early morning in the port of Zadar. Guided visit of the old town (Optional tour), the tour is starting at the “National Square”, the nerve center of the city in Renaissance style. Then visit of the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (Sveta Stosija), Byzantine church rebuilt in Romanesque style in the early thirteenth century with its imposing facade in Pisan style. Visit of the Church St. Donat, a monument built in the Carolingian style. The tour ends with a stroll along the fortifications built mainly in the sixteenth century to face the Ottoman threat. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, time at leisure or take an optional tour. Set sailing around 10pm. (B,L,D)

 

Day 4, SPLIT – KORCULA

Docking at 7am in the port of Split. After breakfast, depart for a walking guided tour of the capital of Dalmatia (Optional tour). Visit the Palace of Diocletian, one of the most precious remains of Roman antiquity. Visit the cathedral Sveti Ivan and walk inside the palace to the gates of Gold and Silver. Continuation of the visit with a stroll through the alleys of the old town around the National Square. Lunch on board. After Lunch, the Royal Clipper cruises in the early afternoon, heading for Kor?ula. Navigation amidst a string of islands to reach the island of Kor?ula. Landing and visit at leisure the old city. The old town is situated on a promontory and surrounded by ancient walls flanked by four towers of the fifteenth century. The city also boasts some old Venetian style palace and also a small house reputed to be the birth place of Marco Polo. Heading for Kotor at midnight. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5, KOTOR (Montenegro)

Sail at daybreak in the magnificent Bay of Kotor, the largest fjord of the Mediterranean. After rounding the Cape Koliba, the Royal Clipper will engage in the Bay of Topla, go by the shores of Herceg Novi, and then take the channel Kumbor and cross the Bay of Tivat from which we perceive the islets Otok and Prevlaka which are sheltering beautiful small monasteries. Then slowly, the Royal Clipper will take the channel of Verige, leading to the Bay of Kotor, surrounded by the mountains of Montenegro. Finally, the ship will reach the port of Kotor early in the morning. Day free or participate in optional excursions. Kotor is a small town surrounded by walls dating from the Byzantine era and built at the foot of the mountains of Lovcen. We cross the western gate of the city to enter the old city. Visit of the old city: the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, amazing testimony of Romanesque architecture. The Benedictine monks introduced this architectural on the Slavonic coast in the eleventh century. Despite several earthquakes, it was always perfectly restored. Dinner on board and departure for Dubrovnik. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6, DUBROVNIK – HVAR (Croatia)

Arrival in Dubrovnik at 7am. After breakfast, departure to visit the old Ragusa (ancient name of Dubrovnik, optional tour). Entering the old city through the Pile Gate which leads to the “Stradun”, large artery that runs through the city to the fortress Revelin. Discover the old city: the Franciscan monastery and its Romanesque cloister, the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral and its treasure. Lunch on board and sailing to the island of Hvar. Visit the city often called “The Croatian St. Tropez”. Walk along the Pjaca, magnificent architectural ensemble where harmony prevails. After the Pjaca stands the Cathedral of St Etienne of Renaissance and Baroque style, flanked by his Belfry recalling the Venetian rule over the city. Depart at midnight. (B,L,D)

 

Day 7, MALI LOSINJ

Arrive late morning in the port of Mali Losinj. Visit on your own of the city, between St Martin’s Church of the fifteenth century and the baroque sanctuary Nativity of the Virgin. Walk on the waterfront of the Cikat peninsula and its pine forests. (B,L,D)

 

Day 8, VENICE (Italy)

Disembark after breakfast (after 9am). (B)