Sights of Montenegro Dubrovnik – Kotor

SUMMARY

This roundtrip cruise aboard a Deluxe vessel offers you the chance to explore the best of Montenegro and Croatia With seven unforgettable days of cruising, you’ll get to see all the highlights of each destination, with local experts providing guidance along the way. Whether you’re admiring the stunningly clear waters of Dubrovnik or Kotor, or…

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Walking tours of Dubrovnik, Kotor, Perast, Budva, Korcula
  • Visit King Nikola’s museum and taste the cuisine of Montenegro in a traditional restaurant
  • Visit the old city of Kotor – protected by UNESCO, described as “the most attractive corner of the old continent”
  • Visit the peaceful island of Mljet and enjoy some free time at Mljet National Park

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights aboard a Deluxe vessel
  • Walking tours of Dubrovnik, Kotor, Perast, Budva, Korcula
  • Visit King Nikola’s museum and taste the cuisine of Montenegro in a traditional restaurant
  • Visit the old city of Kotor – protected by UNESCO, described as “the most attractive corner of the old continent”
  • Visit the peaceful island of Mljet and enjoy some free time at Mljet National Park

Inclusions

Arrival Transfer
Departure Transfer
Cruise Manager
Port fees and tourist taxes
National Park Fees
Daily cabin service
Luggage handling
7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin

Exclusions: Gratuities and drinks from the bar – all to be paid locally.

Meals

Welcome reception with cocktail
7 buffet breakfasts
6 three course lunches with cheese and salad bar
3 dinners including Captain’s Dinner
Complementary fresh fruit
Complimentary water from dispenser
Complimentary tea & coffee after lunch
Olive oil & wine tasting on board

Sightseeing

Guided tours of:
Dubrovnik
Kotor
Perast
Budva
Korcula
– Visit:
Mljet National Park

ITINERARY

Welcome to Croatia! Your cruise begins with a transfer to Dubrovnik Gruz harbour, where your ship awaits. Boarding starts at 14.00hrs. After settling in, transfer to the city gates to join a guided tour of the city. Discover one of the world’s most beautiful medieval cities, adorned by buildings from the time of the ancient Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of Dubrovnik’s mighty ramparts and Elaphiti Islands. When the tour is over, come back to the ship and enjoy a welcome reception with cocktails. Get to know your fellow passengers at the party! (D)

This morning after breakfast, we cruise to the town of Kotor. As we cross borders between countries, there will be some formalities. Once we arrive, join a transfer to Perast (approximately 30 minutes drive) by bus. In Perast, take a boat ride to visit Our Lady of the Rock, the artificial island. This island is home to the church known for its impressive collection of tablets and beautiful paintings. Return to Kotor by bus and explore the old city, which is protected by UNESCO and described as “the most attractive corner of the old continent”. The Cathedral of St. Triphun, built in 1166, is an excellent example of sacred architecture in the city. You will also find many other interesting historical buildings in this town, including numerous churches and palaces. The Napoleon Theatre from the 19th century is also worth seeing. Overnight in Kotor. (B, L)

Take a morning coach trip to Budva, the capital of the Montenegrin Riviera. Visit the old town and citadel, set against the waves of the Mediterranean. Budva is home to beautiful beaches and a wealth of cultural heritage, including narrow streets and squares lined with historical buildings such as the St. Trojica Church. After exploring Budva, we head towards the old royal city of Cetinje – a magical place nestled at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Cetinje is the historical, cultural and spiritual capital of Montenegro. Here, we’ll have a guided tour of the city with an entrance to King Nikola’s Museum. Afterwards, we continue our trip to Njegusi, the cradle of the Montenegrin royal family. We’ll have lunch in a traditional restaurant, where you can taste local ham and cheese with red wine. After lunch, we will return to Kotor and as we drive you will experience the incredible view of Boka Bay. Back in Kotor, we will board our vessel and enjoy a delicious dinner while spending the night in this beautiful city. (B, L, D)

We sail back to Croatia in the morning. After completing the necessary formalities and crossing the border, we continue our journey towards the Elafiti islands, which were once a part of the glorious Dubrovnik Republic. After the Republic lost its significance, most of the residents left these islands. Today only three of them are inhabited – Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep – and they attract numerous tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Sipan, the largest of these islands, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This evening we will enjoy a Captain’s dinner onboard with live entertainment. Overnight in Sipan. (B, L, D)

On the morning of the fifth day, we’ll leave this lovely island and continue our cruise to Korcula. We’ll enjoy lunch on board as we sail to our destination. Upon arrival, we’ll explore Korcula Town – the main settlement on the island. On a guided walking tour, we’ll discover the town’s medieval core and herringbone-patterned streets. This evening is free to enjoy some time in town at your leisure. There are plenty of restaurants and bars from which to choose if you’re looking for some dinner and nightlife. (B, L)

Early morning, we sail to the beautiful island of Mljet, with a swim stop on Peljesac peninsula on the way. Mljet is often cited as one of the most picturesque parts of Croatia, with its pristine nature. Visitors can explore two stunning lakes made from seawater and then cross over to St Mary’s Isle in the center of one of these lakes to visit a church and a monastery. There are plenty of things to do around these stunning lakes. You can explore the paths and trails on foot or hire a bike to make the most of your time here. We will spend the night either in Polaca or Pomena, depending on the weather and capacities. (B, L)

There is no better way to catch your first glimpse of the final destination – the famous town of Dubrovnik – than approaching it from the sea. It is one of the most beautifully preserved medieval cities in the world. Writer George Bernard Shaw described it as “heaven on earth”. Cruise alongside the old city walls for a true perspective of Dubrovnik’s majesty and beauty. Once moored, have all afternoon free to wander and explore at your leisure. Take a stroll through the old streets and admire the ancient architecture, or walk along Dubrovnik’s famous walls for some great views. If you’re feeling cultured, visit one of the museums like Sponza or Rectors. (B, L)

Enjoy one final breakfast at the vessel, before saying goodbye to the crew and all your new friends. Transfer to the airport. (B)

PRICING (in AU$ per person, twin share)

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