Enjoy a leisurely seven-night cruise of the Adriatic aboard an intimate 34-guest yacht. Your voyage showcases Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula and Dalmatian Coast, plus a two-day land journey through neighboring Slovenia.

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast

Featuring Croatia and Slovenia

12 days from $6,990

Enjoy a leisurely seven-night cruise of the Adriatic aboard an intimate 34-guest yacht. Your voyage showcases Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula and Dalmatian Coast, plus a two-day land journey through neighboring Slovenia.

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Grand Hotel Union

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Opened in 1905 following the Great Earthquake and now a city landmark, the Grand Hotel Union stands in the heart of Ljubljana. The 194-room hotel offers a restaurant, bar, and café; Fitness Center with sauna and massage; indoor pool; salon; jeweler; and gift shop. Comfortable guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning, mini-bar, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Kempinski Palace Hotel

Portoroz, Slovenia

Nestled in a heritage-protected landscaped park in the centre of Portorož, the luxurious Hotel Kempinski Palace features seawater swimming pools, a vast state-of-the-art spa and wellness area, various restaurants and bars as well as views of the Adriatic Sea. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. All tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms and suites in this 5-star superior property include a seating area with a sofa and are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar and a safe. Private bathrooms feature a bathtub, a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. For your comfort, bathrobes and slippers are provided as well. All rooms also feature either a full or a French balcony with views of the Adriatic Sea or the park.

Number of nights: 1

Activity Level

Level 3: Moderate / Active

Expectations: This tour will begin in Slovenia with full-day excursions that require getting on to and off of motor coaches several times and standing and walking for extended periods of time. Walks will often be over more challenging terrain including archeological sites, cobblestone streets, pathways and city hills. There will be stairs and some will not have handrails and there will be limited or no access to elevators. Participants will be required to walk to city centers in areas motor coaches are prohibited. During the coastal cruise the ship will pull up to a pier for disembarkation via a gangway. In certain ports, it is possible that the ship may need to dock side by side with other vessels, in which case participants will be escorted through neighboring ship(s) to go ashore. Morning and afternoon excursions off ship  will include walks at archeological sites and on cobblestone streets, walkways and city hills. Stairs may not have handrails and there will be limited or no access to elevators. Some guided walks will depart directly from the pier and others will require a motor coach to reach the site. The ship does not have an elevator 

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, can climb stairs and steeper paths and are very comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time). 

Ship

Queen Eleganza

Beautifully crafted by Croatian hands, this is one of the finest Croatian flagged vessels of her kind and, with a maximum of just 36 guests, there is the added benefit of a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board. The team of friendly Croatian crew members all speak English and their excellent service and hospitality will do much to add to your enjoyment. Meals served on board have a homecooked feel and feature wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine and, when dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants. This is the perfect ship to escape the formalities of larger vessels and enjoy the casual nature of small ship cruising along the most beautiful of coastlines.

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Queen Eleganza

Beautifully crafted by Croatian hands, this is one of the finest Croatian flagged vessels of her kind and, with a maximum of just 36 guests, there is the added benefit of a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board. The team of friendly Croatian crew members all speak English and their excellent service and hospitality will do much to add to your enjoyment. Meals served on board have a homecooked feel and feature wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine and, when dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants. This is the perfect ship to escape the formalities of larger vessels and enjoy the casual nature of small ship cruising along the most beautiful of coastlines.

 Main deck, Category 3 Twin Cabin Credit: Criterion Travel  Main Deck, Category 5 Double Cabin  Credit: Criterion Travel  Sun Deck on the Queen Eleganza  Credit: Criterion Travel  One of many bathrooms on the Queen Eleganza  Credit: Criterion Travel  The Queen Eleganza Credit: Criterion Travel  The bridge of the Queen Eleganza  Credit: Criterion Travel  The Queen Eleganza Credit: Criterion Travel  Lounge Area on the Queen Eleganza  Credit: Criterion Travel  The <i>Queen Eleganza</i>
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