This exclusive holiday combines a tall ship sailing cruise along the stunning Croatian coast with a hotel stay at serene Lake Garda.
From the enchanting city of Venice, cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic to Zadar, renowned for its spectacular Roman and Venetian ruins in the quaint Old Town. Discover the lavender-scented island of Hvar, picturesque Kotor, set against a backdrop of jagged peaks, and the walled city of Dubrovnik with its Baroque masterpieces.
Red tile roofs contrast with verdant pine forest in medieval Korcula, while Rovinj retains its old world charm. After a relaxing sailing cruise, enjoy a scenic train journey from Venice to the glistening waters of Lake Garda for a 4-night stay. Alluring towns, breathtaking scenery and a relaxed cafe culture maintain the lake's timeless appeal.
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Jewels of Croatia and Lake Garda Itinerary
Day 1 - Venice (Italy)
Embark your ship in Venice.
Day 2 - Zadar (Croatia)
The city of Zadar is renowned for its incredible Roman and Venetian ruins found in the charming Old Town. Other sights include the 11th-century St Mary's Convent, the 12th-century St Anastasia's Cathedral, and 9th-century pre-Romanesque Church of St Donatus.
Day 3 - Hvar
The heavenly scent of lavender perfumes the air in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. Idyllically located just off the Dalmatian coast, the island and the little port named after it have been a favourite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians and even Austro-Hungarian royalty.
Day 4 - Kotor (Montenegro)
Kotor lies in Montenegro on the Adriatic coast and has been restored into a UNESCO World Heritage Site after it was damaged by an earthquake in 1979. Discover the well-preserved Old City of Kotor with building typical of the Middle Ages and medieval architecture, criss-crossed narrow streets and bustling squares.
Day 5 - Dubrovnik (Croatia)
It was George Bernard Shaw who said, 'Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.' Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th-century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colourful history.
Day 6 - Korcula
Framed by dense green forests of allepo pine and twisted cypress, the red tile roofs of Korcula, whose most famous native son was Marco Polo, form an inviting picture. The pale wheat coloured stone Cathedral of St. Mark houses a treasure trove of Dalmatian and Italian art. Walk through the towering Land Gate for a great view of the town.
Day 7 - Rovinj
Rovinj, a city in Croatia, is an active fishing port on the western coast. The streets are full of shops, restaurants and bars and the coastal area has some small bays.
Day 8 - Venice (Italy) - Lake Garda
Disembark your ship in Venice and travel by train to Lake Garda for a 4-night hotel stay.
Days 9-11 - Lake Garda
Spend an unforgettable few days exploring Lake Garda. Alluring towns, breathtaking scenery and a relaxed cafe culture maintain the lake's timeless appeal.
Day 12 - Lake Garda - UK
Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.