Begin the program in Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, and discover magical Lake Bled, monumental karst caves, and mountain aeries before continuing to Rovinj, Croatia to begin your 7-night Adriatic cruise. Launched in 2018, the intimate 18-cabin Queen Eleganza yacht features a casual ambiance and the ability to call at small, inviting islands and ports not accessible to large cruise ships. Sail along the Croatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnik, calling at magical Rovinj, Velika Brijun, Pula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, and Korkula. A leisurely pace allows for time in port overnight for free time in town to sample local cuisine and meet and mingle with residents.
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- Trip Type
- Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
- Departure Dates
- Jul 1, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader.
- day 1
Depart the U.S.
Overnight flight to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- day 2
Arrive and transfer to your centrally located hotel for an orientation, welcome reception and dinner.
- day 3
Morning lecture, walking tour of the historic center ending at the riverside market for free time. Afternoon gondola ride at Lake Bled to church crowned islet. Dinner of local specialties before returning to Ljubljana.
- day 4
Drive south and explore the UNESCO Skocjan karst caves. Continue to the Lipizzaner Stud Farm and the interactive Lipikum Museum. (date dependent) Dinner at Venetian-influenced Piran waterfront.
- day 5
Drive to Rovinj by way of the mountain aerie Montovun on the Istrian Peninsula. Arrive Rovinj mid-afternoon for walking tour and free time.
Embarkation, welcome reception & dinner.
- day 6
Morning cruise to Velika Brijun Island, formerly a Tito favorite, now a national park with inviting bicycling option. Continue to Pula for walking tour highlighting well-preserved Roman ruins.
- day 7
At Sea / Zadar
9-10 hours sailing from Pula. Education program continues as well as swim opportunities en route. Walking tour and independent dining options in Zadar on arrival.
- day 8
Explore some of UNESCO World Heritage Plitvice Lakes National Park’s 16 lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls. Late in afternoon, drive to Split to meet the ship.
- day 9
AM walking tour of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace spread along the Split waterfront. PM cruising to lavender-scented Hvar Island. On arrival, explore dining options along the waterfront.
- day 10
AM cruise to Korcula Island. Take a walking tour and enjoy a wine tasting with accompanying local specialties. Cruise to Dubrovnik and overnight.
- day 11
Morning walking tour along the marble clad Stradun. Free time in afternoon. Farewell dinner on board.
- day 12
Dubrovnik / Home
Disembark by 9:00 am for flights home
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