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Cruising the Adriatic Coast 2022
with Vienna & Slovenia
 13 Days • 23 Meals
Experience the history, culture, food, and architecture of old-world Europe, combined with the amazingly blue seas and thick forests of Slovenia and Croatia. Exploration and relaxation make the perfect vacation!

  • 23 Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit three countries: Austria, Slovenia and Croatia
  • Accompanied by Mayflower expert staff
  • Touring in Vienna, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb before the cruise
  • Visit Postojna and scenic Plitvice Lakes
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the brand new MS Swallow yacht
  • Local English-speaking Cruise Director aboard ship
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Many meals onboard the yacht, featuring local specialties
  • Onboard lunches and dinners complemented with 2 glasses of wine, beer or soft drinks
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the yacht
  • All gratuities included
  • $65 in Mayflower Money

Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.
Day 2  Vienna, Austria
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to your hotel. Flights should arrive by 1:00 p.m. This afternoon, journey by motorcoach to the city center, where you’ll participate in a brief walking tour passing the Hofburg Palace and strolling through the surrounding area. Enjoy free time on your own until the welcome dinner at the hotel. Meal: D
Day 3  Vienna to Ljubljana
After breakfast depart Vienna by coach to Slovenia, a country full of scenic lakes, unique landscapes, beautiful architecture and vast forests. En route enjoy a stop in Bled, a lively all-season resort town which was first discovered by travelers in the middle of the 19th-century. Since then it has developed into a small town of hotels, villas and restaurants around the lake.

During an included tour, walk along the lake and visit Bled Castle. Afterwards enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Ljubljana for dinner on your own. Meals: B, L
Day 4  Ljubljana and Postojna
Ljubljana is the largest city and capital of Slovenia. With exquisite architecture, a river dividing the historic old town from the modern city center, a 900-year old castle perched atop a hill and friendly locals, this town is sure to please. On your morning walking tour see the most significant sights of the old city center, including the picturesque, open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain.

After some free time on your own, journey by motorcoach north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train, followed by a walking tour of the caves. Next, you’ll stop at Predjama Castle for a photo opportunity. Return to Ljubljana and end your day with an included dinner. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Ljubljana to Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes
Today’s adventure takes you on a journey to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital and largest city. Enjoy a city tour featuring the delightful, historic Upper Town, with its network of little streets that stretch between Kaptol and Gradec Hills. It’s the oldest part of the city! Visit St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and Government Palace.

Continue to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes, where breathtaking scenery awaits. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Plitvice Lakes – Trogir
After breakfast, travel by motorcoach to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. The scenery of this natural wonder is breathtaking, with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation.

Following the visit, continue to the port in medieval Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome from the Captain and crew as you embark your boutique yacht. This evening is free to settle into your cabin and explore the local area. The vessel remains docked in Trogir overnight. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Trogir – Šibenik
Start your day with a guided walking tour of Trogir. Its small, historic town center resembles an outdoor museum, and the medieval streets boast magnificent Romanesque churches and beautiful examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture.

Late this morning, enjoy your first afternoon aboard sailing towards one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Coast, Šibenik. Upon arrival, disembark and begin a guided walking tour where you see the town’s fantastic monuments, dating back to Venetian times, and the marble Cathedral of St. James - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The yacht remains docked in Šibenik overnight. Meals: B, L
Day 8  Skradin – Split
During breakfast, sail for the port of Skradin. A short distance away lies Krka National Park, named after the Krka River. Magnificent waterfalls are a top attraction of the park, including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls - one of Croatia’s most famous sights. A local guide will provide a tour of the park, and you can even swim in some areas, so be sure to pack your swimwear.

Following an afternoon of sailing, arrive in Split, the largest Dalmatian city and second largest city of Croatia. Stroll with your guide along the seafront promenade and see the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, with its ancient columns and Roman belfries. The yacht remains docked in Split overnight. Meals: B, L
Day 9  Pucišca – Hvar
This morning, the yacht departs for the coastal town of Pucišca, known for its white limestone, used to build part of the White House in Washington DC. For many generations, locals have been making use of the stone and, during the included walking tour, you’ll visit a stone mason school. Founded in 1909, the school provides educational support for local students, producing quality religious icons, fountains and statues.

After the visit, depart for Hvar. With its beautiful fields of lavender and carefully cultivated vineyards, Hvar is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Carpeting the hillsides around its cozy harbor are terracotta-roofed villas, Gothic palaces and 13th-century ramparts rising toward an impressive citadel. Visit the bell towers of the Franciscan Monastery, St. Mark’s Church and Cathedral of St Stephen. All of this awaits on your guided tour of the island. The evening is free for dinner on your own in town. Meals: B, L

EmeraldPLUS: Visit to a stone masonry school

Day 10  Korčula
An early morning departure brings you to Korčula, one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea, by late morning. As you stroll through its narrow, cobbled streets on the included walking tour, immerse yourself in Korčula’s picturesque town and discover adorned palaces and elegant houses including the majestic Cathedral of St. Mark. Marco Polo, the famous world-traveler and writer, as well as a Venetian merchant, is reputed to have been born in Korčula. The ship remains docked overnight. Meals: B, L
Day 11  Mljet – Slano
Today begins with a stop in Mljet, one of the most forested islands of the Adriatic. You will have free time to enjoy the pristine beauty of the island’s untouched nature, mystic groves and vineyards. If you chose, join the DiscoverMORE guided tour. This afternoon, sail to Slano. As the gatekeeper of Pelješac peninsula’s wine empire, the town of Ston is a jewel of the Adriatic Coast. Travel by coach to Ston, then discover its beauty and enjoy a wine-tasting session of a local vintage during the included guided walking tour. The yacht remains docked overnight in Slano. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Guided tour of Mljet (additional expense)

EmeraldPLUS: Wine-tasting in Ston

Day 12  Dubrovnik
Enjoy your last day aboard ship with a morning cruise to the capital city of Dubrovnik. With its charming Old Town, Baroque buildings and ancient city walls, Dubrovnik is known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Along with your local guide, stroll through this historic city center and UNESCO World Heritage site and see the Rector’s Palace and pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery. The final evening is free for you to experience the local cuisine ashore. Meals: B, L
Day 13  Dubrovnik / USA
Bid a fond farewell to Slovenia, Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast as you transfer to the airport and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your small ship adventure. Meal: B

Days 2  Lindner Hotel Am Belvedere, or similar, Vienna, Austria
Days 3 & 4  GH Union, or similar, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Days 5  Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo, or similar, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Days 6 - 12  aboard the MS Swallow


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
May 6, 2022 Lower Deck $4,258 + $2,699
Main Deck: Cabins 9-14 $4,558 + $2,899
Main Deck: Cabins 15-18 $4,758 + $3,029
Call for air rates and schedules.
Passports and Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.

NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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