Cruising the Adriatic and Dalmatian Coasts 2020
Experience the history, culture, food, and architecture of old-world Europe, combined with amazingly blue seas and thick forests. Exploration and relaxation make the perfect vacation!
 11 Days • 18 Meals

 Highlights
  • 18 meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners)
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit two countries: Croatia and Montenegro
  • Accompanied by mayflower expert staff
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the brand new MV Sea 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
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Dubrovnik
  • $55 in Mayflower money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on an overnight flight to Split, Croatia.
Day 2  Trogir, Croatia
Upon arrival in Split, you will be met by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to the vessel in nearby Trogir. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the town is home to a number of fascinating historic sights. Board your boutique yacht, where a warm welcome awaits from the captain and crew. The evening is free to settle into your cabin and become acquainted with your new surroundings. Get to know your fellow guests or take the opportunity to explore the local surroundings as the vessel remains docked in Trogir overnight. Meal: D
Day 3  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 4  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 5  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 terracottaroofed 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 6  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 7  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 cost) EmeraldPLUS: Wine-tasting in Ston
Day 8  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 9  Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik
After breakfast, disembark the vessel and travel by coach with your local guide to Montenegro, Europe’s youngest nation. At the mouth of the Bay of Kotor, admire the beauty of the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to an islet to visit Our Lady of the Rocks Church and museum. Returning to the coast, stop in Perast to view this picturesque coastal town before continuing to Kotor. Meander through the winding streets with your local guide and enjoy lunch on your own in the medieval old town of this charming fortified city. Return to Dubrovnik by coach and check-in to the hotel for the final two nights’ accommodation. The remainder of the evening at leisure. Meal: B
Day 10  Dubrovnik
The entire day is left free of planned activities for your independent exploration. This evening, get together with your fellow travelers one last time for a farewell dinner at the hotel. Meals: B, D
Day 11  Dubrovnik / USA
Bid a fond farewell to 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 through this beautiful country. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 2-8  Aboard the MS Sea Swallow
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin Single Room Availability
May 20, 2020 Lower Deck $3,599 add $2,339 Available
Upper Deck $3,799 add $2,469
August 31, 2020 * Lower Deck $3,799 add $2,469 Available
Upper Deck $3,999 add $2,599
September 9, 2020 Lower Deck $3,799 add $2,469 Available
Upper Deck $3,999 add $2,469
October 7, 2020 Lower Deck $3,599 add $2,339 Available
Upper Deck $3,799 add $2,469
*this departure runs in reverse
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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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