Extraordinary experiences in a beautiful land with rich history
Begin in glorious Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” a World Heritage site with a spectacular Old City that richly repays exploration. Continue to historic Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit the beautiful, renowned Old Bridge, whose rebuilding has come to symbolize the rebirth of the Balkan States. Then see the great Old Towns of Split and Trogir, whose cobblestones, ancient buildings and narrow lanes combine the richness of the past with the vibrancy of the present.
Note that for Sea Cloud voyages that begin in Dubrovnik and end in Naples, this extension begins in Split and travels to Dubrovnik, in the reverse of the sequence shown below.
Disembark Sea Cloud in the morning and begin your explorations of Dubrovnik. Take a cable car ride to the top of Srdj Hill, for a classic panoramic view over the Old City of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic, from some 1,300 feet above. On a walking tour, stroll marble paved streets to the 15th‐century Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, then walk the ramparts that circle the town. We’ll continue our explorations in the afternoon, check in to our hotel the Hotel Excelsior, and have the evening at leisure. (B,L)
Drive to historic Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina. This beautiful town spans the Neretva River and is famed for its Old Bridge. This spectacularly graceful bridge stood between 1556 and 1993, when it was destroyed during the Yugoslav civil war. It has now been lovingly rebuilt, using stone from the original quarries, and the bridge and the surrounding Old Town are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We take a walking tour of this historic town, and have additional free time to explore on our own. We have dinner at a local restaurant, and stay at the Hotel Mostar or Hotel Mepas. (B,L,D)
A morning drive takes us along the Dalmatian coastline. We arrive in medieval Trogir, a small island town also designated a UNESCO site, whose main square, cathedral, streets and alleyways invite exploration. We have a typical Dalmatian lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Split, check in to the Hotel Park, and venture out in the evening for dinner at leisure. (B,L)
The morning is devoted to the archaeological highlights of Salona, which was capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the likely birthplace of the emperor Diocletian. In the afternoon, we explore Split, yet another UNESCO Site, seeing Diocletian’s Palace, which is more a small city than a single palace. It bustles with archaeological wonders from Classical Rome through the Byzantine and Venetian periods, and maintains a lively pulse of shops and street merchants today. Dinner this evening is at your leisure. (B,L)
Transfer to the airport in Split for flights home. (B)
Extension Cost Per Person
Accommodations as shown in the itinerary, or similar; meals as shown in the itinerary; services of a local guide throughout the extension; tips to local guides, porters and waiters for included meals; airport transfer if traveling on the recommended flight.
Tips to waiters for meals that are not included, items of a personal nature such as laundry, Internet access and alcoholic beverages.
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