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2019 2020

The Treasures of the Adriatic: Croatia, Greece, Albania and Montenegro (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - DCA_PP
# Description

Cruise

DUBROVNIK - CORFU - SARANDA - VLORE - DURRËS - BAR - DUBROVNIK

Embark on a breath-taking cruise through four countries in the Adriatic Sea! Between Croatia and Montenegro via Greece and Albania, between beautiful cities and archaeological remains, wild beauty and unusual landscapes. Discover Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, Tirana, the Albanian capital, but also Corfu in Greece, or the ancient city of Bar in Montenegro.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW ITINERARY WITH NEW PORTS OF CALL
  • 2 EXCURSIONS AT NO EXTRA CHARGE:
    • Apollonia, the largest archaeological site in Albania, and Berat, the city with a thousand views
    • Tirana, the capital of Albania
  • Discover the treasures hiding in the Mediterranean:
    • Corfu, paradise in the Ionian Sea(1)
  • East meets West in Albania(1):
    • The captivating ancient ruins of Butrint
    • The old town in Gjirokastër
  • The wild beauty of Montenegro(1):
    • The ancient city of Bar and its ruins
       

Cruise

Day 1

DUBROVNIK (Croatia)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and have dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

DUBROVNIK

Join us for an optional visit of Dubrovnik, which captivates tourists by its beauty and sublime views. We'll spend the afternoon cruising alongside the Albanian and Montenegrin coastline. Join us for an evening of entertainment.

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Day 3

CORFU (Greece)

We'll spend the morning cruising to the splendid island of Corfu. According to Homer's poems, Ulysses made a final stop here before returning to Ithaca. This afternoon, we'll enjoy an optional tour of the old city. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the origins of the old city date back to the 8th century BC, but what we see today is approximately 500 years old, built mostly by the Venetians. And we'll visit the Achilleion, the island's emblematic palace built by the beloved Empress Sissi. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

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Day 4

CORFU - SARANDA (Albania)

We'll cruise to Saranda in the early morning. When we arrive, join us for an optional visit to the Butrint ruins (an approx. 4-hour tour, including over 90 minutes of driving). These ancient ruins are famed for their size, beauty, and tranquility. They're in a fantastic natural setting and span 2,500 years. The top of the hill is where the acropolis once was; the views give you a good idea of the city's layout, and you can see the Vivari Channel connecting Lake Butrint to the Straits of Corfu in the distance.
This afternoon, we'll set out on an optional tour of Gjirokastër (an approx. 5-hour tour, including 3 hours of driving). Historic Gjirokastër is one of Albania's three UNESCO sites. Described as "a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town,” the city is dominated by Gjirokastër Fortress. Gjirokastër contains several remarkable examples of houses with turrets, which date from the 17th century, but also more elaborate examples dating from the early 19th century. The Gjirokastër Bazaar is known for handmade wood pieces, handwoven rugs, and crafts such as delicate lace items. We'll enjoy a tasting of local products at the end of our tour. Join us for an evening of entertainment.

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Day 5

VLORE

Join us for a full-day, included tour of Apollonia and Berat (lunch included - approx. 10.5 hours long, including 4.5 hours of driving). Our first stop will be Berat. In 2008, the village was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town. We'll then continue on to the largest archaeological site in Albania: Apollonia. Set on rolling hills among olive groves, with impressive views all around, Apollonia was founded by Greeks from Corinth and Corfu in 588 BC. While the ruins are minimal, the onsite Apollonia Museum complex is excellent to experience. We'll return on board. Tonight's festivities will have an Albanian flair!

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Day 6

DURRËS

This morning, we’ll visit Tirana and its Natural History Museum (free excursion, approximately 5 hours long, including 2 hours of driving). Tirana, the capital and largest city, is the heart of Albania's cultural, economic, and governmental activity. We'll visit the National History Museum, which takes you chronologically from ancient Illyria to the post-communist era. We’ll also see Skanderbeg Square, where you can get a good look at the city’s oldest building, the historic Et'hem Bey Mosque (the mosque is currently closed for renovations; the initial visit to this site will be replaced by a tour of the Blloku area). Once the area where the communist elite resided, it is now an upscale location for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Blloku is also well-known for its colorful, sometimes garish facades that contrast with the gray Soviet-era buildings. The simple, three-story former residence of Enver Halil Hoxha, head of Albania for over 40 years, can still be seen on Ismail Qemali Street.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.

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Day 7

BAR (Montenegro)

We'll spend the morning on an optional visit to Stari Bar. Enjoy a guided tour of this old urban settlement in the mountains above the city of Bar. The tranquil feel of this place will make you fall in love with the whole country. Together with the stronghold towers, city gates, gun powder room, Prince's Palace, and Bishop's Palace, one can imagine the impressive town that it used to be.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising alongside Montenegrin coastline and through the Bay of Kotor.
Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 8

DUBROVNIK

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 21/03/2019
Arrival 28/03/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/04/2019
Arrival 11/04/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - travel assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfers - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Dubrovnik Corfu Butrint Gjirokastër Berat and Apollonia Tirana Stari Bar
Price per pers. £ 197.00 Before departure £ 231.00 On board
Classic

Gjirokastër

Join us for an excursion to Gjirokastër, one of the most beautiful sites in Albania. Its castle, which is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent structures in Gjirokastër, sits on a rocky bluff with the city stretching out around it. This...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Stari Bar

Stari Bar, meaning “Old Bar,” is located a few miles from the newer city of Bar at the foot of Mount Rumija. Although Stari Bar was abandoned after the 1979 earthquake because the aqueduct that supplied water to the town was damaged, it w...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

We’ll depart by coach with our guides to visit the sights of the island of Corfu. First of all you will visit the Achilleon Palace, built between 1889 and 1891 following the orders of Empress Elisabeth (better known as "Sisi") in hono...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of Dubrovnik

The former Republic of Ragusa is famous for its medieval walls and its wide variety of historical architecture. We'll visit the Dominican Friary, its lovely Gothic cloister, and its extraordinary museum of religious art - with several valuable p...

Duration 3h45 Classic

Butrint

For this excursion, we’ll leave Saranda and head inland, crossing the Bistricë River and the vast Vrina Plain before arriving at the salt lagoon known as Lake Butrint. We’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint, once part...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Berat and Apollonia

Berat is one of the highlights when visiting Albania, whose most striking feature is the white houses climbing up the hill to its castle. The center of Berat is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains rare examples of Ottoman-style archit...

Duration 9h30 Classic

Tirana

We’ll hit the road for Tirana, nestled between Dajti Peak and the coastal plains. We'll first visit the National History Museum, which takes you chronologically from ancient Illyria to the post-communist era. The museum is divided into pavi...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Gjirokastër

Join us for an excursion to Gjirokastër, one of the most beautiful sites in Albania. Its castle, which is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent structures in Gjirokastër, sits on a rocky bluff with the city stretching out around it. This...

Duration 5h00 Classic
Price per pers. £ 36.00 Before departure £ 40.00 On board

Berat and Apollonia

Berat is one of the highlights when visiting Albania, whose most striking feature is the white houses climbing up the hill to its castle. The center of Berat is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains rare examples of Ottoman-style archit...

Duration 9h30 Classic

Tirana

We’ll hit the road for Tirana, nestled between Dajti Peak and the coastal plains. We'll first visit the National History Museum, which takes you chronologically from ancient Illyria to the post-communist era. The museum is divided into pavi...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Stari Bar

Stari Bar, meaning “Old Bar,” is located a few miles from the newer city of Bar at the foot of Mount Rumija. Although Stari Bar was abandoned after the 1979 earthquake because the aqueduct that supplied water to the town was damaged, it w...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. £ 32.00 Before departure £ 35.00 On board

Corfu and the Achilleon Palace

We’ll depart by coach with our guides to visit the sights of the island of Corfu. First of all you will visit the Achilleon Palace, built between 1889 and 1891 following the orders of Empress Elisabeth (better known as "Sisi") in hono...

Duration 3h30 Classic
Price per pers. £ 64.00 Before departure £ 71.00 On board

Guided tour of Dubrovnik

The former Republic of Ragusa is famous for its medieval walls and its wide variety of historical architecture. We'll visit the Dominican Friary, its lovely Gothic cloister, and its extraordinary museum of religious art - with several valuable p...

Duration 3h45 Classic
Price per pers. £ 45.00 Before departure £ 50.00 On board

Butrint

For this excursion, we’ll leave Saranda and head inland, crossing the Bistricë River and the vast Vrina Plain before arriving at the salt lagoon known as Lake Butrint. We’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint, once part...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. £ 32.00 Before departure £ 35.00 On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Please note that navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Optional excursions. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation. Subject to CroisEurope's General Terms and Conditions of Sale. License IM067100025.

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