Dates: May 25 - June 2, 2018
Total Duration: 9 days
Cost: From $7,995, per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Yale Law School
Vehicle: Running On Waves
Tour Operator: Criterion Travel, Inc.
Region: Western Europe
Over the course of many millennia, a succession of civilizations—from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires to the Crusades and the Renaissance—swept across the shores of the Adriatic Sea, leaving behind a wealth of architectural and cultural treasures. Join us this late spring cruise that begins and ends in Dubrovnik aboard the 18-cabin sailing yacht Running on Waves. In a region well worth exploring for its natural beauty alone, you will visit impressive cathedrals, dramatic palaces, and ancient city centers that illuminate the layered history of the Adriatic Sea. Running on Waves comfortably accommodates only 34 guests, and is perfectly sized to navigate both the island-studded coastline as well as the open waters of the Adriatic Sea.
After a full day in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site often considered one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world, board the Running on Waves and cruise northward to Trogir. Situated on its own island and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, this intimate walled city of Gothic and Renaissance architectural treasures reached its zenith between the 13th and 15th centuries. A short distance away is Split, home of the imperial Roman ruins of Emperor Diocletian's Palace. Slightly off the coast is the island of Hvar, a jewel of the Adriatic known for its fields of fragrant lavender and beautiful walled city. Continue cruising south to enter Montenegro's stunningly beautiful Bay of Kotor, surrounded by the majestic Dinaric Mountains and designated a UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage region. Visit the city of Kotor's historic center filled with Venetian- and Romanesque-influenced buildings and end the voyage back in Dubrovnik with a festive farewell dinner and performance of Croatian folkloric music.