Dates: June 30 - July 8, 2019
Total Duration: 9 days
Cost: From $9,999 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Yale School of Music
Vehicle: Sea Cloud
Tour Operator: Arrangements Abroad
Region: Western Europe
Embark the legendary Sea Cloud in the spectacular fortified city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During your voyage through the Adriatic Sea, navigate along the Dalmatian Coast and the "boot" of Italy. Explore ancient towns and impressive archaeological sites, where ancient civilizations have all left their mark.
In Croatia, call at Split to see Diocletian's Palace. Visit the Mestrovic Gallery, a museum dedicated to the work of the 20th-century sculptor, and Kastelet, a 16th-century fortified home bought by Mestrovic in 1939. In Trogir, admire the Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. Dock in Pula to view the superb remains of this ancient Istrian metropolis, and enjoy an olive oil tasting at Chiavalon.
In Italy, stop in Ancona to explore Urbino, birthplace of Raphael; and in Ravenna, view the extraordinary mosaics in its early Christian churches. Sail along the coast, visiting venerable towns while marveling at the natural beauty, azure seas, and diverse history that characterize this region. Conclude your voyage in the most stunningly beautiful city of all –Venice.
Optional Dubrovnik prelude is offered. You also may wish to explore Italy further during an optional postlude in Venice and Asolo.