Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||7 nights aboard a 100-passenger vessel|
|Meals:||All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner|
|Activity:||Small Ship Cruising|
8-day cruise, cultural explorations and walking tours
Choosing the Right Trip
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Our seaborne idyll reveals the striking beauty, multi-layered history, and cultural treasures of the enchanting Dalmatian Coast, one of the loveliest in all the Mediterranean. Our journey begins in Venice, “La Serenissima,” once mistress of the Adriatic, whose architectural influence can still be seen in coastal towns and island villages scattered along the coast. We tour the ancient city of Split, stroll through the lavender-scented lanes of Hvar, enjoy an excursion to multi-cultural Mostar, explore Korcula’s graceful Venetian spires, and sail through southern Europe’s only fjord to Kotor before ending our adventure among the medieval splendors of Dubrovnik.
Venice, Italy / Rab, Croatia / Kornati Archipelago
Fly to Venice, Italy, and embark on the Corinthian. In Rab, we discover one of the Croatian coast’s most beautiful towns, with its Romanesque basilica and magnificent Bell Tower, then cruise along the Kornati Archipelago, noted for its crystal-clear waters and unspoiled landscapes.
Originally a Greco-Illyrian settlement called Aspalathos, Split is an ancient city centered around the formidable Palace of Diocletian, built in AD 295 and the only palace that has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. We also visit the Archaeological Museum.
Hvar and Vis
Island hopping along the coast, we stop at Hvar, whose architecture is unmistakably Venetian, with fine fortifications and pale stone houses surrounded by rosemary, lavender, and laurel bushes. Our tour of the island’s principal town includes the 17th century Municipal Theater, which sits adjacent to the imposing arsenal, the Venetian Loggia, and the Franciscan Monastery, with its small gallery. Closed to outsiders until the fall of Yugoslavia, Vis is one of Croatia’s most unspoiled islands. We dock at Komiza, which has retained its medieval character and architecture. Stately homes and other buildings face the harbor, while the terraced hillside provides a lovely background to this idyllic setting. After exploring Komiza, we head to Vis Town, built around a stunning bay.
Ploce / Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina / Korcula Island, Croatia
Landing at Ploce, we head to Mostar, where we admire the ethereally graceful Stari Most (“The Old Bridge”) and the nearby Tabacica Mosque. Approaching Korcula, we take in its skyline of white towers and green hills before exploring the town’s monuments and museum.
Kotor, Montenegro / Dubrovnik, Croatia / Disembark
A sail across the fjord-like Bay of Kotor brings us to Kotor, one of the most striking towns along the Dalmatian coast. Set at the head of the bay beneath towering mountains, this World Heritage site’s fortifications and most of its monuments, which we explore on a walking tour, date from the time of Venetian rule. We disembark in Dubrovnik and transfer to airport for flights home.
Note: These cruises are not exclusive Wilderness Travel departures. The itinerary, lecturers, and other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the ship operator.
Optional extensions in Venice, Dubrovnik, or Sarajevo
Our one-day extension to Venice includes a city tour, transfers, and one night's accommodation at hotel with breakfast.
$775 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $260
Additional hotel nights are available at $320 per person, per night, double occupancy; single supplement: $260.
Our one-day extension to Dubrovnik includes a city tour, transfers, and one night's accommodation at hotel with breakfast.
$435 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $190
Additional hotel nights are available at $260 per person, per night, double occupancy; single supplement: $190.
Sarajevo and Dubrovnik
Discover Sarajevo, the atmospheric capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, celebrated for the beauty of its location and medieval architecture. During our two-day visit we explore the city’s principal monuments, many of them dating from the 16th century, and enjoy time at leisure to explore the city’s bazaars and quaint lanes. A one-night stay in Dubrovnik with a city tour is included.
$1,290 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $385
Additional hotel nights are available in Sarajevo at $165 per person, double occupancy; single supplement: $95.
What the Trip is Like
The trip is rated Level 1, Easiest, and is appropriate for anyone in good health who is physically active. Some excursions involve a fair amount of standing and walking—often over rough ground and sometimes uphill. Mobility is essential, as small boats and tenders are occasionally used for disembarkation and re-embarkation. There are also many opportunities for swimming, biking, and kayaking.
Aug 7-15, 2014 Dubrovnik to Venice
Aug 21-29, 2014 Dubrovnik to Venice
Aug 28-Sep 5, 2014 Venice to Dubrovnik
Sep 25-Oct 3, 2014 Venice to Dubrovnik
Oct 2-10, 2014 Dubrovnik to Venice
Oct 9-17, 2014 Venice to Dubrovnik
Oct 16-24, 2014 Dubrovnik to Venice
Prices are for 2014
Cruise Rates by Cabin Category
Per person, double occupancy
Category E Single: $6680
Category C Single: $7980
Category A Single: $9780
Veranda Suite Single: $13,080
- Category E: Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with windows and sitting area.
215 sq. ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view
- Category D: Deluxe suites on Ariadne and Leto Decks with window and sitting area.
215 sq. ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433
- Category C: Deluxe suites on Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area.
275 sq. ft. Suites 246 - 252
- Category B: Deluxe suites on Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area.
225 sq. ft. Suites 336 - 341
- Category A: Deluxe suites on Leto Deck with window and sitting area.
235 sq. ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431
- Category AA: Deluxe suites on Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area.
285 sq. ft. Suites 505 - 506
- Category VS: Deluxe Veranda Suites on Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area.
245 sq. ft. Suites 507 - 518
- Category PHS: Deluxe Penthouse Suites on Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area.
260 sq. ft. Suites 601 - 604
*VS & PHS suites are provided with private butler service and other exclusive amenities.
Trip Cost Includes:
- 7-night cruise aboard the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian
- All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
- All tours and excursions
- Enrichment program of lectures and discussions by onboard expert lecturers (and private classical music concerts on the June 19-27 & October 9-17 cruises)
- Comprehensive pre-departure materials
- Transfers and baggage handling on the designated arrival and departure dates
- Gratuities to porters, guides, and drivers
- Professional Travel Dynamics International tour staff
Trip Cost Does Not Include:International airfare, visa and passport fees (if applicable), trip cancellation and baggage insurance, meals and beverages other than those specified above, personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, Internet, etc.), port taxes and charges, gratuities to shipboard personnel.
Trip Payment Schedule*
At time of reservation: $1500
100 days prior to departure: Balance
*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.
Arrival & Departure Information
Arrival & Meeting Place
Aboard the Corinthian, Venice, Italy
Date: Day 2
Flight arrival time: No later than 12:00pm
Suggested arrival airport
For this program, Day 1 is actually a day of travel, assuming you are flying from the United States. All departures will begin on Day 2. Please note that it takes 45 minutes for the airport/pier transfer. If you arrive on Day 2 before 12:00pm your transfer to the ship will be included.
Date: Day 8
Flight departure time: No earlier than 7:30am
Suggested departure airport
The Corinthian will overnight in port on Day 7, so your departure from Dubrovnik can be scheduled as early as 7:30am. Your transfer to the airport on this day is included.
Arrival & Meeting Place
Aboard the Corinthian, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Day 2
Flight arrival time: No later than 3:00pm
Embarkation: Ship will stay in port overnight on Day 2
Suggested arrival airport
For this program, Day 1 is actually a day of travel, assuming you are flying from the United States. All departures will begin on Day 2. Please note that it takes 45 minutes for the airport/pier transfer. If you arrive on Day 2 before 3:00pm your transfer to the ship will be included.
Date: Day 8
Flight departure time: No earlier than 11:30am
Suggested departure airport
Your transfer to the airport on this day is included.
More like a private yacht than a cruise ship, Corinthian accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites. Corinthian’s limited guest capacity, fine facilities, and distinctive style of operation attract like-minded travelers who return again and again to enjoy its custom-crafted itineraries and a style of cruising that is rarely found today. All of Corinthian’s suites face outside, providing views of the sea and landscape. Several have a private balcony. There are expansive open deck areas and attractive facilities, including a gym, spa, library (with Internet access), beauty salon, boutique, two lounges, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor cafe. An elegant restaurant accommodates all guests in an open, unassigned seating. The cuisine is outstanding, and the overall service is efficient and friendly while unobtrusive. An elevator serves all decks. A resident physician attends a well-equipped infirmary. Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.