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Grand Illyrian Cruise
Five countries yet so many more jewels

29 May 2021 - 5 June 2021
8 days/7 nights

Charmed with Venetian aura and stunned with the fabulous splendor of the southernmost fjord of Europe, you will cross the Adriatic sea and peep into Puglia. Not a truly inebriating blend for your senses?

Map

1
Corfu

Day 1 Corfu

Arrival:
Departure: 29.05.2021 19:00

2
Saranda (Albania)

Day 2 Saranda (Albania)

Saranda is the unofficial capital of the Albanian Riviera, and come the summer months it seems like half of Tirana relocates here to enjoy the busy beach and busier nightlife along its crowd-filled seaside promenade. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now a thriving city, and while Saranda has lost much of its quaintness in the past two decades, it has retained much of its charisma.

Arrival: 29.05.2021 22:00
Departure: 30.05.2021 14:00

3
Otranto

Day 3 Otranto

Otranto

In the province of Lecce, Otranto is located on the eastern flank of the large Salento Peninsula in southeastern Italy. It is near the Strait of Otranto, where the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea meet between Italy and Albania.
Discover it’s colorful alleys and walk along the boardwalk or the medieval walls.The imposing castle, thick perimeter walls and robust towers (built after the town was liberated from the Turks in the late 15th century) dominate much of the town, giving way to a small port, a series of sea-front promenades with excellent fish restaurants and the town's very own beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise waters...
The delightful Romanesque cathedral, dating back to 1088 and boasting extensive 12th century floor mosaics, is another highlight that should not be missed.
About 50 km south lies the promontory of Santa Maria di Leuca, the southeastern extremity of Italy, the ancient Promontorium lapygium or Sallentinum.

Arrival: 31.05.2021 12:00
Departure: 31.05.2021 20:00

4
Sea

Day 4 Sea

Whole day TALL SHIP sailing

While roving the sea, we will do our best to let you immerse into the genuine atmosphere of marine travel. We start with a tour of the ship, succeeded with the Bridge tour and the Engine tour. And we sincerely recommend you took part in our exclusive Marine Activities: children and adults alike will admire tying sailor’s knots under the Boatswain’s guidance; why not try yourself at mast climbing; the Captain and the Officers give regular master-classes on celestial navigation, sails setting, and probably the most exciting of all – you can put your hands on the steering-wheel and run the huge ship yourself like Captain Sparrow, basking in the feeling of freedom.

Arrival: 31.05.2021 20:00
Departure: 02.06.2021 08:00

5
Bar

Day 5 Bar

Off-the-beaten-track

Bar is one of the least touristy towns on the Montenegrin coast - which makes it perfect for off-the-beaten-track exploring. 

Explore the ruins of the old town, visit one of the oldest olive trees in the world and sun worship on the beaches. And if you're a thrill-seeker, Bar is home to Montenegro's most challenging canyoning experience!

The most important tourist site in Bar is the Stari Bar, also known as Old Bar. Stari Bar, unlike the newer parts of the city, is not near the sea—it instead rests on a hill, where it was first erected by the Illyrians as a fortified city. 

Arrival: 02.06.2021 08:00
Departure: 02.06.2021 18:00

6
Kotor

Day 6 Kotor

Natural fjord and anсient maze

A person’s first look at Kotor, whether from the sea or from the road, always leaves a strong impression.  Kotor is unique for several reasons. It is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and in a bay that has made the list of Most Beautiful Bays in the World. But visiting Kotor is about more than beautiful views—it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay.

The Old Town of Kotor lay in the shadows of the fearsome St. John’s Hill and the walls protecting this town are a fortification masterpiece at up to 15 meters wide and 20 meters high each. These walls are skillfully crafted into the natural steep slopes of the hill and the view of this town on approach is one of the amazing sights.

Old Kotor was built like a maze for protective purposes and it is very easy to get lost here. In fact, even the locals get lost. Take a wrong turn and you will wind up far from your destination. This can happen even with a town map in hand. However, looking for landmarks, such as the 12th century St. Tryphon Cathedral, will help—and these landmarks are listed on nearly every tourist map.

Arrival: 03.06.2021 08:00
Departure: 03.06.2021 23:50

7
Cavtat

Day 7 Cavtat

Cosy, green and authentic

Arrival: 04.06.2021 08:00
Departure: 05.06.2021 06:00

8
Dubrovnik

Day 8 Dubrovnik

"Pearl of the Adriatic"

The sunny city on the south of Croatia is among the most visited tourist destinations, not only in Croatia, but in entire Europe as well. Amazing architecture, ancient Old Town, clear blue sea and many more exciting things expect you in the “Pearl of Adriatic”. It managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains which made it listed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Main attribute of Dubrovnik region is the Old town Dubrovnik surrounded by magnificent City Walls, but you shouldn't stop exploring! Dubrovnik region has much more to offer, starting from natural beauties such as National Park Mljet or Lokrum Island, gastronomy and oenology pleasures of Pelješac peninsula, or the pinnacle that sun & sea can offer: Sunj beach on Lopud Island.

Arrival: 05.06.2021 08:00
Departure:

* Please note  the quoted timing (arrival /departure time to/from the islands) is indicative and may slightly change due to weather conditions and especially for the sake of better provisioning of all the activities and benefits of the cruise.