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Dalmatian Discovery Voyage

7
Days,
Starting At:
$2,399 per person
This voyage leaves from Venice and returns there, which is undoubtedly why it’s one of our most popular. In between, you will sail the Dalmatian coast, with ancient cliffside cities on the shimmering Adriatic Sea. Because Azamara ships are smaller, we will be able to slowly sail Croatia’s spectacular inside passage before arriving at the island of Hvar. This tranquilly gorgeous harbor has been mostly popular with yachters, and many celebrities trying not to be spotted. Or are they? Go where the celebrities go to escape the spotlight – on an off-road exploration through the island’s remote villages and rolling vineyards. Smell the lavender, and work up an appetite for lobster with homemade spaghetti and a glass of local wine. In Kotor, you can walk all the way up to St. John’s Fortress on top of the ancient stone walls. The views are spectacular. Dubrovnik is outstanding – the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along the ancient walls so beautiful you can’t help but feel joy. Then shop for leather, Konavle embroidery, or gold – joy of a different kind. Then back to where you started, Venice, for an overnight there – reminding you why you booked this voyage.

Itinerary Information

Day 1: Venice

Experience Venice, one of the most captivating—and romantic—cities in the world. Tour the city’s cobblestone streets and overarching bridges, or take to the water and explore the canals on a water taxi or gondola. As you make your way through the city, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shop, sample delicious Veneto wines, or people watch in Piazza San Marco.

Day 2: Zadar

Old meets new in beautiful Zadar. Walk quaint cobblestone streets from a bygone era that give way to modern marvels of architecture and technology. Escape the city and explore two national parks—Krka and Plitvice—both teeming with natural beauty. Afterwards, sample Maraschino, a traditional liqueur made from marasca cherries and produced in Zadar distilleries since the 16th century.

Day 3: Hvar

Known as the “Sunniest Place in Europe”, Hvar receives an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. So sunbathing is a favorite pastime here, especially at the beaches of Dubovica and the Pakleni Islands. There are plenty more jaw-dropping sights to see here: lush olive groves, fruit orchards, fields of lavender, and dozens of vineyards, since Hvar is one of the top winemaking regions in Croatia.

Day 4: Kotor

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kotor is filled with churches, shops, bars, restaurants, and hidden piazzas. (The latter are perfect for enjoying Montenegrin wines like the red Vranac or dry white Krstač.) The entire city is surrounded by stone, both in the form of imposing Mount Saint John and by towering ancient walls, creating a cozy feeling of protection when you walk the cobblestone streets.

Day 5: Dubrovnik

From the moment you step beyond the stonewalls that protects Dubrovnik, you’ll understand what makes it so special. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is adorned with charming squares and centuries-old red-roofed buildings. Walk the walls for a spectacular view of the city, and if anything looks familiar, it’s probably because Dubrovnik is the home of King’s Landing on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Day 6: Sibenik

A must see in the old part of Sibenik is the Cathedral Sveti Jakov, and if you love the great outdoors, then visit Krka National Park. One of the best ways to see Sibenik is to lose yourself in the side streets and alleys that lead to charming shops and squares. Be sure to take a break at one of the city’s many restaurants and enjoy a local red babić paired with some fresh Adriatic seafood.

Day 7: Venice

Experience Venice, one of the most captivating—and romantic—cities in the world. Tour the city’s cobblestone streets and overarching bridges, or take to the water and explore the canals on a water taxi or gondola. As you make your way through the city, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shop, sample delicious Veneto wines, or people watch in Piazza San Marco.