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Adventures Afloat: The Best of Croatia: A Coastal Voyage by Yacht

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Program #20118RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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Itinerary for Apr 5 — Apr 17, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, April 05 - Depart from the US
Depart From: Depart from the US on international flights.

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the city center at the foothills of the famous Marjan hill

Contact info:
Starceviceva 1
Split, 21000 Croatia
phone: +385 21 305 222
web: www.hotelpresident.hr

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, laundry & dry cleaning service

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 for rates and bookings.


Day Two: Sunday, April 06 - Arrival and Orientation in Split
Afternoon: After arrival in Split, transfer to the hotel and take some time to unpack and relax before orientation. In the early evening, we will gather in our private meeting room where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at or near the hotel in Split.

Lodging: Hotel President

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the city center at the foothills of the famous Marjan hill

Contact info:
Starceviceva 1
Split, 21000 Croatia
phone: +385 21 305 222
web: www.hotelpresident.hr

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, laundry & dry cleaning service

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 for rates and bookings.


Day Three: Monday, April 07 - Split City Discovery
Note: The visit to Split involves walking approximately 2 miles and 600 yards round trip on flat ground and standing for up to 2 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning enjoy a lecture at the hotel given by a professor from Split University, then discover Split with a local expert. The city, one of the main ports for the country serves as a hub for the nearby islands and beyond. Here lies Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built as a retirement residence for the Roman emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd century. Built as a villa, the palace is more like a city within a city. It features huge watchtowers, gates, private apartments, religious monuments and altars, all crafted in white limestone. At one time it housed as many as 9,000 people. The cobblestone streets and open spaces invite great learning opportunities. Explore the Diocletian Palace, Peristyle Square, Cathedral St. Dominus, Temple of Jupiter, Golden Gate and Statue of Bishop Grgur.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Split to discover the flavors of Dalmatia; your Group Leader will be on hand to provide suggestions and directions.

Afternoon: Free time to further explore the city.

Dinner: Dinner at or near the hotel in Split.

Lodging: Hotel President

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Tuesday, April 08 - Sibenik / Dalmatian Village Experience / Embark
Note: The visit to Sibenik involves walking approximately 1 mile round trip and standing for up to 1 hour. In the Dalmatian village participants walk approximately 500 yards round trip across uneven terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning check out of your hotel and depart for a field trip to Šibenik. Unique because of its fortresses and towers such as Sv. Mihovil [St. Mihovil], Sv. Nikola [St. Nicholas], Sv. Ivan [St. John] and Šubicevac, Šibenik is most famous for the cathedral of Sv. Jakov [St. James] that was built in the 15th century. Constructed by the masterful hands of Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac, and because of its original architecture of large stone slabs, this cathedral was entered on the UNESCO list of world heritage and voted at the same time to be most beautiful sacral building in Croatia. Walk along the sea front to the Cathedral and Town Museum.

Lunch: Home-hosted lunch in a Dalmatian village.

Afternoon: Discover an unspoiled Dalmatian village for a glimpse of the culture and traditions of this part of the Mediterranean. Later in the afternoon return to Split and embark on the beautiful MY Futura.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Wednesday, April 09 - Split and Trogir
Note: The visit to the Split Ethnographic Museum involves walking up to 2 miles round trip on flat ground. The visit to Trogir involves walking approximately 1 mile and 600 yards round trip. There is a lecture on the top floor of the museum which requires climbing several flights of stairs. No elevator is available.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning, deepen your understanding of the folk culture of Dalmatia at the Split Ethnographic Museum.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: This afternoon discover ancient Trogir with your local expert. This beautiful little town was built on the site of the former Greek settlement of Tragurion and abounds with historical monuments that testify to its centuries of rich cultural heritage. These treasures include the Cathedral with its famous portal, a masterpiece of the local artist Radovan, the City Loggia built in the 15th century, the palace of the Cipiko family, the Town Hall and finally the Benedictine Abbey from 1064, which houses a relief of the Greek god Kairos. Walk along the waterfront to South Town Gate to enter this ancient town dating back 4000 years. Visit St Lawrence Cathedral and walk to St Mark Fort to view the city's defence built by the Venetians.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local cuisine

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Thursday, April 10 - The Island of Hvar and Stari Grad
Note: The visit to Stari Grad is no more than 1 mile round trip of walking on mainly flat ground.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning delve into the history and culture of Croatia during an on-board lecture presented by your Study Leader.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: The island Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antiquities because of its strategic and nautical position, the richness of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature. This afternoon discover Stari Grad, formerly known as Pharia and Pharos, one of the oldest settlements on the island and the city after which the island was named (Hvar being a derivative of Pharia and Pharos). With roots reaching back to Greek antiquity, the town is adorned with white stone houses and has an atmosphere so special that throughout the years many of Stari Grad’s visitors have become its permanent residents. Walk along to visit the birthplace of poet Petar Hektorovic and the Dominican Monastery and Museum housing "The Mourning of Christ" by Tintoreto.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Friday, April 11 - Hvar Town
Note: The visit to Hvar is mainly flat and no more than 1 mile and 400 yards round trip, then standing for up to 2 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Walk to the Arsenal housing the first theatre in the western world open to all classes, then continue across the old town square to St Stephen's Cathedral. After exploring the cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery, enjoy some free time in the historic city center before returning to the ship.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Enjoy a group lecture on board given by a professor from Split University.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Saturday, April 12 - Korcula Island and Town
Note: The visit to Korcula requires walking and climbing some steps through the coastal gate and through the Old Town of Korcula for approximately 1 mile and 200 yards, then back to the ship for approximately 600 yards.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Attend an on-board lecture presented by your Study Leader.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Explore Korcula Town, which according to legend was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor. Adorned in smooth white stone on a picturesque point, the sights and sounds of Korcula are truly unique and not to be missed. Walk through the coastal gate and down the main street, the spine of the town grooved by a succession of tiny streets that branch out left and right like fish bones. Legend claims this as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the great Venetian trader and explorer. Visit the Cathedral of St Marc and the Town Museum.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to sample the local cuisine

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Sunday, April 13 - National Park Mljet
Note: The visit to Mljet National Park involves walking over a small hill to a small lake and around it along to the big lake for approximately 1 mile and 400 yards, then retracing one’s steps back to the ship.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Adriatic as the ship sails toward Mljet.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Discover National Park Mljet, distinguished by its densely wooded environment and two beautiful saltwater lakes, Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero. On this excursion, you will take a short boat trip to an island located in the centre of Veliko Jezero and pay a visit to the 12th-century Benedictine monastery. Walk over the small hill to the Small Lake and along to the bridge leading to the Large Lake to the point where small boats will take you on the Large Lake to the tiny Island of St Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating back to the 12th century.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: A brand new vessel, built in 2013 for the 2013 season; this elegant boat is 47 meters long and 9 meters wide with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles, offering contemporary style, together with plenty of communal space on-board. Please note that the ship does not have the ability to accept credit cards. All payments (including cabin charges) must be made in cash prior to disembarkation. ATM machines are available in most ports. The currency on board is the Euro and the Croatian Kuna. Type of the boat: A motorized yacht. Number of cabins for guests: 19 Capacity for guests: 38. Crew is consisted of: captain, first engineer, cook, 3 sailors and hostess Number of cabins for crew: 5 Engine characteristics: Motor power: Two "MAN" type engines each with 400Hp Speed: 9 nautical miles per hour Capacity of water tanks: 55 cubic meters Capacity of fuel tanks: 10 cubic meters Electricity supply: from public net, or from two aggregates (220 V) without limitations

Ship Information: Length: 47m Width: 9m Constructed: 2013 Engines: 2X400 HP Speed: 9NM Diesel tank: 10 t Water tank: 55 m3 Sun deck: 230 m2 Total number of cabins: 19 guest cabins On deck: 11 cabins, Below deck: 8 cabins All cabins have A/C, private facilities, safe. Salon on top deck Crew members: 7

Contact info:
Katarina Line - M. Tita
75/1
Opatija, 51410 Croatia
phone: +385 (0) 51 603 400
web: www.katarina-line.com

Room amenities: Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. Main deck cabins have a small window or port hole which opens; lower deck cabins have a porthole which does not open. Each cabin has twin beds (2x 90x180 cm) which could be pushed together, each cabin with air-conditioning, vanity tables, mirror, night lamps, a safe, small cupboard for clothes, wooden wallboards, chair, electricity supply, safety and fire alarm installations, hairdryer, toilet and shower.

Facility amenities: Dining area, lounge, large sun deck, newly built in 2013, free wifi throughout. Bar / restaurant with air conditioning. The chef prepares delicious meals with fresh, locally grown food. Seating and sunbathing area on deck

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Monday, April 14 - Dubrovnik
Note: The visit to Dubrovnik involves walking no more than 2 miles in a circular trip and standing for up to 2 hours inside the Old City.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Adriatic as the ship sails toward Dubrovnik.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Explore Dubrovnik, which Lord Byron described as “the Pearl of the Adriatic” while George Bernard Shaw called it “Paradise on Earth.” With such lavish praise heaped on the place, visitors could be forgiven for fearing it might fall short of expectations. Happily, even at first glance, it soon becomes apparent that with its towering stone walls, marble streets and beautiful baroque buildings, Dubrovnik is a city that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but steeped in a rich and fascinating history. We drive to the viewpoint south of town, then cross the stone bridge to walk down the broad, stone-paved main street known as the Stradun. It is the city's main thoroughfare, lined with graceful stone palazzi where people both work and live. Enter the city and visit the amazing courtyard of the Sponza Palace, known for its elaborate stone carvings. Explore the Franciscan monastery, as well as the impressive Rector's Palace and Church of St. Blaise.

Dinner: Farewell dinner on board.

Lodging: MY Futura

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hunguest Hotel Sun Resort is situated on a seaside promenade a mere 5 minute walk from downtown Herceg-Novi where narrow streets, alleyways, intimate squares and cafés abound. The hotel sits among thick Mediterranean vegetation looking out on a view of the Gulf of Kotor.

Contact info:
ul. Sveta Bubala
Herceg-Novi 85340, Montenegro
phone: +382.31.355 000
web: www.hunguesthotels.hu/en/hotel/herceg_novi/hunguest_hotel_sun_resort/

Room amenities: High speed internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, shower, hair dryer, in-room safe and iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, paddling pool, private beach, health & wellness center, 3 restaurants, conference center, wireless internet, 24 hour front desk

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 454-5768 for rates and bookings.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Eleven: Tuesday, April 15 - Disembark in Dubrovnik / Transfer to Herceg Novi,...
Note: The visit to Herceg Novi involves walking up a slope to the Old Town approximately 900 yards, then approximately 800 yards through the Old Town to the main square and first fortification, and then 900 yards back to the bus.

Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning disembark and explore Dubrovnik on your own.

Lunch: Today you have the opportunity to dine in the home of a local family en route to Montenegro. Discuss the realities of daily life along the Adriatic coast and gain insight into the culture and values of modern-day residents.

Afternoon: Arrive in Herceg Novi, Montenegro and check in at the hotel, then join your group for a discovery of the city. Visit the old fortified town decorated by buildings dating back to Turkish, Venetian, Spanish and Austro-Hungarian periods.

Dinner: Dinner at or near your hotel in Herceg Novi.

Lodging: Hunguest Hotel Sun Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hunguest Hotel Sun Resort is situated on a seaside promenade a mere 5 minute walk from downtown Herceg-Novi where narrow streets, alleyways, intimate squares and cafés abound. The hotel sits among thick Mediterranean vegetation looking out on a view of the Gulf of Kotor.

Contact info:
ul. Sveta Bubala
Herceg-Novi 85340, Montenegro
phone: +382.31.355 000
web: www.hunguesthotels.hu/en/hotel/herceg_novi/hunguest_hotel_sun_resort/

Room amenities: High speed internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, mini bar, shower, hair dryer, in-room safe and iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, paddling pool, private beach, health & wellness center, 3 restaurants, conference center, wireless internet, 24 hour front desk

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 454-5768 for rates and bookings.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twelve: Wednesday, April 16 - Perast and Kotor, Montenegro
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Field Trip: Discover Perast: The Bay of Kotor’s towns and islands have become internationally recognized as one of Montenegro’s primary attractions and cultural treasures. One of the most interesting of these is ancient Perast. The motorcoach will take us around the bay where we will begin our walk to see palaces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras that attest to its former days of wealth as a favored vacation spot for Venetian and Russian nobles. There are also reminders of the town’s seafaring heritage when it was a bustling port. Yet today, Perast has a population of fewer than 400. We then take small boats out into the bay to the tiny island, Our Lady of the Rocks. Legend has it that in 1452, two brother sailors passed by a small crag jutting out of the bay, bearing an icon of the Madonna and Child. To honor this experience, generations of mariners pledged their faith and created an artificial island by scuttling old ships and depositing stones. Eventually, the base was strong enough for a chapel that was named Our Lady of the Rocks. Such was its fame that the chapel was gifted with thousands of silver plates as well as masterful paintings. En route and back, you will be able to see at a distance the small island of St. George, a “natural” site notable for its Benedictine monastery dating back to the 12th Century. At the conclusion of the field trip, we board the motorcoach and transfer to Kotor.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Kotor

Afternoon: Field Trip: Discover Kotor (UNESCO SITE) A local expert leads our exploration of Kotor’s old town, small but one of the best preserved on the Adriatic. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famed for exceptional architecture in a stunning natural setting. Founded by the Romans, Kotor developed into an important center of commerce and the arts. Traded back and forth between empires, its history is tempestuous. It was a bridgehead of Venice for a time, and Venetian influence is apparent everywhere including the impressive city wall. One of the key sites we will visit is the Maritime Museum, housed in a former palace, that documents the importance of seafaring in Kotor’s history and culture and its former status as a naval power.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Hunguest Hotel Sun Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Thursday, April 17 - Departure
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Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for return flights to the U.S.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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