10-night Gems of the Adriatic Sea Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Wind Surf
Destination:
Roundtrip Venice
Departure Date:
8/7/2018
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1272134

The Signature Collection – A Hosted Sailing
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value and Exclusive Amenities.

Theme: James Beard Foundation Culinary Theme Cruise 

Cruise guests on every single Windstar sailing enjoy culinary demonstrations of James Beard Award-winning chef recipes and beverages prepared by Windstar chefs, as well as featured James Beard Foundation Signature Recipes aboard all Windstar sailings served nightly.

On this Cruise: Chef Sarah Grueneberg of of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, Chicago and Sommelier Jon McDaniel of Gage Hospitality Group, Chicago.

*Cruise line theme is subject to change or cancellation without notice.


EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES (per Couple):

Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Guided Sightseeing with Private Car and Driver tour (Value - Up to $650). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car and Driver "At Your Leisure" tour (Value - Up to $600). Choose from the ports below.
  • $300 Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Dubrovnik - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.
    • Kotor - Please click here for the Guided Sightseeing itinerary.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Venice
Suggested Private Excursion
8/7/2018
8/7/2018

With a great historic past and incomparable art treasures, Venice is renowned as one of the world’s great cities. Its 118 islands are separated by more than 150 canals and spanned by 400 bridges. During Venice's artistic golden age many magnificent structures were erected to create world-famous masterpieces. One of the best sightseeing routes is along Grand Canal, with many palaces lining the famous waterway. St. Mark’s Square offers access to some of Venice’s most famed attractions - St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. From Piazza San Marco, a maze of narrow streets are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A popular pastime is sitting at an outdoor café facing the square while people-watching and letting the whole marvelous scenario unfold. Venice’s Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands comprise an area famous as home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry and known for their charm, skilled lace-making and medieval monuments. Relax on a gondola ride, see art treasures in museums, churches and palaces, and have a sumptuous meal - all in this incomparable city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Venice- Classical Venice- 4 hours

Venice- Unknown Venice- 4 hours

Venice-The Islands of Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Little Culture at the Guggenheim- 4 hours

Venice- Jewish Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Stroll Through the Venetians Venice- 4 hours

Venice: Splendour of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours

Venice - St. Marks, Grand Canal and Murano - 6 hours

Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Venice
Suggested Private Excursion
8/8/2018
8/8/2018 1:00:00 PM

With a great historic past and incomparable art treasures, Venice is renowned as one of the world’s great cities. Its 118 islands are separated by more than 150 canals and spanned by 400 bridges. During Venice's artistic golden age many magnificent structures were erected to create world-famous masterpieces. One of the best sightseeing routes is along Grand Canal, with many palaces lining the famous waterway. St. Mark’s Square offers access to some of Venice’s most famed attractions - St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. From Piazza San Marco, a maze of narrow streets are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A popular pastime is sitting at an outdoor café facing the square while people-watching and letting the whole marvelous scenario unfold. Venice’s Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands comprise an area famous as home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry and known for their charm, skilled lace-making and medieval monuments. Relax on a gondola ride, see art treasures in museums, churches and palaces, and have a sumptuous meal - all in this incomparable city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Venice- Classical Venice- 4 hours

Venice- Unknown Venice- 4 hours

Venice-The Islands of Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Little Culture at the Guggenheim- 4 hours

Venice- Jewish Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Stroll Through the Venetians Venice- 4 hours

Venice: Splendour of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours

Venice - St. Marks, Grand Canal and Murano - 6 hours

Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Zadar
Suggested Private Excursion
8/9/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/9/2018 4:00:00 PM

Zadar's many promenadors on the shore have a feeling they are on board the starboards of which are being laved by the waves carried by the warm zephyrus. Zadar is a town on the seaside. It is floating on the reef and closing from times a gap between itself and land, a harbor which was a pulse of its history. All the maritime and land ways led to this harbour and on their crossings the ancient marketplace was made, which became the origin of the Town, the very springwell of its life.

Suggested Private Excursions

Zadar sightseeing, 2 hours

Zadar pick up, NP Krka, 5 hours

Zadar Skydiving adventure

Zadar Foodie tour

National Park Plitvice lakes

Zadar Archipelago adventure

Zadar tour with museums

Dubrovnik
Suggested Private Excursion
8/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
8/10/2018 11:00:00 PM

Classed as a world heritage treasure by UNESCO, Dubrovnik is a place of ancient streets lined with stone palaces, Venetian-style buildings and bell towers. The city is enclosed by stone walls, and the highlight is a leisurely walk atop these massive walls for a great view of the city and the sea. Entering Dubrovnik, you are greeted by an impressive pedestrian promenade, the Placa, which extends before you all the way to the clock tower at the other end of town. The Orlando Tower here is a favorite meeting place. Just inside the city walls near the Pile Gate is the Franciscan Monastery housing the third-oldest functioning pharmacy in Europe, operating since 1391. For a fantastic panorama of the city, take a cable car ride to the summit of the 1,340-foot Mount Srdj.

Suggested Private Excursions

Dubrovnik: Pearl of the Adriatic Walking Tour - 4 hours

Dubrovnik: Kayaking the Adriatic - 4 hours

Dubrovnik: Tastes of the Peljesac Peninsula - 6 hours

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands by Private Motor Yacht - 8 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, bike tour and Wine Tasting in Konavle, 5 hours

Dubrovnik & Oysters Tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik sightseeing, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik & Wine tasting, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik & Game of thrones, 3 hours, from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik pick up, Peljesac wine & oyster story, 5 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Kayak safari tour, 4 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Konavle and silk experience, 5 hours

Dubrovnik pick up, Car&driver on disposal, 6 hours

Buggy tour and sightseing of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik tour and Coral factory

Dubrovnik tour with emphasis on Jewish Heritage

Dubrovnik Cooking class

Dubrovnik tour with coastal drive

Magic gastro and history experience in Dubrovnik

Kotor
Suggested Private Excursion
8/11/2018 7:00:00 AM
8/11/2018 3:00:00 PM

Take a step back in time and visit the old town of Kotor, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean. The asymmetric structure of the narrow streets and squares, combined with the awesome monuments of medieval architecture, contributed to Kotor being placed on UNESCO’s “World’s natural and cultural inheritance” list. From ancient fortification systems surrounding the city to 12th century cathedrals, Kotor is a dream come true for those who revel in history. Entrance to town from the Gurdic spring, consists of 3 separate gates, built from the 13th, 16th and 18th centuries. The Cathedral of St. Tryphon is one of the most visited and impressive churches in the city. According to some texts, the original church was erected in the 8th century and rebuilt in 1166. Two earthquakes, one in 1667 and one in 1979 seriously damaged the cathedral and it continues to be restored to this day. The city is breathtaking in every respect and only a visit will truly reveal all it has to offer.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kotor: Walking Tour - 2 hours

Kotor: Highlights of Montenegro - 8 hours

Kotor sightseeing and kayaking in Kotor Bay

Kotor sightseeing

Kotor sightseeing and olive oil

Corfu
Suggested Private Excursion
8/12/2018 1:00:00 PM
8/12/2018 9:00:00 PM

Corfu's unique scenery, with gentle green hills and luxuriant southern flora, makes it one of the most beautiful of all Greek islands. Many beautiful buildings can be seen in Corfu Town. Corfu is a popular holiday destination for vacationers from all walks of life who come to enjoy mild climate, calm blue-green water, rugged mountains, hidden coves and miles of sandy beaches. A number of historical sights range from old fortresses and mansions to cathedrals and palaces. Corfu Town is surrounded by arcaded Venetian buildings. The Spianada is considered to be the largest square in Greece. Explore the narrow streets of Old Town. See Town Hall and the 300-year-old Church of Saint Spyrídon; a silver sarcophagus contains the remains of the town's patron saint. The Royal Palace - a neo-classical mansion - holds on its upper floor the Museum of Byzantine and East Asian Art. The Archaeological Museum has displays of artifacts discovered on Corfu. The Old Fortress, an impressive 14th-century Venetian structure, is now used as a popular venue for concerts.

Suggested Private Excursions

Corfu Town & Achilleion Palace - 4.5 hours

Corfu - Paleokastritsa – Kanoni & Corfu town ( 4Hrs)

Corfu-Achilleion Palace-Kanoni & Corfu town (4Hrs)

Corfu Culinary Experience (Full Day) - 7 days

Cultural Tour of Corfu (Half Day) - 4 hours

Exciting Jeep Safari in Corfu (Half Day) - 4 hours

Footpath to Wine & Olive Oil Tradition - 4 hours

Highlights of Corfu - 4 hours

Corfu- Mon Repos Palace - Kanoni & Corfu Town

Brindisi
8/13/2018 9:00:00 AM
8/13/2018 6:00:00 PM

Rich in history Brindisi sit's on the boot's heel of Italy and is one of the three main towns of the Salento peninsula. From here Crusaders sailed for the Holy Land and traders sold goods from the Silk Road. Visitors can visit the local Archaeological Museum and view bronze Greek statues rescued from ancient shipwrecks. To the south are Otranto and Gallipoli where there is exciting nightlife and beautiful beaches. Festivals, cultural events and sagras - occasions usually linked to the commemoration of the local saint - combined with delicious seafood and wine, make this an ideal holiday destination.

Bari
Suggested Private Excursion
8/14/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/14/2018 10:00:00 PM

Bari (ancient Barium) is an industrial city in the Apulia region of southern Italy and a seaport on the Adriatic Sea. The old quarter of the city sits on a promontory separating the old and new harbors. It is the site of two notable Romanesque churches: the Basilica of San Nicola (11th-12th century) and the cathedral (late 12th century). Bari was formerly a Greek colony and later a Roman trading settlement. It came under the domination of the Lombards, the Byzantines, and the Normans. It was a key Italian naval base during World War II and sustained heavy damage. From here it is easy to visit Alberobello and Egnazia.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bari: Polignano a Mare & Monopoli - 5 hours

Bari: Locorotondo & Alberobello - 5 hours

Bari: Ancient Matera - 8 hours

Bari: Highlights of Puglia & Cheese Tasting - 8 hours

At Sea
8/15/2018
8/15/2018

No information currently available.

Piran
8/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
8/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Venetian styled buildings line the streets of this small and scenic town along the Istrian coastline in Slovenia. The violinist/composer Giuseppe Tartini was from here, and Piran's activity revolves around the square named after him. Multicolored, small boats often line the small harbor. Strunjan Nature Reserve sprawls between Piran and Izola.

Venice
Suggested Private Excursion
8/17/2018 7:00:00 AM
8/17/2018

With a great historic past and incomparable art treasures, Venice is renowned as one of the world’s great cities. Its 118 islands are separated by more than 150 canals and spanned by 400 bridges. During Venice's artistic golden age many magnificent structures were erected to create world-famous masterpieces. One of the best sightseeing routes is along Grand Canal, with many palaces lining the famous waterway. St. Mark’s Square offers access to some of Venice’s most famed attractions - St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace. From Piazza San Marco, a maze of narrow streets are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. A popular pastime is sitting at an outdoor café facing the square while people-watching and letting the whole marvelous scenario unfold. Venice’s Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands comprise an area famous as home of Venice’s glass-blowing industry and known for their charm, skilled lace-making and medieval monuments. Relax on a gondola ride, see art treasures in museums, churches and palaces, and have a sumptuous meal - all in this incomparable city.

Suggested Private Excursions

Venice- Classical Venice- 4 hours

Venice- Unknown Venice- 4 hours

Venice-The Islands of Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Little Culture at the Guggenheim- 4 hours

Venice- Jewish Venice- 4 hours

Venice- A Stroll Through the Venetians Venice- 4 hours

Venice: Splendour of Venice Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: Venice for Art Lovers Walking Tour - 4 hours

Venice: The Roman City of Verona - 7 hours

Venice - St. Marks, Grand Canal and Murano - 6 hours

Venice in a Day - 8 hours

Venice: Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $226, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
8/7/2018
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 10-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Remarks:
Offer ID:
1272134

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