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Pre-Cruise Crystal Esprit – Itinerary B

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The Basics

  • Two nights in one of the city’s top hotels, Villa Dubrovnik, inclusive of tax and breakfast
  • Private airport transportation to your hotel
 and from your hotel to the cruise terminal
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
  • 
 Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter’s Simply Dubrovnik

  • A private guide to introduce you to the highlights of the city, including a personal tour of the Rector’s Palace

Please contact Exeter International for any questions or to reserve your pre/post extension.

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ITINERARY

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Day 1
Arrival | Dubrovnik

You will be met this morning at the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Your driver will meet you outside customs & baggage claim.  You will be privately transferred to your hotel, Villa Dubrovnik for two nights.

Situated at the southern tip of Croatia on the Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik has been a repository for a multitude of cultural influences for centuries.  The city has been favored as one of Europe’s most beautiful almost since it’s foundation.  Its charm lies in the ancient architecture, hospitable and welcoming residents and gorgeous surrounding landscape.  One could easily spend an entire week exploring the winding streets of the old city, climbing the formidable defensive walls, uncovering cafes and art galleries, or simply taking in the breathtaking coastline.

Exeter Services: Arrival transfer only

Hotel: Villa Dubrovnik

Day 2
Dubrovnik | Dubrovnik

This morning, your driver and guide will take you farther south along the Dalmatian coast to the town of Cavtat. This historic town dates back to the 6th Century BC and was first a Greek colony and later a Roman town called Ephidaurum. When Slav tribes invaded the area in the 7th century, the local population sought refuge up the coast where they established Ragusa, which later expanded to become today’s Dubrovnik. Today, Cavtat is one of the most charming towns on the coast and retains a small town, laid-back ambience. Of historic interest here is the Baltazar Bogisic Collection, which includes many fine paintings and works of art and is housed in a 16th century Count’s Palace. You will also see a Franciscan monastery from the 16th century and a monument designed by Mestrovic.

Later, you will continue your drive through the southern Dalmatian countryside and the region known as Konavle. This is Dalmatia at its most traditional, where people still maintain the old customs and authentic costumes and cultivate olives and vineyards.

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This afternoon you will visit the renown local winery of a Croatian enologist who is quickly making a name for his tiny operation. He is known for dry wines and exquisite sweet Prosek (dessert wine) that he makes from rare indigenous grapes. Konavle is also known for its excellent cuisine and we recommend having lunch at the restaurant Konovaski Dvori, a traditional southern Dalmatian restaurant located on the banks of the Ljuta river. (Cost of lunch is not included).

Later this afternoon, your driver and guide will take you back to Dubrovnik. The rest of the evening will be at your leisure.

Exeter Services: Half-Day Vehicle, Driver & Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Villa Dubrovnik

Day 3
Embarkation | Dubrovnik

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your private transfer to Crystal Esprit for embarkation.

 

 

Exeter Services: Hotel to Port Transfer Only

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