Begin in the great Old Towns of Split and Trogir, whose cobblestones, ancient buildings and narrow lanes combine the richness of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Then see historic Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit the beautiful, renowned Old Bridge, whose rebuilding has come to symbolize the rebirth of the Balkan States.
Note that for Sea Cloud voyages that begin in Dubrovnik and end in Athens, this extension begins in Split and travels to Dubrovnik, in the reverse of the sequence shown below.
We arrive in Split and transfer to the Hotel Park. This evening, we enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. (D)
The morning is devoted to the archaeological highlights of Salona, which was capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the likely birthplace of the emperor Diocletian. In the afternoon, we explore Split, a UNESCO site, seeing Diocletian’s Palace, which is more a small city than a single palace. It bustles with archaeological wonders from Classical Rome through the Byzantine and Venetian periods, and maintains a lively pulse of shops and street merchants today. We have dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
A morning drive takes us along the Dalmatian coastline. We arrive in medieval Trogir, a small island town also designated a UNESCO site, whose main square, Cathedral, streets and alleyways invite exploration. We have a typical Dalmatian lunch at a local restaurant. We then drive to historic Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina. This beautiful town spans the Neretva River and is famed for its Old Bridge. This spectacularly graceful bridge stood between 1556 and 1993, when it was destroyed during the Yugoslav civil war. It has now been lovingly rebuilt, using stone from the original quarries, and the bridge and the surrounding Old Town are also a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the late afternoon, we drive to Herceg and see the “ethno village,” whose architecture recreates the way of life of centuries past, and have dinner before returning to Mostar. We stay in the Hotel Bevanda. (B,L,D)
We take a morning walking tour of historic Mostar, and have additional free time to explore on our own. After lunch, we drive along the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik, where we embark Sea Cloud. (B,L)
Extension Cost Per Person
Airport arrival transfer if traveling on the recommended flight; accommodations as shown in the itinerary, or similar; meals as shown in the itinerary; services of a local guide throughout the extension; tips to local guides, to porters and to waiters for included meals.
Tips to waiters for meals that are not included, items of a personal nature such as laundry, Internet access and alcoholic beverages.
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