Magical Ports Steeped in History: Venice – Dubrovnik

Magical Ports Steeped in History: Venice – Dubrovnik

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Ravenna – the city of mosaics
Ravenna is a real treasure chest, bursting with magnificent mosaics and well-preserved monuments, including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Basilica of San Vitale is one such example. Although unremarkable from the outside, its mesmerising interior is covered from floor to ceiling in thousands of glistening tiles.

Zadar: more than 2,000 years of history
With its modern promenade, which replaced the monotonous concrete harbour wall, Zadar has been given a new lease of life. The city’s pride and joy is the unique sea organ from which the waves coax deep soft sounds. On its steps, you can relax after strolling through the fortified old town with the monumental Church of St Donatus, the square of five wells, and four medival gates.

Sail through the Bay of Kotor
The emerald-green Gulf of Kotor sprawls over nearly 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) between rugged cliffs. The impressive bay cuts deep into the coast of Montenegro, creating a spectacular fjordscape.

The glamorous seaside resorts of the Adriatic Riviera
With its mild climate, picturesque towns and clear water, the eastern Adriatic coast has been drawing
summer visitors for centuries. Relaxing in style is what it was all about: On the pretty island of Korcula and in the Riviera town of Piran, neo-classical villas and Venetianstyle monuments are reminders of the bygone age of glamorous seaside resorts.

Trip Name
Magical Ports Steeped in History: Venice – Dubrovnik
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 109 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011 Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair. Welcome aboard a legend Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable.  Discover the romance of tall ship sailingExperience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Venice/Italy
The floating city of Venice sits on millions of wooden piles and more than 400 bridges cross 150 canals. No other city possesses such an abundance of stunningly beautiful churches, monasteries, palaces and artistic treasures, and nowhere else has plaster that crumbles so elegantly. Venice is a unique work of art and, with its lagoon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gateway to the city is probably the most magical of any in the world. Slowly and majestically you glide past the proud palaces along the Grand Canal and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, giving you a long look at the fairytale setting of St Mark's Square with the Doge's Palace and Campanile.
Day 2 - Day 2 Piran/Slovenia
The old port of Piran is situated at the south-western tip of the Slovenian Istria on a pointed, kilometre-long spit of land. The picturesque old town is protected on its land side by historic defences, some of which are preserved. With its narrow streets and tightly packed houses, which rise in steps from the coast to the parish church, this pretty, Venetian-looking town has retained all its medieval charm. Nowadays the picturesque, centrally located Tartini square and the sea front with its little harbour are at the heart of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Day 3 - Day 3 Ravenna/Italy
Ravenna, once a lagoon city and important naval base, is now located around nine kilometres (5.5 miles) inland from the Adriatic Sea. Its main heyday was between the 5th and 7th centuries when it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. It was in this period that the most important early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings were constructed, as well as the delightful mosaics which, like large parts of Ravenna, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But this city of the arts also proudly bears witness to the highly eventful history. The Piazza del Popolo forms the lively heart of the city and creates a magnificent backdrop for colourful modern-day life.
Day 4 - Day 4 Zadar/Croatia
Day 5 - Day 5 Hvar/Croatia
The charming principal town of the small Central Dalmatian island of Hvar is picturesquely situated in a sheltered bay. Today, in the same spot where the Venetian fleet used to spend the winter and the proud republic of the Doges bequeathed its influence, yachts from all over the world bob about and transform this hotspot into the "St Tropez of Croatia". From the sea you can see the elegant harbour esplanade, the cathedrals with their distinctive bell towers, the old defensive walls and, towering above everything else, the medieval Spanjola fortress. The winding streets of the old town, with its many cafés, bars and restaurants around the lively main square trodden to a shine, have become a picturesque backdrop for today's sophisticated lifestyle.
Day 6 - Day 6 Hvar/Croatia & Korcula/Croatia
The Adriatic island of Korcula is one of the greenest in the region. Vineyards and olive groves stretch across rolling hills. The island's main town of the same name is protected by a city wall. It is one of the best-preserved medieval Mediterranean towns. Some buildings evoke the time when the maritime power of Venice ruled. Tintoretto is immortalised in the cathedral, and in one of the narrow streets you can search for the house where Marco Polo was born.
Day 7 - Day 7 Bay of Kotor & Dubrovnik/Croatia
When Venice still ruled the Adriatic, Dubrovnik was an important maritime republic and the floating city's chief rival. Dubrovnik proudly calls itself the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and its fortress is one of the best preserved in Europe. As you walk around the imposing walls of the old town, you can look out across two seas - the deep blue Adriatic and a sea of red roof shingles. The old town, with its beautiful squares, magnificent boulevards and narrow winding alleyways, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8 - Day 8 Dubrovnik/Croatia
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

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08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €3,595GTY Double Cabin
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €4,095Category 5
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €4,695Category 4
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €5,195GTY Single Cabin
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €5,455Category 3
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €5,855Category 2
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €6,155Category 1
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €7,095Category C
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €7,595Category B
08-07-201915-07-2019EUR €8,095Category A


    • Ravenna – the city of mosaics
    • Zadar: more than 2,000 years of history
    • Sail through the Bay of Kotor
    • The glamorous seaside resorts of the Adriatic Riviera