STAR COLLECTOR: COMPREHENSIVE EUROPE – FLAGSHIP SAILING

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Star Collector: Comprehensive Europe – Flagship Sailing

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MON JUL 20
TO 5:00 PM Stockholm

day 1 Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden
Experience your own private Stockholm as you explore the interlacing canals and 14 tiny islands that surround this magical city. Renowned for its progressive nature, Stockholm offers avant-garde design, and trendy fashions. Visit the UNESCO sites of Frottningholm and Skogskykogarden, and the Södermalm neighborhood to discover charming old homes and picturesque main streets lined with unique shops, art galleries, and entertaining nightclubs.
TUE JUL 21
4:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Tallinn

day 2 Tallinn, Estonia


Tallinn, Estonia
The spires of 14th century churches soar above fashion-forward cafés, restaurants, and shops within the stone walls of Tallinn. Medieval Old Town is the well-preserved – and thriving – center of town, where you’ll find impressive guild houses, St. Olav’s Church, and other architectural treasures. Beyond Old Town lies Peter the Great’s Baroque masterpiece, Kadriorg Palace – and sunny Pirita beach.
WED JUL 22
12:01 AM TO 2:00 PM Tallinn

day 3 Tallinn, Estonia


Tallinn, Estonia
The spires of 14th century churches soar above fashion-forward cafés, restaurants, and shops within the stone walls of Tallinn. Medieval Old Town is the well-preserved – and thriving – center of town, where you’ll find impressive guild houses, St. Olav’s Church, and other architectural treasures. Beyond Old Town lies Peter the Great’s Baroque masterpiece, Kadriorg Palace – and sunny Pirita beach.
THU JUL 23
10:00 AM TO 11:59 PM St. Petersburg

day 4 St. Petersburg, Russia


St. Petersburg, Russia
Anticipation grows as you approach Peter the Great’s magnificent city, golden domes glistening under the magical “White Nights” of summer. The Hermitage Museum is a must-see with 353 rooms filled with masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci. At Catherine Palace, step into the breathtaking Amber Room, painstakingly reconstructed after its mysterious disappearance in World War II. Peterhof, the town of palaces, rivals Versailles with its gilded fountains and sprawling parks. 
FRI JUL 24
12:01 AM TO 6:00 PM St. Petersburg

day 5 St. Petersburg, Russia


St. Petersburg, Russia
Anticipation grows as you approach Peter the Great’s magnificent city, golden domes glistening under the magical “White Nights” of summer. The Hermitage Museum is a must-see with 353 rooms filled with masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci. At Catherine Palace, step into the breathtaking Amber Room, painstakingly reconstructed after its mysterious disappearance in World War II. Peterhof, the town of palaces, rivals Versailles with its gilded fountains and sprawling parks. 
SAT JUL 25
12:00 PM TO 10:00 PM Helsinki

day 6 Helsinki, Finland


Helsinki, Finland
Art Nouveau buildings, museums, timeless restaurants, and charming cafés are sprinkled throughout the harbor dominating this maritime city. Discover reminders of the early czars’ influence at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the fortress on Suomenlinna Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop along Market Square and in Aleksanterinkatu. And don’t miss a chance to enjoy a cocktail at the breathtaking Hotel Kämp.
MON JUL 27
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Klaipeda

day 8 Klaipeda, Lithuania


Klaipeda, Lithuania
Klaipeda is the only port in Lithuania, and they take great pride in its maritime history with tall ship regattas and a Sea Museum. You’ll notice that local legends and folklore play a big role here, from the playful statues scattered about Old Town to Witches' Hill with its wooden sculptures depicting Lithuanian fairy tales.  Nearby Curonian Spit National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for possessing Europe’s highest sand dunes. 
TUE JUL 28
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Gdansk

day 9 Gdansk, Poland


Gdansk, Poland
Gdansk’s Old Town was lovingly reconstructed after World War II. Take your time admiring massive red-brick churches and searching for the perfect memento in amber shops. This is also the home of the Solidarity movement, the beautiful Lake District, and Malbork Castle, Europe’s largest gothic fortress.
 
WED JUL 29
11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Bornholm

day 10 Bornholm, Denmark


Bornholm, Denmark
This beautiful island is Denmark in miniature, complete with fertile fields, forests, craggy cliffs, and bleach-blond beaches. Admire the massive medieval fortifications of Hammershus, bricks still red after all these years, and sample some smoked herring, smoked locally for generations.
THU JUL 30
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Copenhagen

day 11 Copenhagen, Denmark


Copenhagen, Denmark
This fairytale city is filled with magical choices. Explore the harbor where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. Pay your respects to the Queen at Rosenborg Palace, or to the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Palace. Find a feast for the eyes and food for the soul (and stomach) at Tivoli Gardens.
FRI JUL 31
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Skagen

day 12 Skagen, Denmark


Skagen, Denmark
Yellow and red houses, windswept beaches, a unique light that has drawn artists for centuries … this town at the juncture of the North Sea and Baltic is the apple of Denmark’s eye. Visit the Buried Church, shop for handmade white lace, explore Skagen’s maritime history at the open air museum, or learn about the shifting sands at the nature center.
SAT AUG 1
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Oslo

day 13 Oslo, Norway


Oslo, Norway
Step off the ship into the center of Norway’s sparkling capital, just a short walk from the Nobel Peace Center, Radhuset (City Hall), and Aker Brygge (the colorful waterfront). Explore Viking history at the Viking Ship Museum or look up Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Gallery.
MON AUG 3
7:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Stavanger

day 15 Stavanger, Norway


Stavanger, Norway
Here’s a day for exploration. Your ship will dock in the very city center near the oldest part of town. A short stroll will take you to Stavanger Cathedral, the best preserved medieval cathedral in Norway, the city center and cobblestone pedestrian streets. Just an hour’s boat trip away is the 2,000-foot-high Pulpit Rock with its magnificent views of the lovely Lysefjord.
TUE AUG 4
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Bergen

day 16 Bergen, Norway


Bergen, Norway
Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
WED AUG 5
12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Olden

day 17 Olden, Norway


olden norway
The pleasant small village of Olden is located at the inner end of the 66-mile long Nordfjord, the sixth longest fjord in Norway.   Long known for tourism and industry, it is now also famous for contemporary design.  With fewer than 500 inhabitants Olden is an ideal destination for people who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, and is the gateway to Jostedal, the largest glacier on the European mainland. If you can, find a bottle of Olden Mineral Water, as close as you will get to a glacier on tap.
THU AUG 6
9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Alesund

day 18 Alesund, Norway


Alesund, Norway
At the entrance to spectacular Geirangerfjord, Alesund has been voted the most beautiful town in Norway, and not only because of its location. The town burned to the ground in 1904 and was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style, with a few added elements from Nordic mythology – a longboat here, an image of Thor there. 
 
SAT AUG 8
6:45 PM TO 11:59 PM Edinburgh

day 20 Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh, Scotland
From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
SUN AUG 9
12:01 AM TO 5:00 PM Edinburgh

day 21 Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh, Scotland
From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
MON AUG 10
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Tyne

day 22 Tyne, England


Tyne, England
The university city of Newcastle upon Tyne was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution. During the 16th century it was among the largest shipbuilding centers in the world. Its landmark is the modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge with its unique tilting aperture that spans the Tyne River.
WED AUG 12
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Amsterdam

day 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam, Netherlands
From the time you enter the whale-shaped cruise terminal, you’ll know you’ve arrived at someplace special. The intimate 17th century atmosphere of Amsterdam makes the city feel almost like a movie set for a period drama. More than 7,000 historic buildings remain, particularly in the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also has the highest museum density in the world, and a day here makes for difficult choices from the Van Gogh Museum (sunflowers, anyone?) to Anne Frank House, to the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s magnificent Nightwatch. If museums aren’t your thing, rent a bike to cycle along the scenic canals, get a unique perspective on the Venice of the North at the corner of Reguliersgracht and Herengracht where you can set your eyes on more than 15 bridges at once. (Stand on the odd side of the street.)
 
SAT AUG 15
12:01 AM TO 12:30 AM Amsterdam

day 27 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam, Netherlands
From the time you enter the whale-shaped cruise terminal, you’ll know you’ve arrived at someplace special. The intimate 17th century atmosphere of Amsterdam makes the city feel almost like a movie set for a period drama. More than 7,000 historic buildings remain, particularly in the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also has the highest museum density in the world, and a day here makes for difficult choices from the Van Gogh Museum (sunflowers, anyone?) to Anne Frank House, to the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s magnificent Nightwatch. If museums aren’t your thing, rent a bike to cycle along the scenic canals, get a unique perspective on the Venice of the North at the corner of Reguliersgracht and Herengracht where you can set your eyes on more than 15 bridges at once. (Stand on the odd side of the street.)
 
SAT AUG 15
11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Rotterdam

day 27 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nicknamed the “Manhattan on the Maas,” Rotterdam is truly a world-class city. You’ll find traces of Old Rotterdam that survived the Luftwaffe in Delfshaven (Delft Harbor) and Oude Haven (Old Harbor). As well as in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to some of the nation’s most iconic windmills. Come home with some Delft pottery to commemorate your visit.
SUN AUG 16
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Zeebrugge (Brugge)

day 28 Zeebrugge (Brugge), Belgium


Zeebrugge (Brugge), Belgium
The entire city center of Bruges has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with Flemish and Renaissance architecture made all the more beautiful when reflected in the city’s many canals. Shop for legendary lace, or a pint of Belgian beer.
SUN AUG 16
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Zeebrugge (Bruges)

day 28 Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium


Zeebrugge (Bruges) Belgium
The entire city center of Bruges has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with Flemish and Renaissance architecture made all the more beautiful when reflected in the city’s many canals. Shop for legendary lace, or a pint of Belgian beer.
MON AUG 17
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Tilbury

day 29 Tilbury, England


Tilbury, England
Part of the Port of London complex, Tilbury is a major deep water port on the River Thames. Of interest here is a 16th century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry still in operation today. The fort was constructed at a curved, narrow part of the river in 1539 as a defense against invaders. Tilbury was featured in the award-winning 2009 film Fish Tank.
WED AUG 19
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Fowey

day 31 Fowey, England


Fowey England
Fowey is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a large, deep harbor, narrow streets full of Medieval and Georgian building, and a wide variety of independent shops, tea rooms and harbor-front pubs. See the Fowey Museum boasting an impressive Daphne DuMaurier collection.
THU AUG 20
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Isles of Scilly

day 32 Isles of Scilly, England


Isles of Scilly, England
This beautiful archipelago welcomes you to the best and most unspoiled beaches in Cornwall. Rare birds from around the globe are at home here, as are extraordinary gardens and the historic Cromwell Castle. As a special treat, choose an optional visit to the island of Tresco and its beautiful Abbey Gardens, designed by the renowned Augustus Smith on the site of the old Benedictine Abbey, now home to 20,000 exotic plants.
SAT AUG 22
9:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Grattequina

day 34 Grattequina, France


Grattequina, France
This is your gateway port to two UNESCO sites, Bordeaux and Saint Emilion. Enjoy authentic food and great wine pairings and find some of the most famous classified Merlot-based wine estates.
SUN AUG 23
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Grattequina

day 35 Grattequina, France


Grattequina, France
This is your gateway port to two UNESCO sites, Bordeaux and Saint Emilion. Enjoy authentic food and great wine pairings and find some of the most famous classified Merlot-based wine estates.
TUE AUG 25
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM El Ferrol

day 37 El Ferrol, Spain


El Ferrol, Spain
After entering the estuary mouth, pass through a narrow canal where the twin castles of San Felipe and La Palma welcome you to what was the main base for the Spanish Navy in the 17th century. Spend a pleasant day rumbling around the old Magdalena neighborhood, or make your own pilgrimage to the nearby UNESCO site of Santiago de Compostela or head to Lugo to see the Roman Walls – another UNESCO site. 
WED AUG 26
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Vigo

day 38 Vigo, Spain


Vigo, Spain
See the twisting streets, old mansions, and beautiful plazas of the old district, parts of which have survived since medieval times. Dine on fresh seafood found all over Vigo but especially in the famous El Berbes Quarter. Or head further afield to Santiago de Compostela, where a magnificent cathedral has greeted pilgrims since the 9th century.
FRI AUG 28
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Lisbon

day 40 Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal
The rhythm of Lisbon invites you to join its captivating dance. This splendid capital city on the banks of the Rio Teja offers a warm welcome and an unparalleled blend of architectural styles. Elegant outdoor cafés line the cobbled sidewalks. Turn-of-the-century funiculars climb the scenic hills. Find the UNESCO sites of the Tower of Belem and the Monastery of the Hieronymites. And, everywhere, the city engages you with its easy style and remarkable charm. 
SUN AUG 30
8:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Cádiz

day 42 Cádiz, Spain


Cádiz, Spain
Cádiz is the most southern province of the Iberian Peninsula. It is extremely rich in natural beauty and some of the most important Natural Parks of Spain and Europe are found here including Sierra de Grazalema and los Alcornocales. Both are rich in flora and fauna, including species under threat of extinction. Many birds find their resting and feeding place here just after or before making the jump from or to Africa.
MON AUG 31
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Gibraltar

day 43 Gibraltar, British Territory


Gibraltar, British Territory
It’s an odd bit of Britain here at the toe of Spain, with Barbary apes and miles of tunnels as well as traditional red phone boxes. Legend says Gibraltar was one of the two pillars erected by Hercules to mark the edge of the world. Take the cable car to the top to see if you can see it from here. No, that’s not it. That’s just Africa. What a view.
TUE SEP 1
8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM Málaga

day 44 Málaga, Spain


Málaga, Spain
Here, on the shores of Costa del Sol, the Andalusian spirit thrives. Be sure to include an optional visit to see the brilliant and comprehensive collection of Picasso’s work at Museo Picasso Málaga, a tribute to this artistic genius in the city of his birth. Or you may choose to opt for a visit to the beautiful village of Mijas, where picturesque Andalusian country life creates some of the world’s best wines. 
WED SEP 2
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Almeria

day 45 Almeria (Granada), Spain


Almeria (Granada), Spain
Enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city. If you prefer, opt for a beautiful drive through the Andalusian countryside to Granada and the magnificent UNESCO site, the Alhambra Palace. Built in the 14th century, this breathtaking example of Moorish architecture combines intricate mosaics and stone-cast latticework in a tapestry of grace and sophistication unparalleled in western civilization. Or take an optional excursion into nature at one of three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. 
THU SEP 3
7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Cartagena

day 46 Cartagena, Spain


Cartagena, Spain
The walled town of Cartagena is a popular seaport with a large naval shipyard. The seashore offers a wide range of activities from windsurfing to good snorkeling to sailing. From Cartagena you can easily explore the ancient city of Murcia, the coastal resorts of Mazarrón, Cala Cortina, and Cabo de Palos or a little further north, the world famous resort of Mar Menor.
FRI SEP 4
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Palma de Mallorca

day 47 Palma de Mallorca, Spain


Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca is steep, green, and fringed with enticing coves and more than 200 lush beaches. But all that natural beauty is just the beginning. Stroll along the tree-shaded Paseo de Born in search of tapas. Shop for a Siurell; a traditional red, green, and white clay whistle dating back to the time of the Moors. Watch the street performers on the piazza around the church, or cross the island to beautiful Sóller. Not to be missed is the cultural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
SAT SEP 5
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Barcelona

day 48 Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
The old meets the new in this sunny Catalan metropolis, where narrow alleyways contrast with grand boulevards, trendy cuisine meets homemade tapas, and everywhere you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the fashionable locals. Don’t miss UNESCO sites like the mind-boggling architecture of Antoni Gaudí or La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, with its eight decorative spires soaring hundreds of feet into the sky.
SUN SEP 6
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Palamos

day 49 Palamos, Spain


Palamos, Spain
Palamos is famous for the locally caught prawns found in the beautiful bay it sits beside, also known for the excellent swimming, surfing, snorkeling and windsurfing there. Here is the place to try fresh local Catalan cuisine. Two great highlights near Palamos are the Dali Museum, located in his home town of Figueres, and the UNESCO city of Girona, with its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter and the Roman remains of Forca Vella Fortress.
MON SEP 7
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Sanary-sur-Mer

day 50 Sanary-sur-Mer, France


Sanary-sur-Mer, France
France’s sunniest city, located on the French Riviera, was originally a small fishing village and still is adorned by a large collection of traditional wooden fishing boats. This is the home of a group of local artisan fisherman who sell their catch daily on the pier and where Jacques Cousteau had a residence, the Villa Baobab. 
TUE SEP 8
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Monte Carlo

day 51 Monte Carlo, Monaco


Monte Carlo, Monaco
Glide into port in one of Europe’s most exclusive harbors. Mingle with other privileged yachtsmen or step ashore and start walking. The glittering Grand Casino, legendary for its exotic setting on screen and off, is a must see, as is the royal family’s palace and the tomb of Philadelphia-born Princess Grace in the Cathedral.
WED SEP 9
7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Cannes

day 52 Cannes, France


Cannes, France
Spend a day wandering among the rich and famous in the chic epicenter of the French Riviera — a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-fringed boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafés. Be sure to visit the Avenue of the Stars, where you can place your hands in the prints of international celebrities. An optional escorted walking tour guides you through the best of this extraordinary and stylish city. 
THU SEP 10
9:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Portofino

day 53 Portofino, Italy


Portofino, Italy
With its golden ochre and terracotta buildings, designer shops, and chic cafés, Portofino represents the height of Italian artistry and sophistication. Sip a cappuccino along the fabled marina or enjoy a day of shopping in one of the town’s tempting little boutiques. As you look out over the harbor from the famous Hotel Splendido, it’s hard not to admire the sleek, streamlined beauty of your Windstar ship. 
FRI SEP 11
8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Portoferraio

day 54 Portoferraio, Italy


Portoferraio, Italy
Pine-scented forests and miles of sandy beach await your arrival on the tranquil island of Elba. Enjoy a glass of local Moscato with the fresh catch of the day before pondering your next move. Perhaps you’ll visit the nearby countryside with its small fishing villages and dramatic mountain passes. Or see the calming beauty of Tuscan Archipelago National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  Or maybe you’ll decide to walk to the nearest beach and dip your toes into the warm Mediterranean.  
 
SAT SEP 12
7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Rome

day 55 Rome, Italy


Rome, Italy
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
SUN SEP 13
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Sorrento

day 56 Sorrento, Italy


Sorrento, Italy
UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Sorrento.   Optional tours will take you to the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Torre Annunziata, or the 4th century B.C. city of Herculaneum. Perhaps your choice will be a boat ride to Positano, the legendary home of the Sirens. Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. 
MON SEP 14
12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM Giardini Naxos

day 57 Giardini Naxos, Italy


Giardini Naxos, Italy
Today you’ll discover one of Sicily’s jewels, the charming village of Giardini Naxos, nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. An optional excursion to the popular hillside town of Taormina will be a highlight of your voyage — from the stunning setting of the iconic Greek Theater to the sparkling beaches along the Ionian Sea. Take a more adventurous tack and explore the UNESCO site of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.
WED SEP 16
9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM Kotor

day 59 Kotor, Montenegro


Kotor, Montenegro
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista. 
THU SEP 17
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Dubrovnik

day 60 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Dubrovnik, Croatia
While larger ships pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea. 
FRI SEP 18
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Split

day 61 Split, Croatia


Split, Croatia
Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park. Or take an optional tour to Trogir, another UNESCO site. 
SAT SEP 19
9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Rovinj

day 62 Rovinj, Croatia


Rovinj, Croatia
The lovely fishing port of Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea. You can tour the maze of cobblestone streets that lead to the hilltop St. Euphemia Cathedral with its towering steeple dominating the skyline. Old Town Rovinj is a delightful tangle of medieval streets and twisting stairways. Seek out the Bronze Age ruins of Monkodonja, the hidden beaches or the breathtaking natural beauty of the 6-mile-long Lim Fjord.

SUN SEP 20
7:00 AM TO Venice

day 63 Venice, Italy


Venice, Italy
No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your luxurious home-away-from home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner.

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