The best of Croatia

8 days / 7 nights
    The best of Croatia

    Cruise The Mediterranean , The Adriatic

    from 11 July 2017 to 18 July 2017
    8 days / 7 nights

    Departure Port : Venice
    Arrival Port : Venice

    Ship : LE LYRIAL

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    Set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures through an unmissable PONANT itinerary.

    From Venice, step aboard the Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast.

    You will visit Kotor which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Located within the famous Bay of Kotor, this fortified town is overlooked by mountains on which perch the ruins of impressive fortifications. 

     

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik will charm you with its palaces, elegant buildings, cloisters and fountains. Located in Croatia's deep south, the Pearl of the Adriatic is a true gem.

    You will also stop in Hvar. Its temperate, sunny climate has earned it the nickname ‘The Croatian Madeira’. The old town nestled deep in the bay holds remarkable monuments that bear witness to its rich history.

     

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      LE LYRIAL

      Fourth ship in this superb series loyal to the PONANT spirit, Le Lyrial like her sisterships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is PONANT’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 122 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.

       

      Interior Design
      We have been inspired by the destinations we visit and decided to create a subtle variation around a palette of blues. Ranging from the luminous delicate grey-blue of the Polar ice to splashes of the vivid turquoise blue found in Mediterranean coves, it also includes the blue light of the future pole star.

       

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      Port of call & excursions

      11 July 2017 – Split

      Venice

      Embarkation 11/07/2017 from 17H00 to 18H00 . Departure 11/07/2017 at 19H00 .

      Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

      12 July 2017 – Split

      12 July 2017 – Split

      Arrival 12/07/2017 at 13H00 . Departure 12/07/2017 .

      On the Dalmatian coast, the town of Split offers cultural visits in a seaside atmosphere. Close to the seafront shaded by palm trees, the historical centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a unique building: the Diocletian’s Palace. Here you will explore its galleries, courtyards with carved columns, as well as a former mausoleum converted into a church, namely Saint Domnius Cathedral. If you get peckish, stop off at a terrace in the Pjaca, the main square in the old town, where you can try a palacinka, a kind of pancake topped with melted cheese.

      13 July 2017 – Korkula

      13 July 2017 – Korkula

      Arrival 13/07/2017 at 07H00 . Departure 13/07/2017 .

      This harbour town has a very special location, presiding on a spur on the north-eastern coast of the island of Korçula. The ramparts in its medieval district provide perfect vantage points over the Pelješac peninsula. To get there, you can take the monumental staircase in the Revelin Tower.Another way is to climb the steps in the shade of palm trees from the MorskaVrata (Marine portal). As you make your way through the little streets, you’ll see the bell-tower of Saint-Mark’s cathedral rise above you. This landmark will help you locate the house where Marco Polo was born. The island also has some of its own famous wines like the red Plavac and the white Posip.

      14 July 2017 – Kotor

      14 July 2017 – Kotor

      Arrival 14/07/2017 at 08H30 . Departure 14/07/2017 at 18H30 .

      Situated in one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, the medieval city of Kotor is a small town full of charm, truly imbued with the traditions and stories of another time. Built between the 12th and 14th centuries, this village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has preserved many historical monuments from this epoch. During your stop, be sure to admire the impressive castle that dominates the town, and let yourself fall under the charm of its maze of small streets and intimate squares on which folk festivals featuring magnificent colourful costumes are often organised.

      14 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      14 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      Arrival 14/07/2017 at 22H30 . Departure 14/07/2017 .

      Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here, in this ancient city, now a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You will perhaps be surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile gate, you will be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and you can admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts. But what’s inside Fort Saint John, adjoining the outer walls? A maritime museum and an aquarium featuring rare fish from the Adriatic.

      15 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      15 July 2017 – Dubrovnik

      Arrival 15/07/2017 . Departure 15/07/2017 .

      Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here, in this ancient city, now a listed UNESCO World Heritage site. You will perhaps be surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile gate, you will be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and you can admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts. But what’s inside Fort Saint John, adjoining the outer walls? A maritime museum and an aquarium featuring rare fish from the Adriatic.

      16 July 2017 – Hvar

      16 July 2017 – Hvar

      Arrival 16/07/2017 at 07H30 . Departure 16/07/2017 at 19H30 .

      Off the coast of Split, Hvar will surprise you by its traditions that haven’t changed since Antiquity. The country’s oldest town, Stari Grad, is here on this Dalmatian Island. The town nestles by a cove on the north-west coast, surrounded by dry stone wall structures on the Stari Grad plains. These have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because they were built in the time of the Ancient Greeks.  From these parcels of land come wines and olive oil manufactured manually. In the upper part of town, you will discover hams and cheeses made by local producers. The picturesque village of Vrisnik is a good place to try some of local produce.

      17 July 2017 – Opatija

      17 July 2017 – Opatija

      Arrival 17/07/2017 at 12H00 . Departure 17/07/2017 at 18H00 .

      This elegant Istrian seaside location evokes an atmosphere of olden day holiday charm. The Opatija coastline is scattered with castels and layered gardens on hillsides which you can admire during a walk on the Lungomare. On this coastal path, famous for its panoramic terraces, and built in the early 20th century, you will find the Maiden with a seagull, a graceful statue embodying life on the water’s edge. Further along the shoreline, you will notice the Saint-James Abbey which gives its name to the town “opatija”, meaning “abbey” in Croatian.

      18 July 2017▸17 July 2017 – Venice

      Venice

      Disembarkation 18/07/2017 at 07H30 .

      Proud and eternal, Venice has reigned on its lagoon ever since the 6th century. You may think you know this city before even setting foot here. You will inevitably fall in love with the charm of the innumerable treasures of the Serenissima: Saint Mark’s square, the basilica, Doges palace, the Grand Canal and the gondolas. Yet, secret Venice is also waiting for you to explore its little interlacing streets and canals, to ramble through its squares and to push open the doors of its churches. The city’s extraordinary heritage shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a glass of Spritz and a few tramezzini.

      Formalities

      • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

      • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, PONANT will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

      Pre/Post & Overlands

      1. Your packages

        Pre Panoramic Transfer + Post Transfer to Venice Airport + Flights
        11/07/2017

        345.00 €
        Per person, based on double occupancy
      2. Before your cruise

        Venice, on your own (2 days/1 night)
        10/07/2017

        480.00 €
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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        Panoramic transfer in Venice
        11/07/2017

        65.00 €
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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        Punta della Dogana Exclusive visit of the 2017 exhibition of Damien Hirst
        11/07/2017

        165.00 €
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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      3. After your cruise

        Direct transfer from port to airport in Venice
        18/07/2017

        40.00 €
        Per person, based on double occupancy

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      Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
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