Classic Italy & Dalmation Coast with McGraw Milhaven
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Join Altair Travel & KTRS radio personality McGraw Milhaven for an amazing 8 night cruise aboard Windstar Cruises Wind Surf from Venice, Italy to Rome, Italy.

Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast

May 5-15, 2018

Trip Overview

Explore the shores of Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, discovering the charm of Venice, the magnificence of Rome, and the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast. Wander down the ancient cobblestone streets of Taormina, travel up the sparking fjord to Kotor and bask in the allure of small ship cruising as your yacht anchors in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik while larger ships only pass by. From remarkable small ports such as Rovinj to timeless cities like Venice and Rome, discover the Mediterranean’s most charming and historic destinations in one incomparable voyage.

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Itinerary

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Depart St. Louis

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Arrive Venice, Italy

Arrive this morning in Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches, arched bridges over gondolier-traveled canals and inviting palazzo. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco to St. Peter’s Basilica, said to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail, is at your doorstep. A 1 ½ hour tour of Venice is on the agenda today with free time in late afternoon and evening for you to explore on your own. Overnight at the Hotel Santa Marina.

Monday, May 7, 2018 Venice, Italy Ship sails at 6pm

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel and the morning in Venice before our transfer to our ship. Ships sails out of the picturesque Grand Canal at 6pm.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Rovinj, Croatia 8am – 4pm

Rovinj used to be a tiny island until the channel was filled in during the 18th century, so while the red terracotta roofs now spill inland, the Old Town is tidily self-contained. Hints of Italy are everywhere —in the signs, in the language, in the cuisine —thanks to having spent more than 500 years under Venetian rule.

Romantic, quaint, and captivating, it’s Istria’s most beloved town.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Split, Croatia 8am – 5pm

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 shopS. 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.

Thursday, May 10 2018 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8am- 10pm

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.

Friday, May 11, 2018 Kotor, Montenegro 8am-5pm

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 At Sea

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Giardini Naxos, Italy 8am- 4pm

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.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Depart St. Louis

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Arrive Venice, Italy

Arrive this morning in Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - this most enchanting of cities, where quiet lagoons lead to astonishing churches, arched bridges over gondolier-traveled canals and inviting palazzo. The entire city, from the legendary Grand Canal to the magnificent Piazza San Marco to St. Peter’s Basilica, said to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail, is at your doorstep. A 1 ½ hour tour of Venice is on the agenda today with free time in late afternoon and evening for you to explore on your own. Overnight at the Hotel Santa Marina.

Monday, May 14, 2018 Amalfi, Italy 9:30am- 2pm

The town of Amalfi lies at the mouth of a deep ravine surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. As part of the Amalfi Coast, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an important tourist destination. The whole region is famed for its lemons, which are about double the size of other lemons, and the production of the limoncello liqueur. An optional tour can take you to the UNESCO archaeological areas of Pompeii, Positano and Ravello.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Rome, Italy Arrive early morning, transfer to airport.

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. Due to departing flight times on this day, sightseeing is not available. Therefore, if you wish to experience Rome, we suggest staying over an extra day. Please inquire for post cruise package pricing.