Tour overview

Walk with us to places immortalized with local color, sip and savor wines masterfully crafted, toast traditions and tales fondly shared, and become part of the stories, past and present, that make your vacation memories last lifetimes. Guided visits and shore excursions choices include revered UNESCO World Heritage sites as you cruise between Venice, the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro. Discover the architectural masterpiece that is Venice… the Gothic Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Sibenik… the ancient Roman Palace of Diocletian in Split… the walled city of Dubrovnik, renowned for its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monasteries, palaces, fountains, and churches… the stunning harbor town of Kotor… and the lavender-scented island of Hvar, where Stari Grad Plain astounds with its intact ancient Greek land system. Le Jacques Cartier, perfectly sized and ideally suited for island exploration where the bigger ships can’t go, charts a course for destinations of scenic serenity like the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, where private shore excursions reveal maritime treasures and seaside settlements worthy of leisurely discovery. Two nights at a premier hotel in Venice bring the aura of daily life amidst architectural masterpieces, ancient squares and the ever-present lacework of canals.

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2022

DATES SHIP 1 ROOM 1 GUEST (FROM) 1 ROOM 2 GUESTS (FROM)
JUN 05 Le Jacques Cartier $12,269 $8,290
JUN 12 Le Jacques Cartier $12,269 $8,290
JUN 19 Le Jacques Cartier $11,825 $7,990
AUG 31 Le Jacques Cartier $12,269 $8,290
SEPT 07 Le Jacques Cartier $12,269 $8,290
SEPT 14 Le Jacques Cartier $12,269 $8,290

 

Tour Code: Tauck/V&DC

Included

  • Airport and train station transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 23 meals on land & sea; service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides
  • Choice of all-included shore excursions most days
  • Private lecture in Dubrovnik
  • Private Moreska sword dance presentation and folkloric presentation
  • Wine tasting of fine Croatian wine along the Dalmatian Coast
  • Aboard ship – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost

Not Included

  • International Air Fare
  • Travel Insurance Protection

Day 1 | Welcome to Venice

Tour begins: 6:00 PM.

A transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport via water taxi to the JW Marriott Venice or the San Clemente Palace Kempinski in the heart of Venice is included upon your arrival. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel.

Dinner

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Day 2 | Explore Romantic Venice

You’ll get a taste of how opulent life was for the ruling elite of medieval Venice at the richly decorated Doge’s Palace; it served as the official residence of the Venetian Republic’s rulers through the Renaissance and beyond. There’s nothing quite like getting to know a new destination through the eyes – and the experiences – of a local expert... and you’ll do just that in Venice today when you join a resident guide in this city of canals for a tour of Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), the center of Venetian life and home to dramatic St. Mark’s Basilica. After some first-class people-watching (not to mention pigeon-watching) in one of the most recognizable public squares on Earth, go inside the Basilica, a magnificent blend of Eastern and Western influences, for a close-up look at its gleaming mosaics and other priceless treasures including statues, icons and its famous horses (day of visit may vary). Spend the afternoon and evening as you wish in Venice.

Breakfast

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Day 3 | Visit the Venetian Islands & embark Le Lyrial

Board a local boat today for an excursion among the picturesque islands of the Venetian Lagoon – part of the region's UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, along with the city of Venice. Visit Murano, famous for glass production since medieval times, where you'll see how artisans still craft their signature glass in the traditional way with a demonstration at a glassblowing studio; and Burano, known for its lace and the colorfully painted homes lining its canals, with free time to explore on your own. Return to Venice late this afternoon and embark Le Lyrial to begin your Dalmatian Coast cruise.

Breakfast, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 4 | The remarkable island of Korcula

Sail to Korcula, birthplace of explorer Marco Polo. You have a choice of sightseeing excursions today – a guided walking tour through Old Town that highlights the variety of architectural styles seen in Korcula, including the Rector's Palace, the City Museum, the Museum of Icons in the church, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Marco, and the House of Marco Polo (viewed from the outside); and "A Taste of Korcula," where you'll experience life in a Croatian village with a visit to a 100-year-old family estate to sample local wines and food specialties; enjoy the Korcula village landscapes including orchards and vegetable gardens. Late afternoon, everyone attends a private Moreska dance presentation of a Moroccan folk story, performed only on this island. Enjoy free time this evening to explore on your own, before returning to the ship for the Captain's welcome reception and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 5 | Sibenik, Krka National Park & Split

Le Lyrial arrives in Sibenik, Croatia, where you'll have an opportunity to choose morning and afternoon sightseeing excursions. Your morning choices include "Krka National Park," where you'll experience the most impressive part of the park, Skradinski Buk. Here you'll see the most stunning waterfall reaching 142 feet in height, plus panoramic views from a large plateau above the waterfall. Explore the area further via one of the many walking trails during your free time."Medieval Port of Trogir plus Burni" takes you inland to the small, picturesque village of Burni where you'll visit a typical Dalmatian settlement; and to the island of Trogir (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) established as a Greek colony by merchants of Siracusa. Everyone arrives in Split, Croatia's second-largest city, for afternoon exploring that includes a choice between a "Historic Split Walking Tour" showcasing the remains of Diocletian's Palace, built between the 3rd and 4th centuries; or "Split plus Cetina River cruise" featuring a scenic drive to Radman's Mills for refreshments at a riverside restaurant followed by a riverboat cruise on one of Croatia's most scenic rivers. Board Le Lyrial late afternoon for cocktails and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 6 | Day in Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik; the day begins with a private lecture, by a former officer in the Croatian Army, on the country's formative war in the 1990s. It's your choice for exploring Dubrovnik: a guided walking tour of the City Walls of Dubrovnik including a climb to the top of the walls, and a panoramic drive to visit a pair of typical Croatian villages in the Konavle Valley, followed by a return to Dubrovnik for a walking tour of its historic Old Town; or a drive along the Dubrovnik Riviera with a taste of local specialties, a visit to the seaside resort of Cavtat, and a tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town. The afternoon is yours to spend as you please in Dubrovnik.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 7 | Exploring Kotor, Montenegro

Head to the observation deck as Le Lyrial sails into Montenegro's Bay of Kotor, Europe's southernmost fjord – the view is inspiring and unforgettable. Morning shore excursion choices include a guided walking tour of Kotor and a visit to the small village of Perast via a private boat trip on the Bay of Kotor with a visit to Our Lady of the Rocks Church, or journey up a narrow mountain road to the village of Njegusi for a guided walking tour of Kotor. Everyone spends the afternoon as they please exploring the charming, winding streets of medieval Kotor, returning to the ship for an evening sail for Hvar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 8 | Choices to explore the chic island of Hvar

Experience the island of Hvar; sightseeing here offers a number of choices: traveling to Stari Grad, dating back thousands of years, for a walking tour that includes a visit to the Dominican Monastery followed by a scenic drive to Vrisnik for a special wine tasting; a hiking adventure that takes you through local villages with lunch in a small tavern in the picturesque, hidden village of Malo Grablje; or a sea kayaking excursion. Everyone returns to Hvar midday; spend the afternoon in Hvar Town. Tonight, enjoy a private cocktail party prior to the Captain's farewell reception and dinner at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 9 | The Istrian Peninsula & Rovinj

Dock in Rovinj this morning, one of the most picturesque and romantic little towns in the world. Sightseeing opportunities here include a walking tour of Rovinj or an Istrian truffle experience in the village of Livade, with a visit to the ancient hilltop town of Motovun. Enjoy your final evening aboard Le Lyrial as she returns to Venice.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Le Jacques Cartier

Day 10 | Homeward Bound

Tour ends: 9:00 AM, Venice.

A transfer is included from Le Lyrial to Marco Polo Airport or the Venice Train Station. Allow 3 hours for check-in at the airport.

Breakfast