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Date: September 19 - 28, 2022
Host: Locally guided aboard Wind Surf
Cost: Civilized Adventures Special Offer - See costing tab and call us for details!

Greek temples, rugged coastal mountain ranges, and rustic, tile-roofed villages dotting the eastern Adriatic shoreline define this exceptional 10-day cruise with an overnight port stay in Kotor, Montenegro. Toast the benefits of Croatian microclimates during a wine tasting near rocky vineyards outside of Zadar. Sail, swim and snorkel at pristine archipelago near Hvar, or rise early to pick fresh, organic vegetables for your family-style Croatian breakfast in the village of Hora, near there. Master Montenegro cuisine under the guidance of a decorated restaurant chef in Kotor. Admire the royal ambiance of Achillion, the Greek mansion of a former Austrian empress in Corfu. And enjoy Greek music performances and take your mark on the hallowed ground of the Olympia.

Highlights:

  • The stunning, sail-assisted Wind Surf - the flagship of the Windstar Cruises fleet
  • Plan extra time before and after your cruise to look for the UNESCO sites of Athens and Venice
  • From Katakolon, visit the original home of the Olympic Games
  • Relax on the beach during your day in Corfu, known for a wonderful selection of beaches to choose from
  • Overnight in Kotor and walk the medieval alleyways to discover Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches
  • Discover the medieval walls encompassing the Old Town in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO site
  • Appreciate the beauty of the turquoise Plitvices Lake, a UNESCO Site near Zadar

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures’ Custom Travel Advisors at info@civilizedadv.com

© Images courtesy of Windstar Cruises

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Athens, Greece

With 3,000 years of history, you can’t turn around in Athens without encountering the past. The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, the Plaka, and the Acropolis Museum are must-sees. But leave time if you can to climb Pnyx Hill for photos of the Parthenon at sunset, to buy your own set of Greek komboloi (worry beads), and to explore the metro stations that serve as mini-museums for the relics that are constantly being unearthed. 

Day 2: Monemvasia, Greece
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This Gibraltar-like town tied to the mainland by a single thread of causeway holds treasures that are old even by Mediterranean standards, with town walls and several churches dating to the 12th century. Climb to the upper town for an up-close look at the castle and Agia Sophia, a Byzantine church. Wander the lanes of the lower town lined with Venetian mansions, many of which have been lovingly restored. Savor the sun on a smooth pebble beach.

Day 3: Katakolon, Greece

Charming and scenic Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit this memorable site only 30 minutes away and see the fertile Peloponnese valleys along the way, full of strawberries, tomatoes, corn and olive trees.

Day 4: Corfu, Greece

One of the most beautiful and popular islands, located on the Ionian Sea, Corfu has wonderful beaches and small villages throughout the island. Take in the Venetian influence at the two fortresses located in Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Days 5 & 6: 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.

Day 7: 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. 

Day 8: Hvar, Croatia

Celebrities from Prince Harry to Beyoncé have made Hvar their go-to place. Follow the city walls to sweeping views from the fortress on the hill. Head to the town square for a look at the Venetian Cathedral or find the large bay of Stari Grad on an optional tour to this famous UNESCO site.

Day 9: Zadar, Croatia

Something here will capture your heart. A Roman amphitheater, 9th century churches, and museums packed with Byzantine-era artworks crowd the peninsula that tidily contains the Old Town. It’s a tempting way to spend the day for sure. While away the day listening to Zadar’s giant Sea Organ, a haunting musical improv performed by the surging Adriatic or share a bench with a sun-drunk cat as you bite into a truffle.

Day 10: 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 a 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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Consider spending a few extra days in Greece or Italy before or after your cruise. Please contact us, about possible extension options.

On any day, the 342-guest flagship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing.

Facilities include several dining options and a variety of bars and lounges, a small swimming pool with two whirlpools and plenty of outdoor deck space, perfect for soaking up the sun.

Wind Surf recently underwent a significant renovation in November 2019 of public spaces and suites, including an expanded lounge with new lights and sound for upcoming stage performances. Relax into the destinations you’re visiting at the new World Spa by Windstar, which will offer regional spa treatments, including massage styles like Swedish, Japanese Shiatsu and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. A new Officer’s Suite, which might be the only one of its kind, provides you the chance to stay in the heart of the officer quarters tucked right behind the Bridge.

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Includes:

  • Accommodations for 9 nights onboard the Wind Surf
  • All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
  • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome cocktails at reception
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of Fitness Center
  • Unlimited use water sports equipment
  • Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings

Excludes:

  • International flights to Athens/ home from Venice
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Port, security, and handling fees of US$137 per person (additional charges)
  • Shore activities (chargeable)
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • All items of a personal nature including spa
  • Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control

Cost

Starting in Athens, Greece/Ending in Venice, Italy:

Civilized Adventures Special Offer - Price starting from US$4,263* per person :

  • Twin share in Category B (entry level cabin)
  • Please inquire if interested in Single Supplement

Our recommended category on this ship is the Category TX Deluxe (best cabin placement), starting from US$4,983* per person. Other cabins available, ask us for more details!

Civilized Adventures Bonus US$100 shipboard credit per person.

Book with confidence! Cancel up to 121 days or greater from travel and get a full refund (less a US$100 p.p. admin. fee).

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* Port taxes of US$137 per person are additional. 

All quoted prices effective at time of publication (May 11, 2021). A deposit of 15% reserves your space. Itinerary is subject to change due to improvements or changes in local conditions; prices are subject to change.