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Botanica

Italian Lakes, Slovenia & Croatian Islands Cruise

Milan to Kotor
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: BTILC14
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Trip Highlights

An authentic village

Visit the village of Radošić, where you will watch a traditional dance performance and enjoy a cooking demonstration.

The mesmerising Blue Grotto

Board a local boat to visit Biševo's Blue Grotto, a coastal cave whose waters shine an amazing hue of blue.

Uncover historic Hvar

Explore Hvar's Old Town walk, including the iconic main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert services of an APT Cruise Director and Tour Directors
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • Eight nights aboard the intimate MV Queen Eleganza
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

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Milan to Kotor

Starting at 10am from the Milan hotel enjoy a city sightseeing tour before continuing to the Italian Lakes District. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Stresa, Regina Palace Hotel

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  • Dinner

Travel by ferry to Isola Bella to one of the most celebrated privately owned baroque gardens in Italy. Afterwards, visit Isola Madre, the largest island of the Isole Borromee archipelago, often referred to as a botanical garden on water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

At Villa Carlotta see a range of plants, stairways, ponds and fountains that date back to the 17th century. Take a ferry to Bellagio to explore Villa Melzi Gardens.

Stay: Como, Metropole Suisse Hotel in lakeview rooms or similar

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  • Breakfast

Today we will travel to the quaint city of Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Visit the garden of Giardini Giusti then enjoy time to explore Verona.

Stay: Verona, Hotel Due Torri

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning cross the border into Slovenia. Take an afternoon tour of Bled including the castle and church.

Stay: Two Nights: Bled, Hotel Toplice

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today we go into the hills of Slovenia with a wildflower guide to see the unique and endemic plants of the area. Afterwards visit the Bohinj Wildflower Festival.

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  • Breakfast

Journey to Slovenia’s most esteemed horticultural facility, Arboretum Volcji Potok. See more than 3,000 roses in bloom then enjoy free time to explore Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. This afternoon we continue to the town of Opatija, where you will board the Princess Eleganza.

Stay: Seven Nights: MS Princess Eleganza

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today we enjoy an excursion to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is an area of extraordinary natural beauty with 16 lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls set within forested hills.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Arrive in Sibenik for a visit of the historic town centre and a medieval garden. This evening choose to dine in one of the many restaurants ashore.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Arrive in Split and enjoy a walk through the old town including the 4th century Palace of Diocletian. This evening choose to dine in one of the many restaurants on the Riva promenade.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a free morning on Hvar exploring the old town then cruise on to Korcula, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Arrive in Dubrovnik and enjoy a guided walk. Alternatively travel to Trsteno Arboretum the 15th century summer residence of Gueti-Gozze family.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a tour of the city of Kotor including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Meet later for a Farewell Dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Disembark this morning and be transferred to Kotor’s Tivat airport or Dubrovnik airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

View of ship docked in the water, MV Queen Eleganza
The Boutique MV Queen Eleganza

With just 18 cabins, the boutique MV Queen Eleganza is purpose-built for Croatia and offers an intimate atmosphere.

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Swim straight off the deck

Your small ship comes with its very own activity platform, allowing you to swim in the warm Adriatic waters.

Dine on board or ashore*

Docking in port each evening allows you to either savour fine cuisine on board or perhaps sample the local fare in town.

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