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Tour Overview

Italy & Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Experience luxury cruising along the gorgeous coastlines of Italy (including Sicily), Montenegro, and Croatia aboard the world’s largest sailing ship, holding just over 300 guests! Begin discovering Italy’s cultural treasures with two captivating days in Rome, where we explore famous landmarks like the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum. Then, board Windstar Cruises’ award-winning Wind Surf for an eight-night Mediterranean voyage through the Tyrrhenian, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas. Enjoy several breathtaking ports of call: Sorrento, Giardini Naxos, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, and Rovinj. While there are plenty of opportunities to create your own adventures with spectacular optional excursions, we’ve handpicked a variety to include, from walking through ancient Pompeii’s ruins and gazing upon 12th-century Baroque architecture to visiting a historic man-made islet and sampling the region’s best wine. After disembarking, we cruise the canal to Venice for a guided walking tour and quintessential gondola ride before concluding with a Farewell Dinner.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book
Tour Highlights
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hotel Ponte Sisto
  • 1 night in Venice
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Vatican City guided walking tour feat. St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel & the Vatican Museums
  • Rome guided walking tour feat. the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Roman Forum
  • Pompeii Archaeological Park guided tour
  • Perast guided walking tour feat. authentic Baroque sweets
  • Private boat ride in Kotor Bay to the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Old Town Kotor guided walking tour
  • Crvik Vineyards & Winery feat. tasting & presentation
  • Old Town Dubrovnik guided walking tour
Meals

27 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Rome
  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals included aboard the ship
  • Windstar Cruises’ signature onboard barbecue

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • aboard Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf including watersports platform, 24-hour room service & onboard entertainment
  • Ports of Call:
  • Sorrento, Italy; Giardini Naxos, Sicily; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia (tender port); Split, Croatia; Rovinj, Croatia; Venice, Italy
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double Stateroom

$9399

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Double Suite

$11199

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Single Stateroom

$12649

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Single Suite

$15749

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Final Payment Date: 01/24/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Europe

Our adventure begins with an overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 : Buongiorno Rome

Our English-speaking local guide greets us at the airport upon arriving in the beautiful city of Rome. After checking in to our accommodations with time to rest, we get to know fellow travelers over a Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Vatican City & Leisure Afternoon

We begin our Italian adventure with a guided tour of the iconic Vatican Museums. Browse the galleries to see some of the most renowned classical sculptures and Renaissance art around the globe, then step into the remarkable Sistine Chapel for views of its illustrious ceiling fresco, painted by Michelangelo. Our discoveries in Vatican City continue with a special tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most extraordinary churches to ever exist and home to the Catholic Church. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Rome’s treasures.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Ancient Rome & Set Sail

This morning, we discover the most pivotal landmarks of ancient Rome! Our first stop is the largest amphitheater in the world, the Colosseum, where we can walk in the steps of the mighty gladiators. Next, we tour the Roman Forum, home to several well-preserved pieces of architecture, including the Arch of Constantine. Lastly, take in views of the stunning Trevi Fountain before boarding Windstar’s Wind Surf to experience the luxury of yacht-style cruising. This newly renovated sailing ship is small enough to venture into ports beyond the reach of larger vessels, yet expansive enough to provide high-class amenities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Sorrento & Pompeii

Our first port of call is the stunning coastal town of Sorrento. Revel in the opportunity to uncover one of the most significant moments in history with an included excursion to Pompeii. Our rigorous walk along ancient, uneven footpaths in this preserved archaeological site is led by a private guide who recounts the city’s cataclysmic destruction after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later, we return to Sorrento for time at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Giardini Naxos, Sicily

We dock in Giardini Naxos today, an enchanting village in Sicily known for its ancient Greek history. There are a variety of optional excursions available, such as a boat ride into the famous Blue Grotto sea cave or wine tasting near Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Windstar’s complimentary watersports platform is also available so you can enjoy the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Day at Sea

Take advantage of the ship’s wonderful amenities today as we sail towards the Adriatic Sea. Go for a dip in the whirlpool, indulge in a treatment at World Spa by Windstar, attend a cooking demonstration, or dance the night away with live music.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Montenegro & Kotor Bay

Our ship arrives in Montenegro this morning, docking in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kotor. We take an excursion to Perast, a pedestrian-only Baroque village, where a local guide leads us on a walking tour that includes views of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Parish Church, and more. Next, savor a taste of authentic Baroque sweets before our private motorboat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, a man-made islet in the Bay of Kotor. Explore its Catholic church, which holds over 60 paintings by famous 17th-century artist, Tripo Kokolia. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Kotor to admire its bright red rooftops, 12th-century Baroque palaces, and impressive fortress before time to explore independently.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Dubrovnik & Croatian Wines

We go where larger ships cannot today and anchor within the renowned walled city of Dubrovnik! An included excursion takes us to a family-owned winery in the small village of Komaji. Taste some of the finest wines in the region as we get to know a third-generation winemaker who shares his firsthand knowledge of Croatian wines. Afterwards, we return to Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a guided walking tour that immerses us in centuries of history with sights such as the Franciscan Monastery and Sponza Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Split, Croatia

Today’s port of call is the gorgeous city of Split, nestled along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Its lively harbor boasts wonderful cafes and Old Town holds the most famous attraction: Diocletian’s Palace, which was built around 300 AD for the Roman emperor. Stroll the charismatic streets or create your own adventures with an optional excursion, such as a cooking class, river rafting adventure, or tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 : Rovinj, Croatia

Discover the Istrian peninsula this morning as we dock in the beautiful fishing port of Rovinj. The day is yours to explore as you wish! Wander through the maze of cobbled streets in Old Town to St. Euphemia Cathedral or select an optional excursion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 : Venice City Tour & Gondola Ride

We disembark this morning and take a boat ride on the canal to Venice. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the stunning “Floating City” and discover grand examples of Byzantine architecture in St. Mark’s Square, such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge’s Palace, a former royal residence. Afterwards, explore on your own before our quintessential gondola ride on Venice’s charming waterways. This evening, we celebrate our travels at a Farewell Dinner and settle into our hotel near the airport.

Breakfast

Day 13 : Fly Home

We board our flight and return home with wonderful memories of our Dalmatian Coast adventure.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Italy & Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

WKYT TV Pickup Locations:

Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Lexington, KY - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Italy & Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Experience luxury cruising along the gorgeous coastlines of Italy (including Sicily), Montenegro, and Croatia aboard the world’s largest sailing ship, holding just over 300 guests! Begin discovering Italy’s cultural treasures with two captivating days in Rome, where we explore famous landmarks like the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum. Then, board Windstar Cruises’ award-winning Wind Surf for an eight-night Mediterranean voyage through the Tyrrhenian, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas. Enjoy several breathtaking ports of call: Sorrento, Giardini Naxos, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, and Rovinj. While there are plenty of opportunities to create your own adventures with spectacular optional excursions, we’ve handpicked a variety to include, from walking through ancient Pompeii’s ruins and gazing upon 12th-century Baroque architecture to visiting a historic man-made islet and sampling the region’s best wine. After disembarking, we cruise the canal to Venice for a guided walking tour and quintessential gondola ride before concluding with a Farewell Dinner.

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-888-867-2190 to Book
Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at Hotel Ponte Sisto
  • 1 night in Venice
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Vatican City guided walking tour feat. St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel & the Vatican Museums
  • Rome guided walking tour feat. the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain & Roman Forum
  • Pompeii Archaeological Park guided tour
  • Perast guided walking tour feat. authentic Baroque sweets
  • Private boat ride in Kotor Bay to the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Old Town Kotor guided walking tour
  • Crvik Vineyards & Winery feat. tasting & presentation
  • Old Town Dubrovnik guided walking tour
Meals

27 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Welcome Dinner in Rome
  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals included aboard the ship
  • Windstar Cruises’ signature onboard barbecue

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • aboard Windstar Cruises' Wind Surf including watersports platform, 24-hour room service & onboard entertainment
  • Ports of Call:
  • Sorrento, Italy; Giardini Naxos, Sicily; Kotor, Montenegro; Dubrovnik, Croatia (tender port); Split, Croatia; Rovinj, Croatia; Venice, Italy

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double Stateroom

$9399

Double Suite

$11199

Single Stateroom

$12649

Single Suite

$15749

Final Payment Date: 01/24/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Europe

Our adventure begins with an overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 2 : Buongiorno Rome

Our English-speaking local guide greets us at the airport upon arriving in the beautiful city of Rome. After checking in to our accommodations with time to rest, we get to know fellow travelers over a Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Vatican City & Leisure Afternoon

We begin our Italian adventure with a guided tour of the iconic Vatican Museums. Browse the galleries to see some of the most renowned classical sculptures and Renaissance art around the globe, then step into the remarkable Sistine Chapel for views of its illustrious ceiling fresco, painted by Michelangelo. Our discoveries in Vatican City continue with a special tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most extraordinary churches to ever exist and home to the Catholic Church. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Rome’s treasures.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Ancient Rome & Set Sail

This morning, we discover the most pivotal landmarks of ancient Rome! Our first stop is the largest amphitheater in the world, the Colosseum, where we can walk in the steps of the mighty gladiators. Next, we tour the Roman Forum, home to several well-preserved pieces of architecture, including the Arch of Constantine. Lastly, take in views of the stunning Trevi Fountain before boarding Windstar’s Wind Surf to experience the luxury of yacht-style cruising. This newly renovated sailing ship is small enough to venture into ports beyond the reach of larger vessels, yet expansive enough to provide high-class amenities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Sorrento & Pompeii

Our first port of call is the stunning coastal town of Sorrento. Revel in the opportunity to uncover one of the most significant moments in history with an included excursion to Pompeii. Our rigorous walk along ancient, uneven footpaths in this preserved archaeological site is led by a private guide who recounts the city’s cataclysmic destruction after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Later, we return to Sorrento for time at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Giardini Naxos, Sicily

We dock in Giardini Naxos today, an enchanting village in Sicily known for its ancient Greek history. There are a variety of optional excursions available, such as a boat ride into the famous Blue Grotto sea cave or wine tasting near Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Windstar’s complimentary watersports platform is also available so you can enjoy the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Day at Sea

Take advantage of the ship’s wonderful amenities today as we sail towards the Adriatic Sea. Go for a dip in the whirlpool, indulge in a treatment at World Spa by Windstar, attend a cooking demonstration, or dance the night away with live music.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Montenegro & Kotor Bay

Our ship arrives in Montenegro this morning, docking in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kotor. We take an excursion to Perast, a pedestrian-only Baroque village, where a local guide leads us on a walking tour that includes views of the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Parish Church, and more. Next, savor a taste of authentic Baroque sweets before our private motorboat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, a man-made islet in the Bay of Kotor. Explore its Catholic church, which holds over 60 paintings by famous 17th-century artist, Tripo Kokolia. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Kotor to admire its bright red rooftops, 12th-century Baroque palaces, and impressive fortress before time to explore independently.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Dubrovnik & Croatian Wines

We go where larger ships cannot today and anchor within the renowned walled city of Dubrovnik! An included excursion takes us to a family-owned winery in the small village of Komaji. Taste some of the finest wines in the region as we get to know a third-generation winemaker who shares his firsthand knowledge of Croatian wines. Afterwards, we return to Dubrovnik’s Old Town for a guided walking tour that immerses us in centuries of history with sights such as the Franciscan Monastery and Sponza Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Split, Croatia

Today’s port of call is the gorgeous city of Split, nestled along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Its lively harbor boasts wonderful cafes and Old Town holds the most famous attraction: Diocletian’s Palace, which was built around 300 AD for the Roman emperor. Stroll the charismatic streets or create your own adventures with an optional excursion, such as a cooking class, river rafting adventure, or tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 : Rovinj, Croatia

Discover the Istrian peninsula this morning as we dock in the beautiful fishing port of Rovinj. The day is yours to explore as you wish! Wander through the maze of cobbled streets in Old Town to St. Euphemia Cathedral or select an optional excursion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 : Venice City Tour & Gondola Ride

We disembark this morning and take a boat ride on the canal to Venice. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the stunning “Floating City” and discover grand examples of Byzantine architecture in St. Mark’s Square, such as St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Doge’s Palace, a former royal residence. Afterwards, explore on your own before our quintessential gondola ride on Venice’s charming waterways. This evening, we celebrate our travels at a Farewell Dinner and settle into our hotel near the airport.

Breakfast

Day 13 : Fly Home

We board our flight and return home with wonderful memories of our Dalmatian Coast adventure.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Italy & Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Departure Cities

WKYT TV Pickup Locations:

Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Lexington, KY - Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa