Six of the best of excursions available in the Adriatic
The Adriatic Sea that separates Italy from the Balkan nations provides a point of access to some of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular destinations. Walled towns, towering hillside scenery, floating cities and a warm and inviting culture will leave you truly inspired by this stunning region of Europe. One of the best ways to see everything this region has to offer over a short period of time is to embark on a cruise. Pullmantur Cruises can also offer a range of enriching excursions – each of which enabling you to dig well beneath the surface and, this week, we take a look at some of the best excursions this region has to offer*.
Piraeus - Athens, Acropolis and Museum
When thinking of Athens, it’s hard not to imagine the imposing Acropolis – which ultimately epitomises the ancient history of this fascinating city. Not only will this tour take you to the Acropolis, but also to some of Athens’ finest landmarks including Constitution Square, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Temple of Zeus, and the Olympic Stadium – proving you with an unforgettable and comprehensive tour.
Corfu - Sea and Sun in Barbati Beach
The pristine beaches of Corfu and the tranquil setting it offer are, collectively, the main factors as to why tourists return to this gorgeous island year after year. Pullmantur Cruises’ tour will take you to one of the finest golden expanses on the island. Barbati Beach offers the perfect place in which to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun, while the crystal-clear waters are perfect for a refreshing dip.
Kotor – Kotor & Perast
Cruising into the Montenegrin port of Kotor will truly take your breath away, with its gorgeous surrounding hillside scenery. Upon arrival, you will be able to wander the maze of narrow streets that make up this historic walled city, taking time to visit the Maritime Museum and St Tryphon Cathedral. You will also be able to head to the nearby city of Perast, which is known for its stunning collection of baroque-style mansions.
Dubrovnik – Game of Thrones
The popular American fantasy series, Game of Thrones, has been made famous through historical cities such as Dubrovnik. This unique tour will enable you to visit a number of landmarks that featured in the series including the ancient city itself – which is the setting for King’s Landing. The city walls will enable you to admire all of the stunning architecture that Dubrovnik has to offer. As well as Dubrovnik itself, passengers will also be able to visit other settings including Trsteno Botanical Gardens, Lovrijenac, and the nearby 11th century castle.
Zadar – Historical Zadar
Zadar is perhaps one of the lesser known cities of Croatia, but every bit as fascinating as the likes of Dubrovnik and Split. Located on the central coast, Zadar offers a fine blend of modern and historic elements, with plenty of iconic landmarks mixed with fabulous shopping opportunities. This walking tour will take you to the Romanesque-style St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, the 9th century Church of San Donato, and the 12th century bell tower of the Church of Santa Maria.
Venice – Gondola Ride
Venice is one of the most romantic and iconic cities in the world, offering a plethora of architecture from different era as well as a unique network of threading waterways. There is no better way to see the delights of this amazing city than on a gondola ride, taking you on a tour of the impressive cathedrals and palaces. Your gondolier will even provide you with a merry serenade to make your experience all the more special.
Pullmantur Cruises’ Mediterranean season is due to commence later this month and will be served by both Horizon and Sovereign. To find out more about Pullmantur Cruises’ range of itineraries to the Adriatic, Mediterranean and beyond, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.
*Excursions are subject to change