Vacation is a time to get away from it all and sit back, pamper yourself and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway. Europe is the perfect place to do that and more. Full of beautiful beaches and unforgettable views, it’s easy to relax and rejuvenate. Take a relaxing cruise through the Adriatic Coast and Mediterranean Islands for an unforgettably soothing experience. So leave your worries at home and get ready to unwind on your next vacation in Europe.

Day 1-4
Distance: 900km / 560mi

Venice to Split

  • Before starting your Adriatic cruise, enjoy an excursion to Venice, Italy, the Queen of the Adriatic.

  • Take a gondola ride in the Grand Canal during the day and enjoy a candlelit dinner complete with pasta and wine at night.

  • After indulging a bit in Venice, take a excursion to explore the Guaita fortress in San Marino with picturesque views of the city below.

  • Embark and sail to the Adriatic Sea.

  • First stop is in Koper, Slovenia, with attractions that include the stunning Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

  • Take an excursion to the historical city of Trieste, Italy, or stay in Slovenia and enjoy the sunset view from the picturesque old town of Piran.

  • Make your way south along the Dalmatian Coast to Split, Croatia.

Day 5-8
Distance: 800km / 500mi

Split to Corfu

  • In Split, step inside Diocletian’s Palace to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived, with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls of the city.

  • After Split, it’s time to stop on the island of Hvar. Hike up to the iconic Hvar Fortress for the best view of the city and the Plakeni archipelago.

  • Spend a day relaxing on the soft sands and swimming through the clear waters of Mlini Beach.

  • After soaking up the sun in Hvar, make your way south along the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik. Walk along the ancient city walls and feel the magic of the fictional city of King’s Landing.

  • Sail across the bay or take the scenic road to Montenegro’s Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated below towering mountains.

  • Stretch your legs by climbing the stairs of the city’s wall to the top for breathtaking views of the bay.

  • Make your way to Corfu, Greece, for the Mediterranean leg of your trip.

Day 9-12
Distance: 1450km / 900mi

Corfu to Bodrum

  • In Corfu, try some cliff diving after a relaxing morning on the beaches of Sidari.

  • Then, take a food tour of the city complete with cooking classes at the end of your Mediterranean cuisine journey.

  • It’s off to Crete to do some relaxing and sunbathing on the immaculate and secluded beaches of Vai.

  • Spend an afternoon exploring the ancient ruins of Knossos, one of the largest and oldest historical sites in Europe.

  • After Crete, cruise into Turkey to unwind on the shores of Bodrum, Turkey.

  • Wind down on Camel Beach, one of Bodrum’s most popular beach hot spots.

  • Scuba dive in the clear waters of Karaada Island, just off the shore of mainland Bodrum

Day 13-15
Distance: 860km / 535mi

Bodrum to Limassol

  • After some time in Bodrum, make your next stop in Antalya, Turkey

  • See the Düden Waterfalls in Antalya, some of the most breathtaking falls throughout Europe.

  • Stop by Cumhuriyet Square to spend time with locals, shop at boutique stores and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the area.

  • After soaking up the sun and fun in Antalya, take your trip to Larnaca, Cyprus.

  • Spend a day birdwatching at Larnaca Salt Lake.

  • Enjoy the seclusion and views atop the iconic Stavrovouni Monastery.

  • Then, it’s time for your final stop in Limassol, Cyprus.

  • Spend a day swimming and sliding at Fasouri Watermania, home of the biggest wave pool in Europe.

  • End your trip with a stroll through the Folk Art Museum and its 500 exhibits of quirky European folk art.

Before you go

1. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and sunglasses. You’ll be spending a lot of time outside during your trip.

2. Wear comfortable shoes. You don’t want a blister to get in the way of your relaxation.

3. Leave the laptop at home so that you can focus solely on unwinding and not on work.

4. Bring more than one outfit for swimming. That way you’ll have time to dry each one between swimming sessions.

5 Bring a warm coat, just in case. The countries you’ll be visiting can get pretty cold in the evening depending on the time of year.

6. Try to eat at a local restaurant in every city of the stop. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the local culture.

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