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Story Land & Sea®

Croatia, Montenegro & the Greek Isles Tour

An Epic Story Adventure beginning in Croatia with Montenegro and a grand finalé in the Greek Isles


 

2018 Itinerary:
Discover the Story of Croatia, Montenegro and the Greek Isles

You are invited to journey with us by 'land and sea' as we explore the incredible countries of Croatia, Montenegro and the enchanting Greek Isles. All done the Story Way® with unique perspective experiences, immersion sightseeing all balanced with leisure time to maximize the island experience. Join your Story Alumni and Friends on our Alumni Adventure and experience the unqique itinerary and world-class service from your Story Tour Captain, on an itinerary that truly captures the spirit, culture and people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

We've combined the best these countries have to offer in this magnificient itinerary with 5-star boutique hotels, select sunset experiences onboard our Story yachts providing unique views of the cities and villages we'll be exploring.

THE STORY OF YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS - DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: September 1, 2018: International Flight Date

Today, you will depart the home airport on your Trans-Atlantic flight bound for Split, Croatia. Your flight is not included but you can request a best-rate fare from our Air Service.

More of the StoryArrive Early to Split, Croatia. Many Story guests prefer to arrive a day early to recover from their Transatlantic flight, and often extend at the end of their trip as well. Story provides a pre-tour or post-tour overnight hotel service and can make your reservation for you. 
Inquire here or call today 1 (877) 865-6711. 

Note: Day 1 is the published tour date and is the date you will arrange your air travel. Your small group tour commences on itinerary Day 2 upon arrival into Split, Croatia.


Day 2: September 2: Welcome to Croatia

Split, Croatia

Imagine a land of City Fortresses, Beautiful Scapes & Friendly People
One of Story Land & Sea®'s most requested True Small-Group tour vacations commences upon landing at the Split airport, enjoy our optional arrival transfer and make your way to our hotel in Split.. 

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace. Volume: Light

star icon  Story Exclusive® —  Tonight, join the Tour Captain for a special welcome reception inside the medival heart of the city. Our special itinerary for 2018 maximizes our time in the various villages, cities and islands we visit on this land tour.

Your Small Group Tour Adventure is underway! After our reception onboard the yacht, we'll return to port and walk to our Welcome Dinner in the heart of medieval Split.

food icon   Story Way® Dining
Continue the celebration of the journey's kick-off as you join your Tour Captain and fellow travelers at the Story Land & Sea® welcome dinner tonight..

About the Story Way®: Slow Food: Locally grown, farm to table.
Our approach to dining is truly unique just like each of the regions of the countries we're traveling through. The local chefs and families are proud of their delicious dishes which hail from each of the regions in which Story travels.

Story Land & Sea®'s unique, off-the-beaten-path venues provide an immersion into authentic regional food and wine. Your Tour Captain will select a variety of appetizers, featuring regional cuisine, and will select your wine for the evening: a variety of red and white wine from the region you're traveling, and yes, "the wine flows." Then you will be presented with a menu with Story's top recommendations (where available) in tandem with the restaurant's primary menu. It's an intentionally slow evening of delight so you can savor the experience.

LODGING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: There is a difference between centrally-located hotels and Story Land & Sea®'s Heart of City hotels. No taxis or shuttles required when you're in the historical heart of the cities and villages.

ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Heritage Hotel Antique Split, 2 Nights  


Day 3: September 3: Split Old Town

Split Old Town, Croatia

Experience with Expert Story Guide
This morning's professionally guided Story walking tour of the city will feature the World Heritage Site of Diocletian's Palace, as well as the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Domnius (Katedrala Svetog Duje), the ruined Northern Palace Gate (Zlatna Vrata), the Papalic Palace (Papaliceva Palaca) and its attractive courtyard, and the Temple of Jupiter (Hram od Jupiter) with its giant columns and granite sphinx, amongst other ancient sites.

After the tour you will have the balance of the day at leisure as you explore this amazing city.

food icon Tonight, your Tour Captain will invite you to join them to an optional dinner or explore at leisure.


Day 4: September 4: To Dubrovnik

DISCOVERY
We will make our way this morning from Split and head into Bosnia & Herzegovinia for a stop in the historic city of Mostar. to admire the reconstucted "Old Bridge"

We will have time for a nice lunch (optional) and a little time to look around before completing our journey this day to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, Bosnia

Welcome to Dubrovnik

This is an amazing village and a World Heritage City. Welcome to Old Town Dubrovnik and its amazing fortress and wall.

On this historic walk, you'll travel through the heart of the old town and witness the impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements of Dubrovnik over the centuries. Starting by Pile Gate, you'll discover many essential old town landmarks such as the Franciscan Monastery, D'Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando's Column, and Rector's Palace. Game of Thrones fan? Not to be disappointed on this walk as you see the locations from the series.

You'll hear some of the fascinating stories and remarkable facts from around 1,400 years of Dubrovnik history, including the classic period ofthe Republic of Ragusa.

star icon Story Exclusive® —  Tonight, join the Tour Captain for a special reception onboard our Story Yacht for the perfect introduction to the walled city of Dubrovnik.
Note: Should ocean conditions prohibit us from enjoying our cruise, the reception will be conducted in Dubrovnik.

food icon   Story Way® Dining
After our reception, we'll return to port and make our way to dinner tonight in Old Town Dubrovnik.

ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, 2 Nights  


Day 5: September 5: Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

SIGHTSEEING IMMERSION
Cross the border into neighboring Montenegro and arrive another World Heritage City of Kotor for a walking tour and then much anticipated time to explore at leisure. After we find ourselves enroute back to Dubrovnik.


Day 6: September 6: To Athens, Greece

This morning we set off to the Dubrovnik airport for our 10:00 am air hop to Athens.

Athens, Greece

ORIENTATION WALKABOUT
Upon arrival to Athens Airport we transfer to our hotel.

food icon Story Way® Dining: Meet your Tour Captain and fellow travelers at the welcome dinner tonight.

ATHENS ACCOMMODATION
Grand Bretagne, 2 Nights

 


Day 7: September 7: Athens

ATHENS IMMERSION

Expert Story Guide: Enjoy our sightseeing immersion tour complete with the Acropolis of Athens. The ancient citadel sits atop a high rocky outcropping above the city and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance with the most famous being the Parthenon.


Day 8: September 8: Santorini Awaits

To the Beautiful Island of "Saint Irene" — Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Morning transfer to airport for required on-tour flight to Santorini.

Flight: Required on-tour air.

star icon Story Exclusive®: Upon arrival to beautiful Santorini we will begin our discovery of Oia, one of her gleaming villages, with a Story Exclusive® reception from a unique perspective. Welcome to Santorini! We arrive our boutique hotel perfectly positioned on the island and check-in.

star icon Story Exclusive® — Enjoy our unique perspective experience on the beautiful island of Santorini.

food icon Story Way Dining®: Tonight, join your Tour Captain for a welcome dinner on Santorini.

Accommodation
Santorini Secret Suites & Spa, Canaves Oia Hotel or Similar, 2 Nights


Day 9: September 9: Santorini, Greece

Experience with Story Expert Guide
Enjoy a special exploration of Santorini this morning including a visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure to soak up Santorini.

Story Exclusive®: Enjoy a tour of a local Greek winery along with a tasting paired with small plates.


Day 10: September 10: Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

To the Beautiful Island Mykonos & Little Venice!

This morning, transfer to airport for required on-tour flight to Santorini.

Sightseeing Immersion: Enjoy a walking tour of Old Town Mykonos and discover "Little Venice."

We then arrive our hotel for check-in and freshening up. Enjoy an optional dinner with the Tour Captain or explore on your own.

Accommodation
Myconian Villa Collection or Similar, 2 Nights


Day 11: Mykonos

Enjoy a day at leisure on Mykonos.

food icon Story Way Dining®: Tonight, enjoy a delicious send-off as you join the Tour Captain for a special reception before our farewell dinner: the perfect way to celebrate our time together on this amazing journey.


Day 12: Departure Day

Goodbye From Greece!

Included breakfast this morning time permitting for your flight onward.

### JOURNEY CONCLUDES ###


Our Hand Picked Hotels

Split Hotels - 2 Nights



Dubrovnik Hotels - 2 Nights



Athens Hotels - 2 Nights



Santorini Hotels - 2 Nights

Mykonos Hotels - 2 Nights

 
Extend your Story Adventure!

TOURING WITH STORY - OPTIONS

Let us hand-craft a pre-tour experience in greater Croatia, Italy or Europe. Inquire for options.

2018 ENCHANTING CROATIA, MONTENEGRO & THE GREEK ISLES

Pricing is per person and in US dollars. Includes all meals onboard, taxes and fees, special Story Land & Sea® excursions throughout the itinerary, and traditional Story receptions.

Story Land & Sea®'s Tour includes: 
• Daily full, hot American Breakfast
• Story Way®  Dining Experiences
• Story Land & Sea® Exclusives per itinerary
• Traditional Story Welcome Reception
• Farewell Reception 

In US Dollars

Published Date Price Per Person
September 1, 2018
(commences Sep 2 in Split, Croatia, and ends Sep 12 in Athens)
$5879 + $919
On Tour Airfare
Time-Sensitive Deposit:
If you're considering this adventure with us in 2018, then you can save by making your deposit by September 30, 2017:


Call 1(877) 865-6711 or email us today!

 

 

 


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