I have loved Europe’s tall ships that take me along popular waterways and would recommend it to anyone who wants a stress-free way to travel and see the many beautiful cities along the famous rivers. But my favorite way to travel by water is via a yacht. Yes, a yacht.
No, I’m not rich and famous, but I was able to travel along the Adriatic Sea on a beautiful yacht with a group from our area that, at the time, included Mayor Bob Crowell and his lovely wife Susan. We had the time of our lives exploring the islands of Croatia and swimming in the Adriatic, and I would do it again in a heartbeat, but I have a number of trips already planned, so I’ll have to move on to this next yacht cruise, I hope you will consider it.
Croatia has become one of the travel highlights not to be missed. In many ways, the coastline resembles Southern California, but it’s the islands that tell the real story of this country, and the only way to see the islands is by yacht. Marco Polo was thought to have been born on the island of Korcula, although Venice also claims it. Korcula is known as “Little Dubrovnik” because of its narrow stone streets and medieval buildings that are sure to fascinate. Each island has a unique place to see.
Chamber Travel Club will travel to Croatia and its islands next October 10, flying to Dubrovnik to board MS Invictus, the luxury yacht built in 2020 that will take you to six islands with stops along the coast to explore famous villages such as Split, followed by a two-night stay in the resort town of Vodice at a four-star beach hotel located right on the shores of the Adriatic coast, before heading to the Croatian capital of Zagreb for a night before the flight home.
A highlight for me was visiting Diocletian’s Palace, built in the late fourth century for the Roman emperor Diocletian, located in the old town of Split. And who wouldn’t love to wander the streets of beautiful Dubrovnik, although not much time is spent there on this tour, but you can choose to go early if you want to spend time alone in this city featured in Game of Thrones.
However, my favorite memory was all of us jumping off the back of our yacht to dive into the beautiful Adriatic Sea. I loved that we docked right in the heart of each town allowing us to hit it off on our own when we had free time to explore. Our yacht was as beautiful as any private yacht moored in the harbor.
The 10-day tour includes the cruise, outside lodging, 20 meals, all tours, flights from Reno, free Chamber parking and all airport transfers. Save $250 per person when you book your air tour before November 11. I advise you not to delay if this tour interests you, because this is a popular trip.
You are welcome to learn more about this trip and other trips featured by Collette at the next travel club meeting on Tuesday, November 1st. Choose the morning session at 10:00 am or the 1:00 pm session. You must RSVP to the chamber at 775-882-1565. Space is limited.
Yes, Croatia is one of my favorite trips for me and it will be one of your favorites too.
Marilyn Foster will be 94 in January and still travels the world.