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Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to make your way to visit the magical “floating city” of Venice. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
One of the most unique cities on Earth, Venice is a place of unmatched beauty and a feast of fantastic landmarks and iconic sites. View the delightful crisscrossing canals, the gondolas, arched bridges, palaces, and piazzas. Your included orientation features a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, and time at leisure for a chance to explore on your own or to join our signature optional excursion. You can also just relax with a cappuccino at one of the many cafés in the center.
Say arrivederci to Venice and cross into neighboring Slovenia. Discover the picturesque fishing village of Piran, with an enchanting medieval square lined with cafés. Continue to the spa town of Portorož (Port of Roses) for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 127 mi/ 205 km
Enjoy a free day to explore the pretty seaside resort on the Adriatic. You could pamper yourself at one of the wellness centers, or try your luck at a casino. Alternatively, we offer an optional excursion to the Istrian Peninsula, home to Porec with its beautiful beaches and Roman temple dedicated to Neptune, and to pretty Rovinj.
Cross the border into Croatia, then relax and drink in the natural beauty of Opatija, a town nestled between the sparkling waters of the Adriatic and a lovely forest of bay laurels. Next stop is Zadar. Join your Local Guide and learn all about the historic Old Town with its exceptional cultural heritage, a treasury of archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km
Head into central Dalmatia and visit Krka National Park, renowned for its breathtaking waterfalls and attractive water mills. Join your Local Guide to explore the outstanding natural beauty and home to more than 200 species of birds, be sure to watch for osprey, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and Eurasian eagle-owls. Visit Trogir with its medieval walls, seaside promenade, and maze-like marble streets. Continue to the vibrant port city of Split.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi/ 200 km
The guided tour of Split reveals a city whose splendor dates back to the 4th century when Emperor Diocletian built his phenomenal palace—now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, take advantage of the exciting optional excursion.
Skirt the dramatic coastline as you make your way south to Dubrovnik. Along the way, stop in Ston, renowned for its defensive walls, a major feat of medieval architecture.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km
Awaken this morning in the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” one of the world’s most stunning cities, and discover Dubrovnik’s many charms in the company of a Local Guide. Game of Thrones fans should keep watch for filming sites used as King’s Landing and Qarth!
Set off to discover some of the highlights of Montenegro. Kotor, situated in a secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor, is the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Your Local Guide will introduce you to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a short boat crossing to visit Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast. Return to Dubrovnik. Today’s Distance: 115 mi/ 185 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Situated on the Riviera del Brenta and founded in 1965,the hotel is still family run. hotel Poppi offers 100 rooms and a renowned restaurant.
A contemporary hotel located next to the Portoroz promenade with a stunning view on the gulf of Piran with many boutiques and restaurants within walking distance. It has both indoor & outdoor seawater swimming pools, a private beach, restaurants, and bar. Modern guestrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, minibar, and safe.
Hotel Porto is located at the very entrance into the city of Zadar. The hotel's capacity is 102 rooms.
This modern contemporary hotel offers the perfect balance between comfort and style and is situated not far from Split city center in a peaceful and tranquil area. All 52 guest rooms are modern-style and all come with air conditioning, a mini-bar, a plasma-screen TV and a seating area. Guests can also enjoy a large wellness area for relaxation and a well-equipped gym.
Hotel Tirena is located in the quiet Mediterranean surroundings of the Babin Kuk peninsula. It is only 15 minutes' walk from the world-famous historic center of Dubrovnik and offers great value for money. Take advantage of the hotel's excellent location to explore the sights, relax on the attractive beaches, or enjoy the superb amenities in the nearby Valamar hotels.
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