Slovenia & Croatia with 7 Nights Aboard the Queen Eleganza

Begin the tour in Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana, and discover magical Lake Bled and monumental karst caves before continuing to Pula, Croatia to begin your 7-night Adriatic cruise. Launched in 2018, the beautiful and intimate 18-cabin Queen Eleganza yacht features a casual ambiance and the ability to call at small, inviting islands and ports not accessible to large cruise ships. Sail along the Croatian coast from Istria to Dubrovnik, calling at Pula, Zadar, Split, Hvar, and Korcula. A leisurely pace allows time in port overnight for free time in town to sample local cuisine and meet and mingle with residents.

Featured highlights include:

  • Marvel at well preserved ruins of Emperor Diocletian's palace at Split and Pula's amphitheater and temple.
  • At Krka National Park take guided walks on wooden walkways and bridges through the magical landscape of cascading waterfalls, picturesque pools, and acres of lush vegetation.
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik.
  • Delve into the historic sites of Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic.
  • Swim in the pristine waters of the Kornati Archipelago.
  • Vist the picturesque mountain aerie Motovun on the Istrian Peninsula.
  • Several on-board lectures.

The yacht-like Queen Eleganza, launched in the Spring of 2018, was beautifully crafted in Croatia, specifically to cruise the Adriatic coastline. The 18 cabins are finished to high standards with sleek lines and neutral colors. the bar/restaurant and lounge boast comfortable seating areas, large windows, and complimentary tea/coffee. meals are served in a single seating and feature fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine.

This luxurious cruise along the Croatian coast offers a relaxing escape amongst good company with similar interests! 


Tour Guide

Barbara Prey

Barbara Prey earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Williams College in 1979, where she is an adjunct faculty member, and a master’s degree from Harvard University. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, where she was visiting lecturer on Western Art, both enabling her to travel, study, and work extensively in Europe and Asia. Barbara was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a sought-after speaker and has lectured at the National Gallery of Art for their Winslow Homer exhibition and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and at the MET for their John Singer Sargent exhibition, as well as for U.S. Embassies worldwide. She has served on several museum boards.

Barbara is one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists and was recently commissioned by MASS MoCA to create the largest known watercolor painting (8 by 15 feet) for their new building. Prey’s work also resides in the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Historical Society, Kennedy Space Center, and the permanent collection of the White House, where she is one of just two living female artists represented.  We invite you to learn more about Barbara on her website

Barbara will lecture on baroque art and architecture in conjunction with the visit to the Church of the Assumption of Mary in Bled. She will incorporate her experience of painting the largest watercolor in the world for MASS MoCA when discussing the altarpieces and interior painting of Diocletian’s Palace and the art and architecture in Dubrovnik.

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