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Croatia & Montenegro, with Honorable Harry Cahill
Of the many seaborne idylls possible in the Mediterranean, this has to be one of the loveliest. Join the Hon. Harry Cahill, distinguished diplomat and expert on this region, as we explore its striking beauty, the contrasting remains left by many cultures, the architectural and artistic excellence of the monuments, as well as recent and current events that continue to affect this area.
Our adventure begins in Venice, "La Serenissima," once mistress of the Adriatic, whose influence can still be seen. Tour the ancient city of Split built within the Palace of Diocletian. We'll stroll through the lavender-scented lanes of Hvar, which is quietly becoming the Mediterranean's newest Riviera. From Ploce we'll enjoy an excursion to multi-cultural Mostar. Next it's Korcula Island, caressed by gentle breezes and graced with Venetian spires. Kotor, in Montenegro, reached through southern Europe's only fjord, will be our last port of call before arriving in beautiful Dubrovnik, Croatia where we'll explore the medieval splendors of Dubrovnik.
This idyllic region is best explored by sea, and the all-suite, 100-guest Corinthian is the ideal vessel for this splendid itinerary.
Harry Amory Cahill has served as an American diplomat for over 30 years, his last post being U.S. Minister Counselor to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. During his Foreign Service career his several assignments in the former Yugoslavia and its present-day successor nations included USAID director, embassy officer in Belgrade and Sarajevo, chief of refugee operations, elections supervisor for the Council of Europe, and political-military adviser to NATO forces in Bosnia. In retirement Mr. Cahill continues to serve in the State Department’s Office of Global Information Systems, is a consultant to the Defense Department for Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaches international business management at Pepperdine University. He speaks Serbo-Croatian and during our trip will lecture on the history, politics, economy and arts and culture of the region.
From $4,890 per person, double occupancy