Celestyal has introduced an array of shore excursions for its upcoming “Heavenly Adriatic” itinerary, featuring a selection of 35 tours, as per the company’s press release.
Scheduled to set sail on the Celestyal Journey starting March 2, 2024, the seven-night itinerary will embark from Greece, venturing into three novel countries – Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy. The journey will encompass six new ports of call – Kefalonia, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Bari, and Katakolo.
The shore excursion options include both half-day and full-day activities, presenting eight “Authentic Encounters” that promise hands-on engagement with locals in groups limited to 20 guests or fewer.
Among the featured excursions are:
“Igor’s Magical Recycled Scrap Art” in Dubrovnik: Combining a guided Old Town sightseeing tour with a visit to the workshop and art gallery of Igor Hajdarhodzic, a former actor turned artist. The half-day tour is priced from $146 per person.
“Hike and Bike” in Kotor: Involves a 15km bike ride from Kotor to the village of Donji Stoliv, followed by a 45-minute hike through the woods to Gornji Stoliv, an abandoned village overlooking the Bay of Kotor. The half-day tour is priced from $101 per person.
“Monopoli and Rural Life Experience” in Bari: Encompasses a tour of Monopoli, a city established on the remains of a Messapian settlement, and a visit to a traditional Apulian farm for mozzarella and focaccia tasting. The half-day tour is priced from $134 per person.
Lee Haslett, Celestyal’s Chief Commercial Officer, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “With just 30 days to go before the inaugural sailing of our new ‘Heavenly Adriatic’ itinerary, we’re very pleased to showcase such an exciting program of excursions. At Celestyal, we believe the destinations we sail to are what makes our cruises so special. We want our guests to be immersed in the culture, history, and local experiences, bringing home magical memories from every port of call.”