Celestyal offering 35 shore excursions for Adriatic itinerary

Celestyal Cruises has released the shore excursion program for its new “Heavenly Adriatic” itinerary, with 35 tours available to book now.

Sailing on the 1,260-passenger Celestyal Journey, the seven-night itinerary launches on Mar. 2, 2024. Departing from Greece, it includes three new countries – Croatia, Montenegro and Italy – and six new maiden ports – Kefalonia, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Bari and Katakolo.

“At Celestyal we believe the destinations we sail to are what makes our cruises so special,” said Lee Haslett, chief commercial officer, Celestyal. “We want our guests to be immersed in the culture, history and local experiences, bringing home magical memories from every port of call.”

The shore excursions offer a range of half-day and full-day options. The line-up includes eight “Authentic Encounters,” which provide hands-on experiences with locals and group sizes limited to 20 guests or fewer. 

Example excursions include:

  • “Igor’s Magical Recycled Scrap Art” in Dubrovnik. Comprises a guided sightseeing tour of the Old Town followed by a visit to the workshop and art gallery of Igor Hajdarhodzic, a Dubrovnik-born actor turned artist. Half-day tour from $146, per person.
  • “Hike and Bike” in Kotor. Comprises a 15km bike ride from Kotor towards the village of Donji Stoliv, followed by a 45-minute hike through shaded woods to Gornji Stoliv, a village above the Bay of Kotor that has been completely abandoned. Half-day tour from $101, per person.
  • “Monopoli & Rural Life Experience” in Bari. Comprises a tour of Monopoli, a city founded on the remains of an ancient Messapian settlement, and a visit to a traditional Apulian farm for mozzarella and focaccia tasting. Half-day tour from $134, per person.

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