Dan O'Donnell Cruise - Venice to Dubrovnik
Venice to Dubrovnik! On a Mega-Yacht! Wow!
I am so freaking excited about this, I don’t even know where to begin. You know me, I love hanging out with my listeners. And what better way to do so than on our very own mega yacht in the Adriatic Sea? By day we’ll tour the best of Croatia. By night, we’ll enjoy cocktails and laughs in the company of an incredible group of WISN listeners.
Oh, and did I mention that we’ll be cruising on a mega-yacht!? I still can’t get over it. You, me, and just under 100 listeners. That’s it! Just us!
I’ve always wanted to see Venice. We’ll spend two nights there. I’ve always wanted to see Dubrovnik. We’ll spend two nights there. Plus, seven nights cruising the Croatia coast to see this incredibly beautiful country. Just about everything is included. Meals, drinks, touring, tips, and a whole lot more.
Check out all the information below and see for yourself why I am so excited. Then, lock in your cabin because I’m telling you, this will not last long.
I sincerely hope you will join me!
Dan O'Donnell has more than a decade of experience as a radio news anchor, reporter, and news and sports talk show host. He is a two-time winner of broadcast journalism’s prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award and has won nearly 20 regional Murrow Awards and Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Awards for excellence. Dan has worked as a Wisconsin correspondent for FOX News Radio, CBS News Radio, ABC News Radio, In Session TV, and HLN’s “Nancy Grace.”
A lifelong Wisconsinite who grew up just four miles from WISN’s studio, Dan is a graduate of both Marquette University and The University of Wisconsin Law School. He is a licensed (but thankfully non-practicing) attorney, so please try not to hold that against him. Dan now lives in Milwaukee with his wife Megan and their three children.
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $5,999
June 5-17, 2024
13 Days / 12 Nights
Depart the USA for Venice, Italy today.
Arrive in Venice
Arrive in the “City of Water,” a place built on a cluster of over 100 islands, each connected by canals and more than 400 bridges. Spend some time exploring the city at your own pace before coming together with fellow WISN travelers for a welcome reception this evening.
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the breathtaking city of Venice! Explore St. Mark’s Square, Dog’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, and Rialoto Bridge. Afterwards, you’ll have some free time for shopping. You might consider trying out one of the options available this afternoon. This evening, discover the numerous popular restaurants that Venice has to offer. (B)
Embark on your Private Yacht
Enjoy the morning in Venice before you board your private yacht, the Emerald Sakara, this afternoon. Tonight, mingle with Dan and your other WISN companions while enjoying cocktails under the stars. (B, D)
Begin your day with a guided walking tour of Rovinj, renowned for its charming cobblestone streets that lead to a hilltop church. This place is also celebrated as a living cultural treasure, with vibrant frescoes, galleries, and museums scattered across the town. (B, L, D)
In the morning, embark on a guided walking tour of Zadar. Discover the historical capital of Dalmatia, a delightful city brimming with tales and captivating stories as you stroll along its ancient streets. The city is embraced by Venetian walls dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore renowned landmarks like the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, and wander through the city’s oldest street, Kalelarga, immersing yourself in its rich history and distinctive Mediterranean ambiance. Take a visit to the Gold & Silver Exhibition and the Museum of Ancient Glass. Later in the evening, join the Disco Party at the Sky Bar following dinner! (B, L, D)
Arrive at the port of Sibenik today, renowned for the UNESCO World Heritage-designated St. James’ Cathedral and its distinctive black and orange hat. Sibenik holds deep-rooted traditions. As the country’s oldest native town, its history dates back to 1066, with historical treasures scattered throughout. Explore the medieval streets and the Square of the Four Wells on a guided walking tour. This evening, it’s your choice—one option could be savoring live music with a guitar vocalist while indulging in a post-dinner drink. (B, L, D)
Today, you can discover Hvar at your own pace. It’s renowned as a sought-after summer retreat, featuring 13th-century walls, a fortress, and a central square adorned with Renaissance architecture and a Cathedral. The locals relish the beaches, fragrant lavender fields, and the proximity of neighboring islands. Later tonight, join your fellow travelers for a White Party, where you’ll dance beneath the stars and enjoy a memorable evening! (B, L, D)
Experience the authentic charm of Dalmatian life in the captivating city of Split. When you step off the ship’s pier, you’ll be taken to the heart of the city. Split grew during the Middle Ages within the summer home of the influential Roman emperor Diocetian. On this guided walking tour, you’ll discover all the famous and significant landmarks that this 1,700-year-old city holds. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the bustling streets and walk through the narrow alleys. Don’t miss the Peristyle square, a Roman square within the palace, that’s been beautifully preserved. Right next to it, you’ll find the cathedral of St. Domnius, built within the emperor’s original mausoleum. It’s one of the oldest cathedrals globally, along with the former Jupiter temple, now the baptistery of St. John’s. After visiting the cathedral, you’ll explore the rest of the palace before finishing the tour in its cellars. Spend the rest of your time in Split exploring before heading back to the ship. (B, L, D)
Ranked as the sixth-largest island in the Adriatic, Korcula is cherished in Croatia. Its Old Town, often called “Little Dubrovnik” by the locals, presents a charming blend of medieval churches, palaces, and squares. The villages of Cara and Smokvica are renowned for producing Croatia’s signature dry white wine. Experience a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets of this delightful medieval town. You’ll witness how the Venetian Renaissance style influenced the architecture, including visits to the St. Marc square, the town hall square, and the former city walls’ promenade. As you stroll, you’ll uncover insights about Korcula’s architecture, Marco Polo, the exterior of St. Marc’s cathedral, local cuisine, drinks, and must-see attractions. Tonight, consider joining your fellow travelers by dressing up for the Toga Party at the Aqua Pool Bar on the ship. (B, L, D)
Reach Dubrovnik, often called the pearl of the Adriatic, and let the walled city capture your heart. Today, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace. Take your time to wander around, perhaps enjoying a drink while on the walls, tasting local dishes, or simply strolling through the medieval city’s enchanting streets. (B)
Today is a day for you to venture and discover! Later in the evening, come together with Dan and your fellow WISN travelers for a memorable farewell gathering at Vala Beach (weather permitting). Enjoy a delightful dinner, drinks, and some laughter as you reminisce about cherished memories with both old and newfound friends. (B, D)
Depart for home
Bid farewell to Croatia this morning, carrying cherished memories from your journey! (B)
- Roundtrip airport transfers from Milwaukee to Chicago (ORD)
- Economy class roundtrip airfare from Chicago (ORD)*
- Premium hotel accommodations throughout Venice & Dubrovnik**
- Exclusive 7-day private yacht charter aboard the Emerald Sakara
- All-inclusive wine, beer, & spirits aboard the Emerald Sakara
- All ground transportation
- Expert English-speaking guides
- 25 Meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners)
- Gratuities for cruise staff, drivers, & local guides
- Taxes and fees as of 9/20/23
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour including Tour Director
*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
- Cruise aboard a mega-yacht, chartered exclusively for Dan O’Donnell listeners.
- Aboard the yacht, the drinks are on the house!
- Get to know Dan during a Q&A session.
- Spend two nights in Venice and Dubrovnik.
- Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 9/20/23
- Travel Insurance
- Air Upgrades
- Gratuities for cruise staff, drivers, & local guides
- Airline baggage fees
- Optional tours
- ETIAS authorization
- Items of a personal nature
Activity Level 3
This tour moves at a moderate pace where planned activities are extended and there will be limited leisure time. Days may begin earlier or end later in the evening. You can expect to be standing and walking for longer periods of time, climbing steps, walking uphill, walking along uneven surfaces, and extended riding in safari vehicles over rough terrain.
|Oceanview Stateroom||Per Person Double Occupancy||$9,999|
|Oceanview Stateroom||Single Supplement - limited availability||$5,999|
|Balcony Suite - Cat B||Per Person Double Occupancy||$10,999|
|Balcony Suite - Cat A||Per Person Double Occupancy||$11,799|
|Deluxe Balcony Suite||Per Person Double Occupancy||$13,999|
|Terrace Suite||Per Person Double Occupancy||$15,999|
|Yacht Suite||Per Person Double Occupancy||$16,999|
|Owners Suite||Per Person Double Occupancy||$24,999|
|4-Nt Tuscany Extension||Per Person Double Occupancy||$3,399|
|4-Nt Tuscany Extension||Single Supplement - limited availability||$600|
|Business Class Air Upgrade||Per Person||$4,999|
|Travel Insurance||Per Person||Quote Will Be Provided|
- A $1,500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
- A second deposit in the amount of $2,500 is due 11/8/23.
- Final payment is due 2/6/24. All payments can be made by credit card or check.
- Your initial $1,500 deposit is refundable through 11/8/23, less a $750 per person cancellation fee.
- Between 11/8/23 and 2/6/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of the deposits paid.
- After 2/6/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.
4-Nt Tuscany Pre-Extension
How to Book
- Call Cruise & Tour at (800) 383-3131 or REQUEST A CALL
- Ask to have a place held on this trip
- You will receive an email with a link to our online registration form
Fill it out and you’re in!
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Travel Insurance Information
Worldwide Trip Protector
Cruise & Tour recommends that you purchase travel insurance.
To purchase travel protection insurance:
- Click here to view and print the Travel Insured International brochure which has a brief summary of coverage.
- After making your travel reservation and deposit, a Cruise & Tour representative will create an insurance quote for you. You will receive that travel insurance quote from Travel Insured International Customer Care.
- From here you will be able to view the quote, add additional coverage options such as Cancel for Any Reason, and purchase your policy all in the Travel Insured International Portal.
Please Note: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion will be waived if you purchase the protection plan within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment. Options such as Cancel for Any Reason or Interrupt for Any Reason must also be purchased within 21 days of the date of your initial trip payment.
To view and print the Explanation of Benefits, click here.