As of September 1 at noon, we currently have 3 rooms available on the lower deck as well as space for one additional single female passenger open to rooming with a registered passenger (the "shared cabin" registration option). Thanks for your interest in this trip!
Enjoy the ancient cities, beautiful islands, and magnificent works of art and architecture in the lands around the Adriatic Sea! The first portion of this tour will be by bus from Venice to Slovenia to Croatia. The second portion will be a private cruise along the Croatian coast and islands, ending in Dubrovnik. Stops include:
- Venice (Italy)
- Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Šibenik & Split
- Hvar Island
Ken Bratt, Calvin professor of classics emeritus and popular CALL teacher, has led 24 student or adult trips to Greece, Turkey, and Italy over the past 30 years. Dr. Bratt will provide a few evening lectures along with the daily site visits.
The tour will involve a significant amount of walking, some of it on uneven terrain. Most travel will be by tourist coach and a charter boat. Strenuous climbing or hiking will be optional. The second half of the trip (the cruise) will be more relaxed than the first.
The tour cost is $5999 with cruise ship rooms on the main (middle) deck or $5749 with cruise ship rooms on the lower deck. These prices are based on double occupancy and include flights from Chicago as well as bus transfer from Grand Rapids. The tour is set for 36 participants.
Your tour deposit is fully refundable until October 15, 2021. The tour deposit will become non-refundable following that date – even if you personally withdraw later, or if situations develop later which causes Witte/Calvin to cancel or postpone the trip. Please see the “cancellations and refunds” section of the brochure for details.
Optional travel protection is available through Travelex Insurance Services. See their website for an overview of what coverage is included or excluded related to COVID-19, and also review the full policy.
COVID-19: As of August 2021, travel in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia is currently open, with few restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers except that a negative DOVID test is required for re-entry to the US at this time. Witte Travel is continuing to monitor conditions and will provide updates to registered participants over the months to come.
Calvin tours are open to any friends of CALL and the Calvin Alumni Association who wish to travel with us. Explore other Calvin-sponsored tours, too.
Please register by Tuesday, March 1, 2022.