Vodice (Sibenik), Croatia
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Meals not included
The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik UNESCO World Heritage Site
"The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (1431-1535), bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral - developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral." Learn more: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/963/
Seabourn is the official cruise partner of UNESCO World Heritage.
A short walk from the pier takes you down the Vodice promenade to board your coach.
Youll reach the Bridge of Sibenik by way of a panoramic drive. Stop here for beautiful photos of Sibenik and the surrounding area.
In the center of Sibenik (pronounced she-ben-eek), leave the coach for a guided walking tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide as (s)he leads you along the winding streets of this charming town -- the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic.
As you stroll through the Old Town, you'll hear all about the interesting history of the city. Visit the Gothic Church of St Francis, which dates back to the 14th century and features richly-carved ceilings and altars. You'll also pass the Church of St John and the Sibenik Theatre. The latter was built in 1870 and was the largest in the country at that time.
Continue past the 16th-century Town Hall and the former Duke's Palace, which is now the Sibenik City Museum.
Step inside the magnificent St James' Cathedral -- one of the most original architectural projects of the late Middle Ages and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After the walking tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own before rejoining your guide for the transfer back to the pier in Vodice.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.