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Splendour of Croatian Adriatic

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Visit: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruž Harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00pm. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager during the Welcome reception which is followed by a dinner. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Korčula

We set sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop (if weather permits) in one of the pristine bays, time to cool off, relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo and the most preserved medieval town, to spend the night there. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 (Tuesday): Korčula - Pučišća

Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch onboard before arriving in Pučišća. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays (if weather permits). Overnight in Pučišća.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Wednesday): Pučišća - Omiš - Split

We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax (if weather permits). Lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Thursday): Split - Hvar

Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. The "Croatian Madeira" is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Friday): Hvar - Mljet

Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming (if weather permits) and lunch onboard. Croatia's "Greenest Island" will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have a Captain’s dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik. Lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Early in the afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik. After lunch join the guided tour of the magnificent Old Town and understand why it’s UNESCO listed and such a unique destination. Your evening is free in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Sunday): Dubrovnik

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to hotel, free time at leisure, dinner and overnight. Meeting with the tour guide in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Dubrov - Split

In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to the sunniest island of Hvar. We stop along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves (if weather permits). Lunch onboard and in the afternoon we arrive in the town of Hvar. Apart from its unique cultural heritage, Hvar is a celebrated destination for the international jet-set. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports on offer, Hvar is a popular desternation. While in Hvar you will have the possibility to book guided tour of Hvar. Enjoy the overnight here.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Tuesday): Split - Trogir - Zadar

Morning sightseeing tour of Split, covering the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Departure for Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Zadar for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Wednesday): Zadar - Zagreb

Morning sightseeing tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donatus Church a magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Afternoon departure for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Thursday): Zagreb

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multicoloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Transfer to Zagreb Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to harbour and departure transfer from hotel to Zagreb Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis (except in Dubrovnik 3*)
  • Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • Tour escort throughout land (English/German) portion
  • Professional English Speaking Cruise Manager
  • 7 nights accommodation on board MS Princess Aloha (superior boat) in a cabin with private bathroom, air-conditioning and LCD TV
  • Welcome dinner and Captain’s dinner on board
  • Daily buffet breakfast on board
  • 6 lunches with 4 courses on board
  • Water 0.5L bottle per person per day on board
  • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily on board
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of, Korčula, Hvar (English); Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Zagreb (English/German)
  • Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; St. Donatus Church in Zadar

 

Not Included:

  • Drinks on board, extra meals.
  • Tourist tax + Port tax: 35 EUR per person to be paid on board in cash.
  • Entrance Fees during cruise

 

Optional Supplements:

  • Omiš & Cetina River Excursion: river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person (depending on the season) to be paid at entrance. Guide free of charge

 

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Cruise and Land Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruise and land are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (al)

Package Information

  • Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - September 2019
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb
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