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Croatia with Orient and Adriatic Cruise

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Visit: Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Plitvice, Trojir, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pučišća, Omiš, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Dubrovnik

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Dubrvnik - Mostar - Sarajevo

After breakfast, depart for Mostar. On arrival you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. We will tour its elegant Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Then continue to Sarajevo where you'll have an afternoon city tour of Sarajevo, including Baščaršija and Gazi Husref Bey Mosque. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): Sarajevo - Belgrade

This morning we drive northwards to Belgrade, with a stop on the way for lunch. Continue to Belgrade for dinner and your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Wednesday): Belgrade - Zagreb

In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Belgrade. The tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You´ll also see Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Then we continue our journey to Zagreb for dinner and our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Thursday): Zagreb - Plitvice National Park

After breakfast we have a morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. After the city tour, we will drive to Plitvice Lakes, listed on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different levels, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood Plitvice Lakes is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight stay in the Plitvice region.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Friday): Plitvice - Trojir - Split

Morning departure for Trogir where we will visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence before continuing to Split.  On arrival enjoy a city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace, listed on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight stay in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Split - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we depart for Dubrovnik. On arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, which is included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight stay in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Gruž harbor for embarkation. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager at an onboard Welcome reception followed by dinner. This evening you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Korčula

We depart for the island of Korčula in the morning, with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits. Enjoy lunch on board as we continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town and best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, to spend the night there. Take the walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. This evening is free to explore the town on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Tuesday): Korčula - Pučišća

Today our journey continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač. Pučišća is often listed as one of the prettiest villages in Europe and known for its white lime stone and beautiful bay. This small town is the centre for quarrying and cutting stone. You can visit the amazing stonemason school (optional). Enjoy lunch onboard and a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (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 we set sail for Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, and lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive into Split where we will spend the night. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split to explore on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 (Thursday): Split - Hvar

Stop in Bol, a small town on the Island of Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 metre 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. 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 harbor (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 13 (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 Captain’s dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 (Saturday): Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik with lunch onboard, as well as a stop for swimming. Early in the afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik, where we will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Disembarkation

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbour to Dubrovnik
  • Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8)
  • Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • Tour escort throughout land (English/French) portion
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager
  • 7 night accommodation on board MS 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 0.5 l 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

 

Sightseeing Tours Included: 

  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik (English/French); Korčula and Hvar (English)
  • Entrance fees to Turkish House and Mosque in Mostar; Gazi Husref Bey in Sarajevo; Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade; Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian`s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik

 

Not Included:

  • Drinks and extra meals
  • Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutt o, 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
  • Tips and all other personal charges
  • Tourist tax + port tax - 35 EUR per person to be paid onbaord in cash

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Dubrovnik - Adria 4*
  • Sarajevo - Radon Plaza 4-5*
  • Belgrade - Majestic 4*
  • Zagreb - International 4*
  • Otočac - Park 4*
  • Split - President 4*

 

 

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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: 15 Days/14 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - September 2019
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Plitvice, Trojir, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pučišća, Omiš, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik
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