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Splendour of Croatian Adriatic

ITINERARY

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

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruž Harbour, where embarkation begins at 1:00pm. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager during the Welcome reception which is followed by 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 today continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit an amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch on board before arrival in Pučišća. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard and overnight in Pučišća.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Captain's Dinner

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 (2021 Irinerary: Split - Stari Grad)

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.

2021 Itineray: Morning sail towards Stari Grad, swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Friday): Hvar - Mljet (2021 Itinerary: Stari Grad - 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.

2021 Itinerary: Departing from Stari Grad in the morning, we sail to Hvar for a sightseeing tour. Hvar town shows you the fi rst public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Aft erwards come back for lunch on board and sail towards Mljet. Croatian “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 Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and the Malo Jezero (Small Lake) and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. 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 with lunch on board with stop for swimming. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. Aft er the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Disembarkation

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to your hotel.  You'll have some free time to relax or explore on your own before dinner tonight.  This evening you will meet with the tour guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Split

After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, 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. Afternoon departure for Split, driving along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Tuesday): Split - Trogir - Zadar

After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Split, including 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 medieval town where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Afterwards, we continue onto Zadar where we will stay 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

After breakfast, enjoy a 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. After the city tour, you'll be transferred 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 Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb (in English and in German), Korčula and Hvar (English only)
  • 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
  • All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

 

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

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Dubrovnik: Ivka 3*
  • Split: President 4*
  • Zadar: Pinija 4*
  • Zagreb: Panorama 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) A303

Package Information

  • Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - September 2021
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Zagreb
  • Price From: Not Available