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Highlights of Croatia with Adriatic Cruise

ITINERARY

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

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Dubrovnik

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel. This evening you'll meet the tour guide, have dinner and stay overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Split

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in 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 3 (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 medieval town where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Zadar, dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (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 5 (Thursday): Zagreb - Plitvice

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multicoloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Afternoon departure for Plitvice, dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Friday): Plitvice

After breakfast, we tour the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Plitvice region.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Plitvice - Dubrovnik

Morning departure for Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Gruž harbour and embarkation. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager alter at an onboard Welcome reception followed by a dinner. This evening you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Dubrovnik - Korčula

We set sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop (if weather permits) in one of pristine bays, time to cool off , relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town whose street design is based on a fish bone pattern, to spend the night there. Take the 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 10 (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. Enjoy 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 set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim (if weather permits), cool off and relax. 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 12 (Thursday): Split - Hvar (2021 Itinerary: Split - Stari Grad)

Stop in Bol, a small town on the Island of 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 Itinerary: 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

Day 13 (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 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 first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Afterwards 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 14 (Saturday): Mljet - Hvar

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 (Sunday): Dubrovnik

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

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 (except in Dubrovnik 3*) 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/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 onboard
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Zagreb (English/German); Korčula and Hvar (English)
  • Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir; St. Donatus Church in Zadar: Plitvice National Park

 

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

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Dubrovnik: Ivka 3*
  • Split: President 4*
  • Zadar: Pinija 4*
  • Zagreb: Panorama 4*
  • Plitvice: Park 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) A308

Package Information

  • Duration: 15 Days/14 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - September 2020 & 2021
  • Cities Visited: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb, Plitvice, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Price From: Not Available