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Wonderful Croatia - Land & Deluxe Cruise

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Visit: Zagreb, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik, Elaphite Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korčula, Biševo, Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Trogir, Split

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Zagreb

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, you'll be transferred to the hotel. This evening, meet the tour guide, enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Zagreb.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday): Zagreb - Plitvice

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Friday): Plitvice - Trogir - Split

Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; 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. Dinner and overnight stay in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Saturday): Split - Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. Afterwards you’ll be transferred to the port for embarkation. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome reception followed by a dinner. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Sunday):  Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands – Slano (Oyster tasting)

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic”. 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 returning to ship enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls to continue to one of the Elaphite islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac peninsula. Pelješac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. Aft er exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. Overnight and Captains Dinner in Slano.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Monday): Slano - Mljet - Korčula

In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Continue our cruise towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Aft ernoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Tuesday): Korčula - Biševo - Vis

Early in the morning we sail to small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views. Overnight in the port of Vis.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Wednesday): Vis - Hvar - Stari Grad

In the morning head further towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour set sail towards Stari Grad, one of the oldest cities in Europe where you will overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 (Thursday): Stari Grad - Trogir (NP Krka excursion)

Early morning departure to the old Dalmatian town Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Aft er disembark in Trogir we will take the bus to visit Krka National Park. You will discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Overnight in Trogir.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Friday): Trogir - Split

In the morning join our guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night.  Arriving in Split, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Saturday): Split Disembarkation

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split Airport of your Split hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • Arrival shared transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from Split harbour to Split Airport on the first and the last days of the land and cruise package
  • 3-night accommodation in hotels (2 nights in 5* and 1 night in in 4*) on half board basis
  • Air-conditioned vehicle throughout
  • English/French-speaking tour escort throughout the land portion
  • 7-night accommodation on board (supreme category boat) in a cabin with private bathroom, A/C and LCD TV
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 6 lunches, all with 4 courses during cruise
  • Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner during cruise
  • Water dispenser during cruise
  • Complementary fresh fruits available daily during cruise
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise
  • Luggage handling on boat
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

 

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik (English and French), Korčula, Hvar and Trogir (English only)
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Krka National Park
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person (depending on the season) to be paid at the entrance. Guide free of charge.
  • Oyster tasting in Ston

 

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:

  • Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot – up to 13 EUR per person (depending on the season)

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Zagreb: Westin 5*
  • Plitvice: Stara Lika 4* Gospić
  • Split: Atrium 5*

 

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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) A311

Package Information

  • Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May, June & September 2021 (New)
  • Cities Visited: Zagreb, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korčula, Biševo, Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Trogir, Split
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