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Amazing Croatia by Land and Sea

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Visit: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sali, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik

 

Day 1 (Friday): Arrive in Zagreb

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. At night, meet your fellow travellers and enjoy a dinner on us.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday): Zagreb

We'll enjoy a morning sightseeing tour that will take us through the historic Upper Town. You will see St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the winding streets of the old town or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Sunday): Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Zadar

We will be heading south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour will takes us around several of the lower lakes. After our visit, we will drive to Zadar to board the beautiful M/S Premier. Later, join your fellow “sailors” and cruise manager for a welcome reception and dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Monday): Zadar - Sali

We'll start the day by having breakfast and going on a walking tour of Zadar’s historical centre. The city’s compact pedestrian zone, is perfect to explore on foot. We'll admire the 16th century walls built by the Venetians as a defense against the Turks. We'll also see the Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. After the tour, we will stop for a tasting of the traditional Maraschino liqueur. While we sail to Sali, lunch will be served. In Sali, there will be time to explore the town and have dinner on your own in one of the local restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Tuesday): Sali - Sibenik

After breakfast, we will take in the scenic wonderlands of two National Parks in the Sibenik area: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal-clear waters. The day will be devoted to tour these scenic destinations. The evening will be at leisure in Sibenik.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Wednesday): Sibenik - Trogir - Split

In the morning there will be time for a swim before we continue sailing. After lunch, we'll arrive in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Our time here will be free to explore at leisure until we set course for Split. There, a walking tour of the historic inner city will take us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Thursday): Split - Bol - Hvar

We'll sail to Bol, home of the Golden Horn, one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes its shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. Before lunch, there will be time for a swim in the clear blue waters. We'll then sail to the island of Hvar where we'll have a sightseeing tour that includes the first public theatre in Europe, the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening will be free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own in one of the excellent restaurants.

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August), the port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfers by bus will be organized to and from Hvar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Friday): Hvar - Korčula - Mljet

After breakfast we'll depart for Korčula for an early afternoon arrival. Korčula town is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our walking tour through its narrow, cobblestone streets includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. We'll continue our journey to the island of Mljet, where an afternoon tour of Mljet National Park awaits. The park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This spectacular island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! At night, onboard our ship, enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Saturday): Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning we'll sail to Dubrovnik, the so called “Pearl of Adriatic,” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, we'll take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The remainder of the day will be free for you to discover even more of this amazing city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Sunday): Depart from Dubrovnik

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or to your hotel in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Please Note: for technical reasons the order of the program can be changed or reversed.

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • 7 night cruise on MS Premier in deluxe cabins with private bathroom, air-conditioning, LCD TV, Amenity kit, Bathrobe and slippers and daily housekeeping (fresh bed linen and towels midweek)
  • 2 nights in Zagreb at the Westin, Sheraton or Dubrovnik Hotel
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches onboard
  • 3 dinners including Welcome dinner in Zagreb, Welcome reception and dinner on board and Captain's dinner with live music and a glass of wine
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour and Cruise Manager throughout the cruise
  • Admissions included in the program: Zagreb's Cathedral, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Church of St. Donat, tasting of the traditional Maraschino liqueur, Krka, Kornati, Diocletian, Cathedral of St. Mark, Mljet National Park, Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery's Pharmacy
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Port taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard

 

Land and Cruise Highlights:

  • Zagreb, the cultural capital of Croatia
  • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
  • Kornati National Park
  • Krka National Park
  • Sibenik's medieval Old Town
  • Split built around Diocletian's Palace
  • The Golden Horn beach on Bol Island
  • Hvar, the sunniest Croatian Island
  • Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic

 

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks on board, extra meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Zagreb: Westin/Sheraton/Dubrovnik 4* 

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

Package Information

  • Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: May - October 2021
  • Cities Visited: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sali, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik
  • Price From: $ 3,927