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Deluxe Croatian Delight Tour with Cruise from Dubrovnik to Split

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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): Zagreb Arrival

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

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday): Zagreb - NP Plitvice

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolored 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 rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight 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, where you'll 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. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Saturday): Split - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral. After the city tour, embark supreme cruise ship, with a Welcome Reception followed by a dinner that evening. Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik.

Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Day 5 (Sunday): Dubrovnik - Elaphite Islands - Slano

Late morning departure from Dubrovnik. 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. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local specialties. Overnight on board 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. Afternoon 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 the 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 stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 (Thursday): Stari Grad - Trogir (Krka National Park 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 masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Join our guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. After a walking tour, we continue our journey towards Krka Waterfalls. You will discover the beauty of the Krka National park and the small access port of Skradin where the flora and fauna are exceptional. Overnight in Trogir.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Friday): Trogir - Split

In the morning join our guided tour of Trogir with a local 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. Your evening is free in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Saturday): Split departure

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

Meals: Breakfast 

 

 

Cruise and Land Package Includes:

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

 

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, and Trogir
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Krka National Park; Mljet National Park
  • Oyster tasting in Ston

 

Not Included:

  • Drinks on board, extra meals
  • Port tax + Tourist tax $61 AUD (35 EUR) per person
  • Entrance Fees

 

Optional:

  • 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* in Gospić
  • Split: President Atrium 5*

 

 

Land and 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. (al) A402

Package Information

  • Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: 12, 19 May & 15, 22 September 2021
  • Cities Visited: Zagreb, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik, Elaphite Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korčula, Biševo, Vis, Hvar, Stari Grad, Trogir, Split
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