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Croatia Land & Southern Explorer Cruise (KL2)

ITINERARY

Visit: Zagreb, Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Sipan/Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar, Split

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Zagreb

On arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday): Zagreb Walking Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour of Zagreb. Walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, you'll visit the St. Mark's Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrscak Tower. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in Zagreb.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Friday): Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Split

This morning we depart towards Croatia's oldest and most beautiful national park, Plitvice Lakes, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. Walk through the park and enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and ride the street train back to the entrance. Walking shoes are essential for a 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment! We then drive to Split for our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Saturday): Split - Makarska

After breakfast, enjoy a morning guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection with abundance of Roman architecture, of special interest is the Diocletian palace. The tour will end in the harbour in front of the ship for cruise check in. Luggage transfer will be arranged from the hotel. Departure from Split harbour towards Makarska at 13:00pm. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites..

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Sunday): Makarska - Mljet

Today we have an early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. This afternoon visit the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy the sun, sea and tranquillity of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, visit the monastery and church of St. Mary Isle. Overnight stay in the port of Polača/Pomena.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Monday): Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the amazing sights of nature along the way towards "the heaven on earth", according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive in Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through Stradun, both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Tuesday): Dubrovnik - Šioan / Trstenik

Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets and churches. Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Šipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery. Captain’s dinner on board in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 (Wednesday): Šipan / Trstenik - Korčula

After breakfast depart for Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in bay near the town of Korčula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Sightseeing of Korčula and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 (Thursday): Korčula - Hvar

Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Friday): Hvar (Bol) - Split

Our next stop is Brač island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn, its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brač island. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera. Overnight in the port.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 (Saturday): Split

Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • 2 overnights Zagreb in 4* hotel (Hotel Dubrovnik, Hotel Palace or similar)
  • 1 overnight Split in 4* hotel (Hotel President, Cornaro or similar)
  • 1 breakfast & dinner and 2 bed and breakfast services in hotels
  • Visitor’s taxes during land part
  • 7 overnights cruise according to KL2 itinerary with breakfast & three course lunch on board of our Premium Superior (M/S Majestic or similar), Premium category ships (M/S Dionis or similar) with Captain’s dinner included or on board of our Traditional Ensuite category ship (M/S Lopar or similar)
  • All transfers as per itinerary (from airport Zagreb and to airport Split)
  • Guided tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar (according to the categories described above)
  • Accommodation in double cabins according to the categories described above
  • A liter of water daily during cruise
  • Porterage

 

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Obligatory Supplement:

  • Visitor's Tax and Port Fees for the cruise are not included (to be paid on the spot at the ship) 25 EUR per person per week

 

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. (kl)

Package Information

  • Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
  • Type: Land and Cruise
  • Departures: April - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Zagreb, Split, Makarska, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Sipan/Trstenik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
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