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Croatia and Adriatic Cruise on MS Prestige or MS Freedom

ITINERARY

Visit: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet to Dubrovnik

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrive in Zagreb

Upon arrival in Zagreb, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.The balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Friday): Zagreb

A morning sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside.

Meals: Breakfast

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

Today we head south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. We then continue to Split and the port where you will embark on your boat. Later, gather with your fellow "sailors" for a Welcome Reception on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Reception

Day 4 (Sunday): Split - Bol - Hvar - Stari Grad

After breakfast, enjoy a morning guided tour of Split which includes the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's temple, The Peristyle and the Cathedral. Afterwards, we set sail towards Bol, a small town on Brac Island, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740 foot long golden peddle beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards we continue to Hvar, 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. We will spend the evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 (Monday): Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

Today is a quick sail towards the town of Hvar for a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare's theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. We then cruise towards the Island of Vis, the antique Issa, was founded around 397 B.C. In Vis town, parts of the ancient city walls remain, along with a thermae (public bath) and the Levaman Fortress houses the Archaeological Museum, with exhibits including a 4th century B.C. bronze head of the goddess Artemis.  Our tour today of Vis will feature the town's waterfront. This evening is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 (Tuesday): Vis - Vela Luka

After breakfast set sail to Korcula Island thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our port of call for the day is Vela Luka town, dating back to pre-historic times. After lunch on board, disembark in Vela Luka and depart for an afternoon Korcula island tour featuring a visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo Ethno museum and a local winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to your ship for an evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Wednesday): Vela Luka - Korcula

Today there will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many local restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 (Thursday): Korcula - Miljet

Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favourite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight enjoy the Captain's Dinner with live entertainment on board the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 (Friday): Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning we sail to Dubrovnik, so called 'Pearl of the Adriatic' and a UNESCO World heritage site. On arrival enjoy a walking tour of the old town and visit Rectors Palace and the Franciscan Monastery. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore more of Dubrovnik at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 (Saturday): Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast, it's time to disembark. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Land and Cruise Package Includes:

  • 2 nights in deluxe class hotel, rooms with private facilities
  • 7 night cruise from Split on board MS Prestige or MS Desire 2 in a cabin with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner at hotel as per itinerary
  • 1 welcome reception aboard the ship, followed by dinner
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 captain's dinner with live music
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard the ship
  • Professional Tour & Cruise Manager
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

 

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Vis
  • Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting
  • Korcula city tour
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik

 

Hotel:

  • Zagreb: Westin (DLX)

 

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Please note: 13 June 2019 departure date is on MS Adriatic Queen and 5 September 2019 departure date is on MS Desire 2 and MS Adriatic Queen 

 

 

Land and Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and land and cruise 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: April - October 2019 and 2020
  • Cities Visited: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Bol, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Vela Luka, Korcula, Mljet to Dubrovnik
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