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From EUR 1'428
11 days/ 10 nights Inner Croatia with Plitvice + Cruising along the Dalmatian coastline & enchanting islands on the route:
ZAGREB – PLITVICE - SPLIT – MAKARSKA – MLJET – DUBROVNIK – TRSTENIK – KORČULA – HVAR – (Bol) SPLIT
Start in Zagreb and visit Plitvice lakes prior to spending seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea.
The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS :
SHIP and CABIN DESCRIPTION:
Premium category : Newly built steel hulled vessel with a max of 18 Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) on newly built ships (price includes Captain’s dinner, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen).Situated on the main upper deck.Ships are from 29 to 35 mt in length with cabins 8 to 14 m2 in size.
VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - To be paid on the spot: EUR 40. - per person per week
WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL ZAGREB (D)
Arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia - transfer to hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight.
THURSDAY ZAGREB WALKING TOUR (B)
Morning city tour of Zagreb. Walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, visit the St. Mark's Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.
FRIDAY ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT (B)
Morning departure towards Croatia’s oldest and most beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. An environment where Karl May movies were made. The guests will walk through the park, enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and ride the street train back to the entrance. Walking shoes are essential for our 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment! Drive to Split for overnight.
SATURDAY SPLIT – MAKARSKA (B,L)
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 13:00h. 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.
SUNDAY MAKARSKA – MLJET (B,L)
Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.
MONDAY MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik to explore it 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 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.
TUESDAY DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L,D)
Late morning departure 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.
WEDNESDAY ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORČULA (B,L)
After breakfast depart for island 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.
THURSDAY KORČULA – HVAR (B,L)
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.
FRIDAY HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT (B,L)
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.
SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
THE PRICE 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 half board and 2 bed and breakfast services in hotels
• Visitor’s taxes during land part
• 7 overnights cruise according itinerary with half board service (breakfast & lunch) on board of our A+ category ships (M/S Eos, M/S Vapor or similar) with Captain’s dinner included,
• All transfers as per itinerary (from airport Zagreb and to airport Split)
• Guided tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar
• Accommodation in cabins according to the categories described above
• 1 L of water daily (during cruise)
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Any kind of personal expenses such as mini bar, telephone, etc...
- Tips for the tour director, driver, local guides
- Optional excursions
- Any other services not mentioned in the part “the tour includes”