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Northern Highlights Deluxe Cruise

Split - Primošten - Krka NP - Vodice - Zadar - Kornati NP - Zlarin - Vis - Biševo - Hvar - Bol - Split

Explore the Northern & Central Dalmatian islands, the peace and beauty of their secluded coves and crystal clear sea onboard the MS Adriatic Queen (completely renovated in 2017). Stroll the streets of the medieval towns. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and excellent wines.
Vessel Features Capacity 30 passengers, 35m length, 11m width, 220V.
Onboard Facilities 15 A/C cabins with ensuites, salon-restaurant, bar, LCD TV, sun deck with jacuzzi, shaded lounge area & deck beds, rear swimming platform.
Check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1300HRS - first night in Split Port

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split

Transfer from Split Airport to Split Port, where embarkation starts from 1300HRS. Get settled and later join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception & Dinner. (D)

Day 2
Split - Primošten - Krka - Vodice - Zadar

Depart from Split early in the morning to Primošten. Coach transfer to the Krka National Park, with its magnificent waterfalls. After the visit, coach transfer to Vodice and return to the ship for lunch while sailing to Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. In the late afternoon, set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical centre and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defence from the Turks. See the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St Donatus, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St Anastasia. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 3
Zadar - Kornati - Zlarin

Morning departure for Kornati Islands National Park, comprised of more than 140 islands, islets and rocks. These islands are only a quarter of the surface of the park, while the rest belongs to the marine eco system below. Afterwards, we continue to Zlarin, a typical small Dalmatian island and village, widely known for tradition of hunting and processing corals. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s Dinner onboard. Overnight in Zlarin. (B, L, D)

Day 4
Zlarin - Vis

Leaving Zlarin, we will have an early morning cruise towards the Island of Vis, once a strategic Navy base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm of the Mediterranean as it once was, making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern part of the island, Vis Town has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. Upon arrival, join an orientational walking tour including a visit to the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae, situated along the waterfront. Overnight in Vis Town. (B, L)

Day 5
Vis - Biševo - Hvar

We leave early in the morning and cruise towards the small Island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance to be paid on the spot €7 per person approx). 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. Continue to the Island of Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island, with a swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities and yachters, but beyond all the glitz and glamour, Hvar Town is a charming seaside resort with eight centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. On a walking tour, breathe in the pine scented breeze, as you enjoy vistas of the Old Town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. Enjoy some free time to pop into craft shops or cafes, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own. (B, L)

Day 6
Hvar - Bol or Milna

Enjoy a relaxing cruise towards our final island destination, Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat near the town of Bol, whose pebbles shift from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s town converted into a popular tourist destination. We will either moor up in the port of Bol on the southern side of the island, or in the waterside town of Milna. The Island of Brač is famous for its native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful secluded bays. You’ll spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in either of these stunning areas, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe. (B, L)

Day 7
Bol or Milna - Split

Embrace your last morning, cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in one of Brač island`s secluded bays and then have lunch while we cruise into Split Port in the afternoon. UNESCO protected city centre has developed in and around the stunning Diocletian Palace, the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305AD. Stroll through the palace basement, filled with market stalls, and outside, experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace. See the remnants of Split`s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and many other sites. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 8
Split

After breakfast, it is time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
  • 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
  • Welcome Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
  • 1 Captain's Dinner (D)
  • 1 x 500ml of water per day
  • Fresh fruit daily
  • Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Whisper headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Krka National Park
  • Zadar
  • Kornati Island National Park
  • Vis
  • Hvar
  • Split

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €25pp approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Pricing and Accommodation information is not available.

Important Notes

Bridge Deck Cabin is above the Main Deck
Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Bridge & Main Deck Cabins are allocated according to availability

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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