Beautiful Croatia & Dalmatia Highlights Deluxe Cruise 2022
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Gospić - Trogir - Split - Šibenik - Krka NP - Šibenik - Galešnjak - Zadar - Sali - Kornati NP - Primošten - Vis - Biševo - Hvar - Stari Grad - Bol - Split
Day by day Itinerary
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the Tour Director, dinner and overnight. (D)
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured 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 List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense forest, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Gospić.
Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the Cathedral of St Lawrence. Continue to Split with city tour including the Diocletian Palace on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage, the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split. (B, D)
You will be transferred from your Split hotel to Split Port where embarkation begins at 1300HRS. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening. (B, D)
Depart from Split early in the morning towards Šibenik. After lunch, disembark in Šibenik and take the bus to visit Krka Waterfalls National Park. Its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous waterfall Skradinski Buk, are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. After the sightseeing tour, we will return to Šibenik, a town of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Set out on a walking tour of Šibenik historical centre and visit one of the most beautiful Renaissance cathedrals on the Adriatic, St James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your night is at leisure in town. (B, L)
Leaving Šibenik early in the morning, we set sail for Galešnjak, a famous heart-shaped Croatian island, where you can enjoy a swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Enjoy lunch while we cruise into Zadar Port in the afternoon. Set out on a walking tour of Zadar historical centre and admire the old walls and Port Gate built in the 16th century. Visit the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St Donatus, Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St Anastasia. If there is a breeze, enjoy the sea organ, an amazing sound art installation. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)
Morning departure for Sali, a tourist town on Dugi Otok surrounded by hills, fields, bays and islets. Enjoy swimming in one of the secluded bays. We set sail for Kornati Islands National Park, comprised of 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs. The National Park is often referred to as a "nautical paradise” and a rich marine eco-system. Afterwards, we continue to Primošten, built on a small peninsula and dominated by the parish Church of St George, which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)
We will have an early morning cruise towards the Island of Vis, once a strategic naval 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. Upon arrival in town of Vis join the walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and view the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s Dinner onboard. (B, L, D)
We will have an early morning cruise towards a small Island of 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. Enjoy a relaxing cruise as we sail towards the Island of Hvar, with swim stop in one of the secluded bays. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it is also a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture. On a walking tour visit the Old Town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. We will continue towards Stari Grad on the same island. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. It is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in Stari Grad. (B, L)
In the morning we will continue towards our final island destination - the Island of Brač, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat near Bol, whose pebbles shift from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Join the visit to a local winery where you will have a guided winery tour to learn more about Dalmatian wines and enjoy a Wine Tasting. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace cellars 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 unique sites. Overnight in Split.
(B, L, T)
Disembark after breakfast by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport or Split hotel. (B)
Zagreb - Split Includes
- Airport transfer Day 1
- 3 Nights in 4* hotels
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (B, D)
- A/C motor coach
- Tour Director - English, French
Split - Split Includes
- Airport transfer Day 11
- 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
- 1 Welcome Dinner (D)
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
- 1 Captain's Dinner (D)
- Wine Tasting in Bol (T)
- Water dispenser
- Fresh fruit, coffee/tea daily
- Cruise Director
- Towel & linen change mid week
- Daily cabin service
- Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
- Tourist taxes & Port fees
- Plitvice Lakes - National Park
- Trogir - Cathedral of St Lawrence
- Split - Diocletian Palace, Cathedral
- Krka Waterfalls - National Park
Optional Excursion (booked & paid direct)
- Biševo Blue Cave Entrance €13 per person approx
Pricing and Accommodation
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Note: Tour portion is operated with bilingual Tour Director & local guides (English, French).
Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
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 reserve 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.
It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.
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.