Croatia By Land & Sea

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Split - Bol - Hvar - Korčula - Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Mljet NP - Makarska - Pučišća - Split

Discover two of Croatia’s main highlights by land – its gorgeous capital city of Zagreb and the unforgettable Plitvice Lakes National Park. Follow this with a stunning 7 night Small Ship Cruise along the Dalmatian Coastline onboard the Deluxe Small Ship MS Equator (2017). You’ll discover medieval coastal gems and dreamiest little bays.
Vessel Features Capacity 36 passengers, length 39m, width 8m, 220V
Onboard Facilities 18 A/C cabins with private ensuites, salon-restaurant & bar, LCD TV, PA System, Sun Deck with deck chairs, jacuzzi, rear swimming platform, 2 outdoor showers & 2 outside toilets.
Cruise check in SPLIT on SATURDAY from 1300HRS - first night in Split Port

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Croatia By Sea & Land - MS Equator - Split to Zagreb

Split - Bol - Hvar - Korčula - Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Mljet NP - Makarska - Pučišća - Split - Plitvice Lakes NP - Zagreb

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

From $3,195 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Zagreb

Arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Transfer to the hotel and day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb. (D)

Day 2
Zagreb

Morning city tour of Zagreb. Walk through the historic Upper Town, where among other sights, visit the St Mark’s Church, Cathedral, Government Palace and Lotrščak Tower. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)

Day 3
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Split

Morning departure towards Croatia’s oldest and one of the most beautiful national parks, Plitvice Lakes, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. An environment where Karl May movies were made. 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. Continue to Split for overnight. (B)

Day 4
Split

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 port, in front of the ship for cruise check in. Luggage transfer will be arranged from the hotel. Cruise boarding begins from 1300HRS. After checking in, you will have some free time to explore this beautiful city and later meet with our Cruise Director for a Welcome Dinner onboard the Deluxe Small Ship Equator. Overnight is onboard in the Port of Split. (B, D)

Day 5
Split - Bol - Hvar

We start our day with a morning departure towards Bol on the Island of Brač, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia, Zlatni Rat. We will stop in Bol for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served onboard. After lunch, we will continue cruising towards the Island of Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island, with a second swim stop in one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival to Hvar, a local guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the history, culture and a way of life on the island. We will join a short lavender presentation, where you can learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar Island for centuries. Evening is free to explore and dine in one of the numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 6
Hvar - Korčula

After breakfast, we will continue our cruise to Korčula Island. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon, arrive into Korčula Town, known as a birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Upon arrival, our guide will do a short tour, walking us through the narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 7
Korčula - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we depart for a cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti Islands, where we will have a swim stop and lunch. We arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, where our tour guide and coach will meet us at the pier. After an organised panoramic drive and photo stop with breathtaking scenery on a hill above Dubrovnik, the guide will show you the most interesting sights of the famous historical city centre, enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. After the tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, walk the City Walls or take a cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can find your own way to the boat. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 8
Dubrovnik - Elaphiti - Mljet

After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the island of Mljet. On our way, we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands, northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stop enroute. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore, walk around the Great and Small Lakes and Islet of St Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Mljet. (B, L)

Day 9
Mljet - Makarska

Our voyage will continue towards the mainland town of Makarska, with refreshing swim stops on our way, passing by Pelješac Peninsula and its picturesque, green olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests. Lunch is served onboard, followed by an afternoon arrival to Makarska, often referred to as a tourist centre of Dalmatia, famous for its long beaches and nightlife. Overnight in Makarska. (B, L)

Day 10
Makarska - Pučišća - Split

After breakfast, we cruise across the channel to Brač Island towards Pučišća, the island’s biggest village, with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance situated inside a deep bay. Shiny, white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing. It is famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament House in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry School in Croatia, where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that were used for centuries is located here. After a relaxed walk, we will have lunch while cruising to Split, the second largest urban centre in Croatia. It is considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979, the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. You are free to join our guide who will do a walking tour through historical Diocletian’s Palace, or just relax and enjoy exploring Split on your own. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 11
Split

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to all your new friends. Check out by 0900HRS, followed by transfer to Split Airport. (B)

Inclusions

Tour & Cruise Includes
Land Package from Zagreb to Split

  • Airport transfer Day 1
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • 2 Nights Zagreb in 4* hotel
  • 1 Night Split in 4* hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner (B, D)
  • Hotel taxes

Deluxe Cruise from Split to Split 

  • Port transfer - Airport Day 11
  • 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
  • Welcome Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
  • 2 x 500ml of water per day
  • Fresh fruit daily
  • Cruise Director
  • Towel change every second day
  • Linen change mid week
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Headsets

Sightseeing

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik

Exclusions

Small Ship Supplement Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees approx €25pp
  • Mljet National Park Entrance Fee approx €15pp

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Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 06 Jun 18Sat 16 Jun 18
$3,740$5,350$3,195$4,530
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Important Notes

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 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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