SpecialDeluxe Package

Croatia By Land & Sea On MS San Antonio 2019

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Split - Bol - Hvar - Biševo - Vis - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Ston - Slano - Dubrovnik

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 San Antonio (2018). Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and explore small historical towns in the evening.

Cruise check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1400HRS. First night in Split Port.
Cruise check out DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

MS San Antonio

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Zagreb

Arrival in Zagreb and transfer to the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Zagreb. (D)

Day 2
Zagreb

Breakfast at the hotel and a morning city tour of Zagreb, including a walk through the historic Upper Town, visiting the St Mark's Church, Cathedral, Government Palace and Lotrščak Tower. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)

Day 3
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Split

Breakfast at the hotel and morning departure towards the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. Enjoy a walk in this wonderful environment, with a boat ride on the emerald green Lake Kozjak and the street train back to the entrance. Continue to Split for overnight. (B)

Day 4
Split

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. You will be transferred from your Split hotel to Split Port, where embarkation begins from 1400HRS onwards. After settling in, enjoy a guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage with an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception onboard. Overnight in Split. (B, D)

Day 5
Split - Bol - Hvar

Morning departure to Brač Island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat near Bol - whose pebble promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Bol is a typical fishermen's village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue towards the jet set Island of Hvar with lunch onboard at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival, followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town's historical landmarks - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour for some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 6
Hvar - Biševo - Vis

Early morning cruise towards the 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. Continue to 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. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis Town has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, town museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis. (B, L, T)

Day 7
Vis - Korčula

Early morning departure towards the Korčula Island, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays enroute. Afternoon arrival in Korčula, followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 8
Korčula - Mljet

Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the Cruise Director for a stroll to the famous saltwater lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or the island on your own and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Dinner onboard and overnight in the port of Polača or Pomena. (B, L, D)

Day 9
Mljet - Slano - Ston - Slano

Departure for Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another, once fortified small town, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town's medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Transfer to the ship for Captain's Dinner with entertainment and music. (B, L, T, D)

Day 10
Slano - Dubrovnik

Early morning departure to Dubrovnik, a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments belonging to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Before we tie the ropes at Gruž Port, we will cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the Old Town for the guided walking tour. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Mount Srđ to enjoy scenic views of the walls and the Elaphiti Islands. For those with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1,940m long city walls. (B, L)

Day 11
Dubrovnik

Breakfast and disembarkation by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)

Inclusions

Land & Cruise Include
Land Package 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 Split to Dubrovnik

  • Airport transfer Day 11
  • 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
  • Welcome Reception & Cocktail Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches with 1 Drink (B, L)
    Includes Lunch Cruise along Dubrovnik City Walls
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner with live music (D)
  • Wine Tasting in Vis (T)
  • Ston Oyster Farm Visit & Tasting (T)
  • 1 Litre of water per day
  • Fresh fruit, tea & coffee daily
  • Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Tourist taxes & Port fees
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

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

Entrance

  • Mljet - National Park
  • Dubrovnik - Cable Car

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 29 May 19Sat 08 Jun 19
$4,355$POA$3,745$POA
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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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