Deluxe PackageNew Itinerary 2023

Croatia Tour & Dalmatia Highlights Deluxe Cruise 2023

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Split - Šibenik - Krka NP - Šibenik - Galešnjak - Zadar - Primošten - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis - Biševo - Split

Visit the sights & natural heritage of Croatia on your tour & cruise. From historic cities, national parks & UNESCO protected sites, to charming villages & the beauty of the Adriatic Sea. Your cruise takes you to some stunning swim stops, visiting popular beaches & tranquil bays with time to relax onboard Deluxe Small Ship.

Cruise check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1300HRS, first night in Split Port
Cruise check out SPLIT on SATURDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: K3 K227Z

MS Prestige

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Zagreb

You will be met at Zagreb Airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Zagreb. (D)

Day 2
Zagreb

We enjoy a morning sightseeing tour that takes us through the historic Upper Town. We see St Mark’s Church, St Catherine’s Church, Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside. (B)

Day 3
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Split

We head south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes us around several of the lower lakes. After our visit, we continue our drive to Split Port, where embarkation begins at 1300HRS. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception, followed by dinner onboard this evening. (B, D)

Day 4
Split - Šibenik - Krka NP - Šibenik

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)

Day 5
Šibenik - Galešnjak - Zadar

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)

Day 6
Zadar - Primošten

Morning departure for Primošten, cruising through the Kornati Islands National Park, which consists of 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and rocks. Kornati National Park is often called a ‘Nautical Paradise’ and is a rich marine ecosystem. Enjoy swimming in one of the hidden coves. Afterwards we continue to Primošten built on a hill and dominated by the parish Church of St George which was built in 1485. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 7
Primošten - Stari Grad

In the morning we will continue towards the town of Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar, cruising by the most famous beach in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) near Bol, whose pebbles shift from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. As the weather conditions can sometimes be very unpredictable or there can be crowds during the high season, you will be informed in time if a swim stop near Zlatni Rat will be possible. We head off to Hvar Island where we’ll visit Stari Grad. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and affordable konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the Old Town. The Stari Grad Plain and the Old Town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. (B, L)

Day 8
Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

Our morning cruise starts with Hvar Town. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities, but it’s 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 the Island of Vis, once a strategic naval base closed to tourists. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm of “The Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Upon arrival in Vis Town join a walking tour to visit the remains of the Roman thermal place and views of the beautiful ‘Villae Rusticae’ situated along the waterfront and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s Dinner onboard.
(B, L, T, D)

Day 9
Vis - Biševo - Split

We will have an early morning cruise towards 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. We arrive in Split in the afternoon. This UNESCO World Heritage city centre is based 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, Peristyle and many other unique sites. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 10
Split

Disembark after breakfast by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport or Split hotel. (B)

Inclusions

Coach Tour
Zagreb - Split Includes

  • Airport transfer Day 1
  • 2 Nights in 4* hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner (B, D)
  • A/C motor coach
  • Tour Director
  • Headsets
  • Hotel taxes

Deluxe Cruise
Split - Split Includes

  • Airport transfer Day 10
  • 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 Vis (T)
  • Fresh fruit, coffee/tea daily
  • Water dispenser
  • Cruise Director
  • Towel & linen change mid week
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Krka
  • Šibenik
  • Zadar
  • Hvar
  • Vis
  • Split

Entrance

  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park
  • Krka Waterfalls - National Park

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €35 per person approx

Optional Excursion (booked & paid direct)

  • Biševo Blue Cave Entrance €13 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Pricing and Accommodation information is not available.

Important Notes

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.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

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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