Croatian Delight & Adriatic Delights Cruise 2021 & 2022
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Gospić - Trogir - Split - Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Slano - Ston - Slano - Mljet NP - Korčula - Biševo - Vis - Hvar - Stari Grad - Trogir - Krka NP - Trogir - 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)
After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. After the city tour, embark on the cruise with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner that evening. Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik. (B, D)
Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, "The Pearl of the Adriatic”. Walk through Stradun, both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the city walls of UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights. After returning to the ship, enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti Islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small town famous for its oysters. Ston is situated on Pelješac Peninsula, known as one of the best wine producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town, we leave to a small nearby village to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Time at leisure and return transfer to the ship. Overnight and Captain’s Dinner in Slano. (B, L, T, D)
In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. 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's Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. We continue our cruise towards the Island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korčula Town, followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the numerous restaurants and bars. (B, L)
Early in the morning we sail to 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. Cruise towards the Island of Vis, once a strategic naval base and restricted to tourists. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm of “The Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, Town Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views. Overnight in the port of Vis. (B, L)
In the morning head further towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch onboard. Afternoon arrival in Hvar Town, followed by a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour we cruise towards Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe where you will overnight. (B, L)
Early morning departure to the old Dalmatian town of Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. After disembarking in Trogir we will take the bus to visit Krka Waterfalls National Park. You will discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Overnight in Trogir. (B, L)
In the morning join the guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Afterwards set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch served onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive to Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)
After breakfast it’s time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport or your Split hotel. (B)
Zagreb - Dubrovnik Includes
- Airport transfer Day 1
- 3 Nights in 4* hotels
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (B, D)
- A/C motor coach
- Tour Director - English, French
Dubrovnik - 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)
- Oyster Tasting in Ston (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 - St Lawrence Cathedral
- Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery, Rector's Palace
- Mljet - National Park
- Krka Waterfalls - National Park
- Split - Diocletian Palace, Cathedral
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).
Sun Deck Cabins are above the Upper Deck
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
Sun, Upper & 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 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.