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Delightful Croatia & Southern Highlights Deluxe Cruise 2022

Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes NP - Gospić - Trogir - Split - Bol - Jelsa - Korčula - Dubrovnik - Mljet NP - Hvar - Split

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

Code: A1-K3

MS Desire            MS Arca

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Zagreb

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the Tour Director, dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 2
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Gospić

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. (B, D)

Day 3
Gospić - Trogir - Split

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)

Day 4
Split

Today we embark our cruise in Split, with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner that evening. Overnight onboard in Split Port. (B, D)

Day 5
Split - Bol - Jelsa

Morning cruise towards Bol on Brač Island. You will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean - Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), which is constantly changing direction due to the sea currents, optional swim if weather permits. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Jelsa on the Island of Hvar. One of the most picturesque towns on the island, Jelsa is nestled amongst hills dense with pine woods. The town quay extends all the way around the harbour with numerous laid moorings. Walk around the town to see old stone streets, squares, churches and parks. Enjoy a coffee in the main square and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere of this bustling town. Your evening is free to explore Jelsa on your own. (B, L)

Day 6
Jelsa - Korčula

Early in the morning we set sail for the Island of Korčula, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Evening is free to explore the town on your own. (B, L, T)

Day 7
Korčula - Dubrovnik

In the morning cruise to Dubrovnik, “The Pearl of the Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic ride above the town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik. Walk through Stradun - both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the city walls, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit city walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. You can take a boat ride to Lokrum Island or take the cable car to the top of Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 8
Dubrovnik - Mljet

In the morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Join the Cruise Director for a stroll to the famous saltwater lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s Dinner onboard. (B, L, D)

Day 9
Mljet - Hvar

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue cruising through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Hvar, 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 (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B, L)

Day 10
Hvar - Split

We head to our final port Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a walking tour of the historic inner city that takes us to the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)

Day 11
Split

After breakfast, it is time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Split Airport or your Split hotel. (B)

Inclusions

Coach Tour
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

Deluxe Cruise
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 Korčula (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
  • Split
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik
  • Mljet
  • Hvar

Entrance​

  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park
  • Trogir - Cathedral of St Lawrence
  • Split - Diocletian Palace, Cathedral
  • Mljet - National Park

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €35 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Deluxe MS Desire
Start DateEnd Date
Upper DeckTwinSingle Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 17 Aug 22Sat 27 Aug 22
$4,920$7,510$4,735$7,325$4,365$6,955
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Gospić - Hotel Stara Lika

Split - Hotel Ora

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Zagreb - Hotel International

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Split - Hotel Ora

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Deluxe MS Arca
Start DateEnd Date
Upper DeckTwinSingle Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 29 Jun 22Sat 09 Jul 22
$3,945$6,540$3,760$6,355$3,390$5,985
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Gospić - Hotel Stara Lika

Split - Hotel Ora

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Zagreb - Hotel International

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Split - Hotel Ora

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Important Notes

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.

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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