ZAGREB – PLITVICE – SPLIT – MAKARSKA – MLJET – DUBROVNIK – TRSTENIK – KORČULA – HVAR – (Bol) SPLIT
A 10 night combined land and sea island hopping Croatia cruise offers a unique way of exploring this stunning part of the world. On board the A+ cruise ship you can enjoy a traditional Croatian dining experience and a delicious Captain’s dinner, whilst exploring the magnificent Dalmatian coast. Prior to boarding the cruise, you will get to visit Zagreb the country’s historic and cultural capital and the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will enjoy overnight stays in 4 star hotels in Zagreb and Split with private transfers included.
On this cruise you will be staying aboard an A+ ship. The ships contain steel hulls and are fitted with air-conditioning, good size cabins with en-suite shower and WC. The rooms measuring approx 7 square meters contain either double or twin beds, a hair dryer and safety deposit box for your valuables. The rooms are clean and basic.
- 2 overnights Zagreb in 4* hotel
- 1 overnight Split in 4* hotel
- 1 half board and 2 bed and breakfast services in hotels
- Visitor’s taxes during land part
- 7 overnights cruise with half board service (breakfast & lunch) on board A+ category ships
- Captain’s dinner included
- All transfers as per itinerary (from airport Zagreb and to airport Split)
- Guided tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar
- 1 L of water daily (during cruise)
What’s not Included
- Return flights from Australia
- There is a local port tax of 20 Euro’s per person, per week which is compulsory
- Price is based on 2 people sharing. 50% supplement for single use.
- For an additional 40 Euro’s per person, we can organise for you to receive an English breakfast daily in additional to the continental selection. The English breakfast comprises of 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms.
Departure Dates from Zagreb 2017
- April 12, 19, 26
- May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- June 7, 14, 21, 28
- July 5, 12, 19, 26
- August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- September 6, 13, 20, 27
- October 4, 11
- We are specialists in luxury travel to Croatia with the largest coverage of 4 and 5 star hotels, resorts and cruises
- Unrivalled customer service and extensive knowledge of the region, help us to craft unique and tailor made tours, holidays and unforgettable honeymoons in Croatia
- Your Croatia cruise holiday is covered by our ATOL cover providing you 100% financial protection and peace of mind for your trip
- Our concierge team provide not only 24/7 support throughout the booking process and the trip, but also some little touches to show we care from the minute you get in touch to your return to work with the holiday blues
WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL ZAGREB (D)
On arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, you will transfer to the hotel. You have a free day in Zagreb to explore the beautiful city at your leisure. Overnight in hotel.
THURSDAY ZAGREB WALKING TOUR (B)
After breakfast, join the morning city tour of Zagreb. Stroll through the historic Upper Town and visit the popular local attractions of St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Overnight in Zagreb hotel.
FRIDAY ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT (B)
Morning departure for one of Croatia’s oldest and most stunning natural attractions – the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The park boasts 16 lakes, all connected by a series of waterfalls. Take a leisurely walk through the park and enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake. You can also ride the street train back to the park entrance. Walking shoes are recommended for the 3 hour guided walk. Drive to Split for overnight in hotel.
SATURDAY SPLIT – MAKARSKA (B,L)
After breakfast join the morning English speaking guided tour of Split. Split is a monumental city that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are many beautiful examples of Roman architecture to explore. The Diocletian Palace is a popular historical and cultural attraction worth a visit. The tour culminates in the harbour, with embarkation and checkin on your island hopping cruise. Luggage transfer from the hotel will be arranged. Departure from Split harbour for Makarska is at 13.00 hrs. As we cruise along the scenic Dalmatian coast you can relax and enjoy lunch on board. An afternoon swim stop at one of the beautiful sandy beaches is planned. There is also an optional river rafting excursion or zip line trip on the river Cetina river, if you’re feeling adventurous. The evening is spent in Makarska where you can stroll along the charming streets and explore the unique cultural and architectural attractions. Overnight in the port of Makarska
SUNDAY MAKARSKA – MLJET (B,L)
Early morning departure means that you can enjoy a swim stop on the Pelješac peninsula, on route towards the island of Mljet., After lunch there is an afternoon visit to the famous salt lakes situated in the heart of Mljet National Park. Positioned in the centre of the park’s largest lake you will find the ancient monastery and church on St. Mary’s isle. Enjoy the stunning scenery and the peaceful tranquility of Mljet before returning to the ship. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.
MONDAY MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
After breakfast we depart for the highlight of this Croatia island hopping cruise – Dubrovnik. On route to the city of Dubrovnik, you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery that was once described as “the heaven on earth”, by the famous literary writer George Bernard Shaw. On arrival in Dubrovnik you have free time to do as you please. Join our guided English speaking tour of the city, followed by an optional cable car ride up to top of Mount Srđ. From up here you will enjoy spectacular views of the Old Town. A leisurely stroll through the popular Stradun promenade and a walk on top of the ancient 1,940 m long city walls is also recommended. Overnight in Dubrovnik port.
TUESDAY DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L,D)
We make a late morning departure towards the tranquil island of Šipan isle, or the charming town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula. Lunch is served on board, with a swim stop in the afternoon. A visit to a local winery can be arranged. In the evening you can enjoy the Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Šipan or Trstenik.
WEDNESDAY ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORČULA (B,L)
The birthplace of world famous explorer Marco Polo is our next destination on this island hopping Croatia experience. After breakfast we depart for the island of Korčula, Lunch is served on board, whilst you enjoy the spectacular views of the bay, near the town of Korčula. Afternoon arrival in Korčula ensures that you have plenty of time to explore the Old Town’s preserved ancient walls and fortified bastions, dating back to 13th century. There is an optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery. A free evening in Korčula offers an opportunity to sample the authentic Croatian cuisine in one of the many seafront restaurants. Overnight in port.
THURSDAY KORČULA – HVAR (B,L)
Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands. We stop for lunch and a swim on route for Hvar. In the afternoon you can enjoy sightseeing on the longest island in the Adriatic Sea. Hvar has a jet set reputation and boasts the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612 and a Renaissance cathedral with its original tower. The beautiful island of Hvar also has an abundance of lively bars, cafes, bistros and restaurants, plus entertainment that goes on long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
FRIDAY HVAR (Bol) – SPLIT (B,L)
Our final destination on this luxury Croatia cruise is Brač island. Swimming is planned at the famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Cape), which is situated near Bol .The charming typical fishermen’s village of Bol has become a popular tourist destination and boasts an authentic Croatian welcome and many local attractions. After lunch we begin our return journey back to Split. A swim break in one of the stunning bays on the island of Brač is planned on route, and you can also enjoy one last look at the magnificent Split Riviera. Overnight in the port.
SATURDAY SPLIT (B)
Early breakfast and then it is time to say goodbye to the crew and to all of your new friends.