WEDNESDAY ARRIVAL ZAGREB (D)
On arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Zagreb. Enjoy a private tour of Zagreb Old Town with our friendly English speaking tour guide in the afternoon. Overnight in Zagreb.
Hotels we use – Hotel Esplanade, Hotel Palace
THURSDAY PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK (B)
After an early breakfast, our driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the Plitvice Lakes where you will be able to drop your luggage off at your hotel and then go and spend the day exploring the Plitvice Lakes. The UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes National 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. Overnight in Plitvice Lakes.
Hotels we use – Hotel Degenija, Vila Lika
FRIDAY SPLIT (B)
Our driver will meet you at the hotel after breakfast and drive you to Split. You will arrive in Split in the early afternoon giving you a chance to check into your hotel and then spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Old Town. Enjoy discovering the UNESCO listed Diocletian’s Palace and Split’s popular and pristine promenade. Overnight in Split.
Hotels we use – Hotel Marul, Cornaro Hotel
SATURDAY SPLIT – MAKARSKA (B,L)
We will transfer you to Split Harbour to board and check into your cabin. 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.