11 Days in Dalmatia: Deluxe Cruise & Croatia Land Tour

Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia’s finest destinations with local experts

 

Enjoy 3 nights on land and 7 unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another on a Deluxe small ship cruiser.

Visiting: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK (optional) – SPLIT – KORCULA – MLJET – DUBROVNIK – PELJEŠAC PENINSULA – HVAR – BOL / MILNA – SPLIT

Tour start dates listed below, availability is subject to change without notice

 


Zagreb - Upper City - Adventures CroatiaDAY 1 – WEDNESDAY – Arrive, Zagreb

Private transfer from Zagreb airport to your 4* Hotel in Zagreb. Relax and enjoy time on your own.

Day 2 – THURSDAY – Zagreb (B)

Today, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and more time to explore the city and all its splendor on your own. Mid-day, meet with your English speaking guide for a private guided walking tour of Zagreb and enjoy everything this world-class city has to offer. Overnight in 4* Hotel.

Day 3 – FRIDAY – ZAGREB – SPLIT (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, and check out. Optional: Meet your driver for a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with a stop in Plitvice National Park, lunch in Sibenik, and finish the day dropped off at your 4* hotel in Split. Overnight in Split.

Split-Croatia-Aerial-View-On-City-Harbor-Diocletians-Palace-Adventures-Croatia--Custom-Travel-ToursDay 4 – SATURDAY    SPLIT (D)

Check in from 2:00 PM onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for late arrivals). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome reception and cocktail to enjoy the meet and greet party on board. Overnight in Split.

DAY 5 – SUNDAY     SPLIT – KORCULA (B, L)

Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

DAY 6 – MONDAY     KORČULA – MLJET/DUBROVNIK (B, L, D)

Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour the captain will take you for an evening cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

DAY 7 – TUESDAY     DUBROVNIK (B)

After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. You will have the opportunity to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik as we take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long and take a stroll along the walking street “STRADUN” – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.


DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY   DUBROVNIK – PELJEŠAC PENINSULA (B,L,D)

Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Kučišće (or similar) on the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Kučišće. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna followed by a visit to a local farm you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Kučišće.

DAY 9 – THURSDAY   PELJEŠAC PENINSULA – HVAR (B,L)

Morning departure towards the jet-set island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.


DAY 10 – FRIDAY         HVAR – BOL / MILNA (B,L,D)

Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903) followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

DAY 11 – SATURDAY    BOL – SPLIT (B)

Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport.

 


Ship Information

The deluxe ship is a 47m (156 ft) long, 9m (30 ft) wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2013 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm, and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition, each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, washbasin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.

A fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings.  Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).

The kitchen is built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundeck has a total surface of 200m2 (656 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck beds for all passengers. The covered part of the upper deck is spacious enough to accommodate all passengers, tables, chairs with available public lavatory. The vessel has a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessel offers two outdoor showers and 3 deck lavatories.

 


 

ZAGREB – SPLIT – KORCULA – MLJET & DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK – KUNA & TRSTENIK – HVAR – BOL (CAPTAIN’S DINNER) – SPLIT

Guaranteed Departure Dates:

April 25 – May 5 (Deluxe SOLD OUT)
May 9 – 19 (Deluxe Superior, Lower Deck Available Only)
May 16 – 26
June 13 – 23
June 27 – July 7 (Deluxe Superior, Lower Deck Available Only, Deluxe SOLD OUT)
July 4 – 14 (Deluxe Superior, Lower Deck Available Only)
July 11 – 21
July 18 – 28
July 25 – August 4
August 1 – 11
August 8 – 18
August 15 – 25
August 22 – September 1
August 29 – September 8
September 5 – 15
September 12 – 22
September 19 – 29
September 26 – October 6
October 3 – 13
October 10 – 20


 

Land & Sea Package Includes:

  • Private transfer from Zagreb airport to hotel
  • 2 nights Zagreb 4* Hotel, bb
  • Guided walking tour in Zagreb
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Split, with optional en-route stop in Plitvice Lakes National Park (entrance fees not included)
  • 1 night Split 4* Hotel, bb
  • 7 nights onboard Deluxe Cruise ship
  • Half board (English breakfast & three-course lunch or dinner)
  • 1 drink with lunch & 1,5 l water daily
  • Captain’s dinner with entertainment
  • English speaking Tour manager
  • Sightseeing in: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
  • Evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
  • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik cable car
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Croatian wine & appetizer tasting in Korčula
  • Croatian Village party
  • Visitors’ tax & port fees
  • Return transfers from Split airport to Split harbor
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free wi-fi on board

 

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