AC101 Deluxe Cruise and Croatia Land
Are you ready to cruise along the charming Croatian coastline and islands? Travel on a new and lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned small-ship cruiser with spacious en-suite cabins. Moreover, you’ll enjoy exciting gastronomical and sightseeing experiences. In addition to starting in Zagreb, you’ll visit Plitvice National Park, Hvar, Blue Cave, Korčula, and more!
Enjoy an 11-day vacation starting with a custom land tour and then join the cruise on day 3, embarking on your deluxe cruise ship.
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Day 1: ZAGREB
Arrive in Zagreb and meet with your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Zagreb. You'll have the night to yourself to relax and enjoy an overnight in the Capital of Croatia.
Day 2: ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel, then meet with your guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb. In addition to learning about the history of this city, you'll see the sights of Upper Town, the Funicular, and the Strossmayer Promenade. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK – SPLIT
Today, you'll meet your driver for a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with an optional stop in Plitvice National Park for a visit on your own. After arriving in Split, you'll have time at leisure to explore on your own and an overnight in Split.
DAY 4: SPLIT (D)
Transfer from the hotel to Split harbor for check-in from 2:00 pm onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture. Of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once the home to the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Split.
DAY 5: SPLIT – (BOL) HVAR (B, L)
Morning departure to the island of Brač, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol. Its shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, known for lush lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for a guided tour of the town’s historical landmarks - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbor for lovely scenic views of the vessel and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
DAY 6: HVAR – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave)/ VIS (B, L, T)
Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-15 EUR). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of a cave visit will depend on those conditions however, you will be notified in time. Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Sample local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman Thermal Place, the City Museum, or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis.
DAY 7: VIS - KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The fishbone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town’s design to provide a natural cooling effect providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for a typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 8: KORČULA - MLJET (B, L)
The next morning, head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters, or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena.
DAY 9: MLJET – SLANO (STON) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village, and the starting point for Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby Mali Ston to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer back to the vessel for the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment.
DAY 10: SLANO (STON) – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early morning departure to Dubrovnik, one of the world's most beautifully preserved medieval cities. Before tied up at the Gruž harbor, enjoy a cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. Meander through the narrow streets, explore the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, or walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 11: DUBROVNIK (B)
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
AC101: Deluxe Cruise and Land – Zagreb to Dubrovnik package includes:
- ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
- VAT TAX INCLUDED
- 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
- Private transfer from Zagreb Airport to your hotel in Zagreb in a modern, air-conditioned car
- 2 nights in Hotel 4*, in Zagreb, double room, BB basis
- English speaking guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb
- Private transfer from Zagreb to Split with an optional stop in Plitvice Lakes NP in a modern, air-conditioned car
- 1 night in Hotel 4* in Split, double room, BB basis
- Assistance with your luggage and transfer to the Deluxe cruise
- 7 nights cruise in a deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
- Captain's dinner with live entertainment
- A drink with lunch onboard
- Complimentary water
- Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day
- Olive oil and wine tasting on board
- Abundant fresh fruit
- Professional Tour manager
- Visitors' taxes & port fees
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service and towel change
- Complimentary wi-fi onboard
- Guided walking tours of towns: Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik
- Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- Croatian wine tasting
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Airfare, Travel Insurance
- Additional excursions and / or services not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses (internet, telephone, mini bar etc.)
- Tips and porterage services
- Available dates upon request
- Travel between May - October
- Double occupancy cabins, Solo traveler with supplement
- price starting at $2995 per person
- Price and availability subject to change