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AC102: Deluxe Cruise and Croatia Land Tour – Dubrovnik to Zagreb

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10 Day Deluxe Cruise and Land Tour

Visiting: DUBROVNIK – SLANO – STON  – MLJET – KORČULA – VIS – BIŠEVO – HVAR – (BOL) SPLIT – ZAGREB – PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK – SPLIT

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

 

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Day 1: DUBROVNIK
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check-in from 2 pm onwards. After settling, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town is the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments belonging to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is adventures-croatia-Dubrovnik-3.jpg
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Day 2: DUBROVNIK – SLANO / STON
Departure to a small village called Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Ston-Walls-Peljesac-Adventures-Croatia.jpg After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts we leave to a small nearby village to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Return transfer to ship, Captain's dinner onboard and overnight. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Slano.jpg
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Day 3: SLANO – MLJET
The next morning we head further north 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 the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mljet-Travel-Croatia-Adventures-Croatia-1024x450.jpg Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena, dinner on board.
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Day 4: MLJET – KORČULA
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Korcula-Adventures-Croatia-Island-Hopping.jpg 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. 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. A fishbone street pattern was used in Korcula Old Town design to reduce the effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
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Day 5: KORČULA – VIS
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Vis_banner-1024x256.jpg Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, 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.
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Day 6: VIS – BIŠEVO
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Vis-and-Bisevo-Private-excursions-Adventures-Croatia-1024x683.jpg Early in the morning cruise towards small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however, you will be notified of this on time. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Adventures-Croatia-Custom-Travel-Itineraries-Travel-Croatia-1024x600.jpg Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbor to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
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Day 7: HVAR – (BOL) SPLIT
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Brac-Bol-Golden-Horn-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Split-Best-of-the-Region-Best-Travel-Guides-Diocletians-Palace-Adventures-Croatia-1024x450.jpg Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical 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. Overnight in Split.
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Day 8: SPLIT – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK – ZAGREB
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Split-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, the brilliancy of white stone against the verdant vegetation and the towering mountain massif of Biokovo whose spurs reach all the way to the sea – yes, this is indeed an exceptional part of the country, and its beauty is made all the more enchanting by numerous historic events and monuments, and cultural manifestations. When, in the year 305, the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled the entire world at that time, decided to build his leisure time abode - in which he intended to spend the rest of his life - he had no doubt as to exactly where build to it. In the very heart of Dalmatia, in the bay of Aspalathos (Split), well protected from the sea by the islands of the Split archipelago, and defended on its landward side by high mountains, Diocletian created a special point on the map of the Adriatic: the future city of Split. Itinerary
  • Breakfast on board and disembark at 9 am
  • Meet your driver for a private transfer from  Split to Zagreb with an en-route stop in Plitvice National Park for a visit
  • Visit the national park on your own and enjoy the natural wonder of the only UNESCO natural protected site in Croatia
  • Onward drive to Zagreb and accommodation in your centrally situated hotel
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Zagreb
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Day 9: ZAGREB
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Zagreb-Upper-Town-St-Marks-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Unveil the secrets behind the old facades, discover the hidden courtyards and revive the stories from the past. We'll give you a completely new perspective of Zagreb City. Walking tour of Zagreb starts with the main square Ban Jelačić, Cathedral, Tkalčićeva street, the Stone Gate, Upper Town, the historical center of the city, St. Mark's Church with the famed multi-colored roof. Using funicular, close to the Lotrščak Tower, you can go down to the Lower town to see a part of the famous Ilica street, the Croatian National Theatre, University and more. Itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Zagreb
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Day 10: ZAGREB
Itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Zagreb Airport
  • Departure flight
 
DELUXE SUPERIOR SHIP - new luxury, larger ships, lavishly designed, air-conditioned very spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds). With 19 comfortable cabins, hydromassage pool and all modern amenities, Riva offers the supreme experience of Croatia small ship cruising. Specifications:
  •  VIP cabin on sundeck
  • 2 cabins on top deck
  • 7 cabins on main deck
  • 8 cabins lower deck (2 cabins with additional bed)
  • +1 guide cabin
  • LENGTH: 48,17 m
  • WIDTH: 8,6 m
  • Speed: 12 M ( new technique - less hull vibration)
  • Max passengers: 36 – 40
  • Voltage: 220V
  • Cabin size (in square meters) 12-13
  • Windows above deck, portholes below deck
Do the rooms have the following:
  • A/C - yes
  • Toiletries - yes
  • LCD TV - yes
  • Safe - yes
  • Hairdryer - yes
  • Under-bed storage - yes
  • Wardrobe - yes
  • Desk - yes
  • Balcony (on certain dates, please ask!)
  • Towel hire: possible
  • Cabin service: on request
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AC102 Deluxe Cruise and Croatia Land Tour - Dubrovnik to Zagreb, package includes:
  • ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
  • VAT TAX INCLUDED
  • 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
  • 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
    • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
    • 9 meals - 3-course lunch as specified in the itinerary
    • A drink with lunch and unlimited water from a water dispenser
    • Coffee and tea all-day
    • Croatian wine tasting
    • Captain's dinner with live entertainment in Slano
    • Spectacular evening lunch cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
    • Half-day excursion of Ston with Oyster farm visit and tasting including entrance to the walls of Ston and Ston saltworks
    • Abundant fresh fruit
    • Professional Tour manager
    • Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
    • One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
    • Dubrovnik cable car fee
    • Mljet National Park entrance fee
    • Visitors' taxes & port fees
    • Luggage handling
    • Daily cabin service
    • Free wi-fi onboard
  • Private transfer from Split to Zagreb with an en-route stop in Plitvice Lakes National Park in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • 2 nights in a 4* hotel  in Zagreb, double room, BB basis
  • English speaking guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
The program does not include:  
  • 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
Guaranteed Departure Dates 2020 (Subject to availability):
  • 5/2/2020 - 5/11/2020
  • 5/9/2020 - 5/18/2020
  • 5/23/2020 - 6/1/2020
  • 6/6/2020 - 6/15/2020
  • 6/13/2020 - 6/22/2020
  • 6/20/2020 - 6/29/2020
  • 6/27/2020 - 7/6/2020
  • 7/1/2020 - 7/10/2020
  • 7/4/2020 - 7/13/2020
  • 7/11/2020 - 7/20/2020
  • 7/15/2020 - 7/24/2020
  • 7/18/2020 - 7/27/2020
  • 7/25/2020 – 8/3/2020
  • 7/29/2020 - 8/7/2020
  • 8/1/2020 - 8/10/2020
  •  8/5/2020 - 8/14/2020
  •  8/8/2020 - 8/17/2020
  • 8/12/2020 - 8/21/2020
  •  8/15/2020 - 8/24/2020
  • 8/22/2020 - 8/31/2020
  • 8/29/2020 - 9/7/2020
  • 9/5/2020 – 9/14/2020
  • 9/12/2020 - 9/21/2020
  • 10/3/2020 – 10/12/2020