AC102 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 Dubrovnik, you’ll visit Plitvice National Park, Hvar, Blue Cave, Korčula, and more!
Enjoy a 10-day vacation starting with a cabin charter cruise embarking on your deluxe cruise ship, and then a custom land tour from Split to Zagreb, stopping in Plitvice Lakes along the way.
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Day 1: DUBROVNIK (D)
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check-in from 2:00 pm onwards. After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the city. Meander through the narrow, car-free limestone streets, worn smooth under the soles of centuries of pedestrians, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Next, take the cable car from the Old Town to the Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the vessel to meet the crew and enjoy cocktails and dinner on board, to toast to the upcoming cruise week ahead. Overnight in port in Dubrovnik.
Day 2: DUBROVNIK – SLANO (STON) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as cruising around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, a once fortified small village, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, heading for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to the vessel. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Slano.
Day 3: SLANO (STON) - MLJET (B, L)
In the morning, the cruise continues 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 St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. 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.
Day 4: MLJET - 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 Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korčula Old Town for a natural cooling effect, and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula Town for a typical Dalmatian dinner and learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
Day 5: KORČULA - VIS (B, L, T)
Continue to the island of Vis, once, in the 4th century BC, one of the main Greek colonies. Vis is relatively under the radar for tourists. For a long time, it was in use as a Yugoslavian army base – until 1991. As a result, the culture and architecture are extremely well preserved. Rosemary, capers, and sage grow wild around the island. Try some exquisite local wines. 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.
Day 6: VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave) / HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning, cruising resumes towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances 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 towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breath-taking beauty. Arrive in the afternoon for the guided tour of Hvar - visit 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 Paklinski Islands. Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment in the evening - numerous restaurants, bars, and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
Day 7: HVAR – (BOL) SPLIT (B, L)
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to join a guided tour of the city upon arrival. This historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection will knock you off your feet with its abundance of things to see and do and with its unique lively atmosphere. Overnight in Split.
Day 8: SPLIT (B) - PLITVICE - ZAGREB
One last breakfast onboard followed by goodbyes with the crew and new friends! Check-out by 9.00 am. Meet your driver for a private transfer from Split to Zagreb, with an en-route stop in Plitvice National Park. Hike the park for a few hours, enjoy lunch on your own in a local restaurant near the park, and then continue on to Zagreb for time at leisure.
Day 9: ZAGREB
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 famous Ilica street, the Croatian National Theatre, University, and more.
Day 10: ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel and check out Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from your hotel in Zagreb-to-Zagreb Airport
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-night cruise in deluxe or deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception & cocktail
- Daily buffet breakfastThree-course lunch daily + cheese and salad barCaptain'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: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
- Spectacular cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
- Croatian wine tasting
- No additional fees on arrival except gratuities
- 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
- 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