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AC105: Deluxe Cruise and Croatia Land Tour – Dubrovnik – Opatija – Zagreb

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11 Day Deluxe Cruise and Land Tour

Visiting: Dubrovnik – Korčula – Metković – Split – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Zadar – Rab – Opatija – Zagreb

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

Guaranteed Departure Dates in “Additional Info”, subject to availability

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Day 1: DUBROVNIK – KORČULA
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Korcula-Adventures-Croatia-Island-Hopping.jpg Departure at 1 pm towards Korčula, an island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Covering much of the island are the distinct, almost black pine forests so Korčula is also known as "the Black Island". Korčula Town is like a mini Dubrovnik, also encased by medieval stone ramparts and towers. The famous Moreška sword dance-fight is thought to have come to the island when the Moors raged through this region and there are regular performances. A guide will lead you through the old town where tiny streets are designed in a fishbone pattern for a very good reason that you will hear about! Lots of simple konobas, restaurants and cool cocktail bars (some with cool music) for chill-out time. Overnight in Korčula.
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Day 2: KORČULA – METKOVIĆ
Today we discover one of the last remaining wetland deltas in Europe. We cruise to Metković, on the banks of the river Neretva after which the delta is named. Here, mandarins grow by the water channels and we take a barge ride to explore the groves, the flora and fauna, wild birds and the traditional way of life of the Neretva people. There’s a delightful, “time warp” feeling like nowhere else on the coast. Narona archeological museum in Vid, which we visit, was formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first „in situ“ museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple. Named Augusteum with 17 marble statues, some outsized and some of the natural height. This is where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks, Romans once sailed, and, according to legend, the pirates of Neretva planned their raids on enemy galleys. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board scheduled for this evening. Overnight in Metković.
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Day 3: METKOVIĆ – SPLIT
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Split-Fotolia_76550664_L.jpg From Metković our cruise continues to Split, the capital of Dalmatia region, the second-largest city in Croatia with the famous Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO protected heritage site where Roman Emperor Diocletian chose his retirement spot! Upon arrival, a local guide takes us for a walk through the historic and buzzing old town center and to the market.
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Day 4: SPLIT – KRKA WATERFALLS / ŠIBENIK
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Krka-National-Park-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Wine and waterfalls! Cruise towards Skradin then board our coach. The first stop is the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. Back in Skradin we walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw-droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular part of the waterfall area. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka river tumbles 45.7 meters. A never-to-forget experience is swimming under the falls so bring your swimming things and enjoy the crystal clear freshwater. Šibenik is almost in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast and is our afternoon destination. Explore the glorious old town, the cultural monuments and possibly the most famous one here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront. Some good boutique shopping too. Dinner on board. Overnight in Šibenik.
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Day 5: ŠIBENIK – ZADAR
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Zadar-Best-of-the-Dalmatian-Coast-Adventures-Croatia.jpg After breakfast, we leave for Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, famous for its rich historical heritage of world importance. At every turn, history is here: the Roman Forum from the 1st Century, St Donat church from the 9th century - the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. The mighty city walls encase the old town and there is a representative city gate from the 16th century. Among many museums, the Museum of ancient glass stands out together with over 30 churches and majestic family palaces and villas. On the waterfront, the award-winning Sea Organ and “Greeting to the Sun” light installations, show the funky side of Zadar. Overnight in Zadar.
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Day 6: ZADAR – RAB ISLAND
Departure towards Rab, known as the “island of love”, with an old town of the same name. Guided city tour including the medieval walls, the famous four towers (and maybe climb one of them later!) together with palaces, churches, and squares. There’s a slight Montmartre feel with many artists painting and exhibiting out on the streets. Legend has it that local nuns created a special Rab cake for a visiting Pope and we will sample this after the tour. The recipe remains forever secret. Overnight in Rab.
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Day 7: RAB ISLAND – OPATIJA
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Opatija-Travel-Croatia-Gulf-of-Kvarner-Adventures-Croatia.jpg The famous Opatija Riviera is often compared to the French Riviera and we have magnificent views of it. Royal families, celebrities and musicians have all stayed in Opatija. Our experienced guide will tell you the magnificent history of Opatija and show you its most precious monuments. Walk the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungomare to the fishermen's village of Volosko, home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia, or enjoy Kraš Choco bar to try exclusive chocolate cocktails, cakes or ice-cream. There’s a real café-society here. Farewell evening dinner on board with live entertainment, a great opportunity for swapping addresses on the last evening. Overnight in the port of Opatija.
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Day 8: OPATIJA
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Opatija-Adventures-Croatia-Travel-Croatia-Gulf-of-Kvarner-1.jpg Itinerary
  • Breakfast on board and disembark the Deluxe cruise in Opatija
  • Time at leisure to explore the town on your own and overnight in Opatija
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Day 9: ZAGREB
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Adventures-Croatia-Custom-Curated-Itineraries-Travel-Croatia-Traditions-and-Heritage-Zagreb-Upper-City.jpg Itinerary
  • breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from Opatija to Zagreb
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Zagreb
  • OPTIONAL: During your transfer from Zagreb to Opatija a detour for a visit to Plitvice Lakes NP (visit on your own)
  • The oldest (since 1949) and largest (294,82 km2) National park in Croatia. The only National park in Croatia on the UNESCO’s list of protected natural and cultural heritage (for almost 30 years). The riches of sixteen wonderful interlinked azure-green colored crystalline lakes. The constant formation of the barrier modeled the appearance of the lakes today and is the main feature of the National park. The water of Plitvice Lakes is prime category drinking water (a rarity in Croatia).
  • Final drive to Opatija
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Day 10: ZAGREB
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Zagreb-Things-to-do-in-Zagreb-Upper-City-Travel-Croatia-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Meeting with your guide for a private walking tour of Old Town Zagreb (entrance fees not included)
  • Time at leisure to explore Zagreb's dazzling parks and tree-lined streets that take the edge off from urban noise.
  • There are countless cultural things to do in Zagreb, and its compact size makes it easy for first-time visitors to navigate. Attractions range from historic sights and fascinating galleries, complemented by destination restaurants, clusters of busy bars and numerous live music venues.
  • Zagreb’s residents like a tipple – and they’re spoilt for choice both in places to drink and in how to fill their glasses. Walk around town at any time of the year, and any time of day, and you’ll see bars and cafés brimming with locals drinking and chatting, perhaps along Tkalčićeva, down Savska in the business quarter; and especially in a hub around lounge-bar central, Preradovićev trg, by the flower market (Cvjetni trg).
  • The fairytale street of Tkalčićeva, which snakes up from focal Jelačić trg, was once the flowing stream of Medveščak. The little side streets leading off it, Splavnica (from splav, raft) and Krvavi most ('Bloody Bridge'), link to its watery origins and colorful past as the flashpoint in local disputes over the centuries. For two decades, this atmospheric thoroughfare has provided Zagreb with its prime bar crawl, a constant current of revelers moving from spot to spot.
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Zagreb
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Day 11: ZAGREB
Itinerary
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 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, these ships offer the supreme experience of Croatia small ship cruising. Specifications:
  • 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 (only on certain ships, please ask)
  • Towel hire: possible
  • Cabin service: on request
(Ship description and images are for example only, specific ship dependent on dates/routing)
AC105: Deluxe Cruise and Land – Dubrovnik to Opatija to Zagreb package includes:
  • ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
  • VAT TAX INCLUDED
  • 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik harbor and departure transfer from Opatija port to the Opatija hotel.
  • 7-night cruise in a deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with en-suite bathroom
    • Welcome reception & cocktail
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • 3-course lunch daily
    • A drink with lunch
    • A liter of water per person daily
    • Captain's dinner with live entertainment in Metković
    • Barge excursion & visit of museum Narona in Metković
    • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in Bibich winery
    • Rab cake tasting in Rab
    • Abundant fresh fruit
    • Professional Tour manager
    • Krka National Park entrance fee
    • Guided walking tours of towns: Korčula, Split, Zadar, Rab & Opatija
    • Visitors' taxes & port fees
    • Luggage handling
    • Daily cabin service
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard.
  • 1 night in a 4* hotel in Opatija, double room, BB basis
  • Private transfer from Opatija to Zagreb in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 nights in a 4* in Zagreb, double room, BB basis
  • English speaking guide for a private walking tour of Zagreb (entrance fees not included) max 2 hours
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
OPTIONAL:
  • Private transfer from Zagreb to Opatija with en-route stop and a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Departure transfers: Various airport transfer possibilities (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice)
  • Korčula village dinner experience
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 Departures 2020 (Subject to availability):
  • 5/6/2020 – 5/16/2020
  • 5/9/2020 – 5/19/2020
  • 5/20/2020 – 5/30/2020
  • 07/18/2020 – 7/28/2020
  • 09/19/2020 – 9/29/2020
  • 10/13/2020 – 10/23/2020
  • 10/21/2020 – 10/31/2020