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AC207 Ultra Deluxe Cruise and Land Tour – Dubrovnik to Zagreb

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10 Day Ultra Cruise and Private Land Tour

Visiting:  DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORCULA – HVAR – BOL – SPLIT – TROGIR – SIBENIK – SALI –  ZADAR – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK – ZAGREB

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

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Day 1 – DUBROVNIK
The Church of St. Blaise in Dubrovnik, Croatia Itinerary: You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an onboard Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. (WR)
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Day 2 – DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORCULA
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mljet-Travel-Croatia-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Itinerary: Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B,L,D)
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Day 3 – KORCULA – HVAR
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is korcula-croatia.jpg Itinerary: This morning, a walking tour of Korcula town takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B,L) Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
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Day 4 – HVAR – BOL – SPLIT
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Fotolia_59818087_M-1024x683.jpg Itinerary: Sail to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Over lunch on board, continue sailing to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B,L)
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Day 5 – SPLIT – TROGIR – SIBENIK
Trogir - Adventures Croatia - Signature Tour Itinerary: In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Sibenik, with a stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights of the city, then your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
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Day 6 – SIBENIK – SALI
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Sibenik-St-Michaels-on-Hill-Adventures-Croatia.jpg Itinerary: The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. (B,L,D)
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Day 7 – SALI – ZADAR
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Fotolia_47468219_L-1024x682.jpg Itinerary: As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is free in the city. (B,L)
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Day 8 – ZADAR – PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK – ZAGREB
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Plitvice-Lakes-Fall-Colors-Adventures-Croatia-1024x683.jpg Itinerary:
  • Breakfast on board and disembark.
  • Meet your driver for a private transfer from  Zadar  to Zagreb with an en-route stop in Plitvice National Park for a visit
  • 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).
  • Meal highly recommended at Lička kuća restaurant (located opposite the main entrance to the park). A unique place with an ambiance of a traditional house in Lika, in which authentic dishes are prepared. In the middle of the restaurant, there is an open-hearth fireplace, where lamb is roasted on a spit, and where other food specialties from Lika are prepared “under iron cover”. Ham, “basa” cottage cheese, lamb under iron cover, grilled meats, baked potatoes, trout, sour milk, the Lika fritters, and the Lika strudels made of cheese, apple or plum, are just some of the specialties of this renowned restaurant.
  • Onward drive to Zagreb and accommodation in your centrally situated hotel
  • Time at leisure and an overnight in Zagreb
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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
  • Meeting with your guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb (max 2 hours)
  • The daily market or Dolac, on a raised square a set of stairs up from the main square, has been the city’s major trading place since 1926. Farmers from surrounding villages come to sell their home-made foodstuffs and some of the freshest fruit and vegetables you’ll ever taste. In the covered market downstairs are butchers, fishmongers and old ladies selling the local specialty sir i vrhnje (cheese and cream). Flowers and lace are also widely available. Alongside, the renovated fish market, ribarnica, sells fresh produce every day but Monday. A number of cheap bars and eateries surround the large market square, providing sustenance from early doors, while several discerning restaurants, such as Kerempuh, base their menus around what is fresh and available on the stalls that day.
  • Go green at the Botanical Gardens - The Botanical Gardens form the east-west anchor of the ‘Green Horseshoe’, a U-shaped band of greenery laid out by Milan Lenuci in the 19th century. Near but removed from the bustle of the train station, it offers a wonderfully relaxing way to escape with your traveling companion amid the plots, plants, footbridges, lakes, and ponds. Just west of the train station, these lovely gardens were founded in 1889. The first plantings took place in 1892. Since, the 4.7 hectares (11.6 acres), dominated by an English-style arboretum, and containing rock gardens, lily-pad-covered ponds, symmetrical French-inspired flowerbeds and ten glasshouses (closed to the public) have been an island of tranquility in the city center. It’s an idyllic spot to grab a shaded bench in summer. About 10,000 plant species come mainly from Croatia, some from as far as Asia.
  • Sample štrukli - This distant relation of Austrian Strudel and Turkish borek is made from rolled dough, delicious when filled with the traditional cottage cheese and sour cream. Whether cooked or baked, sweet or salty, in a soup or with added poppy, pumpkin or spinach, all versions deserve attention. When taken to try štrukli in a traditional local restaurant, most first-time visitors are impressed by the gentle taste of the soft dough, creamy cheese, the eggs, and sour-cream sauce. Many venues pride themselves on their štrukli, although the kitchen at the landmark Esplanade Hotel provides some of the best - if not the best - in town. The more contemporary La Štruk specializes in this local pastry, providing more unusual choices such as cheese-and-nettle and cheese-and-paprika varieties.
  • Take a walk and check the city parks connected in the “Lenuci Horseshoe”, an unfinished project of combining small green squares and parks at the core of the center of the town.
  • Zrinjevac Park, (just southeast of the main square). the park of the Academy (connecting the Zrinjevac and Tomislav parks). King Tomislav square, (south of Zrinjevac, just outside the main Train Station). Botanical Gardens, (south of the K. Tomislav Square, near the Hotel Esplanade). Mažuranić square. Square of Maršal Tito, (the green square surrounding the National Theatre).
  • 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 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 to explore the city on your own, enjoy a drink or dinner in one of the many restaurants (on your own)
  • Time at leisure and overnight in Zagreb
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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 and check out
  • Meeting with your driver for a private transfer from your hotel in Zagreb to Zagreb Airport
  • Departure flight
Vessel Description This deluxe ship is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience. The small-ship cruiser's size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves, and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. Newly built in 2016, it is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities. All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more. The abundance of space and public areas on board includes a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort. The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water. This vessel is classified 5* category, 157 ft long, 29.5 ft wide, with cruising speed of 10 NM.  It has 18 cabins on the main and lower decks, all fully air-conditioned, with queen-size bed or twin beds with the possibility for an additional bed, cupboard, cabinet and window or porthole, bathroom with shower, toilet and washes basin. The electricity onboard is 220v. Cabins include:
LCD TV, A/C/ safe box, fridge, sound-proofing, internal communication system with the bar Availability is limited. Please request for your desired dates. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is AC401-Deluxe-Cruise-and-Land-Tour-1.jpeg
AC207 Ultra Deluxe Cruise and Land Tour, Dubrovnik to Zagreb, Package Include:
  • ALL PRIVATE and ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
  • VAT TAX INCLUDED
  • 24hr concierge and in Croatia assistance
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik onboard M/S Karizma in a cabin with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport/hotel
  • Departure transfer to Zadar or Split airport/hotel
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 1 captain’s dinner with live music
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee, and tea
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Private transfer from Zadar to Zagreb with en-route stop in Plitvice Lakes NP in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes NP
  • 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 - 5/12/2020
  • 5/16/2020 - 5/26/2020
  • 5/30/2020 - 6/9/2020
  • 6/13/2020 - 6/23/2020
  • 6/27/2020 - 7/7/2020
  • 7/11/2020 - 7/21/2020
  • 7/25/2020 - 8/4/2020
  • 8/8/2020 - 8/18/2020
  • 8/22/2020 - 9/1/2020
  • 9/5/2020 - 9/15/2020
  • 9/12/2020 - 9/22/2020
  • 9/19/2020 - 9/29/2020
  • 10/3/2020 - 10/13/2020