AC401 Classic Deluxe Cruise and Land
Relax and let the captain and crew take care of you.
In the mornings, relax on spacious decks and take in the sunshine. Moreover, refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Then, explore Croatia’s finest destinations.
Spend eight unforgettable days cruising the north Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Start in Zagreb and end in Dubrovnik, visiting Plitvice Lakes, Split, Bol, Hvar, Blue Cave, Korcula, and more.
Furthermore, savor delicious cuisine, beautiful islands, and the cleanest seawater.
And then you still have time to explore on your own.
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Day 1 – ZAGREB
Arrival in Zagreb and a meeting with your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Zagreb Time at leisure and an overnight
Day 2 – ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel Meeting with your guide for a private walking city tour of Zagreb Time at leisure and overnight at the hotel
Day 3 – ZAGREB – PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK – SPLIT
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Meet your driver for a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with a stop in Plitvice National Park for a visit on your own Arrival at Split and accommodation in your centrally situated hotel Time at leisure and an overnight in Split
Day 4 – SPLIT (WD)
Welcome to Split. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by our representative and they will get you settled aboard your transfer and you'll be on your way to Split harbor. Once you reach the harbor, you will be able to check in. Cabins will be ready for you from 2 p.m. However, if arriving early, you'll be able to safely deposit your luggage aboard the ship. After settling in, join our local guide for a tour of Split's old town to get acquainted with emperor Diocletian's Palace and learn about the rich heritage of Split's millennial history. In the evening, we will serve the Welcome Dinner aboard the ship and your cruise manager will introduce you to the entire crew. Overnight in Split.
Day 5 - SPLIT – BOL - STARI GRAD (B, L, D)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for the island of Brač. Before lunch on board, you will have time to enjoy a swim stop at the world-famous Zlatni Rat beach. After the swim stop, we continue on our way towards the town of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, where we arrive in the early hours of the afternoon. After arrival, you will have some free time to enjoy Stari Grad at your own pace. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunset and the traditional local products of the Hora farmstead and a tasty “peka” dinner, surrounded by olive groves and fields of lavender. If you want to visit the town of Hvar in the evening, it is a short half-hour drive from Stari Grad and your cruise manager can help you organize a local transfer to get you there and back. Overnight in Stari Grad.
Day 6 - STARI GRAD - VIS (B, L)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for the island of Vis. With lunch served on board, we will enjoy a swim stop at the Paklinski Islands. The island of Vis, formerly a major naval base, was closed to tourists from 1945 until the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 90's, which helped preserve the authentic appearance of its villages. We will arrive in Vis in the afternoon and you will be free to explore the quaint town and enjoy its many treasures. We suggest a visit to the Archaeological Museum, located in the old Austrian fort Gospina batarija (Batteria Della Madona) right on the shoreline or just a simple stroll along the seaside promenade as most of the bars and restaurants are located along with it so you are sure to find a lovely place to have dinner. You can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager. Overnight in Vis.
Day 7 - VIS - KORČULA (B, L)
In the morning, before breakfast, we sail towards Biševo and the unique natural phenomenon that is the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is a wonder of the Adriatic Sea and the most attractive sight of the island of Vis, and you will get to see for yourself why so many people visit it each year. After the visit to the Blue Cave*, we set sail for Korčula, stopping along the way for a swim and lunch served on board. In the afternoon we arrive in Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our local guide will take you on a unique tour of the old town of Korčula. You will hear many interesting stories and legends about the city and the life of Marco Polo, the most famous son of Korčula. The casual approach to discovering the history and culture of Korčula will surely delight you. In the evening, we suggest you enjoy dinner in one of Korčula's many exquisite restaurants. If unsure, you can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager. Overnight in Korčula. *Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.
Day 8 - KORČULA-MLJET (B, L, CD)
Early in the morning, we depart for Mljet, one of the most beautiful and the most densely forested islands of the Adriatic. Isolated and untouched, the island is known for its mysticism, olive groves, vineyards, and rich forests. Take in the rich flora and fauna, and peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of natural surroundings. Upon arrival in Pomena, a visit to a national park encompassing most of the island is planned. The park's highlights are the two saltwater lakes - the Little Lake and the Big Lake with its Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. This evening you are invited to the Captain's Dinner aboard the ship. Overnight in Pomena.
Day 9 - MLJET - SLANO - ŠIPAN (B, L, T)
Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, we set sail for Slano. On our way to Slano, we will stop for a swim in one of many picturesque bays dotting the coast. Upon arrival to Slano, we will embark on our gastronomic adventure in Ston, well known for its extensive medieval walls and long tradition of oyster farming, spanning over 2000 years. A short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay and, with a glass of wine in hand, we'll be tasting this natural aphrodisiac straight from the sea. Talk about a gourmet's dream! We return to our ship in the afternoon and sail to Šipan island, where we will have the evening free to relax and enjoy the sunset. Your cruise manager will be on hand to assist with info about local sights and will have some suggestions for nice dinner spots. Overnight in Šipan.
Day 10 - ŠIPAN – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
The last stop on our trip is Dubrovnik, a city that will welcome you with open arms, as it does for visitors from all parts of the world. Surrounded by its fabled medieval walls, Dubrovnik is widely known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Upon arrival we will partake in a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-protected old town, acquainting you with its most important monuments and hidden spots. After the walking tour, we leave you to explore the city on your own. Our ship will be docked at Gruž Harbour, and there are many options (taxis, buses, and Uber) to take you back to port when you are ready. As is true every day, your cruise manager will be on hand to offer some local knowledge and help you with restaurant suggestions for dinner or bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 11 - DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast, it will be time to check out and enjoy your complimentary transfer to the airport. We hope to see you soon on board again! You must vacate your cabin by 9 a.m. but note that if your departure transfer is later than this you can leave your luggage on board until it’s time for your transfer.
AC401: Deluxe Cruise and Land – Zagreb to Split package include:
- 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 an en-suite bathroom
- Welcome reception on day 1
- Half Board daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 3 courses – according to the itinerary)
- Unlimited drinking water per person daily (from watercooler)
- Captain’s dinner
- Fresh fruit is available daily
- Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
- Guided walking tours according to the itinerary (Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik)
- Stari Grad Plain excursion with dinner at the Hora estate
- Ston oyster tasting experience
- Blue Cave entrance fee
- One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
- Luggage handling
- Daily cabin service
- Free WiFi onboard
- 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 $3995 per person
- Price and availability subject to change