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This 14-night coach and sailing tour visits the sights and scenery across four countries in the Balkans region.
The sailing tour takes in some of the most popular island and coastal destinations in Croatia, including Hvar, Trogir, Korčula and Mljet, before you disembark in the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik.
From Dubrovnik, you will journey into the Balkans on a coach tour through Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and back into Croatia.
You will visit Split, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, and home to the 4th Century Diocletian Palace.
Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is UNESCO listed for world cultural heritage.
The tour also includes a visit to Krka national park, known for its stunning lakes and waterfalls, before you sail past the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas.
The next stop is the sunny island of Hvar, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns.
Another of Croatia’s national parks is next – Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest.
One of the highlights of the tour is the city of Dubrovnik. As the ship approaches the harbour, you will sail right beneath the famous city walls, before joining our guide for a tour of the old town.
After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own – you can take the cable-car to the top of the mountain overlooking Dubrovnik, walk along the city walls, or just explore the narrow streets of the old town.
From Dubrovnik, the coach leg of your journey begins with a day trip into Montenegro.
Next is Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll visit Mostar, known as the city of bridges, and the capital city, Sarajevo, a place of many religions and cultures.
It’s the place where the Western and Eastern Roman empire split, and it is also the place where the First World War began.
The next country you will visit is Serbia and its capital city, Belgrade.
You will also visit Novi Sad, an important historical crossroads with an imposing fortress, as well as numerous museums and art galleries.
The tour returns to Croatia, to the city of Osijek in the region of Slavonia which has a flat landscape with numerous rivers flowing through the region.
This unique natural landscape makes it one of the most fertile areas in Croatia, and the region is mainly known for agriculture and its delicious cuisines.
Osijek is a popular tourist destination known for its Baroque style, open spaces and gastronomic delights.
The final stop on the tour is Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city.
Your tour leader will guide you through the historic city centre, visiting St Mark’s church with its multicoloured roof, as well as the Croatian National Theatre and the University, before leaving you with some free time to explore Zagreb on your own.
Split and Zagreb
14 nights/15 days
MAY 09, 16, 23, 30 | JUNE 06, 13, 20, 27 | JULY 04, 11, 18 | AUGUST 08, 15, 22, 29 | SEPTEMBER 12, 19, 26 | OCTOBER 03
Optional excursions are available to purchase on spot.
Additional hotel stays, day trips and activities can be added to your itinerary before or after the cruise.
Due to the specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian harbours, cruise ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore.
In such cases, clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk.
Crew assistance will be given to those requesting it.
Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
We will collect you from the airport or from your accommodation in Split/Omiš and transfer you to the harbour where you can board the ship anytime after 2:00pm.
You will enjoy a welcome drink and snack, and get to meet the Captain, crew and other guests, with dinner on board and the first evening spent overnight on the ship.
In the morning there is an optional boat excursion up the canyon of the river Cetina, Alternatively you can relax on board the ship.
You will then set sail towards Pučišća on the island of Brač, where you will visit stonemasonry school to learn about Brač limestone and their centuries-old traditions.
In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, where you will take part in a guided walking tour, then spend the evening as you wish.
Overnight in Split.
Today’s first destination is Trogir, a small town listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, situated on an island between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo.
You will have free time to explore the town, and visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence.
You will then board a coach and journey towards Skradin, situated at the entrance to Krka National Park, where you will have free time to explore on your own.
Your final destination of the day will be Šibenik, where you will spend the rest of the evening.
Today you will sail to the island of Vis, where you can join an optional guided tour to learn all about the tumultuous history of Vis.
The rest of the evening is free to spend as you choose.
Overnight in Vis.
Your day will begin with a sail towards Hvar island and a walking tour of Hvar town.
In the afternoon, you will set sail towards the picturesque Korčula island, where you will enjoy a special Captain’s Dinner on board the ship.
Overnight in Korčula
Today you will travel to Pomena on the island of Mljet, then in the early afternoon you will head to Slano, where you can take our optional Taste of Dalmatia tour, where you will get to taste some delicious Dalmatian wines.
After breakfast, you will sail to Dubrovnik, where you will spend the final evening on board the ship.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast you will disembark the ship in Dubrovnik, and we will transfer you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is free to spend as you choose.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
From Dubrovnik, you will take a day-trip to the small state of Montenegro, where you’ll enjoy the amazing scenery of the UNESCO-World Heritage-listed Bay of Kotor.
You’ll have free time to explore the bay, the seaside town of Budva and the city of Kotor, before enjoying a relaxing ferry ride back across the bay of Kotor on the way back to Dubrovnik.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Free time to spend the day in Dubrovnik, or you can take our Optional excursion to the island of Korčula, with sightseeing, swimming, and a stop at one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
After breakfast, the tour bus will depart for Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the city of bridges.
Your tour guide will take you on an orientational walk, before you have some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon you will continue on to the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
Overnight in Sarajevo.
Today you will journey into Serbia, stopping briefly at Zvornik, a charming little town in northeastern Bosnia en route.
You will continue to Serbia’s capital, Belgrade,where the river Sava joins the Danube.
You will have a guided tour of the city, which is famous for its sunsets, and will have the evening free to spend as you choose.
Overnight in Belgrade.
The tour bus will depart early towards Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city where your tour leader will guide you through the main sights, before you travel back across the border into Croatia, to the town of Ilok.
You will have opportunity to taste wines in one of the famous Croatia wine cellars, Iločki Podrumi, followed by a traditional lunch.
You will make a quick stop in Vukovar which is the biggest Croatian river port located where the Vuka river meets the Danube, before heading to your accommodation in Osijek.
Overnight in Osijek.
The morning will begin with a tour of the city of Osijek, located in the Slavonia region of Eastern Croatia, At lunchtime you will stop at the Stara Kapela Ethno village where you will have a lunch made from the local produce.
You will then continue on to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, and your final destination on the tour.
Overnight in Zagreb.
We will transfer you to the airport in Zagreb for your onward journey, or why not stay for an extra few days to explore more?
Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.
Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.
Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.
In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.
In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.
If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.
Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.
If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.
These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.
The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).
Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.
Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.
Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.
Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.
Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.
Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.
All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.
A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.
Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.
We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.
You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.
Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.
We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.
Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).
The pack will normally be sent to your home address.
Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).
Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.
Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.
This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.
The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.
The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.
The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.
Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.
If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.
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We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.