WESTERN BALKANS & SOUTH ADRIATIC COMBO TOUR FROM ZAGREB

THIS COMBINATION SAILING AND DRIVING TOUR TAKES YOU FROM ZAGREB INTO SLOVENIA, BEFORE YOU BOARD OUR SHIP AND SAIL AROUND THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SOUTHERN ADRIATIC, TAKING IN UNFORGETTABLE SCENERY AND DELIGHTFUL DESTINATIONS.

Duration

7 Nights

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This combination sailing and driving tour takes you from Zagreb into Slovenia, before you board our ship and sail around the highlights of the Southern Adriatic, taking in unforgettable scenery and delightful destinations.

 

The tour begins in Zagreb, where you will see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre and St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof.

 

Next you will hop over the border into Slovenia, with visits to Ljubljana and the fairytale setting of Lake Bled, where you’ll have the chance to wander around the picturesque lake, visit the castle, sample the famous sweet pastry, or sail across the lake to the island.

 

Returning to Croatia you will visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you will walk across wooden promenades with magnificent views of the 92 waterfalls cascading into the crystal clear lakes – remember to bring your camera!

 

Next is the city of Zadar, where you will board our ship for the next leg of your tour around the Southern Adriatic.

 

The sailing tour takes in some of the most popular island and coastal destinations in Croatia, beginning with Brač, where your cruise manager will take you for an optional short visit to a stonemasonry school to learn about Brač limestone and their centuries-old traditions.

 

Your next stop is Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, famed for its 4th Century Diocletian Palace.

 

Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is UNESCO world cultural heritage listed.

 

An additional two national parks are included on the tour – Krka, where you can enjoy swimming surrounded by gorgeous scenery, and Mljet, famous for its two salt lakes.

 

The ship will sail past the stunning waterfront of Šibenik, with various stops en-route as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas.

 

The next stop is the island of Hvar, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns.

 

The final stop on the tour is the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, known for its imposing city walls and red-tiled rooftops.

 

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 hill overlooking Dubrovnik, walk along the city walls, or just explore the narrow streets of the old town.

 

Zagreb – Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zadar – Omiš – Brač – Split – Trogir – Šibenik – Vis – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet – Slano – Dubrovnik

DEPARTURE DATES 2020

MAY 13, 20, 27 | JUNE 03, 10, 17, 24 | JULY 01, 08, 15, 22 | AUGUST 12, 19, 26 | SEPTEMBER 09, 16, 23, 30 | OCTOBER 7

INCLUDED

    • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
       
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      3 NIGHTS 4* HALF BOARD HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
       
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      7 NIGHTS HALF BOARD ACCOMMODATION ON LUXURY SHIP WITH PRIVATE CABIN & EN-SUITE FACILITIES
       
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      ENTRANCE TO PLITVICE LAKES
       
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      SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF ZAGREB, LJUBLJANA, ZADAR, PLITVICE LAKES & SPLIT
       
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      WELCOME DRINK AND SNACK
       
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DAY 1 – Arrival in Zagreb

 

We will collect you from Zagreb Airport or your accommodation within Zagreb and will transfer you to the tour hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

 

Overnight in Zagreb.

 

DAY 2 – Zagreb & Bled

 

After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing tour of Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb.

 

Then, in the early afternoon you will depart towards Bled in Slovenia.

 

A small town in the Julian Alps, it could easily be the setting for a fairy-tale with its stunning scenery.

 

Overnight in Bled

 

DAY 3 – Ljubljana and Plitvice

 

In the morning you will visit the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where you will have a guided tour of the town centre, including the central open-air market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque town hall and Robba’s Fountain.

 

In the afternoon, you will cross back into Croatia to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its natural beauty.

 

Overnight in Plitvice area.

 

DAY 4 – Zadar & Omiš

 

The first stop of the day will be the city of Zadar, where you’ll have a guided walking tour around the historic sites, including the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, and passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St.

 

Donatus In the afternoon, you will head to the town of Omiš, where you will board our luxury ship for the next leg of your tour.

 

You will be welcomed on board with a drink and snack, and will spend the evening in the Omiš/Split area.

 

DAY 5 – Omiš, Pučišća & Split

 

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, then in the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations where you will take part in the guided walking tour, then spend the evening as you wish.

 

Overnight in Split.

 

DAY 6 – Trogir, Krka NP & Šibenik

 

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.

 

DAY 7 – Šibenik to Vis

 

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.

 

DAY 8 – Hvar, Korčula & Captain’s Dinner

 

After breakfast, You will arrive at Hvar town where you can choose to take a guided walking tour or explore the town on your own.

 

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.

 

DAY 9 – Mljet, Slano & Taste of Dalmatia

 

Today you will travel to Pomena on the island of Mljet, another of Croatia’s National Parks, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest.

 

You can take our tour to the lakes, or instead you can hire bikes and explore the island on your own.

 

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.

 

Overnight in Slano.

 

DAY 10 – Dubrovnik

 

After breakfast, you will sail to Dubrovnik, the final stop on this tour.

 

You will have a guided tour then some free time to spend on your own, before the final evening on board the ship.

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

DAY 11 – Onward travel

 

Disembark the ship after breakfast, and we will transfer you to Dubrovnik airport for your onward journey, or to accommodation in Dubrovnik.

WANT TO ADD SOMETHING TO YOUR HOLIDAY?

 

Additional nights accommodation in Zagreb or Dubrovnik

 

Optional Walking tour package including Šibenik, Dubrovnik Korčula, Split, Hvar & Pucisa Stonemasonry school

 

Entry to Krka National Park

 

Cetina River cruise, including small boat transfer & snack

 

Taste of Dalmatia tour

 

Island of Vis tour

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Useful Facts

Capital city: Zagreb
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Integrations: Member of the EU since 2013
Language: Croatian
Local Time: Croatia is one hour ahead of GMT/ UK time
Flight duration to Croatia: 2-3 hours from any UK airport
Nearby countries: Slovenia, Italy, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary
Drives on the: right side


Why Visit Croatia?

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Many historic and cultural sights
Convenient to combine with your trip to other parts of Europe
Very warm, welcoming people

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