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