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Western Balkans & South Adriatic Cruise & Land Tour

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This combination sailing and coach 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-coloured 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 stone masonry 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 site.

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.

Airport(s)

Zagreb and Dubrovnik

Duration

7 nights/8 days

2020 Departures

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

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights 4* half board hotel accommodation
  • 7 nights half board accommodation on luxury ship with private cabin & en-suite facilities
  • Entrance to Plitvice Lakes
  • Sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes & Split
  • Welcome drink and snack

Price Excludes

  • Any meals not included in the itinerary
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Museum tickets not included in the itinerary
  • Entry fees into national parks / attractions not included in the itinerary

Complimentary

  • Travel pack delivery to your home address
  • 24/7 customer service

Information

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.

Highlights
  • Zagreb Medieval Upper Town
  • St Marcos Church
  • Zagreb Funicular
  • Lake Bled in Slovenia
  • Ljubljana Old Town
  • Robba’s Fountain
  • The Three Bridges
  • Zadar Sea Organ
  • Salutation to the Sun (designed by Nikola Bašić)
  • St Donatus' Church
  • Town of Omiš
  • The ancient Diocletian's palace in split (UNESCO-protected)
  • Split Old Town
  • The Ancient Roman Temple of Jupiter
  • The Riva Promenade
  • Šibenik Old Town & Fortress
  • Island of Hvar
  • Marco Polo's House in Korčula
  • Walk the city walls of Dubrovnik
  • Explore Dubrovnik's historic old town (UNESCO-protected)
Western Balkans & South Adriatic Cruise And Land Tour Itinerary
(cruising route is subject to change depending on weather conditions)

Day 1Arrival 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 2Zagreb & 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 3Ljubljana 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 4Zadar & 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 5Omiš, 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 6Trogir, Krka National Park & 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 7Šibenik 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 8Hvar, 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 9Mljet, 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 10Dubrovnik

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 11Onward 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?
(let us know when enquiring)
  • 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
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the food like in Croatia?

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.

What are the beaches like in Croatia?

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.

What is the currency in Croatia?

The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).

Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

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.

Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

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.

Deposit

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.

Payment Methods

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.

Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

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.

What happens after I've paid the deposit?

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).

Cancellation Policy

Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

City Tax

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.

Health Insurance & Travel Documents

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.

For more information, please see our Useful Links.

We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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