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The Adriatic Pearl was newly refurbished in 2018, with increased cabin size and improved on-board services to give you a luxurious and memorable sailing experience as you discover the wonders of Croatia.
The tour begins in the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, a majestic ancient town with UNESCO-protected heritage.
Next you’ll arrive at the island of Korčula, which was once fought over by the Venetians, with its distinctive architecture apparent all over the town.
The next destination is Hvar, the sunniest place in Croatia, and also one of the most picturesque towns on the Adriatic.
The sailing tour continues to Brac, and then on to Split, Croatia’s second largest city, where you’ll see the impressive ancient Roman palace built in the 4th century AD for Emperor Diocletian.
The tour will make additional stops in Trogir and Šibenik before arriving in the city of Zadar, your final stop on board the ship.
But the tour isn’t over yet! Also included is a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the most beautiful natural attractions worldwide, where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls.
You’ll head back to the ship for a Captain’s dinner, and a final night on board, before disembarking in Zadar the following morning.
Dubrovnik and Zadar
7 nights/8 days
APRIL 25 | MAY 09, 23 | JUNE 06, 20 | JULY 04, 18 | AUGUST 01,15, 29 | SEPTEMBER 12, 26 | OCTOBER 10
APRIL 17 | MAY 1, 15, 29 | JUNE 12, 26 | JULY 10, 24 | AUGUST 7, 21 | SEPTEMBER 04, 18 | OCTOBER 2
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.
You can embark at any time after 14:00 and enjoy a welcome drink and a snack with the captain, while getting to know the other passengers and crew.
You’ll check into your luxury cabin which has en-suite and air-conditioning facilities, and you’ll spend your first evening with dinner on board the ship.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
The day will begin with an optional walking tour of Dubrovnik, also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, or if you’re a fan of the TV series, Game of Thrones, you’ll recognise it as Kings Landing, home to the Lannister family and the Iron Throne.
You’ll fall in love with the winding streets of the old town and the majestic city walls and fortifications.
In the afternoon you’ll sail to Korčula, with a short break at the Elaphite Islands en route, where you can take a refreshing dip in the Adriatic waters.
When you arrive at Korčula, you’ll have an option for a guided walking tour of the town, or you can explore on your own.
Overnight in Korčula
Your first destination on day three is the island of Hvar, the sunniest place, and one of the most picturesque in Croatia.
Again, there is an optional walking tour, or you are free to explore on your own.
In the late afternoon you will arrive at Milna on the island of Brac, where the ship will moor for the evening.
Overnight in Brac.
Only a short sail from Brac, you will reach the city of Split, the second-largest city in Croatia, and one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Again, you will have an optional walking tour, or you are free to explore the city on your own.
One of the highlights of your visit to Split will undoubtedly be the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman Emperor in the 4th century AD, with its imposing size and impressive marble columns.
In the afternoon you can continue to explore the bustling passageways and courtyards of Split, or relax on one of the city’s beaches.
Or, if you want to explore even further, there’s an optional trip to Omiš at the mouth of the Cetina River, where you can sail up the canyon on a boat trip.
Overnight in Split.
Just a short sail from Split, you will arrive in the town of Trogir, a picturesque town of maze-like alleyways, enclosed within medieval city walls.
Trogir is located on a tiny island which is linked by a bridge to the mainland and also linked to the larger Čiovo island.
You can go on an optional guided tour, explore on your own, or relax at a cafe bar on the promenade.
Leaving Trogir, in the afternoon you will arrive in Šibenik where, again, you have the option of a guided tour, or have some free time on your own.
Overnight in Šibenik.
An interesting day’s sailing through the islands of Northern Dalmatia with plenty of exciting and picturesque scenery to enjoy.
In the afternoon we will arrive in our final destination, Zadar, where you can take an optional walking tour of the city, visiting historic attractions such as the Roman Forum, dating from the 2nd century BC to the modern art installations and the famous sea organ which plays music with the force from the waves.
Overnight in Zadar.
The final excursion of your luxury ship tour will be to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the most famous attractions in Croatia.
Situated in a thick forest, the Plitvice Lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world, and consists of sixteen lakes, connected dozens of waterfalls cascading through the surroundings.
A guided tour of the park lasts for about three and a half hours, including both a boat ride and a walking tour.
You will then return to the ship for a special Captain’s dinner on board, before spending your final evening on board.
Overnight in Zadar.
Enjoy your breakfast on board the ship before disembarking the ship in Zadar.
We will transfer you to the airport for your homeward journey or why not organise an additional couple of nights stay?
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.
For more information, please see our Useful Links.
We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.