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Croatia & the Adriatic Cruise

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The beautiful Adriatic Sea is nestled between several countries and is a subdivision of the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by land and is an off shoot of the Atlantic Ocean. The Mediterranean also leads to the Alboran Sea, Balearic Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, the Ionian Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Lugurian Sea and the Aegean Sea. An Adriatic Sea Cruise is a perfect way to sail the Adriatic to visit these countries that surround it and to get a glimpse of several cultures and their history.

Highlights Included:

Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Split

Hvar

Vis

Vela Luka

Korcula

Mljet National Park

Dubrovnik

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Zagreb

On arrival transfer on own to your first class hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure until you meet your guide and fellow travelers for dinner. Overnight at Westin Hotel or similar.

 
Day 2     Zagreb
Meals: Breakfast

A morning sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside.

 
Day 3     Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes - Split
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split

Head south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. Then, continue on to Split and the port to embark your floating hotel. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception on board

 
Day 4     Split - Bol - Hvar - Stari Grad
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards head to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. Spend evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe.

 
Day 5     Hvar - Vis
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Quick sail towards town of Hvar for a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Cruise towards Island of Vis. The town Vis, the antique Issa, was founded about 397 B.C. Unspoiled and far from the mass tourist routes, Vis is beautiful and serene, a reminder of how life used to be! Enjoy an evening at leisure along the lovely waterfront.

 
Day 6     Korcula - Vela Luka
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

After breakfast set sail for Korcula Island, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our port of call for the day is Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times. On arrival, a special treat awaits, as you depart on an excursion featuring 3 unique stops. The first will be at the family owned Zlokic Olive Oil Factory and Museum where the hosts will show you various methods of olive oil production from the past to the present, followed by a tasting of the various olive oil categories. Then continue to the village of Blato to visit an authentic Ethno House built at the start of the 20th century and where you will see furniture, cooking utensils, and family photos from over 100 years ago. Your final stop will be at the family owned Toreta winery in Smokvica where you will have a chance to taste a variety of Croatia’s world renowned wines, prosciutto and home-made cheese. Return to Vela Luka and enjoy a relaxing evening at one of the local restaurants or café’s lining the harbor

 
Day 7     Korcula
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town. Your walking tour will take you through its narrow, cobbled streets and the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants.

 
Day 8     Mljet
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Captain’s dinner aboard our ship tonight

 
Day 9     Mljet - Dubrovnik
On Board the M/Y Prestige
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the so called “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The remainder of the day is free to explore this lovely city on your own, purchase those last minute souvenirs and enjoy a final dinner at one of the many local restaurants.

 
Day 10     Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to bid your lovely crew goodbye as you disembark and transfer to the airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.

 

Notes

Port charge and fuel Surcharge: $98 per person

Price Includes
7 Nights Cruise on Board M/Y “Princess Prestige”
Regular Arrival and Departure Transfers
2 Nights First Class Hotel With Breakfast Daily
Welcome Reception
Meals As Mentioned
Professional Cruise Manager
Service Taxes and Charges
Free Wifi Onboard
Luggage Handling
Whisper Technology Enhanced Touring
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Optional Excursions
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