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Croatian Exploration Cruise

Current Special
Early bird discount of $ 260 per person if booked before October 31, 2018

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Exciting sights you will visit:

Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Vis, Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting, Korcula city tour, Mljet National Park and Dubrovnik

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Zagreb
Meals: Dinner

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Hotel to be determined.

 
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. Overnight at the hotel.

 
Day 3     Zagreb - Split
Meals: Breakfast

Head south for a visit to 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. On to Split and the port to embark on your boat. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception on board.

 
Day 4     Bol
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 sail on to the island of 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 the evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Croatia.

 
Day 5     Hvar
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 the Island of Vis. The town Vis, the antique Issa, was founded around 397 B.C. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront. Evening at leisure.

 
Day 6     Korcula
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. After lunch onboard, disembark in Vela Luka and depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula island tour’, featuring the visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo ethno museum and local winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to your ship, for evening at leisure.

 
Day 7     Korcula
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit 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
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 with live entertainment aboard our ship tonight.

 
Day 9     Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik. Walking tour.

 
Day 10     Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembark

 
Price Includes
2 Pre-Cruise Nights in a Deluxe Class Hotel
7-Night Cruise in the Cabin Category of Your Choice
Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers
Touring by Modern Air-Conditioned Motor Coach
7 Breakfasts and 6 Lunches
1 Dinner at Hotel As Per Itinerary
1 Captain’S Dinner , Live Entertainment, Inc Wine/Beer/Soft Drinks
Bottled Water, Coffee and Tea Onboard
Free Wi-Fi on Board
Luggage Handling at Hotels
Service Taxes and Charges
English-Speaking Tour & Cruise Manager
Whisper Technology Enhanced Touring
Price Does Not Include
 Port Fees and Cruise Fuel Surcharges (
 Tips to Crew, Cruise Directors, Local Guides
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