Luxury Cruise from Zagreb to Split (via Dubrovnik)

Luxury Cruise from Zagreb to Split (via Dubrovnik)

From EUR €1,690

Description

After a 4 day coach journey we will board our cruise vessel to weave through the islands of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. There will be plenty of time for swim stops, exploring the ports and towns where we stay the night and sampling the local cuisine and wines.

PRICE INCLUDES:
• Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport
• Accommodation in 4* hotels days 1-4
• Accommodation in double/twin cabin with ensuite bathroom on one of our deluxe ships days 5-12
• 4 x half board dinner at hotel, 3 x dinner on board, 4 x lunch on board
• Air-conditioned motor coach days 1-4
• Tour escort days 1-5, Professional cruise manager (English speaking) days 5-12
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik
• Entrances to Trakoscan Castle; Plitvice National Park; Diocletian Palace, Split Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple in Split;
• 1 x traditional lunch in Pakovo selo
• 8 day cruise from Split – Dubrovnik and back to Split (days 5-12)
• Welcome reception on day 5 aboard the ship
• 0.5L bottled water per person )days 5-11)
• Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
• Fresh fruit available daily (days 5-11)
• Dubrovnik Cable car fee
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
• Mljet NP entrance fee
• Luggage handling (days 5-12)
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi onboard

Trip Name
Luxury Cruise from Zagreb to Split (via Dubrovnik)
Days
12
Overview
The 47 metre long MS President carries a maximum of 40 passengers who will be looked after by 7 crew.  Launched in 2011, the MS President is a deluxe small ship which accommodates just 40 guests in comfortable, air-conditioned cabins all with en-suite bathrooms. Every cabin has a desk, small sofa, safe deposit box and porthole window. Public areas include a spacious Sun Deck with tables, chairs and sunbeds and a restaurant that can accommodate all passengers at once. Part of the dining area is outdoors offering panoramic views of the scenery as you cruise along the Croatian coast. President has a rear access platform to the sea enabling guests to swim, dependent on weather and anchorage conditions. The sun deck has plenty of seating for everyone on board and a small jacuzzi style pool. There is free Wi-Fi access on board.  

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1: ZAGREB (D)
Welcome! You have arrived to Croatia’s capital. Transfer to the hotel for dinner.
Day 2 - DAY 2: ZAGREB -TRAKOŠĆAN-ZAGREB(B, D)
Enjoy a guided walkingcity tour of Zagreb. The tour visits Zagreb’s core, the centralBan Jelacic Square, as well as the religious centre Kaptol,with the spectacular Cathedral, and afterwards Zagreb’sancient secular heart, Gradec, with the Stone Gate,St. Marco’s church and Lotrscak tower. After some free time for lunch,we will take a half day trip to Zagorje and the most romantic ofCroatia’s castles - Trakošćan. Return to Zagreb in the evening.Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - DAY 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE – ZADAR (B, D)
This day is dedicated to nature as we will visit the National Park Plitvice, a UNESCO naturalheritage site. The park is the most visited nature site in Croatia for a good reason: its 16crystalline lakes connect through various waterfalls spread out over travertine barrierscascading or dropping steeply from heights and offering amazing colours and views wherever you turn.Watch your step, stay on the marked paths and enjoy a train ride through the park and/or aboat ride over the lake Kozjak to get the most of it.After the visit we will continue to Zadar.Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - DAY 4: ZADAR – ŠIBENIK – SPLIT (B, D)
In the morning our local guide will introduce us to the city’s rich history and show us around its narrow streets called ‘kalè’.After the city tour we will head to Šibenik for a free walk around the city. If you like you can visit the famousUNESCO site - St. James’ Cathedral. For lunch we will venture to the ethno village restaurant and museum Pakovo selo.It is about a half an hour’s ride from Sibenik and a place to get to know the Dalmatian hinterland and have a really good authentic lunch.With our bellies full we continue towards Split, our final destination for today. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - DAY 5: SPLIT (B, WELCOME RECEPTION)
Morning city tour of Split, the ancient Roman city founded over 1700 years ago. Its history is still visible and preserved in the historical centre,intertwined with more recent and even modern buildings in an almost cacophonic whole that is very particular of this town. Your local guide willintroduce you to the city and we have included entrances to the Cellars of the emperor Diocletian, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. After thetour you say goodbye to the tour leader and our group.Transfer from your Split hotel to Split harbour where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h.Get settled and join welcome reception on board at 19:30. Overnight in Split.
Day 6 - DAY 6: SPLIT- KORČULA (B,L)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop inone of the beautiful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear sea. Lunch on board.Arrival to Korčula in the afternoon. This is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and we shall be taken on an interesting tour along the windingstreets of this lovely town. After the tour, enjoy some free time to sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or justcontinue walking the streets. Overnight in Korčula.
Day 7 - DAY 7: KORČULA-SLANO/STON- DUBROVNIK (B, T, D)
Early in the morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston,the gastronomic centre of the county. The town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik, and is surrounded by breath takingscenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once we are there we will visit oyster farm in Ston whereyou will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tastingwith local wine under the shade of the trees. After the tour, we continue our journey to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the sunset dinner while we sail alongsidethe old city walls. Enjoy the sunset usually only seen on beautiful pictures. This time is for you to make the magnificent photographsand memories that will last a lifetime.Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8 - DAY 8: DUBROVNIK (B)
Today you get another chance to explore Dubrovnik. Take the shuttle to the city centre and enjoy a coffee in Stradun street or walk the city walls.Later re-join the group and take the cable car from the Old Town to mount Srđ, a place with breath taking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, thecrystal clear Adriatic Sea and numerous islands. Have a drink, snack or a meal at the snack bar or in the restaurant overlooking the Old City.Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 9 - DAY 9: DUBROVNIK-MLJET (B, L, D)
Today we sail to Mljet – the most forested island in the Adriatic, Mljet is also well known for its two salted lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero, located inthe north of the island. In the midst of the big lake you will find the island of St. Mary and the Benedictine monastery, a tranquil and contemplativeplace that will surely enchant you. Join the cruise manager on this magnificent tour and see why this island was a favourite holiday spot for theGreek hero Ulysses. Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in port Pomena.
Day 10 - DAY 10: MLJET-HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail to Hvar. It is the longest island in Croatia and the sunniest in all of Europe (2724 sunny hours each year)! This isdefinitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world. You probably don’t know that the first public theatre in Europe is located right here on Hvar(older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) which is only one detail testifying to the island’s rich cultural history. Your evening is free to explorethis amazing holiday spot by yourself. We suggest you to take a jeep safari which will take you away from the popular tourist resorts, on an intoxicatingvoyage of discovery through the aromatic hills of rosemary and lavender, through the various hilltop villages of the island and along tracksoff-limits to most vehicles.
Day 11 - DAY 11: HVAR-BOL-SPLIT (B, L)
Today we head to Brač, the largest island in central Dalmatia famous for two things: one, its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace inSplit and the White House in Washington, DC, and two, the beach Zlatni Rat, a long, golden, pebbly beach near Bol that protrudes over 500m outinto the Adriatic sea, and, surrounded by deep blue water, changes shape with the wind which makes it unique in Croatia. If weather permits we willmake a swim stop there as we prepare lunch on board. Enjoy our last day specialties as we sail to our final port Split. The evening is free for you toroam the city on your own. Overnight in Split.
Day 12 - DAY 12: SPLIT (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. Transfer to airport.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
25-06-201906-07-2019EUR €1,890Lower Deck Cabin
25-06-201906-07-2019EUR €2,090Main/Upper Deck Cabis
27-08-201907-09-2019EUR €1,990Lower Deck Cabin
27-08-201907-09-2019EUR €2,190Main/Upper Deck Cabis
10-09-201921-09-2019EUR €1,890Lower Deck Cabin
10-09-201921-09-2019EUR €2,090Main/Upper Deck Cabis
17-09-201928-09-2019EUR €1,890Lower Deck Cabin
17-09-201928-09-2019EUR €2,090Main/Upper Deck Cabis
01-10-201912-10-2019EUR €1,690Lower Deck Cabin
01-10-201912-10-2019EUR €1,790Main/Upper Deck Cabis

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