This unique tour of Croatia combines a fascinating land tour with a luxury cruise. We start in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb and continue to the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice Lakes before we head to the Adriatic Coast to explore Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. We conclude our journey in the Old City of Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Our luxury ship is limited to an intimate group of 38 passengers only and includes all off the shore excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
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Day 01: Arrive Zagreb
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Westin Hotel (2 nights)
Day 02: Zagreb
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. (B)
Day 03: Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes/Zadar
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 Zadar and the port to embark on your yacht. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception on board followed by dinnert.
Overnight: M/S Princess Aloha or M/S Vita (7 nights) (B, D)
Day 04: Zadar/Sali
Zadar’s historical center is a pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the 16th-century walls built in by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. On to see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard over the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Returning to the yacht, enjoy lunch as you sail to Sali. Explore the town tonight, and have dinner on your own in one of the restaurants. (B, L)
Day 05: Sali/Sibenik
Take in the scenic natural beauty of two National Parks today. Start in Kornati, home to more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal clear waters. Stop for a swim during your lunchtime cruise. Next is Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls. After your visit here, coach to Sibenik where your yacht is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B, D)
Day 06: Sibenik/Trogir/Split
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Sail through lunch, arriving in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir this afternoon. There’s time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. (B, L)
Day 07: Split/Bol/Hvar
Stop in Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This long, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to Hvar. Here, a sightseeing tour includes views of the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own at one of the excellent restaurants. (B, L)
Day 08: Hvar/Korcula/Mljet
Relax on deck as you sail to Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula is the supposed birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the grand Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where your evening is free. (B, L)
Day 09: Mljet/Dubrovnik
Start the day with a tour of Mljet National Park, encompassing five types of forest and many species of birds, including eagles. A walking tour shows you the 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! Lunch is served on board while you cruise to Dubrovnik. Docking, head to Grgich Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Later, in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Your evening is free here in the “Pearl of Adriatic,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B, L)
Day 10: Dubrovnik/Departure
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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This tour operates on a maximum limited to 38 participants only.
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