CROATIA & ADRIATIC CRUISE
Cultural tour of Croatia

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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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 10 days
Min. Tour Size : N/A
Max. Tour Size : 38 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Zagreb
 
Day 02: Zagreb
(B)
Day 03: Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes/Zadar
(B, D)
Day 04: Zadar/Sali
(B, L)
Day 05: Sali/Sibenik
(B, D)
Day 06: Sibenik/Trogir/Split
(B, L)
Day 07: Split/Bol/Hvar
(B, L)
Day 08: Hvar/Korcula/Mljet
(B, L)
Day 09: Mljet/Dubrovnik
(B, L)
Day 10: Dubrovnik/Departure
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

Please contact us for details on departure dates & pricing

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 - -


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, (2 nights hotel accommodation and 7 nights cruise accommodation)
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per the itinerary
  • Professional cruise manager aboard the Princess Aloha
  • Private shower/washroom facilities throughout
  • Luggage handling, serivce charges & hotel taxes
  • Headsets will be provided during included sightseeing tours
  • Services of local English speaking guides/drivers
Not Included
  • International airfares
  • Airport/Departure taxes
  • Insurance/visas (non required for US and Canadians)
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Port tax $90

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1100

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1100

USA(East Coast)
US$ 900

Participants

This tour operates on a maximum limited to 38 participants only.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.