DAY 1: EMBARK IN SPLIT OFF TO HVAR
Welcome on board. First, cruise to Island of Hvar and explore it in the early evening with our local guide.
Welcome to Hvar, an ancient town with a rich history on the island in the Croatian Adriatic Sea with the same name. Hvar is proud that it has the sunniest hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. Many people say of the town Hvar that it is a town as from a fairy- tale because its architecture, wonderful nature and its mild climate. Everybody can find in Hvar all what gives peace to the soul and relaxation to the body.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Hvar.
Note: We should be leaving Split by 3PM so make sure your flights make it to Split on time to embark the cruise.
DAY 2: HVAR TO NATIONAL PARK MLJET
Continue your cruise to Island of Mljet. Mljet is the southernmost and easternmost of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The National Park includes the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km².
Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna, and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Explore this beautiful NP with our local guide.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Pomena.
DAY 3: NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Today you will cruise to Dubrovnik, a true pearl of Adriatic.
Explore the wonders of Dubrovnik’s Old City Centre, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most important living historical monuments in this part of Europe. Your expert guide will take you around this magical medieval town full of legends and give you a glimpse of the incredible history that makes Dubrovnik such a unique city. Explore Dubrovnik City Walls and enjoy a unique view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik including its narrow streets and small squares. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Slowly walk around the walls, getting magnificent views of the Old Town and the shimmering blue Adriatic Sea.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Dubrovnik.
DAY 4: DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
Cruise to Island of Korčula – also known as Marco Polo island.
Explore Korčula Old Town with our local guide. The island itself is rich in art and culture, as well as beautiful nature such as numerous tiny and secluded beaches and bays, small and uninhabited islands and breathtaking views. The main town on the island is also named Korčula. Korčula Town is a typical medieval walled Dalmatian city, with its round defensive towers and cluster of red-roofed houses. After the city tour, we are visiting one of the most famous wine areas in Croatia for local wine tasting and sampling. After wine tasting, return back on board.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Korčula.
DAY 5: KORCULA TO MAKARSKA
This morning, while enjoying your breakfast, cruise to Makarska. Makarska is known for most beautiful beaches with a spectacular natural setting, backed by the glorious Biokovo mountain range. While the outskirts are a little shabby, there’s a lovely long waterfront promenade and a pretty limestone center that turns peachy orange at sunset.
Spend your day swimming and snorkeling in a crystal clear waters of Makarska riviera. In the evening, enjoy spectacular captain’s dinner.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Makarska.
DAY 6: MAKARSKA TO BRAC ISLAND
Cruise your way to Brač Island, where you will enjoy local olive oil tasting.
The island is also known for its olives and stone cutting tradition; Brač stone was used in building Diocletian’s palace and some also say that Brač limestone was used in building the White House. Island Brač is also known for its Golden Horn Beach, famed beach in Bol, is perhaps the best known and the most beautiful beach in Croatia. But as locals like to say, it isn’t the only beach here. The entire south side of the island of Brač is dotted with gorgeous pebble beaches. Its highest peak, Vidova Gora, is at 778 m, and it makes Brač the highest of all Adriatic islands.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Brač.
DAY 7: BRAC TO SPLIT
Today we cruise back towards Split. Travel back in time on our walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. During our Split tour we will walk around the walls and throughout the narrow streets of Diocletian’s palace and the old town of Split.
Overnight on a cruiser, docked in Split.
DAY 8: SPLIT DISEMBARK
After breakfast, you will disembark from your cruiser.
CRUISE PRE-STAY (06-09 OCTOBER 2021)
DAY 1: ZAGREB ARRIVAL
Welcome to the beautiful city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and more than a 1000 year old City, with its historic charm. Zagreb is global and cosmopolitan city with a rich history dating from Roman times to the present days. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science and now of commerce and industry as well. It is located in the northwest of the country, on the southern slopes of Medvednica Mountain along the Sava River and also on the intersection of important routes between Adriatic coast and Central Europe.
Private transfer from Zagreb airport to your hotel. Hotel amenities will help you to relax and rejuvenate.
In the evening, you will enjoy welcome dinner reception in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Zagreb.
Hotel: Hotel Capital 4*
DAY 2: ZAGREB EXPLORER CITY TOUR
Your day will start with magnificent cup of coffee in the oldest coffee shop in Zagreb situated on the main square overlooking the statue of Ban Jelacic. Croatians are very sensitive about the coffee and coffee drinking in local coffee shops and it is part of the culture. After morning relaxation you will continue your tour with your local guide and start exploring Zagreb. Walking is one of the best ways to explore all of Zagreb’s picturesque historical sites, hidden alleys & lanes and especially the main square in the city.
The Centre of Zagreb is divided into two parts: Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and Donji Grad (Lower Town). Because of its historical structures, churches and religious monuments, Gornji Grad has great historic value attached to it and is literally a tourist’s paradise. Donji Grad, on the other hand, mostly contains shops, cafes, museums, and parks. You will visit numerous of parks, Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, Dolac Market, and St Mark’s Church, Stone Gate, Zagreb Eye and many other monuments.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Zagreb.
Hotel: Hotel Capital 4*
DAY 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT
After breakfast, departure to Split.
On your way to Split, you will explore National Park Plitvice Lakes with our local guide.
One of the top tourist attractions and an absolute must see destination in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park. It’s Mother Nature at her best. Meeting with the local guide and National Park Plitvice Lakes sightseeing. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Take a walk through this heaven on earth.
After tour, we continue our way to Split.
Overnight in Split.
Hotel: Hotel Cornaro 4*
DAY 4: UNESCO TROGIR CITY TOUR / EMBARK ON A CRUISE
After breakfast, departure to Trogir, a very colorful city with a historic past and city under UNESCO protection. Trogir is a “city-museum” in every sense of the word. More than 2300 years in existence, the city provides lovers of cultural and historical monuments, art, original architecture and cozy alleyway streets and unforgettable setting. The old core of Trogir is an island surrounded by city walls which has been influenced by the Romans, Greeks and Venetians. Explore Trogir with our local guide.
Once you finish your tour, return back to Split where you will embark on your cruise.