Croatia from South to North with Island Cruise on the Adriatic
Islands of Croatia Dubrovnik to Zagreb
10 Days/9 nights 2016
Sail at leisure around the picturesque islands of the beautiful Adriatic: Mljet and Hvar then continue to the popular resorts and historic towns of Split and Dubrovnik on the Adriatic mainland from where we travel on land to charming Mostar famous for its Ottoman-style houses, then to Sarajevo, continuing to the northern part ofCroatia to Osijek and Zagreb
Early Bird 10% discount on bookings received by 1 February 2016
Day 1 Tuesday DUBROVNIK
Individual arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to Dubrovnik harbor and embarkation after 3:00 PM.
Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik.
Day 2 Wednesday DUBROVNIK – MLJET NATIONAL PARK
Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming and lunch on board. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park, to enjoy a beautiful walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake. The night is free to dine on your own at a local restaurant of your choice, the boat will spend the night in Mljet.
Day 3 Thursday MLJET – HVAR
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to the island of Hvar, a destination for sailors for over two thousand years. We stop along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves on Peljesac peninsula. Lunch on board and in the afternoon we arrive in the town of Hvar. Apart from its unique cultural heritage, Hvar is celebrated destination for singles and families, sailboats and super-yachts. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar is unforgettable. Dine on your own at a local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here.
Day 4 Friday HVAR – SPLIT
In the morning we depart for Split, stopping along the way for a relaxing swim at Milna on Brač Island. Lunch on board, evening in Split. In the afternoon walking tour of Split built by the Romans. We will visit the Diocletian Palace listed on the UNESCO ‘s Cultural World Heritage Sites, with the Peristyle, the Jupiter Temple and the Cathedral built in later times. Overnight on board in Split.
Day 5 Saturday SPLIT DISEMBARKATION – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we disembark to join the Dubrovnik sightseeing tour by coach. Drive to Dubrovnik, called the Queen of the ADRIATIC with its charming red-roofed old town circled by defensive walls. The old town of Dubrovnik is also a world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. We stay for dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 6 Sunday DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and dinner at hotel in Dubrovnik, full day at leisure to stroll around the medieval streets and ramparts or enjoy fantastic views over the Adriatic.
Day 7 Monday DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO
This morning we start our land coach tour departing towards Mostar. Sightseeing tour of the Old City of Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage places. We tour its graceful romantic bridge, the Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Continuation to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia. Afternoon city tour of Sarajevo, including Bascarsia and Gazi Husref Bey Mosques. Dinner at a typical restaurant, overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 8 Tuesday SARAJEVO – BELGRADE
After breakfast, we drive northwards to Belgrade, capital of Serbia with a stop in time for lunch. Continue to Belgrade, check into the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant Balkan-style and overnight.
Day 9 Wednesday BELGRADE – ZAGREB
After breakfast we embark on a sightseeing tour of Belgrade. The tour includes a visit to the famed Kalemegdan Fortress, guarding the city overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. We will also see Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial who was the unifying ruler of former Yugoslavia. Drive to Zagreb in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 Thursday ZAGREB
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Departure transfer to Zagreb Airport.
Arrival transfers from Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik harbor and departure transfer from hotel to Zagreb Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
4 overnights on board in a cabin with private shower/toilet, breakfast and lunch on board, starting with breakfast on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 5
- Ship is the AFRODITA or EDEN for 38 people
5 overnights in 4* hotels with daily breakfasts and dinners ending on the morning of day 10
Local guides for sightseeing tours of Split, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade and Zagreb
Entrance fees to: Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Turkish House and Mosque in Mostar; Gazi Husref Bey Mosque in Sarajevo; Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade
Air-conditioned motor coach from Day 5 till day 10
Tour escort from Day 5 till Day 10. Tour is conducted in English and French
Tour does not include:
– Tourist tax on the boat + entrance fees to Mljet National Park EUR 20.00 per to be paid on board in cash
– Drinks on board, extra meals
The boats are 34 m long, 7,60 m wide and has 2 masts, with cruising speed of 8.5 NM. Capacity: 38 persons. It has 18 cabins (all fully air-conditioned) with queen-size bed or twin beds (with possibility for an additional bed), a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or porthole, bathroom with shower, toilette and wash basin. It has fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the main deck (for 40 persons) with a bar and a LCD TV, two sun decks, one of which has sun beds and tables. It also has two outside toilettes with showers.
Dubrovnik: Adria 4*
Sarajevo: Radon Plaza 4 +*
Belgrade: Moskva 4*
Zagreb: International 4*
RATES AND DEPARTURE DATES in 2016:
Guaranteed Departure Dates
Rates in EUROS per person in double/twin rooms and cabins.
|May 10, 17, Jun 07, 28||1295|
|Jul 26, Aug 02, 23, 30, Sep 06, 13, 20||1355|
|Main and upper deck supplement||177|