• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Hvar
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Availability: THURSDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes included!
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • Discover the charming Croatian coastline and islands at a relaxed pace with a small group
  • Indulge all your senses, see inspiring destinations and small fishermen’s villages
  • Explore cosy restaurants on shore in the evenings for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Captain's Dinner included
  • Fully air-conditioned, spacious ensuite cabins
  • Deluxe ship with jacuzzi on the sundeck
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10 days from Zagreb to Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Bol, Jelsa, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar, Split

Fabulous Tour / Cruise combo starting in Zagreb.
Tour for 2 nights.. head to Plitvice Lakes for a visit, then down to the Dalmatian Coast to join your cruise in Split
Join your fabulous 7 night Deluxe Cruise on our Deluxe ship.
Sail Croatia and visit Hvar, Korcula and Mljet Islands.
Visit Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic and head back to Split to finish

Itinerary

Open age Cruise/Tour combo, maximum 40 passengers on the cruise. Double bed or twin bed rooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book a room for solo use with a solo use supplement.

SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
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INCLUSIONS AND FULL ITINERARY:
11 days from Zagreb to Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Bol, Jelsa, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar, Split

INCLUDED:
• Arrival shared transfer from Zagreb Airport
• Departure shared transfer to Split Airport
• 2 nights accommodation in 4star hotel on half board basis
• Air-conditioned vehicle throughout
• English/French-speaking Tour Escort throughout for land portion
• Professional Cruise Manager throughout for cruise portion
• 7-night accommodation in a cabin with private bathroom, A/C and LCD TV
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise
• Luggage handling on boat
• Free Wi-Fi on board

Meals Included:
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 6 lunches all with 3 courses and salad bar during cruise
• Welcome Dinner in Zagreb
• Welcome Dinner during cruise
• Captain’s Dinner during cruise
• Drinking water dispenser during cruise
• Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily during cruise
• Wine tasting in Korčula

Sightseeing tours included:
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split,, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
• Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park
• Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
• Whisper technology enhanced touring

Hotels:
• Zagreb - Hotel Sheraton 5star or similar

NOT INCLUDED:
• Drinks, extra meals
• All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
• Transfers on days other than start and finish days


ITINERARY:
Check-in to your room from 14.00hrs. Passengers who arrive earlier can leave their bags at Reception until their room is ready. Dinner and first overnight in hotel, so late arrivals are possible.


Day 1 ZAGREB – arrival, Thursday (D)
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner at the hotel restaurant is on us tonight.

Day 2 ZAGREB, Friday (B)
We enjoy a morning sightseeing tour that takes us through the historic Upper Town. We see St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside.

Day 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT, Saturday (B, WR, D)
We head south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes us around several of the lower lakes. After our visit, we continue our drive to Split harbor, where embarkation begins at 14:00hrs. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening.

While you are settling in to your cabin, you can go for a walk and purchase any inflatable sea-toys, snorkels, hats, sunscreen or anything else you might need for the cruise at numerous small kiosks at Split cruise port.

Day 4 SPLIT – BOL – JELSA, Sunday (B, L)
Morning sail towards Bol on Brač Island, where you will discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean – “Zlatni Rat” (the Golden Horn), which is constantly changing its shape due to the ocean currents. Swim stop if weather permits. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Jelsa on the island of Hvar. One of the most picturesque towns on the island of Hvar; Jelsa is nestled in amongst hills dense with pine woods. The town quay extends all the way around the harbour with numerous laid moorings. Walk around old stone street, squares, see churches, and parks. Enjoy a coffee in the main square and the Mediterranean atmosphere of this bustling town. Your evening is free to explore Jelsa on your own.

Day 5 JELSA – KORČULA (Wine tasting), Monday (B, L, T)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with swim stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.

Day 6 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday (B, L)
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour, you will be on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace, and the Cathedral, or take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 7 DUBROVNIK – MLJET National Park, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
In the morning head further north to the Island of Mljet. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds and two deep lakes, veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. In the evening enjoy Captain’s dinner on board.

Day 8 MLJET National Park– HVAR, Thursday (B, L)
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing during a lunch, afternoon arriving this afternoon in Hvar, a charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture, and a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities. During a walking tour, visit the many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, the Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above the town is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own in one of the many restaurants in town.

Day 9 HVAR – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
In the morning we head to our final port Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, and lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split. Take a walking tour of the historic inner city takes us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split.

Day 10 SPLIT – departure, Saturday (B)
After breakfast it is time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport in time for your flight.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, CD=Captain's Dinner
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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +612-9212-1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 ZAGREB – arrival, Thursday (D)
  • Day 2 ZAGREB, Friday (B)
  • Day 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT, Saturday (B, WR, D)
  • Day 4 SPLIT – BOL – JELSA, Sunday (B, L)
  • Day 5 JELSA – KORČULA (Wine tasting), Monday (B, L, T)
  • Day 6 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday (B, L)
  • Day 7 DUBROVNIK – MLJET National Park, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
  • Day 8 MLJET National Park– HVAR, Thursday (B, L)
  • Day 9 HVAR – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
  • Day 10 SPLIT – departure, Saturday (B)