• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Mostar, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Availability: SUNDAYS, May - September
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Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Mostar, Belgrade and Zagreb
  • 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
  • 7 nights Adriatic Cruise from Split from Saturday to Saturday including half-board meals
  • Overnight in port so you can explore on your own in each town
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14 days from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Hvar, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Mljet, Hvar and to Dubrovnik

Fantastic Tour and Cruise combo that shows you the best of everything! Half-board and sightseeing included.

2019 departures: May 5, 12, 19, Jun 2, 9, Jul 21, 28, Aug 4, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

Premium Select Ship: MS Eden

Itinerary

14 days from Dubrovnik, onto Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik (embark cruise) Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Trogir, Mljet, Hvar and back to Dubrovnik

Open age Escorted Cruise / Coach Tour Combo conducted in English (possibly up to 40pax). Double bed or twin bed rooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

2019 departures: May 5, 12, 19, Jun 2, 9, Jul 21, 28, Aug 4, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Monday DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO (B,D)
Morning departure for Mostar. Sightseeing tour of the Old City of Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. We tour its elegant Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Continuation to Sarajevo. Afternoon city tour of Sarajevo, including Baščaršija and Gazi Husref Bey Mosque. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 3 Tuesday SARAJEVO – BELGRADE (B,D)
After breakfast, we drive northwards to Belgrade, with a stop in time for lunch. Continuation to Belgrade, dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Wednesday BELGRADE – ZAGREB (B,D)
In the morning sightseeing tour of Belgrade. The tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You´ll also see Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Continuation to Zagreb for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Thursday ZAGREB – PLITVICE (B,D)
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. After the city tour, drive to Plitvice the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at the different level, are joined in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice region.

Day 6 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,D)
Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 7 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK - Embarkation (B,D)
After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Then we embark in Gruž harbor, with a welcome reception followed by dinner that evening. Overnight onboard.

Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK - KORCULA (B,L)
We set sail for the island of Korčula in the morning, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off, relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, and the most preserved medieval town. You will have the possibility to book walking tour of Korčula.

Day 9 Monday KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA (B,L)
Morning departure towards the Island of Brač, with swim stop and lunch onboard before arriving at Pučišća, village of the stone sculpture and music culture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school. Here students carve sculptures from Brač limestone using traditional tools. Overnight in Pučišća.

Day 10 Tuesday Tuesday PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT (B,L)
We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have the possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omiš we set sails to Split, with a stop along the ways to swim, cool off and relay, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night.

Day 11 Wednesday SPLIT – HVAR (B,L)
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to Hvar, the sunniest island. We stop along the ways for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves (weather permitting). Lunch onboard and in the afternoon we arrive in the town of Hvar. Apart from its unique cultural heritage, Hvar is celebrated destination for the international jet-set. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar became popular during summer time. While in Hvar you will have the possibility to book guided tour of Hvar. Enjoy the overnight here.

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 12 Thursday MLJET–HVAR (B,L,D)
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch onboard. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have a Captain’s Dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.

Day 13 Friday MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik. Lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Early in the afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 14 Saturday SPLIT–Departure (B)
BAfter breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.


INCLUDED:
• Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbor to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
• 6-night accommodation in 4
  • hotels on half board basis (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 7)

• Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
• Tour escort throughout land (English-French) portion
• Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager
• 7-night accommodation on board (comfort boat) in a cabin with private bathroom and air conditioning
• Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner on board
• Daily buffet breakfast on board
• 6 lunches with 3 courses on board
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily on board
• Water 0,5 l bottle per person per day on board
• Free Wi-Fi on board


Sightseeing Tours included:
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
• Entrance fees to Turkish House and Mosque in Mostar; Gazi Husref Bey in Sarajevo; Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade; Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian`s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik

NOT INCLUDED
• Drinks and extra meals
• All other personal charges
• Tourist tax port tax – 35 EUR per person to be paid onboard in cash

SUPPLEMENTS (optional):
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person – (depending on the season)- to be paid at entrance. Guide free of charge.
• Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
• Sightseeing Tours available : (price per person)
• Korčula: 19 EUR
• Hvar: 17 EUR


Hotels:
Dubrovnik: Adria 4star
Sarajevo: Radon Plaza 4-5star
Belgrade: Majestic 4star
Zagreb: International 4star
Otočac: Park 4star
Split: President 4star



RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Dubrovnik harbor to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • • 6-night accommodation in 4star hotels on half board basis (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 7)
  • • Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • • Tour escort throughout land (English-French) portion
  • • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager
  • • 7-night accommodation on board (comfort boat) in a cabin with private bathroom and air conditioning
  • • Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner on board
  • • Daily buffet breakfast on board
  • • 6 lunches with 3 courses on board
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily on board
  • • Water 0,5 l bottle per person per day on board
  • • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Sightseeing Tours included:
  • • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
  • • Entrance fees to Turkish House and Mosque in Mostar; Gazi Husref Bey in Sarajevo; Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade; Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian`s Palace and Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Drinks and extra meals
  • • All other personal charges
  • • Tourist tax port tax – 35 EUR per person to be paid onboard in cash
  • #OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
  • • Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person – (depending on the season)- to be paid at entrance. Guide free of charge.
  • • Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutto, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
  • • Sightseeing Tours available : (price per person)
  • • Korčula: 19 EUR
  • • Hvar: 17 EUR

Restrictions

Due specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

Travel getting to: A100. Fly out of Split to other European destinations. 

Travel getting from: A100. Fly into Split from other destinations in Europe.

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: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK – Arrival (D)
  • Day 2 Monday DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO (B,D)
  • Day 3 Tuesday SARAJEVO – BELGRADE (B,D)
  • Day 4 Wednesday BELGRADE – ZAGREB (B,D)
  • Day 5 Thursday ZAGREB – PLITVICE (B,D)
  • Day 6 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,D)
  • Day 7 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK - Embarkation (B,D)
  • Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK - KORCULA (B,L)
  • Day 9 Monday KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA (B,L)
  • Day 10 Tuesday Tuesday PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT (B,L)
  • Day 11 Wednesday SPLIT – HVAR (B,L)
  • Day 12 Thursday MLJET–HVAR (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 Friday MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • Day 14 Saturday SPLIT–Departure (B)