• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Availability: WEDNESDAYS, May - September
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Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb
  • Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik
  • Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
  • St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir
  • St. Donatus Church in Zadar
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb and Split
  • Entrance fees to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir, Diocletian`s Palace and Cathedral in Split
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11 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet and back to Dubrovnik

Guaranteed Departure Escorted Cruise/Tour Combo!

A great combination to see the best of Croatia. Land tour for 3 nights from the capital Zagreb, through the famous Plitvice Lakes and then onto the Dalmatian coast where you join your cruise for 7 nights relaxation amongst the islands.

Premium Select Ship: MS Eden

2019 departures: May 08, 15, 22, Jun 05, 12, Jun 26, Jul 03, 24, 31, Aug 07, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25

Itinerary

11 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca, Omis, Split, Hvar, Mljet and back to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise/tour combo. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck. Triple cabins are a double bed with a single bunk bed above. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.

2019 departures: May 08, 15, 22, Jun 05, 12, Jun 26, Jul 03, 24, 31, Aug 07, 21, 28, Sep 04, 11, 18, 25


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The cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns that we visit. In case of unfavorable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers' safety.


ITINERARY:

Day 1 Wednesday ZAGREB – Arrival
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Thursday ZAGREB – PLITVICE
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, tour the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a 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 3 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR - SPLIT
Morning departure for Trogir where we visit the 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 4 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
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. Afterwards you’ll be transferred to the port for embarkation. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.

Day 5 Sunday DUBROVNIK – KORČULA
We set sail for the island of Korčula around two o’clock, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off, relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town whose street design is based on a fish bone pattern, to spend the night there.

Day 6 Monday KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA
This morning, a walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Later in the morning we set sails towards the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch on board. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight.

Day 7 Tuesday PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT
We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a 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 set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, take a guided tour of the city, the seafront promenade, and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Day 8 Wednesday SPLIT – HVAR
In the morning we start sailing to 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. 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 superyachts. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar is unforgettable. Dine at the local restaurant of your choice and enjoy the evening here. (B, L). 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 9 Thursday HVAR – MLJET
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch on board. 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 10 Friday MLJET – DUBROVNIK
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik. Lunch on board with stop for swimming. Early in the afternoon we arrive in Dubrovnik.

Day 11 Saturday DEPART DUBROVNIK
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.


INCLUDED:
- Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from harbour to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
- Accommodation in 4star hotels on half board basis
- Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
- Entrance fees to 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
- Air-conditioned motor coach throughout tour
- Tour escort throughout tour
- 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin with private ensuite (shower/toilet)
- Captain’s Dinner on board
- Buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with four courses, starting with the four courses Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8
- Water provided on tables during the lunch
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, guiding on Mljet and in Omiš free of charge
- Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
- Free Wi-Fi on board

NOT INCLUDED:
- Private arrival and private departure transfers, rate to be advised upon request
- Tourist tax port tax - EUR 35.00 per person to be paid onboard in cash
- Supplement for Omiš & Cetina River excursion is 20,00 EUR per pax
- Entrance to the Mljet National park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter, guiding free of charge
- Drinks onboard, extra meals

Hotel list:
Zagreb: International 4star or similar
Otočac: Park 4star or similar
Split: President 4star or similar



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.

Accommodations

Great accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship Description:

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Hotel list:
Zagreb: International 4star or similar
Otočac: Park 4star or similar
Split: President 4star or similar

 
 

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • - Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from harbour to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • - Accommodation in 4star hotels on half board basis
  • - Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik
  • - Entrance fees to 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
  • - Air-conditioned motor coach throughout tour
  • - Tour escort throughout tour
  • - 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin with private ensuite (shower/toilet)
  • - Captain’s Dinner on board
  • - Buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with four courses, starting with the four courses Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 8
  • - Water provided on tables during the lunch
  • - Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • - Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, guiding on Mljet and in Omiš free of charge
  • - Professional English speaking Cruise Manager
  • - Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotels:
  • Zagreb: International 4star or similar
  • Otočac: Park 4star or similar
  • Split: President 4star or similar

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • - Private arrival and private departure transfers, rate to be advised upon request
  • - Tourist tax port tax - EUR 35.00 per person to be paid onboard in cash
  • - Supplement for Omiš & Cetina River excursion is 20,00 EUR per pax
  • - Entrance to the Mljet National park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter, guiding free of charge
  • - Drinks onboard, extra meals

Extras & Upgrades

Optional Upgrade to Deluxe ship for the cruise portion (only if available and at extra charge).

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise (small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Private Charter (private gulets and yacht charter)

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

 

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

Cruise Ship Photos

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Wednesday ZAGREB – Arrival
  • Day 2 Thursday ZAGREB – PLITVICE
  • Day 3 Friday PLITVICE – TROGIR - SPLIT
  • Day 4 Saturday SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
  • Day 5 Sunday DUBROVNIK – KORČULA
  • Day 6 Monday KORČULA – PUČIŠĆA
  • Day 7 Tuesday PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT
  • Day 8 Wednesday SPLIT – HVAR
  • Day 9 Thursday HVAR – MLJET
  • Day 10 Friday MLJET – DUBROVNIK
  • Day 11 Saturday DEPART DUBROVNIK