• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zadar
  • Location: Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, June - October
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Highlights

    UNESCO Heritage sites:
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Islands and natural sights:
  • Island of Hvar
  • Island of Brac
  • Island of Korcula
  • Cetina River canyon
  • Mljet National Park
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8 days from Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano and to Dubrovnik

Delightful one-way cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik on the MS Adriatic Pearl, with the best of Dalmatia at your fingertips. Including half board meals and standard excursion package.

Deluxe Ship: MS Providenca (2021 departures)

Itinerary


8 days from Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Slano and to Dubrovnik

Adults only cruise, though usually clients are more couples, mature solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin cabins on Main and Lower Deck on this ship (no triple cabins). Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/deluxe/providenca/
(no triple cabins)

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/


See the same cruise in the opposite direction: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/237/deluxe-cruise-dubrovnik-zadar-on-ms-providenca-7nt/
Similar cruise on a Deluxe ship: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/43/deluxe-cruise-zadar-dubrovnik-on-ms-premier-7nts/
Combine with a day tour from Zagreb to Zadar via Plitvice: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/308/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-zagreb-zadar/

INCLUDED:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise
• Arrival transfer from Zadar airport or accommodation within Zadar city area.
• Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport or accommodation within Dubrovnik city area.
• Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet daily and either lunch or dinner as per itinerary
• Complimentary drinking water dispenser available onboard
• Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
• Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
• Complimentary snack during the afternoon
• 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
• Towels change every second day
• Bed linen change twice a week
• Free Wi/Fi on board

Walking Tour Package (included):
• Walking tour of Zadar – including: guide
• Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide
• Walking tour of Trogir – including: guide
• Walking tour of Split – including: guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
• Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one way transfer

Our prices include the Walking Tour Package above.

NOT INCLUDED:
• Taxes and fees, €45 per person, to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)
• Beverages other than included (see above)
• Beverages can be purchased in the bar only
• Tips, Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Beach towel hire
• Entrance to the National Park
• Entrance to Mljet National Park approx. €15 pp

#Optional Excursions (available only on spot)
• Cetina River – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
• Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
• Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting


ITINERARY:

DAY 1 Saturday Embarkation ZADAR (D)
Transfer included from Zadar airport or local hotel. Check in to your cabin any time after 14:00hrs. Those who arrive early can leave their bags on board and explore the city until their cabin is ready. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with dinner onboard and overnight in Zadar.

DAY 2 Sunday ZADAR – SIBENIK (B,L)
After breakfast you can join us for an optional Zadar walking tour. Your walk with our guide will take you through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Early afternoon sail across Zadar archipelago will start to reveal the beauties of Dalmatia. In the late afternoon arrival and overnight in port of Sibenik, a sight to behold from every perspective rolling down the hillslopes towered by the immense fortress of St. Michael. An optional walking tour will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance –the town’s Cathedral of St. James, and the present day, when the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik..
Zadar Walking tour – Walking tour package
Sibenik Walking tour – Walking tour package

DAY 3 Monday SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,L)
Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to Split with Trogir en route, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, optional walking tour available in early afternoon. Our final port of the day will be Split, explore it on your own or join our optional walking tour to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
Trogir Walking tour – Walking tour package
Split Walking Tour – Walking tour package

DAY 4 Tuesday SPLIT – HVAR (B,D)
Enjoy breakfast and free time in Split or take an optional trip to the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion. Afternoon we are sailing to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour. Overnight in Hvar.
Hvar Walking tour – Walking tour package
#Optional excursion: Cetina River

DAY 5 Wednesday HVAR – KORCULA (B,L)
Morning departure from Hvar to Korcula. Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. You’ll realize Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour. Overnight in Korčula.
Korčula Walking tour – Walking tour package

DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (B,CD)
Continue your cruise to another green island, this time Mljet. Island’s national park is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small islet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet! Enjoy a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano where we are docked for overnight. Captain's Dinner onboard tonight. Overnight in Slano.
Optional excursion: Mljet National Park

DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
Take in the last of the Slano cool over breakfast. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano. In early afternoon, we will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – Walking tour package
Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)
Enjoy your breakfast before vacating your cabin by 09:00hrs. If your departure is later, you can leave your bags on board until you are ready to depart. Included transfer to Dubrovnik airport or local hotel.


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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 behaviour 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:
  • • 8 days / 7 nights cruise
  • • Arrival transfer from Zadar airport or accommodation within Zadar city area.
  • • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport or accommodation within Dubrovnik city area.
  • • Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
  • • Welcome drink and snack
  • • Half board: breakfast buffet, served lunch, except on day 1, 4 and 6 when dinner is included instead of lunch
  • • Complimentary drinking water dispenser available onboard
  • • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
  • • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
  • • Complimentary snack during the afternoon
  • • 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
  • • Usage of the ship’s equipment
  • • Towels change every second day
  • • Bed linen change twice a week
  • • Free Wi/Fi on board
  • Walking tour package (included):
  • • Walking tour of Zadar – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Trogir – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Split – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
  • • Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, one way transfer

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Beverages other than included (see above)
  • • Beverages can be purchased in the bar only
  • • Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
  • • Tips, entrance to the National Park or any other items of personal nature
  • • Taxes and fees, €45 per person, to be paid on board in cash
  • • Laundry service at selected ports of call
  • • Beach towel hire
  • • Entrance to National park Mljet approx. €15 pp
  • #Optional excursions (available only on spot)
  • • Cetina River – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
  • • Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
  • • Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting

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 Saturday Embarkation ZADAR (D)
  • DAY 2 Sunday ZADAR – SIBENIK (B,L)
  • DAY 3 Monday SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,L)
  • DAY 4 Tuesday SPLIT – HVAR (B,D)
  • DAY 5 Wednesday HVAR – KORCULA (B,L)
  • DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (B,CD)
  • DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK - Departure (B)