• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Plitivice, Zadar, Krka, Split
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Availability: FRIDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • • Professional English speaking tour director
  • • Accommodation in 4star hotel
  • • Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
  • • Zadar city tour with licensed guide
  • • Entrance fees to Krka National Park
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2 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Krka National Park, and to Split

Fantastic new 2 day one-way tour to combine with cruises from Split. Start in beautiful Zagreb, then into Croatia for a quick tour of the National Parks and meet up with a cruise in Split on Saturday evening. Breakfast and excursions included.

Visit Plitvice Lakes, Krka National Park and Zadar!

2022 dates available

Itinerary


2 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Krka National Park, and to Split

Open age Escorted Coach Tour conducted in English (possibly up to 35pax). 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.

2 days Croatia pre-cruise package tour connects to cruises from Split (cruises must overnight the first night in Split as you don't arrive til 18.00hrs)


Many of our cruise guests travel a long way to get to Croatia. Why not take the advantage and see the best of the region, including Slovenia while you’re there? If you have a few spare days, you can consider extending your Croatian island hopping adventure with our pre-cruise package tour. Exploring some of that spectacular diversity which made Croatia famous around the globe is a great addition to your cruise in Croatia.

Our pre-cruise package tour allows you to sample the best landmarks of Northern Croatia, covering their wonderfully diverse nature and rich culture, their interesting history, architecture and many different traditional cuisines. This is a pre-cruise package tour with an escorted coach. We made sure you can join it and depart from as many as three different destinations, depending on your preferences and schedule. A bit of travel inland is a wonderful way to start your vacation. As an added value to your cruise holiday, our pre-cruise tour package allows you add some other colours and perspectives to your Croatian island hopping adventure aboard a luxury small cruise ship.


Also available as a 5 night tour from Venice on Mondays: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/188/venice-slovenia-and-to-split-escorted-tour-5nts/
Similar day tour without Krka: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/95/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-zagreb-split/



CROATIA FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-you-go/


INCLUDED:
• Minivan or coach at disposal as per itinerary with all costs included
• Professional English speaking tour director disposal with all costs included
• Accommodation in 4star hotel
• Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
• Zadar city tour with licensed guide
• Entrance fees to Krka National park with ethno village
• Lunches and breakfasts as per itinerary
• Wireless headset system for city tours
• Porterage in & out

NOT INCLUDED:
• Departure Transfer
• Meals not listed
• Tips / gratuities
• Personal expenses

Hotel list:
Zadar: Hotel Kolovare 4star or similar


ITINERARY:

DAY 1 / FRIDAY: ZAGREB - PLITVICE – ZADAR (L)
We meet at 08:00am at a hotel in Zagreb. We shall depart at 08.00am and head towards Plitvice, arriving around 10:30am to start our tour of Plitvice National Park, situated in the mountain region of Lika. Back in 1979, Plitvice Lakes was first Croatia’s site to be included in UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. It is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful nature parks, whose incredible system of lakes and waterfalls never ceases to amaze visitors from around the world. After exploring Plitvice Lakes, we will have traditional Lika county lunch with local specialties. In the late afternoon, we’ll drive all the way to the Adriatic coast, to Zadar.
Overnight in 4star hotel in Zadar.
Meals: lunch

DAY 2 / SATURDAY: ZADAR – KRKA – SPLIT (arrive approx 18.00hrs) (B,L)
After a breakfast, we’ll have a Zadar city tour that includes Roman Forum from the 1st century and St. Donatus Church from the 9th century. After some relaxed time and lunch en route, we will proceed to National Park Krka, the seventh National Park in Croatia. Upon arrival, we’ll head for the last and most beautiful set of falls, named Skradinski Buk. This waterfall falls from a spectacular multi-level cascade, over travertine cliffs. We’ll pay a visit to the ethno-village with its old mills, enjoying the view of the foamy waterfall Skradinski buk along the way. Afterward, we’ll depart to Split where we expect to come by 18:00 hours to Split main port, our final stop.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

NB: Please note that if your cruise departs Split on the Saturday before 18.00hrs you will arrive too late to join your cruise. This tour fits in only with cruises that spend the first night in Split Harbour on the Saturday.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Minivan or coach at disposal as per itinerary with all costs included
  • • Professional English speaking tour director disposal with all costs included
  • • Accommodation in 4star hotel
  • • Entrance fees to Plitvice National park
  • • Zadar city tour with licensed guide
  • • Entrance fees to Krka National park with ethno village
  • • Lunches and breakfasts as per itinerary
  • • Wireless headset system for city tours
  • • Porterage in & out

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Departure Transfer
  • • Meals not listed
  • • Tips / gratuities
  • • Personal expenses

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 / FRIDAY: ZAGREB - PLITVICE – ZADAR (L)
  • DAY 2 / SATURDAY: ZADAR – KRKA – SPLIT (arrive approx 18.00hrs) (B,L)