• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Zadar
  • Location: Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SATURDAYS, May - October
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Highlights

  • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
  • Kornati National Park
  • Krka National Park
  • Sibenik’s medieval Old Town
  • Split built around Diocletian's Palace
  • The Golden Horn beach on Bol island
  • Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island
  • Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”
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8 days from Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and to Dubrovnik

Relaxing 7 night one-way Adriatic Cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik. One of the few Island Hopper cruises that visits north of Split. A great one-way option that allows you to see more of Croatia.

Luxury Balcony Ship: MS Premier

Fortnightly departures: May to Oct
(see link below for opposite direction alternating weeks)

Itinerary


8 days from Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Bol, Korcula, Mljet and to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise, though usually clients are mature couples or solo travellers or small groups ranging from 35-75yrs. Double/twin cabins on Upper and Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a queen bed and single bed and most are on the Lower Deck. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement. Not suitable for children. Also available with a land tour extension starting in Zagreb on select dates.


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/luxury-balcony/premier/

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


Also available in the opposite direction: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/42/luxury-cruise-dubrovnik-zadar-on-ms-premier-7nts/
Also available as a tour/cruise combo from Zagreb: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/46/cruise-tour-zagreb-to-dubrovnik-ms-premier-9nts/
Combine with a day tour Zagreb to Zadar via Plitvice Lakes: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/308/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-zagreb-zadar/

INCLUDED:
• 7 nights cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik in a cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
• Arrival shared transfer from Zadar airport/hotel to port on the first day
• Departure shared transfer from port to Dubrovnik airport/hotel on the last day
• Daily buffet breakfast
• 6 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
• Welcome Dinner and Captain's Dinner with live music
• Drinking water dispenser
• Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
• Professional Cruise Manager throughout
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
• Luggage handling
• Free Wi-Fi on board


SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED (with local guides):
• City tours of Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
• Entrance fees to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Diocletian’s Palace and San Donat Church
• Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
• Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park and Krka National Park
• Entrance to Kornati National Park


NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips/gratuities
• Transfers to/from private accommodation
• Meals not listed on the itinerary
• Transfers on days other than official start and finish days
• Tourist tax & port tax € 35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)


ITINERARY:

Day 1 ZADAR ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from the airport or from your hotel in Zadar to the port where embarkation begins at 13:00hrs. Later join your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager for an on board Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 2 ZADAR – SALI, Sunday (B, L, T)
We start the day with breakfast followed by a walking tour of Zadar’s historical center. The city’s compact pedestrian zone is perfect to explore on foot. We admire the 16th century walls built by the Venetians as a defense against the Turks. We also see the Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum, and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. We stop for a tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur. While we set sail for Sali, lunch is served. Later in the day, we explore Sali. Dinner is on your own in one of the local restaurants.

Day 3 SALI – ŠIBENIK, Monday (B, L)
After breakfast, we take in the scenic wonderlands of two National Parks in the Šibenik area: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal-clear waters. The day is devoted to tour these scenic destinations. After our visit here, the evening is at leisure in Šibenik.

Day 4 ŠIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT, Tuesday (B, L)
In the morning there is time for a swim before we continue sailing. After lunch, we arrive in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Our time here is at leisure until we set course for Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city takes us to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your evening is free in Split.

Day 5 SPLIT – BOL – HVAR ISLAND, Wednesday (B, L)
We sail to Bol, home of the Golden Horn, one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. Before lunch, there is time for a swim in the clear blue waters. Later, we sail to the island of Hvar where we enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the first public theatre in Europe, the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own in one of the excellent restaurants.
• Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar Town harbour (during peak season in July and August), the port might be substituted for Stari Grad / Jelsa. In that case transfers by bus will be organized to and from Hvar Town.

Day 6 HVAR ISLAND – KORČULA – MLJET, Thursday (B, L, CD)
After breakfast we depart for Korčula, where we arrive in the early afternoon. Korčula town is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our walking tour through its narrow, cobble-stone streets includes a visit of the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. We continue our cruise to the island of Mljet, where we enjoy an afternoon tour of Mljet National Park, which features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This spectacular island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight, on board our ship, we enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment.

Day 7 MLJET – DUBROVNIK, Friday (B, L)
In the morning we sail to Dubrovnik, the so called “Pearl of Adriatic,” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, we take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The remainder of the day is free to discover even more of this amazing city.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or to your hotel in Dubrovnik.


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s Dinner


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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 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.

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 7 nights cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik in a cabin with private bathroom, air conditioning & LCD TV
  • • Arrival shared transfer from Zadar airport/hotel to port on the first day
  • • Departure shared transfer from port to Dubrovnik airport/hotel on the last day
  • • Daily buffet breakfast
  • • 6 lunches, all with 3 courses and salad bar
  • • Welcome Dinner and Captain's Dinner with live music
  • • Drinking water dispenser
  • • Complimentary coffee, tea and fresh fruits available daily
  • • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED (with local guides):
  • • City tours of Zadar, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • • Entrance fees to the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Diocletian’s Palace and San Donat Church
  • • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
  • • Guided tour and entrance to Mljet National Park and Krka National Park
  • • Entrance to Kornati National Park

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips/gratuities
  • • Transfers to/from private accommodation
  • • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • • Transfers on days other than official start and finish days
  • • Tourist tax & port tax € 35 per person to be paid on board in cash (obligatory)

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 ZADAR ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
  • Day 2 ZADAR – SALI, Sunday (B, L, T)
  • Day 3 SALI – ŠIBENIK, Monday (B, L)
  • Day 4 ŠIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT, Tuesday (B, L)
  • Day 5 SPLIT – BOL – HVAR ISLAND, Wednesday (B, L)
  • Day 6 HVAR ISLAND – KORČULA – MLJET, Thursday (B, L, CD)
  • Day 7 MLJET – DUBROVNIK, Friday (B, L)
  • Day 8 DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)