• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Availability: FRIDAYS 2021, April - October
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Highlights

  • Zagreb, the cultural capital of Croatia
  • 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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10 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sali, Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet to Dubrovnik

This Cruise/Tour Combo showcases the best Croatia has to offer on both land and sea! Escorted Croatia Tour from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes, then onto Zadar to join your 7 night Deluxe cruise to from Zadar down the glorious Dalmatian coast and islands. Finish in the 'jewel of the Adriatic'; Dubrovnik. Half-board, sightseeing and transfers included.

Deluxe Superior Balcony Ship: MS Premier

Itinerary


10 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Sali, Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet to Dubrovnik

Open age cruise/tour combo, 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 just the cruise portion.


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

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


Also available as just the cruise: http://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/43/deluxe-cruise-zadar-dubrovnik-on-ms-premier-7nts/
Similar combo, different ship: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/47/cruise-tour-zagreb-to-dubrovnik-ms-prestige-9nts/
Similar combo, different ship: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/19/cruise-tour-slovenia-croatia-on-ms-agape-rose/
Other combos: https://discovercroatia.com.au/cruises/cruise-tour-combos/?departs=Zagreb


INCLUDED:
• 2 nights in deluxe class hotel, rooms with private facilities
• 7-night cruise from Zadar to Dubrovnik in a cabin with aircon and ensuite
• Free Airport arrival and departure transfers on the official start and finish days only
• Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
• Breakfast daily
• 6 lunches and 2 dinners
• 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
• Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard cruise ship
• Professional Tour & Cruise Manager
• Free Wi-Fi on board
• Luggage handling
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• Service charges and taxes
• Port taxes

SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
• Zagreb
• Plitvice Lakes National Park
• Zadar
• Kornati National Park
• Krka National Park
• Split
• Hvar
• Korcula
• Mljet National Park
• Dubrovnik

HOTELS:
• Zagreb: Westin


NOT INCLUDED:
• Tips/gratuities
• Transfers to/from private accommodation
• Transfers on days other than the start and finish days
• Meals not listed on the itinerary


ITINERARY:

Day 1, arrive Zagreb (D)
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb hotel.

Day 2, in Zagreb (B)
A morning sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside. Overnight in Zagreb hotel.

Day 3, Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar (B, WR, D)
Head south for a visit to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. On to Zadar and the port to embark on your boat. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception followed by dinner onboard.

Day 4, Zadar – Sali (B, L)
Zadar historical center is a pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the 16th-century walls built in by Venetians as a defense from The Turks. On to see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard over the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Returning to the boat, enjoy lunch as you sail to Sali. Explore the town tonight, and have dinner on your own in one of the restaurants

Day 5, Sali, Kornati, Krka – Sibenik (B, L)
Take in the scenic natural beauty of two National Parks today. Start in Kornati, home to more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal clear waters. Stop for a swim during your lunchtime cruise. Next is Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls. After your visit here, coach to Sibenik where your boat is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town.

Day 6, Sibenik – Trogir – Split (B, L)
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Sail through lunch, arriving in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir this afternoon. There’s time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.

Day 7, Split – Bol – Hvar (B, L)
Stop in Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This long, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to Hvar. Here, a sightseeing tour includes views of the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own at one of the excellent restaurants.

• 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 8, Hvar – Korcula – Mljet (B, L, CD)
After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula town is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where you will enjoy the afternoon tour of Mljet National Park, as you walk around the Great and Small Lakes. This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board your ship.

Day 9, Mljet – Dubrovnik (B, L)
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of Adriatic,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own or enjoy last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 10, depart Dubrovnik (B)
Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home.


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:
  • • 2 nights in deluxe class hotel, rooms with private facilities
  • • 7-night cruise from Zadar in a cabin with private facilities
  • • Free Airport arrival and departure transfers on the official start and finish days only
  • • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • • Breakfast daily
  • • 6 lunches and 2 dinners
  • • 1 captain’s dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard cruise ship
  • • Professional Tour & Cruise Manager
  • • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • • Luggage handling
  • • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • • Service charges and taxes
  • • Port taxes
  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED:
  • • Zagreb
  • • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • • Zadar
  • • Kornati National Park
  • • Krka National Park
  • • Split
  • • Hvar
  • • Korcula
  • • Mljet National Park
  • • Dubrovnik

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Tips/gratuities
  • • Transfers to/from private accommodation
  • • Transfers on days other than the start and finish days
  • • Meals not listed on the itinerary

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, arrive Zagreb (D)
  • Day 2, in Zagreb (B)
  • Day 3, Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar (B, WR, D)
  • Day 4, Zadar – Sali (B, L)
  • Day 5, Sali, Kornati, Krka – Sibenik (B, L)
  • Day 6, Sibenik – Trogir – Split (B, L)
  • Day 7, Split – Bol – Hvar (B, L)
  • Day 8, Hvar – Korcula – Mljet (B, L, CD)
  • Day 9, Mljet – Dubrovnik (B, L)
  • Day 10, depart Dubrovnik (B)