• 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, Brac, Makarska, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar and to Split

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 Afrodita

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, Brac, Makarska, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Hvar and back to Split

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 (D)
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Thursday ZAGREB–PLITVICE (B,D)
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.

Day 3 Friday PLITVICE–TROGIR–SPLIT (B,D)
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 (B,D)
We embark in Split, with a welcome dinner that evening and overnight on board.

Day 5 Sunday SPLIT– BRAČ - MAKARSKA (B,L)
After breakfast on board we set sails for the island of Brač. Enjoy a pleasant sea-front walk and swim, if weather permits, in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, and lunch on board. Our next destination is Makarska on the mainland, where we will spend the night.

Day 6 Monday MAKARSKA–KORČULA (B,L)
We depart for the island of Korčula after breakfast, 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 Korčula, the most preserved medieval town whose street design is based on a fish bone pattern, to spend the night.

Day 7 Tuesday KORČULA–DUBROVNIK (B,L)
In the morning we start sailing to Dubrovnik, stopping on the way for a swim, if weather permits. Lunch is on board, and in the afternoon we arrive in UNESCO World Heritage listed Dubrovnik – “Pearl of the Adriatic”. We will spend the night in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 Wednesday DUBROVNIK–MLJET (B,L)
Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch on board. Croatian “Greenes Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of National Park – if you want to visit it, you’ll just 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. We will spend the night in Mljet.

Day 9 Thursday MLJET–HVAR (B,L)
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing to the island of Hvar, the sunniest island. We stop along the way for a relaxing swim in one of the secluded coves on Pelješac peninsula (weather permitting). 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 super-yachts. With its sunny climate, natural beauty, excellent food, wine and sports offer, Hvar has it all and that’s why it became so popular and wanted during summer time. Enjoy the evening here.

Day 10 Friday HVAR–SPLIT (B,L)
In the morning we depart for Split, stopping along the way for a relaxing swim at Bobovišća bay on Brač Island, if weather permits. After lunch on board, we will spend the evening in Split.

Day 11 Saturday SPLIT–Departure (B)
We disembark after breakfast.

INCLUDED:
- Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Split harbor to Split Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
- 3-night accommodation in 4star hotels on half board basis (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 4)
- 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;
- Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
- Tour escort throughout land & cruise portions
- 7-night accommodation on board in a cabin with private shower/toilet
- Breakfast and lunch on board, starting with the Welcome Dinner on Day 4 and ending with breakfast on Day 11
- Captain’s dinner
- Free Wi-Fi on board

NOT INCLUDED:
- Drinks and extra meals
- All other personal charges
- Tourist tax port tax - EUR 25.00 per person to be paid onboard in cash
- Entrance ticket to Mljet National park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter, guiding free of charge
- Private car transfers

Hotels:
Zagreb: International 4star or similar
Plitvice: Degenija 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: All ships have WIFI

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Hotels:
Zagreb: International 4star or similar
Plitvice: Degenija 4star or similar
Split: President 4star or similar

 

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • - Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Split harbor to Split Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • - 3-night accommodation in 4star hotels on half board basis (starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 4)
  • - 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;
  • - Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • - Tour escort throughout land & cruise portions
  • - 7-night accommodation on board in a cabin with private ensuite (shower/toilet)
  • - Breakfast and lunch on board, starting with the Welcome Dinner on Day 4 and ending with breakfast on Day 11
  • - Captain’s Dinner
  • - Free Wi-Fi on board

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • - Drinks and extra meals
  • - All other personal charges
  • - Tourist tax port tax - EUR 25.00 per person to be paid onboard in cash
  • - Entrance ticket to Mljet National park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter, guiding free of charge
  • - Private car transfers

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

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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 (D)
  • Day 2 Thursday ZAGREB–PLITVICE (B,D)
  • Day 3 Friday PLITVICE–TROGIR–SPLIT (B,D)
  • Day 4 Saturday SPLIT (B,D)
  • Day 5 Sunday SPLIT– BRAČ - MAKARSKA (B,L)
  • Day 6 Monday MAKARSKA–KORČULA (B,L)
  • Day 7 Tuesday KORČULA–DUBROVNIK (B,L)
  • Day 8 Wednesday DUBROVNIK–MLJET (B,L)
  • Day 9 Thursday MLJET–HVAR (B,L)
  • Day 10 Friday HVAR–SPLIT (B,L)
  • Day 11 Saturday SPLIT–Departure (B)