Croatian Exploration

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Included Features:

  • 2 nights in deluxe class hotel, rooms with private facilities
  • 7-night cruise from Split on board M/Y Prestige in a cabin with private facilities
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner at hotel as per itinerary
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 Captain’s dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea onboard the ship
  • Professional Tour & Cruise Manager
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service taxes and charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on board (depending on signal)

9 Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Vis
  • Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting
  • Korcula city tour
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik

Hotel:

Day 1, arrive Zagreb, Thursday (D)

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 2, in Zagreb, Friday (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.

Day 3, Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Split, Saturday (B, WR)

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 Split and the port to embark on your boat. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception on board.

Day 4, Split – Bol – Stari Grad, Sunday (B, L)

Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 1740-foot-long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards sail on to the island of Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. Spend the evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Croatia.

Day 5, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis, Monday (B, L)

Quick sail towards town of Hvar for a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Cruise towards the Island of Vis. The town Vis, the antique Issa, was founded around 397 B.C. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront. Evening at leisure.

Day 6, Vis – Vela Luka, Tuesday (B, L)

After breakfast set sail for Korcula Island, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our port of call for the day is Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times. After lunch onboard, disembark in Vela Luka and depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula island tour’, featuring the visit of the olive oil factory, Barilo ethno museum and local winery to taste some local wine and cheese. Return to your ship, for evening at leisure.

Day 7, Vela Luka – Korcula, Wednesday (B, L)

There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise, heading for Korcula town. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of many local restaurants.

Day 8, Korcula – Mljet, Thursday (B, L, D)

Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Captain’s dinner with live entertainment aboard our ship tonight.

Day 9, Mljet – Dubrovnik, Friday (B, L)

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of the 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.

Day 10, depart Dubrovnik, Saturday (B)

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your hotel.

Pre/Post Hotel Rates:

Westin, Zagreb:

Apr 20 – Oct 31:
$ 80 in DBL; $130 in SGL

Lacroma, Dubrovnik:

Apr 25 – May 11 & Oct 20 – 31:
$ 90 in DBL; $140 in SGL

May 12 – Jun 01 & Sep 29 – Oct 19:
$ 120 in DBL; $ 190 in SGL

Jun 02 – Jul 6 & Sep 22 – 28:
$140 in DBL; $240 in SGL

Jul 07 – Sep 21:
$150 in DBL; $260 in SGL

(Net price per person, per night with breakfast and all taxes)

ONE WAY TRANSFERS: Airport- hotel/ship or v.v.:
$49 pp/minimum 2 people

M/Y Adriatic Prestige

The M/Y Prestige is classified as 5-star and is 160 ft. long, 29.5 ft. wide, with a cruising speed of 10 NM. The ship is new, built in 2015 to new EU Solis standards with full radar and navigation systems. The maximum passenger capacity is 42/44 persons, serviced by a Crew of 7 and an on board English speaking Cruise Manager (8). The spacious cabins feature twin/double beds, private bathrooms with showers and hair dryers, LCD flat screen TV’s, safe deposit boxes, telephones (for on ship communication), efficient closet space and are fully air conditioned. Low deck cabins have portholes. Main deck cabins have small windows, some that open. The ship features an experienced Captain and a vivacious young crew that exudes a laid back ambiance while providing high end personalized service that will satisfy even the most demanding customers!

Ship Details: Built in 2015, 22 cabins, 42/44 passengers, Beam 29.5 feet,Length 160 feet Restaurant,Lounge, Sun Deck and Pool

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