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Timeless Pleasures Tour & Cruise 2017

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Routing:

Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Trogir – Split – Dubrovnik – Mljet – Hvar – Korčula– Trstenik
– Šipan – Dubrovnik

 

After a few days of soaking up Croatian culture, history, nature, and of course sampling the different local cuisines while on tour, why not add on a Category A+ Small Ship to see some of the most beautiful islands on offer along Southern Dalmatia. Experience the natural beauty of crystal clear sea coupled with the charm and intrigue of medieval towns and villages as you sail along the Adriatic Sea. So don’t be surprised if you fall in love all over again – whether it be with your companion, or the country itself!
Name of the vessel will be advised at time of arrival.

Croatian Delight Tour
Zagreb – Dubrovnik Includes

• Transfer Zagreb Airport – hotel (Day 1)
• Dubrovnik hotel transfer to port (Day 5)
• 4 nights in 4* hotels
• Breakfast & dinner daily (B, D)
• A/C motor coach
• Tour Director – English & French

KL5 Cruise
Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik Includes

• Transfer Dubrovnik port – Airport (Day 12)
• 7 nights A/C Cabin with ensuite
• 7 hot & cold buffet breakfasts (B)
• 6 three-course lunches (L)
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)
• Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik
• Daily cabin service
• Mid week fresh towels & bed linen
• 1 litre of water daily

Sightseeing

•Zagreb 
•Split
•Dubrovnik

Entrance Fees

• Plitvice Lakes National Park
• Trogir – Cathedral of St. Lawrence
• Split – Diocletian’s Palace & Cathedral
• Dubrovnik – Franciscan Monastery & Rector’s Palace

Optional Sightseeing (min 10 pax)

• Korčula €10
• Hvar €10
• Dubrovnik€10

Optional Excursions (price approx)

• Wine tasting – Hvar €15
• Wine Tasting – Korčula €15
• Sea Kayaking – Hvar €28
• Village Dinner Experience – Korčula €28
• Rent-a-Bike – Mljet €11
• Montenegro – Dubrovnik €48
• Cable Car – Dubrovnik €14
• Off-Road Buggy Safari – Dubrovnik €39
• Sea Kayaking – Dubrovnik €30
• Game of Thrones Tour – Dubrovnik €56

Hotels (or similar):

• Zagreb – Hotel International (4*)
• Plitvice Lakes – Hotel Degenija (4*)
• Split – Hotel President (4*)
• Dubrovnik – Hotel Adria (4*)

 

Category A+ Ships

Newly built steel hull ships with A/C, spacious twin or double cabins with ensuite, hair dryer, safety deposit box.

Katarina Line – Important Information

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Katarina Line reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. 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 Katarina Line/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.

Disclaimer

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line 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.

Supplements

Drink and meal supplements available onboard and can be requested prior to arrival.
Cat A+ includes daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
Cat A+ Includes 2 towels per week

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour & Cruise Code: 2017-ATKL5A+
Twin Share
Lower Deck
Twin Share
Main Deck
10 May 21 May2,4002,469
17 May 28 May2,4002,469
24 May 04 Jun2,4002,469
07 Jun 18 Jun2,6242,728
14 Jun 25 Jun2,6242,728
28 Jun 09 Jul2,8833,004
05 Jul 16 Jul2,8833,004
26 Jul 06 Aug2,8833,004
02 Aug 13 Aug2,8833,004
09 Aug 20 Aug2,8833,004
23 Aug 03 Sep2,8402,943
30 Aug 10 Sep2,7362,840
06 Sep 17 Sep2,7362,840
13 Sep 24 Sep2,5732,685
20 Sep 01 Oct2,5732,685
27 Sep 08 Oct2,4172,469
Single supplement available on request
Small Ship Supplement Paid Upon Embarkation
Tourist Tax & Entrance Fee approx €25pp

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Zagreb

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

Day 2, Thursday: Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multicolour 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. (B, D)

Day 3, Friday: Plitvice Lakes – Trogir – Split

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. (B, D)

Day 4, Saturday: Split – Dubrovnik

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D)

Day 5, Sunday: Dubrovnik

After breakfast, the land tour ends with a transfer to Dubrovnik port to join your vessel for the cruise of the Southern Adriatic. Check in from 1:00pm onwards (Gruž harbour) with dinner as your first meal onboard. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this old town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik (B, D)

Day 6, Monday: Dubrovnik – Mljet

After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. The whole afternoon is free to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes or cars for those wanting to go further. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena. (B, L)

Day 7, Tuesday: Mljet – Hvar

Early in the morning we depart towards the little island Šćedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. Town of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island. (B, L)

Day 8, Wednesday: Hvar – Korčula

During breakfast departure for Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in front of Lumbarda bay. Arrive in Korčula in the afternoon where everyone is free to do their own sightseeing. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Overnight in port. (B, L)

Day 9, Thursday: Korčula – Trstenik

Leave Korčula and continue our cruise towards the little village and harbour Trstenik on Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Lunch on board. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Plavac Mali wine, the ancestor of the Californian Zinfandel), fishing and tourism. The coastline along the town and the neighboring islets is covered by pine groves, offering fine ambience for swimming. The famous Grgić winery is situated here – have a walk and taste some of their lovely wines. (B, L)

Day 10, Friday: Trstenik – Šipan

Early in the morning we continue our trip towards the Elafiti islands. a group of islands west of Dubrovnik. They include Šipan, Lopud and Koločep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. Šipan, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This is where we will spend the night. (B, L)

Day 11, Saturday: Šipan – Dubrovnik

Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 14:00h) and have a whole afternoon free to explore Dubrovnik or go for a swim. You can explore Dubrovnik on your own or join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through Stradun – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls or take a cable car ride to top of Srđ mountain to get scenic views of the old city! Overnight in the Gruž port of this magical town. (B, L)

Day 12, Sunday: Dubrovnik

After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)

 

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