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Discover Croatia & Slovenia Tour
With Adriatic Paradise Cruise 2017

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Routing:

Zagreb – Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes NP – Zadar – Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano – Lopud – Dubrovnik – Montenegro – Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands – Korčula – Brač – Omiš –Split

 

Coach Tour Includes

• Transfer Airport – Hotel (Day 1)
• 3 Nights in 3* – 4* hotels
• 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (B, D)
• A/C motor coach
• Tour Director

Deluxe Cruise Includes

• 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• Welcome drink & snack
• 7 Buffet Breakfasts (B)
• 5 Light Buffet Lunches (L)
• 1 Dinner (D)
• 500ml water during meals
• Tea & coffee
• Fresh fruit daily
• Cruise Director
• Excursion Montenegro
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Towels changed three times per week
• Bed linen changed once a week
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Sightseeing

• Zagreb
• Ljubljana
• Plitvice Lakes
• Zadar
• Split
• Hvar
• Dubrovnik
• Korčula

Optional Transfer

• Split Port – Airport (Day 11)
Per Car (1 – 3 Passengers) $90

Entrance Fees

• Split – Diocletians Palace & Cathedral
• Plitvice Lakes – National Park
• Pučišća – Stonemasonery School

Accommodation (or similar)

• Zagreb: Hotel International (4*)
• Bled: Hotel Park (4*)
• Plitvice Lakes: Hotel Jezero (3*)
• Cruise Ship – MS Adriatic Princess

Vessel Description

MS Adriatic Princess  is built in 2017, 45m long, 8.5m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. A/C salon-restaurant on the Upper Deck (for 40 people) with bar & LCD TV, two sun decks, one of which has sun lounges & tables. It also has two outside toilets with showers. Wireless Internet available free of charge on the upper deck and the open parts of the boat. Capacity for 40 people. A/C cabins with queen-size or twin beds with possibility for an additional bed, power plugs, cupboard, cabinet & window or porthole, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, toilet & vanity with a sink.

 

MS ADRIATIC PRINCESS

Lower Deck (8 cabins)
2 Twins
2 Doubles (Queen Size)
4 Triples (Double + Single bed)

Main Deck (10 cabins)
3 Twins
7 Doubles (Queen Size)

Download MS Adriatic Princess Fact Sheet

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour Code: 2017-EL-WBAP
Start DatesEnd DatesLower DeckMain Deck
07 Jun17 Jun3,0003,230
14 Jun24 Jun3,0003,230
21 Jun01 Jul3,0003,230
28 Jun08 Jul3,0003,230
05 Jul15 Jul3,1503,330
30 Aug09 Sep3,1503,330
13 Sep23 Sep3,1503,330
20 Sep30 Sep3,1503,330
27 Sep07 Oct3,0003,230
04 Oct14 Oct2,6352,745
Small Ship Supplement Paid Upon Embarkation
Taxes & Fees €40 approx
Mljet NP Entrance Fee €15 approx
Beach Towel Hire €3/week

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Zagreb

Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area. (D)

Day 2, Thursday: Zagreb – Bled

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area. (B, D)

Day 3, Friday: Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal, blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area. (B, D)

Day 4, Saturday: Plitvice Lakes – Zadar – Split

Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we’ll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the Middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city’s living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Embarkation on Adriatic Paradise Cruise, dinner and overnight Split. (B, D)

Day 5, Sunday: Split – Hvar – Vela Luka (Korčula)

After breakfast there is an optional Split walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Late morning we will set sails towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korčula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), known by very warm sea. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Luka (Korčula) in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka (Korčula). (B, L)

Day 6, Monday: Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano

Monday morning after leaving the stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Island of Mljet on its western side houses National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano. (B, L)

Day 7, Tuesday: Slano – Dubrovnik

After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – you will visit Ston, a small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Lopud island for a short swim, continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 8, Wednesday: Dubrovnik – Excursion To Montenegro

Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Located less than an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal atmosphere. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, D)

Day 9, Thursday: Dubrovnik – Elaphite Islands – Korčula

Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On the way to Korčula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elaphite Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korčula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korčula. Overnight Korčula. (B, L)

Day 10, Friday: Korčula – Pučišca (Brač) – Omiš

Sail towards Brač. Captain will anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pučišca. After docking at Pučišca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš (a town known for two things: stunning beauty of river Cetina canyon that and its historic pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina river trip. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice. Overnight in Omiš. (B, L)

Day 11, Saturday: Omiš – Split

Early morning departure from Omiš towards Split. Disembarkation after breakfast. (B)

 

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