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Croatia Land & Southern Explorer Cruise
Land Tour & KL2A+ Cruise 2017

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Routing:

Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes NP – Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Šipan or Trstenik – Korčula – Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Split

 

Discover the rich cultural heritage in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, indulge in the unique beauty of the UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes National Park before embarking on a 7 nights cruise along the spectacular Dalmatian Coast on board your Category A+ Small Ship. During the day kick back and enjoy your surrounds, swimming in the crystal clear sea or just relaxing, with evenings free to explore and mingle with the locals.  
Category A+ Vessels are newly built ships with fully A/C ensuite cabins with twin or double beds. Name of vessel will be advised at time of arrival.

Coast Express Land Package
Zagreb – Split Includes

• Transfer Zagreb Airport – hotel on Day 1
• Transfer Split – Split Airport on Day 11
• 3 nights in 4* hotels
• 3 breakfasts & 1 dinner in hotels
• A/C motor-coach
• Escort

Accommodation (or similar)

•Zagreb – Hotel Dubrovnik (4*)
•Split – Hotel President (4*)

Southern Explorer Cruise
Split – Split Includes

• 7 nights A/C Cabin with ensuite
• 7 breakfasts & 7 lunches (B, L)
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)
• 1 litre of water daily

Sightseeing

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

Optional Excursions (approx)

• Zipline Cetina River Canyon – Split €60
• Cetina River Rafting – Split €34
• Wine Tasting – Hvar €15
• Wine Tasting – Korčula €15
• Sea Kayaking – Hvar €28
• Village Dinner Experience – Korčula €28
• Rent A Bike – Mljet €11
• Cable Car – Dubrovnik €14
• Off Road Buggy Safari – Dubrovnik €39
• Sea Kayaking – Around Dubrovnik Walls €30
• Game Of Thrones Tour – Dubrovnik €56

Category A+ Important Information:

•A+ Category cabins offer semi A/C – some restrictions apply
•Cabins are double or twin beds (below & on deck)
•Two towels for personal use supplied
•On Deck Cabins are situated on main & top deck
•Meal & Drink Supplements are available and can be requested
•Cash bar available onboard. Drinks cannot be brought onboard
•Ships vary in size with most carrying between 20 – 40 passengers
•The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or other conditions
•Guests must abide by the Ships Rules (copy onboard)
•Departures are guaranteed, but Cruise Company reserves the right to cancel departures with less than 10 participants
•Group Prices Available – minimum numbers apply
•This cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility, young children & those unable to swim
•Please note that most arrival times into ports are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Twin Share
CAT A+ Cruise
Lower Deck
Twin Share
CAT A+ Cruise
Main Deck
Apr 12, 19, 26
Sep 27
Oct 04, 11
1,9752,027
May 03, 10, 17, 242,0702,139
May 31
Sep 13, 20
2,1312,243
Jun 07, 14
Aug 30
Sep 06
2,2942,398
Jun 21
Aug 16, 23
2,3982,501
Jun 28
Jul 05, 12, 19, 26
Aug 02, 09
2,4412,562

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Visitor & Port Taxes €25 per person

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Zagreb

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure. (D)

Day 2, Thursday: Zagreb

Morning city tour of Zagreb. Walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, visit the St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb. (B)

Day 3, Friday: Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes NP – Split

Morning departure towards Croatia’s oldest and most beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. An environment where Karl May movies were made. The guests will walk through the park, enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and ride the street train back to the entrance. Walking shoes are essential for our 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment! Drive to Split for overnight. (B)

Day 4, Saturday: Split – Makarska

Morning guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection with abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. The tour will end in the harbour in front of the ship for cruise check in. Luggage transfer will be arranged from the hotel. Departure from Split harbour towards Makarska at 13:00h. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. (B, L)

Day 5, Sunday: Makarska – Mljet NP

Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena. (B, L)

Day 6, Monday: Mljet NP – Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik to explore it on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town. (B, L)

Day 7, Tuesday: Dubrovnik – Šipan or Trstenik

Late morning departure towards Šipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery. Captain’s dinner on board in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Wednesday: Šipan or Trstenik – Korčula

After breakfast depart for island Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in bay near the town of Korčula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. 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. Sightseeing of Korčula and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. (B, L)

Day 9, Thursday: Korčula – Hvar

Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 10, Friday: Hvar – Bol – Split

Our next stop is Brač island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn – its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brač island. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 11, Saturday: Split

Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)

 

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