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Croatia Land & Southern Explorer Cruise
Land Tour & KL2A+ Cruise 2015

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Routing:

Zagreb – Plitvice – Split – Makarska – Mljet NP – Dubrovnik – Trstenik or Šipan – Korčula – Hvar – Bol – 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.

Zagreb – Split Includes

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

Accommodation (or similar)

•Zagreb: TBA (4*)
•Split: TBA (4*)

Southern Explorer Cruise Includes

•7 nights A/C Cabin with ensuite
•7 breakfasts & 7 lunches & 1 dinner

Sightseeing

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

Optional Excursions (approx)

•Dubrovnik Cable Car €13
•Korčula Wine Tasting €15
•Korčula Village Dinner €27
•Cetina River Canyon Rafting €34 
•Zipline on Cetina River Canyon €60
•Krka Waterfalls €65
•Mostar Bus Excursion €68
•Plitvice Lakes Full Day Excursion €87

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

2015 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Twin Share Hotels
CAT A+ Cruise
Lower Deck
private ensuite
Twin Share Hotels
CAT A+ Cruise
On Deck
private ensuite
15 Apr - 25 Apr
22 Apr - 02 May
29 Apr - 09 May
30 Sep - 10 Oct
07 Oct - 17 Oct
14 Oct - 24 Oct
1,9752,027
06 May - 16 May
13 May - 23 May
20 May - 30 May
27 May - 06 Jun
2,0702,139
03 Jun - 13 Jun
16 Sep - 26 Sep
23 Sep - 03 Oct
2,1312,243
10 Jun - 20 Jun
17 Jun - 27 Jun
02 Sep - 12 Sep
09 Sep - 19 Sep
2,2942,398
24 Jun - 04 Jul
01 Jul - 11 Jul
19 Aug - 29 Aug
26 Aug - 05 Sep
2,3982,501
08 Jul - 18 Jul
15 Jul - 25 Jul
22 Jul - 01 Aug
29 Jul - 08 Aug
05 Aug - 15 Aug
12 Aug - 22 Aug
2,4412,562

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Visitor & Port Taxes €25 per person
National Park Entrance €15 per person

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Wednesday: Zagreb

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

Day 2, Thursday: Zagreb

Morning city tour of Zagreb, includes the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical centre, St Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral and the Croatian National Theatre. After the city tour rest of day at leisure. (B, D)

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

Morning departure for 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. In the afternoon continue to Split for your overnight. (B)

Day 4, Saturday: Split – Makarska

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. (L)

Day 5, Sunday: Makarska – Mljet NP (Island Of Mljet)

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 (Island Of Mljet) – 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 in the afternoon when you can explore 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 – Trstenik or Island Of Šipan

Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches. Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise 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. (B, L)

Day 8, Wednesday: Trstenik or Island Of Šipan – Island Of Korčula

After breakfast depart for island Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco Polo. Lunch on board in the Lumbarda 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 dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. (B, L)

Day 9, Thursday: Island Of Korčula – Island Of 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: Island Of Hvar – Bol (Island Of Brač) – 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. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. (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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