The perfect mix of coastal and land, explore the Croatian coast and breathtaking Istria to Venice on this 12 day Deluxe cruise tour. Discover hidden bays and coves, see picturesque historic villages and towns before sampling the beauty of Slovenia along the Istrian coast. A fantastic way to experience the best of Croatia and Italy!
Day 1 Dubrovnik
Your cruise commences with a transfer from the airport to your ship. Embarkation is from 12.00hrs. After settling in to your cabin, meet your fellow passengers and cruise manager for a welcome drink, and then venture out to explore the walled, medieval city of Dubrovnik.
Day 2 Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula
This morning, join a walking tour of this World Heritage listed city, including visits to Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s pharmacy. After lunch onboard, cruise to Mljet for a walking tour through Mljet National Park to see the beautiful Great and Small Lakes. In the late afternoon, continue to Korcula, considered the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. After dinner onboard, take a stroll to discover Dalmatia’s ‘Little Dubrovnik.’ (B, L, D)
Day 3 Korcula – Hvar
After breakfast, take a walking tour of Korcula Town through its narrow, cobblestone streets and visit the baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. After departing, stop for lunch and a swim before your arrival at the popular island of Hvar. Step ashore for a sightseeing tour of Hvar Town including the oldest public theatre in Europe and Franciscan Monastery. In the evening, dine at one of Hvar’s many seaside restaurants and enjoy its lively nightlife (B, L)
Note: Due to the limited capacity of Hvar habour during the peak season of July & August, the ports of Stari Grad or Jelsa (both on Hvar island) maybe substituted as your overnight port with a bus transfer to / from Havr Town included.
Day 4 Hvar – Brac – Split
Today you cruise to Bol on the island of Brac to visit the famous beach Zlatni Rai (Golden Horn) where you will have time for lunch and a swim. Afterwards, continue to Croatia’s second largest city of Split. On arrival, embark on a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and witness the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage. Your evening in Split is at leisure. (B, L)
Day 5 Split – Trogir – Sibenik
Leaving Split, cruise along the coast to the nearby coastal town of Trogir, where you will have for some free time to walk around this World Heritage listed city. Lunch will be served on board as you continue to Sibenik where, upon arrival, you will embark on a city tour. The rest of your evening is free for dinner at one of Sibenik's many restaurants. (B, L)
Day 6 Sibenik – Sali
Cruise this morning to beautiful Krka National Park to admire its lovely waterfalls and cascades. This afternoon, after lunch, depart for Kornati National Park and travel through almost 140 islands of the archipelago. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's Dinner aboard in Sali. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Sali – Zadar
After breakfast, cruise along Croatia’s scenic coastline before arriving in Zadar in the late afternoon. A city tour will introduce you to the historic centre where you will uncover the 16th century walls built by the Venetians, Port Gate, St. Donat’s Church and the 1st century Roman Forum. Overnight in Zadar. (B, L)
Day 8 Zadar – Plitvice Lakes – Opatija
Disembark your cruise ship after breakfast, bidding your crew farewell, before travelling north by coach to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and you will take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After your tour continue to Opatija, where after check-in to your hotel, you will take a walk along the famous ‘Lungo Mare’ promenade to see the city’s famous villas and other interesting sights. (B, D)
Grand Hotel Adriatic (4 star)
Day 9 Opatija – Istria – Opatija
Today, head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port and also visit the Roman amphitheatre, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. Continue to the beautiful town of Rovinj where you will have some free time to explorethe old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija. (B)
Day 10 Opatija – Postojna – Venice
After breakfast, travel into Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Caves, one of the largest cave systems in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train, before driving to Venice, idyllically set on 119 islands. This evening is free for you to explore this romantic city. (B, D)
Continental Hotel (4 star)
Day 11 Venice
Begin your exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano island where you will visit a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. Continue to St. Mark’s Square for a walking tour which takes you to St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs before an afternoon of free time. Later, join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)
Day 12 Venice
Your cruise-tour concludes this morning with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)
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