Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 CRUISE: Dubrovnik
Your cruise commences with an arrival transfer to the MS New Star. This evening, enjoy a welcome meeting and dinner on board. D

DAY 2 CRUISE: Dubrovnik – Sipan
Experience Dubrovnik, the Jewel of the Adriatic, and its walled Old Town on a walking tour with your local guide. Your cruise begins this afternoon as you travel to Sipan, famous for its wine and for its delightfully laid-back ambiance. BL

DAY 3 CRUISE: Sipan - Mljet - Korcula
A short cruise away is the island of Mljet. Discover the unspoilt beauty of the National Park and its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery before cruising to Korcula. On arrival, join your fellow travellers on a walking tour of this enchanting town. BL

Day 4 CRUISE: Korcula - Vis
Stop for a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Adriatic as you sail to beautiful Vis Island which until the late 80’s was closed to tourism and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army. Its authenticity is still evident as you explore Vis Town waterfront. BL

DAY 5 CRUISE: Vis - Bisevo - Hvar
A morning cruise to Bisevo Island’s Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must-see. Your journey continues to Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walking tour. BL

DAY 6 CRUISE: Hvar
Begin your day with a cruise along this beautiful island to its ancient port of Stari Grad. Experience the true nature of the Adriatic as you stop for swims in secluded bays and coves before continuing your exploration of the island by coach. Take an excursion to Hvar’s small fishing villages to get a glimpse of traditional island life, see its vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating rosemary and lavender fields (seasonal). Enjoy a tasty peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern) and return to Stari Grad with the evening free. BL

DAY 7 CRUISE: Hvar - Brac - Split
Explore one of the Adriatic’s loveliest islands, Brac and the picturesque town of Bol where you can find the famous Golden Horn beach. Afterwards your cruise continues tohistoric Split. With your local guide, discover the city’s historic centre built around the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace followed by a farewell dinner with traditional Klapa entertainment on board. BD

DAY 8 CRUISE: Split - Trogir - Skradin - Plitvice
Farewell your captain and crew as you continue your travels by coach north into Croatia’s heartland. Visit Trogir for a tour of its ancient artistic centre before a culinary experience at Bibich Winery where you will taste locally produced wines and regional delicacies. Continue to one of Europe's great natural wonders, Plitvice Lakes National Park. BL
Stay at Hotel Fenomen (4 star)

DAY 9 Plitvice - Zagreb
This morning join our local specialist for a guided walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering breathtaking scenery. Then journey to Croatia’s lively capital Zagreb, and uncover the history of the Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral and Government Palace on a guided walking tour. BD
Stay at Hotel Dubrovnik (4 star) or similar

DAY 10 Zagreb - Ljubljana - Bled
Continue your journey to neighbouring Slovenia, first stopping in its charming capital city Ljubljana which is a unique gem waiting to be explored. On our guided walking tour discover the Baroque Old Town, open-air market, Robba's Fountain and the Three Bridges. Afterwards enjoy a furnicular ride to Ljubljana Castle perched on a hill overlooking the city. Proceed to the picturesque resort town of Bled where we'll stay the next two nights. BD
Stay at Hotel Astoria (4 star) or similar

DAY 11 Bled / Julian Alps
We discover Slovenia’s breathtaking alpine region with a morning tour of Bled including a pletna boat ride on the lake followed by a visit to the island's church and the castle perched on a clifftop overlooking the village. Then we travel to stunning Lake Bohinj for a cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel for incredible views of the Julian Alps. Continue your regional exploration and visit a local tourist farm for an opportunity to participate in a butter making workshop. This evening travel to a nearby village for dinner in a local restaurant. BD
Stay at Hotel Astoria (4 star) or similar

DAY 12 Bled - Postojna - Venice
Venture into the undergound world of Postojna to explore one of Europe’s largest cave systems. Travel by electric train into the caves and explore the two million year old caverns, halls and passages of this jaw-dropping subterranean world. Then cross the border into Italy and journey to Venice, one of the world's most iconic cities. This evening, join your newfound friends for a farewell dinner to mark the conclusion of your tour. BD
Stay at Hotel Salute Palace (4 star) or similar

DAY 13 Venice
Our cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer to the airport of train station. B

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Visitor Tax and port fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 7 night cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • 5 day land tour with air-conditioned coach
  • 5 nights accommodation in 4 star and boutique hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach for land transportation
  • Hotel porterage
  • Gratuities
  • Entry fees
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 1 authentic Peka lunch with wine tasting on Hvar island
  • 1 gourmet lunch accompanied by Dalmatian wines at a village winery
  • 6 dinners
  • Tea, coffee and wine with meals (aboard MS New Star)
  • Guided tours of:
    Dubrovnik
    Hvar
    Korcula
    Split
    Trogir
    Plitvice National Park
    Zagreb
    Ljubljana
    Bled
    Lake Bohinj (including Mt. Vogel cable car)
  • Visit:
    Blue Cave
    Mljet National Park
    Postonja Caves
  • Also included:
    Pletna boat ride, Bled
    Butter making and cheese tasting workshop at an eco dairy farm in the Julian Alps

Pricing

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Date Twin/Double Single
Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Single Cabin Main Deck Double Cabin Upper Deck Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Single Cabin Main Deck Double Cabin Upper Deck
02 Jul 2022
MS New Star
Booking Enquiry $5,875 $5,720 $6,350 $6,200 N/A $6,570 $6,420 $8,890 $8,750 $9,760 $9,610 $8,250 $8,110 N/A
10 Sep 2022
MS New Star
Booking Enquiry $5,875 $5,720 $6,350 $6,200 N/A Sold Out $8,890 $8,750 $9,760 $9,610 $8,250 $8,110 Sold Out

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Ship Information

Boat 1: MS New Star

  • Launched: 2018
  • Refurbished: 2021
  • Length: 45.8m
  • Breadth: 9m
  • Speed: 18.5km/h
  • Crew: 8
  • Passengers: 39
  • Cabins: 20
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sundeck with deck chairs, sunbeds and jacuzzi
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Upper Deck Standard Double 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Window Yes
Main Deck Standard Single 10-11 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Double/Twin 15-19 Porthole No

Amenities

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk