Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Welcome to Croatia! Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers and guide at a welcome dinner. D

Stay at Hotel International (4 Star) or similar

DAY 2 Zagreb – Bled – Ljubljana
Join your local guide for a discovery tour of Croatia's capital city. Wander through the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, where you will see the multi-coloured roof of St. Mark’s Church and the Croatian National Theatre. Enjoy free time for your own exploration before you depart for Bled, beautifully situated in the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Explore this picture perfect lake then continue to Ljubljana. BD

Stay at Kompas Hotel (4 star) or similar

DAY 3 Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes
A city tour of Slovenia’s small but charming capital will showcase the baroque Old Town and Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain and the bridges over the Ljubljanica River. This afternoon, depart for the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes, considered one of most beautiful natural sights in Europe. BD

Stay at Hotel Park (4 star)

DAY 4 Plitvice Lakes – Trogir – Split
Morning tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park with its sixteen lakes, each at a different level, connected in a series of cascading waterfalls - a unique and beautiful park. Continue on to the Adriatic coast and the seaside town of Trogir for a visit to this ancient centre of artistic activity. Continue the short distance to Split, and join a city tour that includes a walk through Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. BD

Stay at Hotel President (4 star)

DAY 5 Split – Mostar – Dubrovnik
This morning, drive to Bosnia & Herzegovina and visit the historic town of Mostar. See the 16th century single arch stone bridge, Turkish House, bazaar and mosque before returning to Croatia and the stunning coastal city of Dubrovnik. BD

Stay at Hotel Adria (4 star)

DAY 6 Dubrovnik
Today you have a full day to discover this World Heritage listed city at your leisure. BD

DAY 7 Dubrovnik – Budva – Shkodra – Tirana
This morning embark on a guided sightseeing tour of this medieval walled city which includes visits to the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s oldest pharmacy, Rector’s Palace and the cathedral. From Dubrovnik, take a scenic drive through Montenegro to Budva, known for its Old Town encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Cross into Albania and continue to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian kingdom from the 3rd century BC, before you end the day in Tirana where you’ll overnight. BD

Stay at Hotel Sky Tower (4 star)

DAY 8 Tirana – Ohrid
This mornings sightseeing tour of Tirana includes the massive Skanderbey Square, Mosque of Et’hem Bey and the National Museum. In the afternoon, depart for Macedonia and the magical town of Ohrid where you'll enjoy dinner and overnight. BD

Stay at Hotel Metropol (4 star)

DAY 9 Ohrid
The lakeside town of Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your morning tour will include the 11th century St. Sofia Church with its magnificent Byzantine frescoes, and in the afternoon, you will visit St. Naum Monastery which was built on the shores of Lake Ohrid in 900 AD. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. BD

Stay at Hotel Metropol (4 star)

DAY 10 Ohrid – Skopje
After breakfast, travel to Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, where you will have a tour of Kale Fortress, the old bazaar, and Stone Bridge. Then drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain to visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century frescoes. BD

Stay at Hotel Karpos (4 star)

DAY 11 Skopje – Kolasin
This morning, drive to Kolasin in Montenegro via the impressive Moraca River Canyon. Kolasin is a popular ski resort on the banks of the Tara River and surrounded by thick pine forests of the Bjelasica Mountains. BD

Stay at Hotel Bianca (4 star)

DAY 12 Kolasin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Visit the King Nikola’s Museum in Cetinje, Montenegro’s former capital, and then continue to Kotor, home to the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. Return to Croatia driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor and arriving in Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight. BD

Stay at Hotel Adria (4 star)

DAY 13 Dubrovnik
After breakfast, transfer to Gruz Harbour for embarkation on the next part of your exciting journey. Meet your fellow cruise travellers and your Cruise Manager before a Welcome reception followed by dinner. The evening is at leisure for you to explore more of Dubrovnik. BD

DAY 14 Dubrovnik – Korcula
This morning you depart for the island of Korcula, cruising along the coast with a stop in one of the many pristine bays for a swim and lunch on board. Upon arrival in Korcula, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour which takes you through the narrow, cobbled streets filled with history. Your evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the many sea front restaurants. BL

DAY 15 Korcula - Brac
Continue cruising to Pucisca located on the northern coast of the island of Brac. Lunch will be served on board and there’ll also be an opportunity to swim in the Adriatic Sea. Once in Pucisca you will have the option to explore the town on your own or to join a tour to the Stonemasonry School. Here you can learn about the famous Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools used. The precious limestone from this region has been used to decorate the facade of the White House in Washington DC, the Budapest Parliament Building and many other landmarks all over the world. A Captain's dinner will be served on board tonight and you will overnight in Pucisca. BLD

DAY 16 Brac – Omis – Split
Today, head towards Split with a stopover in Omis en route. Interestingly, a large part of Omis’ history involves the pirates that made their homes and fortunes here. Be charmed by this small but captivating town built below steep mountains at the mouth of the Cetina River. On arrival you will have the option to join a walking tour which includes a river boat ride and tasting of some local delicacies. After, resume your journey to Split, a city that needs no introductions. Lunch will be served en route and a swim stop will be included weather permitting. Arrive into Split in the late afternoon and join a guided tour of this historic city that was once a former Roman empire. Visit the seafront promenade and magnificent Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the centre of old town. BL

DAY 17 Split – Hvar
This morning, carry on cruising to the sunny island of Hvar. It is said that Hvar receives around 115 days of sunshine in a year and is (not surprisingly) considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Enjoy a swim stop and lunch on board before arriving into Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe. The afternoon is yours to explore this UNESCO World Heritage listed town centre and the cheap konobas (restaurants) in the backstreets. Make the most of the pleasant Mediterranean climate by visiting one of the golden beaches or Stari Grad Plains or simply wander around town taking in the historical buildings and architecture. BL

DAY 18 Hvar – Mljet
From Stari Grad, cruise around to Hvar Town for a sightseeing tour in the morning. Here you will find the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the UK!), Renaissance cathedrals and many other historical sites. Come back on board for lunch then set off for Mljet. Known as the 'greenest island' in Croatia, you will be mesmerised by the untouched nature and cultural heritage of this island. Opt to spend the afternoon exploring Mljet National Park and its two salt water lakes. The park is also an ideal spot for birdwatching. A ticket will include entrance and a boat ride to the 12th century Church of St. Mary. BL

DAY 19 Mljet – Dubrovnik
Begin your journey back towards Dubrovnik, stopping for one last opportunity to swim in one of the Adriatic’s secluded coves and bays. Lunch will be served on board. After arriving in Dubrovnik, commence your guided sightseeing tour of the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Surrounded by impressive city walls, the Old Town is filled with beautiful architectural buildings that combine Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style in unique harmony. Its medieval city centre and main street, the Stradun, houses numerous cafes, bars and shops to watch the world go by. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the town and its surrounds. Perhaps you’d like to visit the Franciscan Monastery which houses Europe’s second largest pharmacy, or take a boat ride to Lokrum Island or even take a cable car to the top of Mount Srd for the perfect photo op and panoramic views. BL

DAY 20 Dubrovnik
Your cruise-tour concludes on disembarkation after breakfast in Dubrovnik. B

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • Luggage handling
  • 7 night cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • 3 day land tour with air-conditioned coach
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4 star and boutique hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach for land transportation
  • Entry fees (as detailed)
  • Exclusions: Port fees and Tourist taxes (approximately EUR35 per person), Gratuities and Optional excursions (to be paid locally)
  • 19 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 14 dinners
  • Complimentary drinking water from water dispensers (7 night cruise)
  • Guided tours of:
    Zagreb
    Ljubljana
    Split
    Dubrovnik
    Tirana
    Ohrid
    Skopje
    Kotor
    Korcula
    Split
    Hvar
  • Visit (including entrance fees):
    Bled Castle
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
    St. Lawrence Cathedral (Trogir)
    Diocletian’s Palace and St. Duimis Cathedral (Split)
    Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace (Dubrovnik)
    National Museum (Tirana)
    St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum (Ohrid)
    Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon (Skopje)
    Residence of King Nikola I
    St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum

Pricing

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Date Twin/Double Single Triple
Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Standard Cabin Lower Deck Standard Cabin Main Deck Standard Cabin Lower Deck
06 Sep 2022
MS Princess Aloha
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20 Sep 2022
MS Princess Aloha
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Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Princess Aloha

  • Launched: 2012
  • Length: 38m
  • Breadth: 8m
  • Speed: 16km/h
  • Crew: 7
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with sun beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Outdoor area with tables and chairs
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Main Deck Standard Double/Twin 10.5 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Double/Twin/Triple 11.5 Porthole No

Amenities

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