Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Zagreb
Welcome to Zagreb - the cultural heart of Croatia! On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. In the evening, meet your group for dinner.

Stay at: Hotel Astoria (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Zagreb – Ljubljana
A morning city tour of Zagreb takes you to the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, where you will see the multi-coloured roof of St. Mark’s Church, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre, and the University. Afterwards depart for Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. Here embark on a guided tour where you will see the most significant sights of the old centre including the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain.

Stay at: Hotel Lev (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 3 Ljubljana – Bled - Plitvice
This morning travel to Bled, a small town in Slovenia’s Julian Alps that ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. Explore Bled Castle, the oldest castle in Slovenia. It is like a setting for a classic fairy tale with the beautiful mountains and forests surrounding an emerald glacial lake. Before leaving, perhaps sample the famous local treat, a Bled Cream Cake. After, continue to Plitvice lakes for the night.

Stay at: Hotel Jezero (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4 Plitvice - Split
Enjoy a relaxing morning walk aroud Plitvice Lakes National Park, appreciating its 16 breathtaking, turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Afterwards, depart for Split where you will board your Adriatic Paradise cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 5 CRUISE: Split - Hvar - Korcula

Set sail this morning with your first stop being the island of Hvar, celebrated for the purple of its lavender, rosemary, the red of its wines and its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Upon arrival, join a guided walking tour around Hvar town where you will learn about the history and culture of the island. Continue your cruise to Korcula island, enjoying a swim stop near Pakleni Islands before arriving in Vela Luka. A relaxing afternoon before gathering together for the Captain's dinner on board tonight with live entertainment.

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6 CRUISE: Korcula - Mljet - Slano
Enjoy a swim stop at one of the secluded bays this morning before cruising on to the lush, green island of Mljet. Join an Optional Excursion to visit Mljet National Park, known for its stunning natural beauty and its two turquoise salt lakes surrounded by thick forest. Or perhaps explore on your own, renting a bike and cycling your way around the trail, hire a kayak and take to the waters, or take a stroll on the numerous paths around the lakes and forest. In the late afternoon, depart for the peaceful village of Slano.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 7 CRUISE: Slano - Dubrovnik
Make the most of some free time this morning to relax or join an Optional Excursion of the Taste of Dalmatia where you will visit Ston, a small town with a big reputation. Famous for its strong wine, succulent oysters and mussels, ancient salt works, as well as a 5 km long defensive city walls (the longest one in Europe), Ston offers a range of attractions and interests. Back on board, there’ll be an opportunity to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic before arriving in Dubrovnik for a guided tour of the city’s Old Town. Surrounded by immense city walls and iconic facades, be transported to the sets of your favourite movie and TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. The remainder of the evening is at leisure for you to continue your exploration of Dubrovnik.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 8 CRUISE: Dubrovnik - Korcula
Southern Dalmatia holds many gems, one of which is the beautiful Elaphiti archipelago which lies between Dubrovnik and Korcula. Pass by by these pristine and alluring islands en-route to Korcula. Lunch will be served on board before a late afternoon arrival into Korcula Town. A walking tour will introduce you to the city’s long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 9 CRUISE: Korcula - Makarska

Whilst dining on breakfast, admire the scenery as you pass the central Dalmatian islands on one side and the high mountains of the mainland on the other. Enjoy a swim stop before lunch and then spend the afternoon in the gorgeous seaside town of Makarska. Take a stroll through the historic town centre and past romantic little alleys and squares with plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants. With the striking Biokovo mountains offering a magnificent backdrop, Makarska is sure to delight those seeking relaxation as well as adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 10 CRUISE: Makarska - Brac - Split
This morning enjoy a scenic sail back to Split with a refreshing dip along the way. Stop by the island of Brac to visit the homeland of 'the Croatian marble'. Join a walking tour to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pucisca renowned for its quality limestone that has been used in structures such as the facade of the White House and the Bundestag in Berlin. Continue on to Split where the evening is free to relax and enjoy a meal or drink in one of the restaurants along the promenade or tucked away amongst the walls of the old town.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 11 CRUISE: Split
Enjoy a farewell breakfast with your fellow travellers, Captain and crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to your onward arrangements.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Arrival Transfer
  • Departure Transfer
  • Cruise Manager
  • Daily cabin service
  • Fresh towels and bed linen mid week
  • 8 day cruise in a sea-view cabin
  • 3 day land tour with air-conditioned coach
  • 3 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels

Exclusions: Optional Tours: Mljet National Park, Ston: Taste of Dalmatia, Biokovo Skywalk (to be booked and paid locally in cash); Port fees and tourist taxes (approx. EUR45 per person – to be paid on board in cash); Beach towel hire; and Gratuities.

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners including Captain’s Dinner with live music
  • Welcome reception with drink and snack on cruise
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and fresh fruit daily on cruise
  • Complimentary afternoon snack daily on cruise
  • Complimentary 0.5 litre of water during meals (lunch and dinner) on cruise
  • Guided tours of:
    Plitvice Lakes National Park
    Pucisca Stonemasonry School
  • Visit:
    Mljet National Park


Prices are per person in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Ship Information

Boat 1: MS Adriatic Princess

  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 45m
  • Breadth: 8.5m
  • Speed: 17km/h
  • Crew: 8
  • Passengers: 40
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Large Sun deck with deck chairs and sun beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge terrace with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
Deck Cabin Bedding Size (sqm) Window To Open
Main Deck Standard Twin/Double 13-15 Window Yes
Lower Deck Standard Twin/Double 14-18 Porthole No


  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe