Splendour of Croatian Adriatic - M/S Princess Aloha
12 days/11nights, Dubrovnik/Zagreb
2019 depart Sun: May 05,12,26. Jun 02,09, Aug 18,25. Sep 01,08,15.
Cost from: Lower Deck $2208 pp twin share (s/sup $1685) May & June
Cost from: Lower Deck $2702 pp twin share (s/sup $1685) Aug-Sep
Main deck supplement: $205
day 01 sun Dubrovnik- Arrival
You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travellers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.
day 02 mon Dubrovnik – Korčula
We wet sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off , relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo and the most preserved medieval town, to spend the night there. Take a walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.
day 03 tue Korčula – Pučišća
Tuesday Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch onboard before arriving in Pučišća. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight in Pučišć.
day 04 wed Pučišća – Omiš – Split
We depart for Omiš before breakfast; its fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon, we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, take a guided tour of the city, the seafront promenade, and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
day 05 thu Split - Hvar
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the fi rst public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own. NOTE: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
day 06 fri Hvar - Mljet
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch on board. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have a Captain’s Dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.
day 07 sat Mljet - Dubrovnik
In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik. Lunch onboard with stop for swimming. Early in the aft ernoon we arrive in Dubrovnik. Aft er lunch join the guided tour of the magnifi cent Old Town and understand why it’s UNESCO listed and such a unique destination. Your evening is free in Dubrovnik.
day 08 sun Dubrovnik
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to hotel; free time at leisure; dinner and overnight. Meeting with tour guide in the evening.
day 09 mon Dubrovnik – Split
Morning free at leisure. Aft ernoon departure for Split, driving along the Adriatic Coast and the Neretva River Delta. Dinner and overnight in Split.
day 10 tue Split – Trogir - Zadar
Morning sightseeing tour of Split, covering the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Departure for Trogir, a picturesque mediaeval town where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Zadar, dinner and overnight.
day 11 wed Zadar-Zagreb
Morning sightseeing tour of Zadar, including the Roman Forum and St. Donatus Church, magnificent monument of Romanesque architecture. Afternoon departure for Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
day 12 thu Zadar - Zagreb
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University.
Transfer to Zagreb Airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions: Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to harbor and departure transfer from hotel to Zagreb Airport on the first and the last day of the tour ·Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik 3*) on half board basis · Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Korčula, Zadar and Zagreb, guiding on Mljet and in Omiš free of charge, air-conditioned motorcoach, English-speaking tour escort, 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin with private shower/ toilet · Captain’s dinner · Buffet breakfast and 6 lunches with four courses, starting with the four courses Welcome Dinner on Day 1, Water provided on tables during lunch · Complimentary fresh fruits available daily, professional English-speaking Cruise Manager · Free Wi-Fi on board, service charges, taxes
Sightseeing: Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; St. Donatus Church in Zadar.
Hotels : Dubrovnik – Ivka 3*, Split – President 4*, Zadar – Pinija 4*, Zagreb – Panorama 4*
Exclusions:, tourist tax + port tax - EUR 35.00 per person to be paid onboard in cash · Supplement for Omiš & Cetina River excursion is 25,00 EUR per pax, entrance to the Mljet National park, 25,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter, guiding free of charge · Drinks on board, extra meals.
Ship: MS Princess Aloha 4*
Tour in English & German