Discover the Western Balkans & Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise

 

Discover the Western Balkans & Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise 2017 / ET- 8

11 days / 10 nights
– from $2165 per person –

 

 

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 Wednesday Zagreb
Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area/.

DAY 2 Thursday Zagreb – Bled
Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat, Bled cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area/.

DAY 3 Friday Bled – Ljubljana – Plitvice
Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal – blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area.

DAY 4 Saturday Plitvice – Zadar – Trogir – Split
Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we’ll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Departure to Trogir. Embarkation on Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise. Dinner and overnight Split.

DAY 5 Sunday Trogir – Skradin – Šibenik
After breakfast enjoy an optional guided walking tour of Trogir – protected UNESCO heritage site. Departure to Skradin. Free time to explore Krka National Park (entrance fee not included). Afternoon departure to Šibenik.
Dinner is taken on board for full board option. Overnight in Šibenik.
*Trogir Walking tour – walking tour package

DAY 6 Monday Šibenik – Vis
After breakfast enjoy an optional guided walking tour of Šibenik – a town which successfully combines famous history and natural beauties. Departure to Vis. Stop will be made for swimming and relaxing (weather dependable). The Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Afternoon arrival to Vis – island famous by its sandy beaches and beautiful bays. Dinner is taken on board for full board option. Overnight in Vis.

DAY 7 Tuesday Vis – Hvar – Split
Breakfast on board and early departure to Hvar – the sunniest Adriatic island. Upon arrival enjoy an optional guided tour with a local guide. Around 13:00 departure to Split, your port of call for the day. Lunch will be served along the way. Cruise from Hvar to Split with en route stop made near Bračisland for swimming and enjoying the crystal clear sea. Arrival to Split and optional guided walking tour in the afternoon. Enjoy the magnificent town of Split with its numerous archaeological, historical and cultural sites. Dinner is taken on board for clients on the full board service. Overnight in Split.
*Hvar Walking tour – walking tour package
*Split Walking tour – walking tour package

DAY 8 Wednesday Split – Omiš – Brač – Korčula
Breakfast on board and early departure to Omiš – small town built below steep mountains at the mouth of river Cetina. Free time for explore on your own or to take an optional tour to Cetina river. Departure to Pučišća (Bračisland) around noon. Lunch will be served along the way. Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. Departure to Korčula. Cakes and coffee will be served for a snack. Afternoon arrival to Korčula.Overnight in Korčula.
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package

DAY 9 Thursday Korčula – Mljet – Slano
Breakfast on board and optional morning walking tour of Korčula. Departure to Pomena (Mljetisland). Island of Mljet on its western side houses the National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests or take our optional trip to the Lakes. Lunch and swimming break are followed by afternoon departure to Slano. Tonight enjoy the delicious Captain’s dinner with our crew and your fellow travelers.
Overnight in Slano.
*Korčula Walking tour – walking tour package

DAY 10 Friday Slano – Dubrovnik
After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston a small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local vinery where you will have the opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the full tour of the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package

DAY 11 Saturday Dubrovnik / departure
Disembarkation after breakfast by 12:00

Rates in CAD per person in double occupancy

DEPARTURE DATES – 2017 Lower Deck
Main Deck
June 7, 21
$2595.00 $2735.00
Jul 5 / Aug 30
$2679.00 $2879.00
Sept 27
$2299.00 $2399.00
Oct 11
$2165.00 $2269.00
Full-board supplement
$190.00 $190.00
Single supplement: 40%


IMPORTANT INFO:

Available languages: EN and one of the following languages: GE, SP – Maximum two languages per coach
Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

INCLUDED:

Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group’s disposal as per itinerary.
Experienced escort throughout the trip as per itinerary.
Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
Sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Split
Entrance fees for visits as per itinerary (Plitvice Lakes, Split)
8 days / 7 nights cruise
Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
Welcome drink and snack
Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet, except on day 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
Bed linen change once a week
Towels change every second day
Daily cabin cleaning service
Free Wi/Fi on board

OPTIONAL WALKING TOUR PACKAGE: CAD145.00

– Walking tour of Trogir – including: guide
– Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide
– Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
– Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
– Walking tour of Split – including: guide
– Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
– Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

Hotels (or similar):
Zagreb – International 4*
Bled – Park 4*
Plitvice – Jezero 3*

EXCLUDED:
International flight to/from Canada
Tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
Beverages other than included (see above)
Beverages can just be purchased in the ship’s bar only
Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
Laundry service at selected ports of call
Beach towel hire € 3,00/week
Entrance to National park Mljet approx. 14,00 € p.p.
Entrance to National Park Krka River

BOAT specifications
BOAT DESCRIPTION:
Newly built boat will be commissioned in 2017, luxury class. The boat is 48,5 m (155 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 38 persons. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.
CABIN TYPES:
– Double-queen-size bed (165 x 200 cm / 65 x 79 in)
– Twin-two single beds (90 x 200 cm / 35 x 79 in each)
– Triple-queen-size bed with an additional single bed.
CABIN SPECIFICATION:
Lower deck: 8 cabins
– 2 twin cabins
– 4 double cabins–queen size bed
– 2 triple cabins–queen size bed + additional single bed
Main deck: 8 cabins
– 4 twin cabins
– 4 double cabins–queen size bed
Upper deck: 2 cabins
– 2 double cabins–queen size bed
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.

CABIN SIZES:
– Lower deck cabins: 15-19 m2 (49-62 sqft) with bathroom
– Main deck cabins: 14-18 m2 (45-59 sqft) with bathroom

OTHER PARTS OF BOAT:
On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the „sun deck“ offers 155 m2 (500 sqft) of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.

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