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Balkan Adventure Cruise & Stay

From $6,323 AUD
  • 19 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodra, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor, Elaphiti Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Hvar

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: Multilingual
    Type: Cruising with Land

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience Eternal Rome & marvel at Italy and Croatia’s cultural sites

  • Explore inimitable Rome with the Colosseum & Vatican Museum
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel with works by Raphael & Michelangelo
  • Panoramic drive through Tuscan landscapes
  • Visit Academy Of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s David
  • Walking Tour of Venice
  • Stroll through seaside town of Opatija
  • City Tour of historic Split

 

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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre, and the University. Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and its mountainous environs and stunning topography. Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning city tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world. Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside majestic Ljubljanica River. Departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice region.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood. Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Then departure for Trogir, where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple, and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik, via Bosnia & Herzegovina. Short stop in Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with its elegant Old Bridge. Continuation to Dubrovnik for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archaeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the North Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century=, the most eminent mediaeval monument in North Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Saviour with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Pateleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954 m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, embarkation with a Welcome Reception followed by a dinner that evening. Overnight onboard in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Late morning departure from Dubrovnik. Enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls to continue to one of the Elaphiti Islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters, situated on Pelješac Peninsula. Pelješac Peninsula is known as one of the best wine producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town, we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local specialties. Overnight on board in Slano. Overnight and Captain dinner in Slano.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Continue our cruise towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars. Overnight Korcula.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Early in the morning we sail to small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum or take a walk enjoying the views. Overnight Vis.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning head further towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour set sail towards Stari Grad, one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning departure to the old Dalmatian town Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town – as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Join our guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. After walking tour, we continue our journey towards Krka Waterfalls. You will discover the beauty of the Krka National Park and the small access port of Skradin where the flora and fauna are exceptional. Overnight in Trogir.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical canter of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split Airport or your Split hotel. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

1 Night accommodation in Zagreb

1 Night accommodation in Bled

1 Night accommodation in Plitvice region

1 Night accommodation in Split

2 Nights accommodation in Dubrovnik

1 Night accommodation in Tirana

2 Nights accommodation in Ohrid

1 Night accommodation in Skopje

1 Night accommodation in Kolasin

7 Nights accommodation onboard (deluxe superior vessel)

 

English-speaking tour director throughout for land portion

Licensed local guides

Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager

Tours as per itinerary

Breakfast Daily

11 Dinners: 1 at Zagreb hotel, 1 at Bled hotel, 1 at Plitvice hotel, 1 at Split hotel, 2 at Dubrovnik hotel, 1 at Tirana hotel, 2 at Ohrid hotel, 1 at Skopje hotel, 1 at Kolasin hotel

6 lunches (4 courses) during cruise

Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Dinner during cruise

Drinks with meals are not included

Arrival shared transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from Split harbor to Split Airport on the first and the last days of the tour

Air-conditioned vehicle throughout

Entrance to Blue Cave (up to 13 EUR per person – depending on the season) to be paid on the spot

Local guides for sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kotor, Korčula, Hvar and Trogir

Entrance fees to Bled Castle; the Plitvice Lakes National Park; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; Diocletian’s Palace and St. Dominus Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana; St. Sofia, St. Clement, and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Saviour and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor; Krka National Park; Mljet National Park

Oyster tasting in Ston

Water dispenser during cruise

Complementary fresh fruits available daily during cruise

Luggage handling on boat

Free Wi-Fi on board

Passport or Visa Fees

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Pricing & Availability

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Starhotels Metropole Rome
Via Principe Amedeo, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Tel: 39 06 47741
Rating
4
Starhotels Metropole Rome
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 2, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 27841
Rating
4
Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Santa Croce, 578, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
Tel: +39 041 275 2200
Rating
4
Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal Venice
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Ul. Maršala Tita 200, 51410, Opatija, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 719 010
Rating
3.5
Grand Hotel Adriatic Opatija
Hotel Corner Split
Mažuranićevo šetalište 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 99 426 2470
Rating
4
Hotel Corner Split

Important things to note

– Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

– In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

– Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are included in the tour price.

– The following are not included in the tour: tips and gratuities, passport and visa fees, baggage and personal insurance, any items of a personal nature, any beverages or food not listed in itineraries.

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Balkan Adventure Cruise & Stay

From $6,323 AUD
  • 19 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodra, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor, Elaphiti Islands, Slano, Mljet, Korcula, Bisevo, Vis, Hvar

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: Multilingual
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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