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Impressive Adriatic Cruise & Stay

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(5 Reviews)
From $7,196 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Korcula, Brac, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Trogir, Plitvice, Opatija, Postojna, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Discover the Adriatic’s hidden treasures in style with our cruise and stay package, where you’ll immerse yourself in the enchanting worlds of Slovenia and Croatia

  • Set out on guided city tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar, Korčula, and Dubrovnik
  • Tour Dubrovnik’s and it’s Old Town, a beautifully preserved medieval gem encircled by impressive stone walls, offering visitors a step back in time to explore its historic architecture and narrow, winding streets
  • Visit one of the world’s most captivating karst cave systems, known for their mesmerizing underground landscapes
  • Explore Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a picturesque European gem known for its charming old town, vibrant cultural scene, and the iconic Ljubljana Castle
  • Uncover the picturesque town, Bled, renowned for its stunning glacial lake with a charming island, a medieval castle perched on a hilltop, and the iconic traditional “pletna” boats
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  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:                 DUBROVNIK

After arrival, you will be transferred from Dubrovnik airport to the port, where embarkation begins at 2pm. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner. (D)

DAY 2:                 DUBROVNIK – KORCULA

Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with a swim stop (weather permitting), in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board. Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, and birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Upon arrival take a walking tour of Korčula that takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets. Evening is free to explore the town on your own. (B, L)

DAY 3:                 KORCULA – BRAC

Our journey continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit an amazing stonemason school (optional). Lunch on board before arrival in Pučišća. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays (weather permitting). Tonight, Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Pučišća. (B, L, D)

DAY 4:                 BRAC – SPLIT

After breakfast we set sail to Split with a stop along the way for a swim (weather permitting), with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split. Upon arrival, join a guided tour of the city. Visit 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. (B, L)

DAY 5:                 SPLIT – HVAR 

In the morning, we sail to Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar, one of the oldest towns in Europe. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Return to your ship for lunch on board and sail towards Hvar with a break for swimming. Upon arrival in Hvar, you will be visiting many historical sights of the town, such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, and the Arsenal with the theatre built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above the town is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar. (B, L)

DAY 6:                 HVAR – MLJET  

In the morning, we sail towards Mljet. Croatia’s “Greenest Island” 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 Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and the Malo Jezero (Small Lake) and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Spend the night in Mljet. (B, L)

DAY 7:                 MLJET – DUBROVNIK

In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik with lunch on board and a stop for swimming. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, free time to explore the city, visit the City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, or take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

DAY 8:                 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast it’s time to disembark your vessel. You will be transferred to your Dubrovnik tour hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Dubrovnik. (B)

DAY 9: DUBROVNIK – SPLIT

Travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. (B, D)

DAY 10:              SPLIT

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, enjoy at the beach or join us on an optional excursion to the jet-set spot of the rich and famous – the island of Hvar. (B)

DAY 11:              SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the centre of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, turn inland and travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. (B, D)

DAY 12:              PLITVICE – OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – BLED

Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After a bit of free time, the journey continues north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B, D)

DAY 13:              BLED

An Alpine Lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travellers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. A sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion visiting the small island in the middle of the lake, browse through the shops and boutiques, or relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery. (B)

DAY 14:              BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB

Leave the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. See the most significant sights of the old city centre on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. (B, D)

DAY 15:              ZAGREB

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

DAY 16:                             ZAGREB

After breakfast, transfer to Zagreb airport. End of our services. (B)

Accommodation (or similar):

DUBROVNIK: Lero Hotel

SPLIT: Corner Hotel

PLITVICE: Jezero Hotel

BLED: Kompas Hotel, or Bled Rose

ZAGREB: Zonar Hotel

INCLUSIONS:

  • Shared arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport to port on the first day of the tour and shared departure transfer from Zagreb hotel to Zagreb airport
  • Accommodation in first class hotels
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed Local Guides
  • Complimentary whispers with sightseeing tours
  • 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik in a cabin with private facilities, A/C & TV
  • Welcome dinner and Captain’s dinner during cruise
  • Water dispenser during cruise
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and fresh fruits available daily during cruise
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager throughout
  • Whisper technology
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek during cruise
  • Luggage handling
  • One beach towel per person per week
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Professional English-speaking guide for city tours of Zagreb, Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna Cave, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar, Korčula, and Dubrovnik
  • Entrance fees to the Diocletian’s Palace, Plitvice lakes National Park, Postojna Cave, Bled Castle

Exclusions

  • Drinks, extra meals
  • Port tax 60 EUR net per person (to be paid by on board)
  • All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Optional supplements

  • Additional beach towel 7 EUR per person on request
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park to be paid on the spot

Things to Note:

–          Accommodation and cruise vessel is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel/cruise 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.

–          Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m. Tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price.

–          Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

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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.

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2012
  • Length: 38 m
  • Breadth: 8 m
  • Speed: 16 km/h
  • Passengers: 38
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Sun-deck with sun-beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Lounge bar with tables and chairs
  • Rear swimming platform
  • Free WiFi
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin/Triple
  • Size(sqm): 11.50
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Main Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 10.50
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk

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Reviews for Impressive Adriatic Cruise & Stay

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Karen Boswell
Amazing Adriatic

Review for: Adriatic Princess Split-Split M/S Adriatic Princess

We were a group of 4 adults, who had an amazing Adriatic adventure. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and were throughout the cruise. The cabins were fabulous, and the crew attentive and friendly. A staff member told us that we would start the week as strangers and leave as family. This was indeed the case, and we found it hard to believe that we had only known them all for 7 days. The boat was roomy, with plenty of space for all to find a corner to relax, whilst sailing. The tours, and activities, were informative and enjoyable. The beautiful Adriatic sea was clean and clear, and being able to swim directly off the boat was fantastic. The ports of call were also beautiful, with quaint villages and old towns. We loved Dubrovnik's Old Town the most, with its historical buildings and character. We would highly recommend a cruise with Sun Island, and the transfers and bookings, surrounding our cruise, were all on time and efficient. We will look forward to our next adventure with Sun Island.
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Elizabeth K
Croatia & Adriatic Cruise - M/S Premier

Review for: From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

This tour was the 2nd week of October and the last tour of the season. That came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. They (and the entire crew) were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6.. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room.
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Lucas
Excellent vessel

Review for: Beauty Cruise Split - Split M/S Equator

The cruise ship 'Avangard' is an excellent vessel. An almost brand new vessel with spacious living areas, luxurious ensuite cabins which were regularly refreshed, gourmet meals. Highly competent captain and sailing crew. Dedicated, skilled and friendly waiting/bar staff, Very knowledgeable and accommodating tour leader. The Split (to Dubrovnik) to Split 7-day tour itinerary was brilliant. So much to see and do, with excellent shore excursions.

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Impressive Adriatic Cruise & Stay

5
(5 Reviews)
From $7,196 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Korcula, Brac, Split, Hvar, Mljet, Trogir, Plitvice, Opatija, Postojna, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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