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The Wonderful Adriatic Cruise: Zadar to Dubrovnik

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,950

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through an archipelago of idyllic islands off the coast of Croatia. The cruise is sandwiched between two lovely charming historic cities, Zadar and Dubrovnik. There is also time to explore the old city and port of Split.


This 8-day cruise from Zadar showcases the highlights of the Adriatic coast, including Split and Korcula, before finishing in Dubrovnik.

Begin by exploring Zadar's historic 'maze' of pedestrian streets, where a walking tour immerses you in 16th century Venetian history before sailing to Sali, where you'll enjoy dinner. TYour next destination, the Sibenik region, offers you the chance to immerse yourself in nature, exploring the waterfalls and trails of two national parks, the Kornati Archipelago, and Krka, noted for their unspoiled coves and impressive waterfalls, respectively (up for some spectacular swimming?). 

Split is one of the must-see cities of the Adriatic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Surrounded by remnants of the Renaissance and Gothic eras, along with ancient sites, you’ll have the full evening to explore this fascinating city. Before you reach it, however, another World Heritage site awaits you at Trogir, a town located just across the bay from Split with its own fascinating history.

More stories await on Hvar, home to Europe’s very first public theatre (Sorry, Shakespeare!), and a wonderful choice of restaurants. Your next port is Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. A morning walking tour will give you time to unravel its mysteries for yourself. By afternoon, you will arrive at Mljet Island, a natural treasure trove of forests, bird life, and unspoiled lakes.

Your final destination has been called the Pearl of the Adriatic, and adds to the increasing list of UNESCO World Heritage sites you've seen on you cruise. Dubrovnik is Croatia's fabled walled city, and a treasure trove of regional history. A walking tour will put your visit in perspective, before enjoying the rest of the day here to yourself. Perhaps take a walk along the famous walls, or just get lost in one of the Mediterranean's bona fide treasures.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,950

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Day 1

Arrive Zadar

You will be transferred from the airport or Zadar hotel to the port for embarkation. Get settled, and later join your fellow "sailors" for a welcome reception and dinner.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MS Karizma

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    MS Karizma



    The MS Karizma offers luxurious cabins that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and style. The main restaurant a wonderful variety of international cuisine. Beautiful Sun Deck situated on the main deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoying drinks and cocktails.

    The MS Karizma offers luxurious cabins that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and style. The main restaurant a wonderful variety of international cuisine. Beautiful Sun Deck situated on the main deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoying drinks and cocktails.

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Day 2

Zadar - Sali

Zadar's historical center is a compact pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. You will also see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Return to the ship and enjoy your lunch while sailing to Sali. Explore the town tonight, and have dinner on your own in one of the restaurants.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Sali - Sivenik

Take in the scenic wonderlands of two National Parks today. Start in Kornati, home to more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal clear waters. Stop for a swim during your lunchtime cruise. Next up is Krka, with its magnificent waterfalls. After your visit here, take a coach to Sibenik where your yacht is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Sibenik - Trogir - Split

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in the UNESCO listed city of Trogir. There you have some time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city takes you to the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Split - Bol - Hvar

Stop in Bol on Brac Island, said to have the best beach in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique, as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to the island of Hvar. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare's theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own at one of the excellent restaurants.

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Hvar - Korcula - Mljet

After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula town is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where you will enjoy the afternoon tour of Mljet National Park, as you walk around the Great and Small Lakes. This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight, enjoy the captain's dinner with live entertainment on board your ship.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Mljet - Dubrovnik

In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the so called "Pearl of Adriatic," a UNESCO World Heritage site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector's Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. The remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on your own or enjoy last minute souvenir shopping.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Depart Dubrovnik

Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARURES:

2017: - M/S Karizma: Jul 29; Aug 26; Sep 9 Sold Out.

2018: - M/S Karizma: Apr 28; May 19; Jun 9, 30; Jul 28; Aug 25; Sep 8

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7-night cruise from Zadar in a cabin with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Zadar or Split airport/hotel
  • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/hotel
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 1 captain's dinner with live entertainment, including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

 

TB KOMPASHZAD18CR: K210ZD
28 Apr 2018
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