Croatia tour by sea and land – departures from Zagreb

Combine  Land tour of Croatia with a luxury island cruise for full discovery of Croatia. During your 11 days Croatia  tour you’ll be able to experience: 

  • Fascinating cities :  Zagreb, Ljubljana, Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Sibenik
  • 3 National parks : Plitvice Lakes, Krka Waterfalls, Mljet
  • Lake Bled and elegant Slovenian capital Ljubljana
  • The most beautiful Croatian islands: Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Vis, Elafiti islands
  • Glorious beaches on Croatian coast and islands
  • 7 nights cruise abroad luxury new ship

The best of Croatia tour itinerary  – tour  by land and see from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

Tour duration: 11 days /10 nights (3 nights hotel, 7 nights luxury  cruise)

 

DAY 1: Wednesday –  WELCOME TO ZAGREB

Welcome to Zagreb, Croatian capital. Meet and greet at Zagreb Airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Zagreb which marks the crossroad between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Zagreb.

DAY 2: Thursday – ZAGREB CITY TOUR  – BLED LAKE

A morning guided tour of Zagreb will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace.

This afternoon we drive to 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. Dinner and overnight in hotel in  Bled

DAY 3: Friday – LJUBLJANA –  PLITVICE LAKE  NATIONAL PARK

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a city tour of Ljubljana with expert local guided: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After visiting Ljubljana we continue our journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Plitvice area.

DAY 4: Saturday – ZADAR and Split riviera – embarkation on luxury ship

Morning departure to Zadar.  Enjoy  Zadar city tour with your  local guide and admire the 16th-century walls built in by Venetians , Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard over 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.  Departure to town of Omis and embarkation on luxury boat for 7 nights Croatian islands cruise. Welcome reception, dinner and overnight on board in  Omis.

DAY 5:  Sunday  Cruising to island Brac – PUCISCA – SPLIT

Morning after breakfast you can join optional  excursion up the canyon of the river Cetina before setting sails towards Pucisca on the island of Brac. After docking at Pucisca, your cruise manager will take you for a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split. Upon arrival in Split join on guided walking tour of the  monumental Diocletian Palace built over 1700 years ago. Overnight on board in Split.

DAY 6:  Monday – Excursion to Trogir and Skradin – Sibenik

After breakfast you will join our excursion to Trogir and Skradin. Leaving Split first stop will be Trogir, small Dalmatian town listed on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage, situated on an island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo.  You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Continuing by coach through the  Sibenik hinterland we will stop in Skradin. Skradin is situated on the upper end of river Krka estuary at the entrance to National Park, you will have free time for exploration. Final destination of the day will be Sibenik. Stroll with your guide through the narrow and steep streets of Sibenik; pass by the most important monument, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. James  included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2001. Dinner and overnight on board in Sibenik.

DAY 7:  Tuesday – Cruising to island  VIS

After breakfast departure to Vis. Stop will be made for swimming and relaxing (weather dependable). Afternoon arrival to island Vis. Vis is untouched by the modern development and tourism for many years so one can experience the tradition and the way of life of the Mediterranean as it once was. Overnight on board in Vis.

DAY 8:  Wednesday – Cruising to island  HVAR and  KORCULA 

Breakfast on board and early departure to Hvar island – famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns.  Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Arrival to Korcula in the afternoon is followed by  guided walking tour of Korcula. Dinner and overnight on board in Korcula

DAY 9 Thursday – Cruising to island MLJET and Dubrovnik riviera

Breakfast on board and departure to Mljet island. 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, or take our optional trip to the Lakes. Lunch and swimming break are followed by early afternoon departure to Dubrovnik riviera After arrival in small town of Slano you are free to take optional guided tour to  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 opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Overnight on board in Slano.

DAY 10: Friday- Cruising to DUBROVNIK

After breakfast we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath The City Walls. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik port transfer  to the Old Town, 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. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own.  Overnight on board in Dubrovnik.

DAY 11 : Saturday – Dubrovnik DEPARTURE

Our cruise ends after breakfast and onward departure transfer to the Dubrovnik airport or hotel in Dubrovnik.

Croatia Land and Sea Tour includes:
  • 4 days coach tour plus 7 days cruise
  • Arrival and departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Manager  for land tour
  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation on half board basis
  • 7 nights accommodation on board deluxe ship
  • Daily buffet breakfast on board
  • 5 light lunches and2 dinners on board
  • Welcome cruise reception
  • Captain’s dinner on board
  • Complimentary ½ l water during meals on board
  • Complimentary coffee/tea all day long on board
  • Complimentary fresh fruit all day long on board
  • Cruise manager on board
  • WiFi included on board
Guided tours included:
  • Zagreb, Zadar, Ljubljana
  • Plitvice lakes
  • Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Dubrovnik
  • Korcula , Hvar, Stone masonry School Brac
HOTELS:
  • Accommodation in hotel  as per itinerary
CRUISE :
  • Luxury  ship capacity 18 double cabins

 

Guranateed departures 2019:

  • 22 May 2019
  • 05 June 2019
  • 28 August 2019

 

 

Enjoy the best of Croatia on our tour travelling by sea and land from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Visit: Zagreb, Bled Lake, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lake National Park, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Brac, Island  Vis, Island Korcula, Mljet , Elafiti Islands, Dubrovnik.

Croatia by sea and land tour duration: 11 days /10 nights (3 nights hotel, 7 nights luxury  cruise)

 

 

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