Departing from: Dubrovnik
Style: Exclusive Cruise – Tour
CROATIAN ENCOUNTER: DUBROVNIK TO ZAGREB
DAY 1 CRUISE: DUBROVNIK
Your cruise commences with an arrival transfer to the MS Equator. This evening, enjoy a welcome meeting and dinner on board.
DAY 2 CRUISE: DUBROVNIK – SIPAN
Take a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s spectacular Old Town and this afternoon begin your cruise adventure to Sipan, famous for its wine and delightful laid-back ambiance.
DAY 3 CRUISE: SIPAN – MLJET – KORCULA
A short cruise away is the island of Mljet. Discover the unspoilt beauty of the National Park and its two unique salt water lakes and medieval monastery before cruising to Korcula. On arrival, join your fellow travellers on a walking tour of this enchanting town.
DAY 4 CRUISE: KOCULA – VIS
Cruise to beautiful Vis, which until the late 80’s was closed to tourism and served as a military zone for the Yugoslav army. The island’s authenticity is still evident as you explore Vis Town’s waterfront.
DAY 5 CRUISE: VIS – BISEVO – HVAR
A morning cruise to Bisevo Island’s Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. Only recently opened to the public, its silvery blue waters are a must-see. Your journey continues to Hvar Town, the historical centre of Hvar Island, for a guided walking tour.
DAY 6 CRUISE: HVAR
Begin your day with a cruise along this beautiful island to its ancient port of Stari Grad. Experience the true nature of the Adriatic as you stop for swims in secluded bays and coves before continuing your exploration of the island by coach. Take an excursion to Hvar’s small fishing villages to get a glimpse of traditional island life, see its vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating rosemary and lavender fields (seasonal). Enjoy a tasty peka lunch including wine tasting at a local konoba (traditional tavern) and return to Stari Grad with the evening free.
DAY 7 CRUISE: HVAR – BRAC – SPLIT
Explore one of the Adriatic’s loveliest islands, Brac, with a swim at the famous Golden Horn. Your cruise continues to Pucisca with time to discover this historic village before cruising to Split. With your guide walk the historic streets of the city centre built around the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace and then enjoy your final dinner on board with traditional Klapa entertainment.
DAY 8 CRUISE: SPLIT – TROGIR – SKRADIN – PLITVICE
Farewell your captain and crew as you continue your travels by coach north into Croatia’s heartland. Visit Trogir for a tour of its ancient artistic centre before a culinary stop at Bibich Winery where you will taste locally produced wines and regional delicacies. Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park and check in at the family run Hotel Ethno Houses Plitvica Selo (4 star) which is located near the Big Waterfall at the entrance of the National Park.
DAY 9 PLITVICE – ZAGREB
This morning join your guide for a walking tour through the park where 16 terraced lakes are connected by cascading waterfalls offering breathtaking scenery. Then journey to Croatia’s lively capital Zagreb, and uncover the history of the Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, Zagreb Cathedral and Government Palace on a guided walking tour. Check in to Hotel Dubrovnik (4 star) or similar and celebrate the conclusion of your tour at this evening’s farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 10 ZAGREB
Your cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your