10 day Croatia with Adriatic Cruise from $3599 pp including flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $3599 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides  +$250ppupgrade to main deckOn a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik”, enjoy sights such as Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery and the Franciscan Monastery. Embark on your cruise and sail to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Explore this picturesque medieval town and visit the majestic Gothic Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore and perhaps dine at one of the delightful shoreline restaurants. 

In the morning enjoy an opportunity to swim in the cystal-clear waters along Korcula’s scenic coast before disembarking in Veka Luka to visit an olive oil factory and a local vineyard for cheese and wine tasting. Next cruise to the most westerly of the Dalamatian Islands, Vis Island. Enjoy the vistas of the island’s pristine landscape and rugged coastline before enjoying an evening at leisure.

Continue on to Hvar, one of the trendiest islands in the Adriatic and one of the longest stretching islands along the shores of Croatia. Visit the baroque style St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the 15th century Franciscan Monastery. In the evening sail to Stari Grad on the northern side of the island and enjoy a festive Captain’s Dinner with lively entertainment.  

Next sail to Bol, one of the best beaches in Croatia! This vast, golden pebble beach will have you filling up your camera roll. During lunch sail to the capital of Croatia, Split. A walking tour highlights the historic inner city including the Temple of Jupiter and the Peristyle (central court). Take the evening to exploring the bustling waterfront promenade on your last night. 

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 11 APR 2018 

Departs SYD 04 MAY ’18
Flying   
 Final Book By: 11 APRIL 2018  Deposit: $3599pp
Final Balance: immediate

 

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*This itinerary operates in reverse on 6 sailings

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these tours sells out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you. There are many more dates I can use, but Airfares and prices cannot be prepriced for many dates

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Escorted Package Includes
  • Flights Sydney-Dubrovnik, Split-Sydney or vice versa. Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights M/S Prestige, Lower Deck Cabin
      • Add +$250 pp for Main Deck (not available on 12JUL, 26JUL or 16AUG)
    • 1 night Dubrovnik
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager / cruise manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday – Depart for Croatia
Depart for Croatia

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival
4-May 02:15PM Swiss Intl Air Lines LTD 9500 Sydney, Australia Hong Kong, China 4-May 09:35PM
Operated By:Cathay Pacific
4-May 11:45PM Swiss Intl Air Lines LTD 139 Hong Kong, China Zurich, Switzerland 5-May 06:10AM
5-May 11:40AM Swiss Intl Air Lines LTD 8448 Zurich, Switzerland Split, Croatia 5-May 01:10PM
Operated By:Edelweiss Air

DAY 2, Saturday – Arrive in Split, Cruise Embarkation
Welcome to Croatia! Arrive at the airport in Split; transfer to the harbor for embarkation on the M/S Prestige. Embarkation will begin at 2:00 pm. Time to rest and relax before tonight’s Welcome Reception with your Cruise Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Cruise

DAY 3, Sunday – Split’s Palace of Diocletian, Bol’s Golden Horn, Stari Grad
Today’s walking tour in Split highlights the inner city and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Temple of Jupiter, the Peristyle (central court), and the impressive Cathedral. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on Island Brac, for a swim at the beautiful Golden Horn. Enjoy the unique 1,740-foot long golden pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia, that changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards, head to Hvar, one of the trendiest islands in the Adriatic, playground for the rich and famous and the longest island stretching along the shores of Croatia. This evening, the ship sails to Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe for overnight
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday – Tour Hvar, Discover Vis Island 
Today, arrive in Hvar; an orientation tour begins at the main square and continues to baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its distinctive tall, rectangular bell tower. On to the 15th century Franciscan Monastery and the first public theatre in Europe, older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the United Kingdom. The ship sails towards Vis Island, the most westerly of the Dalmatian islands with its pristine landscape and rugged coastline sheltering creeks and coves. Explore the town, founded by Dionysius of Syracuse in 397 BC under the name of Issa. The island served at one point as the naval headquarters of Tito’s army. Walk along the narrow streets and historic alleyways with its well-preserved architecture that dates back to the early days of the Venetians. Balance of the day is at leisure in Vis
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday – Vela Luka, Wine & Cheese Tasting
Set sail today for Korcula Island, believed to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After lunch on board, disembark in Vela Luka on Korcula Island, known for its wineries and fine olive oil. After a stop at an olive oil factory, visit the fascinating Barilo Ethno Museum, with its interesting exhibits about daily village life over the generations. View the kitchen, living room and other parts of the house filled with symbolic objects from the past. End the day with a visit to a local vineyard and enjoy local wine and cheese tastings. Return to the ship for free time
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Wednesday – Korcula Walking Tour 
Time for swimming this morning before you sail to the town of Korcula. Here, walk along the narrow cobbled streets of this picturesque medieval town to the majestic Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Mark with its main door framed by statues of Adam and Eve and figures of lions. Afterwards, time for relaxation and lunch on board. Tonight, opt to stroll through Korcula on your own, pausing to dine at one of the delightful shoreline restaurants
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Thursday – Mljet National Park 
The ship docks on the Island of Mljet with its stunning National Park. View the saltwater lakes of Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero, (Large Lake & Small Lake) connected by a short channel. In the middle of the Large lake, there is a small island with a former Benedictine monastery dating from the 12th century. Tonight, say goodbye to your newfound friends and the friendly crew at the festive Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday – Magnificent Dubrovnik
Morning arrival in the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik, crown jewel of Croatia. A walking tour acquaints you with this breathtaking city, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Rector’s Palace, now a museum, and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery that houses one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. Pass the Onofrio fountains in front of the church of St. Blaise and the ornate Sponza Palace, a mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles. Return to the ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to explore this magical city on your own
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday – Cruise Disembarkation, Leisure time in Dubrovnik 
Disembark your cruise and transfer to your hotel in Dubrovnik. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore this magical city on your own
Overnight: Dubrovnik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday – Depart Croatia
Transfer to the Dubrovnik airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival
13-May 04:25PM Lufthansa 1711 Dubrovnik, Croatia Munich, Germany 13-May 06:00PM
13-May 10:25PM Lufthansa 730 Munich, Germany Hong Kong, China 14-May 03:25PM
14-May 06:50PM Lufthansa 7001 Hong Kong, China Sydney, Australia 15-May 06:15AM
Operated By Cathay Pacific
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Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary.

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

 

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